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Author: Jeff Guenther - WAVE Podcast Network

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BIG DATING ENERGY is a playful, funny, and vulnerable podcast where licensed therapist Jeff Guenther, whom you may know as 'TherapyJeff,' talks to comedians, celebs, relationship experts, and every now and then an ex-partner about dating and relationship stuff. Come for the validation, stay for the painful and awkward self-disclosure. This podcast is a companion to the book 'BIG DATING ENERGY.' New episodes drop on Thursdays.

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In this episode of Big Dating Energy, Jeff talks with best-selling author, actor, and podcast host Gabrielle Stone. Join Jeff and Gabrielle as she shares everything from the devastating discovery of her husband's affair to the empowering aftermath that led to her best-selling book Eat, Pray, FML. Discover how Gabrielle turned heartbreak into humor, and learn about her solo travel experience that reshaped her perspective on love and self-discovery. Jeff and Gabrielle explore the complexities of recognizing red flags in relationships and why we often stay despite them, while emphasizing the importance of showing compassion to our past selves. They also laugh a lot. It’s a great conversation full of vulnerability, empowerment, and–seriously–a lot of laughter.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.comFor 25% off Big Dating Energy, pre-order your copy from Barnes & Noble by April 19th: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/big-dating-energy-jeff-guenther/1144328520Listen to Jeff's podcast Problem Solved here: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Follow Gabrielle Stone:@gabriellestone@eatprayfmlListen to FML Talk.Pick up Gabrielle's books Eat. Pray. FML and The Ridiculous Misadventures of a Single GirlDISCLAIMER: The insights shared in this podcast are for educational purposes only, and should not be seen as a substitute for professional therapy. The guidance is general in nature, and does not equate to the personalized care provided by a licensed therapist. The callers are not therapy clients.
Busy Philipps is an actor, author, activist, and podcaster. You know her from Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, Girls5Eva, and a million other things, including as Mrs. George in this year’s musical comedy Mean Girls. She joins Jeff for a candid chat about all the messy, wonderful stuff: falling in love, staying pals with your ex, diving back into dating, and the eternal hunt for the right person. It's the kind of conversation that feels like catching up with an old friend—and you might even pick up some useful insights for your own life along the way.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.comListen to Jeff's podcast Problem Solved here: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Follow Busy Philipps on Instagram @busyphilippsListen to Busy Philipps is Doing Her BestJeff's TikTok: https://www.instagram.com/therapyjeff/Jeff's Instagram: https://www.tiktok.com/@therapyjeffGet your copy of Big Dating EnergyDISCLAIMER: The insights shared in this podcast are for educational purposes only, and should not be seen as a substitute for professional therapy. The guidance is general in nature, and does not equate to the personalized care provided by a licensed therapist. The callers are not therapy clients.
Jennie Young is a writer, rhetorician, and English professor at University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She is also the creator of the Burned Haystack Dating Method which aims to right the wrongs of the current digital dating landscape. Dr. Young joins Jeff to share her ten dating app rules, break down how the words we use affect our dating lives, and to help us better understand how we can use our language with intention to hopefully have a less miserable dating app experience.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.comListen to Jeff's podcast Problem Solved here: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Learn more about Jennie Young and her Burned Haystack Dating MethodJeff's TikTok: https://www.instagram.com/therapyjeff/Jeff's Instagram: https://www.tiktok.com/@therapyjeffGet your copy of Big Dating EnergyDISCLAIMER: The insights shared in this podcast are for educational purposes only, and should not be seen as a substitute for professional therapy. The guidance is general in nature, and does not equate to the personalized care provided by a licensed therapist. The callers are not therapy clients.
Nick Thompson, host of the Eyes Wide Open podcast and a familiar face from season two of Love Is Blind, joins Jeff this week for a candid conversation on mental health and reality television. Nick shares what goes on behind-the-scenes to make for compelling on-camera stories and the profound impact that participating in reality TV can have on one's mental well-being. In addition to shedding light on the challenges faced by those in the reality TV spotlight, Nick shares ways in which fans can show support for individuals in the industry. He highlights the UCAN Foundation, an organization dedicated to mental health support for reality TV participants, and encourages listeners to sign the Move On petition advocating for disclaimers on reality TV shows.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Keep up with Nick on Instagram: @nthompson513Listen to Nick’s podcast: Eyes Wide OpenFollow the UCAN Foundation: @the_UCAN_FoundationSign the Move On petition: moveon.org/realityListen to Jeff's podcast Problem Solved here: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Get your copy of Big Dating Energy!
In this episode of Big Dating Energy, Jeff and special guest Chris Corsini dive into the fun and fascinating world of astrology. Chris, known for helping folks live their truth and make positive changes, gives us a crash course that goes beyond just the "big three." He shows us how all our placements can help us understand our connections with others and maybe even find a better, more in-tune love connection. Plus, he breaks down the myth that some signs are all good or all bad (looking at you, Gemini), highlighting the high and low vibes of each. Chris also offers an astrology-based dating survival guide for each sign, providing insights and tips tailored to help navigate the dating world with a cosmic edge. Join Chris and Jeff for a fun and enlightening chat that will deepen your understanding of astrology and help you vibe with your true self.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.comListen to Jeff's podcast Problem Solved here: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/For more information about Chris Corsini's donation-based readings and others way to connect with and learn from Chris, check out https://chriscorsini.com/Youtube: https://youtube.com/@chriscorsinitarot/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriscorsiniGet your copy of Big Dating Energy!
