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This summer I will be re-sharing the top episodes of the Ignite Intimacy podcast with you, starting with your #1 favorite, Episode 68 :: Frog Farmers, Belly Fat, Emasculation + Misinterpretations with Alison Armstrong.

For many years I blamed men for not showing up the way I want or need them to, for being afraid of me, for saying one thing and doing another. What I didn’t take into consideration was my behavior, my patterns and my choice.

When my twin sister recommended I read Alison Armstrong’s ‘The Queens Code’ it opened up a whole new world for me. I started to become present to the lack of self responsibility I had in my romantic relationships and how I was coming into relationships fully loaded with a lot of baggage from the past.

And now, as I continue on my journey to discovering love, I’m getting crystal clear about how I’m the source of my reality and experience. And, it’s up to me to listen to what the other person is sharing, to pay attention to the timing and my intuition and to love and let go when I know to do so.

Tune in for a replay of this dynamic conversation about love, relationships, dating and life with Alison Armstrong and I!

100 :: Two Women on Dating, Attachment + Self Compassion with Megan Bruneau

99 :: Pleasure, Dating + Linguistics with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh

Episode Description I first discovered Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh at an Esther Perel event in NYC. She was one of the featured experts at Esther’s event focused on the Masculinity Paradox. At first sight I was taken by this powerful, confident, brilliant woman so fluidly talking about sex, the body, orgasm and relating in front of a packed house. I knew we had to feature her and her insights, work and energy on Ignite Intimacy!! Join powerhouse PhD Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh and I as we have a bright and playful conversation about pleasure, dating in the digital age, the power of language, orgasm, cultural differences in sex, dating and sexuality, your unpolished gut and more on Episode 99 of Ignite Intimacy!! Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD – BIO Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD is a Social Psychologist and a thought leader in the fields of Cultural Fluency, Diversity & Inclusion and, Sexual Health & Relationships. An award winner, speaker, television host, and advisor, among many other things, Dr. Nasserzadeh is based in Palo Alto, California and travels widely. Connect Blog  Twitter: @DR_Sara_ FB: Dr.SaraNasserzadeh  Instagram: Dr.SaraNasserzadeh Resources: Esther Perel website … Continue reading

88 :: Dating, Your Value + 30-Day Breakup Rule with Miriam Moufide

Episode Description This is NOT your ordinary dating conversation!! Get ready for some FIYAH and POWERS through this conversation!! You’ll have this one on repeat… Miriam Moufide and I have been friends for over 15 years. And, we’ve been through it all together. Miriam is one of the most brilliant, powerful, loving and loyal humans I know. She is a stand for humanity, women, peace and justice. She also has insight into men, relationships and dating that makes her one of my go-to sources for advice, a swift kick in the booty and a reset on my worth, how I set myself up in romantic interactions and relationships and what’s possible for me to actually create what I desire to experience in this space. Join Miriam and I for a POWERFUL and INSIGHTFUL conversation about dating, knowing and valuing your worth in romantic relationships, making it fun, keeping it sexy and the power of a 30-day breakup rule on Episode 88 of Ignite Intimacy! Miriam Moufide – BIO   Miriam Moufide, aka The Gangstress is a singer, songwriter and social activist based in Montreal, Canada. Born in Wales to a Moroccan father and British mother, she was raised in Morocco. Miriam’s … Continue reading

84 :: Matchmakers, Online Dating + Attracting Love with Carmelia Ray

Episode Description Carmelia Ray has been supporting people like you and me with dating advice since the early 90’s. This woman knows her stuff!! Now a Matchmaker extraordinaire, Carmelia shares decades worth of insights, tips and tools with us to navigate the world of online dating, love, romance and partnership. Join us as we explore the world of matchmaking, online dating, finding and attracting love and busting myths about love, romance and partnership on Episode 84 of Ignite Intimacy! Carmelia Ray – BIO Carmelia Ray is a tv personality and an internationally acclaimed matchmaker for high achieving men and the quality women they’re searching for. With decades of experience and a tireless enthusiasm for online dating and matchmaking, Carmelia has established herself as the go-to attraction expert when elite singles are ready to find, attract, and connect with Mr. or Ms. Right. Connect:   Website Blog Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest … Continue reading

83 :: Am I Ready for Love? With Andrew Barrett

Episode Description Andrew Barrett has been on a soul journey and exploration through meditation for many years. This journey led him to Los Angeles where he’s launched a series called Dating + Meditating focusing on a variety of different topics that I’d venture to say interest most of us. Tune in for this deep, heart opening, real conversation where Andrew and I dive into big questions like, ‘Am I ready for love?,’ gender roles in love and relating, safety and opening up on Episode 83 of Ignite Intimacy! Andrew Barrett – BIO Andrew Barrett is a trained meditation teacher based in LA. He hosts a weekly event called Dating & Meditating, a group meditation followed by a discussion on a relationship topic. Subjects have ranged from What is a relationship, money, sex, jealousy and falling in love. Connect: www.BarrettMeditation.com https://www.facebook.com/andrew.barrett.1238 https://www.instagram.com/barrettmeditation **** Ignite Intimacy has a chance to do a LIVE PODCAST from the 2019 SXSW Conference! With your support we can bring the conversation around ‘Making Disclosure Sexy – Living with Herpes’ to the stage at this incredible 17 day conference. CLICK HERE NOW TO VOTE – http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/83269, register for an account and cast your vote for the Ignite Intimacy podcast to participate … Continue reading

