28 episodes

Join therapist, coach and creator Buck Dodson (LCSW) for Gay Men's Life Lab, a podcast that extends the brave and bold conversations he’s been having with other gay men for over 15 years about what matters most to us, and how to follow our own paths to feel alive and aligned – mind, body, heart, and soul. Each episode, Buck and his guests dive deep into the issues facing gay men today, including relationships, self-worth, purpose, a healthy body, sex, and more. Together we take an honest look at what’s working, what’s not and what to do about it. We get real with each other, about ourselves and our lives, and we open up about our struggles and our successes. Along the way, we learn from each other and grow together, feeling inspired and connected. This is your Gay Men’s Life Lab. Welcome!

Gay Men's Life Lab with Buck Dodson Buck Dodson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Join therapist, coach and creator Buck Dodson (LCSW) for Gay Men's Life Lab, a podcast that extends the brave and bold conversations he’s been having with other gay men for over 15 years about what matters most to us, and how to follow our own paths to feel alive and aligned – mind, body, heart, and soul. Each episode, Buck and his guests dive deep into the issues facing gay men today, including relationships, self-worth, purpose, a healthy body, sex, and more. Together we take an honest look at what’s working, what’s not and what to do about it. We get real with each other, about ourselves and our lives, and we open up about our struggles and our successes. Along the way, we learn from each other and grow together, feeling inspired and connected. This is your Gay Men’s Life Lab. Welcome!

    Body Wellness & Authenticity Encouragement with Lance Pyburn, LMT

    Body Wellness & Authenticity Encouragement with Lance Pyburn, LMT

    In this episode, I talk with wellness entrepreneur and Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Lance Pyburn, about healing through our bodies, storytelling and living with authenticity. Tune in as Lance and I discuss Brave New Love, his latest initiative that create spaces for about living authentically, especially for LGBTQ+ people. 
    Highlights include:
    How Lance redefined authenticity and success by healing internalized homophobia The chronic stress on gay men’s bodies and how our nervous systems respond or reactWhat it means to develop an Authenticity Practice anchored in wellness The 5 elements of Brave New Love’s Authenticity FrameworkEmpowering gay, bi and queer men to share their stories and live more authenticallyLearn more about Brave New Love and Lance Pyburn at:
    IG: @brave.new.love
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/BraveNewLove
    Website: www.bravenewlove.com
    Get involved: Share your story, join the Brave New Love newsletter, and/or reach out to start a conversation about facilitating a workshop with your community, faith, or corporate group at lance@bravenewlove.com 


    About Buck Dodson, Host
    Learn more about me and how I help gay men like you live and love well by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following me on Instagram and Facebook. 
    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps more gay men find Gay Men’s Life Lab! 

    • 50 min
    From Gay Pride to Gay Power

    From Gay Pride to Gay Power

    Happy Pride and Happy Power! 

    In this “A Quick Buck” episode, I dive headfirst into the special powers we have and why it’s time for gay, bi and queer men to take the next step to evolve.

    Check it out as I talk about…
    Why we need a Coming Out 2.0 to step into full power as gay menGay men’s roles, gifts, spiritual functions, and superpowers The work of thought leaders, Christian de la Huerta, Ray Rigoglioso and Toby JohnsonThe ability we have to balance the Masculine and Feminine The importance of maintaining our outsider perspective while learning to belong
    Learn more about me and how I help gay men like you live, love and lead powerfully by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following me on Instagram and Facebook. 
    Resources
    Gay Men and The New Way Forward by Ray Rigoglioso
    Coming out Spiritually by Christian de la Huerta
    Gay Spirituality by Dr. Toby Johnson


    About Buck Dodson, Host
    Learn more about me and how I help gay men like you live and love well by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following me on Instagram and Facebook. 
    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps more gay men find Gay Men’s Life Lab! 

    • 57 min
    Gay Spirituality with Dr. Toby Johnson

    Gay Spirituality with Dr. Toby Johnson

    Join me and gay thought leader, spiritual writer, novelist, and former monk, Dr. Toby Johnson, as we explore the essential role gay and queer men play in expanding spirituality and raising consciousness. 