This week's guest is the hilarious and lovely Zach Noe Towers. Zach is a comedian, actor, writer, and the first guest brave enough to answer Jeff's Twenty Questions on the spot. You'll have to listen to hear what those questions are, but some topics covered include: navigating a chaotic upbringing, crushing on the middle Hanson brother, and falling in love at Burning Man. Plus, Jeff and Zach play Red Flag Lightning Round.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.comListen to Jeff's podcast Problem Solved here: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Keep up with Zach Noe Towers: https://linktr.ee/ztowersGet your copy of Big Dating Energy!
In this episode, Jeff talks with Logan Ury, a brilliant behavioral scientist, author, and dating coach. Logan, who heads up Relationship Science at Hinge and penned How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love, is like your BFF who also happens to have a degree in dating. She breaks down the three dating tendencies, helping us figure out what might be getting in the way of our love lives. She tells us why we should say f*ck the spark—Logan's all about the slow burn of real connection. Plus, she and Jeff tackle the art of the breakup, because let's face it, we could all use some tips on how to do that gracefully. Join Jeff and Logan for a candid chat that'll leave you feeling like you just had a heart-to-heart with your smartest friends about love, life, and everything in between.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.comListen to Jeff's podcast Problem Solved here: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Get your copy of Big Dating Energy!
Taylor Lorenz is a brilliant journalist who has been at the forefront of covering internet culture since the early days of Tumblr. Her book Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet delves into the world of influencers, online communities, and the ways in which the internet shapes our behaviors and worldview. She joins Jeff this week to talk about hacking the algorithm, getting stuck in Tinder’s “Ugly Jail,” and why some people are trying to move away from finding love on dating apps. The two discuss the complicated nature of living an online life, offering nuanced discussions on topics that are often refused that treatment, like the controversy around those leaked Jonah Hill texts and the saga of “West Elm Caleb.” And honestly? So much more. This episode is packed full of fun, insightful discussions you won’t want to miss.Listen to Jeff's podcast Problem Solved here: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Keep up with Taylor Lorenz: https://www.instagram.com/taylorlorenz/Get your copy of Big Dating Energy!
This week on Big Dating Energy, Jeff chats with Solana Sparks, a San Juan-based sex worker, activist, and advocate, about the ins and outs of the sex work industry. From the intricacies of client screening to navigating personal relationships, Solana sheds light on the often overlooked aspects of her profession. Get ready to see sex work in a new light as Solana gives us a peek into her world.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.comListen to Jeff's podcast Problem Solved here: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Keep up with Solana at solanasparks.com or by following her at twitter.com/solanasparksResources:Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights by Juno Mac and Molly SmithBody Autonomy: Decolonizing Sex Work & Drug Use by Justice Riverahttps://sexworkersproject.org/https://www.nswp.org/https://www.reframehealthandjustice.com/
Emily Dexter, a bestselling author, celebrity psychic, mentor, podcast host, influencer, artist and self-described “mega nerd,” has honed her psychic abilities for nearly a decade. Initially believing everyone shared her capabilities, she now assists clients in activating their own psychic potential. She joins Jeff this week to dive into the world of connecting with our spirit guides. They also touch on the nuanced topic of free will, explore the concept of soulmates, and discuss what insights the spirit world offers about our moral compass here on Earth. Emily also shares some top tips for dating profiles, as handed down by the spirit guides.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Learn more about Emily Dexter at www.emilydexterauthor.com and by following her @likerofwords.Get your copy of Big Dating Energy!
This Week on Big Dating Energy, Jeff talks with renowned relationship coach Jillian Turecki. With her wealth of experience, she stresses the importance of self-awareness and open communication with the people we care about. And while Turecki leads first with empathy, she isn't afraid to get real about the challenges of dating in today's world, where finding genuine connections can be tough. Throughout this conversation, she encourages listeners to break free from old-fashioned ideas and to take control of their own happiness. Turecki's message is clear: building healthy relationships with others starts with understanding ourselves.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/You can keep up with Jillian Turecki at jillianturecki.com or by following her on Instagram @jilliantureckiGet your copy of Big Dating Energy!
Comedian Kevin James Thornton is in town, so he’s come by Jeff’s place for a lovely chat. It’s part interview, part therapy session, and part relationship history exploration. They dive deep into Kevin's life, from his early roots in the church, to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, to his reentry into the dating scene at 50. It’s a candid conversation that’s very fun and sweet, and Kevin is so open and vulnerable. You’re going to love this one. And if you do love it, which you will, please consider leaving a glowing five-star review.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Catch Kevin James Thornton when he's in your city.Get your copy of Big Dating Energy!
In this episode of Big Dating Energy, Jeff is joined by the incredible Katie Thurston for a candid discussion about her journey in the world of reality TV and the intricacies of her dating life. From exploring the highs and lows of being in the public eye to reflecting on the unique challenges of finding love on camera, Katie shares valuable lessons learned during her time on The Bachelor, Bachelorette and FBoy Island. Jeff and Katie delve into the behind-the-scenes dynamics, discuss the influence of producers, and examine the ever-relevant question: Can genuine love truly blossom on the stage of a reality dating show?Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Keep up with Katie at @thekatiethurstonGet your copy of Big Dating Energy!
Is there a sell-by date on nude pics? We find out on this week's Big Dating Energy when Jeff invites comedian Catherine Cohen to share her hilariously honest and insightful opinions on your relationship questions. Including the subject of sending old nudes, competing with babes, and the age old question of asking how many people your partner has slept with.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Love Cat Cohen? You can find her here www.catherine-cohen.comGet your copy of Big Dating Energy!
Welcome to Big Dating Energy, a new relationship and dating podcast hosted by licensed therapist Jeff Guenther, whom you may know as 'Therapy Jeff,'. In this trailer episode, Jeff explains exactly what listeners can expect from future episodes of Big Dating Energy.Listen to more podcasts like this: https://wavepodcastnetwork.com/Click to Pre order your future favorite book now!
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