243: Understanding Personalities For Better Relationships

Our personality is created by a multitude of complex factors to create a way in which we view the world and relate with others. One theory on the dimensions of our personality comes from the 19th-century spiritual philosopher George Gurdjieff. Today's guest, John Cottone, Ph.D., walks us through Gurdjieff's personality theory and shows us how we can apply it to ourselves and our relationships. Gurdjieff believed that personality types can be

2020-03-25T22:30:08-04:00 March 25th, 2020|

242: The Coronavirus And Your Relationship

The Coronavirus pandemic is on everyone's minds, and is likely adding stress to your life and relationships. Listen to today's show with Dr. Melanie Joy as we discuss how to navigate your personal and relational life specifically during these difficult times. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: How to help yourself and your partner feel secure during times of insecurity What to do if your partner does not

2020-03-18T10:29:39-04:00 March 18th, 2020|

241: Financial Planning and Your Relationship

Personal finances and insurance are not the most sexy topics when it comes to working on your relationship. However, these things can pull two people apart and even end relationships all together. Listen to today's show to learn how to get your financial and relational life in order with your partner. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Learn a recommended route to a more financially responsible partnership Where

2020-03-10T23:02:52-04:00 March 11th, 2020|

240: Coercive Control In Relationships

Coercive control is a seriously negative strategy introduced in some relationships. Listen to today's show to understand if you are in a coercive control relationship, and how to navigate this territory. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Coercive control as a strategy for your partner to dominate others through manipulation, isolation and other toxic behaviors How to stand up to a coercive controlling partner How to determine if

2020-03-05T17:50:45-04:00 March 5th, 2020|

234: Brain First Approach To Relationships

The brain — Sometimes we take it for granted, and don't realize its importance as an organ in shaping our relationships. The better we understand and take care of our brain, the better chance we'll have for relationship success. Listen to today's show to learn how to optimize your brain for a better relationship. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Understanding our brains drive our behavior How to

2020-01-22T22:27:36-04:00 January 22nd, 2020|

228: Psychedelics, Dance and Breathing: How Ecstatic Practices Can Improve Your Relationship

  When was the last time you experienced ecstasy? This feeling is fundamental to being human, and yet we don't get it nearly enough — if at all in our lives. You don't have to use psychedelic medicine, although they can be a viable choice, to have an ecstatic experience. Listen to today's show to learn other ways to produce ecstatic experiences, and how they can produce profound impacts on your

2019-12-12T12:59:14-04:00 December 12th, 2019|

226: Tapping Into Your Intuition

Have you ever had a 'gut feeling' about something? This feeling can also be know as our intuition or inner self. Listening to our intuition can help us make better decisions and improve our relationships. Listen to today's show to learn how to tap into your intuition. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: How the noise of modern life blocks out our intuition Learning from our mistakes and

2019-11-26T14:35:37-04:00 November 27th, 2019|

225: Being a Man, Or Loving One, In Today’s Society

Today's cultural narratives have significant impacts on how we view ourselves, our relationships and gender roles. Listen to today's show to understand how culture may be influencing the male narrative and what that can mean for men and women alike. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Male dominance throughout history and how that has changed and impacted relationships The impact that narratives around male sexuality have on both

2019-11-20T10:28:16-04:00 November 20th, 2019|

224: Exploring Your Sexuality

There are many ways to approach improving your relationship and sex life. One approach would be trying new things and seeing what works. Lucky for us, Pam Costa has done a lot of exploration herself and has beautifully shared her journey through her writing and interviews. We're happy to have Pam on the show to explore the work she does as a sex therapist and to share her personal journey. In

2019-11-12T23:23:04-04:00 November 13th, 2019|

204: Rethinking Female Sexuality

There's a certain cultural narrative we follow about our sexuality. Female sexuality, in particular, has been largely misunderstood. New research is showing a deeper truth about female sexuality that has the ability to set both men and women free. Listen to today's show to better understand female sexuality and how it can improve your relationship. In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Why it's untrue that women have a

2019-06-26T13:36:12-04:00 June 26th, 2019|