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Gay Men's Life Lab with Buck Dodson

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Join therapist, coach and creator Buck Dodson (LCSW) for Gay Men's Life Lab, a podcast that extends the brave and bold conversations he’s been having with other gay men for over 15 years about what matters most to us, and how to follow our own paths to feel alive and aligned – mind, body, heart, and soul. Each episode, Buck and his guests dive deep into the issues facing gay men today, including relationships, self-worth, purpose, a healthy body, sex, and more. Together we take an honest look at what’s working, what’s not and what to do about it. We get real with each other, about ourselves and our lives, and we open up about our struggles and our successes. Along the way, we learn from each other and grow together, feeling inspired and connected. This is your Gay Men’s Life Lab. Welcome!

Join therapist, coach and creator Buck Dodson (LCSW) for Gay Men's Life Lab, a podcast that extends the brave and bold conversations he’s been having with other gay men for over 15 years about what matters most to us, and how to follow our own paths to feel alive and aligned – mind, body, heart, and soul. Each episode, Buck and his guests dive deep into the issues facing gay men today, including relationships, self-worth, purpose, a healthy body, sex, and more. Together we take an honest look at what’s working, what’s not and what to do about it. We get real with each other, about ourselves and our lives, and we open up about our struggles and our successes. Along the way, we learn from each other and grow together, feeling inspired and connected. This is your Gay Men’s Life Lab. Welcome!

Location:

United States

Description:

Join therapist, coach and creator Buck Dodson (LCSW) for Gay Men's Life Lab, a podcast that extends the brave and bold conversations he’s been having with other gay men for over 15 years about what matters most to us, and how to follow our own paths to feel alive and aligned – mind, body, heart, and soul. Each episode, Buck and his guests dive deep into the issues facing gay men today, including relationships, self-worth, purpose, a healthy body, sex, and more. Together we take an honest look at what’s working, what’s not and what to do about it. We get real with each other, about ourselves and our lives, and we open up about our struggles and our successes. Along the way, we learn from each other and grow together, feeling inspired and connected. This is your Gay Men’s Life Lab. Welcome!

Language:

English

Contact:

312-636-7008


Episodes

Summer Sabbatical

7/11/2022
I’m sorry for the podcast silence last month, especially since it was Pride Month. Although Gay Men’s Life Lab celebrates LGBTQ+ pride every month. In this episode, I share about my decision to take a few months off from the podcast so I can spend the summer soaking up some extra self, relationship and business care. I hope you’ll tune in to join me for this relatively brief conversation about my decision. It involves filling my well, learning to set limits and listening to my inner...

Duration:00:33:27

Refresh How You Date by Becoming “Pro Dating” Part 2

5/28/2022
In part two of my pro-dating, pro-relationship guide, I dive further into energizing your dating and relationship life. I cover the key topics my clients and I work on and offer practical ways you can beef up your relational dating skills. Check out the episode to hear… findcreateResources: Check out Wired for Dating by Dr. Stan Tatkin for more detail on secure functioning dating. Want to share your thoughts? Have ideas for episodes? Leave a message on the Phone Line at 512.808.0849...

Duration:01:10:54

Refresh How You Date by Becoming “Pro Dating” Part 1

5/13/2022
In the first of this two-parter, I invite you into a conversation about becoming or rediscovering hope and eagerness about dating. Join me for this deep dive into how becoming “pro dating” and a pro at dating means could radically shift your perspective on dating and creating long term relationships. Tune in to hear… Resources Check out Wired for Dating by Dr. Stan Tatkin for more detail on secure functioning dating. Want to share your thoughts? Have ideas for episodes? Leave a message...

Duration:01:06:58

Gay Men and Porn with Don Shewey

4/22/2022
Join me for this engaging and important conversation about porn, sex, masturbation, and most importantly, pleasure. I’m talking with Don Shewey, a psychotherapist, pleasure activist and author of The Paradox of Porn: Notes on Gay Male Sexual Culture. Tune in to hear Don and I discuss: RESOURCES: Learn more about Don Shewey at http://bodyandsoulwork.com. Purchase your copy of The Paradox of Porn here. Gay Men’s Life Lab Phone Line – 512.808.0849 What do you think about this episode? I’d...

