Jody Kennedy is a men’s fitness expert, a movement specialist, and an ancestral health guru. Out of his home base in Dublin, Ireland he is building tribes of men who are re-discovering what it means to be embodied beings in nature as a part of the modern world. We have a great conversation about being “civilized to death,” the impact of plant medicine, connecting with emotions, learning how to become a modern caveman, living a disciplined life, and being the healthiest version of self. Check it out!
“I’m just being authentic!” or “Just follow your heart” are conventional pop-psychological wisdom. And it’s honestly just bad advice. In this episode Rainer talks about the dangers of being reactionary, why folks who aren’t easily offended are much happier, how culture emphasizes and conditions us towards outrage, and why listening to your “gut” isn’t always effective. We also continue to explore the nature of emotions, and this time get into what the “will” actually is, and how it plays out!
In this episode Rainer answers several questions that listeners have sent in:
1) "What the fuck is the Sacred Masculine?"
2) "How do I get rid of the unwanted emotion of anger?"
3) "Are you a men's right's activist?"
4) "What's up with talking about sex?"
Check out how Rainer attempts to address these questions, weighing in on a range of issues from Jungian archetypes and sexual polarity, to using Cognitive Behavioral strategies to reduce unwanted emotions, to speaking up for yourself, to the need to talk about the kinky shit that we are into as humans. Enjoy!