The Fire in Our Hearts: In this episode, author, psychotherapist, and happiness coach Dani La Barrie talks about her book, “Stories of an Ex-Party Girl: How to Feel Happy and Good about Yourself Without Alcohol and Drugs,” on the eve of its publication. Recorded on the day the podcast was launched, Dani, discusses her trepidation with baring her soul publicly in her book. She talks about her practice and the events she hosts, which include group meditations and cacao ceremonies. The conversation touches on topics like the discomfort in the process of personal growth, letting go of our resistance to change, the importance of de-stigmatizing therapy, and what it’s like to be a young person in long-term recovery. Hear her conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode seven of The Path to Authenticity. Dani has over a decade of professional and personal experience with mental health and addiction and she is taking everything she has learned to the mainstream. Once having a problem with drugs herself, Dani is on a mission to connect with and serve as many women who are seeking happiness and huge transformation in their lives, breaking the chains and cycles of unwanted habits.

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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.