"Tantra teaches us that we can create anything we want. We are the masters of manifestation. We are the god and the goddess. We create our own reality in every moment."Justin Gottlieb Many of us have been taught that you have to go to a place of worship to speak to God, but my guest today suggests that you can speak to God in the bedroom, or anywhere for that matter. When you think about it, sacred sexual energy is the energy from which we, as humanity, were conceived. When…

"Enneagram is about one's motivations; it's not necessarily about one’s behavior."Leah Elias It’s hard for a recovering perfectionist to appreciate the world as it is without continually idealizing the way it should be–all things being, well, perfect! But the world is not a perfect place, especially not today. So how can we find the mental switches to flip in order to live our best lives and serve a higher purpose, given those challenges? My guest today, Leah Elias, is someone who personally experienced dramatic difficulties communicating and relating to loved…

"Consent is not the standard of excellence. It's the bare minimum requirement. The standard of excellence is mutually amazing consensual sexual intimacy."Mike Domitrz Respect! Consent! These two words are very important but they don't get enough attention in the media or on stages. My guest's mission in life is to end sexual violence. So, he’s been spreading awareness for decades on how we individually can proactively take action regarding this important issue. Mike Domitrz is an internationally renowned speaker and critically acclaimed author. He is one of the world's leading…

"One of the most important things that parents do when they raise their babies is they're creating their grandchildren's parents."Janet Doman The human brain is a structure so amazing that a famous scientist once called it, “the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe.” My guest today, Janet Doman, has been a pioneer in unlocking what is possible for babies and children with the work she has done as Director of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential since 1980. I’m grateful to be sitting down…

"Every marriage has an emotional bank account. Pile up the positivity so that there's still enough in the bank to keep things going when conflict comes."Drs. John and Julie Gottman A relationship is like a bank account—you are either making deposits or withdrawals every day depending on your behavior toward one another. My guests today are Dr. John Gottman and his partner in work and life, Dr. Julie Gottman. They are co-founders of the Gottman Institute, where they have been committed to an ongoing program of research and interventions to…

"Relationships are meant to be romantic, but sometimes conflict happens. What The Argument Hangover aims to resolve is couples removing themselves from the equation whenever a problem arises."Jocelyn & Aaron Freeman The aftermath of a couple’s argument, the argument hangover, can linger in the air and eventually become the undoing of a relationship. My guests on today’s episode, Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman wrote the book (literally) on The Argument Hangover, and I’m very happy to have them here to share their wise relationship advice. The Freemans are known as the…

Relationships are like a dance – it’s always fascinating to take a look at the posturing that we all do, the dancing around subjects, and the way we engage in patterns that can be both enriching and destructive.  My guest in this episode, Dr. Harriet Lerner is one of our most respected voices in communication, particularly the “how-tos” of navigating the swamps and quicksands of difficult relationships. She is the author of 12 books, including The New York Times bestsellers, The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Fear. It…

I’ve titled this episode, “The Narcissists are Among You” for a reason. If it sounds scary, like the zombies or the vampires are coming—well, it’s kind of scary. The kind of vampires we’re talking about are emotional vampires. It seems the term narcissism is so much in the lexicon these days, not because narcissism is something new, but because of the increased awareness and knowledge sharing. And it’s sad to say, but narcissism is rampant throughout our society. "If you don't understand narcissism, you don't know mental health." Ramani Durvasula…

A decade ago, I was a train wreck. I was recently divorced. I was socially awkward. I didn’t know how to talk to women. In fact, I was terrified to do so. I looked like a computer nerd who never saw the sun. Yeah, I was downright unattractive. Thankfully, I went through a metamorphosis. And the two men who started me on that path of reinvention were Tony Robbins and Neil Strauss. How I got from there to where I am now was no small feat. Initially it was about…

Is it possible that the conventional wisdom about networking is wrong? There's a lot of advice out there on the best ways to network, but how much of it really was based on scientific research? According to my guest for this episode number 203, David Burkus, investing time and energy into networking events and flashy business cards likely won't bring you the results you're looking for. Instead, he argues that the most valuable relationships are the ones you already have with the people you already know. "Be deliberate about who…

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