This week, Gary chatted with the legendary Olympic beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings. We dive deep into her journey of rehabilitation post-injury, exploring themes like expectation management, maintaining an active lifestyle for personal well-being, and setting examples for children. Listen as she shares valuable insights on handling adversity in high-stakes situations, teamwork dynamics, and overcoming fear – all while juggling career aspirations and family responsibilities. Tune in to hear more about how she continues to inspire others through her story of resilience!
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In This Episode:
Reading Bible verses and using the Bible Recap app
Teenagers’ desire to spend more time with their parents
The importance of staying active and vibrant as one ages
Pouring into and creating a legacy for one’s family
Taking time for oneself in a relationship and focusing on personal growth
Overcoming fear and maintaining a positive focus
The bronze medal game and the challenges faced
The power of love and support from trusted individuals
The importance of self-awareness and managing one’s energy
The role of fear in clouding judgment and perception
“So for your kids, for my kids, to see us wanting to be vibrant, to make it a priority to keep moving, and to pray and to do all these things that fill us up so we can be vibrant in life for them, for ourselves; it’s just such a powerful gift.” ~Kerri Walsh Jennings
“As parents can, to a certain extent, we can control so much of our children’s lives based on the environment that we create in our homes and how we respond to their stresses and their growth, and all these things. And we set the tone largely, and that is such a huge responsibility.” ~Kerri Walsh Jennings
Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings is an American professional beach volleyball player, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, and a one-time Olympic bronze medalist. She is the beach volleyball leader in career victories as of 2016, having won 135 international and domestic tournaments.
Are you ready for an open and honest conversation about relationships, communication, and the importance of taking initiative? Laura Corn, Sex Coach to the Stars, joins Gary to discuss how to spice up your sex life, navigate challenges, and have those difficult conversations with your partner. With plenty of humor and relatable anecdotes, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to improve their relationship and find happiness. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and join us for this candid and entertaining discussion.
Sometimes it’s hard for people to adjust, but being willing to listen and make changes can lead to amazing transformations.
People often prioritize being right over being happy. But once you let go of the need to be right and focus on truly listening to each other, it opens up a whole new level of understanding and connection.
Having difficult conversations is necessary for growth. It’s not always easy, but being honest and open about your needs and desires can lead to positive changes in your relationships.
The reality of relationships is often more subdued than what we see portrayed. Life gets in the way, and it’s important to acknowledge that. It’s okay if things aren’t picture-perfect all the time.
Learning and growth are ongoing processes.
Taking initiative can make a big difference in relationships. It’s not just about making dinner or planning dates but also about actively seeking ways to support and connect with your partner.
Overcoming past traumas and finding the courage to embrace love and intimacy is a journey.
Timeline of topics:
3:00 Wanting to have great sex.
8:00 Acting dumb on TV.
9:00 Creative brain and seduction.
13:00 Impersonations and Exaggerations.
18:00 The impact of pornography.
22:00 The surge in pornography consumption.
26:00 Scheduling sex as a chore.
32:00 Passion involves novelty.
37:00 Adjusting communication in relationships.
40:00 Female fantasies.
44:00 Assertiveness in sexual relationships.
50:00 Love-making preferences.
51:00 Pulled hamstring during sex.
55:00 Creative Valentine’s Day ideas.
LAURA CORN IS THE AUTHOR OF NINE BEST-SELLING TITLES WITH OVER FOUR MILLION BOOKS AND PRODUCTS SOLD.
Her fans include Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Heather Locklear who raved about her on Late Night with David Letterman. The girls from The View have given her books as gifts to their celebrity guests!
She has spent more than twenty-five years researching the sexual practices and desires of American women and men. She brings to couples everywhere her inventive and arousing strategies for intimacy and hot sex.
Her unique approach to writing about sex has made Laura Corn a self-publishing phenomenon. After her award-winning book, 101 Nights of Great Sex topped the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon.com bestseller lists all at once, it went on to be the number-one-selling sex book in America for over two years.
