Just For Women: Dating, Relationships and Sex with Alissa Kriteman

Are you ready to find out what you can do to have the deep, beautifully fulfilling love you want in your life? Are you ready to find out how to live the outrageously fun and full life and you know you were meant to be living? Have you been searching for more intimacy in your relationships but are at a loss as to how to create it?

Well, tune in and listen as host Alissa Kriteman of ABC’s "How to Get the Guy" and author of "Alissa’s Four Cornerstones for Living Your Dreams" explores these topics with today’s top love, sex and relationship experts! From ancient Buddhist teachings to modern day sexilogical bodyworkers, listeners can boldly adventure into the myriad of alternatives and choices now available to women.

On each show, Alissa offers keen insight from her vast background as an author, coach, and workshop leader. Open yourself to provocative, cutting edge, experimental ideas on loving yourself more, healing relationships, understanding men, attracting what you desire, the new art of seduction and the evolution of love that will radically shift the way you date and relate. Brought to you by Personal Life Media, Inc.

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Episode 98: LiYana Silver: Mastering Modern Love

In this episode Relationship Expert LiYana Silver gives us great insight into how to successfully navigate the sometimes difficult terrain of Modern Love (can you hear David Bowie).

We discuss what men want, need and feel in this nouveau world of relating with us women, as well as, the #1 thing men need in order to stay in any relationship.

LiYana shares with us the importance of Sensuality and keeping the fire alive in ourselves as well as in our relationships. Tune in and hear one of the most savvy women in the dating, love and relationship scene give us her smart perspective love and life!

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Episode 97: Lara and Johnny Fernandez: Soul Mate Search for the Serious

Who knew that radical self care could be one of the KEY ingredients to finding a soul mate? Well I feel like I hit the jackpot in meeting Lara and Johnny Fernandez whose life missions are to help people find their soul mates through the fine art of loving oneself FIRST!

In this highly engaging and enlightening interview with both Lara and Johnny, we discuss one major mistake people make in the search for a soul mate: Leaky Energy.

Learn what Leaky Energy means and how to stop it if you find yourself doing it.

Learn how to stop unconsciously creating obstacles in finding your life mate.

Discover how to NOT lose yourself in your present or next relationship!

Tune in today for this important take on how to find love in this New Millennium!  Sign up NOW for their FREE eBook on the

*5 Non-Supportive Love Patterns* at

http://bit.ly/LoveLaunch

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Episode 96: Nicole Daedone: Orgasmic Meditation ~ A Radical Approach to Self Care

Wow, if you are looking for a pioneer in the modern women's movement (especially when it comes to sexuality) listen to THIS podcast straight away! 

Nicole Daedone, founder of One Taste Urban Retreat Centers is burgeoning an important pathway for both men and women to rethink how we approach sex, sexuality, and fulfilling the longings in our hearts to have the kind of intimate relationships we deeply desire.

Her approach is to combine sex with spirituality, namely yoga and seated meditation.  The practice of Orgasmic Meditation is just one small part of a transformative lifestyle approach helping people slow down and focus on connection, intimacy, and communication versus goals and results.

Get ready for a whole new approach to owning your sexual desire and pleasure, rethinking how you approach and have sex as well as how to live life with more joy, freedom and expression than you have ever known.

Radical Self Care definitely includes having our sexual needs met too!  Enjoy this one, it's a doozie!

OFFER: The code for 50% One Taste's Valentine's Retreat in Mexico is JFW50! Treat yourself!

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Archived Episodes

Episode 95: Pema Chodron: When Things Fall Apart

Welcome to the first Just for Women recording of 2010!! I am so excited to start off the new year and new decade with things most people do not want to face: Pain, Fear, and Falling Apart!

In this episode I read from Pema Chodron's book "When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times", a must read for anyone going through a challenging time.  (Go to www.justforwomenshow.com BLOG to get the book immediately.)

We delve into some uncomfortable topics so we can learn how to become friends with our fear. We learn how to do something different than repeat the unconscious, automatic reactions we are used to. 

I also talk about some topics that are coming in 2010 where the theme is:

RADICAL SELF CARE That Manifests Miracles!

Stay tuned for great topics such as:

1) Dealing with undigested emotional trauma and how it keeps us stuck.
2) Radical Self Care - What it can look like
3) The Presence Process by Michael Brown

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Episode 94: Dr. Sandor Gardos: Herpes, HPV, and Penis Power

Dr. Sandor Gardos is one of the most savvy Sex Therapists I have come across in a long time.  What makes him unique is that he is an academic by nature offering to us the history of human sexuality as well as the most current information we need to make conscious sexual choices.

In this episode, I answer questions from a Just for Women listener who wrote in with concerns about Herpes.  Sandor not only gives us solid information about Herpes, he also covers HPV, the HPV vaccination and what we need to know about a mostly fictious and often misdiagnosed new ailment for women:  Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder.

Tune in and learn all you need to know about Herpes and how NOT to be labeled with a sexual disorder because you are a woman and get turned on in a completely different way than men!  Watch out - this episode might make you angry!! 

RECAP:

- The design of a penis is to ebb and flow, not stay hard for hours on end

- The #1 issue for sex therapists is "desire discrepancy" - partners having different sexual preferences and needs

- Women's sexual desire is much different than men's (go figure!)

- Herpes does not have to be a sex-squashing issue

- Blood tests alone will not definitively tell you if you have Herpes

This interview is packed with GREAT information - tune in now!

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Episode 93: Tripp Lanier: The Man's Perspective on Being Pregnant

In this episode I welcome back Tripp Lanier, host of The New Man, another popular show on the Personal Life Media Network.

A lot has changed since we last spoke with Tripp and now he is preparing to be a Daddy!  In true form, Tripp's quick wit keeps me on my toes as he shares with us how he deals with going into "Hunter Mode", his Video Diary (how cute!) and the importance of considering mens feelings.

Tripp shares with us with some great points to consider about men during this very tender time for both parents-to-be:

1) Men need "Man Time" to blow off steam with other men.

2) Have compassion: Men get scared too.

3) Let him be your Partner as well as Caregiver - all caregiver is no fun for him.

4) He is dealing with all unfinished "Dad issues."

5) Build relationship with the baby together now.

Don't miss this jovial and informative look into the mind of a man who is preparing to be a Dad!

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Episode 91: Alissa Kriteman on Venting and Getting Real

In PART ONE of this TWO PART series - I am VENTING! We all need a good vent every once and awhile - so I took the opportunity to vent as well as talk about some useful communication tools you can use when you really would rather someone fall off the face of the earth than have to deal with them. heehee.

Did you know that 7% of what we people hear is content and 93% is how it is delivered? Think about that for a minute....

Learn how you can use the "With hold Process" on your own instead of having a neutral friend help you. Sometimes it helps just to vent it out all on our own!

In this interview I also talk about how to distinguish unconscious parts from your true essence. This kind of work is helpful in determining who is speaking in any given moment where you feel you are not coming from your heart and love.

I also cover the first two authentic communication keys from Dr. Susan Campbell's book "Getting Real: 7 Keys to Authentic Communication:

1) Own your experience
2) Saying "I want"

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Episode 90: Alissa Kriteman on David Deida: Telling Your Deepest Truth

In this interview I focus on the importance of discovering our deepest truths as well as how to reveal them to others.

I read a passage from David Deida's book Blue Truth where he describes how tormented, twisted and in suffering we can become when we lie to ourselves about what really makes our hearts light up.

I offer a few techniques to support you in sharing your deepest truth from a calm, centered and loving place. Join me and David Deida on an inquiry of self revelation.

Get your copy of this illuminating book today - http://bit.ly/3SOnnk

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Episode 89: Alissa Kriteman on Porn, Energy, and Responsibility

In this part 2 series, I continue to answer questions from the audience. This interview is broken down into components parts to address a question from a listener who is curious about Responsibility and Fault.

I make it clear that we are never responsible for anyone else's actions or behavior, but really can be responsible for what is arising in the relationship.

We address issues such as:
Do women drive men to do what they do?
What is showing up in your space?
How to heal from "energy leaks" in the relationship?

I share what came out of a conversation with an ex-boyfriend who used porn to distract himself from facing emotional discomfort in the relationship.

Tune in to hear what I share about his reasons for the porn use such as 1) Not wanting to feel emotional pain and 2) Defiance.

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Episode 88: Alissa Kriteman on Transforming Regret and Resentment

I really appreciate when listeners write in to share their stories or ask for guidance on particular situations regarding dating, relationships and sex. Therefore, I make a point to have those questions and concerns answered on the show.

In this episode, it is me who offers insight to audience members on how to communicate truth with love using the "Acknowledgment Sandwich." This is a fantastic communication technique that allows you to be fully expressed or make requests while also honoring the person you are speaking to. Tune in and hear how it can work for you in your life!

In the second segment I offer my insight to an audience member who asks for support in "how to transform resentment and anger." Here I offer a powerful tool you can use with another person to clear congested emotion called the "Withhold Session."

When you do a Withhold Session, you allow yourself to blow off steam and get to the heart of what it is you want to say. Mostly our bottled up emotions are getting in the way of the love we desire to express. This technique will help you move through high emotion and get back to calm, centered, clarity.

Stay tuned for more information on the launch of my internet product: Masterful Techniques for Fear and Anxiety Relief at www.masterfultechniques.com

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Episode 87: Daniel Rose: Why Men Do Things Women Don't Understand

Part 2 of 2 episodes with Daniel Rose, Sex Coach for Men

In this episode Daniel illuminates for us the 5 Things Men Do That Women Don't Understand namely infidelity. A touchy subject for sure, but we again hear echoed that men live in a competitive world where they innately feel "not good enough." When a man feels his woman's disapproval over time for a long period of time, he will wander to get the approval he so desperately wants.

