39 :: Sex Talk Town Hall Style with Jared Matthew Weiss

Episode Description

Do you wish you could have more open and honest conversations about sex and intimacy with your partner, friends, family members and community?

Have you ever wondered where you can find a space to have your questions about intimate topics discussed in a safe, open group setting?

After realizing that he wasn’t the only one with questions about intimacy, Jared Matthew Weiss began hosting monthly town hall style gatherings where topics on sex, intimacy (and other juicy things that folks might feel uncomfortable talking about) are addressed through anonymous questions and honest and open group discussion. What started as a fun way to open up the lines of communication became an immediate success, with Jared naming his event Touchpoint and holding gatherings filled with people from many different cultures all over the world. Touchpoint subjects range from loss of virginity to sex positions, BDSM, losing your virginity and more.

Join us as we discuss how these amazing conversations are bringing people together, creating huge breakthroughs, improving communication in all aspects of people’s lives and causing attendees to turn up the heat in their sex and love lives on episode 39, Sex Talk Town Hall Style with Jared Matthew Weiss.

Jared Matthew Weiss – BIO

Based in NY, Jared is an entrepreneur and artist whose mission is to empower people to use their voices. Featured, among other places, on The Today Show, Bravo, Tyra, and MTV, Jared created Touchpoint in 2016.

For more information about Jared and Touchpoint, please visit:

touchpoint | tchpnt.co, @tchpnt
jmw | lovejmw.com, @lovejmw

38 :: Relational Sabotage & Unavailable Men with Krisztina Farkas

Episode Description Ladies, are you self-sabotaging when dating men you actually like and desire more connection with? Do you feel powerless about where your love is at? Are you tired of attracting unavailable men, or having a relationship cool down just when it’s getting hot? In episode 38 of the Ignite Intimacy podcast, Krisztina and I do a deep dive into how we can self sabotage a good thing just when it’s getting hot, how to spot unavailable men and women and what we can do to become strong and powerful within ourselves to create powerful relationships with quality humans!! Learn how to create the love life you deeply desire in episode 38, Relational Sabotage & Unavailable Men with Krisztina Farkas. Make sure to stay tuned until the end of the show to hear about the special gifts Krisztina has to offer the Ignite Intimacy audience! Krisztina Farkas – BIO With 17 years of accumulated experience in human potential enhancement and relationship dynamics, Krisztina Farkas specializes in empowering women so that they can have a powerful relationship with a quality man. When she’s not leading summits, or facilitating relationship workshops throughout the U.S., Krisztina works out of San Diego, consulting one-on-one with women, ranging … Continue reading

36 :: Communication to Ignite Romantic Relationships with Rono and Sierra Sullivan

Episode Description: Are you single and wondering how you can get the hot, sexy love you desire? Or are you in a romantic relationship that could use some help with communication to get you and your partner on the same page and spice things up? Then this episode of the Ignite Intimacy podcast is for you! Rono and Sierra Sullivan join me for an episode full of love and laughter as we discuss their work to empower women and couples so they understand both the spiritual and biological evolution of men and women and achieve a balance in their relationships. We’re talking about asking for the support we need in a fun, playful way, developing an awareness of your life, and setting intentions for the way you want things to go so you can show up powerfully in every situation. Make sure to show up in our Sacred Space for episode 36, Communication to Ignite Romantic Relationships with Rono and Sierra Sullivan! Rono and Sierra – BIO Having known each other since childhood (and maybe even for lifetimes!), Rono and Sierra are a couple that have built their relationship on a foundation of friendship and lots of hard work. Together they … Continue reading

13 :: Holistic Sex Education for Parents and Guardians with Robin LaCross

Episode Description: Join Robin LaCross and I as we talk about that oh so tender and touchy subject… Opening the door to the ‘birds and the bees’ conversation with our children and paving the way to shame-free and empowered communication about sex, intimacy and sexuality! Not sure where to begin with that ‘birds and bees’ conversation with your child? Work with children or know someone who’s children are reaching the tween years and they need support to have powerful conversations about sex and sexuality with their kids? Robin LaCross – BIO Do your children know about things like consent, asking permission and staying safe as they are entering the time in their lives when more intimate and sexual exploration begins? Robin LaCross is a holistic health practitioner who specializes in women’s reproductive health. She has been teaching fertility awareness skills for over 25 years to women looking for natural solutions to avoid getting pregnant without relying on hormonal birth control. Robin is a holistic sex educator who is passionate about helping moms feel confident when having the challenging conversations with their girls about growing up, sex, relationships and staying safe. Check out Robin’s work at: www.raisingempowereddaughters.com … 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!!

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

Join us TODAY! The Get Up Movement :: From Woe is Me to Empowered and Free

Bless Up ma famille! I want to share with you a bit about my experience hitting ‘rock bottom.’ When I look back on my life, there are a few specific times that I can think of when I truly hit bottom. And when you hit that place, you know you’re at the bottom because literally, there’s nowhere to go but up. Can you relate?! The last major bottom I hit was at 29 years young. I fell in love with this man who was not ready, willing or able to love me fully. There were several reasons why this didn’t work (and ended in utter disaster); however, what occurred to me in the aftermath was that I had no idea at that time how to love MYSELF. I also realized that I was putting so much of my own ‘stuff’ on this situation, trying to get my needs met through other people who were saying know, but I couldn’t/wouldn’t hear it. It was heartbreaking, it brought me to my knees and broke me to the core.. and then the most incredible things started to happen. I took a STAND for myself and my life. I told myself, ‘Laura Haykel.. you’re … Continue reading

‘All of Me’ is my day 2 song for The Haykel Twins 7 day song challenge!

Here is my song for day 2 of The Haykel Twins 7 day song challenge! Click here to listen to my song ‘All of Me.’ This song came through me today because of a reaction that I had towards my Mom from a triggered place. I noticed that I was feeling ‘bad’ about it and having trouble forgiving myself for reacting the way that I did. I’m always curious about when I or others feel ‘bad’ about something.. it feels so old, it feels abusive and it seems to create a block to self love and forgiveness. I was able to take responsibility for my actions, speak about the part that triggered me the most (which taps into a very old and outdated belief about not being important or cared for by others) and we, as a family, were able to create a space of love around it fairly quickly. Then, as I was recording this song later in the evening, my teenage daughter was trying to sleep and called me towards the end of the recording to ask me to stop singing… guess what happened?! I felt ‘bad’ again.. So I sat with that for a few minutes, reminded myself … Continue reading

Are you partnering with or avoiding your shadow?

Allow me to introduce you to my shadow… the deep dark hidden parts of me that can pop up and out at the most inconvenient times.. the parts of me that I avoid because looking at them, embracing them even, causes me mild to severe discomfort..  the parts of me I pretend to have ‘overcome’ because of my commitment to personal growth.. the parts of me that need the most love, that are teaching me, aching to collaborate with me.. and half the time I ignore them. My shadow has been coming up for me over the last few months.. what really wants to come out here is that my shadow has been rearing it’s ugly head, or trying to anyways, since November. Dang… is my shadow really ugly? No, it’s not. But those are the terms that describe something that I am realizing I’ve done a great job avoiding. I consistently live outside of my comfort zone. It brings stuff up, it makes me uncomfortable, I stretch and grow, sometimes I want to hide. I’ve been realizing that stuff around my shadow has been becoming clearer to me since I returned from Bali in early November. That’s when I started … Continue reading