The Ignite Intimacy Podcast 1 Year Anniversary!

Holy Moly!! The Ignite Intimacy Podcast is 1 year!

As you may know, 1 year ago in late July I made an announcement that I was launching a new project that would create space to contribute to the growing conversation on sexuality, intimacy, romantic relationships and all the juicy (and many times taboo) topics that are aching to be shared, discussed and explored on greater levels!

Well… 1 year ago this conversation started when the Ignite Intimacy Podcast went LIVE on iTunes on August 1st 2016!!

I am proud to share that we have kept the podcast going and now have 36 episodes LIVE via iTunes, iHeart Radio, and GooglePlay!

Listeners are tuning in from all over the world from United States, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, Romania, Italy, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia (Wow!!) and elsewhere! This is sooo exciting!

We’ve covered a diverse array of topics from polyamory and open relationships to kink and BDSM to empowered communication in romantic relationships and how to heal from sexual trauma in order to deepen intimacy in your relationships.

Here’s what one of our listeners said.. 

‘It takes a rare skill to open up a raw discussion about sensuality, sexuality, and relationship. Ms. LAH has done that in a way that anyone can relate, learn and grow from. Truly grateful for the amazing energy you’ve captured here and I can’t wait for future episodes!’
~Amy Cavalier, Journalist, Writer

Have you tuned in yet?

If not, all good.. I’ve got you covered!

Access episodes of the Ignite Intimacy via
iTunes Google Play iHeart Radio Libsyn page or via my website!
(Just click on one of the links above to start listening now!)

Another listener said…

‘I’m listening and loving it. Your voice is soothing and the topic is one that I have great interest in lately. I think you’re on the edge of something amazing here! Cry, laugh, scream.. This is pure beauty, honesty and inspiration wisdom!’

Don’t know where to start? Maybe you want to awaken your senses with one of our top episodes:

My #1 episode EVER was a deep and personal discussion with Adrial from the H (Herpes) Opportunity about making disclosure sexy!In episode 12, Neil Sattin, Chloe Urban and I touched on how sexual trauma can hold you back from experiencing intimacy, love, and connection:
In episode 9, I discussed pleasure and power with photographer Lindsay Miller:

I’d LOVE to hear from you!

Comment below to let me know if you’ve listened to any of the episodes. If so, how have you been impacted?! Have you learned anything? Were you grossed out, confused or turned off? Or were you turned on, energized and excited to learn more and explore?!

Giving Thanks for your love & support!


Ps… If you would like me to share YOUR story of igniting intimacy or having an awakening with regards to romantic relationships, sexuality or any of the topics related to these subjects, or if you know anyone who may want to be IN ON THE CONVERSATION, please email me at Hello@IgniteIntimacy.com.

Pps… Are there topics you’d like to hear more about on Ignite Intimacy? Please send them our way at Hello@IgniteIntimacy.com!


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Ignite Intimacy Podcasts 14-17

14 :: Soul Brother ~ Soul Sistar Relationships with Sarah Haykel “What intriguing topics you’ve chosen to highlight” 15 :: Sex, The Military & Discovering your Ideal Sexual Identity and Relationship Style with Dr. Liz Powell “I’m so grateful for this new outlet which will allow us to tap into her and her circle of amazingly talented, courageous and inspiring friends and acquaintances” 16 :: Making STD Disclosure Sexy with Adrial from The ‘H’ (Herpes) Opportunity “Your podcast was a tremendous blessing. I’ve been in a slump lately, and hearing the podcast has given me the desire to continue forward in my journey of learning to love myself and being open to receiving love from others” 17 :: Inviting Desire, Sex & Intimacy Communication Tips with Walker Thornton “Truly grateful for the amazing energy you’ve captured here” Here are the ways you can listen to, follow and stay connected with the Podcast! Listen on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ignite-intimacy/id1138178795 Check out the website: IgniteIntimacy.com Join the conversation and ‘Like’ our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/igniteintimacypodcast/ Never miss an episode!! Sign up for the Ignite Intimacy email list here:http://eepurl.com/b3meHb When you do listen, please leave us a review on iTunes and share with your friends!  I can’t wait to hear what you … Continue reading

