Exploring Gender Mysteries – Ann Mody Lewis, Ph.D.
By Ann Mody Lewis, Ph.D.
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Mysteries intrigue us, befuddle us and sometimes cause us a lot of pain. “Exploring Gender Mysteries” touches all of us without exception. Our guests are often real people talking about their real experiences, helping us to untangle the mysteries gender creates “within” you and amongst us. You’ll understand why husbands and wives live as intimate strangers; why men feel pressure to be “masculine”; why women internalize the “shame” of aging, weight and abuse, and many other gender mysteries which often control our lives. Our only freedom is knowing what it does, so we can undo the damage and recreate our lives in peace. This conversation is the cure. Get involved today, so you can look into the future with optimism.
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – Choosing Happiness||Whenever women have to respect their right to speak, to leave an unhappy relationship to be happy they experience intense inner turmoil. They question the “right” to exercise their choices. The ending of a relationship is the greatest cause of depre||29 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – Money Management the Second Time Around||Marriage is the one human institution that we keep believing in even after divorce. Second or third marriages are more complicated than first marriages, because of money management issues. Couples struggle with conflicts “of what-is-mine” and “what-||14 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – Is Francis a “Pope of Hope?”||The world is focused on the non-traditional behavior of Pope Francis. Is his humility and relational style cause for hope? We all hunger for “Spiritual Leadership” that addresses our human problems. Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you…not as th||24 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – “Sexual Addiction is Recovery from what?”||Are men duped into believing that sex is the “calling-to-manhood”? - So deeply ingrained is the sexualization of manhood that most men fear life without it. Recovery from sexual addiction challenges a man to challenge this fundamental misconception of||11 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – “Recovering from Sexual Addiction” A man shares his story.||Is sexual addiction about being a “man” or is it about being “sick?” Sexual addiction is the silent epidemic that isolates man, ruins marriages and abandons children. Nothing good comes from sexual addiction, yet most men think “it’s about b||4 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – “Journey of a ‘Left-Handed’ Woman”||Most of us fear what we feel is different about us. Left-handed people show their “difference” every time they pick up a spoon or sign their name. Many children are “forced” to be “right-handed” when being “left-handed” feels more comfor||7 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – Women in Leadership”||Women have always offered leadership but their offering in political life has always been invisible and undervalued. In the 21st Century, that trend seems to be changing. Why is it changing? What makes women in this century more willing to “step out”||30 1 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – “Healing from the Broken People”||Every son or daughter struggles with a common problem: How can I love my parents and forgive them at the same time? Parents who are unhealed from the traumas of being human bring to their children the brokenness they feel. It makes them angry, resentful,||30 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – “Women Priests..(not a mistake)…a Blessing”||For centuries “little girls” choices were restricted by gender. Slowly women are creating new freedoms for “little girls” by challenging old and ignorant traditions. One of these freedoms is “priesthood”. Most of us think that “priests” mu||17 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – “Thinking Your Body Strong”||Your mind and body are so inseparable that a stronger, healthier body may be as close to your “last thought”. This natural harmony is disrupted by gender belief that divides you against yourself. Dr. Ann Mody Lewis will discuss the profound truth with||2 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – “Women and Money in the 21st Century”||A woman’s need for “money” demands that she pay attention to her personal resources to accumulate wealth for the future. “To give to others is blessed; to give to yourself is just as blessed.” (Ann Mody Lewis) -||19 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – “Motherhood without Marriage”||Women are quickly and persistently establishing their independence. This subtle truth is indicated by the number of women who are earning advanced degrees, going into the job force, owning their own homes and filing for divorce.||29 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – Is Life Pressing-Down on You?||The word “depression” comes from the German word meaning “to press down”. The irony of life is, while “escaping life’s pressures” that overwhelm you, you can find life’s meaning. This paradoxical story will be eloquently shared by my guest||14 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – Can I be a “good-mother” and a “whole-person”?||More women than ever before are graduating from college, fully employed and single/divorced parents. These cultural changes put a lot of pressure on women to find a new personal peace that can combine giving-to-their-children and giving-to-themselves.||16 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – “Fuck” is a Famous Word.||The famous “F” word expresses so much emotion! It is probably the most “feeling” word that anyone could use… or should I say: “any man can use”. Are women free to use the word “fuck” without being judged? Are men who “don’t” use th||2 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – Looking for a ‘man’ but only finding ‘boys’.||What is the difference between a ‘man’ and a ‘boy’? If we ask a man, they might give a very different answer than my guest who is an educated, independent woman. Lorena is looking for a ‘man’ to share her life only if ‘he’ is adjust to his||19 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – A wife’s Recovery from her Husband’s Sexual Addiction||The epidemic of sexual addition is putting many marriages in crisis. Some marriages never recover. Sexual Addiction is not ‘men-at-play’, it is ‘men-in-destruction!’ Their moral fiber is lost, their emotions are ignored,||5 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – The Trap of Feeling Too Responsible||He believes ‘working’ every day is enough. She believes ‘she’s working’ too much. Couples struggle with balancing family responsibilities. The struggle, if left unresolved could make them ‘intimate strangers.||22 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – The “Friends’ Zone”: Clarity or Confusion||What is the “friends’ zone” and why do young men dread it? And why do young women use it? Is the “friends’ zone” a sign of confusion or clarity? Listen to Dr. Ann discuss this contemporary topic with Taylor,||8 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – Lack of Communication stops the “blood-flow” of a relationship||We all assume that being lovers, friends, or relatives implies that we will “know” each other best. That assumption is thwarted when someone is afraid to reveal their thoughts and feelings. It is talking freely that makes our love relationships satisf||17 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring Gender Mysteries – How real is inner conflict?||Inner turmoil has a long journey that may take us back to our childhood survival. Listen to my guest describe how his childhood confusion became his adulthood fears. He found out ways he could rewrite the script of his inner life and so can you!||3 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|