We discuss internet porn and erectile dysfunction and how to support our men and ourselves if those issues come up. Daniel also breaks down the Sex God Method in it's component pieces: Dominance, Emotion, Variety, Immersion.

Don't miss this great info packed interview about important information about men and how to love them in the ways that work for them.

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Episode 86: Daniel Rose: What Men Want But Aren't Asking For!

Part 1 of a 2 part series with Daniel Rose, Sex Coach for Men

In this episode we explore the "Five Things Men Want but Won't Ask For." Get ready to get the straight skinny from Daniel who successfully coaches men to have the life and love of their dreams. Now we get the inside scoop!

Tune in as he reveals why More Oral Sex is high on the list of what men want but won't ask for. It's not only that they want more oral sex, there are also 3 major attributes to giving oral sex that you want to know!

Men also want to Be Seduced - who knew? He even tells us how to seduce our men - oh yes! In a very real and down to earth way, Daniel tells us how and why supporting a man in his Sexual Confidence is extremely important.

Don't miss this episode where we also learn about the 3 types of Sexual Energy men appreciate having access to in their woman!

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Episode 83: Mike Robbins: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

In this high-energy interview with Mike Robbins, we talk about some of the principles of his new book "Be Yourself: Everyone Else is Taken." A very timely subject as many people are questioning their future right about now.

Mike shares with us his 5 Principles of Authenticity:

  • know yourself
  • transform your fear
  • express yourself
  • be bold
  • celebrate who you are

He also speaks to the men who might be listening about the importance of finding or creating a supportive mens group. I love it. Men are waking up!

In support of all listeners loving themselves a little more, Mike has made the generous offer that if you send him your letter of appreciation TO YOURSELF, he will mail it back to you at some point in the future with a copy of his new book!

Start writing ya'll and tune in to hear where you can send your SELF Love Letter!

Check out his site at www.beyourselfbook.com

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Episode 82: Jon Moter, Family Constellation Facilitator: Healing the Family

Jon Moter works with individuals and couples to help uncover links, ties and devotions to family members that we may not be aware exist. Not only are we unaware they exist, many times they are holding us back from the life we are here to live. When we have unconscious allegiances to family members past or present, we deny ourselves the fullness of the life that is possible for us.

Tune in as Jon walks us through the background of Family Constellation work and how it works to help people discover and heal these concealed blocks to our personal empowerment.

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Episode 81: Newt Bailey, Communications Expert: How to Tell Him What You Need

In this interview I learned more about how much I try to run my own agenda, forget my needs and don't really listen when I am in conversations (especially when I am triggered by my lover) than I have talking with any other communications expert. Newt Bailey, Master Communications Expert, Mediator, Facilitator and Coach brings a whole new light to communication. It is so radically loving it is almost weird.

What Newt offers is that we actually give a care about other people and what they have to say, what they need, what they are trying to express to us instead of us trying to get our own point across. He teaches us how to NEVER give up on our own needs and be a stand that EVERYONE gets what they need in a conversation. He brings a rare sense of calm and peace to conversing that I have not experienced before that gives me a renewed sense of hope that I can talk with even my FAMILY and have the experience be one of love and sustained connection.

What Newt helps us see is that we really can stay in love, remain in connection AND be boldly transparent with people if we are willing, and what an extraordinary experience that can provide. He offers a communication process that will take practice:

1) Observe the situation without judgment

2) Tap into what you are feeling

3) Communicate any needs you have

4) Make a request or ask the person how they feel about what you have juts shared.

I have to say, using this process is changing my life! Not only am I more in touch with myself and what *I* need, I am also conscious of what the other person might be needing that they might not even be aware of. Learning to communicate in this way feels very mature and powerful and totally VULNERABLE. Try it on!

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Episode 80: Maryanne Comaroto, Relationship Expert: On Cheating, Sexuality and Self Love

PART TWO OF A TWO PART SERIES

Author and Relationship Expert Maryanne Comaroto is back to delve a little deeper into what we MUST ask men BEFORE we jump into the sack with them! She says, "We just don't want to know; we would rather live in a fantasy and be lead on than deal with what is actually going on right in front of our eyes" - touche!

Maryanne details for us highly useful tools and information from her new book HINDSIGHT: What You Need to Know Before You Drop Your Drawers, such as the SHOMI method of taking a few quiet minutes everyday to really tap into what our bodies and spirits are trying to tell us.

Don't miss this lively and all important interview with America's Leading Relationship Expert who is willing to call BS on many of the unconscious and dysfunctional patterns that exist today in the modern world of dating, relationships and sex!

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Episode 79: Maryanne Comaroto, Relationship Expert: Questions You Need to Ask Men

PART ONE OF TWO PARTS ~
In this most engaging interview, find out why Maryanne Comaroto is America's Leading Relationship Expert! A stickler for honesty, facing reality as it is and loving ourselves where have been totally unconscious, Maryanne gives us some seriously straight talk about how we as women have the opportunity to lead our relationships and lives into the heavens or into the gutter.

What is her biggest message about falling in love from her new book HINDSIGHT: What You Need to Know Before You Drop your Drawers? Fall in love with YOURSELF FIRST - period! Maryanne talks about how she had to learn the hard way about self love as well as how we as women tend to lead with our sexuality instead of our other attributes and how that immediately taints a budding relationship.

Such a refreshing, vibrant, dedicated woman to the empowerment of all, this is an extremely unique interview series because Maryanne was doing LIVE streaming video from her website as we were recording these lively interviews for Just for Women!

Tune in next week for more info on The Questions You NEED to Ask Before you drop Your Drawers!

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Episode 77: Reid Mihalko: Hot Fun with Your Clothes ON!

Reid Mihalko is so much fun and full of great, practical information, I just had to have him back on the show. I am so happy to know there are people out there who dedicate their lives to making the subject of sex a healthy, normal, approachable conversation, and Reid is a true pioneer.

In this episode I talk with Reid about his workshop "Sex with your Clothes ON" ~ who knew getting to know your lover could be so fun?! In this modern day of go, go, go it is so nice to get some tips on how to slow down and enjoy more. Reid gives us some HOT tips on how to connect without using our HANDS as well as how to be a great "Cock Tease"!

And of course - we are reminded that men are inspired through acknowledgment and praise. During these trying economic times, it is important to remind the men out there that they are doing a great job (even if they are struggling). We can take the initiative as empowered women, to offer love and appreciation to the men in our lives for doing all they do to make us happy in the best ways they know how. Amen.

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Episode 76: Sheryl Paul - How to Be a Conscious Bride: Do Your Work During the Engagement Process!

Sheryl Paul, M.A. is a pioneer in talking about what few in our society will even touch - the Death that comes with getting married. In her MUST READ book, The Conscious Bride, Sheryl takes our hand and takes us on a tour of all the frightening feelings, emotions and situations that mostly likely will surface as we prepare to shed our Single Woman shell and enter into the world of "wife."

We talk about the grieving process that needs to happen and what happens if it doesn't - a little discussed phenomenon called "post-bridal depression" that grips many women who do not "do their work" during the engagement period.

Sheryl helps us understand the normalcy and importance of feeling the anger, fear, doubt, loss and isolation - all NORMAL and healthy feelings - that naturally arise during the wedding planning process.

In this interview we learn about the 3 phases of transition: Separation, In Between Zone, and Rebirth/New Beginning. Sheryl shows us quite clearly what happens if we do not honor each phase fully and what to do if we find ourselves unhappily stuck in any part of the transition process.

We talk about what men are going through during the engagement process and the conditioning women have to deal with that men do not. We end with Sheryl recommending a powerful exercise that supports the bride-to-be in fully releasing her past in order to face her new future as a conscious, empowered wife.

This is a DO NOT MISS interview for any woman planning a wedding or anyone who knows a woman planning her wedding!

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Episode 75: Satyen Raja - What is True Feminine Power?

Satyen Raja is a force of love you definitely want to tap into! He speaks boldly and passionately to all of us who sometimes struggle with fully embodying our feminine essence and power. In this interview Satyen directs most, if not ALL of his attention and information into the hearts of women to help awaken in us the power we possess to light up our relationships and the world in general!

Satyen asks us to build a special, small but sensual alter dedicated to honoring not only the "divine feminine" in us but also to the "divine masculine" inside the man in our lives or the man we seek to be in relationship with. A true inspiration to engage with Satyen talks about anger in both men and women, why it is there (usually) and how to free it up. He describes for us the three levels of relating - Prison, Parole and Paradise and how to move from one to the next.

He mentions that women grow through PRAISE and men grow through CHALLENGE - that is one to keep in mind when we desire for something to shift in our relating with the opposite sex! Satyen is extremely generous and wants everyone to benefit from his transformational workshops - therefore he is giving Just for Women listeners FREE tickets to his introductory course: Sex, Passion and Enlightenment! Just go to www.warriorsage.com and register using the Code: Just For Women Show

If you are unable to attend one of his workshops - he will give you a discount on any course you want to take. Again just tell them you heard about this offer on Just for Women.

This is an interview - you SERIOUSLY want to listen to and experience Satyen Raja's passion for yourself!

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Episode 74: Dr. Michelle Gannon - How to Powerfully Prepare for Marriage!

This month we are focused on Getting Married!

Dr. Michelle Gannon gives us important guidelines to pay attention to as we explore what it really takes to get ready for marriage. We hear about the Four Stages of Relationship Erosion (criticism, contempt, stonewalling, and defensiveness) and how you can remedy the situation if you find yourself there.

We talk about the Five Love Languages and the importance of paying attention to loving your partner in the way they want to be loved. The Five Love Languages are Words of Appreciation, Gifts, Acts of Service, Physical Touch or Quality Time. My personal favorites are gifts and physical touch!

