World peace. It's a lovely goal. But how is it even possible in today's world of conflicting cultural beliefs, anger, terrorism, religious wars, poverty, fear mongering, and huge egos? I was put on the spot to provide an example of a peaceful experience for myself and how we can create...Read More
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Please help spread my message of love and compassion, by voting for my message and image to be on an Inspiration Campaign billboard! Voting ends on Friday, March 20, and I would love your support! Last month I attended the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco, where I learned about Inspiration Campaign and posed for a photo with my message at their booth. This week they announced that 5 of those photos will be voted on to decide which one will be on an April billboard in San Francisco.
They asked why i chose this message and what it means to me. Here's what I had to say:
Sometimes I forget that everyone just wants to be seen, heard, respected, and know they are lovable. We put up so many facades because it's vulnerable to want those things and we fear not getting them. I've realized for myself that when I shift to remembering all of this, that we're all striving for the same basic things as humans, that I move to empathy and compassion (instead of, to put it bluntly, having my head up my own ass!). To me, 'We are all in this together' means a shift from fear or disconnect to kindness and compassion.
And to add to that, as relevant to my work, there is SO much fear and disconnet when it comes to sexuality and intimacy. In the United States we have a lot of judgment around sex and stigmatize anything that seems "different." Shifting to love, compassion, and kindness, and remembering that we all just want to loved, is an important reminder around sex.
I'd love your support by voting HERE!
Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexologist, Sexual Health Speaker, Sociologist