ShowSoul of Life Show – Season 2

Episode 19

The Right Way to Have Sex

Is there a right way to have sex? Everybody thinks they’re doing it wrong or someone else is doing it better and shame can engulf sex. Signe Simon and Simone Humphrey, hosts of LoveLink, talk with me about really common reasons people have problems with sexual intimacy, and challenge the traditional norms around penetration and orgasm. What happens before sex? What happens during sex? We talk about discovering the difference between arousal and desire, open relationships, BDSM, kink, and marriage anxiety.

Episode 18

Dominique Dawes: Olympic Gold Gymnast’s Emotionally Whole Coaching

Dominique Dawes is a three-time former U.S. Olympic gymnast and was a 10-year member of the U.S. national gymnastics team and part of the gold-medal-winning "Magnificent Seven" team at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. She recently opened her first gymnastics training academy in Clarksburg, Maryland to prove that there is a way to care for children and put the healthy minds and bodies of kids first in contrast to what she calls a culture of abuse that still exists in competitive gymnastics in this country.

Episode 17

Resonance Theory of Consciousness

How do you know that you’re conscious? I mean, don’t you just kind of know? Dr. Jonathan Schooler may know more than anyone. A prof of Psychological and Brain Sciences at U.C.S.B., he developed the "resonance theory of consciousness, cited more than 32,000 times by other academics research about consciousness.

We discuss how this relates to mind wandering and mindfulness, a habit that can lead to more productive and joyful moments.

Episode 15

Trans-Authentic: IFS and Gender Identity

I speak with IFS lead trainer and psychiatrist Frank Anderson about the surge of children exploring gender transition.

We discuss a need for safe spaces for clinicians to explore fears and motivations with gender identity and how IFS' natural multiplicity differentiates protective parts of identity and authentic Self.

"It takes somebody a while to [become] authentic. I couldn’t explore my sexual orientation until my trauma was healed....Let’s not make any decisions until you’ve healed your trauma."

Episode 14

The Daring Doctor: Treating Food Allergies with OIT

1 in 13 kids have food allergies in the U.S. This scary condition that can lead to fatal anaphylaxis (the sudden constriction of airways) is debilitating to live with. Dr. Manav Segal is an allergist based in Philadelphia to which my family owes a debt of for curing our son’s debilitating allergy to dairy by offering a treatment for food allergies called Oral Immunotherapy or (OIT).

Episode 12

Film & TV Reviews with Sandie Angulo Chen of Common Sense Media

I speak again with Sandie Angulo Chen, a film critic at Common Sense Media, about some new shows that handle some radioactive cultural themes, like Moxie, and Promising Young Woman.

We veer into sci-fi escapism to talk about the new Marvel's WandaVision.

Sandie reviews Boy’s State, Raya and the Last Dragon, 2021 Oscar nominations, and Judas and the Black Messiah.

Episode 11

How Running Makes Us Human

Why do we run? When Vybarr Cregan-Reid set out to answer this question, he began a journey into the science and psychobiology of the human body which—he says—is born to run.

We talk about Cregan-Reid’s book, Footnotes: How Running Makes us Human, why natural running—running barefoot—is being embraced by running enthusiasts as the solution to injuries that plague modern runners.

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