We end with the Power of Forgiveness as a critical piece to healing the past and moving on to create the magical marriage you know is possible! Michelle leaves us with her mantra: "A Strong Me feeds a Strong We" as well as her recommendation to keep a gratitude journal to keep reminding yourself of the beauty and abundance in your life. Enjoy!

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Episode 73: Kathy Caprino, Women's Work-Life Expert and Career Coach: Dealing with a Professional Crisis

It is ever so refreshing to interview an empowered woman like Kathy Caprino, MA who is not afraid to talk about energy work, meditation and “going within” to find answers. In this interview we discuss some of the “12 Hidden Crises of Professional Women” outlined in her new book Breakdown, Breakthrough as well as how we can identify and heal them. It seems more and more we are no longer looking outside of ourselves for important information to the burning questions we have in our hearts, and this interview continues to usher in this shift in how women are growing in love, self care, self reliance and using our own internal guidance systems to live our most authentic life in this somewhat challenging day and age. A must listen to for ANY woman facing difficult times right now – there is a way out and up! Tune in and bring your support sisters!

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Episode 72: Garrison Cohen, CoFounder of AMP Media: Into the Minds of Men

Have you ever wanted a guy friend with whom you could ask any question about men? You know, to get the REAL inside scoop on what is happening IN the minds of men? Well, this week I interview one of the men in MY life whom I turn to when I have questions, concerns and issues with men that I just DO NOT understand.

Meet Garrison Cohen, Co-Founder of The Authentic Man Program Media. Garrison has been studying man/woman dynamics for quite a while and has a vested interest in sharing with people how to have thriving relationships. What I love about this episode is Garrison's ability to convey what is going on with who men REALLY and what they REALLY want in a way that is easy for us to visualize and understand.

Tune in to hear about how to open a man and have him express his emotions (what?!), why a woman's radiance is like Oxygen to men, how to set boundaries with appreciation, and how to "speak the moment."

One of the great pieces Garrison offered is that when women are in transition in their lives (to a better job, making more money, getting fit, etc.) he would rather see the action than hear a lot about it. "Show me" he tells us. I loved that because that idea can be applied anywhere in our lives - and the message is clear - ladies - take the reigns, it is much more empowering for all of us!

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Episode 71: Dr. Alex Benzer: Tao of Dating for Women

I love when men want to share their insights with us on how to be a Modern Goddess. This is a very touchy subject for me and I maybe you too, so I take care to pick authors and experts whose hearts I can feel while they are delivering their content to us. I like Dr. Alex Benzer, with a BA from Harvard and a MD from UC San Diego, he has probably spent more time getting an education than he has spent doing anything else so I really wanted to hear what he has to us.

What I get is this: The whole world is changing rapidly. With the economy the way it is, now more than ever we need to practice mental clarity and stay focused on what we want versus what we don't have or don't want. This skill completely translates into intimate relationships.

Dr. Alex talks to us about his new book, The Tao of Dating for Women, The Smart Woman's Guide to Embracing your Inner Goddess and Finding the Fulfillment you Deserve. We hear about "Bad Boys" and what we can expect from their behavior which might look like romance, spontaneity and love on the outside but could really be an indicator of serious trouble ahead.

We talk a lot about busting up fantasies about how life or our lovers should be. We discuss characteristics of the Modern Goddess and why men are aching for this type of woman in their lives. Of course it wouldn't be a complete show if we didn't talk about sex, so Dr. Alex tells us what men's secret fears about sex are, as well as the importance of our own sexual know how in the bedroom. Tune in and turn on your awareness!

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Episode 70: Decker Cunov: Founder of Authentic World on Commitment, Porn and Tantra

In this interview, I delight in having Decker Cunov, founder of Authentic World, return to Just for Women to give us his deep insight into the world of men, as only a pioneer in the current "men's movement" can.

Decker offers us a peek into the psyche of how men think so we as women, can really start to understand the inner world of the masculine. We start with an inquiry into a series of questions aimed at answering questions such as: "What is going with men who...are afraid to commit, have an addiction to pornography" and so on.

Never one to beat around the bush, Decker shares with us that men (more so now than ever) need emotional support, trust, acknowledgment and appreciation in their lives from their women - especially if they are going through some kind of career or financial transition.

He makes clear the power we have as women to be a grounding, supportive force in our lives and in our relationships by offering our truth without judgment. He clues us in on the underpinnings of what is going on with men who have issues such as porn addiction, men racing to commit and men running from commitment.

His message is clear to women, to claim responsibility without blame and do the inner work we need to hold space for whatever comes up in our relationships - and in our lives as well. Tune in today and catch his juicy rift on the benefits of practicing Tantric breathing practices!

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Episode 69: Reid Mihalko, Sex and Relationship Educator: Embrace Life (and your Neighbor)!

Reid Mihalko is one interesting man. Wow, I am so glad I got to interview such a dynamic and energetic Sex and Relationship coach in person! From moment one Reid's open hearted hello signals his approach to life - EMBRACE IT! Which also applies to his business - Cuddle Parties!

The creator of one of the fastest growing trends today, Cuddle Parties are sweeping the nation as people let down their guards and open to the power of a good old fashioned snuggle. A non-sexual approach to having people get to know one another, these parties are teaching people a lot more than how to hug.

Reid says people (especially women) learn to :
- communicate yes and NO
- the fine art of negotiation
- maintaining boundaries with love

And what is the one empowering idea Reid wants to leave women with?
"If it's a maybe - say no."

Tune in for the full story with this lively and informative interview with the nation's up and coming authority on Sex and Relationships, Reid Mihalko!

We talk about the fine art of negotiation - how to negotiate with men in relationships we are already in and how to negotiate with someone you are just meeting for the first time. Reid defines negotiation as co-creating the intention for the relationship that both partners bring to the table. He tells women to please take the lead in going for what you want - leave him notes, do what it takes so he can win - give him a road map! And don't be in relationship to heal men - move on!

Really, don't miss his insight on what is happening between men and women today and why we struggle to understand each other ~ especially how to communicate our wants, needs and desires to men: It's ok to be direct!

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Episode 68: Andrea Albright, Weight Loss Coach: Conscious Eating in 2009!

In this interview with Andrea Albright, Spiritual Weight Loss Coach, we are informed not only on the importance of understanding what is in our food, but also, we learn there might be unconscious habits getting in the way of us achieving optimal health.

If you have ever struggled with diets or dieting, losing weight or poor body image, this is the interview for you! Andrea's passion about the subject of being successful with weight loss is infectious as she inspires us to get connected to our spiritual side for all the answers we might be seeking outside of ourselves.

Learn how to properly choose foods that your body NATURALLY craves if you tune in to it, discover what really goes into some of the fast food you might be snacking on, hear about ways to transform your lifestyle to sustain your emerging healthy body and news ways of conscious eating!

Check out what Andrea has to say: http://tinyurl.com/c3ua3u

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Episode 67: Alissa Kriteman, Host of Just for Women: 3 Powerful Keys to Making 2009 Outrageously Successful!

In this episode I take the liberty to share with you three very powerful keys that will support you in living a year filled with joy, success and abundance. These are keys that I adhere to, which serve me deeply, so I wanted to start 2009 by offering these jewels to you!

The first key is Meditation. I cover a few, basic types of meditation to show that the process need not be elaborate, yet it is important to start. I cover how to meditate (posture and breath) and why meditation can be an important part of your successful, abundant life. The next key to an outrageously successful year is to create a Visualization Board – now! The power of the visualization board is that it acts like the most powerful magnet you can imagine, drawing to you all the dreams, desires, goals and accomplishments you wish to experience in the year to come. I give a few real-life examples of the amazing power these Vision Boards (collages) can have in a person’s life – myself included!

I wrap up with some important points to remember about our needs. I have been noticing lately that if my needs are not getting met (by myself, my lover or others), it is extremely difficult to create a happy, thriving life. We must learn to identify and take charge of getting our needs met not only for ourselves, but for the ones we love and the legacy of love and joy we will leave our in our wake when our needs are being identified and fulfilled!

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Episode 66: Dan Bryant, Psychologist: Giving the Gift of Forgiveness

It is very easy to stress over what material items to give people we love during the holidays. What we often overlook are gifts that cost nothing from a monetary perspective, but can be difficult to offer others. I am talking about things like compassion, understanding, acceptance and the biggest of all ~ Forgiveness. In this interview with Dan Bryant, Behavioral Health Educator, we talk about ways we learn to cultivate and practice forgiving ourselves, and others. For people in intimate relationships, we talk about important keys in communication that will foster greater intimacy such as: being genuinely curious about the other person, owning our experience and feelings, as well as deepening our understanding of ourselves. To finish we delve into what forgiveness is and what it isn’t. Ultimately forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves, but getting to that place can be quite a journey in the mind. Tune in!

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Episode 65: Leslie Rice, Relationship Expert: Celebrating Men and Sex

It is always a pleasure to interview the leaders of PAX Programs, they are so insightful, always offering us deep wisdom about men! We learn in this interview that one of the reasons their information is incredibly spot on is that it comes from many years of interviewing Men directly, getting their world and delivering that information to women in a way we can open our hearts and let it in. Leslie shares with us the importance of understanding what happens when we act like Human Animals and what happens when we act from Human Spirit. We hear great information about the difference between Chemistry and Passion – who knew? We cover an idea that hits home to many of us ~ women being in their masculine mode instead of the feminine receptivity mode and how this throws off the balance in intimate relationships. We end with key steps on how to recover from infidelity. This is a MUST listen to interview!

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Episode 64: Karina Diaz, Photographer: Naked Women Rule!

