Episode 8 - Dating Isn't Always Funny Pt. 1

Meet Josh Nasar. A funny, caring, 47-year-old single guy living in LA. I would like to say he can do just about anything. He has gone from a businessman living in the Hollywood Hills to selling everything he owns to do what he really loves which is talking… Being a podcaster himself as well as an actor and stand up comedian. Josh has gone through a lot over the years including love addiction (yes it is a thing) and codependency issues. All of which he was brave enough to work on with the help of therapists and groups. Take a listen into this two part episode from a guy who has been there and done that but is OK if he wakes up alone as long as he knows he is happy. Much to be admired here so…. tune in!

www.joshnasar.com

@joshnasar

Podcast: Getting Ready With Josh Nasar (found on all platforms)


 

Resources and Research from the Show:

Learned Helplessness: a condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought to be one of the underlying causes of depression.

Codependency: excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically one who requires support on account of an illness or addiction.

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Episode 7 - Freedom Tour Pt. 2

Episode 7 finds us back with Leah Carey, a Sex Communication Coach from the Pacific Northwest. As I edited this week’s episode her words of wisdom could not be more true and even be interchangeable. Relationships and sex aren’t just one size fits all. You need to find your footing and some times that takes courage and some times you need a little help. I found myself needing a little help this week and reached out to a professional to help me wade through some of the “muck” I couldn’t quite make sense of. Take a listen to this week’s episode and see if you can’t take a nugget away from what Leah has to say.


Episode 6 - Freedom Tour Pt. 1

This two part episode introduces you to Leah Carey. She is a Sexual Communications Coach which is not to be confused with a relationship coach. She helps her clients “go there” in an open, supportive and constructive way. Leah took what she calls her Freedom Tour across the country to get her to where she is today. Leah has taken her life by the horns and found her own way to be comfortable in her skin day by day while helping others find their voice and body confidence. This might not be for everyone… but I am all ears!

You can also listen to Leah’s Podcast on all platforms called Good Girls Talking About Sex!

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Episode 5 - Google Your Date - Pt 2 with Lucas

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Part 1, back up a second and listen and meet Lucas. As I continue my conversation with him in Part 2 we learn a valuable lesson…. to Google your date… But make sure you have the right person. Hear us laugh about the oddities of dating, men vs. women and learning lessons along the way.

Check out Lucas’s podcasts on all platforms! Ride with Me, Drive with Me and soon to launch, Just Sway.

Episode 4 - Lone(ly) Star State

Meet Lucas. He is single and living in the Lone Star State…. Texas. But that isn’t his story. His story is that he had made hundreds if not thousands of mini connections with people while being an Uber driver in the past but still finds himself looking for the one. He has been married (more than once), he has dated, he has swiped… So what has he learned? Does he still believe in finding love? Listen to this episode and meet Lucas.

Tune into Lucas’s podcasts found anywhere you listen - Ride With Me, Drive With Me and coming soon Just Sway. You can also find him on FB and IG with the same names.

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Episode 3 - Millennial Advice

Freda Collins is a relationship coach from the East Coast. Though she doesn’t have YEARS of experience under her belt yet… She hears what young adults are saying and is helping them figure out their feelings. Freda has ridden her own relationship rollercoaster but finds herself at the final stop as she is engaged to a great guy. Listen to how she became a coach and to some young words of wisdom.

https://www.fredacollins.com

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** Please note that any experts I have on the show I cannot personally endorse. This blog and podcast is for entertainment and conversation. If you have serious concerns please reach out to a professional.

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Episode 2 - Match.com for the Whim!

Meghan was ready to throw the towel in on dating. Feeling like swiping through apps and going on first date after first date just wasn’t working for her, Meghan decided to hit the pause button and do what a lot of women do…. find themselves before they find “him.”

Cut to 6 months later Meghan attended her best friend’s wedding and caught the bouquet! But the fairytale is just beginning. On a whim still feeling the wedding vibes Meghan signed up for Match.com. Who knows exactly what stars aligned that made her toe dip back into the dating pool at that moment but thank god she did. Because little did she know her first date would be her last.

This episode is about how Meghan met Justin and their whirlwind romance that still has them in the honeymoon phase.


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Episode 1 - Meet The Parents

In this episode listeners will get to meet my parents, Gary and Susan. They have been together since 1970 and married for 44 years. I felt like this was a good place to start this series so you understand where I came from and the type of relationship I admire. My parents lived together for 5 years prior to marriage in what was considered “sin” in the 70’s and have gone on to survive the ups and downs for 49 years. They share some advice, some stories and a few of their communication tools. Some things will never change…love, respect and a good sense of humor.

Susan and Gary live in Southern California with their two dogs. Susan is a huge animal rescue advocate and volunteers saving dogs. Gary still works in the apparel industry and is the President of Left Coast Tee, a luxury lifestyle clothing line. www.leftcoasttee.com