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Your Authentic Self is wise, knows the highest path for your life and has never been wounded. Authentic Living with Andrea Mathews will help you raise your consciousness to the level of your own I AM by interviewing some of the great spiritual experts of today. You’ll learn how to see your true self in the midst of life’s twists and turns and be challenged to think outside the box when it comes to the mysteries of life.




2112 11th Ave. So., Suite 218 Birmingham, AL 35205 205-328-0780


Encore: What are we going to do about guilt?

Joan Borysenko is back this week for the third time to talk with us about guilt, for guilt can be a major block to our resilience factor. Her latest book, “It’s Not the End of the World: Developing Resilience in Times of Change” will be combined with one of her earlier books, “Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson” in an in-depth discussion of this devilish master craftsman of our lives. In the extreme, many of us live whole lifetimes driven by guilt and responsibility for other...

Duration: 00:54:28

The Soul of Aging

Thomas Moore comes back to the Authentic Living show today to talk to us about his latest book: Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy.

Duration: 00:56:41

Peace in the Time of Turmoil

The answer to finding peace in times of turmoil is not to turn off the TV and live in ignorance masking as bliss.

Duration: 00:57:30

Spiritual Advocacy

While many spiritual leaders are teaching that we should stay uninvolved in the real dilemmas of the world, there are others who are teaching that we are responsible as spiritual advocates for our part in bringing about the essential evolutions of the collective mind.

Duration: 00:55:43

Trusting the Process

When life events, difficult circumstances and relationships come our way, we tend to get all caught up in what is going to happen next, and what strategy we can use to make it turn out the way we want it to.

Duration: 00:57:21

Good vs. Evil vs. Wholeness

Since the beginning of time, it seems, we have thought that we had to fight the good fight. We had to fight for good over evil.

Duration: 00:56:29

Letting Go of Good Part IV

The book, “Letting Go of Good: Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self” is out! It came out yesterday.

Duration: 00:57:05

Letting Go of Good, Part III

We tend to think that “being good” is the same as being genuine. But what the book, “Letting Go of Good: Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self,” proves is that it is very possible to strive after goodness, while living a very false existence.

Duration: 00:56:57

Letting Go of Good Part II

It’s hard to imagine that there could be a problem with “being good.” But the problem is that it is a poor substitute for a true sense of worthiness.

Duration: 00:56:39

Letting Go of Good

Does guilt run too much of your life? Do you find that you are making many of your decisions based on whether or not you might feel guilty if you don’t…or if you do?

Duration: 00:57:49

Thriving in the Flames

We are currently living in some very difficult times. Times of darkness, times of betrayal, times of fear, times in which we cannot trust the people in power to do the compassionate and humane thing.

Duration: 00:57:22

Spirituality: A New Definition

The word spirituality is thrown around quite a bit, with all manner of people calling themselves spiritual. But if you ask them what this word means the definitions vary and are often vague.

Duration: 00:57:27

Encore: A Mistaken Christianity

There is a form of religion that has, over the past 10 years or so, taken over larger and larger portions of the American psyche. It is a religion made up more of fear of evil than love of and from the divine.

Duration: 00:57:11

How to be Happy

We welcome Lissa Coffey back to the show today to talk about her wonderful little children’s book entitled “The Four Pearls and the Four Squirrels.”

Duration: 00:55:46

Encore: Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Untying the Strong Woman

We welcome Dr. E back again to the Authentic Living show this week for the fourth time, this time to talk about her latest book, “Untie the Strong Woman.” For many years, Dr. E has been sending a message to the world that the feminine aspect of humanity is powerful, beautiful and essential. The depth of her understanding of the feminine aspect of human (both male and female ) consciousness has facilitated an increased global awareness of the essentiality of the conscious expression of this...

Duration: 00:54:53

Illusion or Reality?

There are many spiritual teachers who are teaching us that all of life in this world is actually an illusion—that the reality of life is that there is no suffering, no pain, no drama—just the gentle peace of nirvana—the life beyond the veil of matter. Is that true?

Duration: 00:57:34

When Morality is a Problem

Generally speaking, we think of morality as a good thing.

Duration: 00:57:20

Finding Love Beneath the HATE

We live in a social environment now in which hate is overt, active and visible.

Duration: 00:57:20

Doing ONLY Peace

We have lived for so long and so deeply entrenched in the good/evil paradigm that we truly believe that striving to be good, and fighting the so-called "good fight" against evil is the business of being a person.

Duration: 00:57:24

Encore: Whosoever will--Let him take

This year, we’ve heard a lot about the bullying of gays and lesbians in schools all over the country. What we don’t hear so much about is the bullying of members of the GLBT population in churches and in Christian communities all across the nation. In fact, both overt and covert bullying is most often done by people who want to exclude members of the GLBT population based on the erroneous notion that God hates them, or wishes them punished or excluded. Well, today, we are going to be...

Duration: 00:59:03

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