Ignite Intimacy Podcasts 6-9

    6 :: Decoding Polyamory & Open Relationships with Victoria Rosa “I’m loving ALL these podcasts!! Keep ’em coming!” 7 :: Ayurveda, Sex and the Three Pillars with Dr. Michele Summer Colon “Truly grateful for the amazing energy you’ve captured here and I can’t wait to see how it continues to evolve.” 8 :: Let’s Talk About Sex featuring Marcia Baczynski “It takes a rare skill to be able to open up a raw discussion about sensuality, sexuality and relationships…Laura has done that in a way that anyone can relate, learn and grow from.” 9 :: Diving Deep into Pleasure with Lindsay Miller “Thank you SO much for your podcast.” Here are the ways you can listen to, follow and stay connected with the Podcast! Listen on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ignite-intimacy/id1138178795 Check out the website: IgniteIntimacy.com Join the conversation and ‘Like’ our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/igniteintimacypodcast/ Never miss an episode!! Sign up for the Ignite Intimacy email list here:http://eepurl.com/b3meHb When you do listen, please leave us a review on iTunes and share with your friends!  I can’t wait to hear what you think! xox Ms LAH aka Laura Aiisha … Continue reading

Ignite Intimacy Podcasts 2-5

  2 :: Put More Love On It with Abba Yahudah “Loved this!!!!!! This interview with Abba is fantastic! Thank you to you both for sharing this conversation with us all. I will be letting this all sink in throughout the day! I’m looking forward to listening to more when time allows!”   3 :: Courageous Relational Explorer with Dana Saylor “I’m always happy to see new media creators that promote healthy exploration. So, thank you for doing what you do! It’s important, and relevant, and necessary, and beautiful.”   4 :: Exploring Porn with N’Jelle and Guy ‘Boom! Keep up the heat!’   5 :: Exploring the Idea of “Sweet Surrender” with Diana M. Joice “You GO LAH! What intriguing topics you’ve chosen to highlight: sex, intimacy, relationships and transparency! Your voice sounds so professional! I loved the poem at in the beginning (episode). And I want to hear more about you and your story as we go along!” Here are the ways you can listen to, follow and stay connected with the Podcast! Listen on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ignite-intimacy/id1138178795 Check out the website: IgniteIntimacy.com  Join the conversation and ‘Like’ our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/igniteintimacypodcast/ Never miss an episode!! Sign up for the Ignite … Continue reading

I Haven’t Disappeared.. I’ve Been Working on my Podcast ‘Ignite Intimacy’!!

It’s been a looooong time… too long since I’ve been in touch. And there’s a reason for that. This year, not only did I make a HUGE life transition by driving across the country to relocate to California, I was SO blessed to be able to launch a project that has been in my heart for a long time: my first ever podcast, Ignite Intimacy!  Ignite Intimacy started as a way to dive deeper into my own education and exploration of intimacy, romantic relationships, sexuality, and everything that goes with it! In each episode I share an honest and juicy conversation with an amazing guest about anything – sex education and parenting,  pornography, open relationships, jealousy and more. Raw, SEXY, and at times very emotional, these podcasts are meant to inspire and empower you!   The truth of the matter is that I’m so excited to share Ignite Intimacy with you. We’re already getting great feedback: “It takes a rare skill to be able to open up a raw discussion about sensuality, sexuality and relationships…Laura has done that in a way that anyone can relate, learn and grow from…can’t wait to see how it continues to evolve.“  ~Amy C., Journalist, Writer “Hearing the podcast … Continue reading

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Empowering the next generation of girls – one classroom at a time!

I am so thrilled to be able to share a project with you that has been over a year in the making!

Helping young women step into their power and embrace their unique gifts is a passion and mission of mine! This past school year, my twin sister Sarah and I collaborated on a pilot project with the staff and students of Nativity Miguel’s St. Monica’s Campus to share in a year-long Empowerment and Leadership program with their grade 7 girls.

This project is near and dear to both our hearts as we both keenly remember that vital time in our childhood. 7th grade was the time that I started to veer down a different path and venture into unknown territory, and somewhat unhealthy behavior. I had a hard time relating to my parents, people at school, and sometimes even my twin sister. It was a time when I could have used extra support, guidance, mentorship and a sense that even though I was exploring things that a lot of my peers weren’t exploring, that that was ok, that I was ok.

Sarah and I developed a program to give Saint Monica’s 7th grade girls the tools and space to discover who they are while receiving the support they need to become powerful and empowered young women. We taught mindfulness practices, body-centered awareness, verbalization and communication tools, journal writing, how to express yourself in healthy ways through movement and visual art forms, and several simple, but powerful tools they can carry with them into the world as they claim their power and chart their own journey and path!