Have you ever thought about having really sexy pictures taken of yourself but then got too shy to follow through? Have you seen gorgeous pictures of other women in the nude or beautiful lingerie and thought, “I could never do that!” Well this interview is for YOU! In this exciting interview, Karina Marie Diaz shares with us how it is her life’s mission to empower women and their relationship with themselves via her gorgeous photography sessions.

Karina shows us the transformation that can happen when women take the very powerful step toward loving themselves exactly how they are, and expressing that through the art of photography. One of the offerings Karina specializes in is her unique “Bridal Boudoir” package in which women who are getting married sit of for a provocative photoshoot with elements that will be in the wedding. You’ve got to hear the stories she shares with us about how women learn to love and accept themselves and celebrate the essence of their beauty by doing a private photoshoot with her.

If you want a great dose of sister support and love – this interview is for you!

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Episode 62: Jordan Harbinger, Relationship Coach with The Art of Charm on Love, The Kiss, and The Modern Gentleman

With laser like focus and whole lot of wisdom about dating, Jordan Harbinger, teacher and dating coach with The Art of Charm, gives us the skinny on how understanding Social Dynamics can be used by both men and women to arrive at that first luscious kiss!  In this interview, Jordan distinguishes for us the difference between Pick Up Artists and Dating Coaches, what “high value” is, why it is really important for us to be nice to men.  A man very comfortable in his own skin, Jordan talks about “The Modern Gentleman” and how The Art of Charm is ushering in a new breed of men (and women!) schooled in intimacy, honesty, communication and confidence.  NICE.  It’s all the information we never learned growing up, brought to us by peers who make it their life’s mission to be better, more loving people.  DOUBLEY NICE.

This is one of four interviews, in a series with The Art of Charm expert teachers and coaches.

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Episode 61: Kim Ellington, Art of Charm Relationship Coach, teaches women to bare their naked soul!

In this highly inspiring interview with Expert Relationship Coach Kim Ellington, we learn what it takes to be empowered in dating, relationships and sex!  A passionate and dedicated coach for both women and men, Kim shows us how to “bare all” when it comes to revealing who we are and what we want as woman.  Her spot-on information cuts to the core of why women fail with men and describes the “science” of understanding men.  If you want to be seen as the amazing woman you are, tune in and hear what this vivacious, empowered woman has to share!

This is one of four interviews, in a series with the Art of Charm expert teachers and coaches.

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Episode 59: The Venerable Robina Courtin, Tibetan Buddhist Nun, Talks Candidly about Happiness and It’s Causes and the Power of the Mind

In this rare and riveting interview with Tibetan Buddhist Nun, The Venerable Robina Courtin, we hear straight talk on the powerful tenets of Buddhism that render us completely responsible for the quality of ours lives.  A lively and passionate speaker on the importance of being the innately loving and worthy beings we are, Robina candidly offers fresh perspectives on abortion, sexuality, and karma that all will benefit from hearing.  To conclude, the Venerable Robina tells us about her powerful work with incarcerated men (and lack of interest among incarcerated women!) as well as the upcoming “not to miss” event “Happiness and It’s Causes” happening in San Francisco in November 2008. I will see you there!  Namaste.

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Episode 56: Robert Allen, Relationship Coach Gives Us New Perspective on Men and How to Love Them!

In this interview, Robert Allen discusses his approach to empowering people to have the love they want in their life, namely utilizing principles of Tantra.  He outlines what to look for in choosing the right coach for you and discusses his free “Pre-Coaching Assessment” that will help you hone in on possible obstacles to positive growth.  In the second segment Robert defines “polyamory” and how that alternative approach to relationship can help heal people versus tear them apart.  To close, we discuss Robert’s new work, “All Men are Sexual Healers” and the tenets of this very interesting perspective for men to take some ground where women have mostly reigned.  Tune in – this is a good one for women and men alike!

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Episode 55: Dr. Jacqueline Chan, Women’s Health Specialist, Tells Us Why We Need To Take Alternative Medicine Seriously

Wow, if there is one interview that has opened my eyes and mind, it is this one! Dr. Jacqueline Chan shares with us what Integrative Medicine is (it includes body, mind and spirit) and why we should pay attention – especially as women!  Listen in as she offers great insight into the causes, as well as alternative approaches to prevalent women’s issues such as hormone imbalances, food allergies, breast cancer and depression.  As we become more and more aware of the impact of chemicals and toxins in food, products, and the environment, we will also need to know how to counter balance the damaging effects of being alive today, tune in and hear what this Women’s Health Specialist has to share!

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Episode 54: Alicia Dunams, Success Coach: How to Become a Millionaire Instead of Marrying One!

Don’t miss this practical as well as heartfelt interview as we get the real life skinny from successful entrepreneur Alicia (pronounced Al-ee-sia) Dunams about the how to generate your own wealth. Many women suffer from misguided social and cultural ideas such as “The Prince Charming Syndrome” as well as Alicia’s coined phrased, “The Sex in the City Syndrome” where women spend their money on things that are not going to MAKE them money.

Listen in as Alicia shares from her experience as a successful single mom and entrepreneur, the “how to” steps that will lead you to your own path of huge financial success. We also cover how to achieve emotional freedom from whatever stops you, so tune in and check it out – you WILL be inspired!

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Episode 53: Aymee Coget, Sustainable Happiness Expert, answers your questions about Self- Love!

It is always so much fun to talk with Aymee Coget, Sustainable Happiness Expert! In this second interview we do a review of how to have a happy life by following the MAPS process: 1) sense of Meaning, 2) being your Authentic self, 3) sense of Purpose, 4) utilizing Strengths.

We talk about the importance of connecting with our hearts before we speak, as Aymee points out in her version of Heart Centered Communication. We do a great exercise you can use in your own life to get out of your head (mind) and more connected with your heart before you speak: hand on heart, feel heart beat, ask self question you want an answer to, wait for a response.

We hear about Aymee’s Triple A’s for creating positive relationships: Admiration, Appreciation and Affection -- and how powerful they are for getting back to focusing on the LOVE in our relationships. We talk about the importance of Self Love and creating a positive self-image and finally, we answer some questions from the Just for Women audience. So, tune IN if you want to TUNE UP your life with love, joy and happiness!

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Episode 52: Debba Haupert, Founder of Girlfriendology.com Tells Us Why Connecting With Girlfriends is SO Important!

In this enlivening interview we hear from the founder of girlfriendology.com, Debba Haupert on the many ways women are a vital part of our on-going empowerment.  A self-made entrepreneur, Debba talks about how women have supported her in growth and how we can connect with other like-minded women on the internet. Tune in and hear how Girlfriendology.com is helping to change the world – one friendship at a time!

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Episode 51: Sherry Froman Talks About How To Bring Magic To Our Sex Lives That Will Keep You Both Hungry For More!

In this real and open-hearted conversation we talk with Sherry Froman, Sexuality Expert about how we can open up to different and nurturing types of sacred touch that can heal many traumas that are specific to women.  A woman with a huge heart and vast array of information to offer, we cover a broad variety of topics including how to bring aspects of ritual to add magic to our love making, igniting and integrating all parts of who we are as feminine beings, shamanic journeying, the benefits of a raw food diet and how to have a woman’s circle that is healthy and supportive.  Tune in ladies!

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Episode 50: Kim Switnicki, Sex Educator, Bares All About How to Have the Best Orgasms You’ve Ever Had!

Have you ever thought you “just can’ have an orgasm”?  Have you ever wondered just what a G-spot orgasm really is?  Well get ready for some great insight and answers in this very informative and juicy interview with Sex Educator and Coach Kim Switnicki who is the author of The G-Spot Play Guide.  Kim gives us the simple steps to finding our G-spots and how to deal with obstacles that might get in the way of us achieving Maximum Pleasure!  From being distracted during sex to “leaking bladder” issues, Kim offers practical and useful tools to combat these and other possible obstacles to our sexual empowerment.

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Episode 49: Sil Lai Abrams Shares Nine Self Empowerment Principles That Will Change Your Life!

Most of us deal with some trauma in our lives that we need to address and overcome if we want to be fully functional, thriving adults.  Sil Lai Abrams has triumphed over parental divorce, adoption, alcoholism, rape, domestic violence, her own divorce, depression and suicide.  Wow, her story is amazing and out of it she has created a powerful system of thinking that will help anyone shift their perspective in the moment toward greater love, peace and productivity.  Please tune in to this remarkable conversation with a woman who is a true Empowerment Specialist.

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Episode 48: Valerie Harms Tells Us Why We Should Think Twice About Having An Affair!

If you have ever thought about having an affair – or are in one (!) – tune into to hear what Valerie Harms has to say about why we stray from what we have. Author of The Inner Lover – Using Passion as a Way to Self-Empowerment, Valerie shows us how to take a look at what is at the root of our desire, and how to turn that energy into a great awakening for ourselves.

Join us as we discuss the wisdom that can be found in dreams, fantasies, automatic responses and reactions.  Learn about Intensive Journaling – a step beyond your everyday diary that can open you to parts of yourself that might be disconnected and wanting to be heard and healed.  Discover the 3 parts to the Love Triangle – You, Other and The Relationship – all have important things to say!  Tune in to juicy news you can USE!

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Episode 47: Susan Urquhart-Brown inspires us toward Career Success and Pushes our Entrepreneurial Edges!

Have you been thinking of breaking out and starting your own business?  Are there fears and obstacles coming up as you get closer to making it a reality?  Well get ready to receive an infusion of encouragement and support from a highly successful Career and Entrepreneur Coach, Susan Urquhart-Brown.

In Susan’s new book The Accidental Entrepreneur: 50 Things I Wish Someone had Told me about Starting a Business she outlines the many aspects of starting a business from wherever you are now in your life.  Tune in as we blaze a trail through the wild terrain of entrepreneurialism with “M.A.G.I.C” Goals, dissolving fears (False Evidence Appearing Real), vision boards, and knowing the 10 traits of an Entrepreneur – this path is not for everyone!  And if you ARE a budding entrepreneur (mom’s included!) this interview is for you!  Enjoy.