Why are so many people drawn to Laura Corn’s books? Her tone is warm, curious, and enthusiastic. Like her readers, she understands the challenge that comes with keeping sex lively.
Laura’s books are for couples to do, not read. Her followers are drawn to the unique Secret Sealed Envelopes for each person to rip out and put into action – an approach that promises fantasy, play, and adventure. It will be a night to remember. Or a day. Or a whole weekend!
When Laura is not writing her books or researching them in her “test bedroom,” she is publicizing her books and other products on national and local television, in print media – and relentlessly on radio as she has appeared on more than a thousand radio shows!
Laura is ready to spread the word about her seduction techniques that guarantee great sex every week. A frequently consulted expert on hot sex and renewed intimacy, Laura has been widely quoted in national magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Playboy, and Redbook.
Laura’s book titles include:
“101 Nights of Great Sex”
“Passport to Pleasure”
“101 Grrreat Quickies”
“101 Nights of Grrreat Romance”
“101 Sexy Dares”
“52 Invitations to Grrreat Sex”
“You Still Give Me Butterflies – Feel Like You Are Falling In Love…Again”
“The Great American Sex Diet: Where The Only Thing You Nibble On…Is Your Partner“
“237 Intimate Questions Every Woman Should Ask a Man”
Laura is also the creator and producer of:
The best-selling video, “The Incredible G-Spot: The Ultimate Sexual Experience”
In this engaging episode, host Gary Scott Thomas welcomes the legendary comedian Killer Beaz. They discuss their shared experiences growing up in the South and the challenges they faced in pursuing their dreams. The conversation takes a spiritual turn as they delve into their rediscovery of faith and the importance of changing one’s mindset. Killer Beaz shares a powerful story of how he and his wife reached out to a couple in need and how their act of kindness had a profound impact on both the couple and those who witnessed it. They emphasize the importance of leading with faith and generosity and how it can bring happiness and blessings to others. Overall, this episode is a heartfelt and inspiring conversation about faith, kindness, and the power of laughter.
Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life: One of the biggest revelations discussed in this episode is the ability to change our mindset. Our thoughts have the power to shape our reality, and by consciously choosing to think positively and let go of negative thoughts, we can transform our lives. As Killer Beaz shared, “Change your freaking mind. Change that mindset. It’s painless, and it works.”
You Have the Power to Stop Negative Thoughts: We all experience dark thoughts from time to time, but the key is to recognize that we have the power to stop them in their tracks. By acknowledging our ability to choose happiness and not worry, we can shift our focus towards a more positive outlook. As our guest emphasized, “When you have those dark thoughts, you have the power to stop them in their tracks and go not today, not today.”
Let Go of Limiting Beliefs: Our mindset can sometimes be like a lid on a jar, holding us back from realizing our full potential. We often limit ourselves with beliefs that are not true or no longer serve us. As one of our guests shared, “You’ve got to get rid of that mindset because all things are possible for us.” By letting go of these limiting beliefs, we open ourselves up to endless possibilities and true freedom.
“Change your freaking mind.” ~Killer Beaz
“My phrase in my head is, ‘Not today, Satan.'” ~Killer Beaz
“The research shows the happiest that you will feel is when you do something for someone else.” ~Killer Beaz
“You don’t have to be Bible-literate. You don’t have to be a scholar of the Bible. You don’t have to be well-versed in it in order to just share with people why you’re happy and why you don’t have a life full of worry and anxiety.” ~Killer Beaz
“We have no idea what the blessings others are gonna get just because we’re obedient.” ~Killer Beaz
“They say that smart is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing when not to say it.” ~Killer Beaz
“God’s going to use it in some way wonderful.” ~Killer Beaz
“But God is gonna ask you, what’d you do with all the blessings I gave you?” ~Killer Beaz
“When you open that Bible, how many times have you randomly opened it, and holy moly, right there is something that has pertained with something that’s going on that day or something you were fretting over. It will address it.” ~Killer Beaz
Celebrating his seventh season on Discovery Channel’s hit series, “Moonshiners”, comedian Killer Beaz is touring the nation when not filming. With well over three decades of comedy clubs and theatres, television, and radio, Killer Beaz is legendary in the comedy industry. Beaz continues to make regular stops with his family-friendly show to The Grand Ole Opry stage. Tickets and information for his tour are available at www.KillerBeaz.com.
