Self Care = Blissful Intimacy with Laura Aiisha

Episode Description

I’ll always remember when I was broken to the core, at the very beginning of a long healing journey to mend a shattered heart and soul, and my twin sis and I got into a massive fight outside of her little home in Haiku, Maui. She said, ‘You have to love yourself, Laura!’
I had no idea what she meant. I couldn’t even place it… there was nothing to compare it to or balance it off of. I had no idea what she was talking about.
Self Love.
13 years ago I began the journey. One foot in front of the other.
And, although this episode is not about the specifics of what brought me to my knees and thus home to myself, it is about a self care practice that I’ve generated over the last few years that was completely foreign to me and has supported me on a daily basis to get connected to gratitude, my body and the magic within each day.
So join me, your hostess with the mostess, Ms. Laura Aiisha, as I share my morning self care routine, which alleviates anxiety, grounds me in my body, generates gratitude and elevates my energy and cells for an activated juicy day… everyday on Episode 113 of Ignite Intimacy!

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In 2006, after a career on the business side of music, television and film, I began supporting small businesses internationally with new business development consulting. My twin sistar, Sarah Haykel and I, were featured speakers for TedxBuffaloWomen in 2013, and in 2014/15 I released 7 original songs that I’ve been performing nationwide. During the Summer of 2016 I launched the ‘Ignite Intimacy’ podcast, which focuses on intimacy, romantic relationships and sexuality. And, in 2017 I co-founded a project called ‘Inclusive Conversations’ bringing women of color and white women together to discuss the issues that separate us. I’m a Mom to a 21-year young daughter, West African dancer, cookie baker, music lover and world traveler currently nomading between the US and Mexico while working remotely!

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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

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    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

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  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

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

#Katrina10: How Trust Faith & Grace Got Us Out of New Orleans in The Knick of Time

Blessings y’all! It’s Friday, August 28th 2015 and I’ve been thinking a lot about my Katrina story from 10 years ago. Rewind 22 years ago. I was a misift, rebel who ended up in a heap of trouble when I was 16. As a result I was sent to live in a rural town outside of Lafayette Louisiana for ten months. Desipte, living in Louisiana for just about a year, I never had a chance to visit or spend any time in New Orleans. It was eleven years later, and I was hired as the tour manager for a Reggae group called the “Easy Star All-Stars.” One of our stops was New Orleans!! We were playing the House of Blues on a Friday night, but not just any Friday night. It was the Friday of the weekend that Katrina was barreling towards the gulf coast, and by the time I arrived in New Orleans I had no idea what we were in for. Our show that night at the House of Blues was amazing, and I remember being so excited that we had the weekend off in NOLA!! I would finally get a chance to experience this mystical, wild, magical city. Then the calls started coming in…. A man I was seeing … Continue reading