LUVS - About Love, Family, Friendship and Life-long Relationships
By Diana Firican
There is no happiness where a relationships is struggling.
If you're not feeling seen, understood, validated or loved, by your partner, family member, friend or colleague, this is a podcast is for you.
You'll listen to extraordinary stories from ordinary people, who have transformed their relationships in inspiring ways:
- A father-step son relationship saved after 20 years through forgiveness - An addictive son saved by his mother's unconditional support and strength - A shy man from a conservative family realizing how to express his sexual needs to his partners
Sexuality is such an important aspect of our quality of life and it strongly influences the happiness of our intimate relationships.
That being said, no matter where you are in your life right now, whether you are in a relationship or not, what you will listen to now will improve your sexual life, as well as your current and/or future relationships.
Our guest Dr. Lori Brotto is Executive Director at the Women’s Health Research Institute, Director of UBC Sexual Health Research, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of British Columbia, as well as Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health.
Dr. Lori Brotto’s research addresses, among others, the topic of low sexual desire and what to do about it. Her findings have improved the sexual lives of women all around the world.
Too many of us are embarrassed to talk about sexual desire. We believe:
- That low sexual desire is rare
- That it’s something we can’t change
- That it means we won’t be able to have a satisfying sex life with our partners, and
- That something is wrong with us.
But the good news is, that these are all just myths!
Dr. Brotto brings us practical, science based and really empowering information and tools, to help us women cultivate our sexual potential. This has been life-changing for thousands of women all over the world.
Here are the best resources for cultivating your sexual desire:
- Go to www.DebunkingDesire.com: FREE information and practical tools to improve your sexual desire (#DebunkingDesire)
- Find Dr. Brotto's book Better Sex through Mindfulness on Amazon.com
- Watch Episode 34 of the Approachable Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqX9MV40FOw&t=2957s
- Follow Dr. Brotto on Instagram: @lbrotto
Enjoy this amazingly insightful episode!
This story is about how active listening and understanding that even the "bad" or "unfair" behaviors can come from a place of love and care, can make people and their actions easier to forgive.
Ladda's brother became the primary caregiver of his 9 siblings after the death of their parents. His strict, aggressive and seemingly unfair style led to frequent fights between them and to Ladda's anger, frustration and resentment.
And then came the wake-up call. When her brother had a heart attack, she understood that she has to do something to save their relationship, because you never know when you can lose an important person in your life.
Listen to this heartwarming episode with a kind human being and learn what she did in order to forgive her brother and be able to enjoy their last 3 years together after the heart attack, when he eventually died.
You'll be inspired to ask yourself: If I would die tomorrow, how would I want my relationship to be? Ladda shows you how to turn your answer into reality.
Here's where you can connect to Ladda:
Facebook: Ladda Boonmee
If you have questions, a special request or want to be in the podcast to share about a relationship in your life, email me at:
Also, I offer a free relationship coaching session. I specialize in improving relationships in people's lives that cannot be eluded easily or not at all: the relationship with your partner, a parent, a child, another family member, a dear friend, a colleague or your boss. Those are the relationships that shape our lives and our happiness. Send me an email, I'm here :).
This is a beautiful story about how human connection, acceptance and non-judgement have the power to save relationships, improve well-being and create stronger relationships and build a sense of meaning, purpose and fulfillment at work.
Vanessa's mom suffered from a combination between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. After feeling resentment and anger for a long period of time, Vanessa had a realization: her mom couldn't control her behavior and all she needed was acceptance, empathy and compassion, which changed her view of the world and her relationship with her mom.
Based on a desire to create healthy and joyful work environments, strengthen leadership practices, and address people's mental and emotional suffering (influenced by her upbringing) she conducted a study to see how workplace spirituality might impact well-being at work.
Dear friends, listen to this podcast to hear first hand how organizations need to change their approach to health through workplace spirituality, from a wonderful friend of mine: Vanessa, whom I call Miss Butterfly :), a warm, kind, caring and super wise human being.
Contact Vanessa at:
LinkedIn: Vanessa Lesperance
Resources that Vanessa mentions during the podcast:
"The Healing Organizations: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World" by Raj Sisodia and Michael J. Gelb
Listen and let's support one another in this time we most need each other!
Note: I'll be honest, this time our audio quality is not perfect, but I listened to it over and over again and I believe you won't be bothered by it. I invite you to enjoy the powerful message, inspiring story and really interesting findings that Vanessa shares with us.
This story is about shaping your relationship life in alignment to who you are. But what does that mean and how is it done?
Aaron, after a long process of figuring out who he is and what he wants, was able to finally word it, accept and go for it: a romantic relationship that would allow him to date several women at the same time. This is unconventional, controversial and... your first impulse might be to not even listen to this episode. But wait! The message is an important and relevant one to you, no matter what you think about polyamory:
1. KNOW exactly what you are looking for when you are looking for a partner (the so-called "3-must-haves")
2. Be honest about who you are and what you want FROM THE START and
3. Live in alignment to who you are.
This is who you will attract the people (and the RIGHT person) that are in alignment with you.
After all, no matter what your (un)conventional desires are, you don't need to appeal to 100% of the population, but to find that ONE person who is (un)conventional in the same way you are.
At the end of this podcast you'll feel empowered, hopeful, creative and courageous to go for what it is you want from a romantic relationship. And from any type of relationship, for that matter.
Please enjoy the friendly and light conversation between me and my good friend Aaron.
If you want to get in touch with Aaron, here are his contact details:
WhatsApp: +1 (778)319-2766
This is a story about forgiveness. It is so hard to forgive the people in our lives that have wronged us. But it is one of the most precious gifts we can give ourselves: liberation, freedom and lightness from the burden we carry around in life.
You might say you will never be able to do this and that's fair. I just invite you to listen to this heartwarming story, full of hope and inspiration about a son that has resented his father for 14 years. He then found a solution. See how Raj, by forgiving his father, started "living" and enjoying life for the first time, once he was able to let go and FORGIVE.
This is not about adding more pressure on you. It is really about allowing your heart to be pleased by listening to this beautiful and true story.
Raj - you'll love him just by listening to him - invites you to write to him, if you feel it will inspire or help you in any way. Here is email: firstname.lastname@example.org :).
Let's enjoy this together!