Being Human
44min2022 APR 26
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Welcome to Episode 71 of the Being Human Podcast: The Feminine Genius: A Conversation w/ Lisa Cotter This week on the podcast, Dr. Greg welcomes Lisa Cotter, Catholic speaker and author of a new book, Reveal the Gift: Living the Feminine Genius. He and Lisa discuss how her new book helps illuminate the meaning of what Pope St. John Paul II termed the “feminine genius,” and how an understanding of it can impact the lives of both men and women. Discussed in this episode: Meet Lisa Cotter! The difficulty of defining the feminine genius; Opening up more of what JPII meant when he used the phrase “the feminine genius” and the timeliness of his focus on the gifts of femininity; The importance of developing a deeper understanding of the particular “geniuses” of both men and women and of working towards collaboration with one another; The complementarity of masculinity and femininity and the wound of suspicion of one another that still exists between men and women, even in the Church; Practical ways Lisa lives out her feminine genius within her marriage and family life. Resources mentioned or relevant: Meet Lisa Cotter, Catholic speaker and author known for her practical insights on relationships, femininity, and living life with excellence; More on Lisa’s newest book, Reveal the Gift: Living the Feminine Genius; Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church and in the World by Pope Benedict XVI; Mulieris Dignitatem by Pope St. John Paul II; The Concept of Woman, Volume 1 by Sr. Prudence Allen; The Female Brain: What’s Your Superpower? - the first article in a 5-part blog series on the female brain; Learn more about IDDM (Mentorship), Dr. Greg’s new model of care; Need help? Schedule a free 15-minute consultation call with our staff to discuss how we can support you! Become a member of the Integrated Life Community to get access to every course Dr. Greg has created, AND the opportunity to participate in Integrated Life “app groups” - time-limited, group experiences covering topics like boundaries, communication, trauma, and forgiveness; Download The Integrated App for access to free audio exercises, the Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat, courses, prayer resources, and more; Sign up for Being Human, our weekly newsletter; Visit our website to read the CatholicPsych blog, shop in the CatholicPsych bookshop, or discover other resources we have available. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to - we would love to hear from you! Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

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