    In this episode, Toby and I chat about…


    The intersection of spiritual practice and living as a gay man in a non-gay worldDefining spirit as the “observer inside” involved in the evolution of consciousnessThe profound influence of “Follow your Bliss” author, Joseph Campbell on his teachingsThe higher but not better spiritual perspective of gay men How gay men can participate and contribute to the evolution of consciousnessThe role of gay men in being “surrogate parents” in societyHow gay men help transcend rigid definitions of masculine and feminine
    Learn all about Toby Johnson at www.tobyjohnson.com and follow him on Facebook and YouTube.
    Purchase Toby’s books on Amazon.

    About Buck Dodson, Host
    Learn more about me and how I help gay men like you live and love well by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following me on Instagram and Facebook. 
    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps more gay men find Gay Men’s Life Lab! 

    • 59 min
    Raising LGBTQ Allies with Chris Tompkins

    Raising LGBTQ Allies with Chris Tompkins

    Join me and Chris Tompkins, author, TEDx speaker, spiritual life coach, and LGBTQ inner-advocate to discuss his new book, Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent’s Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground.
    In this episode, Chris and I chat about…
    The “messages from the playground” that become subconscious negative beliefs about being gayDoing the work to talk openly with children and families about LGBTQ identity How coming out as a gay man doesn’t erase negative beliefs about being gayManaging the insidious nature of internalized homophobia that blocks critical dialogueHow gay and queer men can lead the way in elevating consciousness and raising the next generationFollow Chris Tompkins (@aroadtriptolove) on Instagram and Twitter.
    Purchase his book Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent’s Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground using the discount code RLLGBTQ30 to save 30% as a Gay Men’s Life Lab listener. 

    About Buck Dodson, Host
    Learn more about me and how I help gay men like you live and love well by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following me on Instagram and Facebook. 
    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps more gay men find Gay Men’s Life Lab! 
    Thanks!
    Buck

    • 52 min
    Gay Men Choosing Connection Over Perfection

    Gay Men Choosing Connection Over Perfection

    Perfectionism runs rampant in the gay, bi and queer male communities. Striving to the “best little boy in the world” is a strategy many of us use to cope with the shame, invalidation and rejection from growing up gay.  It’s time to set ourselves free so let’s start by addressing the root cause – our need for connection. 
    Check out this episode to learn… 
    Signs of perfectionism as well as over-achieving, over-functioning and people-pleasingHow our unmet needs for connection drive perfectionism and over-functioningWhy these strategies were “helpful” to us as gay boys The role of ‘doing mode’ vs ‘being mode’ Why choosing connection is the antidote to perfectionHow we use perfectionism to cope with the uncertainty of the human experience
    About Buck Dodson, Host

    Learn more about me and how I help gay men like you live and love well by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following me on Instagram and Facebook. 
    If you found this episode helpful, please ‘gay it forward’ by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps more gay men find Gay Men’s Life Lab! 
    Thanks!
    Buck

    • 41 min
    Healthy Gay Dating with Relationship Coach Ken Reid

    Healthy Gay Dating with Relationship Coach Ken Reid

    Join me and Dating & Relationship Coach, Ken Reid, as we dive into Ken’s no-nonsense dating tips for gay men.  
    In this episode, Ken and I unpack…
    How our own thoughts, beliefs and assumptions are hurdles to finding a manTransforming gay shame and self-abandonment into empowered actionKnowing and communicating your “terms and conditions” in datingHealthy alternatives to ghosting and being ghostedUsing rejection as an opportunity to build your self-esteemAuthenticity as the foundation of healthy datingDownload Ken Reid’s Dating Cheat Sheet at www.kenreidrelationshipcoach.com.
    Follow him Instagram and go to Facebook to join The Gay Dating Academy . 


    About Buck Dodson, Host
    Learn more about me and how I help gay men like you live and love well by visiting www.buckdodson.com and following me on Instagram and Facebook. 
    If you found this episode helpful, please gay it forward by subscribing and leaving a quick review and rating. This helps gay and queer men find Gay Men’s Life Lab! 
    Thanks!
    Buck

    • 55 min

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