I’ve heard that many Americans and Western Europeans are starved for touch. To shift us into connection, Certified and Professional Cuddlers, even studios designed for cuddle sessions, are popping up in California. Christina Hepburn, a Professional Cuddler, and host of T&A Sex Talk, and I have a fun conversation about touch, the benefits of cuddling and how to incorporate it while dating or when getting to know another before liquid contact. My new motto: Keep your arms open and don't be afraid to touch (only when consensual, please).
Most people aren't meant to be together for forever. Within a breakup, you may find life lessons that prepare you for the love your soul truly desires. While challenging, breakups can also be cathartic, liberating and transformative if you're willing to make a conscious decision to move through the pain and heal. Amy Chan, known as the scientific Carrie Bradshaw, is the founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp. Finally, a destination that accelerates recovery! Amy and I chat about how we've personally overcome heartache and the knowledge she's accrued from years of studying breakups. Our conversation flows in and out of dating and relationships, emphasizing how important it is to heal and stay in your center. Because when in alignment with your soul, connection to another who's in alignment as well comes with greater ease.
Are we half-souls seeking, searching for our other half? Or should we just look for a companion - someone to be our life partner? My gay best friend, Ezequiel Leal, and I journey through a conversation about soul connections. Over time we've learned to practice the discovery of self and to follow the heart. Having faith in life and love, while aligning with your own soul, may be what calls your soulmate into your vortex, instantly connecting you. Listen in and don't get tricked by time. For I believe time is an illusion. Karma, cause, and effect are always at play, especially in love.
Life is a progression. Our experiences create a reality that is designed by how we respond to each moment. Why am I this way? Because of deep introspection. Coach Yari, founder of Unleash! and The SoulBody Method, and I reflect on our previous relationships, the guides we learned from, and how new trains of thoughts were formed. We also discuss what we love about men...like their bodies and how they're designed to please us!
The mantra, SO PURKH, is known as the chant for men. Mara Saranpreet Luthane, a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, first told me about the prayer. Shortly after, I began a 40-day practice of reciting the prayer 11x daily. The Sikh mantra is said to uplift men, clear up karma around men, and bring out "The Man God" in men. Some even call it "the love mantra" as it's also said to call in your true (male) love. In this episode, Mara shares the heritage of SO PURKH and the power of chanting it. Recorded on Day 17 of my practice, hear how it's shifting my relationship with the masculine thus far. Both men and women are invited to chant SO PURKH. I imagine it to leave you buzzing and vibrating higher than ever before with a greater capacity for love in your heart.
Lightworkers help us remove blind spots. Prior to recording this episode, I experienced a Bone and Reiki Healing session with Ssanyu Birigwa, also a Practitioner of Narrative Medicine. Listen as we recap the session. Through deep inner work, guided by the anxiety in my chest, my mindset around money and my value shifted, allowing me to step further into my power as a healer and lover. From a closet in West Hollywood, Ssanyu and I share our personal transformations and how they help us up-level in life.
I have a theory that man's life purpose is to make women happy. Nick Spano, founder of Re/Creation Cafe, doesn't exactly agree. He believes the purpose of his life is to love so greatly, with such devotion to love itself, that his love impacts the world around him. The byproduct of which makes women *very* happy. Listen as Nick opens up about how heartbreak is a catalyst, why community is vital to partnership, and how living a life in service to something bigger than yourself is the truest expression of love.
(Watch Nick passionately share about the day he created to pamper women: Goddess Liberation Day - YouTube.)
A conversation with Comedian Ross Everett feels like recess. We each throw out thoughts and catch epiphanies like children in a sandbox. While it appears that we may have it all "figured out," I can imagine sitting back down with him in 10 years and laughing about how far we've come. Ghosting, the power of pray, fantasy relationships and attachment - we talk about it all in my longest but greatest mind journey podcast yet. You'll want to see Ross's show, Stop Stopping The Unstoppable, after hearing about it here!
Self-love leads to self-healing. Let's face it, we cannot rely on doctors to cure us. Get curious. Hopefully, no one knows you better than you. Neil Cannon, the best-selling author of The Vitality Secret, gets real about attraction and the energetic pull of good health. Unfortunately, many Americans are popping pills which suppress emotions and numb desires. Who's really in that body? I find out what makes this single man aged 37 tick. With you as our witness, Neil may have even shifted his perspective from workaholic to open to love.
Listen in as Shaun Derik, Creator of The Hard Part Show, and I explore "perspective" as it relates to dating and relationships. It's like we're all merely making up our own stories; casting people into our lives without a complete understanding of who they really are. How do we change this? Perfecting our communication skills? New social contracts? Expressed deep curiosity of another? Or could it be that we all just need to start being more honest with ourselves?
We've all heard, "you'll meet your mate when you stop looking and accept being single." The chatter heard is hard not to catch and latch onto, mistaking it as our truth. I call bullsh*t on it all. What's right for me may not be right for you. I speak with a best friend and leader in the psychedelic movement about faith in the pursuit of love from an undisclosed location. We explore procreation, age, fertility, genetics, and timing. Listen in. Could it be that we just need to trust life a bit more?
Plant medicines, like ayahuasca, heal, inspire creativity and open us up to deeper, greater love. People who use them often report a sense of reconnection with themselves, others and the natural world. I talk shamanistic love with friends Alexander Hill and Aychele Hill who met during a plant ceremony in the jungle and married just months later. Should you run into the jungle to find love too?! Maybe!