Mark Shapiro & Jen Stone

Episode 239 - September 10, 2019


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“They say going to Burning Man when you’re in a relationship will either break your relationship or bring you closer together.”


Thankfully, Mark, Jen, AND their relationship come out 2019’s Burn stronger than ever.


But it wasn’t without its challenges and hurdles to overcome. Since this year’s Burning Man was Mark’s 10th straight and Jen’s first-ever, they had different expectations and desires for the week-long adventure. But through much patience, gratitude, and most of all Love, they were able to fully immerse themselves in the Black Rock Wonderland and return home on a high that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.


If you’d like to hear what challenges they specifically faced, what they learned about and from each other, how they’re living the principles of Burning Man now that they’ve returned, and how Mark believes the 10 Principles of Burning Man could be improved on, check out Episode 239 of People Being Real!





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Show Notes:

-Why Jen wanted to go to Burning Man and what she expected vs. what we actually got. (03:15)

-The differences in what Mark and Jen wanted to experience at Burning Man. (10:36)

-What it was like for Mark to be Jen's guide on her first experience through Burning Man. (13:31)

-Mark’s thoughts on The 10 Principles of Burning Man and what he would change about them. (16:26)

-Their experience with 'The Burn Night' and how the overall experience helped them connect more deeply than ever. (18:32)

-Jen’s & Mark’s favorite experiences at Burning Man and how they helped each other stretch. (22:06)

-Other challenges that Jen and Mark faced during their stay on the playa and how they overcame them. (24:09)

- Other lessons they learned from Burning Man. (30:15)

Things to check out:

"Getting The Love You Want" by Harville Hendrix 

Episode Quotes

“Going to Burning Man will either break your relationship up or bring you closer together.” -Mark


“Going to Burning Man will either break your relationship up or bring you closer together.” -Jen


“Burning Man allows you to tap into your inner child.” -Jen


“We were really testing each other. Burning Man was the ultimate test and we showed up for each other.” -Mark


“Radical Expression and Self-Reliance does not mean you can be disrespectful to other people.” -Mark