The Path to Authenticity - episodes XII & XIV

Psychology Today Publisher John Thomas


John Thomas is the Executive Vice-President and Publisher of Psychology Today, the flagship of Sussex Publishers. Founded in 1967, Psychology Today is America’s number one media source in its field. Psychology Today magazine has a readership of 3.85 million and there are over 50 million visits per month on Prior to joining Sussex, 10 years ago, Thomas worked for a variety of media titles including Rolling Stone, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Victoria, Esquire, and Elle. He created and launched the highly-acclaimed Men’s Perspective magazine in 1994 and went on to co-found Route 224 Media Group, an advertising and branding agency specializing in prestige retail and luxury lifestyle brands.

To hear episode XIV of The Path to Authenticity, coming July 15, click here.

The Meaning of Self-Actualization

Self-Actualization is defined as the achievement of one's full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world. It’s a key element in The Path to Authenticity and is often associated with the psychologist Abraham Maslow. If you’re interested in learning more about the topic of self-actualization, by clicking here, you’ll find a Psychology Today article written by Ann Olson, Psy.D.

Uhh Yeah Dude, Thanks for the Call

Not long after I began publishing to this site, I started developing a podcast.  I’ll say more about that soon, on the podcast page.  But, this post is about expressing gratitude.

I wouldn’t call myself an avid listener of podcasts. There aren’t that many I listen to. But, there are a few that I have listened to loyally for a number of years. One of them is an LA-based weekly show called Uhh Yeah Dude. It’s tagline is America through the eyes of two American-Americans. As its title and description imply, it’s a funny show. It’s also popular.


The guys who co-host the show, Jonathan Larroquette and Seth Romatelli, have produces nearly 700 episodes since 2006. They have great chemistry and their own brand of social commentary. Rather than trying to describe their show in more detail, I want to encourage you to listen.

The two operate a voicemail line where listeners can call in if they so choose. Last week, I ran into a technical question about my new show and decided to reach out to them. I had no expectation of getting a call from either of them. They must have tens of thousands of listeners or more. But, I figured it was worth a shot.

Last night, as I was dozing off, my phone rang and Seth’s name lit up the caller ID. We had a brief but enjoyable conversation. He answered my question as best he could. He was cool and supportive and I got all the personality you hear from Seth on the show.

It meant a lot to me that this guy would take the time to show his support. So, thank you Seth. You’re a solid dude.