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Coach Maddox, host of The Authentic Gay Man Podcast, reveals why so many gay men experience loneliness and isolation and the steps they can take, so they can create deep meaningful friendships that help them experience a profound sense of belonging and community. If you have ever felt like you were on the outside looking in, you’re not alone. It's a common theme among gay men. Maybe you are wondering what it means to be an Authentic Gay Man? Maddox engages his guests in honest and raw conversations, concerning topics that gay men rarely speak about. When we are able to get real with ourselves, it enables us to get real with others. That creates emotional intimacy…something we often fear and crave at the same time. Discover how to become more authentic and vulnerable, so you are magnetic to the people you engage with. Tune into each episode for a raw, candid, and uncensored exploration into the challenges of being an Authentic Gay Man. If you’re interested in gaining insights into your own challenges by hearing vulnerable stories of other gay men and if you aspire to be an Authentic Gay Man, this is the podcast for you.

The Authentic Gay Man Podcast Coach Maddox

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    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings

Coach Maddox, host of The Authentic Gay Man Podcast, reveals why so many gay men experience loneliness and isolation and the steps they can take, so they can create deep meaningful friendships that help them experience a profound sense of belonging and community. If you have ever felt like you were on the outside looking in, you’re not alone. It's a common theme among gay men. Maybe you are wondering what it means to be an Authentic Gay Man? Maddox engages his guests in honest and raw conversations, concerning topics that gay men rarely speak about. When we are able to get real with ourselves, it enables us to get real with others. That creates emotional intimacy…something we often fear and crave at the same time. Discover how to become more authentic and vulnerable, so you are magnetic to the people you engage with. Tune into each episode for a raw, candid, and uncensored exploration into the challenges of being an Authentic Gay Man. If you’re interested in gaining insights into your own challenges by hearing vulnerable stories of other gay men and if you aspire to be an Authentic Gay Man, this is the podcast for you.

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    Podcast News

    Hello Authentic Gay Man Podcast fans.  I come to you with a full heart.  Whether you are a listener or a podcast guest, there are no words to express how deeply grateful I am for your support and participation.  YOU are what has made this podcast great!
    Today, I am here to inform you that this is the final episode of The Authentic Gay Man Podcast.  Sharing this news is bitter sweet.  The sweet part has been how my life has been forever changed from hearing the stories of guests and reading comments and receiving messages for almost 2 years, from men all over the world.  There have been so many men that courageously stepped forward and showed true authenticity and vulnerability.  Each one has set a shining example of what it means to be an authentic gay man.  I have grown exponentially as a result of all the stories, feedback, and relationships that have developed from the podcast.
    The bitter part is making a hard decision to draw a close to the podcast.  As life would have it, I’ve been drawn to new projects that inspire me and excite me.  The Universe has given me a clear message that it’s time to focus on “humanity” rather than segments of humanity.
    I’m currently working on projects that may or may not interest you.  When they are ready to launch, I will definitely reach out and give you the option of continuing to follow me and my work.
    Until we meet again, I am wishing you the very best of what life has to offer.  I encourage you to continue your quest and journey to live fully from that place of being an Authentic Gay Man!  Sending all my love… Maddox
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    Grant Miller navigates aging and retirement like a seasoned pro

    Grant Miller navigates aging and retirement like a seasoned pro

    This is Grant Miller’s third time to be on the podcast. As one of our biggest fans, he has a lot to say. In this episode he shares how he has gone from the glass half empty to the glass half full. Instead of fighting the aging process, he is accepting and flowing with it. He talks about his pending retirement and how he has intentionally reframed his way of seeing it… from loss to opportunity. If aging and/or retirement are on your radar in the next few years, you’ll find this conversation uplifting and enlightening.

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    • 42 min
    Jim Cartwright - Agism, Gay Elderism, and Remaining Relevant

    Jim Cartwright - Agism, Gay Elderism, and Remaining Relevant

    First let me say that the topic of agism is not just for those getting older! My guest, Jim Cartwright, is a holistic life coach. Our conversation was rich with different aspects of aging. I loved that Jim pointed out that agism has nothing to do with a specific age. Young people experience agism. The big ah ha was realizing that internalized agism is the big culprit and the origin of whatever agism we might be experiencing. We touched on gay elderism and how important it is, as older gay men, to educate the younger gay men on our gay history. Finally, we talked about how one can stay relevant as we get older. It’s actually easier than you might think.

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    • 56 min
    Justin Mezetin is challenged with being gay, black, and Seventh Day Adventist

    Justin Mezetin is challenged with being gay, black, and Seventh Day Adventist

    After a lengthy silence, Justin Mezetin states that his biggest challenge in life has been trying to understand what authenticity really is and even more challenging, how to live in authenticity. He speaks of the different ways he didn’t fit in. He’s gay, black, and a Seventh Day Adventist. He says that in every space, he didn’t fit in because at least one of those attributes. At age 37, he’s got a better grip on authenticity, but now facing the next challenge of vulnerability. We talk a lot about inner safety and how that is such an important component to both authenticity and vulnerability. The conversation was SO rich, we went overtime.

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    Cator Sparks talks about dating apps, mental health, and other alternatives

    Cator Sparks talks about dating apps, mental health, and other alternatives

    My guest, Cator Sparks, is a gay man and a dating and relationship coach. Much of his work is around online dating and how to effectively navigate the challenges while making conscious efforts to safe guard your mental health and overall wellbeing. We talk about how to deal with rejection in a healthy manner and learning to not take the downside experiences personally. We unpack how doing your personal growth work lays a foundation for a more fruitful outcome. For those that refuse to use dating apps, we discuss a wide variety of options for meeting potential dates offline in a more organic fashion. If your single and wanting to mingle, this will be a good listen.

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    Jon Carl Lewis: Spiritual direction as a tool for more peace in your life

    Jon Carl Lewis: Spiritual direction as a tool for more peace in your life

    Jon Carl Lewis is a spiritual director who works with those that find themselves lacking peace or clarity when it comes to how they navigate their religion and/or spirituality. Helping his clients understand the differences between religion and spirituality and how they merge or blend together. We discussed religious wounding and the shame that can be carried throughout one’s life if it isn’t properly addressed. If you struggle with religious wounds or shame and you would like to find spiritual peace, this episode could be the first step in your exploration.

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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I just listened to the podcast you had with Roger Miller . I am also a member of HOW and wanted to hear more in depth his story. Everyone’s story of their MOM is different and would love to hear more . Steve

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Great podcast!

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but I have been really impressed with the content and the interview style. Lots of good advice and interesting guests.

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Insightful and Heartwarming

Came here after hearing you on the Wealth Beyond Money podcast. I love the wisdom and vulnerability you bring to each conversation. Keep it up!

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