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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Mar 8, 2022

It’s a tragic time in the world right now—my heart is breaking for Ukraine, as is the rest of the world. Yet it’s also a time that is full of possibility at the same time. Most crises are. And so I begin with an essay I just wrote titled ‘Is This the Beginning of the Great Turning?’ I hope it gives you a larger context in which to hold your own grief and upset over what is going on in Eastern Europe right now.

My guest in this show has a lot to say about sex, and her message is healthy, strong and reassuring. And if you’re a busy woman, it may be just what you need to hear. Irene shares a lot of ideas for those who think their sex life is less than it could be. (Hope is at hand!)

Among other things, Irene shared:

  • Four damaging myths about “broken” women
  • The media’s influence on how we perceive our sex life—and what reality says
  • The roots of sexual performance anxiety
  • How to manage when one person wants sex and the other doesn’t
  • What do our partners need to know about our libido
  • What to do for women who have performance anxiety?
  • What to do if you take meds that inhibit libido
  • Thoughts for single women

It’s a great show—I hope it helps you understand far more about our sexual selves. 

My best to you as ever!


Joanna Macy’s Great Turning poem

Joanna Macy’s Great Turning film

Is This the Beginning of the Great Turning?

How Americans Can Help Those in Ukraine (Washington Post)

Suzanne’s Book, How Much Joy Can You Stand?

Irene Fehr’s website

Link to her free video series – How to Want Sex Again


Irene Fehr, MA, CPCC, Certified Sex & Intimacy Coach, helps couples make love and sex work in long-term relationships and bring sex and passion into sexless ones. Determined to dispel myths about why sex dies in long-term monogamous relationships that cause heartache and broken dreams, Irene’s views have been featured all around the world in HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, ScaryMommy, EliteDaily and Bustle. She is no stranger to her clients' issues, having recovered from the all-too-common story of ‘happy marriage turned sexless’ when she lost her libido — all before turning 30.