John Gray – Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus Part 2
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John Gray is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.
USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s.
Dr. Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller.
Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His most recent book is Beyond Mars and Venus. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships.
John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance.
His many books, blogs and free online workshops at MarsVenus.com provide practical insights to improve relationships at all stages of life and love. An advocate of health and optimal brain function, he also provides natural solutions for overcoming depression, anxiety and stress to support increased energy, libido, hormonal balance and better sleep. He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters.
John Gray lives in Northern California with his wife, Bonnie. They have been happily married for over 30 years and have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. He is an avid follower of his own health and relationship advice.
“Don’t be so dependant on your partner to make you happy instead look to your partner to make you happier”
– john gray
john and I discussed the following in this episode:
The importance of boys experiencing male role models and the concept Mr Fix it vs Mrs Worry
How if a Women is around she likes to take control, John references a day out with his own kids in which they experienced time with Dad in a different way
Why children need to see and experience the different dynamics and harmony between mother and father. Seeing how Dad fixes and experiences life in a different way to Mum.
The importance of boys having rough and tumble play with their fathers
The role model crisis happening right now in society right now and the negative effect this is happening
How cave time and me time for Dads is important to go away and take time to reset
John’s experience of being a monk and how it allowed him to learn to take a step back and being objective, taking accountability.
How consciousness changed, society changed allowing women to go to their masculine side but then they went to far to their masculine side.
The effect of masturbation on testosterone and how it reduces it as opposed to sex with your wife which increases it.
- John’s experience of using cave time to reflect on his mistakes, recognise when he has made a mistake and become the solution and give love.
You don’t use negative emotions to get something because they become manipulations.
How you should teach your kids emotional intelligence by being emotionally intelligent yourself
The tendency of Men to lose their temper because of lack of gender awareness, gender intelligence and emotional intelligence.
John’s Top Tips to rebalance your hormones (for both men and women)
For men to increase testosterone
1. Stop masturbation and addictions which decrease testosterone
2. Work out in the gym (if you have a fat belly you have high estrogen and low testosterone)
3. ‘Cave Time’ be away from your partner