THINKING THURSDAY: Guilt and Shame in Relationships are a Sign of Toxicity: Zac Gandara: Esther Perel

THINKING THURSDAY: Guilt and Shame in Relationships are a Sign of Toxicity: Zac Gandara: Esther Perel

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

A fellow Loser wrote to tell me about Esther Perel on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. I loved it. Then my therapist mentions Esther Perel to me, encouraging me to watch her TED Talk. Here is an excerpt from her episode; let's talk about it.

EPISODE 192: Labeling, Dabbling, Connecting: Aspects of Our Humanity: Colleen Sullivan and Rebecca Comegys

EPISODE 192: Labeling, Dabbling, Connecting: Aspects of Our Humanity: Colleen Sullivan and Rebecca Comegys

We're back with our Atheist friends Colleen and Rebecca. We get into a conversation around communal liturgies, having community, the connection of all things, the benefits of religion, and what fills the void of religion when we leave.

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Honoring Minorities: Gay Pride: Straight Pride: Zac Gandara: Mike Schmitt

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Honoring Minorities: Gay Pride: Straight Pride: Zac Gandara: Mike Schmitt

Monday Meltdown is our weekly time to chat with each other. This week…

Show producer, former guest, fellow Loser, and Gay Scientist friend of the podcast, Michael Schmitt comments on last weeks Meltdown regarding "Straight Pride."

THINKING THURSDAY: If You Are Confused, You Are Still Free: Zac Gandara: David R. Hawkins

THINKING THURSDAY: If You Are Confused, You Are Still Free: Zac Gandara: David R. Hawkins

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

Growing up, I was told, "Satan is the author of confusion," that "There is only one truth." Perhaps that was incorrect? What do you think? Maybe it's time to put those teachings through our critical thinking machine?

EPISODE 191: Label Me an Atheist: Colleen Sullivan and Rebecca Comegys

EPISODE 191: Label Me an Atheist: Colleen Sullivan and Rebecca Comegys

Colleen and Rebecca grew up together in Fresno, California. Rebecca, attending an evangelical youth group, loved her Catholic friend Colleen and wanted to save her from the religiosity of Catholicism. Now they’re both proud atheists taking on the task of describing their atheism to others.

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Why Gay Pride is Important for Straight People: Zac Gandara

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Why Gay Pride is Important for Straight People: Zac Gandara

Monday Meltdown is our weekly time to chat with each other. This week…

With the continual resurgence of a “straight pride month,” I’d like to talk about why gay pride is so crucial to straight people. What we can learn from it and why it should inspire all of us.

THINKING THURSDAY: What Make’s a Healthy Relationship?: Zac Gandara: Jen Moff: John Criscitello

THINKING THURSDAY: What Make’s a Healthy Relationship?: Zac Gandara: Jen Moff: John Criscitello

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

Former show guest John Criscitello posted an image about relationship mental health to kick off this June’s LGBT Pride Month. Originally posted by Jen Moff, we take a look at it and ask if it’s what we think healthy relationships are.

EPISODE 190: Cisgendered Heterosexuality Lies to the East: Or Does it?: Howie Echo-Hawk

EPISODE 190: Cisgendered Heterosexuality Lies to the East: Or Does it?: Howie Echo-Hawk

Howie Echo-Hawk is from rural Alaska, a citizen of the Pawnee Nation, growing up in Alaska with the Athabascan People. Indigenous, Non-binary, and good looking, they found a wonderfully open life after leaving YWAM (Youth with a Mission) and Christianity.

Howie is back. This time we’ve been hitting the “water” hard. They share their coming out story as well as their personal growth towards non-binary life. We also dive into some deep talks as the “water” gets stronger.