Welcome to Intimate Conversation Podcast: December 2020
December 11th, Marilyn Shannon, Listening Into The Hearts of Men
There’s something about Marilyn that makes me feel at home. She is so honest, straight, funny, deep, kind, real, and inspiring. The way she weaves stories makes me smile. The way she reveals her humanity is moving.
December 18th, Christian Marchegiani, Athletic vs Aesthetic
Christian Marchegiani is a strength and conditioning coach with a degree in exercise and sports science. He currently works with the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League while also training NSW and Australian cricketers in strength and fitness.
December 26th, Michael McPherson, Bring the Sacred Back Into Our Sexuality
How magical that an old soul has found his path… even though he resisted it at first. Michael’s gifts are to bring the sacred back into our sexuality, to bring the innocence back, the beauty, the heart. His journey is one many men will relate with, being brought up with porn and objectifying women.
Melanie Tonia Evans is a narcissistic abuse recovery expert, healer, author and radio host and the founder of the Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Program.
February 3rd, Nassim Haramein, Connected Universe
Nassim Haramein has spent more than 30 years researching and discovering connections in physics, mathematics, geometry, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology and chemistry as well as anthropology and archeology.
February 10th, Ashley Stahl, Get Intimate with Your Career
Ashley Stahl is counterterrorism professional turned career coach, speaker, and author on a mission to help you step into a career or business you’re excited about and aligned with. Through her two viral TEDx speeches, her email list of 500,000 and her podcast, You Turn, she’s been able to support clients in 31 countries in discovering their best career path, upgrading their confidence and landing more job offers.
February 17th, We Are Like Nature
Nature’s Reminder: Anytime we ever forget how magnificent, unstoppable and yet also how precious, tender and miraculous we are, just look at nature. Here I am in Kauai with an exercise to bring you home to your strength and your softness.
Video was originally part of Living Sexy: 30 Days to a Succulent You
February 24th, Mike Goldstein, How To Text Men During The Day
I am so blessed. My ‘homey hookup’ dating and relationship colleagues are really friends. Mike and I met years ago and yet our interview today really showed me how two people can apply different paths to get to the same destination. Mike’s approach brings logic, math, and numbers to dating and you know me… I’m all heart, intuition, best of your brain, etc. Yet the more we spoke we were saying the same thing. I loved his honesty with ending his own engagement…
March 3rd, Penny Slinger, Sacred Sex & Modern Dainis
Penny Slinger is a Los Angeles-based artist who has been exploring the connection between eroticism, mysticism, feminism, and art for over fifty years. Slinger mined surrealism in the 1960s and 1970s to plumb the depths of the feminine psyche and subconscious. She continues to work in many mediums including collage, photography, drawing, sculpture, and video.
March 10th, Jen Mazer, Manifestation Masters
Jen Mazer is the “Queen of Manifestation.” She’s always been able to dream up outrageous adventures and actually live them out—from rubbing elbows at a small private cocktail party hosted by Martin Scorsese, to living rent-free in the East Village of Manhattan for 10 years, to paying off over $38,000 of debt in less than a year, having her artwork published in the New York Times, traveling the world, meeting the man of her dreams (a successful rockstar), giving birth at home to a beautiful daughter, and starting a green school in Africa.
March 17th, Fierce Love
Fierce Inspiration : I witnessed my friend come alive, her fierceness awakened to hold her husband to his edge, unwilling to watch him drained, uninspired, complaining and even fighting colds for months, and demand from fierce love that he make a change. You’ll be amazed and inspired by the outcome.
March 24th, Yanik Silver, The Cosmic Catalyst
God I adore this man. He’s the embodiment of magic. He’s willing to ask the deep questions. He surrenders to the depth, awareness and cosmic insights found in journaling. He’s created an amazing community of conscious entrepreneurs. He holds a fun cheerful expectancy to how the Universe will provide synchronicity and it seems to have expanded his TRUST in Life and FLOW of possibilities in his world. Whether you are a conscious entrepreneur, in a conscious relationship or ready to deepen your connection with what truly lights you up and why you’re even on the planet … you will LOVE this conversation. And I’d love to know if you think he looks like a sloth. Cuz he has this adorable cosmic sloth-like energy… and a damn good story to go along with it.
