49 :: Less is More with Van der Pop founder April Pride

Episode Description

We’ve been blessed to connect with some powerhouse femme entrepreneurs lately who are connecting the dots between the growing Cannabis industry, intimacy and sexuality.
This episode, featuring Van der Pop Founder April Pride, takes us on the journey of a creative woman, entrepreneur and mother who is following the energy to design and sell Cannabis products for women in an industry that tends to focus way too much on the bros.
Because we’re both Moms, we go deep into a conversation about consumption, parenting and how/when to come clean with your kids in this digital age. We’re also diving into April’s journey as a designer and entrepreneur who’s not only discovered a sweet spot in the world of Cannabis, but also the different ways that Cannabis, in it’s many forms, can increase intimacy, bonding and sexual connection between you and your partner(s).
This is another POWERFUL episode of Ignite Intimacy!! Definitely tune in to get inspired, jazzed and turned on by the possibilities that exist as we dive deeper into this intimate journey.

April Pride – BIO

Creative entrepreneur April Pride is the creator of leading North American Cannabis lifestyle brand and editorial platform Van der Pop. A mom of two with many creative ventures under her belt, April runs her company from its Seattle headquarters.
IG @vanderpop
twitter @van-der-pop
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48 :: Feeling High From The Inside Out – The Pleasurable Effects of Cannabis with Alicia Rose

Episode Description Alicia Rose has taken a long time love affair with Cannabis into the creation of a full-time business. Her company, Herba Buena, creates products that utilize Cannabis in it’s many forms to support your health, wellness and pleasure. I recently saw Alicia speak at the New West Summit on a panel focused on Sex + Cannabis and was blown away by her knowledge of how Cannabis supports sexual health and the potential for increased pleasure and intimacy during sex. Tune in to learn more about the healing, intimacy and pleasure increasing affects of Cannabis, Cannabis and parenting, and a product she’s developed called ‘Quiver,’ which supports women to have increased sensory and orgasmic pleasure with themselves or partners. Alicia Rose – BIO Alicia Rose founded HerbaBuena in 2015 as a way for health conscious adults to receive the same level of purity and quality in their cannabis that they get in organic food and fine wines . With an advanced degree in environmental science and a 15-year tenure in the wine industry, Alicia is a founding Board Member of the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association and the Wine & Weed Symposium. She is committed to educating people about the … Continue reading

40 :: Cannabis + Sex with Elise McRoberts

Episode Description: Holy Moly!! Episode 40 of Ignite Intimacy is here!!! Curious about enhancing your sex and love life with cannabis?! Wonder how cannabis supports sexuality and health?! On episode 40, my guest cannabis guruess Elise McRoberts is schooling me on the ABCs of THC and CBD when it comes to naturally supporting healthy sexuality and deeper intimacy with the good green herb. From topicals to tinctures, extracts to edibles, we’re learning how cannabis products can enhance your experiences both in your day to day life AND in the bedroom. Get ready for a juicy conversation about the “budding” cannabis industry on episode 40, Cannabis + Sex with Elise McRoberts! Elise McRoberts – BIO A speaker, entrepreneur, and cannabis expert among many other titles, Elise’s passion has been cannabis education and creating a social space for adults to enjoy conscious consumption of cannabis. Based in California, Elise is increasingly in demand as a top adviser for various professionals looking to get involved in the budding cannabis industry. For more information, please visit: http://elisemcroberts.com/ Home … 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

Ready to Unleash Your Creative Self in 2015?

Are you a closet creative with a great idea budding in your mind and pulling at the strings of your heart? Is your inner creativity begging for you to get out of your own way so you can nurture that powerful force living inside of you? Do you struggle knowing that you have yet to launch that creative project despite your best intentions? Are you ready to take action and make 2015 your year? Well then, I have a message for you. It’s time. Join Me for an ENCORE Presentation of my FREE Webinar Ready to let your creative ambitions loose? Sign up here! Because of my own fears and lack of confidence, self love and self esteem, I pigeon holed myself on the ‘business end’ of entertainment to avoid having to take to the stage myself. For YEARS I struggled with major internal conflict, until I couldn’t ignore the whispers of my soul any longer! Over the last 8 years I’ve chosen to get out of my own way and PRIORITIZE these creative dreams and projects that had been stirring in my soul since I was a child. What’s happened as a result is that I feel more empowered and fulfilled in my … Continue reading

What the critics are saying about ‘I AM’

It’s totally over-the-top exciting to be connecting with my community through my music!!! Putting ‘I AM’ out there is showing people dimensions of my being they might not have been aware of and giving me momentum to share even more of myself with the world in a truly empowered and expansive way. My CD release party last week was an absolute success and has performers and audience alike just buzzing with good vibes and inspiring energy. How does it get any better?! Oh, it does…. !!! It’s been SUCH an honor to be featured in two local newspapers and have ‘I AM’ praised by highly respected music critics. I invite you to check out the reviews! Jeff Miers of The Buffalo News writes, ‘Laura Aiisha’s EP ‘I Am’ is packed with messages of positivity and empowerment, its combination of reggae, world-beat, R&B, soul and dance music offering the properly ebullient accompaniment to Haykel’s sensuous, soulful singing. Coupled with Haykel’s assertively optimistic lyrics, a viscerally uplifting atmosphere ensues.’ Read the rest of his review HERE. Frank de Blase, the ahhmazing music critic at the Rochester City Newspaper writes, ‘With her exquisitely smooth alto, Laura Aiisha balances secular accessibility with an irresistible … Continue reading

How baby steps become quantum leaps

What was the first thing you thought of when you got out of bed today? Just a few years ago I used to wake up and lay there wondering what the heck I was getting out of bed for, paralyzed by an illusion of confusion and a serious lack of clarity about what I wanted to do with my life. ‘How will I ever get all of this potent creativity out of my body and into the world?’ I thought. The long and short of it is this: I used to dread. waking. up. Can you relate? Have you ever had a period of your life where you didn’t want to get out of bed? In fact, you may have wanted to stay there all day? I know what that feels like! And now, I know what it feels like to wake up and have the very first thought come to my mind be ‘Thank you, Thank you, Thank you’ as I wrap my arms around my body and say to myself, ‘I love you Laura.. I love you sooo much! I am whole complete and perfect, I am healthy wealthy and wise.’ I’ve always dreamed of being a singer. … Continue reading