Podcast

Sexuality Interrupted: A Story

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 4 comments

There’s More to Sex Than the Orgasm Sexuality is a life-long journey encompassing a profound depth of our humanity. Over a lifetime, eroticism comes and goes. Even romantic friendship waxes and wanes. The ancient Greeks taught us an important stage on the sexual journey — that doesn’t look sexy at all. However, by ignoring it (as our culture has), we limit the full experience of the sexual journey. Have a listen, Doug 1. Subscribe to the podcast:  click HERE 2. Get an email notice for new episodes:        Podcast: Play...

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Evolution, Brain Chemistry, and the Stages of Love

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 5 comments

Chemical Love Is a Real Thing… But Not the Whole Thing It turns out, that the powerful and intoxicating brain chemicals that make us crazy-in-love, serve another purpose as well — they are actually bonding agents. They help two people make long-term attachments, one to another. From a brain-evolution perspective, it turns out that the story many women tell: “all men want is to get laid” isn’t the whole picture. Have a listen, Doug Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Margaret Mead and the Sexuality of the Greeks

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 4 comments

   Sexuality Is Progressive — Not Static If we’re paying attention, our sexuality carries us along on a journey. Eroticism is only the first stop (a really nice one, but only the first). Margaret Meade suggested that all women need three husbands. The first for great sex, the second for stability as we raise children, and the third for joyous companionship. The ancient Greeks made a similar suggestion. They taught us several stages through which our love journey grows, and suggested that if we pay attention to developmental...

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Push-Up Bras and Six-Pack Abs

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 4 comments

Sexuality is Deep.  Really Deep! As a culture, we tend to reduce our most primal drive to connect and to create — we tend to reduce it to push-up-bra eroticism, and then use it to sell cars. Not the best way to experience our deepest humanity. How are we not leading with this …when we teach our young people about their sexual energies? Have a listen, Doug 1. Subscribe to the podcast:  click HERE 2. Get an email notice for new episodes:      Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Rethinking Sex Ed. What We’re Doing Isn’t Working

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Podcast: Sex Education | 13 comments

  Welcome to this new podcast on Rethinking Sex Education. In this episode, we explore the five core institutions that make up a society. When there is a society-wide problem, this is who we call upon to solve it. With personal stories and a few statistics, we look at how all but one of our five social institutions have their hands tied behind their backs when it comes to sexually educating our young. The one that is unfettered and working hard, is the very one we don’t want on the job. We have a problem! Have a listen. And as always,...

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Reposting Sex Podcast

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A lot of new people have joined our community since we moved downtown  last year. Consequently, many haven’t seen the podcast on rethinking our approach to sex education. Over the next few months I’ll be reposting the...

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Overwhelmed by the Homemade Self

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Overwhelmed, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Overwhelmed by the Homemade Self

I think I’m a good guy. A few will disagree, but not many. All my life I’ve worked hard to apply the virtue curriculum. I’ve studied ethics and religion, and lived accordingly. Again, I think the general consensus . . . good guy. But growing up, nobody told me that working hard to get here — to be a good guy . . . is a recipe for toxic self-destruction. But I know now! Here’s how it happened to me. Pretty early on I assessed both this dangerous world we live in, and the personality tools I had to work with.  I decided that if I cobbled...

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Overwhelmed: An Earthworm Story

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Overwhelmed | 6 comments

Overwhelmed: An Earthworm Story

There’s a lake near my house circled by an asphalt footpath. I’ve walked around that lake more times than I can count. One day after a summer rain, the earthworms were out. They do that. When the asphalt gets wet, they come out to bask in puddles of wetness on a hard surface. I guess it’s a kind of earthworm spa-day. But the sun always comes back out. By then the earthworms have squirmed 2-3 feet away from the safety of soil. The wetness evaporates, the asphalt heats up, and before they can make it back to safety – they’re earthworm jerky....

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The Curse of the Overwhelm

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Overwhelmed | 2 comments

The Curse of the Overwhelm

Do a little bit of good where you are. Those little bits put together . . . overwhelm the world – Desmond Tutu. We Americans grow up with a pretty heavy emphasis on personal responsibility. “If it is to be, it is up to me!”  (Maybe you heard that growing up too.) Personal responsibility makes us a motivated people. We tend to be a get-up-and-get-it-done lot!  But we also tend to be an overwhelmed lot. The personal-responsibility off-switch can be hard to find. It is difficult to discern when… “if it is to be, it is NOT up to me?”...

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How Did She Do That?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How Did She Do That?

There was once a wise old woman traveling a long and dusty road. On her journey she crossed a clear, cool stream. As she knelt to quench her thirst, she saw a sparkling stone beneath the water. Reaching in, she pulled out a rare, precious, and beautiful gem. Refreshed, she continued her journey.   The following day she encountered a fellow-traveler. He was hungry so she opened her knapsack to share food with him. As she opened her bag, he saw the stone and with brazen audacity, asked her to give it to him. He assumed she didn’t know the...

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