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226. Author & Choreographer Amy Jordan

226. Author & Choreographer Amy Jordan

Please follow The Path to Authenticity on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.  That Word, Attention Episode 226 of The Path to Authenticity features a conversation with author and choreographer Amy Jordan. Enjoy.  -tg Visit tomgentry.net to learn more about Tom and his work. Subscribe to Tom’s...

93. Julie Smith on Media Literacy

93. Julie Smith on Media Literacy

Please follow The Path to Authenticity on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.  We’re the Product  (Originally published on November 3, 2020) Episode 93, the election day episode of The Path to Authenticity features a conversation with media literacy expert Julie Smith. Julie is the author of Master...

223. Help Getting Help

223. Help Getting Help

Please follow The Path to Authenticity on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.  Help Getting Help: An Alternative to Intervention Episode 223 of The Path to Authenticity is a departure from the norm. In it I speak to a former client who I helped with his son. Together, over the course of about two...

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A long-form interview podcast for people looking for more from life. It starts from the premise that our true power comes from our individuality.

Just a Thought with Tom Gentry

Brief passages from the writing of host Tom Gentry. For more, visit tgentry.substack.com to subscribe to his newsletter, The Manifest

Men Who Talk - Tom Gentry & Ed Tilton

Recorded live on Clubhouse, Men Who Talk features conversations on men and intimacy. It’s co-hosted by Tom Gentry, and Ed Tilton. 

20 Questions for Tom Gentry

Host Tom Gentry speaks to people from around the world and from various walks of life. He poses the same set of questions to each guest. It’s his take on the Proust Questionnaire. 

How it Happened

A podcast for people in recovery or finding recovery from addiction or related issues. In each episode, you’ll hear someone’s story of how they found new life in recovery.

The Podcast with Tom Gentry

The Sound of Tom’s Substack Community: a place for interviews, monologues, conversations with friends, readings from The Manifest, and much more.

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Getting Real About Manhood – Part 1 Transcript

Getting Real About Manhood – Part 1 Transcript

The Following is a transcript for episode 68 of The Path to Authenticity. It was the first in a series of four conversations between host Tom Gentry and Ed Tilton called Getting Real About Manhood. Tom Gentry: I want to read something that speaks to why...

Getting Real About Manhood – Part 1 Transcript

The Following is a transcript for episode 68 of The Path to Authenticity. It was the first in a series of four conversations between host Tom Gentry and Ed Tilton called Getting Real About Manhood. Tom Gentry: I want to read something that speaks to why we want to do this podcast and the purpose of us doing this series and initiating this conversation. All right. Okay. It's the first paragraph of the...

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All the Talk About Masculinity

We're Sidestepping Emotions It’s not about masculinity. It’s about emotions. For some time now, that’s what I’ve been trying to say. I’m reading a book by Marc Brackett, Ph.D., the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. I picked it up after hearing him discuss his work, and his life experience, on a podcast episode with Brené Brown (see below). In Permission to Feel, and in the podcast episode, one thing he talks about is how, just as people tend to avoid emotions as much as possible, the scientific community has largely avoided the study of emotions. That...

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All the Talk About Masculinity

All the Talk About Masculinity

We're Sidestepping Emotions It’s not about masculinity. It’s about emotions. For some time now, that’s what I’ve been trying to say. I’m reading a book by Marc Brackett, Ph.D., the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. I picked it up...

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."

-Bob Dylan

“We can only choose whether we will feel and not what we will feel.”

-Sam Keen

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.”

-Viktor Frankl

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

-Mark Twain

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”

-George Eliot

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

-Kurt Vonnegut

“Man is what he believes.”

-Anton Chekhov

“Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.”

-Carl Jung

“Remember that where your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

-Paulo Coelho

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power.”

-Washington Irving

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

-William S. Burroughs

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

-Albert Einstein

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”

-Carl Jung

“It is a human defect to try to know one’s self by the self of another.”

-Robert Penn Warren

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”

-Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Deep down, below the surface of the average man’s conscience, he hears a voice whispering, “there is something not right,” no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or moral code.”

-Carl Jung

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.”

-Joan Didion

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”

-Carl Jung

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”

-Mark Twain

“There is no teacher more discriminating or transforming as loss.”

-Pat Conroy

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

-Carl Jung

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

-e.e. cummings

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Podcasts for People Who Want More from Life

The Path to Authenticity starts from the assertion that we wrest our true power from our individuality.

Real conversations with real people.

We talk to various types of writers and artists as well as therapists, coaches, teachers, entrepreneurs, and professionals of all kinds. Our guests possess one common trait.

They’re people who know who they are.

We talk about what makes them who they are, how they became who they are, and how we might become truer expressions of who we are.

100th Episode Artwork by Heather Sundquist Hall - The Path to Authenticity
This artwork was created by Heather Sundquist Hall
to commemorate the 100th episode of The Path to Authenticity.

We’ve created a society where people would rather experience practically anything besides the way it feels to be who they are. 

 

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