The Primal Happiness Show

This week's show is with Emily Nature helps smart, successful career women to have fun in dating and relationships. Whether you want to get into partnerships with ease, get through rough patches with grace, or get out of heartbreak with freedom, Emily is your gal. Under Emily’s guidance, hundreds of women in the US, UK, Europe and Australia have found delicious relationships with themselves, with their bodies and with men. When Emily is not coaching, she can be found writing, dancing wildly, stalking squirrels, or contemplating on mountain tops.

Emily and I talked about her experience of exploring past her boundaries and testing her edges in a relationship... and finding out what she does and doesn't want. In Emily's case the boundary was around her boyfriend's desire to experience a polyamorous relationship (ie wanting to experience sexual intimacy with more than one person) and then ultimately discovering that what she really wants is what she calls 'unconventional monogamy', however this topic of exploring our boundaries can apply to almost all of us.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Providing the space for yourself and your partner to explore and articulate your thoughts emotions means that you can more fully experience and benefit from what you're both feeling. That's not always easy to do and personally I found Emily's description of how she and her boyfriend did that was very inspiring.
  • Not knowing who you really are, what you want or don't want is a powerful place to be. When we lessen our grip on our stories about how we think we should be, so much freedom and exploration can come from that place.
  • Understanding that we're always 'OK', that we always have inner wellbeing and happiness, allows us to feel safer when we're exploring past our edges.
Direct download: Emily_Nature_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

with Joshua Dawson of I Am Genie. The untimely death of his father led Joshua to give up all of his possessions and spend the last seven years traveling around the world dressed as a blue genie and granting wishes for people in need.

During his travels granting wishes and sharing the stage with names that include Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, and Jack Canfield, Joshua came to remember that fulfilling all your deepest desires is much closer than you think.

In this show, Joshua shares the seven illusions that he's seen through during his journey that inspired his new book the Tiny Book of Magic.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The illusions are Death, Force, Secrecy, Hardship, Limitations, Ownership and Time
  • As we see through these illusions we begin to let go of our attachment to our personality and our sense of separation and struggle.
  • Oscar Wilde said “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” instead we can listen to our hearts, express our true nature and live fully now.
Direct download: Joshua_Dawson_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

This week's show is with Hogne Kirkebø. Hogne is a professional EMT and coach focused on spirituality, relationships and sexuality from Norway. Hogne seeks to bring together his understanding of the 3P, Tantra, Taoism, Yoga, and his medical training into a very unique and creative understanding of how our reality works as human beings, and to share that through his artistic nature.

Hogne is a professional EMT, Yoga Teacher and Therapist, Tantra Teacher, Tantric Massage Therapist, NLP Master Practiction, and have a background in Music and Innovation from University College.

So today’s show is with Hogne Kirkebo. This is the second time that Hogne has been on the show - after that one we got lots of feedback and questions which inspired Hogne and I to record another aimed at answering some of those questions! So in this show we explored what's going on when one person in a relationship doesn't want intimacy. It’s such a common issue and I’m hoping this show will be a real help to those of you who are experiencing this in your relationship.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • We all have the opportunity for connection - it's not going to be the same connection with every person though because we're all different so every connection is different!
  • Just because someone says they don't want intimacy, it only reflects what they think in that moment and doesn't mean that how they feel right now can't change.
  • It's not about you, it's about what's going on for the other person.
  • You are a gift receiving a gift. A belief that we're unworthy can get in the way of being able to receive that gift. An insights into our beliefs about ourselves can change everything.
Direct download: Hogne_2_Podcast_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

This week's show is with Peter Michael Bauer. Peter has been writing and teaching about rewilding, the reversal of human domestication, since 2006.

He's the author of the book Rewild or Die (2008), the creator of the international web forum for rewilding, the founder of the local non-profit, Rewild Portland, and he teaches a course called Rewilding 101. In this show we explore the importance of connecting to our 'place' and how to begin to ground ourselves in a sense of home: our local habitat.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Lack of connection to our 'home' environment shows up in all kinds of dis-eases. We were designed to be grounded within a place and lacking that connection is felt on an emotional and physical level.
  • We're made to do things collectively, to move between groups of people collaborating on common goals. The focus on the individual serves to isolate and weaken us whereas creating connection to others and our habitat allows us to thrive.
  • We all have different passion and obstacles so there isn't one nice easy prescription to rewilding that works for us all. As we learn more about the issues of how most of us are living in today's modern world, we can be creative in coming up with solutions that serve us individually, as well as the whole.


Direct download: Peter_Michael_Bauer_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT