Wow Ignite Intimacy Community!!! What an honor and amazing experience it was to record this episode LIVE from the SXSW stage in Austin TX this weekend!!
Tune in for an open, transparent, empowering conversation about sexual health, STD testing, receding a positive STI diagnosis and how to take care of yourself, how and when to disclose your STI status and dispelling the myths and stigmas around STI screening and Herpes on Episode 108 of Ignite Intimacy!
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Ashley Manta has become a sought-after authority on mindfully combining sex and cannabis as part of her CannaSexual® brand. As a professional sex educator and coach, she helps people navigate these topics to make sure they are interacting, loving, and feeling their best in and out of the bedroom.
Paul Browde is a brilliant, beautiful and loving human being. I had the pleasure of witnessing Paul demonstrate a connection practice he uses with his couple clients at Esther Perel’s event in NYC last November. Paul blew me away with his energy, authenticity, generosity and grace. This man has a way with getting straight to your heart in his every way of being.
We sat next to each other during the first part of the day and, getting to know each other a bit, I knew I sharing Paul and his work on Ignite Intimacy would be powerful.
Join doctor, psychiatrist, storyteller and relationship therapist, Paul Browde and I as we do a deep dive into romantic relationships, listening, being with others, non judgement, connection, developing intimacy, the power of a simple apology and dreaming together on Episode 106 of Ignite Intimacy!
*NEW* Listen through the end of this episode where Noelle, Scribe of personalized erotica, love stories, and poems will be sharing another one of her pieces with us. For more from Noelle, visit her website at Museoferotica.carrd.co or connect with her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Damiana Rahshelle and I met as I was standing outside of Christina Weber's (Episode 65) annual fundraising event Feminine Weapon. I was immediately taken by her gorgeous energy, open heart and the love pouring out of her.
We discussed self-love, the power of releasing, turning on our sensual energy and magnetism and I said ohhhh YES!!! We MUST have you on the podcast during the month of February when we’re discussing V-Day, self love and all of this juicy goodness!
Sara Yardeni has been traveling the globe exploring and experiencing ancient spiritual traditions. Mediation has become a gateway for her to deeper self love and acceptance, rewriting subconscious codes in order to attract more of what she desires and the power of self love.
When she spoke with me about a meditation she does for her clients a light bulb went off! It was a no brainer, we agreed it could be super powerful for her to walk me through this meditation live on the line as I identify, clear and rewrite subconscious codes around dating, love and romance so that you, too, could join us in this meditation.
Join healer and spiritual pioneer, Sara Yardeni and I for a unique episode of Ignite Intimacy where she leads me through a meditation to identify, clear and rewrite subconscious codes around dating, love and romance along with a deep dive into relational contracts and self love on Episode 104 of Ignite Intimacy!
Sara specializes in creating empowering experiences for people by integrating ancient wisdoms and healing modalities from around the world. Beginning her professional career 28 years ago helping to spread the wisdom of Kabbalah at a time when it had little exposure in the modern world, Sara was instrumental in sharing this wisdom with thousands globally.
An essential part of Sara’s work is finding positive, points of connection between spiritual people and practices in order to manifest her vision of elevating human consciousness. Sara is focused on sharing this internal pathway to one’s soul purpose, believing it is this state that ultimately brings love, joy, harmony, balance and abundance for all.
Stay tuned at the end of this episode for a short erotic story by the amazing Noelle, Scribe of personalized erotica, love stories, and poems. For more from Noelle, visit her website at Museoferotica.carrd.co or connect with her via email at email@example.com
I’ve had a mixed relationship to Valentine’s Day through the years. When I was younger I remember the cards and classroom parties, and also the anxiety of whether the boy I liked would give me a card or show some sort of interest towards me on this special day of love.
As I grew up and became an adult I realized that for many years Valentine’s Day carried with it feelings of sadness, disappointment, anger and frustration. Being mostly single in my adult life I haven’t had many boyfriends on Valentine’s Day, and the few times I had a boyfriend during the month of love they weren’t into the Hallmark holiday aspect of Valentine’s day.
Through the last few years my relationship has shifted towards Valentine’s Day. Instead of focusing on what I don’t have, my journey into self love has me enjoying the fun around this day of love instead of feeling bad about it.
A few weeks ago I was inspired to bring together a group of folks for the first Ignite Intimacy roundtable to explore each of our relationships to V-Day and how to navigate this sometimes tender or agonizing day of love.
With a reminder to love ourselves first and to keep it real wherever we’re at with V-Day, Join me with Megan ‘Z’ Zimring, Oren Harris and Dr. Cat Meyer as we explore, discuss and unpack the many faces, experiences, attitudes towards, recreation of and keeping it real about Valentine’s Day on Episode 103 of Ignite Intimacy!
About our Guests
Dr. Anna Yusim is a powerhouse. She’s brilliant, intuitive, insightful and passionate. Having traveled and worked all over the world, Anna was a lot like me in that we both had a habit of attracting emotionally unavailable men.
When we met at Esther Perel’s event in NYC last November we knew a conversation was in order to unpack this hot topic that many of us can relate too.
Join Dr. Anna and I as we dive into why we attract emotionally unavailable people, receiving vs. chasing, the imperfection of being human and how to attract what we actually desire on Episode 101 of Ignite Intimacy!
About Dr. Anna
Dr. Anna Yusim is an internationally renowned, award-winning psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City where she has helped over 1000 patients from all over the world live happier, more meaningful lives. She is also a best-selling author of the book Fulfilled, a filmmaker, and a highly sought after speaker.
Episode 100 baby!! YES!! A special guest for our special Episode, Megan Bruneau is just the type of lady I love. A brilliant, powerful, beautiful and loving woman with a no BS attitude who's running her own coaching and speaking business here in NYC.
Quoted by Deepak Chopra as the “Millennials’ therapist,” Megan’s no-bullshit, relatable voice has garnered over 30m views and landed appearances on The T.D. Jakes Show, Good Morning America and New York 1 Morning News. She is Huffington Post – homepage regular, MindBodyGreen, and Forbes favorite.
Megan has a master of arts in counselling psychology and a bachelor of arts in psychology and social work. By sharing her personal experiences alongside her professional expertise, Megan seeks to change the way people relate to their inner and outer worlds.