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Episode 46: "Elise" - A "Modern Day Courtesan" Offers us Fresh Perspective on an Age Old Profession

In this provocative interview, we peek inside the world of a woman who does not fit inside the “traditional” role of a highly successful woman.  A self-professed “Modern Day Courtesan” we hear from “Elise” about her (what may seem like radical) ideas and approaches to an extremely sensitive subject – Sex Work.

There is much talk these days about a “Feminine Revolution” happening, a sort of Renaissance for women that is becoming more and more evident as the time of the patriarchy gives way to ever increasing females in positions of power. To this end, I met “Elise” and was fascinated by her wits, and practical, grounded approach to the “healing work” she does with men and eye-opening perspective to work that most would shun.

Pushing the boundaries of where I normally go on Just For Women, my desire with this conversation is to illuminate issues some women might rather ignore.  But if we deny issues in our lives and relationships, we are missing a big opportunity to really wake up and address all facets of our lives as Empowered Women.

Please keep your heart and mind open as Elise addresses questions such as:

  • What exactly is a “Modern Day Courtesan”?
  • What the heck does your husband think and feel about your job?
  • What can women do to re-connect with their sexual desire?
  • What is happening for a man who chooses to see a Escort/Courtesan?
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Episode 45: Dr. Janae Wienhold Asks Us to Realize Our Unique Power as Women to Affect Change in the World

Bold, provocative and deeply insightful, Dr. Janae Weinhold talks candidly about the important role women play in ushering in a new level of emotionally healthy and conscious babies into the world.  By understanding how and why we get stuck in co-dependent tendencies, we can learn how to identify and heal them.  We also learn about the power we have as mothers to ensure our growing babies get the bonding and attention they need in the womb to support their proper development into grown human beings.

In this MUST LISTEN to interview for ALL women, Dr. Weinhold illuminates for us the how and why we are susceptible to developing co-dependent behaviors - all the way from the moment of conception through our mid-twenties!  Enjoy this fascinating interview, it is a call for us women to learn to break old patterns and unhealthy ways of being to help usher in a new level of consciousness that will serve the recovery of the planet.

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Episode 44: Dr. Janae Weinhold tells us how being “COUNTER–Dependent” can destroy our relationships”

In this eye-opening interview, we hear from Dr. Janae Weinhold about the flip side of Co-Dependency, a newly emerging term called “COUNTER-dependency.”  We learn how to detect the characteristics of COUNTER-dependent behavior in ourselves (it is more subtle than you might think!) and what we can do to heal from these unconscious behaviors to create deeper love and intimacy in our lives.   We discuss “Developmental Traumas,” how to detect them, how to heal them in ourselves,  and we also look at how we can see counter-dependent behavior in our culture and society as a whole.

Bottom line?

If you are wanting to understand what blocks you from having greater self-love and deeper intimacy in your life – listen to this interview!

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Episode 43: Tripp Lanier, host of “The New Man”, shares his insight about What MEN want!

In this “no bullshit” interview with coach and facilitator Tripp Lanier, we get some very straight talk about not only what women can do to be successful with men, but what kind of approach is really required.  Not one to give shallow answers, Tripp offers us very insightful ideas to consider when going for all you want in your Love life. 

In this episode we cover:

  1. What is a “New Man” and what do we need to know about him?
  2. Taking sex beyond the physical realm
  3. The importance of your man being “seen”
  4. Why receiving “well” is an important skill to hone

In this interview we address a question from one of the JFW subscribers.  So, if you have a question or issue you have been wanting to ask about, or a topic you have been wanting to hear addressed on the show – let me know – I do respond and I will get your questions and comments answered!  Thank you, I Love getting your emails, so please feel free to contact me at Alissa@personallifemedia.com

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Episode 42: Bryan Bayer, co-founder of the Authentic Man Program Reveals "The World of the Empowered MAN"

In this vibrant interview with Bryan Bayer, CEO of Authentic World, we learn what men need in order to be inspired to change old habits.  We learn why it might feel creepy when a man approaches you and where that feeling might be coming from.  Bryan’s energy is infectious and his information invaluable. You will laugh along with us as we delve into the world what it is to be an “Empowered Man.

In this episode we cover:

  1. What an Empowered Man can be
  2. What is going on in the world of “Pick Up Artists”
  3. What men need in order to change old habits

In my desire to respond to Just for Women subscriber emails, this interview addresses a question from “Row” about Pick-Up Artists.  So, if you have a question or issue you have been wanting to ask about, or a topic you have been wanting to hear addressed on the show – let me know – I do respond and I will get your questions and comments answered by the Experts!  Thank you, I Love getting your emails, so please feel free to contact me at Alissa@personallifemedia.com

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Episode 41: Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D, author of If The Buddha Got Stuck shares how to get Unstuck right now!

Another great interview, the third in this series with Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D,  as she imparts to us her unique blend of clinical and spiritual philosophies delivered with practical applications for empowerment in everyday living.

In this episode we cover:

  1. What keeps people stuck – traits of stuck people
  2. How to get Unstuck – traits of Unstuck People
  3. An exercise for moving through fear

Charlotte is such a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and inspiration I could talk to her all day long! Don’t miss the special gems in this interview, especially where we address questions from the Just for Women audience! If you are struggling with any major issue in life – tune into this interview to get some relief and movement!  And while you are listening – you can get your own copy of Charlotte’s “must have” book If The Buddha Dated.

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Episode 40: Sacred Sensuality and Intimacy Coach, tells us How to be an Orgasmic Woman!

In this lively and love-filled interview, we hear from Sacred Sensuality and Intimacy Casey, how to go beyond the traps of the mind and body to become the Orgasmic Women we know we are and can be We address this tender topic with a whole lot of appreciation and understanding of the (sometimes) frustrating situation some women can be in regarding being “orgasmic.” She shares her own personal story of overcoming fear and shame to be a pioneer for women everywhere to access their divine right to fully experience the bliss and power that come from experiencing many types of orgasm.  We also talk about what issues MEN deal with, as well as, how to bring femininity into the Workplace!  A must-listen for all you Go-Getters who might be struggling with re-connecting with your pleasure and sensuality in and out of the bedroom!

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Episode 39: Inessa Freylekhman, Feng Shui Master, shows us how to “Attract Love by Moving your Stuff!”

Never has been attracting Love been so easy!  Listen in as Inessa Freylekhman, Feng Shui Master, gives us very easy and practical ways to approach manifesting the love and life that we long to have, simply by moving our stuff!
Using the principles of the ancient art of Feng Shui, in the home, bedroom and even the boardroom (!) we can cause miracles by paying attention to how objects are placed and the whether or not the energy (“chi”) is free to flow.

Inessa offers us great insight such as:

  1. Tips for creating deeper connection and intimacy in the bedroom
  2. How to attract the love of your life
  3. Discovering our “Inner Blocks” and how to dismantle them
  4. The roots of Feng Shui and how it can be a powerful ally in helping us manifest our dreams
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Episode 38: Charlotte Kasl, author of If The Buddha Married Tells Us How to Have Love Endure Over Time!

Following her success with If the Buddha Dated, Charlotte Kasl again brilliantly bridges together powerful Buddhist philosophies with modern day applications in If the Buddha Married to help those who are committed to staying in love.

In this episode we cover:

  1. The Proven Traits of an Enduring Relationship
  2. Conscious vs. Unconscious Sex
  3. The Roots of Affairs, How to Avoid one/How to Heal from one
  4. How to make a Good Relationship, Great

Bottom Line?

If you are married or in the process of getting married, this is one interview you want to hear.  In this interview Charlotte gives us useful exercises to help us uncover what might be getting in the way of us having deeply satisfying life partnerships.  Don’t miss the parts about how to Avoid an Affair and Conscious Sex – she gracefully approaches these touchy subjects with so much sensitivity and love, you’ll be glad you listened in.  Grab a paper and pen – or better yet – get her book – so you too can begin whole new approaches to loving yourself and your marriage!

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Episode 37: “If The Buddha Dated: Finding Love on a Spiritual Path” an interview with counselor, teacher and acclaimed author, Charlotte Kasl

In a practical and easily digestible way, Charlotte Kasl brilliantly bridges together the ancient wisdom of Buddhist philosophies with modern day approaches that give us relief, comfort and powerful direction in navigating today’s dating world. 

We cover major issues to consider such as:

  1. Why do we LONG so deeply for an intimate relationship?
  2. Fusion vs. Differentiation: Are you clinging to your new man?
  3. Why making peace with our parents is critical to having a healthy love life

Bottom line? 

If you are struggling with having unhealthy relationships or want to find the perfect mate for you, this interview will help you understand what might be getting in the way and whether or not your approach is even an expression of your true heart.  A must-listen for anyone wanting support in having power and love pulsating through your intimate relationships!

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Episode 36: “Behind the Scenes of Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, KOOZA” a conversation with cast member, Danielle Gatto

I have the great fortune of being able to get access to the “behind the scene’s” world of Cirque du Soleil’s newest traveling show, KOOZA because I am their San Francisco-based massage therapist!  One woman I knew I just had to interview is Danielle Gatto.  Danielle is one vibrant, powerhouse of a woman who offers us her insight and wisdom into how to live an empowered and balanced life as a professional performer, dance captain, and wife to Anthony Gatto, “The Greatest Juggler in the World.”

In this endearing interview, Danielle shares with us her perspective on:

  1. How to live a balance a healthy life on the road
  2. What’s at the core of women living their dreams
  3. How to maintain a “fresh” Partnership with her soul mate

Danielle is such a bright, honest, and centered woman – this is an interview you want to listen to if you are craving great words of wisdom from a woman who has much to say in support of women living their dreams!

