Almost Awakened: 027: Body Image and Body Shame

Mekael and Bill discuss Body Image today. How different Genders perceive their bodies, what things we humans feel shame over, and How we can be healthier in how we treat others and ourselves. RESOURCES: Body Image: Not Just About Your Body: Jessi Kneeland: TED Battling Our Bodies: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Body Images Uncomfortable in […]

Almost Awakened: 026: Sex, Shadows, Kinks & Fetishes

Mekael and Bill discuss three things today. First they review some of their thoughts from last weeks conversation with River about ethical non-monogamy. Second Bill discusses some recent Shadow work including a sound bite from the hit TV show Criminal Minds. Lastly Bill and Mekael discuss Kinks and Fetishes including Bills discovery and sharing of […]

Almost Awakened: 025: Non-Monogamy and Non-Normative Sexuality with River

RESOURCES: Three Steps to Opening Your Marriage: A New Permissive Monogamy – https://www.huffpost.com/entry/three-steps-to-opening-yo_b_9170688 How to Save Your Marriage With Ethical Non-Monogamy – https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/open-marriages-consensual-non-monogamy-therapists/ Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage? – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/magazine/is-an-open-marriage-a-happier-marriage.html 9 Things to Know About Having a Successful Open Relationship – https://www.thecut.com/article/open-relationship-how-to-guide.html The Most Skipped Step When Opening a Relationship – https://medium.com/@PolyamorySchool/the-most-skipped-step-when-opening-a-relationship-f1f67abbbd49 How […]

Almost Awakened: 023: Jennifer Saunders – Go Be Great!

Mekael and Bill sit down with Personal Adventure Guide, Jennifer Saunders. Jennifer shares with us her passion for life and her love of adventure and love of humanity. Jennifer has given a TED Talk, developed her own Adventure Coach Program, hosts her own podcast. We discuss awakening, accepting and appreciating diversity, leaving and deconstructing systems, […]

Almost Awakened: 020: Mom and The Dying

Today Bill records an episode on his own giving Mekael a break. Bill had been in Ohio for two weeks sitting by the bedside of his mother who was in the final stage of her battle with Cancer. Today’s episode revolves around Bill’s confronting the death of his mom along with dealing with how we […]

Almost Awakened: 019: Negotiating Sex Responsibly

Today Bill and Mekael tackle SEX, namely Negotiating Sexuality within a relationship responsibly. Within ethical and legal constraints, we all have the right to push for what we want from our partner (and to suffer the consequences for pushing too hard). Similarly, we also have the right to deny our partner’s requests (and to suffer […]