“I root and ground so whoever is with me can feel the freedom and wildness of EMOTION”

Sharing the masculine gift of STRUCTURE by allowing emotions to BE, without judgment, is potent medicine! This essential function serves men especially well in the dating and relationship department, BUT using this tool of composed compassion works wonders INTERNALLY. Our guest James Ferrigno has been a steadfast force in helping men AUTHENTICALLY CONNECT with women and reclaim their sexual confidence. In this episode James and Jeddy reflect on masculine feminine polarity, detail the 3 stages of masculine evolution, and compare discernment with judgment. Listen in and learn how you can ANCHOR SAFETY FOR ALL!


[05:02] What does “holding space” actually mean?

[09:41] Do men need to be balanced in their energy or can they rely solely on their masculine?

[13:49] What is David Deida’s model of masculine evolution?

[19:51] Why embodying courage requires one to FEEL FEAR.

[24:21] How are judgment and discernment different? How can this wisdom guide our lives?

[30:50] Why discernment comes with the responsibility of accepting ownership. 

[32:33] What are the top under-developed aspects of today’s men? 

[36:09] The difference between intuition and emotion, and why men ignore BOTH.

[42:29] Can detachment and dissociation be HELPFUL strategies in moments of high adversity?


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Website || AuthenticLife9.com – Dating & Relationship coaching based out of San Francisco! 

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