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 …

Why Balance is Elusive But Alignment is Essential

“Something is always born of excess:  great art was born of  great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.” ~Anaïs Nin Ostensibly, I am in the business of balance. I mean, you hear acupuncturists talk about balance all the time, right? And yes! Balance is good. But talking about balance from a purely theoretical perspective can …

I Am Not a Robot (or, Why I’m So Transparent About My Life in My Business)

“We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart.” ~Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart:  Heart Advice for Difficult Times   I have written before about some of the advice I received when I first started my business. …

Let’s Stop Apologizing, Shall We?

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” ~Maya Angelou In a relatively recent conversation, I discovered that I was harboring some previously unacknowledged guilt for being an ambitious woman with dreams of world domination. Ok, ok. I don’t really want world domination.   But I do have big dreams and the …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 18: Breakups, Breakdowns, & the Fallacy of Bad Emotions

Let’s face it. We live in a culture that likes to label things, a culture that likes dichotomies, a culture that is uncomfortable with grey areas and uncertainty and things that don’t fit neatly into predetermined boxes. And this preference applies to our emotional experiences as well. Which is why we like to label emotions as either “good” or “bad”, …