The Antidote

Our guest this week on Pathways is Oliver Burkeman, author of the new book The Antidote: Happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking. Oliver is a feature writer for the Guardian. He writes a popular weekly column on psychology called “This Column Will Change Your Life.”

The Path to Awakening

Our guest this week on Pathways is Shamar Rinpoche, author of the new book, The Path to Awakening: How Buddhism’s Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness. He is the 14th Shamarpa. Born in 1952 in Tibet, Shamar Rinpoche was recognized by the 16th Karmapa in 1957, and by the 14th Dalai Lama. In 1996, he started to organize Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers, a network of centers covering many continents, which practice a non-sectarian approach to meditation. In addition, over the years, Shamar Rinpoche has founded several non-profit organizations worldwide and engaged in charitable activities such as schooling underprivileged children and promoting animal rights.

Tipping Sacred Cows

Betsy Chasse is author of the book, Tipping Sacred Cows: The Uplifting Story of Spilt Milk and Finding Your Own Spiritual Path in a Hectic World. Betsy is an internationally known author, filmmaker, and speaker. She is the co-creator of the film, “What The Bleep Do We Know?!” and the author of Metanoia – A Transformative Change of Heart, and the companion book to What the Bleep…, Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality. She also blogs for Huffington Post, Intent.com, and other sites.

Find Your Happy

Shannon Kaiser is author of the new book, Find Your Happy: An inspirational guide to loving life to its fullest. Shannon Kaiser has been labeled a true sparkling star by Healing Lifestyles & Spas. She left her successful career in advertising to follow her heart and be a motivational speaker, life coach, travel writer and author. She is paving the way for seekers to find authentic peace and happiness. She is a four-time contributing author to the best-selling book series Chicken Soup for The Soul. Shannon’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Inside Edition, KATU AM Northwest, MindBodyGreen, Tiny Buddha, Elephant Journal and The Daily Love.

Soar Beyond Your Fears and Love Yourself and Others Unconditionally

Isha, the world-renowned spiritual teacher discusses her book, Why Walk When You Can Fly: Soar Beyond Your Fears and Love Yourself and Others Unconditionally. In this inspiring and uplifting book, Isha uses parables, moving stories, and humor to impart essential truths and powerful tools, which she calls “facets”, in order to help people soar past their fears and find happiness, fulfillment, and peace.

Expect a Miracle

Kathy Freston shares her book, Expect a Miracle: 7 Spiritual Steps to Finding the Right Relationship. She is a self-help author and wellness counselor; she specializes in a body/mind/spirit approach for bringing about health and happiness. Freston has worked with people healing from cancer, addiction, and depression as well as those who simply want to live consciously and healthfully.