Duration:00:56:41

Highly Sensitive Queers with Brian Torres

4/8/2022
Join me for this enriching conversation with licensed psychotherapist, Brian Torres, on what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person and how embracing this part of your nature can help you create a more optimal lifestyle. Some of the topics Brian and I discuss: RESOURCES: Learn more about Brian Torres and his work with HSPs at www.briantorrestherapy.com. Read about HSPs in Dr. Elaine Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person. Check out Dr. Aron’s documentary, Sensitive: The Untold Story...

Duration:00:54:45

Erotic Liberation with Craig Cullinane of Body Electric

3/25/2022
You won’t want to miss this enlivening conversation about tapping into your erotic energy as a pathway to healing, aliveness and joy. Join me and my guest, Craig Cullinane from The New Body Electric School as we dive deep celebrating our erotic potential. Some of the topics Craig and I discuss: Learning more about Body Electric and other resources discussed in this episode: The New Body Electric School Easton Mountain Healing Body Shame Online Course Gay Men’s Life Lab Phone Line –...

Duration:00:52:18

Codependence and Love Addiction with Jodi White, LPC

3/11/2022
In this episode, I unpack codependence, developmental trauma and love addiction with Jodi White, a psychotherapist, sober recovering love addict and host of “Journals of a Love Addict.” Jodi and talk about: Jodi White, LPC Learn how you can work with Jodi White, LPC at www.jodiwhitelpc.com Subscribe to Jodi’s podcast Journals of a Love Addict. Follow Jodi on Instagram. Read Pia Mellody’s books on Codependency, Love Addiction and Intimacy. Gay Men’s Life Lab Phone Line –...

Duration:00:48:36

Relationship Replay - "Get Closer" with Jeff Chernin, PhD

3/5/2022
Gay Men's Life Lab is all about trying things out, and since we have a lot of new listeners in the last year, we’re experimenting with a new Relationship Replay Series which features some of our earliest episodes on all things relationships such as… If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my own relationship journey and in those of my clients, it’s that we’re always learning and we can all use a refresher now and then. So even if you’ve already heard these episodes, you might discover...

Duration:00:53:58

Relationship Replay - Rupture and Repair: How to Handle Conflict in Your Relationships

2/25/2022
Gay Men's Life Lab is all about trying things out, and since we have a lot of new listeners in the last year, we’re experimenting with a new Relationship Replay Series which features some of our earliest episodes on all things relationships such as… If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my own relationship journey and in those of my clients, it’s that we’re always learning and we can all use a refresher now and then. So even if you’ve already heard these episodes, you might discover...

Duration:00:27:31

5 Mindsets for Growth in 2022

2/11/2022
We’re going to mindset school. In this solo episode, I’m riffing on how our attitudes, perspectives and beliefs—our mindsets—make the difference between creating the life we want or staying stuck. Tune in to hear… Want to share your thoughts? Have ideas for episodes? Leave a message on the Phone Line at 512.808.0849 . Start planning your 2022 commitments and goals by downloading a free Core Life Dimensions Guide. Check out Designing your Life for more guidance on how to use design...

Duration:00:41:47

Queer ADHD with Sarah Dopp

1/28/2022
This week, I dive into a misunderstood topic that we don’t talk about enough – Adult ADHD. Tune in as I talk with ADHD Coach and Founder of Queer ADHD, Sarah Dopp, about what it does and does not mean to live with ADHD. Even if you don’t have ADHD, I encourage you to check out this episode because someone in your life does and may be struggling alone. Sarah and I talk about: Learn all about Queer ADHD and follow them at: TikTokInstagramLinks discussed in the...

Duration:00:52:38

Damn Shame with David Pevsner

1/14/2022
You won’t want to miss my bold conversation with David Pevsner, author of DAMN SHAME: A Memoir of Desire, Defiance and Show Tunes. Join us to hear about David’s journey as a 62-year-old actor, erotic provocateur and anti-ageist, anti-body shaming, pro-sexuality advocate. David and talk about: Get your copy of David’s book, Damn Shame and follow David Pevsner at: Only Fans Twitter Photo Blog Instagram Facebook Stay up to date on all Gay Men’s Life Lab events and programs on Facebook...

