Being Human Podcast - Episode 71: The Feminine Genius: A Conversation w/ Lisa Cotter

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 71 of the Being Human Podcast: The Feminine Genius: A Conversation  w/ Lisa Cotter

This week on the podcast, Dr. Greg welcomes Lisa Cotter, Catholic speaker and author of a new book, Reveal the Gift: Living the Feminine Genius. He and Lisa discuss how her new book helps illuminate the meaning of what Pope St. John Paul II termed the “feminine genius,” and how an understanding of it can impact the lives of both men and women.  

Discussed in this episode: 

  • Meet Lisa Cotter! 
  • The difficulty of defining the feminine genius; 
  • Opening up more of what JPII meant when he used the phrase “the feminine genius” and the timeliness of his focus on the gifts of femininity;  
  • The importance of developing a deeper understanding of the particular “geniuses” of both men and women and of working towards collaboration with one another; 
  • The complementarity of masculinity and femininity and the wound of suspicion of one another that still exists between men and women, even in the Church;
  • Practical ways Lisa lives out her feminine genius within her marriage and family life. 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to [email protected] - we would love to hear from you!

Rate, review, and subscribe

Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends.

Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings.

For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show!

If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

About Dr. Greg and the CatholicPsych Institute

Dr. Bottaro is a clinical psychologist and founder of the CatholicPsych Institute. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a graduate school that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology.

Before his degree, Dr. Bottaro discerned a religious vocation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). He lived four years in the Bronx, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. Under the mentorship of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, this experience helped him form a spirituality based on Abandonment to Divine Providence which he now applies to psychological principles in his practice. He learned from Fr. Benedict how to discern God's voice and live a life in service to others.

Six years after leaving NYC as a friar, he returned as a psychologist. The CatholicPsych Institute began there in 2012 and has since grown to 5 offices with 12 therapists serving clients around the globe.

Dr. Bottaro now lives in Connecticut with his wife Barbra and their six children. He actively avoids watching the news and spends his free time thinking up crazy new ideas on how to make the world a better place.