Posts by Rick Clemons

323: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Do you know these people?

I realized, through all the crap that is going on in our country and the world, that I know these people. People who don’t love themselves, let their egos get in the way, and they forget what it means to be human. Do you know these people? I’m sure you do, and sometimes we all…

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If Trump Actually Loved Himself, I Might Not Be Afraid

If you scroll through Twitter, Facebook, any online space where comments are invited, and where President Trump is the subject of said post, you’re not going to be shocked to find someone crying, “He’s so in love with himself!” True as that may appear, I have to disagree. Please don’t throw stones at me. Instead…

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320: Boldly Play Like Your Life Depends On It – Jeff Harry

Innocence lost. Adulting too much. Then suddenly you’re stressed, searching for your passion, and feeling like you’re getting nowhere. All because, you forgot how to play. Yes, play like a child. No fear, imaginations gone wild, and just doing what kids do…play! What a fun closet to come out of…the one that says, “Play is…

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321: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Uncloseting My Truth About Risk

I’ve been really risk averse the past few months. In fact I haven’t been eating my own dog food. I’ve been letting the bullshit of my thoughts steer me clear from making bold moves in my life and my business. So there you have it. My true confession. Well not all of it. Today I’m…

320: The Other Side of Saved – Nate Postlethwait

This story isn’t new. It’s been told many, many, many times. But it needs to be told again. There’s no better time than the present and on National Coming Out Day to tell the story that is the truth. That truth is that bad therapy, mixed with religion at it’s worst, combined with sexual trauma…

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319: 800 Bold Days of Me – Michael Barber

Coming Out. It’s scary. Electrifying. Confusing. Life changing. It’s about thriving vs. hiding. Taking a stand to live rather than die. But most of all it’s about being you, 100% you, no matter what the odds, the snide remarks, the acceptance or lack thereof. Because coming out is just the act. Living your truth is…

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318: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – Lessons Learned From College Men About Masculinity

We all have, or at least most of us, have heard the saying, “When the student becomes the teacher and the teacher becomes the student!” Well I had one of those moments this week. Some college guys schooled me as I was schooling them on the finer points of masculinity, and this weeks rant and…

317: It’s real BOLD with this Real Housewife of Miami! – Lauren Foster

Cast aside traditional roles of womanhood, motherhood, and house wifery. There’s a new gal in town, and she’s the empowered trans woman. A woman who says, “This is me, like it or not, and I am all woman from my mind to my heart to my soul.” Yet for all the moves forward, and being…

Where do we start?

Where do we start? Start to break the cycle of what men think they are supposed to be, versus what men choose to be. Where do we start? Start to break the toxic, misguided perceptions of manhood, and shift the focus towards allowing men to be empathetic, compassionate, and vulnerable. Where do we start? Start…

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316: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – What Kavanaugh’s Nomination Is Really Bringing Out Of The Closet

You would have to been hiding under a rock, here in the US, to have not seen the circus playing out around Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment and the ensuing allegations of sexual misconduct. So what does that have to do with Life (UN)Closeted and this podcast? Quite a bit. It seems a lot…