March 31st, Discovering Love, Adam Gilad
Adam Gilad is a gender language specialist and has applied his expertise to teaching dating, intimacy, and deep eros. He began dating coaching in 2007 and teaches men and women to live more adventurously and passionately from love, not from fear.
Relationships have life cycles and wherever yours may be at, what’s at the heart is your desire to live the fullest, most expansive, passion-filled life you possibly can. Your intimate relationships are your greatest teachers! Unfortunately being in intimate relationship sometimes involves painful, heart-wrenching choices. Fortunately they can also bring huge joy, support and evolution.
April 14th, Embracing Your Sexuality, August McLaughlin
August McLaughlin is a nationally recognized health and sexuality writer, media personality and host and producer of the podcast, Girl Boner Radio, which offers a spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration. Reviewers have called the show “Sex in the City meets NPR” and the “Fresh Air of Sex” and the show frequents Apple Podcasts’ top 100 sexuality chart.
April 21st, Getting Over It, Charles Orlando
Referred to as “The Malcolm Gladwell of Relationships” by the media, and “Carrie Bradshaw-meets-Hitch” by his readers, Charles engages with his 1.3M person fanbase on Facebook and Instagram where he offers free, street-smart love advice to men and women around the world. Charles has personally connected with tens of thousands of singles and couples to discover the answers to key questions that plague modern-day romance—in a world where relationships and technology collide.
April 28th, Embodiment, Dain Heer
A Doctor of Chiropractic, born and raised in California, USA, Dain Heer hosts a regular radio show entitled Conversations in Consciousness on Voice of America. He has been a guest on hundreds of nationally syndicated radio shows. He also has appeared on several TV shows including ‘Fox News’, ‘Good Morning’ Shows in New Zealand, Australia and Canada, and on Gaiam TV.
April 29th, Awakened Wealth Mastery, Derek Rydall
Talking with Derek is like talking with Buddha. He’s so wise AND breaks things down into the practical. We speak the same language of the inside out being our true nature… letting go of strategies and controlling outcomes. We listen to energy. We know what resonates is Grace Itself. He speaks so eloquently, poetically. It’s mesmerizing and also inspiring and practical. You’ll learn the beginnings of the Emergence Principle and Abundance Principle… about the Law of Circulation. You’ll hear in what he says and perhaps remember in your Soul that all you desire is already here… is already IN you… you’ll have a chance to receive a beautiful complimentary package from him that will reveal the true nature and source of wealth and abundance found atwww.AllanaPratt.com/derek that you’ll want to pick up… and maybe you’ll join me in his awakened wealth program that I’m drawn to participate in… I love being both a master and a student. Derek reminds us what is IN the way… IS the way… yes indeed all of life is for us… even that. Especially that. Enjoy this profound conversation and follow the bliss.
May 5th, Being in the Present
Dang I love this man! He’s a soul brother for sure! I adore how his love of water, which symbolizes the world of emotions, is a super power for him to dance with uncertainty and live outside the comfort zone… which he calls the Unknown Zone. This is where you let go of control, accept what’s happening, release expectations and thrive with adaptability and gratitude. Sounds easy enough? Not really… the foundation of ALL OF THIS was revealed in stories of Self Trust. David shares his life journey from England around the globe to his current moment in flow with his boat in Antigua. He shares of navigating several relationships with honesty, integrity and truth as he continues to thrive with his wonderful son’s mother from whom he’s separated… being humble, childlike and consistently practicing being unapologetic, adventurous and kind. You’ll love the story of flipping a coin… Enjoy!
