The Journal of Uproarious Growth (JOUG)

The Journal of Uproarious Growth (JOUG)

By Pete Roussos
Presented by Pete Roussos, a Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist with over 26 years of clinical experience and author of the book "The Journal of Uproarious Growth Vol I," the JUG podcast combines honest memoir with practical psycho-educational information, clinical content, and humorous essays - all in a format that is relatable, useful, and fun. This podcast will help you grow, and will make you laugh while doing it!
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Intimacy, Hurt Feelings, and Self-management.
 In this serious content episode of the Journal of Uproarious Growth podcast, Pete talks about mature Intimacy, the management of hurt feelings and emotional discomfort, and how this extraordinary time of Covid-19 is an opportunity for personal growth and relational improvement. 
18:59
May 15, 2020
Quarantotica #2
In another simultaneous video and podcast release from The Journal of Uproarious Growth, Pete performs  his second Quarantotica™ comedy podcast about eroticism and erotic expression during this time of Covid-19 social restrictions. 
12:37
May 7, 2020
What do you miss from before and what do you hope and dream for after?
A serious content episode of the "Journal of Uproarious Growth"  (JOUG) podcast in which Pete Roussos, M.A., MFT, CST talks about the aspects of pre Covid-19 life that he is missing and some lessons and intentions that he wants to develop and integrate more fully into his life going forward .
06:40
April 29, 2020
Conflicting emotions in a challenging week
This is a serious content episode about the experience of conflicting emotions during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and the importance of thinking about and exploring them so that we can make the most of the opportunities for growth before us.
10:18
April 24, 2020
Quarantine Erotica
In this comedy episode of “The Journal of Uproarious Growth” podcast, which was simultaneously recorded as a video as well,  Pete services his listening audience  by dealing with the impact of necessary social restrictions on eroticism and erotic expression.
09:48
April 19, 2020
Relational Stewardship in this time of Covid-19
In my psychotherapy practice, I specialize in working with couples and families.  I am very concerned about relationships that were in distress before this crisis and are now under increased stress as a result of this crisis. This podcast episode is intended to encourage people to take responsibility for “relational stewardship” during this time of crisis and to  work towards positive change and growth.  This crisis was thrust upon us - we did not have a choice in that, and this crisis will end on its own timeline - we won’t get to choose that either, but we do get to choose how we face this crisis, and how we behave in our relationships during it.  This podcast is meant to encourage people to marshal the courage, from within themselves, to behave, from what is best in them,  to do what they can reasonably do to create positive change.
07:45
April 14, 2020
Please join Pete in the fight to end discrimination against Tuvan Throat Singing in rock and roll music!
This episode of "The Journal of Uproarious Growth" (TJUG) podcast  tells the story of how Pete decided to lend his platform, and his voice, to the fight to end discrimination against Tuvan Throat Singing in the world of rock and roll music.  This episode is humorous content. 
07:05
April 10, 2020
Grief
This episode is about grief - a discussion that is especially relevant at this time in our lives. We are all grieving and in this episode Pete talks about the complexities of grief and how to grieve in a healthy way.
12:53
April 7, 2020