166 episodes

A podcast to help you learn communication and intimacy skills for better relationships and more love.

Listen to short pep talks with your love coach and host, Shaun Galanos, or longer form interviews with thought-leaders, therapists, and healers.

If you want to deepen your capacity for love, you're at the right place.

The Love Drive with Shaun Galanos Shaun Galanos

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 381 Ratings

A podcast to help you learn communication and intimacy skills for better relationships and more love.

Listen to short pep talks with your love coach and host, Shaun Galanos, or longer form interviews with thought-leaders, therapists, and healers.

If you want to deepen your capacity for love, you're at the right place.

    Sorry for ghosting you, and goodbye

    Sorry for ghosting you, and goodbye

    This is a final apology episode for ghosting you all, where you can find me, and a sneak peek of the first episode of my new project, Voicemails to Dad, where, you guessed it, I leave voicemails to my recently deceased father. 
    You can find my writing on substack here: https://shaungalanos.substack.com/
    You can find the Voicemail to Dad podcast here: https://shaungalanos.substack.com/podcast
    Again, thank you all for being here. 
    Love, Shaun 

    • 20 min
    Life Update 2023: Are you still here?

    Life Update 2023: Are you still here?

    Hey friend. Thanks for being here. 
    Here are the links I promised:
    Getting Your Needs Met Course: http://www.gettingyourneedsmet.com
    Trusting Love 2023 Retreat: http://www.trustinglove2023.com
    In Bloom Love And Relationship Summit
    In-person tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/in-bloom-a-love-and-relationships-summit-presented-by-real-love-ready-tickets-434006423897?aff=ShaunGalanos
    Virtual tickets:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/in-bloom-a-love-and-relationships-summit-presented-by-real-love-ready-tickets-434035199967?aff=ShaunGalanos
    And, that's it for now. Have a lovely week. 

    • 21 min
    Bad Vibes Only with Nora McInerny

    Bad Vibes Only with Nora McInerny

    Nora McInerny is an award-winning podcast host of ‘Terrible, Thanks For Asking,’ speaker, and author of several books, including her new book “Bad Vibes Only.” 
    Shaun and Nora discuss vulnerability porn, their relationship with social media, and how they feel about posting everything online.
    What you'll learn (or why you should care):
    Toxic positivity and “good vibes only” mentality
    How to love people we deeply disagree with
    How to accept that people’s lives are not as perfect as we think
    Where to find Nora
    Buy her new book “Bad Vibes Only”
    Listen to her podcast
    Nora on Instagram
    Nora's website
     
    Join The Lovebird Club
    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy. Group support and weekly calls.
    For contributing lovebirds only: https://thelovedrive.com/thelovebirdclub 
     
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://www.shaungalanos.com
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive 

    • 58 min
    Life Update 2022: Feels, Business, and Love Camp 2023

    Life Update 2022: Feels, Business, and Love Camp 2023

    Hey gang, here's a little update for you. ❤️
     
    Application to be my social and course assistant: https://forms.gle/9DWxnXLJYBgazyFE7
     
    Love Camp 2023: www.lovecamp2023.com

    • 22 min
    You Are Codependent with Vanessa Bennett

    You Are Codependent with Vanessa Bennett

    This episode guest is Vanessa Bennett, Codependency Expert and Holistic Psycho-Therapist and author of “It’s Not Me, It’s You”. Vanessa talks about what codependency is, if it’s always bad and how we can balance being dependent with another person without being “needy”.
    Shaun and Vanessa discuss how people have lost connection with their feelings, and offer examples for how to express feelings with someone who might not be comfortable with having such conversations.
     
    What you'll learn (or why you should care):
    What to do if your partner is following hotties on IG
    What it’s like dating a therapist as a therapist
    Chemistry and attraction and their role in relationship building
    Where to find Vanessa
    Preorder her new book “It’s Not Me, It’s You”
    Vanessa on Instagram
     
    Join The Lovebird Club
    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy. Group support and weekly calls.
    For contributing lovebirds only: https://thelovedrive.com/thelovebirdclub 
     
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/ 
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Spark, chemistry, and attraction in dating

    Spark, chemistry, and attraction in dating

    Oh boy. Here's a stream of consciousness about the importance of spark, chemistry, and attraction when meeting a potential partner. 

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
381 Ratings

381 Ratings

MarisaG22 ,

Encouraged Me to Open Up to Love ❤️

I discovered this podcast through the “Pep Talk:Open Up To Love” episode. I found it relatively soon after a year-long relationship with someone. I was tired of dating the same emotionally unavailable people and listened to this podcast as part of my work to determine my attachment style. This podcast has shown me that opening up more and being honest regarding my needs early on in a relationship is not only okay, but encouraged. I have established healthy boundaries and I am no longer afraid to expect reciprocity in a relationship. I recently found something that I think is finally more securely attached and cannot wait to see what the future holds 💕Thank you for being part of that journey and helping me learn more about myself 🤗

User2568531 ,

Often just what I need to hear

As I’ve been working on myself, my relationships have been shifting and it’s been really helpful to listen to this podcast - Shaun’s perspective helps to ground me in what I do already know on some level to be true, but it’s like having one of your most grounded, trusted friends remind you what you need to hear in shakey moments, even if makes you squirm a little. I also love the moments when he tears up at sweet things - love having more examples of gentle, sensitive, confident, direct men in the world.

Believe it! Coach ,

Great Podcast!

Love the insights especially from Are All The Good Ones Taken. I felt as though you were speaking to me in regards to confirmation bias - looking for evidence that you are right that all the good ones are taken. Shaun is so relatble and talking about all the subjects that are important to the dating scene. Thank you for this podcast!

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