Featuring Rob Kandell as your host/coach/best-friend-you-never-knew-you-had, Tuff Love is a grab-bag of rants, listener Q&A’s, and captivating interviews with experts on everything from money-management to intimate touching.
For more than 20 years, Rob has shared his radically practical advice for finding passion and fulfilment in your work, your relationships, and your life. His advice is simple (though not necessarily easy): Connect with your deepest self (flawed as you may be) so that you can stop hiding, embrace life with authenticity and vulnerability and walk the unHIDDEN path.
When developing the unHIDDEN path, Rob recognized that there wasn’t one single ‘transformational moment’ or ‘unmasking’ that define an unHIDDEN life. Rather, living unHIDDEN is a process; a day-by-day exercise that’s equal parts getting to know yourself and revealing yourself.
With his unique style of candor and compassion, Rob gently tosses aside your bullsh*t excuses and shows you how to get out of your own way.
We all go through life having grown out of our ways and discover some things that show us what we have really been missing. Gerard Powell knows this journey all too well. From having a troubled childhood and being a high school dropout to building...read more
Men and women have different needs and ways of maintaining connection. The former tends to struggle most with it. Delving deeper into that is life and relationship coach Bryan Reeves. Bryan talks about the reasons behind why men can’t seem to get deeper with...read more
For millennia, women have been conditioned to suppress their anger, borne of well-founded consequences such as violence, exile, and even death. Most women carry not only a lifetime of our own rage, but the ancestral traumas of our foremothers. and yet, anger is...read more
Rob bares it all out as he takes your questions—about love, relationships, and all other concerns—and answers it with honesty and sincerity. Explore the difficulties of developing a crush on another person during marriage; learn how to share your own shadows...read more
We all have them—sexual taboos. And usually, they’re our biggest turn-ons. Why is “The Forbidden” so erotic? Taboo rules most religions; it’s launched wars, divorces, and probably some of the best sex you’ve ever had. Acclaimed sexologist, Eva Clay and,...read more
Nas is the host of the highly successful and amazing podcast, The Gender Knot. Our first meeting was when we recorded my guest appearance on the show about men and shame. There are many ways that I can describe my experience of this first meeting and the best...read more
What do you do when life is so good that you don't know what to do with it? How does one confront when things are going your way? How do you stay sane when all you've known is stress and pain to motivate you? It's no easy feat. Listen to your own internal...read more
Boldness is the courage to get free and be free. That means internally getting free from your ego and from anything that keeps you smaller. Adam Gilad has excavated boldness in conversation, presentation and lifestyle choices. He’s been a dating, relationship,...read more
When I first started dating Morgan, I said to her a simple phrase, "You're a free woman." I explained that when it came to our dating or engaging in physical intimacy with other people, she didn't need to ask me permission, owe me an explanation, or even have...read more
Sometimes a whole pattern or strategy in life can be set into motion in one moment. Growing up a raging introvert, acclaimed sexologist Eva Clay was always nervous during family gatherings and would sit during the whole gathering with this book open pretending...read more
All of us have great dreams and great things we want to do. We may implement great practices in order to achieve them, but how do we motivate ourselves mentally to do that? Luke Storey is an amazing human being. After kicking heroin, alcohol and crack at 26...read more
The warrior aspect within us is the one that's willing to feel and walk on the path where there are inconveniences in our life, where we have a contracture, where we hold back from magnifying our full destiny. For Satyen Raja, the warrior is the one that moves...read more
Women these days are starting to look for something else. Being a provider as a man, to succeed these days, at least from a dating perspective, isn't enough. You have to have social confidence. You have to become the person who brings the whole package, someone...read more
You could be subconsciously unaware or undeliberately playing small in your little straight jacket to ensure that there will be no disruption between yourself and the person you’re in a relationship with. Sometimes, you’re taking steps to minimize yourself to...read more
Back in the day, we had our defined roles. The women would be homemakers generally and the man would be the breadwinner. Out of necessity, they stayed together. Now, so many women are in the workplace and more and more in executive positions, which is...read more
A viewpoint in business says hire slowly, fire quickly. The concept of that is take your time for strategic hires into your business. Take your time to figure out the right fit and the right thing fit into the culture. The fine line between the power of working...read more
I had a blast doing Samantha Skelly's show Hungry for Happiness. It was one of those interviews where we started ending each other's sentences. We'll be talking about the vicious cycle of self-care and love in today's world. Sam writes, "The idea that...read more
In the news this week, a 30-year old man moves out of his parent's house after they took him to court. He had lived there for eight years with no signs of ever leaving. He said that there were never any expectations of him to pay rent, contribute to the...read more
In the final show of Season Three of Six Vulnerable Conversations between a gay and a straight man entitled What We Want You to Know, we will be discussing our messages to each other and the world on how we can better relate to each other. We'll be taking off...read more
After Rob Kessler’s wedding, he looked at the day’s photograph and was unhappy with how he looked. He described himself “looking like a beach bum”. Inspired, he started to look on the internet for the ideal shirt to no avail. Most people at this point would...read more
For gays and straights alike, living in today’s world post-Trump and the #MeToo Movement with Harvey Weinstein has been quite a challenge. A lot of straight guys are scared to death to even engage in dating, flirting and making overt suggestions because of Me...read more