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214. Breaking Open to Love, Getting Real with Men’s Work, Fatherhood & Holding Space with Mike Salemi

Ladies and gentlemen, this conversation is for both of us today. It’s for the women who watch and listen to this show, and the men that love them, and the men that we love, and the boys we raise.

Mike Salemi, my guest, shares his heart-opening perspective on the value of Men’s work and rites of passage today, the practical and symbolic roles of the mother and father, tips for tapping into your Yin energy and how to keep your heart open when it’s broken. We talk about love as a double edged sword and the importance of practicing our ability to hold space and not neglect ourselves.

Mike Salemi is a new father, a podcast host, a Men’s coach and Men’s retreat facilitator as well as a Kettlebell Sport World Champion. He specializes in human performance and is a sought after international presenter in the field of health and fitness. Mike understands the importance of integrating the body, mind, and spirit as a means to foster high performance for the long term. His motivation is to help athletes, fitness professionals, and coaches discover their own potential from the inside-out.

To learn more about mike, visit

If you’re looking for more content on Divine Masculinity and men’s work, you’ll love the following episodes:

205. Attracting, Raising and Keeping A Savage Gentleman With Josh Tyler

200. Modern Masculinity, the Power of Choice and the Importance of Having a Dream with Paul Chek

139. The Sacred Polarities Panel: Archetypal Relationships, Toxic Masculinity and the “Us and Them” Illusion featuring Seven Wise Colleagues



00:15:00 Fatherhood

00:20:51 The Value Of Community

00:25:10 What Is Men’s Work?

00:29:22 Who Seeks Men’s Work?

00:37:12 Family And The Industrial Revolution

00:41:48 The Father You Had vs The Father You Needed

00:47:07 The Highest Of Highs And The Lowest Of Lows

00:52:51 Heartbreak & The Capacity To Stay Open

01:01:17 Holding Space

01:07:07 Caring For The Self And The Other

01:11:24 Deepening The Yin

01:18:54 Mike’s Resources


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Amy Fournier® is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)

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