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Episode 35: “Speed Dating: How to know if he is INTO you” with Scott Swanson, host of 8 Minute Dating

In this engaging interview with Scott Swanson, course leader and host of one of the most successful Speed Dating events in the Bay Area, we learn what Speed Dating is like, how it has changed over the past decade and what we can expect to see in the future.  Not only does Scott give us the skinny on how to tell if our 8 minutes with a man will prove fruitful, he goes deep to share with us the world of men and what it is like to be a good-looking, successful, modern man looking for Love!

Listen in to hear juicy topics such as:

  1. Why it is important to tell men your Truth!
  2. The impact of us “swatting” men (yikes!)
  3. What “success with a woman” really means to men
  4. The inside scoop on the “seduction” community
  5. How to tell if he really likes you while Speed Dating

Bottom line? 

If you are single and looking to have more success with men, listen to this interview.  The second half is loaded with great, honest, heartfelt from Scott, a man truly dedicated to helping men and women understand each other better and have flourishing, authentic relationships.

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Episode 34: “Keys to having a Man Stay in Relationship with YOU” with Seminar Leader, Relationship Expert and Coach, Shana James

In this interview with Relationship Expert, Seminar Leader and Coach, Shana James, we explore what it takes to have a man stay committed to YOU.  As the co-creator of The Authentic Woman Experience, Shana brings us her deep wisdom into the power we have as women to cultivate empowering co-created relationships that last.

Some of the key concepts we cover are:

  1. Why men leave a relationship
  2. How to love a man the way he wants to be loved
  3. What is imperative for us to consider in relationship
  4. The idea of “bringing to” versus “taking from” relationships

Please tune in to this insightful interview with one of today’s most real and open Relationship Experts who has dedicated her life to helping women understand themselves, men and how to have relationships that thrive.

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Episode 33: “Remaining an Empowered Woman when heading home for the Holidays” with Jennifer Ianniello

In this enlightening interview with Jennifer Ianniello Somatic Coach, we learn how to be empowered as we head home for the holidays. She gives us great insight as to why we regress to being children a few days into our visits. A very refreshing and timely conversation designed to support us in making choices that give us strength and stability in remaining adults as we return to family dynamics.

Some of the key concepts we cover are:

  1. Ways to be and stay empowered
  2. What is trauma and how to deal with wounding
  3. How to communicate feelings and set boundaries

For anyone getting stressed about going home for the holidays, this interview is FOR YOU! Here’s to your empowerment!

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Episode 32: “The Mystery of being a Sexual Woman in the World” with Tallulah Sulis

In this provocative interview with Erotic Educator Tallulah Sulis, we learn what a big role us being tapped into our sensual selves can play in the level of empowerment we feel each day. Tallulah gives us great insight on the benefits of being sexually empowered women as well as some ways we can be more aware of ourselves as sexual creatures.

Tallulah shares with us her ideas on:

  1. The Erotic Revolution she is a source in creating
  2. The many types of orgasm we can have as women
  3. Female Ejaculation: What it is and the power in trying it for yourself

Listen in as this deeply insightful and compassionate educator, filmmaker and pioneer shares with us her inspiration for creating Divine Nectar – an educational film about the power and purpose of understanding Female Ejaculation. If you want more out of your sex life – don’t miss this interview!

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Episode 31: “A Modern Woman approach to making Relationships Work” with Relationship Specialist LiYana Silver

In this edgy interview with Relationship Specialist LiYana Silver, we talk about some of the aspects that contribute to making a monogamous relationship work.
LiYana shares with us how we can:

  1. identify what might be stopping us from going for what we REALLY want in our love relationships
  2. effectively deal with our anger as women
  3. keys to being a radiant woman

In segment two of the interview, LiYana gives us the inside track on men and gives us some great advice on how to:

  1. effectively communicate with men to get our needs met
  2. understand the difference between Communication vs. Expression
  3. address what is necessary to have in your relationship before even considering non-monogamy

LiYana is a vibrant and powerful coach to both men and women to help them achieve their deepest, most important relationship goals. She brings a wealth of insight, information and sensitivity to a subject that is so taboo in our society. Please listen in!

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Episode 30: Healthy Sex with Wendy Strgar
In this very lively and informative interview with Loveologist, Wendy Strgar, we look at some of the issues facing women today in our desire to have more expressed and healthy sex lives. Wendy is a font of knowledge and shares with us her deep wisdom on how to better relate with our lovers, have more intimate sexual experiences, and how to address many health issues facing women today. In this interview Wendy highlights some of the obstacles getting between women and having great sex such as: * Post natal dryness * Allergies to OTC (Over the Counter) lubricants * Challenges with "receiving" * Forgetting about letting our "bodies talk" * Lack of feeling "safe" Listen in to hear her great suggestions to increase the intimacy and communication between us and those we love. Wendy also gives us an overview of her fantastic personal love products (oils, lubricants, candles, perfumes and more) that offer us new, sexy approaches to dating, loving and having sex. As a mother of four and a wife of 25 years, Wendy brings her depth of experience to help us give more Love to ourselves, our lives and the world. Don’t miss this very informative interview and your chance to receive 10% off your purchase of her amazing and delicious Good Clean Love products! My favorites are the Carribean Rose Love Oil (use Anywhere!) and the Almost Naked Passion Candle that melts to use as massage oil - how cool is that?! more.

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Episode 29: "Focus on the Good Stuff: Your Man wants to feel his Importance in your life" with Mike Robbins
In this lively interview with best selling author, speaker and coach Mike Robbins, we discuss the Power of Appreciation and Mike’s book, Focus on the Good Stuff. Mike shares with us his ideas and ways to deal with issues that we as women face such as: ~ Accepting ourselves as we are ~ Receiving love and appreciation when it is given to us ~ Calming our "Inner Critic" We get to talking about Men (of course!) and Mike gives us some great tips on how to have our lovers, partners, husbands, etc. be thrilled they are in relationship with us! In response to a statement Mike made that "Men want to be appreciated for their Importance and Women want to feel Cherished," we do a spontaneous demonstration of acknowledging each other that leave us both feeling quite honored and joyous. Great stuff, check it out - you will love Mike’s real life quips about his wife and how she gets what she needs from him! more.

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Episode 28: "Staying in Love: Tantra is way more than Sexual Technique" with Kali Ma
In this captivating interview with Tantric Buddhist teacher, Kali Ma, Alissa asks some deep questions from this very non-traditional "Love Expert." Kali Ma is a Western Buddhist teacher who shares with the world the non-monastic style of Tantric Buddhism. She tells us about the MahaSiddha lineage from which she teaches as well as why Tantra has broken off and mainly become synonymous with sexual technique in the West. Kali Ma reiterates a message we have heard time and again - we need to be happy first - then we can venture into creating a love relationship that has any chance of surviving. We must be able to be in control of our own minds if we ever hope to maintain the state of "In Love." more.

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Episode 27: "BE the Love you Want to Attract" with Renee Piane
Renee Piane is a dynamic, smart and straight-talking dating and relationship expert who has dedicated her life to helping single people "be the love they want to attract into their lives." In this enlivening interview Renee tells us what men (the vast majority) secretly wish women knew about them. A few things such as: 1. Men are deeply sensitive to a woman’s energy and tone of voice 2. Men are opened up by feminine guidance, flow and essence 3. Men run from being pressured (on most any topic) 4. Men don’t really (deep down) want to go straight for intercourse with a woman they consider being with for a long time Renee’s resounding message for single women who are dating to find their soul mate? SLOW DOWN. Enjoy this upbeat and straight-shooting interview from a Dating and Relationship Expert who is truly empowered and in love! more.

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Episode 26: "Living an Empowered Life" with NY Times Best Selling Author, Speaker and Expert Relationship Coach, Debbie Ford
In this insightful interview with New York Times best selling author and internationally acclaimed workshop leader, Debbie Ford, we delve into what it takes to live an alive, vibrant, empowered life. Sharing with us powerful concepts from her book The Best Year of Your Life, Debbie outlines for us some of the important ways we can start taking responsibility for the direction of our lives. Debbie is such a refreshing and knowledgeable guest, I hope you will listen in and feel inspired to take action in your life! She speaks directly to the heart of what is happening for so many women who desire to live the life of their dreams - everyday - and restores us to a place of confidence that it is completely possible if and when we are ready to do the work. Another - don’t miss interview - with Debbie Ford who also echoes a similar theme for women to really face at this time in our conscious evolution - No One Is Coming to Save Us...we are the ones we have been waiting for. more.

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Episode 25: "5 ways to be a More Empowered, Stress-Free Woman!" with Louise Lowry
This interview is a very useful resource for taking control of being stressed out Right Now. We cover a wide variety of "easy to do" methods that you can use in the workplace or at home with no problem. Louise actually walks me through a breathing exercise so you can see how easy it is to do. We cover a variety of ways we can become more empowered in our lives as stress becomes is ever more prevalent in daily living. Namely: 1) Learn more about yourself 2) Master emotional control 3) Therapeutic breathing 4) Meditation and Yoga Practices 5) EFT, Self - Hypnosis Louise talks Emotional Freedom Technique, a quick and simple way to reduce stress quickly. (Please listen to my interview with Kate Winch for more detailed information on this great technique as well). Forget the Mid-Life Crisis, we see how and why stress is affecting people at younger and younger ages causing a condition called "Quarter Life Crisis." Stress is inescapable. Being Pro-active about Self development and understanding Emotional Intelligence seem to be the keys for Millennials suffering from this Quarter-Life Crisis (great article in Common Ground Magazine) to help decrease stress and gain more clarity. Using courses online (talentsmart.com) to get support and being pro-active about personal growth are recommendations we can use at any age as well. This is part Two of Two Series. Please email me your comments or post a comment in the JFW Blog. If you really like this interview, go to iTunes and write a 5-star review! Thanks! more.