We also worked with the 7th Grade girls’ teachers during a handful of workshops throughout the school year so that the work that we were doing with the girls could be experienced by the teachers themselves. It was a powerful year for all of us! And truly amazing to watch the girls and teachers open up and transform before our eyes.

Here is a short piece about our work with the 7th Grade girls and Teachers at Saint Monica’s. Sarah and I continue exploring different ways of bringing this to more schools and classrooms around the country and the world! If you are touched or inspired, please leave a comment and share this blog 🙂

Sarah and I work with both adult and youth. For more info on how to bring Sarah and I to your school, community center, or organization, please contact Sarah Haykel at sarah@sarahhaykel.com

Give thanks!!

Ever Wonder What It’s Like To Be A Twin?

Ever wonder what it’s like being a twin? Sarah and I are asked this question constantly, as people reply, “I always wanted to be a twin!” Here’s your chance to find out. As you probably know, I’m a twin. And not only that, my twin sistar Sarah and I are born during the astrological sign of Gemini, the Twins! Kinda cool, right?! Growing up with a twin sister has been incredibly amazing and also super challenging on many levels. Sarah and I have been going through a powerful transformational time over the last few years, reviewing our past, the old patterns and behaviors that come up between us, and choosing to learn new ways of being in this world in relationship to each other and ourselves. It’s been quite a ride to say the least! When an opportunity presented itself to collaborate with internationally renowned artist Ben Perrone utilizing his ‘Mirror Room’ to visually express our connection and life journey, we jumped on it in an excited effort to showcase a piece that represents a small, but powerfully intriguing view into what it’s like to be a twin. For twins that look alike, there is a constant, on-going comparison that … Continue reading

Drowning in boring? Get ready to Ignite… your love life!

Every day is an opportunity to love and be loved, however there is something that feels extra special about February. Not only is it the shortest month in all the year (and a leap year this year.. how cool!!), but it also means that spring is ever closer to warming our souls and uplifting our senses with the rebirth of everything (at least in the northern hemisphere)! Can I get a Woo Woo?!! Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with two powerhouse execs in Buffalo, NY, who have a podcast for women, by women. Julia and Anne are a frickin’ hoot and I was thrilled to sit down with them for their Valentine’s day episode and get jiggy talking about relational intimacy on the Snyder on Call Podcast! Click here to check out their Facebook page and share your support! I’m passionate and curious about the variety of intimate relationships that exist in our world, what makes them wax and wane or last through the ages, and was thrilled to receive an invitation to dive into the topic on how to “reignite” love and intimacy in long-term romantic partnerships with Julia and Anne. What a timely topic in this season … Continue reading

Are you listening to the song of your Soul? Update on my Digital Pause

I realize I’ve been out of touch for quite a while. I’ve been thinking about my community (YOU!), holding you in my heart, planning to reach out, and….. I’ve been putting it off. Here’s an update from my last blog of 2015….. As you may have read, something really big was beginning to shift within me late summer/early fall 2015. The seed of that shift was planted a year before in the summer of 2014. As last September rolled around I found myself in the midst of a major life transition, with my only child going away to college and the next phase of my life beginning to peak through the soil and reach for the sunshine. My whole world started opening up before me. I felt…. scared, nervous, excited, confugled (it’s a word I made up years ago, sort of a blend of confused and mixed up ;), contemplative and full of anticipation to discover how my life will unfold before me in the days/months/years ahead. In October 2015 I began to dive into the beginning of a rebranding process for ‘Laura Aiisha’ while mapping out another plan that would possibly, potentially be the magic key that would allow … Continue reading

My Break Up With Social Media

For the last few years, I’ve done a 3-week cleanse at this time of year. It gives me pause on all of my normal behaviors as far as food and other indulgences go. It’s a challenge, it’s scary, and wow, I feel like a warrioress when I’ve made it through. This fall I’ve decided to hold off on the physical cleanse and focus on a digital cleanse of sorts. I’m putting a pause on all of my projects and choosing to do a social media detox from now through the end of the year. There’s been quite a lot happening in my world over the last few years that I haven’t shared publicly, and in order to give this choice context, I’m going to give you some insight into my inner world. It all started in the fall of 2013, just as I was about to take my first trip to Bali to meet with a group of Femme entrepreneurs to powwow about our businesses and expand our possibilities in the palm of one of the most sacred beautiful places I’ve visited yet. ‘It’ meaning my shadow. My shadow started to come out of hiding and dance with me. Oddly enough … Continue reading