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).



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).



IV: The Outward Expression of the Soul - Mimie Langlois


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The Outward Expression of the Soul: 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.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Cold Slope – Wilco, Chinese Apple  – Loose Fur, Good Night – The Beatles, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



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.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Cold Slope – Wilco, Well Respected Man – The Kinks, Tired of Livin’ – Buck Owens. performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XX: Walking the Right Path - Eric Bricker


Walking the Right Path: Eric Bricker is a licensed mental health counselor, specializing in substance use disorders as well as grief and loss. In this episode of The Path to Authenticity, hear Eric talk about why grief is such an important issue as it relates to the opioid epidemic, as well as his past work with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.  To learn more about Eric, 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: Cold Slope – Wilco, Sweet Jane – The Velvet Underground, Life by the Drop – Stevie Ray Vaughn. performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XIX: The Blues Chose Me - Mike Milligan


The Blues Chose Me: Music is as fundamental as family for Mike Milligan. For most of his life, the two have been intertwined. His band, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel, has been at it for more than two decades, and is largely comprised of kin. In this episode of The Path to Authenticity, hear Mike talk about the how he defines success, the midwestern work ethic, and how the blues chose him. Listen closely and you can hear him in the background, noodling on his guitar. Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel are Shaun Milligan - bass, Robert “Tiny” Cook - drums and backing vocals, and Mike Milligan - lead vocals and guitar. To learn more about Mike, 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: Cold Slope – Wilco, Kokomo Blues – Mississippi Fred McDowell, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Meat &Three, Doin’ it Right – Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel, used with permission from the artist.



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 to 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)



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)


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.