Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 51: Why We Procrastinate & What To Do About It

Let’s face it. We all procrastinate. ALL of us. Which is why Tracey and I decided to tackle this topic on the podcast. Today’s question:  What is procrastinating really about? Because here’s the truth:  It’s usually not about being lazy. And in this conversation, Tracey and I discuss some of the underlying reasons why we procrastinate and put things off. …

On Saying No, Opting Out, & Disappointing Other People

“We’re all busy. We’ve all taken on too much. Saying yes to less is the way out.” ~Derek Sivers Here’s a fun fact:  We all have a finite amount of time and energy. Which means that being discerning about how we allocate that time and energy is essential. I was reminded this week what it feels like to let your …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 48: Trust, Nuance, & the Sex Industry

On this week’s episode, Tracey and I are welcoming back Stacey Hallal of Curious Comedy Theater to talk with us more about sex, relationships, and — more specifically — the sex industry. Today’s question:  Is the sex industry good or bad? Get ready. This conversation explores everything from strip clubs to pornography to sex shops and more. It’s another open, honest, …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 46: Flow, Play, & the Benefits of Creativity

On today’s episode, Tracey and I are keeping it relatively light, answering the following question:  Why is it important to have a creative outlet? In this conversation, Tracey and I both talk about our creative passions, explore the positive ripple effects we’ve seen in our lives as a result of these creative outlets, and discuss our experience of flow. We …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 45: Bad Sex, Female Pleasure, & Aziz Ansari

How do we define bad sex? Do men and women see this differently? On this week’s episode of Curious & Curiouser, Tracey and I are talking about bad sex, female pleasure, sex education, and — yes — the recent Aziz Ansari story currently making waves. We are discussing the ineffectiveness of sex education in this country, the importance of having …

It’s Okay to Feel Terrible Sometimes

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ~Jonathan Safran Foer “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” ~Chuck Palahniuk I recently watched Planet Earth II — the new-ish sequel to the original series from 2006 — and was reminded how beautiful and magical and harsh and violent and dynamic this …