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

47 :: Releasing Sexual Trauma with Gina Marie

Episode Description Join me as I have a rare in-person conversation with spiritual relationship, sex coach, and “heart surgeon of energy” Gina Marie. We’re going in on how stored sexual stress or trauma can hold us back from fully experiencing life, sex and relationships. We also explore how to integrate this stress or trauma so that we can use the pain to empower ourselves and stand on our own two feet. Listen in for tools and tips to unravel stress through our own breath, cutting through the complicated stickiness of any area of life, and the impact of the recent #MeToo movement on episode 47, Releasing Sexual Trauma with Gina Marie. Gina Marie – BIO Inspired to travel the world after college graduation, Gina Marie found a deep calling to explore the esoteric and spiritual world. While learning from masters and shamans in places like South America and India, she realized that the key to her own awakening was within herself, and that her true calling was to serve people and to support them in their process of freedom and awakening. Now working mainly with sexual stress and sexual trauma, Gina Marie brings people together and creates a space in … Continue reading

46 :: The Science of Sex + Pleasure Technology with Eva Clay

Episode Description Holy Goddess Gracious… This episode is going to BLOW YOUR MIND! I know it did mine. I feel like I received the missing link that I’ve been searching for for more than half of my life through this amazing conversation. Psychotherapist and sexuality expert Eva Clay helps us decode what is actually happening in our physical, mental and emotional bodies when we have attraction and sexual encounters with others. She goes through the science of it all (from the female and male perspectives) and how to prepare, navigate and detox from that oh so uncomfortable energy that can come from casual sexual encounters that result in radio silence in the days to follow. THIS IS IT!! You definitely want in on this conversation!! Eva Clay – BIO An acclaimed psychotherapist, educator, and sexuality expert, for 20 years Eva’s mission has been to illuminate the ménage-a-trois soul, sex and science. Eva believes that self-love is the foundation for healthy relationships, and has helped thousands of people to attract hot and holy love. She’s trained extensively in mind-body philosophies and as a teacher of neuropsychology, and bodaciously reminds us that smart is sexy. Eva’s been privileged to study with some … Continue reading

45 :: Prioritizing HER Pleasure with Kim Sedgwick

Episode Description: Ladies, why are we so afraid to ask for what we want in the bedroom? This week on the Ignite Intimacy podcast I’m talking to sex educator Kim Sedgwick, co-founder of Red Tent Sisters, about the female tendency to put others first and not take time to consider and express their own desires and needs. We’re talking about opening up the channels of communication in the bedroom, and prioritizing all different kinds of pleasure, not just orgasm. Learn the beauty of letting go of your fears, saying goodbye to those pesky hangups, being fully seen for all of you, and creating true connection and intimacy with the right people (for you!). Kim Sedgwick-BIO Growing up Toronto, Canada, in a very sex positive atmosphere, Kim always felt comfortable asking questions and having discussions about sex. After majoring in English and Gender & Women’s Studies, Kim and her sister Amy founded Red Tent Sisters to teach women how to manage their fertility naturally through the Justisse Method, and helping them feel sexually empowered. Kim aims to change the definition of the passive “nice girl”, and teach women about the confidence that comes from knowing your boundaries and creating deep connections … Continue reading

44 :: Epic Saturday Nights with Sierra and Rono

Episode Description Rono and Sierra are back with an even deeper conversation about their relationship journey from “relationship rupture” through healing, and their practice of creating “Epic Saturday Nights” – fun, creative, sexy, and relationship-nourishing Saturday nights that begin with intention and fill up with love and sensual pleasure. We’re talking about “setting up the container” for sexual intimacy, connecting deeper, and learning how to be more intimate, vulnerable, and spiritual with each other, our sexual selves and the world around us. Open yourself to this conversation and dare to ask for what you want on Episode 44, Epic Saturday Nights with Sierra and Rono! Sierra and Rono – 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 have created a sisterhood committed to empowerment, and a reputation for transforming the lives of women and couples all over. Feminine Empowerment Expert & Passion Coach Sierra’s background in publishing and marketing, and Rono’s experiences including lifestyle coaching have lent themselves perfectly to manifesting their business of creating love, understanding, and compassion. Resources: Check out their websites at LifeStylized.com and HotSexyLove.com! They will be Co-Teaching … 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

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

Little $ BIG Impact – The Power of Community

You may not know this about me, but I’ve long had a dream of being a philanthropist. I used think that I’d need millions of dollars to make an impact, thankful now I know differently. Over the last several years I’ve supported projects with as little as $1, and guess what…. those $1, $5, $25 donations made an impact and helped projects get funded. I am continuously awed and blessed by the power of our community! We are greater together, and the impact we make can move mountains…AND EXPAND SCHOOLS!! As many of you know, I’ve been passionate about Africa, African culture and playing a role in increasing the peace and goodness on the continent of Africa. I started traveling to Africa 5 years ago and have been aching to pay it forward to organizations and projects that are making a direct impact on the lives of Africans in the Motherland. So I’ve been invited to join 29 other change-makers, entrepreneurs and colleagues in the Misfit Inc. community to raise $500 each between now and the end of August to improve a school for children in Uganda! The “Send Me to School” program doesn’t just build buildings (although with 190 … Continue reading