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FOF #2934 – Don’t Dream It, Be It

A common criticism of self help gurus is that their advice ignores systemic inequality and often lays the blame on the person suffering. If you didn’t have those gloomy thoughts, you’d be sleeping on a bed of diamonds!

But studies show that the best thing to make your dreams come true is to fall in love with doing things. Like the ultimate self help guru Dr. Frank N Furter says: “don’t dream it, be it.”

Today writer Britt East, author of A Gay Man’s Guide to Life, joins us to look at how folks can improve their lives by setting intentions but also by letting it go.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 20 days ago 0

FOF #2930 – The Unsinkable Harma Hartouni

When life knocks you down, it’s hard to get back up, especially when you live in an oppressive place, your family rejects you for being gay and you’ve broken both your legs.

For real estate entrepreneur Harma Hartouni, things weren’t always in the pink. Although he was born in the US, Harma was taken to live in Iran at a young age, and as a ethnic Armenian and a gay kid he felt he was at odds with the world around him.

Today, Harma Hartouni joins us to talk about his new memoir, Getting Back Up: A Story of Resilience, Self-Acceptance and Success, which details his life growing up as a gay Armenian in Iran, moving back to LA to come out as gay and marrying his Disney Prince.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 28 days ago 0

FOF #1985 – Stop and Smell the Roses

Today we stop to smell the roses and take a look at some easy things you can do right now to improve the quality of your life.

Joining us is television producer Ryan Burdick who from the tender young age of 16 grew up listening to this podcast, and now works for a television company in Washington D.C. Listen as Ryan shares with us his insights on enjoying every bit of life and turns the tables by interviewing us on our ten years in podcasting.

Posted in: Podcast 7 years ago 7

FOF #1560 – Awaken the Giant in Your Pants

Comedian Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at the seven effective ideas of self help gurus and what you can learn from their hogwash books to live the best life you can. No shit.

Posted in: Podcast 9 years ago 7

FOF #1404 – How to Come Out of Everything

For many LGBT folks, coming out is one of the most important things they can do in their lives to be the best person they can be. But sadly, it’s not always so easy or obvious and for some, it could put their lives in danger. And then with social media, some wonder: “should I just get it all over at once and simply post a status update?”

What is the best way to come out?

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 10 years ago 1