Pathways Radio by Paul O'Brien
Summary: Pathways provides 1/2 hour audio interviews of select leaders in transformation and self-discovery by Paul O'Brien -- charismatic radio host, spiritual teacher, author of the book Divination, and founder of Tarot.com.
Our guest on Pathways this week is Douglas E. Noll, Esq, author of the new book, Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflict. Doug is a full time internationally recognized mediator and peacemaker, specializing in difficult, complex, and intractable conflicts. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, on the American Arbitration Association panel of mediators and arbitrators, and is certified under international standards established by the International Mediation Institute.
This week's Pathways radio show guest is ANA FORREST, author of the new book, Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit. She is an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. In her search to become a better healer and teacher, she studied Native American medicine and ceremony, Homeopathy, Hands-On Healing, Martial Arts, Psychotherapy, and Regression Therapy. Ana is a well-known contributing expert to Yoga Journal and other national wellness publications. She has journeyed to India, Nepal, Costa Rica, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and throughout Europe and the United States and currently teaches internationally at yoga conferences, workshops, and teacher trainings. Ana is on the board of Advisors for the Foundation for Athletic Research & Education (F.A.R.E. Play)and is an instructor for continuing education at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. She lives on Orcas Island, Washington.
Jan Dworkin, PhD is a certified Process Worker living in Portland Oregon. One of Arny Mindell’s original students, Jan is a pioneer and co-creator of Process Work theory and practice. She has been developing, researching and refining process work for over twenty years. She serves as Dean of Students for the Process Work Institute’s degree programs and is a senior faculty member of the Diploma program in Process Work as well as the Masters in Conflict Facilitation. She has co-founded and co-authored various Process Work training programs both in the U.S.A. and abroad. She is a co-founder of the Process Work Institute in Portland and the Global Process Institute.
Our guest on Pathways today is Phillip Moffitt, author of the new book, Emotional Chaos to Clarity: How to live more skillfully, make better decisions, and find purpose in life. Former Esquire magazine CEO and editor in chief, Phillip left his successful publishing career at the age of forty to embark on a path that led him to become a Buddhist meditation teacher and found the Life Balance Institute, where he trains executives and individuals in skillful living. He is co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Medititation Center in Northern Califronia and the author of Dancing with Life: Buddhist insights for finding meaning and joy in everyday life. This is Phillip's second time as a guest on Pathways.
Our guest on Pathways today is David Rynick, author of the new book, This Truth Never Fails, A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons. David is a Zen teacher authorized in two lineages, a Korean Linji lineage and Japanese Soto one. He’s a founding teacher of Boundless Way Zen, a rapidly expanding national network of Zen groups. Since 1991 Rynick has worked as a life and leadership coach as part of the International Coaching Federation and through the Coaches Training Institute. He provides faith-based coaching to individuals and peer coaching for clergy from diverse faiths. He has created and led numerous professional workshops and classes on leadership, systems thinking, coaching, meditation, diversity, and creativity, and has served as a faculty member at Cambridge College and the president of his Universalist Unitarian church. A former professional potter and improvisational dancer, he is also an avid landscape gardener as well as licensed as a Certified Maine Kayak Guide. Rynick holds a B.A. and an M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He is the resident teacher of the Boundless Way Zen Temple in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife, also a Zen teacher.
Our guest on Pathways today is Marney Makridakis, author of the new book, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life. She founded the Artella print magazine and the online community for creators of all kinds. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she created the ARTbundance approach of self-discovery through art. She lives in Dallas, Texas.
Our guest on Pathways today is historian and author, Thai Jones. Thai is familiar with protest and its consequences. Born while his parents were fugitives from justice, he went by a series of aliases until the age of four. His first book, A Radical Line:From the Labor Movement to the Weather Underground, One Family's Century of Conscience, was a personal exploration of the history behind the experience. His new book is More Powerful Than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives, and New York's Year of Anarchy, and it stems from his PhD work at Columbia University. Formerly a reporter for Newsday, he has written for a variety of national publications, ranging from the New York Times to Monthly Review. A graduate of Vassar College and the Columbia Journalism School, he lives in New York City.
