XV: The Diamond Polisher - Terry Shapiro


Terry Shapiro is the Regional Vice-President of Professional Relations with Origins Behavioral Healthcare. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who is more well-known in his industry or more well-liked in general. He’s the guy who’s never met a stranger. In this episode, you’ll hear the story of a man who knows just as many players and scouts at a spring training or minor league baseball game as he does addiction professionals at a well-attended conference. Listen to Terry’s conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode 15 of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about Terry, 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: I’m a Man – Chicago Transit Authority, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



XIV: Burying the Lead - John Thomas


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This is the second of a two episodes featuring John Thomas, Executive Vice-President and Publisher of Psychology Today. We pick up where we left off, talking about some of my career highlights, including how, in my 30’s I had the opportunity to work for someone I saw in concert in my teens. We then move on to discuss the idea of self-actualization, and how it happens on a practical level. Staying true to the theme of the show, John discusses how personal authenticity is essential to one’s success with host, Tom Gentry, on episode 14 of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about John, 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: La La Blues – Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, Just a Little Lovin’ – Dusty Springfield, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)


XIII: This is My Language - Dr. Lalitaa Suglani


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Dr. Lalitaa Suglani is on a mission to teach us how to love ourselves. She’s a psychologist and executive coach based in the U.K. In this episode, we cover topics like neuropathways, negative self-talk, mantras, reiki, relationships, self-actualization, and of course, authenticity. Hear her conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode 13 of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about Lalitaa, 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: Things Behind the Sun – Nick Drake, It's Not You It's Me – The Little Willies, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)


XII: The Magical Moment of Redemption - John Thomas


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This is the first of a series of episodes featuring John Thomas, Executive Vice-President and Publisher of Psychology Today. John talks a little about his background and how he got his career off the ground with the help of a minor mishap. Then he reverses roles with the host. To learn more about John, click here. Hear his conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode 12 of The Path to Authenticity. 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: The Cover of “Rolling Stone” – Dr. Hook, Haitian Fight Song – Charles Mingus, (untitled) – Neutral Milk Hotel, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)


VIII: A Symptom of the Problem - Sarey Ruden


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Sarey Ruden transforms her negative experiences in the world of online dating into powerful works of art. In this episode, we explore the often-toxic nature of online interactions. We talk about the undercurrent of hostility that feeds this phenomenon. We touch on an array of topics including, manhood, emotional balance, institutional racism, and (this episode was recorded on the day of the school shooting in Denver) the need for gun control. Hear Sarey’s conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode eight of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about Sarey Ruden, 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: Hooray for that Little Difference – Johnny Horton, Neighbor Song – Lake Street Dive, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).


VII: The Fire in Our Hearts - Author Dani La Barrie


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In this episode, author, psychotherapist, and happiness coach Dani La Barrie talks about her book, “Stories of an Ex-Party Girl,” on the eve of its publication. Recorded on the day the podcast was launched, Dani, discusses her trepidation with baring her soul publicly in her book. She talks about her practice and the events she hosts, which include group meditations and cacao ceremonies. The conversation touches on topics like the discomfort in the process of personal growth, letting go of our resistance to change, the importance of de-stigmatizing therapy, and what it’s like to be a young person in long-term recovery. Hear her conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode seven of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about Dani, 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: Put Your Money on Me – Arcade Fire, Still a Fool – Muddy Waters, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)


IV: The Outward Expression of the Soul - Mimie Langlois


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From the moment she emerged from the womb, Mimie Langlois’s life has been a study in awareness. Her art epitomizes the close relationship between creativity and divinity. And, it hangs in public buildings around the globe. This episode tells the story of a woman whose charmed life took flight as she came to understand the true meaning of art. The conversation with this abstract expressionist painter unveils an enchanting life filled with love and peace, as well as surprises. Hear her conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode four of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about Mimie, and to see examples of her work, click here. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.


III: The Closest We Get to God - Jen Conway


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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.


II: Replacing the Radio Tower


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In this episode, the host, Tom Gentry, briefly introduces himself. He describes of some upcoming episodes and explains why the topic of this podcast is relevant to him. Episode two serves to orient the listener to the show. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.


I: The Wisdom of the Inner Child - Lucia Capacchione


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In this episode, upon release of the third edition of her book “The Power of Your other Hand,” Lucia Capacchione, Phd. talks about growing up in the creative atmosphere of Hollywood. She tells us how, more than once, her own inner child has brought her back from debilitating physical illness. She recounts the evolution of her career from artist, to school teacher, art therapist, psychologist, author, and consultant. Hear her conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode one of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about Lucia, click here. Click here for her Amazon page. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.