Killer Beaz has his own, unique brand of “Hard Hitting” – “Laugh out Loud” – “Laugh A Lot” – “HI-PROOF” – “High Energy” – “Everyman-style” comedy! With many thousands of radio, television and stage appearances, Beaz has been entertaining audiences worldwide, but his passion is his live stage performance. He is an award-winning artist and has been signed with both Sony and Warner Brothers Records, and received reviews such as:
“Beaz is ‘Killer!’” – Rolling Stone Magazine
“Killer Beaz lives up to his name, “Killing” his audience, night after night, show after show!” -Entertainment Today/Las Vegas, NV
“Killer Beaz has a universal appeal that makes him a crowd favorite!” – SHOWTIME/Reno, NV
Don’t miss your opportunity to see “THE BEST BUZZ in TOWN!” See him on television, hear him on the radio, see his stage performance live…you’ll be “Stung for Life!” Live show tickets and information are available at KillerBeaz.com.
In this episode, my guest is comedian and actor Paul Reiser. We discuss his upcoming shows at Cobb’s Comedy Club, his tour called the “Big Font Comedy Tour,” and how he’s glad to be doing stand-up again. We also talked about Paul’s various roles in TV and books, including his recent appearance on Stranger Things as Dr. Sam Owens.
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In this episode:
Stand-up comedy and live performances
The journey of becoming a comedian
Finding your comedic voice
Making your spouse laugh
Opening for Buddy Rich
“I really missed doing stand-up and all these other shows.”
“I just love the whole thing.”
“I was just thinking if you were dead.”
“But how cool that I just got offered a joint by Buddy Rich.”
As a seasoned actor, writer, producer, and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. In addition to co-creating and starring in the critically-acclaimed NBC series Mad About You (1992), which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award, and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, his successes also include his book, “Couplehood,” which sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on “The New York Times” best-seller list, and “Babyhood,” his follow-up book, which features his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first-time father, which also made “The New York Times” best-seller list. He also wrote a follow-up bestseller, Familyhood.
Born and raised in New York City, Reiser was drawn to Greenwich Village clubs, which featured, among others, George Carlin, Robert Klein, and David Steinberg. He subsequently attended college at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he majored in music (piano and composition) and participated in drama classes. During his university years, he was active in student theater productions at the Hinman Little Theater, an on-campus community theater organization located in Hinman College, his dorm community. Reiser later began performing as a comedian at the Improv and Comic Strip during university summer breaks.
Remembered for notable performances in films such as Diner (1982), Aliens (1986), Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), The Marrying Man (1991), Bye Bye Love (1995) and One Night at McCool’s (2001). More recently, he starred in two original movies for Showtime – Strange Relations (2001) opposite Julie Walters, Chazz Palminteri’s Women vs. Men (2002), opposite Joe Mantegna and Christine Lahti. His first original screenplay also became his next film, The Thing About My Folks (2005), also starring Peter Falk, Olympia Dukakis, and Elizabeth Perkins.
Reiser’s development company, “Nuance Productions,” has produced several projects for NBC television, including, My 11:30 (2004), starring Jeff Goldblum and Donna Murphy – which Reiser co-wrote with Steven Sater. Also in the works – for the Showtime cable network – is a mock documentary about “The Smothers Brothers” and their battles with television network censorship in the late 1960s. Since then, he has maintained a lower profile, working more as an executive producer and writer than as an actor.
In 2003, Reiser made his stage debut in Woody Allen’s directorial play debut Writer’s Block. He also paired with Steven Soderbergh to star in the Amazon Original Series Red Oaks.
Reiser tours the country performing in sold-out venues and was recently voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.”