May 12th, Healthy Love
Damn I love this woman. We’ve been friends for years and wow has she continued to grow, evolve, serve and shine. She is more grounded, certain and receptive than I’ve ever seen or felt. Turns out she’s moved north in Ontario and she’s doing beautiful addiction recovery work with Indigenous people. It shows not only the fulfillment she has of giving her gifts, yet also the gifts she’s received… valuing elders… valuing woman… You must listen to the yummy story of what her and her man do in the bathroom! And of the beauty of their communication that’s led to full self expression where the relationship is never at risk… we’re getting through this no matter what. Stunning. Enjoy!
May 19th,Killing Buddha
Betsy just makes you want to be your most authentic exposed badass deliciously brave irreverent self. Being around her gives you permission to be exactly who you are without any apology. Her wisdom with which she create sacred ritual every morning, as a natural practice, not trying to be woo woo… inspires us all to slow down and savor life, girlfriends, authentic connection.
May 26th,Queen of Hearts
Although Kim is known as The Queen of Hearts now, a better description of her 20 years ago would have been the Queen of HURTS. Men were a constant disappointment and frustration for her, a place you might be in right now, so she absolutely get it.
Lana is a mindset coach, law of attraction expert and author of the best-selling book Manifest That Miracle: Learn Why You Don’t Have What You Want and How to Get It. Over the past decade, She has empowered thousands to manifest what seems out of reach, including crossing 7-figures in their business, healing from a chronic illness, and meeting their ideal partner.
June 9th,Digital Romance
A great interview with Nora Blake. I adore this woman. She invites us to let go of all pressure of the “One” and explore Mr. Right Now. Many of us have very full lives with work and children and friends and don’t desire or require the whole marriage and white picket fence to be completely happy.
June 16th,Prevention is the New Sexy
Diana is radiantly alive and 7 months pregnant so we began by discussing the gifts of loving our bodies when we feel… well… like they aren’t our bodies! We vulnerably shared about shifting from body shame to body love. We talked about how our limiting beliefs are filled with proof… yet healthier beliefs can also be filled with proof if you just look. We both believe that personal growth is a lifestyle not a quick fix… and the benefits are profound. We explore what true confidence is and what it really means to value your sweet self. Enjoy!
June 23rd,Have the Relationship You Want
It was from her own painful experiences that relationship coach Rori Raye learned the secret to helping a man fall in love and commit. Once she learned this secret, she set out to teach it to other women. She became a trained relationship coach, developing a set of tools and advice to help women create attraction, commitment and connection in their relationships.
June 30th,Saving Married Sex
Wow. Our erotic selves are so young… treat each other with kindness as our erotic selves desire to be selfishly connected like a young child… touch, feel, don’t criticize differences, honor truths, celebrate pleasure, allow alone time without taking it personally. These and SO MANY other wise (and hysterical) truths unfolded in this time with the amazing Dr. Snyder about his book Love Worth Making. We agree that our mission in relationships is NOT to take care of each other or we’ll end up depleted, resentful etc… our mission is to tell the truth, have pleasure in our pleasure for each other, that arousal doesn’t mean obligation, to connect regularly and feel each other’s bodies, smell each other’s necks, feel connection and let that keep you alive while co-creating not just what she wants, or just what he wants… but a cocreation of what would work for both… that the ebbs and flows and separations can be erotic… that a woman simply being happy is highly underrated! AHHH! So much delicious simple yet profound content in this interview! SAVOR this and get his book. I’m getting it on audible for my next drive… xox
July 7th,Coming Out Knows No Gender
Rick’s no virgin to bold moves. On whim, a prayer, and without a job to support his dual income life, he made a crazy move, leaving his dead end hotel career to pursue whatever would come way In Sunny Southern California. 10 years later, after 13 years marriage and becoming a father to two beautiful daughters he made the heart wrenching, yet necessary bold move to come out of the closet, living his truth as a gay man.
