Author: Jennie Lakenan

Ep. 107- Giving & Receiving (Part 2): Updating Your Menu

This episode continues the conversation from Episode 106 about exploring your own comfort with giving and receiving. In this episode, we look further at the layers of what it takes (and how it feels) to create, revise, and communicate your own wants. Learn more about the psychology behind social cohesion and why it sometimes takes a few drafts to discover our own mental menu.

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Ep. 102 – The Science of Sex & Pleasure

This episode looks at the science behind sex and the physiology of pleasure. With input from the fields of biology, psychology, and sociology, we’ll discuss components of the brain and body related to sexual activity with a partner as well as individual sexual pleasure, and how personal comfort and curiosity are key ingredients to sexual pleasure.

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Ep. 99 – Reclaiming Realistic Rest

This episode highlights the many benefits of a regular routine of fun. Not only does it lighten stress in the buzz of busy days, but research has also shown there are tangible biological and psychological benefits to putting as priority on fun in many forms. Learn a few ideas and the science behind bursts of joy.

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Ep. 73 – Progress = Repetition (Get Your Brain Ready)

Borrowing an example from aerospace, this episode looks at the distance between where we are and some place higher. The Karman Line is known as the 62 miles (100 kilometers) between Earth and the start of outer space. Even with the best team and plans, it requires many miles to get beyond what was once thought possible. What are you willing to do 62 times in pursuit of a skill, path, relationship, etc.? Not everything worth doing has to be hard, but most things worth doing are worth repeating.

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Ep. 69 – Productivity: The Power of Proximity (Create Your Own Peloton)

This episode looks at ‘micro’ productivity and how the best predictor of your personal productivity is the pace and energy of those who are around you the most. In bicycle racing, the word “peloton” describes when cyclists intentionally ride close to or behind one another to save and extend their energy. This conversation offers two ideas on how to borrow and benefit from peloton energy in your everyday life.

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Ep. 60 – The Immediate Impact of a Day to Play

One day can make a big difference. This episode explores the idea of everyday days as a big gift in small doses. Time with no agenda offers an open playground to your brain. Not having to pay attention to a clock is a mental vacation, no travel required. Sometimes the best way to take good care is to take good time with yourself.

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Ep. 57 – When Your Brain Needs a Sick Day

If you don’t pick a day to relax, your body will pick one for you. And when it does, you’re not in charge of the agenda. I recently lived this after being sick for two weeks and it was an exercise in curiosity as well as patience. While the body brings in immunity support, the brain has its own role to play in our wellness. This episode explores what goes on in the brain when you’re sick and how to let it work with your body to get you back to good health.

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Ep. 107- Giving & Receiving (Part 2): Updating Your Menu

This episode continues the conversation from Episode 106 about exploring your own comfort with giving and receiving. In this episode, we look further at the layers of what it takes (and how it feels) to create, revise, and communicate your own wants. Learn more about the psychology behind social cohesion and why it sometimes takes a few drafts to discover our own mental menu.

Read More

Ep. 102 – The Science of Sex & Pleasure

This episode looks at the science behind sex and the physiology of pleasure. With input from the fields of biology, psychology, and sociology, we’ll discuss components of the brain and body related to sexual activity with a partner as well as individual sexual pleasure, and how personal comfort and curiosity are key ingredients to sexual pleasure.

Read More

Ep. 99 – Reclaiming Realistic Rest

This episode highlights the many benefits of a regular routine of fun. Not only does it lighten stress in the buzz of busy days, but research has also shown there are tangible biological and psychological benefits to putting as priority on fun in many forms. Learn a few ideas and the science behind bursts of joy.

Read More

Ep. 73 – Progress = Repetition (Get Your Brain Ready)

Borrowing an example from aerospace, this episode looks at the distance between where we are and some place higher. The Karman Line is known as the 62 miles (100 kilometers) between Earth and the start of outer space. Even with the best team and plans, it requires many miles to get beyond what was once thought possible. What are you willing to do 62 times in pursuit of a skill, path, relationship, etc.? Not everything worth doing has to be hard, but most things worth doing are worth repeating.

Read More

Ep. 69 – Productivity: The Power of Proximity (Create Your Own Peloton)

This episode looks at ‘micro’ productivity and how the best predictor of your personal productivity is the pace and energy of those who are around you the most. In bicycle racing, the word “peloton” describes when cyclists intentionally ride close to or behind one another to save and extend their energy. This conversation offers two ideas on how to borrow and benefit from peloton energy in your everyday life.

Read More

Ep. 60 – The Immediate Impact of a Day to Play

One day can make a big difference. This episode explores the idea of everyday days as a big gift in small doses. Time with no agenda offers an open playground to your brain. Not having to pay attention to a clock is a mental vacation, no travel required. Sometimes the best way to take good care is to take good time with yourself.

Read More

Ep. 57 – When Your Brain Needs a Sick Day

If you don’t pick a day to relax, your body will pick one for you. And when it does, you’re not in charge of the agenda. I recently lived this after being sick for two weeks and it was an exercise in curiosity as well as patience. While the body brings in immunity support, the brain has its own role to play in our wellness. This episode explores what goes on in the brain when you’re sick and how to let it work with your body to get you back to good health.

Read More