94 episodes

Unconventional recipes for love and liberation. In a world filled with hate, injustice, and despair, our sense of shared humanity depends on learning to MAKE radical, revolutionary, justice-centered love. Not find it, not fall into it. But intentionally create and wield it. Centering the voices of historically and culturally marginalized people, How To Make Love™ will provoke and challenge you to create your own recipe for and practice of making more love — in your life, and in the world. And ask you to include justice as a critical ingredient. New episodes monthly.

How To Make Love‪™‬ laura brewer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 131 Ratings

Unconventional recipes for love and liberation. In a world filled with hate, injustice, and despair, our sense of shared humanity depends on learning to MAKE radical, revolutionary, justice-centered love. Not find it, not fall into it. But intentionally create and wield it. Centering the voices of historically and culturally marginalized people, How To Make Love™ will provoke and challenge you to create your own recipe for and practice of making more love — in your life, and in the world. And ask you to include justice as a critical ingredient. New episodes monthly.

    92: 5 Essential Skills for Practicing Justice

    92: 5 Essential Skills for Practicing Justice

    What––for you––is the single most essential skill or tool right now in your practice of justice?––love?––courage? That's the question the podcast will invite a whole new suit of guests to share and explore in the coming new year. laura kicks us off with her own reflections to the question, and her answers may surprise you.
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    • 13 min
    91: Consent As A Way of Being

    91: Consent As A Way of Being

    When we learn to think of consent as a way of being and a practice in ALL domains of our life, we expand the work of justice, liberation, and love. Join laura for a discussion about why we should think about embodying consent across all our life, how to deepen our practice of consent when making requests of others, and how to deepen our embodiment of consent when saying yes/no/maybe. We'll also talk about the direct link between consent and anti-oppression/anti-racism. And of course, there's reflection questions for you too.
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    • 20 min
    90: Scarcity

    90: Scarcity

    Sometimes called 'scarcity thinking,' laura breaks down and reframes the notion of scarcity – what is is, where it comes from, and how to heal it. Tune in for concrete suggestions, reflection questions, and tools for healing scarcity all through a lens of equity. While this episode is designed for individuals, it's also applicaple to teams and organizations struggling with scarcity orientation.
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    • 22 min
    89: How To Make (Dis) Ease

    89: How To Make (Dis) Ease

    Join laura for a conversation about how we make ease and how we erode ease in our personal relationships. Plus, we'll look  at some common culprits (personal responsibility, thoughts, and feelings) that can create generate an unhealthy sense of urgency and chip away at ease. That and much more!
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    • 15 min
    88: The Shadow Side of Purpose

    88: The Shadow Side of Purpose

    Purpose can be a guiding light. It can also be a dark shadow. But we rarely talk about the latter. We explore that conversation in this episode.

    • 13 min
    87: Freedom From The Inside-Out

    87: Freedom From The Inside-Out

    We can value freedom. We can treat it as an outcome. Or. And: we can train in making it our way of BEing.
    Resources from the podcast:
    Read My Grandmother's Hands, by Resma Menakem.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

MWHoffman ,

An investment in myself

I am enjoying this podcast so much. I often put my headphones in and listen while I reset the house after my kids are asleep. It’s some time just for me and I love how this podcast can make me think and laugh and cry. I am so deeply excited and scared for the special on death. Really looking forward to it even though I know it might be hard. Thank you for this podcast!

Kellyhphp ,

brave, smart, and always a good listen

laura’s podcast is one of my perennial favorites. She always makes me think, helps me learn, and pushes me to be a better human.

james.t.schwartz ,

Needed perspective

laura brewer brings a needed introspective view of our world, and encourages us to step back and look at our impact on others. I appreciate how she asks us to examine ourselves from a critical, racial lens and figure out how to take up new ways of being.

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