CategoryThink Queerly Podcast

Think Queerly Podcast logoCoach Darren Stehle shares his evolving ideas on the Think Queerly Podcast — an intersection of his lived experience as a gay man, self-examination, queer liberation, neuroscience, and Taoism — about how queer-thinking people can create a more loving and accepting world for everyone.

How Gay Men Imbue Culture With Beauty and Creativity – LOP042

Darren and Christiaan - Gay Men Imbue Culture With Beauty

As a gay man, when I tune into beauty I connect with the source that creates life. From that source comes my inspiration, that quality which allows me to create and bring value into the world. Following in the steps of the exploration I began in, Is Forgiveness of Homophobia a Gay Male Gift? LOP030, today I discuss (in very sensual terms) the...

Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer Is a Queer Hero’s Journey – LOP041

Rudolph Red Nose Reindeer Queer Hero’s Journey

Viewing the 1964 cartoon through a queer lens. As a little boy, I loved the classic Christmas cartoon, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. I must’ve watched it every Christmas as a child, then as a teenager, and almost every year since. Rudolph was my first queer role model and boy was he ever fierce! Rudolph showed a strength of character at a young...

How My Parents Influenced My Gay Male Identity – LOP040

Parents Influenced My Gay Male Identity

Our earliest influences that form who we become as adults start with our parents. While I am certainly not saying that my parents made me gay; how I was raised absolutely influenced my identity as a gay male. We looked up to our parents as children. We believed everything they told us to be true. They were our first leaders. We learned how to...

Forgiveness and Acceptance of Internalized Homophobia – LOP039

Self-Acceptance of Internalized Homophobia

Gay men can lead others in a new model of forgiveness through their own healing of gay shame and understanding of homophobia. We can evolve as men who understand and embrace the dichotomy of masculine and feminine energies. As gay men, we struggled with forgiveness when we first came out. We had to learn to forgive ourselves for the lies...

Th-Ink OUT-side the Box to Improve the Quality of Your Life – LOP038

think outside the box to improve your life

How do you break out of the box you’ve built up around your life that limits your potential? You start with your thoughts. It’s not about being mind-full, it’s about improving your mindset. If your mind is full, there’s no room for new thoughts. If you re-organize and improve your sets of thoughts, behaviours, and beliefs, you will improve your...

We Need Humane Rights, Not Human Rights – LOP037

Humane Rights Not Human Rights

Populism is on the rise in North America. For the first time it seems like we’re beginning to see it’s negative effects in Canada – specifically in Ontario where the Ontario PC Party won a majority election earlier this year. At a recent annual party convention the Ontario PC Party voted on a resolution that is a prime example of the first real...

The Crisis of Time and Distraction in Our Information Society – LOP036

Crisis of Time and Distraction

“I’m stressed out!” On a Saturday morning two years ago I was sitting in the bath reading, “Getting Things Done” by David Allen. Oh, right… that’s a relaxing book!  I needed to relax, which is why I was taking a bath. I thought I would sink deep into the water and let go, except while reading my “relaxing book on productivity” I got an...

The Purging Process Program – LOP035

Purging Process Program landscape

What’s one of the biggest problems most of us face on a daily basis? Overwhelm! If you are struggling, stressed out, and overwhelmed there are three reasons: There’s too much stuff distracting your attention and ability to focus;Information overload in the form of news feeds, emails, texts, websites, and all the technology you need in...

How Purging Connects with Your Core Values – LOP034

Purging Connects with Your Core Values

Why purge? Purging will help you to let go of what’s holding you back in life so that you can focus on what’s most important to you, and spend more of your time and energy working on what you want to accomplish in life. What is purging? It’s a process that helps to increase your, Ability to focus, thus making better use of your time;Personal...

Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.