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Oct 26, 2022

This week I'm talking with meditation teacher Jonathan Foust about the tendency of the mind to live in the future. Whether it's fantasizing or mundane planning, I know I often find my mind off in the future. Its underlying cause is an overdeveloped impulse to find pleasure and avoid danger and discomfort. Future...

Oct 12, 2022

This week I'm joined by my dear friend, Ashna Ali. Ashna is the author of the poetry collection The Relativity of Living Well, and they're joining me to talk about the effects of invisible illnesses on their life. After having long COVID, they now live with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. 

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Oct 5, 2022

When I got the pitch "three steps to a mental orgasm" from the PR person representing sex therapist Dr. Chelsie Reed, I was skeptical.

But I was also intrigued by the idea of a mental orgasm, which is a scientifically-proven regular orgasm—only one induced by the mind, rather than any genital stimulation. (Think: wet...