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Episode 24: "The Modern Woman’s Guide to Stress Relief" with Louise Lowry
In this interview we discuss what stress is and how to know if we are approaching dangerous levels. We learn how women are naturally geared to release stress but when the increased pressures of family, work, finances, etc. build up, we must know how to release that pressure and why. Louise tells us about the importance of being emotionally aware and the characteristics of being an empowered leader. She walks us through effects of corsital on the system and remedial ability of DHEA (the antidote of stress) to help reduce it’s effects on the body. If you are stressed out - listen in! more.

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Episode 23: "How to have Love Last Over Time" with Intimacy Expert and Workshop leader Chip August
Chip August is one of the premiere educators on Love, Sexuality and Intimacy in America. In this interview we cover a lot of great information about: How to have love last over time, New ideas about sex, How to relate better with men, and Understanding orgasm. A detailed description you don’t want to miss! more.

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Episode 22: "What a Man Wants, What a Man Needs" with Dr. Amir Sabongui
In this very fun interview with a sexy, French Canadian doctor, we learn some of the basic and not-so-basic desires of men. What is revealed in this interview with the very playful and profound Dr. Amir Sabongui, is what most men will never tell us because they are unaware of it for themselves. more.

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Episode 21: "Falling In Love vs. Opening To Love - Staying Awake after the First Hot Date" with Francesca Gentille
In this interview Alissa talks with relationship expert and fellow Personal Life Media host (Sex: Tantra and Kama Sutra), Francesca Gentille about the differences between knowing whether you are Falling In Love or Opening to Love. There is actually a profound distinction! Francesca describes to us the disillusionment of Falling in Love and the warning signs that you are in fact FALLING. Yes, yes we have all been there, "crazy in love" and it is funny to look back and see the warning signs in hindsight! In segment two we talk about Opening to Love and how to maintain our composure when we meet a man we are really digging. She encourages us to seek out books, courses and online information about how to stay empowered and continue to love and honor ourselves when we meet the "Man of our dreams." more.

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Episode 20: "The Power In Facing your Shadow" with NY Times Best Selling Author, Speaker and Expert Relationship Coach, Debbie Ford
In this exciting interview with New York Times best selling author and internationally acclaimed workshop leader, Debbie Ford, we get a taste of what it is like to identify aspects of our "Shadow," parts of ourselves that we don’t like or accept. Debbie does a mini-coaching session with Alissa to reveal aspects of her "Shadow" (yikes!) and describes an exercise from her best selling book Dark Side of the Light Chasers to help listeners identify and embrace their own disowned aspects of themselves. A candid and straight-forward coach and speaker, Debbie is very clear about the power available to us when we are able to love and embrace ALL aspects of ourselves in order to live more happy, fulfilled and "on-purpose" lives. Debbie and Alissa come up with a new mantra: Instead of NEGATE IT, EMBRACE IT! This is one interview you don’t want to miss with the internationally renowned Relationship Expert, Debbie Ford! more.

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Episode 19: "Challenges and Solutions for Today’s Modern, Dynamic Women" with Dr. Herb Goldberg
In this interview we discuss some great concepts that can not only dramatically help women understand themselves better, but also help women understand men in whole new ways. We cover interesting topics such as: 1) Intention vs. Impact (impact is the REALITY...) 2) How women can become more empowered in relationship 3) Understanding the "Male Process" and how it will affect your life 4) Grasping the concept of "Fusion Craving" and how to avoid it 5) The challenge of the Sexually Empowered Woman An ocean of insightful information and ideas about the characteristics defining men and women and how we must learn to understand one another better, Dr. Goldberg offers a depth of wisdom that will open you to greater capacities for success with ALL the men in your life. Please email me your comments or post a comment in the JFW Blog. If you really like this interview, go to iTunes and write a 5-star review! Thanks! more.

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Episode 18: "Maintaining your Power and Success with Men in Today’s Relationship Scene" with Dr. Herb Goldberg
Dr. Herb Goldberg is a professor, acclaimed author and psychologist. With his deep understanding and knowledge of man/woman relationships, he gives us the skinny on how the dynamic between men and women has changed little over the past 40 years, and how love and intimacy between men and women actually seem to be regressing. This is a very poignant interview with a very successful author and Psychologist about how we as women can educate and empower ourselves to not only HAVE relationships with men, but how to THRIVE in them. Please email me your comments or post a comment in the JFW blog! more.

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Episode 17: "Summer of Love: Still Crazy After all These Years?" with Expert and Workshop leader Chip August
Chip August is one of the premiere educators on Love, Sexuality and Intimacy in America. He gives us a very candid and massively insightful interview about how love, sexuality, men and women have grown (or not!) in the past 40 years. As a part of my Summer of Love Anniversary Series, I wanted to investigate whether or not we ARE STILL crazy after all these years? Tune in to find out! In this deep interview with Chip, we explore the impact of the "free love" mentality of the 60’s and it’s effect on society today. Chip gives us in-depth perspective from his many years as a powerful workshop leader and intimacy coach into the issues and concerns Men of the 60’s and Men of Today have had to deal with and the spot they are in when it comes to understanding how to be effective with women. more.

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Episode 16: "Networking, lying and surveying - has DATING changed at all in the last century?" with Diane Mapes
Having studied the past 100 years of dating, Diane Mapes takes us on a journey of how dating has changed over the past century, as well as how much it has surprisingly stayed the same. We have a lot more freedoms now as modern, dynamic women, but that doesn’t mean social dynamics are keeping pace with our inevitable, ever-increasing desire to find love in a "Post Dating World." In this interview Diane gives us a brief history of dating - what has changed, what is still the same after all these years, the stigmas women in particular have to deal with around being single especially in our 30’s and the impact that has on us. We discuss what still confounds people about dating and some new approaches to dating in today’s modern, cyber world. Also, I must say, if you are single and wanting to feel more connected, alive, in-sync with your fellow single sisters - please check out "Single State of the Union" an anthology of stories written by single women that will stir your heart, make you laugh, cry and hopefully inspire you to be FULLY YOU. more.

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Episode 15: “Become your Own Prince Charming – The New Power of Women – Embodying the Feminine” with Barbara Stanny
In this highly enlightening and inspiring interview with financial expert and inspirational speaker Barbara Stanny, we start to understand the unconscious habits and patterns that often leave us clueless about how to take care of ourselves financially. There was so much juicy information to cover with Barbara we created a two part series! In Part One we cover: ~ How handling your money situation helps you have a better sex life ~ How to deal with your money situation before a crisis happens to you ~ Addressing beliefs about “Prince Charming” coming to “rescue” us ~ Learn how it is not about HAVING money it is about MANAGING money ~ 3 easy steps that will help you change your habits around money ~ Discovering the Inner and Outer work of wealth ~ Lifting the “fog” and “veils” around taking care of ourselves financially In Part Two we cover: ~ The Imposter Syndrome ~ 7 realizations of Financial Enlightenment ~ The “feminine face” of power today ~ Alpha females and softening the fear-based bitch factor ~ Spiritual side of taking charge ~ Getting past the Discomfort Zone of Change Barbara gives us a powerful information and references like (Wife.org - Women’s Institute of Financial Education) to help get us on our way to accessing the incredible excitement, energy and POWER that come from us taking charge of our finances. Who knew it was SUCH and important piece?! more.

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Episode 14: “Prince Charming Isn’t Coming - Why we need to face our fears around managing our own money” with Barbara Stanny
In this highly enlightening and inspiring interview with financial expert and inspirational speaker Barbara Stanny, we start to understand the unconscious habits and patterns that often leave us clueless about how to take care of ourselves financially. There was so much juicy information to cover with Barbara we created a two part series! In Part One we cover: ~ How handling your money situation helps you have a better sex life ~ How to deal with your money situation before a crisis happens to you ~ Addressing beliefs about “Prince Charming” coming to “rescue” us ~ Learn how it is not about HAVING money it is about MANAGING money ~ 3 easy steps that will help you change your habits around money ~ Discovering the Inner and Outer work of wealth ~ Lifting the “fog” and “veils” around taking care of ourselves financially In Part Two we cover: ~ The Imposter Syndrome ~ 7 realizations of Financial Enlightenment ~ The “feminine face” of power today ~ Alpha females and softening the fear-based bitch factor ~ Spiritual side of taking charge ~ Getting past the Discomfort Zone of Change Barbara gives us a powerful information and references like (Wife.org - Women’s Institute of Financial Education) to help get us on our way to accessing the incredible excitement, energy and POWER that come from us taking charge of our finances. Who knew it was SUCH and important piece?! more.

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Episode 13: "Tap your Way to Better Love" with Kate Winch
On this show we listen to Kate Winch, healer and Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner talk about how we can use EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to create the life of our dreams. EFT are techniques gaining popularity with the success of the book and movie THE SECRET because they help us focus on attracting what it is we WANT. These techniques help people erase old, debilitating Limiting Beliefs so they can be replaced with new, motivating, supportive beliefs so you can create the fabulous life you are here to live. This interview covers Kate’s diverse background and how she got into EFT. She explains what EFT’s are and how they can help you clear your past of beliefs by tapping on certain parts of your body to release stuck emotions. She explains that this process is an emotional version of acupuncture where we tap on our meridians (lines and points of energy on the human body) while speaking words. There is a free manual on emofree.com so you can get a full description of how these techniques work. more.

