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 …

Tell Yourself a Better Story

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” ~Virginia Woolf Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about identity. About how we box ourselves into identities by repeatedly telling ourselves stories that are, perhaps, more than a little outdated at this point in our lives. I know I do this. Tell myself the …

I’m Breaking Up with Facebook. Here’s Why.

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.” ~Neil Gaiman Welp, folks. It’s officially 2018. I’ve said it before and I’ll …