Duration:00:52:36

Looking Back and Moving Forward

12/31/2021
Happy new year, everyone! What were the personal growth and gay takeaways from 2021? What did you learn and how are you going to apply that in 2022? In today’s episode, I’m pulling back the curtain to share some of my own growth journey this last year and what I’m committing to next year. I’m guessing many of you might relate. Tune as I talk about… Share your 2021 takeaways and 2022 commitments on the GMLL Phone Line at 512.808.0849 . Start planning your 2022 commitments and goals by...

Duration:00:43:05

Coming Out Throughout Life

12/17/2021
In this episode, I’m talking about coming out later in life and what coming out looks like over the life span of gay and queer men. Tune as I talk about… GMLL Phone Line Call 512.808.0849 to share your ideas, questions and topic suggestions. About Buck Dodson, Host Learn more about me and how I help gay, bi and queer men—and allies too— live, love and lead powerfully by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following me Instagram and Facebook. If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay...

Duration:00:50:45

You, Me, Us… Building the Gay Men’s Life Lab Community

12/3/2021
In this special “Quick Buck” episode, I’m having a conversation with listeners about what’s next for the podcast including the Gay Men’s Life Lab Phone Line! Tune as I talk about… You can start engaging by leaving a message on the new GMLL phone line at 512.808.0849 with topic ideas, questions, guest suggestions, and helpful feedback. About Buck Dodson, Host Learn more about me and how I help gay, bi and queer men—and allies too— live, love and lead powerfully by visiting...

Duration:00:30:02

Heartcentered Leadership & Abundance with Martin Cowart

11/19/2021
Join me for a spirited conversation with Martin Cowart, the founder of Financial Heart Space and prosperity mindset coach as we dive into how he helps gay, bi, and queer men business leaders create financial abundance through spiritual alignment and clarity of purpose. Martin and I talk about: About Martin Cowart https://www.financialheartspace.comhttps://www.facebook.com/martin.cowarthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jmartincowartResources mentioned Facebook Group – Financial Heart Space for...

Duration:01:02:34

Self-Medicating vs. Self-Soothing with Steve Lapuk, LMFT

11/5/2021
Join me for this thoughtful conversation with psychotherapist, Steve Lapuk, as we discuss his work helping gay men address self-destructive behaviors by understanding the root causes and learning how to soothe ourselves to get our needs met. Steve and talk about: About Steve Lapuk Based in Los Angeles, you can find Steve at www.stevelapuk.com. Resources mentioned Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men’s Lives by Walt Odets, PhD About Buck Dodson, Host Learn more about me and how I...

Duration:00:51:52

Map Your Sensitivities to Live Your Purpose with Mike Iamele

10/22/2021
Join me for a lively conversation with writer, purpose strategist and Sensitivity Mapper, Mike Iamele, as we talk about how his unique process for guiding gay, bi and queer man to live our purpose by embracing – rather than resisting – our greatest sensitivities. Mike and I dive into: About Mike Iamele You can find Mike on Instagram and at www.mikeiamele.com where you’ll get access to his Free Training and Worksheet as well as courses in Sacred Branding©. About Buck Dodson, Host Learn...

Duration:00:55:13

From Self Criticism to Self Compassion

10/8/2021
In the first episode of the Self Esteem Series, I’m diving into one of the most effective tools to decrease the harsh judgement and self-criticism that make us feel unworthy and incapable of having the life we want and need. It’s called Self Compassion and it’s a simple yet powerful practice. Tune as I talk about… Resources: https://self-compassion.orghttps://www.compassionatemind.co.uk About Buck Dodson, Host Learn more about me and how I help gay men like you live and love well by...

Duration:00:43:45

Prioritize your Health with Nutrition Coach Paul Bailey

9/24/2021
In this episode, I’m talking with Paul Bailey, a nutrition coach with over 15 years experience helping gay men transform their health, body and self confidence. Join me as I talk with Paul about how focusing on our mindset, relationship with food and ourselves is the key to a balanced, healthy lifestyle that’s right for us. Join us for a fun and informative conversation that covers topics including: You can find Paul Bailey at paul.coach where you’ll get access to all his nutrition and...

Duration:00:53:58