The Path to Authenticity
108. Mindfullness Expert Gus Castellanos
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Razor-Wire Retreat – Episode 108 of The Path to Authenticity features Gus Castellanos from Inner Inmate Mindfulness. Gus is a retired Neurologist and Sleep Specialist, and now a UMass certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher. He talks about how, years before finding recovery from his addiction, a colleague suggested he look into mindfulness practice. That suggestion changed the course of his life and led to what he calls his “razor-wire retreat.” He has quite a story. Enjoy.    -tg

To learn more about Gus, check out 20 Questions for Gus Castellanos. If you like this episode, you might also enjoy episode 18, with poet Anthony Guilbert.

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The Path to Authenticity is a podcast for people looking for more from life. It focuses on emotional wellness and starts from the premise that our true power comes from our individuality. 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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