The Anatomy of Loneliness

Teal Swan is the author of the new book The Anatomy of Loneliness: How to Find Your Way Back to Connection. She has a huge and dedicated fan base; she rose to fame through her YouTube Ask Teal series. Teal Swan was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is a survivor of severe childhood abuse. Part of her journey involved, as she puts it “disappearing into loneliness by shamanic journeying in Central America, where she decided to look the devil in the face. Today she uses her extrasensory gifts as well as her own harrowing life experience to inspire millions of people towards authenticity, freedom and joy. Her worldwide success as a modern spiritual leader has earned her the nickname “The Spiritual Catalyst.” She is the bestselling author of three books; The Sculptor in the Sky, Shadows Before Dawn and The Completion Process.

Narcissistic Abuse

Meredith Miller is a coach, author and speaker who helps people to self-heal after relationships with psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists. Her mission is to bridge the gap between trauma and purpose. She teaches the mindsets, tools and actions to help others recover after narcissistic abuse. She is the author of The Journey: A Roadmap for Self-healing After Narcissistic Abuse, and Freedom from the Story: From Trauma to Passion & Purpose.

Childhood Adversity

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the author of the new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. She is a pioneering physician who is reshaping the conversation about childhood stress. In her book, she tells the story of what toxic stress is, how it affects children, the ways it leads to lifelong health problems (from obesity to heart disease to cancer)—and how to break the cycle.

Spiritual Nature of Animals

Dr. Karlene Stange is the author of the new book, The Spiritual Nature of Animals: a country vet explores the wisdom, compassion, and souls of animals. As a child, Karlene wanted to be an “animal doctor” before she knew the word “veterinarian.” Today she incorporates acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional therapy into her Rocky Mountain practice. She often speaks at conferences and lives in Durango, Colorado.

Healing From Trauma

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana is the author of the new book, Reclaiming Your Body: Healing From Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom. Her Healing from the Core curriculum combined with CranioSacral therapy and other bodywork modalities creates a complete, body-centered guide to awareness, healing, and joy. She teaches around the world and lives in Reston, Virginia.

Listening to Ayahuasca

Dr. Rachel Harris is the author of the new book, Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. She received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award, has published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals, and has worked as a psychological consultant to Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations. Her background includes careers as a research psychologist as well as a psychotherapist.

The Gift of Cancer

Brenda Michaels is the author of The Gift of Cancer: A Miraculous Journey to Health. For fourteen years, Brenda battled cancer. Then one day she surrendered to the experience and found the gift in her disease. Her book speaks to anyone on a journey of wellbeing, whether suffering from a life-threatening disease or merely desiring to live a better, more fulfilling life.

A Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions

Marie-Rose Phan-Lê is author of Talking Story: One Woman’s Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions. Marie-Rose’s fascinating adventure into the world of healing, shamanism, plant medicine, and divination explores the many indigenous cultures on the verge of losing their medicinal plants, healing traditions, and spiritual knowledge as a result of habitat destruction, cultural assimilation, and globalization.

Journey from Abandonment to Healing

Our guest this week on Pathways is Susan Anderson, author of the book, Journey from Abandonment to Healing. She is an expert on how to overcome abandonment and its aftermath of self sabotaging patterns.  She shares her methods of abandonment recovery with victims of trauma of abandonment, heartbreak, and loss around the world.  Her groundbreaking program is the product of over thirty years of research and clinical practice.

Aya: A Shamanic Journey

Rak Razam is the author of Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey. Rak is a frequent lecturer on the shamanic revival sweeping the West, and is the co-director for the Aya: Awakenings film. He has been hosting dynamic speaking engagements, panel facilitation and lectures across Australia and North America for the past five years, weaving together the New Age, counterculture and progressive thought, and he has been called one of the leading spokespersons for the new paradigm. A prolific media maker and networker, he hosts the popular podcast show, “In a Perfect World.”