The Fog of Faith - Surviving My Impotent God with Author Leona Stucky

May 15th, 2018

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Join us this episode with our guest, author Leona Stucky.

About Leona Stucky www.leonastucky.com
Dr. Stucky first received a degree in psychology and philosophy from Boston College, graduating summa cum laude, before plunging into seminary, first at Andover Newton Theological School and then at Eden Theological Seminary. She earned a doctorate from Southern Methodist University with honors, and a Diplomate certificate from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors—their highest credential—for teaching, supervising, and offering therapy services. She currently has standing as a Unitarian Universalist community minister.

About her Memoir: The Fog ofFaith

The Fog of Faith is a suspenseful and morally unflinching drama of shame and survival, as well as usable and unusual wisdom. Leona is cast into a bewildering life of disgrace and poverty—with a baby, a violent husband, and battered faith. Through a series of page-turning events, she hacks through the bones of her naïveté to confront harsh realities and to probe the veracity of the religious claims she'd grown up with in her Mennonite community in rural Kansas. Each step of the gripping story grounds itself in nuanced networks of passion, relational complexities, cultural and religious dilemmas, circumscribed choices bound by woman’s poverty, persistent violence, and an untamable resilient desire to redeem herself. 
 

About Us:

www.aboutsexpodcast.com 

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. Her second book released in FebruaryJoshua is not a therapist, but brings a sense of humor along with an inquisitive mind.

Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed. at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

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Happy and Healthy Sex Over 40 with Hector Rivera

April 24th, 2018

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Our guest today is Hector Rivera. He runs a website and podcast that highlight happy lifestyles for people over 40 years of age. Did you know people over 40 still have sex? You learn something new every day! Hector talks about his own journey with becoming comfortable with sexuality and much more.

 

Check out Hector's website and podcast at: www.happyandhealthyover40.com 

 

About Us:

www.aboutsexpodcast.com 

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. Her second book released in FebruaryJoshua is not a therapist, but brings a sense of humor along with an inquisitive mind.

Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed. at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

Facebook: About Sex Podcast Facebook Page // Angela Skurtu LMFT, M. Ed, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist // Joshua Skurtu

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Banged up Heart with Author Shirley Melis

April 19th, 2018

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This episode we have a phone interview with author Shirley Melis to discuss her book "Banged-Up Heart."
 
Shirley Melis is a longtime business writer, travel writer, and newspaper columnist who traveled the world interviewing everyone from busboys to heads of international organizations before launching a career in public relations in Washington, D.C. With Banged-Up Heart, she now takes her writing in a new direction, delving deeply into her own personal story of finding love late, losing it early, and discovering the strength to choose to love again. A graduate of Vassar, Shirley Melis has created an intimate memoir bearing eloquent witness to the kind of wild trust that can grow in the heart of an ordinary woman thrust into circumstances that few others must face. Now retired, she lives in Galisteo, New Mexico.
 
Her Website: www.shirleymelis.com
 

About Us:

www.aboutsexpodcast.com 

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. Her second book released in FebruaryJoshua is not a therapist, but brings a sense of humor along with an inquisitive mind.

Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed. at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

Facebook: About Sex Podcast Facebook Page // Angela Skurtu LMFT, M. Ed, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist // Joshua Skurtu

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Sexual Healing with Tantra - Special Guest Leianna Love

March 6th, 2018

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We have all heard of tantric sex, but do we really know what it is? We heard that Sting can have trantic sex for tweve hours. We hear that it is a spiritual experience. I don't think most of us know what it is. Our guest today enlightens us on the topic. We hope you enjoy the episode.

 

About our Guest:

Leianna Love, MA, DTR        

My Goddess Leianna     

Sacred Grounds School of Tantra

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Leianna has traveled many roads and considers herself to be a multi-dimensional healer.  She brings to her work years as a Licensed therapist, dancer, yoga teacher, psychic energy healer, and a Dakini of the sensual arts. Having started many small start-ups in her past, organized many events and performed for years she sees herself as an entrepreneur wanna be. She is very excited to be among the great, curious, thriving community of St Louis.

 

 

About Us:

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is a published author, with her second book released in February. Joshua Skurtu is not a therapist, but brings the jokes along with an inquisitive mind.

About Sex now livestreams video of episode tapings on Facebook before the podcast episodes come out. // Visit us at: www.aboutsexpodcast.com // Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed., a Licensed Marriage and Sex therapist at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

Facebook: About Sex Podcast Facebook Page // Angela Skurtu LMFT, M. Ed, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist // Joshua Skurtu

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Real Life Story - I’m the Tattooed Gentleman and a Buck Naked Handyman

February 9th, 2018

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Our guest this week is O. John and he is a very interesting person. His body is adorned in almost every corner with tattoos, including his chest, arms, back, legs, and his penis. Yes, I said his penis. I did not verify this, but he says he has Japanese style waves around the shaft and plans to get a rose tattooed on the head in the near future. Feel free to verify on your own time. ;-)

This link has some photos of O. John in the partial nude, so you can see some of his tattoos while you listen along. Beware that the link is NSFW. The photos are not graphic, but do contain some veiled nudity.

