The Love Drive with Shaun Galanos

The Love Drive with Shaun Galanos

A podcast to help you learn communication and intimacy skills for better relationships and more love. Listen to short pep talks with your love coach and host, Shaun Galanos, or longer form interviews with thought-leaders, therapists, and healers. If you want to deepen your capacity for love, you're at the right place.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 7 min

We're always trying to fix everything, all the time. Sometimes, the thing to do is nothing. Nothing but sit and feel what is coming up. No action item needed.

Next time you're struggling to figure out what to do, do nothing. 

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February 24, 2021 9 min

I really wish it were, but healthy relationships require commitment, risk, trust, responsibility, and a shared dream or goal. 

Love is an important ingredient, but it's not the whole recipe. 

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February 16, 2021 14 min

While all your needs are valid, some of those needs can’t - or won’t - be met by others (no matter how much you want them to or try). 

If your need is tied to your self-esteem, your self-worth, your value, or your love for yourself as a person, it’s going to be nearly impossible for others to meet those needs.

They might try and fail because no amount of them trying will meet the need for self-love.

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February 2, 2021 67 min

In this episode, Kat Harris, relationship coach and author of Sexless in the City, discusses how to deal with life plans that continue changing and the sadness that comes from living a life that’s different than what you expected. 

Kat and Shaun talk about grieving your dreams, how to be honest with yourself, and the importance of keeping your expectations in check. 

 

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    Don't change who you are to be in a relationship. No matter what you do, you'll never be enough for some people. And no matter how you tone yourself down, you'll always be too much for others.

    Join Getting Your Needs Met: Identify Your Needs and Make Requests with Confidence

    A 4-week course with Shaun Galanos on learning how identify what needs aren't being met in your life, finding a variety of ways of getting th...

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    January 19, 2021 15 min

    There's nothing easy about asking your loved one for space, and yet, fire needs air. 

    Join Getting Your Needs Met: Identify Your Needs and Make Requests with Confidence

    A 4-week course with Shaun Galanos on learning how identify what needs aren't being met in your life, finding a variety of ways of getting them met, and making requests for pretty much anything. Join us http://thelovedrive.com/needs

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    Jessica Graham is a meditation teacher, spiritual guide, and author of Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out.  In this episode, she discusses how to bring presence and mindfulness to sex, and how powerfully that can affect our everyday life.

    What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • Why mindful sex can lead to a more mindful relationship with ourselves and everyone around us
  • Why are we so afraid to talk about sex and se...
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    December 15, 2020 8 min

    If 2020 was hard for you, join the club. Sending you all love, light, and strength as we close out 2020 and ride into 2021. Let's hope it's more gentle on all our souls. 

    See you in January. 

     

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    In this episode, Tara Galeano - a licenced professional counsellor, certificed sex therapist, author, speaker and coach - discusses the  wisdom of our body and the importance of using it as a great input for listening to ourselves, beyond thinking.

    Shaun and Tara talk about the essential practice of breathing and mindfulness to come back to the body and staying in the present moment.

     

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    November 24, 2020 8 min

    Rejection makes space for something better to enter your life, as long as you can let go. 

    Join The Confidence Course

    A 4-week course with Shaun Galanos and Jillian Richardson on owning your power, loving your body, and speaking up for yourself in love, life, and at work. http://thelovedrive.com/confidence

    Learn more about The Love Drive

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    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive

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    November 17, 2020 10 min

    No one likes a ghoster. And there are a few valid reasons why people ghost. Here's how to deal with them...

    Join The Confidence Course

    A 4-week course with Shaun Galanos and Jillian Richardson on owning your power, loving your body, and speaking up for yourself in love, life, and at work. http://thelovedrive.com/confidence

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    November 10, 2020 8 min

    If you want clarity in your relationships, you'll have to step up and ask for it. 

    Join The Confidence Course

    A 4-week course with Shaun Galanos and Jillian Richardson on owning your power, loving your body, and speaking up for yourself in love, life, and at work. http://thelovedrive.com/confidence

    Learn more about The Love Drive

    Website https://thelovedrive.com/

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive

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    November 3, 2020 11 min

    And do you find yourself in relationships with emotionally unavailable people?

    Join The Confidence Course

    A 4-week course with Shaun Galanos and Jillian Richardson on owning your power, loving your body, and speaking up for yourself in love, life, and at work. http://thelovedrive.com/confidence

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    I want you to have a big, bold, beautiful life, and that's gonna require some serious courage, and self-esteem to know that you deserve it. 

    Join The Confidence Course

    A 4-week course with Shaun Galanos and Jillian Richardson on owning your power, loving your body, and speaking up for yourself in love, life, and at work. http://thelovedrive.com/confidence

    Learn more about The Love Drive

    Website https://thelovedrive.com/

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    Britt East - an inspirational speaker and author - talks about the challenges of finding love as a gay man, and how that applies to all relationships..

     

    He shares the importance of coming out as a tool for everyone to get out of their closet and live a more authentic life. 

     

    Shaun and Britt discuss how same-sex attraction doesn’t necessarily define our sexual orientation and they encourage giving in to curiosity, with an emph...

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    Sade Ferrier - an Associate marriage and family Therapist and Intimacy Coach - discusses sexual intimacy and how to feel safe in a relationship. Sexual intimacy is multidimensional, as she clarifies, it’s more than intercourse and more than sex. Sade shares the importance and challenges of accepting your lover and Shaun shares a practice called Desires, Fears, and Boundaries.

     

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    Kelsey Grant - a Love Educator and Relationship Coach - discusses how to set consequences to boundaries from a place of self-respect and love for the other person. What happens after we set boundaries for our relationships? How can we hold the other person and ourselves accountable for respecting these boundaries?

    Kelsey and Shaun share scripts and real-life situations in which boundaries may be crossed, what to do about it, and h...

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    Madelanne Rust-d’Eye – a somatic psychotherapist, counselor, and facilitator - shares her knowledge on somatics and body-informed leadership. Her approach is body-focused, practical and experiential, and scientifically-based.

    She looks at the body as a phenomenon, as an experience to be understood. Madelanne talks about the interwoven realities of the brain and body, discussing what somatic practices we should be doing if we want ...

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    September 8, 2020 21 min

    You're needy, and there's nothing wrong with that. If you think you are too needy, this pep talk is for you. 

    Join The Lovebird Club

    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy. 

    For contributing lovebirds only: https://thelovedrive.com/thelovebirdclub

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    Kai Weder, a sex educator, coach, and healing and wellness practitioner, discusses desire discrepancy. When are the tools and the steps to be taken when our partner has a different libido than we do?

    What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • Get curious about how we define desire, sex, and libido!
  • How to deal with mismatched libido?
  • What can you do that deepens the connection without genital stimulation?
  • Shaun shares the three...
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