July 14th,Anatomy of Marriage
OK, I want to be Melanie and Seth when I grow up. What I mean is that I look forward to years down the line in my amazing relationship that I can say we’re better, deeper, more in love and more awakened like they are. You are going to learn SO MUCH from what didn’t work and what’s now working in their marriage. Differentiation… I call it Allowance. They commit to no bad sex… what does that really mean? Listen in 😉 They are sooo expressed sexually, out of their heads and in their bodies more than ever… listen to HOW they do this. And lastly… how each of them have embraced doing ‘hard things’ as a way to bring their best selves to each other in the relationship. I adore them. And Mel’s earringed-headphones. And Seth’s lumber jacket. And so much more. You’ll literally be turned on listening to this. xox
July 21st,Fearless Living
Rhonda Britten has been read, heard, and watched by millions, coached tens of thousands of clients, and trained hundreds of coaches. What she teaches is what she has lived.
July 28th,Embodied Leadership
What are the chances I interview a brilliant, connected, successful, hot sister from Kamloops on my Podcast when that is the small town in Canada I grew up in? Where I was Miss Kamloops 2nd Princess EONS ago? So fun. AND she JUST fell in love and we get to suck the marrow out of the Why & How first hand fresh on the show? AND that she just committed to Becoming the One to Find the One joining our HeartMates Partnering App and USED the very Dyads we do on the Conscious Connection LIVE Calls IN THE 1ST bump in her relationship… which dissolved a trigger in literally 10 minutes. AND how she’s slowed down to listen to her intuition, honor her wobbles, heal wounds and receive what she’s wanted… WOW. Just WOW. The courage we experience when we truly slow down to listen and honor ourselves directly empowers our purpose and you’ll see, sense, feel and hear how this can happen for you, too. Enjoy!
August 4th,How to Stop Self-Sabotaging
Missy Kalat had previously navigated life from the analytical side until she started delving into the meaning of life in the mid-2000s. The clarity on her path of spiritual awakening, discovery and flow began once she connected with Angelus, her spirit guide, in 2005. Together they co-created The Game of Optimal Being™ where Life is a GAME. They did this through Angelus’s downloading to Missy and his over 20 shamanic communications with her.
August 11th,Loneliness and Defensiveness, Dr. Kelly Flanagan
Dang I love this great wise down to earth gift to humanity. It had been a few years since Dr. Kelly and I co-led a couples retreat for GoBundance… we danced with our life experience and wisdom then… and this interview was like we had just led the retreat last month… yet it had been two years! He’s since release his second AMAZING book called True Companions… we went through 2 of the 3 sections of the book… Loneliness and Defensiveness. It’s so essential to be curious about your partner’s uniqueness while coming to terms with the fact that your partner can never reeeeeeally know what it’s like to be unique you. Yet Unique You from my point of view is the unique breath of God/Goddess/Source within you… so you are KNOWN 24/7 by the Divine and in my experience personally and with couples… we can look with the eyes of God/Goddess AT our partner and literally SEE that unique spark of Divinity… AND we can be seen in our unique essence when our partner looks at us through the eyes of the Divine. The presupposition to this is connecting with an open heart, letting go of holding the other accountable (which leads to blame/defensiveness) and instead take total responsibility for our lives, our wounds and show up vulnerably as often as possible. You will WISH he didn’t have to leave for his son’s soccer practice and you could have listened to Dr. Kelly for days… in the meantime grab his 2nd book and allow his heart centered wisdom to soothe your soul and support your relationship.
August 18th,Authenticity, Kristina Mand- Lakhiani
You can’t help anyone unless you’re happy… said the Dali Lama to Kristina as she was trying to come to terms with supporting refugees who had lost everything while simultaneously building MIndValley to support people in living fulfilled extraordinary lives. Yes… in this beautiful conversation spanning the experience of conscious uncoupling, parenting, lockdown, dating and more… we shared our journeys and the choice to Keep Our Light On for those until they come around in their own Divine Time to our choices that they may not agree with. Living our Truth is such a brave act. Kristina’s vulnerability, honesty, humor and truth is highly inspiring and will instantly put you at ease with your personal transformation journey. We spoke of the courage to truly spend time with yourself… and to remember we can’t live for another person… it’s too much pressure to put on them… to give space, Grace and to love all parts of ourselves that come up in that dance of relationship.
