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Authentic Anger

In this episode of Shades of Intimacy, Jason and Jennie have had a tough, event-filled month. Trying to help our partner in the overwhelm can sometimes be a hindrance, even with the best intentions. Taking on too much and having more packed on by your partner doesn’t make the situation any less trying. The couple has learned how to get through these moments over the years, but it doesn’t mean they don’t happen. Identify the things in your life that are being used to dull and numb you; push them aside for a period of time and see what happens.

Warning: Overwhelm

In this episode of Shades of Intimacy, Jennie is joined by her friend Melanie Lake to discuss the effects of being overwhelmed. With so much going on for Jennie over the past month, she was breaking down trying to get everything ready for her upcoming workshop. Knowing when to step back and let your friend, partner or child work through their feelings, and holding space for them to do so takes practice. In a “Let me fix that for you” society, we need to keep our hands to ourselves and be supportive without shutting them down. Sometimes a girl needs a foot rub and someone to do her laundry with.

Can You Come Out and Play?

In this episode of Shades of Intimacy, Jennie is joined by her good friend Melanie Lake who has been a huge supporter of their workshops and an assistant at Shadesofintimacy.com. Finding that place as an adult where your vitality is as easy as a night in the park. Learning to play and run to something in excitement will take you from a lifeless, sedation to a place of pleasure and joy. Discover what makes you come alive and become shinier.

The Two Towers

In this episode of Shades of Intimacy, Jason and Jennie reflect on the events of 9/11 for them and how they relate to intimacy. Coming to terms with the realization that death and loss is part of every relationship is scary but true; Making the most of every opportunity you have to love and to be loved, take precedence over the usual bullshit that consumes society. Look around you, because the relationships you have in your life are too amazing to ignore.

7th Anniversary

In this episode of Shades of Intimacy, Jason and Jennie are celebrating their 7th Anniversary with their listeners. Fresh from an 8-day men’s intensive retreat at a Zen Monastery, they were anything but relaxed and refreshed. Hitting the floor running without time to reconnect after a busy three weeks, Jennie desired the certainty she gets from Jason in their relationship. Knowing when your partner needs support, an arm around the back or a kick in the ass comes from time and practice in your relationship and identifying the difference of feeling a trigger and feeling the truth. If the Goddess Kali is on the table get ready for someone to yell, “Off with his head;” but in a loving, supportive way.

Not A Happy Ending

In this episode of Shades of Intimacy, Jason and Jennie are sharing their disbelief and anger with their listeners. What can you do when a small town decides to regulate the ability to heal through touch by classifying as a sexually oriented business? You don’t take it lying down (pun intended) You need to educate those that have been triggered by a bad experience to understand that not all sexual energy is wrong. Just by covering a nipple with a glittery star, does not make the nipple cease to exist. It’s the systemic sedation of the American man and woman, and we need to realize without touch, we will all die.

Sexuality is not Sex

In this episode of Shades of Intimacy, Jason and Jennie are here today and excited about her return from the first ever Warrior Women. Finding that you have suppressed your sexuality and not using it to empower you throughout all of your life, can dim your fire. Sexuality is what keeps the fire burning and ignites your life force energy and movement. Women need to embrace the hunt and stop settling for the scraps from someone else; stop settling for the leftovers, the meat is your birthright.

Jason Hired a Prostitute

In this episode of Shades of Intimacy, Jason and Jennie reflect on how their day has been stressful readying Jennie for her first Warrior Week for Women. Watching your partner stress out and letting them just work through it is hard to accept and standby for. The couple also discusses the time that Jason hired Jennie as a prostitute. There was a lot of playfulness to it, as well as intense sexual energy. There is also something very powerful about getting paid for the powerful sexual experience.

The Pleasure Map

In this episode of Shades of Intimacy, Jason and Jennie discuss the maps of sexuality that are laid out by your parents. Discovering your pleasure will light you up. Making time to discover the curves and landscape of your body, through experimentation and practice, can make you feel at a higher capacity. Start cultivating your pleasure and help to generate that power.

Amethyst’s Voice

In this episode of Shades of Intimacy, Jason and Jennie are joined by their daughter Amethyst who is telling her side of her experience with an online predator. Already faced with the challenges of starting high school, coupled with relentless bullying from mean girls, AMethyst became vulnerable to a predator. As a culture that has embraced technology, we are ill-prepared for the dangers that are lurking on the other side of the screen. Amethyst sharing her experience is not only brave but a necessary lesson to each of us.

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