XVIII: A Son Facing East - Anthony Guilbert


A Son Facing East: Anthony Guilbert published his first book when he was 19 years old. His most recent book, Notes from the Drift, he published about a year ago. In episode 18 of The Path to Authenticity, you’ll hear the story of a writer whose life experience shows up on the page. Among his greatest influences is Kalhil Gibran. He’s read not only John Ciardi’s translation of the Divine Comedy, but six others. And, he began identifying as a Buddhist when he was 12. You can read all of this between the dense and beautiful lines of his work. Hear the host, Tom Gentry discuss all of this and more with writer, teacher, and mind/body advocate, Anthony Guilbert. Visit anthonyguilbert.net. or Amazon to purchase Notes from the Drift. 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: Windfall – Son Volt, Such a Night – The Drifters, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



XVII: I Pick You - Joan Marineau


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I Pick You: In episode 17 of The Path to Authenticity, Joan Marineau talks about the intersection between her professional and personal life; between being a therapist and being a mother. Her career took a sharp turn after an intervention led to treatment for her codependency. Her life took a sharp turn when she flew to China unite with her daughter. With host Tom Gentry, Joan talks about the early history of addiction treatment in South Florida, how her reckoning with codependency forever changed her approach as a therapist, and what she has learned since becoming an adoptive parent. 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: Do You Realize – The Flaming Lips, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



XVI: The Purpose of Psychotherapy - Dr. Donna Marks


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Dr. Donna Marks is the Author of Learn, Grow, Forgive: A Path to Spiritual Success. Donna is psychotherapist with a long list of credentials and has been a teacher of A Course in Miracles for as long as she has practiced, over three decades. In episode 16 of The Path to Authenticity, Donna talks to host Tom Gentry about how, even after many years of healing, some of us remain stuck in unhealthy patterns that keep us from being truly authentic. This is a story of a seasoned healer whose personal and professional lives coalesce to present a solution to this dilemma. To learn more about Donna, click here. Click here to find her book on Amazon. Visit her website at drdonnamarks.com.  For her YouTube channel, 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: Falling – The Civil Wars, True Love Will Find You in the End – Daniel Johnston, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



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)



IX: The Stranger & the Road - Spencer Reece


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: Rolling Sea – Vetiver, To a Band that I Loved – Jason Isbell, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).