About Pathways

Pathways Productions is a full-service advertising, marketing,  event and publishing company serving the mind, body, spirit community since 1979. Through our quarterly and online publications, and our scheduled hosted events, we are committed to providing the public with free or affordable access to local resources that focus on holistic health and wellness practices, spirituality and personal growth, community activism and outreach, and stewardship to the environment. It is our intent to provide this access through information, ideas, events, goods and services. 

Since the start, we have been a small, family run business, founded by Lou DeSabla, Pathway’s long-time Publisher, who retired in Summer 2021 after almost 40 years at the helm. At present, we have a women-led team dedicated to helping all businesses—local, small, independent, women & minority-owned—succeed and thrive. Over the years, we have expanded our offerings to include live events, most notably the widely successful and always popular Natural Living Expo. 

The articles and resources offered by Pathways Magazine and its affiliated hosted events demonstrate a common belief on the part of local individuals, businesses and contributors that sharing ideas and expertise builds community and commerce in a spirit of unity, cooperation and understanding while maintaining a high level of integrity, responsibility and service. Our pages and our expos reflect a progressive approach to living that embraces these ideals  and wholeness; we are a conduit—a pathway—for the most loving and dynamic insights and information that enable all of us to live more consciously. 

In a time when print media are slowly dying off, we continue to enjoy a strong presence due to our commitment to deliver high quality service and content, to meet the needs of both niche and mainstream markets, and because of our fiercely loyal readers and larger Pathways community. We remain dedicated to providing the most practical and sustainable ways to support and promote all businesses, and to uphold our reputation as a premier information source for the DC Metropolitan and surrounding areas. 

Our goal at Pathways is to provide a platform for businesses to reach the public in a comprehensive and cost-effective way. Through advertising, packaged marketing, live events, and event planning support, we offer a way for businesses to market themselves through a variety of channels. Our expertise is creating and supporting a network of independent and local businesses through these available channels. Pathways is your one-stop resource to nurture growth and achieve success. 

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Pathways Productions is a full-service advertising, marketing and event company serving the mind, body, spirit community since 1979. We are committed to providing the public with free access to local resources with a focus on holistic practices, spirituality, community activism and outreach, and the environment. It is our intent to provide this access through information and ideas.  

Our goal at Pathways is to provide a platform for small businesses to reach the public in a comprehensive and affordable way. Through advertising, packaged marketing, live events, and event planning support we offer a way for small businesses to market themselves through a variety of channels. Our focus is on creating and supporting a network of independent and local businesses through a variety of channels. Pathways is your one-stop shop to achieve growth and success.