73 :: Guy-Q + Dating + Choosing the Right Mate with Kongit Farrell

Episode Description Description: Kongit Farrell is a Goddess Powerhouse, no two ways about it (just take a look at her bio!!) She’s been taking a stand to empower her clients and community to form and sustain healthy, empowered relationships with ourselves and each other.On this episode Kongit and I go deep into clarifying the type of relationships we want, doing the work we need to do in order to attract and sustain those relationships and fine tuning our ‘Guy-Q’ so that we are clear about and courageous enough to say yes to what works and no to what doesn’t. If you’re interested in the world of dating, relationship and ‘Guy-Q,’ allowing others (and ourselves) to be where we are in our relating while being powerful to either embrace or walk away from a situation that doesn’t serve us, then this episode is for you! There are some juicy tips so tune in for my conversation with Kongit Farrell on Ignite Intimacy! Kongit Farrell – BIO Kongit Farrell is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, her therapeutic approach rooted in CBT, Narrative and Solution-Focused methodologies. She is an EMDR therapist and is completing advanced course work in Sex Therapy at The … Continue reading

68 :: Frog Farmers, Belly Fat, Emasculation + Misinterpretations with Alison Armstrong

Episode Description Alison Armstrong has been studying men, relationships and romance for over two decades after a friend told her she was a ‘Frog Farmer.’ Her book, ‘The Queen’s Code,’ focusing on the emasculation of men and how to go from a frog farmer to someone who turns frogs into Kings, has been revolutionary for women and men around the world. Alison’s work has impacted thousands of people through her online community at UnderstandMen.com where she has programs and ongoing materials that help people like me (and, maybe, you?!) crack the code on dating, romance, communication and truly creating the love lives we desire. This is a RAPID FIRE conversation where we cover a LOT in a short time frame. Enjoy it, share it with your friends and check out Alison’s programs via her website below! Alison Armstrong – BIO Alison Armstrong, author, educator, and creator of the widely acclaimed “Understanding Men” and “Understanding Women” transformational online series, asks the question: “What if no one is misbehaving — including you?”  She explores the good reasons behind the behavior of men and women such as fundamental differences in the ways we think, act and communicate. She offers simple, partnership-based, solutions to improve our … Continue reading

65 :: Liquid Free Dating + Being a Feminine Weapon with Christina Weber

Episode Description Today’s episode features entrepreneur, dating industry disrupter and Feminine Weapon, Christina Weber. I learned about Christina through a friend who encouraged me to attend her annual Feminine Weapon event in Los Angeles on January 30th 2018. As we discuss men, dating, romance and sexuality in this episode, and our desire to bring men more deeply into these important conversations, Christina shares how she received a ton of backlash for this year’s Feminine Weapon Day focus, ‘For the Love of Men,’ from women in a popular Facebook group, and how she handled it. Tune in for a real conversation about liquid free dating, dispelling shame around dating and relating, bringing men into the conversation and being a Feminine Weapon on Episode 65 of Ignite Intimacy! Christina Weber – BIO Christina Weber is a powerful gift to the world, sharing her insights about business and strategy while still maintaining her feminine approach to life. Ever-evolving, Christina created Feminine Weapon Day as a way to amplify her beauty and power, not just for herself, but for women everywhere and humanity as a whole. When she is not focused on Feminine Weapon, she facilitates deep connections between men and women through her … Continue reading

63 :: Ageism, Sex + Dating with Walker Thornton

Episode Description I recently received a request from one of our Ignite Intimacy listeners to have a conversation focused on ageism and dating. This woman is in her mid-60’s and has been experiencing some dating challenges based on her age. In response I reached out to former guest, Walker Thornton, who is an expert, advocate and author focused on women’s sexuality. I knew she’d have some juicy tips and insights for us! Join Walker and I as we dive into the topic of ageism, online dating, sex and communication. Walker shares some key tips for how to stay safe when engaging with online dating and how to explore and engage with potential partners that align with your desires and values. Walker Thornton – BIO Walker Thornton is a sex educator, speaker, and sexual health writer. Her mission is to help women embrace their sexuality in a way that feels comfortable at each stage of life. Her writing has appeared on the American Sexual Health Association website, Huffington Post, Better After 50, Senior Planet, and other sites. She is the Sexual Health Columnist for Midlife Boulevard and writes about midlife sexuality at Kinkly.com. Walker currently serves on the Sexuality and Aging Consortium … Continue reading