XXVII: From Acute to Chronic - Dr. Michael Weiner



From Acute to Chronic: Episode 27 of The Path to Authenticity is the first of two featuring Michael Weiner, Ph.D. Dr. Weiner has been teaching about and treating addiction for decades. In this conversation with host, Tom Gentry, he talks about the need for us to reframe our thinking as it relates to addiction treatment and recovery. We talk about what’s working and what’s not and how some subtle changes might yield significant results. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content - Arcade Fire, Ninety-Nine and One-Half (Won’t Do) – Wilson Pickett, Little Red Rooster – Sam Cooke, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).


IX: The Stranger & the Road - Spencer Reese


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The Stranger & the Road - The day before Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to a quarter-million onlookers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the poet Spencer Reece was born. Spencer is the author of “The Clerk’s Tale” and “The Road to Emmaus.” The documentary “Voices Beyond the Wall” chronicles his experience teaching young girls to write poetry at their orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras – the murder capital of the world. His story tells not only what persistence can yield. His is a clear example that life is anything but over when one breaks free from the shackles of alcoholism. In fact, it’s met with unlimited and, sometimes, dreamlike possibilities. Hear Spencer’s story in this episode of The Path to Authenticity with host, Tom Gentry. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, Rolling Sea – Vetiver, Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers, To a Band that I Loved – Jason Isbell, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XXVI: Old Enough to See Hank - Craig Havighurst


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 Old Enough to See Hank: If you move to Nashville to become something other than a musician, it’s to become Craig Havighurst. He’s a writer, a multi-media producer, the show journalist for Music City Roots, and the music news producer of WMOT Roots Radio 89.5, an NPR affiliate dedicated to Americana and the Nashville music scene. He’s the host of The String and the author of Air Castle of the South, WSM and the Making of Music City. In episode 26 of The Path to Authenticity, Craig talks about the origins of his love for music and recounts the progression of his career in music journalism. You’ll also hear his take on the new Ken Burns documentary on the history of country music as well as his next book.  To learn more about the Craig, click here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content - Arcade Fire, I Won’t Be Home No More – Hank Williams, Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers, Freight Train – Elizabeth Cotten, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XXV: The Soul Assignment or Sealed Orders - Lauren Artress


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The Soul Assignment or Sealed Orders: Lauren Artress is the Author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice.  The burnout she experienced from her work at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, in the mid 1980’s, led her toward the path to becoming the foremost expert on the labyrinth in the Western world. She created Veriditas, a non-profit devoted to organizing pilgrimages to sacred sites and carrying the labyrinth message around the world. She sees the walking meditation the labyrinth offers as a tool to truly integrate mind, body, and spirit. Hear Lauren’s conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode 25 of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about the labyrinth, click here. Find the worldwide labyrinth locater here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, Take ‘Em Away –  Old Crow Medicine Show, Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Roy Acuff, rights obtained from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



III: The Closest We Get to God - Jen Conway


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The Closest We Get to God: As an aspiring English teacher, Jen Conway’s love for reading led her to a book on unassisted childbirth. What began as curiosity evolved into passion. Now, in addition to being a mother of four, she is an accomplished doula and birth documentarian. This award-winning photographer captures images every bit as powerful as the moments they represent. In this episode she talks about her career path and offers insight as someone who has immersed herself in pregnancy and childbirth. Click here to learn more about Jen. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, If it Don't Come Easy –  Patti Griffin, Something to Love – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, rights obtained from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



XXIV: The Relationship with Self - Jessica Baum


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The Relationship with Self: In episode 24 of The Path to Authenticity, Jessica Baum talks about how her childhood and her experience with depression led her to a career as a licensed mental health counselor. In addition to maintaining a private practice, the Relationship Institute of Palm Beach, Jessica has created online courses to help people grieve difficult relationships and she’s writing a book. You can catch her on Instagram live at least once a week. Follow her at @jessicabaumlmhc. To learn more about her courses, click here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Music: Cold Slope – Wilco, 15 Step  –Radiohead, Jessica – The Allman Brothers Band, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).