Heartbreak, Sexual Liberation and Self Love with Lauren Leonardi

Episode Description

I was in my favorite mezcaleria in San Miguel de Allende recently when my friend said, ‘You need to meet my friend, Lauren. She wrote a book about Sex and love and your podcast is about sex and love. You two should do something together!’

And, the rest is herstory 😉

Lauren and I hit it off immediately. When she told me she wrote a book about the lovers she had soon after arriving in this gorgeous central Mexican town after breaking up with her former partner of 10+ years I was hooked. I had to learn more about this gorgeous, bold and brilliant woman and her stories of sex and love here in San Miguel!

Join author, lover and soul adventurer, Lauren Leonardi and I as we share about the journey of love, letting go, waking up to the loss of desires unfulfilled, the path to self love and choosing our sexual liberation in the face of it all on Episode 116 of Ignite Intimacy!!

Lauren Leonardi – BIO

Lauren Leonardi is a native New Yorker and writer, living between central Mexico and south Florida.

After years of corporate ladder-climbing, Lauren turned away from that world to pursue a life in the arts, and indeed to make her own life her medium. She’s earned her bread and butter as a freelance writer for the better part of the last decade while moonlighting as a taxi driver, shop girl, waitress, consultant; and as a caretaker for animals, children, and the elderly.

She suffered for years from debilitating depression, addiction, and unresolved trauma, and ultimately found peace through spiritual practice, deep authentic connection, alive partnership, and lots of lots of great sex.

Lauren is shopping her book, Just Say Me, which chronicles exactly one year to the day after the end of a long term relationship. Each chapter is devoted to one lover in that first year. The book is about the devastating grief of leaving someone you still love, and the powerful medicine sex can be in the healing of a broken heart.

Connect:

Instagram: @fairtradetravelista

"Yes I’m Ready" is my day 4 song for The Haykel Twins 7 Day Song Challenge!

Here is my song for day 4 of The Haykel Twins 7 day song challenge! Click here to listen to my song “Yes I’m Ready.” It’s time for me to let go of something I’ve been hanging onto for many years. Yes, I’m ready! Ready to step into who I be now and receive all the gifts life has for me. Ah.. this feels soo good! Listen to what came through me last night all about giving up the fantasy and embracing the reality and fullness of the now! What are you ready to let go of? What’s a way you’ll celebrate or honor your process of release? Please let me know in the comments below! And again, you can listen to “Yes I’m Ready” by clicking here! Giving sooo much thanks for the opportunity to share with you here! And… I cannot WAIT to share my first ever solo recording project with you this spring! I’m currently working on a 6 song EP and it’s massive!!! *Stay tuned* Highly Bless, … Continue reading

Need to build your spiritual muscles? No gym membership fees required for this workout!

I’ve always wanted the life of my dreams to come quickly…when I see something that I like and desire to have it, I want it NOW dammit!!  This is how I’ve shown up in much of my life.  Patience has been one of those muscles I’ve had to learn to strengthen and develop through the years.  And let me tell ya…it hasn’t always been easy.  However, life presents countless opportunities to flex and tone this muscle and this is exactly what I want to share with you today. Building spiritual muscles is very much like building physical muscles.  You’ve got to show up and engage in a practice day after day.  When you first get started and feel your muscles burning you may want to give up and give in.  Then there are times you don’t even want to go to the gym or yoga class or for a run; however, you know how good you’ll feel once you work your body out, burn some calories and strengthen your core.  At times your muscles will burn, you might feel tired and want to give up and sometimes you might even feel like throwing up!  But you keep at it because … Continue reading

Now I know.. my letter to a beloved

I cannot tell whether my visions of us coming together in this life will manifest.. I do know that evermore I am learning to fully trust the divine flow of life.. and overstand that at this time, for what I know to be the highest reasons.. we are not connecting in the way in which I most desire.  Every time it comes up and I choose to trust the process, I am empowered in ever deeper and more expansive ways.  And as I release any and all attachments, stories and drama that are no longer serving the highest and best of myself and all involved I feel freer and freer.. it is not about whether I am worthy of you.. as I know that I am and that you are.. it is simply and empowerfully trusting seen and unseen and allowing the highest unfolding to happen in divine time truly for the highest of the whole.  Giving thanks for this tremendous opportunity to deepen into self love, trust, listening to my inner guidance and that of the universe through those around me.  What an incredible journey… I truly now release any and all attachments that are no longer serving the … Continue reading

Let go.. trust the process.. allow the flow

This is the order of the day… I realize how much I can get in my own way trying to manage, micromanage and control myself, others, the flow etc. This morning I am reminded of the peace and expansion that occurs when I let go of it all, relax and release the pressure.  THIS is the feeling place I desire to be anchored into as I continue to attract the life of my dreams. What helps you let go?  What gets in your way?  Let me know in the comments section.  I so look forward to reading your beautiful perspectives! … Continue reading