O. John lives bit of a wild life. During the day, he works a white-collared job. On the side, he has worked as a Buck Naked Handyman, been a part of a gay men's nudist group in San Francisco, and performs nude or mostly nude at parties, sometimes as a door greeter. (Not at Wal-Mart. They require more than a thong as a uniform.) Yes, a Buck Naked Handyman means he comes to your home and works around the house while wearing nothing at all. I wonder how that works out when he has to use a skill-saw. Splinters can be a bitch.

He is very comfortable in his skin and very comfortable with his sexuality and joined us to share his story. We learned a lot of new terms, including what a JO show is! Listen in to find out what it is. (Don't Google it!) We hope you can join us for a fun and educational episode.

About our Guest:

O. John / The Tattooed Gentleman

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O. John, aka, The Tattooed Gentleman has been collecting his personal ink for nearly 30 years. His bodysuit is the work of several talented artists in San Francisco, St. Louis, Memphis and Jacksonville. As an entertainer and educator, he is playful and uninhibited, the Gentleman aims to amuse and confuse, but leaves you with something to think about.

The Tattooed Gentleman is a frequent performer at Opera Atlanta and a member of St. Louis’ own Beggar’s Carnivale and Naughti Gras.

About us:

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is a published author, with her second book releasing in February.

About Sex now livestreams episodes on Facebook a week before the podcast episodes come out. // Visit us at: www.aboutsexpodcast.com // Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed., a Licensed Marriage and Sex therapist at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

Also, we have facebooks and twitters and all that stuff, but if you read this far i seriously doubt you have time to read any more.

Facebook: About Sex Podcast Facebook Page // Angela Skurtu LMFT, M. Ed, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist // Joshua Skurtu

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Therapy for Sexual Trauma and PTSD, Women’s Issues, Guest Megan Garza

January 25th, 2018

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Every time I speak with someone that helps people recover from physical or sexual trauma, I am in awe. I ask them all the same question; How do you do it? How do you hear stories of abuse every day and still find a way to drive home and live a normal life? The answer is always something about self-care, but I have a feeling it’s also something about what kind of person they are. They are the kind of person that dedicates a big part of their life to helping people that need it the most. Something in them is able to hear those stories and still find a way to not break down, to not become disillusioned with humanity, and to not become cynical.

Therapists throw around a term called compassion fatigue. It’s when a therapist hears the same stories over and over again and it does get to them. They are very empathetic people, and when their empathy has been bombarded with trauma after trauma, their brain has one solution to solve this problem: Apathy. They become apathetic, meaning they give zero forks about anyone or any problem that other people may have. It’s not because they don’t care. It’s because they cared too much and have been overwhelmed by their work.

I have to assume that therapists that work with trauma victims have to be at a higher risk for compassion fatigue. Something drives them to this work. I have to assume trauma specialists simply have a lot of love to share and so they decided to find the people that needed it the most.

Our guest this week, Megan Garza, is a trauma specialist that works with the YWCA. Apparently, their organization offers free counseling to those that need it the most. These are some amazing people. I hope you enjoy the episode.

 

About our Guest

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Megan Garza is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Specialty
Trauma Care Supervisor with experience working in the mental health and violence
against women field since 1999. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a
Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy and University
of Missouri St. Louis with a 2 nd Master’s degree in Psychology. She works as an
individual and group therapist treating sexual trauma survivors as the Lead Therapist
for the YWCA Women’s Resource Center. Megan also works for Behavioral Health
Response as a Mobile Outreach Crisis Counselor performing suicide and homicide crisis
assessments, providing stabilization support in the community, and facilitating
inpatient psychiatric hospitalization admission, when necessary. She is on the Board of
directors of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan
(NPEIV) and serves as co-chair of the Practice committee working on policies and
research related to Trauma Informed Care. Megan is an American Association of
Marriage and Family Therapist’s (AAMFT) Board Approved Clinical Supervisor an active
member of the St. Louis chapter of Marriage and Family Therapists. Megan has spoken
at National conferences on sexual trauma and PTSD and has published research in the
area of sexual trauma, weight, and sexual behaviors.  Her specialty areas include:
sexual trauma, PTSD, women’s issues, crisis intervention, and children & adolescents.
She is an outspoken advocate for the Endometriosis community. Megan is a long time
active volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Humane Society of Missouri. She
is an avid traveler and has been to 1/7th of the globe.

 

About Us:

Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is a published author, with her second book releasing in February.

About Sex now livestreams episodes on Facebook a week before the podcast episodes come out. // Visit us at: www.aboutsexpodcast.com // Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed., a Licensed Marriage and Sex therapist at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

Also, we have facebooks and twitters and all that stuff, but if you read this far i seriously doubt you have time to read any more.

Facebook: Angela Skurtu LMFT, M. Ed, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist // Joshua Skurtu

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