Our guest on Pathways is Kayt Sukel, author of the new book Dirty Minds: How our brains influence love, sex, and relationships. She has written for The Atlantic, USA Today, The Washington Post, and others. She earned a BS in cognitive psychology and an MS in engineering psychology. She is a partner in the renowned family travel website Travel Savvy Mom and is also a frequent contributor to the Dana Foundation's many science publications. Kayt has recently returned to the United States after living abroad for six years. She lives in Houston, Texas.
Our guest on Pathways today is Michelle Wirta, a teacher, writer, and speaker with a background in clinical psychology, coaching, holistic health, and movement therapy. She's the owner of Spiral Life Consulting, a business offering positive life design coaching, and is a specialist in teaching processes that release subconscious self-sabotage. She is currently planning a community festival premiering in Portland in 2012, (which offers play-based learning for adults, brain science, and local community based businesses) called Brain Circus. Michelle is also collaborating with her group Divine Deviants, to write From Soul Bondage to Brave Hearted Living: Why 11 women whole heartedly believe in you and how your story can change the world.
Our guest on Pathways today is Jonah Lehrer, author of the new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. He is also a contributing editor at Wired and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He writes the "Head Case" column for the Wall Street Journal and regularly appears on WNYC's Radiolab. The author of two previous books, Proust Was a Neuroscientist and How We Decide, he graduated from Columbia University and attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.
Our guest on Pathways today is Helena Norberg-Hodge, analyst, author, speaker, filmmaker, and producer of a new award-winning documentary entitled The Economics of Happiness. Helena is the founder and director of International Society for Ecology and Culture. She is a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, and has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. Trained in linguistics, she has given public lectures in seven languages, and has appeared on broadcast, print, and online media worldwide, including MSNBC, The London Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian. Her ground-breaking work in Ladakh, or ‘Little Tibet’, earned her the Right Livelihood Award, or ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and her book, Ancient Futures, along with a film of the same title, has been translated into more than 40 languages.
Our guest on Pathways today is Scott Teitsworth, author of the new book, Krishna in the Sky with Diamonds: The Bhagavad Gita as Psychadelic Guide. Scott is a lifelong student of Indian philosophy and modern science under the tutelage of Nitya Chaitanya Yati, himself a disciple of Nataraja Guru, in the lineage of Narayana Guru. An editor of books written by these gurus, he and his wife host the Portland branch of the Narayana Gurukula, where they have taught classes on the Bhagavad Gita and Indian philosophy since the 1970s.
Our guest today on Pathways is storyteller Will Hornyak. From Irish folktales and American tall tales to Native American legends, Russian fairytales and beyond, Will weaves a wide web of well-crafted stories into energetic and highly engaging performances. A former newspaper reporter in Latin America, he combines an understanding of world cultures with a love for the rhythm and music of language. A strong advocate for storytelling as a tool for personal and social empowerment, Will has performed and offered workshops for the Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Dept., the Oregon State Penitentiary (Salem), the American Cancer Society, the Oregon Early Childhood Education Council and numerous businesses, schools and colleges. He teaches classes in storytelling at Marylhurst University and Lewis and Clark College and performs throughout the Northwest and beyond. He was awarded the Brimstone Grant from the National Storytelling Association for his environmental education program: Living Streams: Stories for Healthy Watersheds.
Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change—or at least it's supposed to. But when today's guest set out in 2009 to look for expressions of American discontent, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession's victims and that society's traditional winners receive even grander prizes. Today we will examine the peculiar mechanism by which the dire circumstances of the economy have delivered wildly unexpected political results. Our guest on Pathways today is Thomas Frank, the author of Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right, The Wrecking Crew, What's the Matter with Kansas?, and One Market Under God. A former opinion columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and a monthly columnist for Harper's. He lives outside Washington, D.C.