August 25th,Receiving Your Ideal Match, Dr. Steve Young
What is the possibility that not only do I get to share the AMAZING Dr., Healer and inspiration of Unconditional Love Dr. Steve Young to you… but also his new beloved Sara, a Spiritual Teacher Priestess Shaman Witch extraordinary! When we booked this interview, Steve and Sara hadn’t met. Yet the Universe gifted us with not only their own wisdom, but their inner journey of what it took to come Home to Wholeness with their own Aloneness. The inner healing each of them have been on personally led to this exquisite partnering. This conversation will provide you with inspiration to keep showing up knowing the Divine is guiding you every step of the way. We spoke of sharing with children that the ending of a marriage is “making more room for even more love to come in.” We spoke of letting go of the ‘list’ of what our ideal partner will look like… and truly embodying RECEIVING the knowing, the feeling, the most ideal match for not just you, but for humanity with a partner beyond your wildest dreams. For me, many tears were shed in gratitude for these beings who have contributed to the success of my relationship with Chris. I can’t wait to shower them with love in support of their exquisite partnership for humanity. AH!!! This is a juicy conversation! You will FEEL what’s possible for you. xox
September 1st,Gratefulness, Adele Spraggon
The Universe is SO GOOD to us! Adele’s wisdom around these 4 steps to help us repattern is JUST what my soul was yearning for and by the end of the interview I sense you will already have shifted. We’re aligned that the old way of goal setting doesn’t work. We agree that the true work is inside out, not outside in. We agree that judging our Little You doesn’t help. We agree that the shift is through a blend of awareness and surrender, not pushing or trying. We agree that taking responsibility that we have a pattern isn’t meant to induce shame or guilt, just discernment which feels empowering. And wow, Adele even shared about how this has transpired in her own life repatterining old identities into a truly new life trajectory and fulfillment in life. You will LOVE this!
September 8th,Monogamy to Polyamory, Kenya K. Stevens
Holy shit, I lost my shit. Cried. Wow. I’ve been so triggered recently and I’ve been praying for support. Kenya takes couples from monogamy to polyamory. I’m most certainly not ready for that or interested whatsoever… yet damn I’m ready to heal feeling not good enough/jealous. I didn’t get the solution to this in our interview per say, yet I am curious about how this woman has embodied the ability to what seems like compartmentalize with and open heart her lover, her husband, both in the same home, thriving in her business and alive in her essence. AND what impacted me the most was it took her 12 years in her marriage to feel safe. It’s OK if after 4 months I still don’t feel safe. And safety is required to even TALK about poly. So while I’m a master in many areas, it’s humbling to know I have a brand new revealed wound to heal that has never surfaced until I really really cared about someone. Thank you for your grace as you witness my wobbly in this… good on me for already having many tools/processes she speaks of to support myself through this… and good on her for being such a bold stand for her truth and so passionate in helping couples thrive. My ego is dying…. home even MORE to my deepest spiritual nature. Would love to hear your thoughts and feelings about this conversation. Whew.
September 15th, Healing Your Disappointing Love Life, Dr. Thomas Jordan
September 22nd, How to have a Healthy Relationship, Gabriella Ulloa
It gives me great hope to know there are such young conscious beings on this planet. Gaby is so refreshing with her vulnerability, her willingness to tell the truth, to do the work, to become aware of her thoughts, to know she has choice, to be honest with her wobbles and her bravery to make courageous choices that honor her mental health and thriving life. She shares how to navigate emotionally abusive relationship… how she had trouble letting go… how the support of the Hoffman Institute, her therapist, friends and family all supported her healthier choice. She shares how she found her deeper purpose writing not necessarily for the esteemed Architectural Digest, but for her growing Instagram community and blogs about mental health. She loves being a mental health advocate so that people understand you don’t have to be on medication to still struggle with mental health issues AND that there is tons of support to help you honor yourself and attract honoring health relationships. She discusses GREEN flags of a health relationship after revealing RED flags from her abusive one. She’s young, growing, open, optimistic and grateful for her journey. You will love her
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