It's universal- most people are their own worst critic. So many people have an inner critic that prevents them from living a full and authentic life. Bob and Lena are joined by Dr. Lauren Mays (a psychologist with expertise on the inner critic) and discuss all things related to the inner critic, including strategies to help tame it. Music by Lena and Bob's Technical Producer Midlo (album Queen Street).
What are the consequences of constantly being bombarded with bad news that seems to be overly prevalent in the news and everywhere we turn? Lena and Bob examine collective and subconscious anxiety in the aftermath of events such as the recent Parkland Florida school shootings. Tune in for insight and practical tips to managing life when things feel like they're too much. Bonus: listener question at the end- how to talk to kids about tragedy.
Are you depressed? Do you know someone who is depressed? What's the difference between being clinically depressed vs. situationally depressed? How do grief, trauma, spiritual crisis and culture contribute to depression? What do we do about it and how do we get better?
Do you ever wonder about what goes on behind the facade of those happy social media couples? Experienced couples therapists, Bob and Lena have seen it all and tell the truth about the reality of long term relationships.
Did you know that social isolation and loneliness are a public health crisis? The research now says that being socially isolated is the equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. People are reporting fewer close relationships and communities are not what they once were. So what's going on here? Why is that even though we seem more connected than ever, we are becoming decreasingly socially isolated and disconnected? Lena and Bob explore why this is happening and what we can do about it in...
In episode 1, Bob and Lena explore the many complexities of rape culture in 2017. How do history, culture and gender roles contribute? What is toxic masculinity vs. healthy masculinity? What about socialization and messages children receive? Do men and women experience sexuality differently? How does pop culture contribute to this? What is our collective responsibility in creating and preventing rape culture? WARNING: sensitive and disturbing content is discussed.