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152. Poet Spencer Reece

152. Poet Spencer Reece

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...

A Conversation with My Mom

A Conversation with My Mom

A Good & Holy Life Martha Agnes Gentry: August 23, 1930 - November 28, 2021 Episode 122 was originally released as a special Mother’s Day installment of The Path to Authenticity. It features a conversation with my then 90-year-old mother, Martha Gentry. I wanted an opportunity to ask her some of the...

151. Breathwork Facilitator & Coach Olivia Sage

151. Breathwork Facilitator & Coach Olivia Sage

Forced Healing This episode of features a conversation with Olivia Sage. This conversation took place in a live meeting on the Clubhouse app. Olivia is a coach, breath-work facilitator, yoga instructor, and meditation teacher. She sees life as a journey where we get to live up to our highest potential by...

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A Podcast 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.

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The Passing of Robert Bly

The Passing of Robert Bly

In 2006, I attended a men’s conference, representing a small facility for recovering men I helped create. At the time, the place was still relatively new. We had a booth, and I spent nearly the entire time manning it to promote our little program. Meanwhile, Robert...

The Passing of Robert Bly

In 2006, I attended a men’s conference, representing a small facility for recovering men I helped create. At the time, the place was still relatively new. We had a booth, and I spent nearly the entire time manning it to promote our little program. Meanwhile, Robert Bly was the keynote speaker. Because he was scheduled to do a book signing one afternoon, I bought a copy of “Iron John,” having no idea what impact it...

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An Autobiography in 2,200 Characters

Originally published as an Instagram post. See @offmutewithmel. I once heard someone say, “when it comes to love, if you don’t show it, it doesn’t count.” That expression resonated with me and the sentiment informs my approach to life. I grew up in a factory town with a lot of bars. When it came time for me to transition into manhood, I had no sense of purpose. I felt lost; stuck. I had no sense of meaning. As a child, I wanted to feel more connected to the men who were important to me. It was logical for that little boy to conclude drinking was the way to strengthen those bonds. My...

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An Autobiography in 2,200 Characters

An Autobiography in 2,200 Characters

Originally published as an Instagram post. See @offmutewithmel. I once heard someone say, “when it comes to love, if you don’t show it, it doesn’t count.” That expression resonated with me and the sentiment informs my approach to life. I grew up in a factory town with...

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