Psychotherapist Gina Moffa is passionate about the human condition. A writer and a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Manhattan, Gina specializes in working with people suffering from grief and trauma, as well as guiding people through significant life transitions. Click here to subscribe to her daily Pep Talks. Whatever way she can, she leads her clients toward a deeper sense of connection, to themselves and to others. Learn more about Gina in episode 114 of The Path to Authenticity.

If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

Home is Just Beyond the Hills

Where were you born?

New York City

Where is the place you call home?

New York City

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

a famous singer

What is your profession?

therapist

What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?

writing

What is your favorite quote?

“It is not…


photo by Sam Erickson

Twitter disgusts me. I try to stay away from it. But, I do have a profile for the podcast, where I promote the episodes and, occassionally, call out a particular U.S. Senator on his thinly-veiled feigned sincerity. But, I also use it to keep up with guests of the show.

Back in July, music journalist and guest of episode 26, Craig Havighurst, tweeted a link that caught my eye.

It was to a song from the then recently-released Jayhawks record, XOXO. The album cover drew me in, a painting of a young woman, bobbed auburn hair, sitting on the floor, skirted knees bent to her side with records scattered in front of her. Cindy Sherman came to mind.

Havighurst


For nearly a decade, Mike Iamele’s Sacred Branding® system has helped hundreds of celebrities, artists, entrepreneurs, influencers, and soul seekers to map their experiences and discover their subconscious motivations, unique brand, and life purpose. Hear Mike’s story in episode 113 of The Path to Authenticity.

If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

Vulnerably Zany

Where were you born?

Brockton, Massachusetts

Where is the place you call home?

Somerville, Massachusetts

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A writer

What is your profession?

Life purpose expert and brand strategist

What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?

Movie director

What is your favorite quote?

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” — Walt Disney

What is your preferred form of creative expression?

Writing

What is your favorite movie, song, and work of art?

Movie: Mistress America or Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Who do you admire most?

My grandmother, who has since passed

Over the course of your life, what is an issue with which you have repeatedly struggled?

Trying to be a “savior,” trying to please everyone

In childhood, who was your celebrity crush?

Neve Campbell…


Evan Streusand runs a handmade women’s shoe company called Fortress of Inca, which he started 10 years ago. He and his wife also started a robe company called Highway Robery. Learn more about Evan and his work in episode 109 of The Path to Authenticity.

If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

Hey Y’all

Where were you born?

Houston, Texas

Where is the place you call home?

Austin, Texas

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Either a baseball player, a basketball player, or something in movies or…


Jessica Baum is the founder of Be Self-full®, a company that provides tailored coaching services, helping women empower themselves. Be Self-full® is the sister company to The Relationship Institute of Palm Beach, where Jessica offers psychotherapy services to clients in Palm Beach, Florida. Hear Jessica in episode 24 of The Path to Authenticity.

If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

Look Below the Surface

Where were you born?

Englewood, New Jersey

Where is the place you call home?

West Palm Beach, Florida

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew…


The Italian, Toronto-based alt-pop artist Alessandro Montelli began his career performing at local open-mics and festivals in Bari, the town in the south of Italy, where he was born. He released of his first single Strane Parti di Me (meaning “strange parts of me” in English), in 2016.He showcased that song on local radio stations and television shows. He is a multi-instrumentalist who connects with his fans, making them feel like a part of his world, while performing with guitar and piano on stage. In the beginning of 2021, Alessandro released his new single, Life. …


VËR (veh-r), is short for “Vered,” the Hebrew word for rose. She is a singer-songwriter based in Montreal, Quebec. Hear her story in episode 97 of The Path to Authenticity.

If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

Holy Sh*t, Did That Really Just Happen?

Where were you born?

Montreal, Quebec

Where is the place you call home?

I consider both Montreal and Israel home.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

a professional singer

What is your profession?

I don’t really have one “profession,” so to speak. I guess you could say I’m a Jill of different trades — an independent artist and creative, which comes with wearing a bunch of different hats, from music-making, content creation, marketing, videography, photography, editing, public relations, etc. …


Elena Øhlander is an illustrator and painter, currently working in Jacksonville, Florida. She attained her BFA in Photography in 2014, exhibiting her work at national galleries and museums. Hear her in episode 94 of The Path to Authenticity. Click here to see examples of her work. Elena’s focus is in illustration that explores identity, gender issues, space, individuality, and pop culture with a Japanese context. Her main influences are Taiyo Matsumoto, Hayao Miyazaki, Yayoi Kusama, and Yoshitomo Nara.

If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

There’s Enough Noise Going on up There Already

Where were you born?

Duluth, Minnesota

Where is the place you call home?

Jacksonville, Florida

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I knew very early on that I wanted to be…


We now have three Supreme Court justices appointed by a president who was rightfully impeached and wrongfully acquitted.

Whichever way we lean, we should all be furious with what the Republicans in the Senate did last night.

In addition to demonstrating the magnitude of their hypocrisy, they showed their disdain for true representative democracy.

They did the opposite of what most Americans wanted them to do. Most Americans did not want them to cram through a nominee in the midst of this election. If we had, most of us didn’t want a nominee. with this one’s views on the ACA, marriage equality, or women’s rights. …


Bryn Marhefka is all about hope. She is a sex, love, and relationship coach living and working in Austin, Texas. Hear her story in episode 92 of The Path to Authenticity.

If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

Her Inner Knowing

Where were you born?

Harrisburg, PA (right outside of Hershey!)

Where is the place you call home?

Austin, Texas

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

a veternarian — I have deep love for animals that still rings true.

What is your profession?

sex, love, and relationship…

Tom Gentry

Writer. Father. Podcaster. Addiction Counselor. Recovery Coach. The Path to Authenticity — on Spotify & Apple Podcasts. @the.8th.son @thepathtoauthenticity

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