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Episode 12: "The Greatest Guidance System on Earth" with Zen DeBrucke
Alissa Kriteman interviews Zen DeBrucke, a young, hip, inspirational teacher, speaker and creator of an amazing body of knowledge called Power Manifestation. Zen’s work takes everything you have heard about The Secret and The Law of Attraction and gives it grounding and depth so you can REALLY produce powerful results in your life. Zen teaches us how to tap into our body’s knowledge to get to the deepest core of our desire and take action from that place of deep awareness. She breaks down for us the science of being a vibrational match to that which we desire and why this is an important piece to understanding how we can attract the LOVE, lovers, money, jobs, people, experiences, etc. we desire to have in our lives! She gives us deep insight into how our thoughts create our reality (unlike you have ever heard before) with real life examples from the modern dating scene. Learn how to use your power to attract to meet the kind of men you can build a life with. Using what Zen calls your Internal Guidance System the IGS she discusses how we can be guided to create the life of our dreams (the lives we are here to create) without relying on external processing or direction. Zen offers this simple, yet very powerful approach to using our emotions and feelings as indicators to making choices that will serve us best. more.

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Episode 11: "Sexy, Single Motherhood - A Growing Trend" with Rachel Sarah
In this interview Alissa interviews a bold and courageous thirty-five year old woman, Rachel Sarah who has been raising her daughter, without a husband, since Mae was born. Single motherhood is a growing trend among women and we get the inside track on how that kind of choice affects a woman’s life. No longer waiting to find “Mr. Right” women are taking charge of their lives and their desire to have children in very non-traditional ways. We talk with Rachel about her decision to have a baby with a man she knew wasn’t very stable and all that she has learned on her journey as a woman and a mother thus far. We talk about raising a “bi-racial” baby, the importance of sisterhood, the challenges of being single and raising a child, the benefits of being a single mother, and we get Rachel’s perspective on this growing trend called Lovership, that bridges the gap between dating and long-term relationships. Rachel also talks about research findings stating children who come from single-parent homes thrive just as well as academically as children in two-parent homes…interesting. And in some cases, children in unhealthy two-parent homes need more assistance and attention. In the last segment we get the benefit of hearing a few words from Rachel’s beautiful daughter Mae about life with her mom. A poignant and important interview to share with women, I hope all women everywhere will be inspired rise above social norms, societal judgment and reflexive prejudice to make choices they deem important as modern, dynamic women. more.

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Episode 10: “Revealing the Hidden Powers of Women” with Kristine Catalina, Relationship Expert and Humorist
Alissa Kriteman interviews Kristine Catalina, Relationship Expert and Humorist about what is going on in the world of Man/Woman Dynamics today. Having spent many years side by side with leaders of the Human Potential Movement, Kristine Catalina offers deep wisdom, guidance, and very practical information that have helped shape her into the Relationship Expert she is today. Kristine shares with us a shift happening among women who are realizing we have the power within us to create all we desire. We have hidden power to Steer relationships in our lives mostly with men. She supports us in seeing that we are not separate from each other; that to have intimacy we need to GIVE INTIMACY in to me see and be strong enough to be vulnerable about who we are and what we truly desire and how to ASK for it. In this interview, we talk candidly about the importance of Emotional Sobriety for women, the reasons we fear feeling our feelings and how we can learn to deal with intense emotion as it arises. We also discuss the beauty that is on the other side of allowing ourselves to be honest about how we are feeling in any given moment. more.

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Episode 9: "3 Men Tell Us What Turns Them ON" with Relationship Experts Travis Decker, Neo Young and Andrew Bancroft
Join Alissa as she goes on a bold inquiry into what is happening in the Modern Dating and Relationship scene with these professional relationship coaches (and professional relationship comedy writer) to bring you a VERY LIVELY conversation that covers many juicy topics! Andrew, Decker and Neo bring deep insight and radical new ideas to the landscape of the Modern Relationship World regardless of what kind of relationship you are in. You don’t want to miss their fresh perspectives on Dating, Relationships and Sex! I am truly grateful that I know and get to connect with such open, strong, authentic and beautiful men who are willing to share with us what is truly important to them and who are dedicated to all people having better and more REAL relationships. Enjoy! more.

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Episode 8: YOU have the Power to Achieve Sustainable Happiness with Happiness and Dating Expert Aymee Coget
Alissa Kriteman interviews Aymee Coget, Happiness and Dating Expert about the Nature of Happiness and show us how we apply these happiness principles to achieve and Maintain a consistently Outrageously happy life. Aymee differentiates the three types of Happiness (Hedonic, Eudaimonic, Chaironic Happiness) and how we can put them to practical use in our daily lives to create a Happy Life. We cover the difference between Clinical and Organizational Psychology and the growing popularity of Positive Psychology which focuses on Health (and a person’s strengths) versus the Past (and what feels broken and hurtful). Aymee describes a powerful tool she uses in her coaching sessions, the VIA Survey that gives us an analysis of our greatest strengths. It can be found at www.authentichappiness.com. Aymee describes the Passion Index a Living List of what really turns you on and makes you happy all things you deeply care about. Extreme positive or negative emotions are logged as they serve what we are passionate about (Positive emotion) and where to set boundaries (Negative Emotion). more.

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Episode 7: “The REAL Source of a Woman’s Power - Her Pussy” with Sex Experts Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman, MA
Professional Sex and Intimacy Coaches Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman share with host Alissa Kriteman, the magical world that is available when women tap into and allow their deepest desires to be expressed. As Certified Sexological Bodyworkers, Celeste and Danielle are able to give us straight talk about the importance of feeling into our bodies and pussy for information and guidance instead of our minds. In this in-depth and enlivening episode, Alissa discusses with Celeste and Danielle what Sex and Intimacy Coaching is, how it works and how all women can benefit from the very different and powerful approach to healing they offer. A body and breath based therapy, Celeste and Danielle discuss the massive healing and wisdom that can come from a few sessions in this non-traditional (and increasingly popular) bodywork that serves to help release past issues, freeing women to pursue their heart’s desires and dreams. SHIT YEAH! Highly trained academics as well as deeply intuitive bodyworkers, Celeste and Danielle teach women the power of Erotic Embodiment ~ learning to harness erotic (sexual) energy for true self-awareness and empowerment. We also discuss how to Attract your Ideal Partner with Erotic Energy which is a far cry from how most of us were taught to attract a man. THIS is about women knowing and loving themselves and having healthy boundaries to attract a lover or partner versus unconscious, unhealthy patterns running the show. The last segment is about Orgasm. Celeste and Danielle give us an in-depth overview of the kinds of orgasm we, as women, can have with special focus on the G-spot orgasm. This segment captures the importance of having a solid and loving partner who will be able to hold space for the terrific releases that can accompany this kind of deep orgasm. Celeste and Danielle offer courses for women and men, singles and couples, same sex couples and for parents (yey, up-to-date sex education we can really use)! more.

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Episode 6: “Does He Want to Date You or Marry You?” with Relationship Expert Alison Armstrong
Alissa Kriteman interviews Alison Armstrong, CEO and Co-Founder of PAX Inc., a company passionate about altering society’s culture by transforming the way women relate to men. This is Part Two of a two-part series with Alison, a proven expert in the field of man/woman relationship dynamics. In this interview, Alison delves into the world of dating to help us recognize the distinctions between men who want a girlfriend and those who are ready for marriage. Did you even know men act and speak differently according to what they are ready for? This is important information for those in committed relationships and those still seeking that special man. We also cover Relationship Models ~ Alison offers her unique perspective on the four kinds of relationships we can have and their underlying values. Uncovering the values we and our mate deem most important in a relationship can give us access to new sources of power in understanding how to meet each others needs. These models apply whether you are married or single and offer great insight either way! We finish with common mistakes women make with men, namely how to be more effective in communicating (listening and speaking with them) that can produce results like you have always dreamed about. This is Part 2 in a two-part series. more.

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Episode 5: “Uncovering Important Truths About Men” with Relationship Expert Alison Armstrong
Alissa Kriteman interviews Alison Armstrong, CEO and Co-Founder of PAX Inc., a company passionate about altering society’s culture by transforming the way women relate to men. In Part One of this Two Part Series, Alison Armstrong illuminates some very different ideas we have always guessed at, but have not really gotten about men, until now. Alison describes what a Frog Farmer is and how not to be one, as well as a myriad of things we as women might be doing to kill love and intimacy with men (agh!). No worries, we also talk about the three major factors that attract men to us and how to keep them happy in our presence, wanting to offer us all that we desire. This interview is packed with inspiring, eye-opening information about men, including how they are certainly not hairy versions of women, why women push men away, and why we should RUN from guys we are intensely attracted too! This is Part One of a Two Part Series of interviews with this provocative and very knowledgeable relationship expert. more.

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Episode 4: Baring it ALL - Learning to Tell the Truth While Dating with Susan Campbell, Relationship Expert
In this episode Alissa Kriteman interviews Dr. Susan Campbell about the importance of telling the truth while dating. We cover the 10 Truth Skills Dr. Campbell has designed to help us become more effective in communicating our truths in the delicate first stages of getting to know someone. In the first segment we discuss the benefits of telling the truth and the gifts that come from allowing our true nature to be revealed. We talk about setting up “agreements” in relationships and learn about the “language” of truth telling and learn some great techniques for communicating our desires and feelings in ways that others can hear them and respond in kind. In the second segment we get into the first five “Truth Telling Skills” and learn their importance in helping us take control of ourselves in any situation, be more responsible for our thoughts and therefore actions, and getting feedback from those we are with thus gaining great intimacy and connection instead of confusion and disconnection. In the last segment we discuss the rest of the Truth Telling Skills and then discuss asking for what we want regarding Sex. We talk about getting over “shame” and fears of revealing our deepest desires. Dr. Susan talks about a provocative card game she has devised to help people discuss their sexuality and desires in a fun and open way. more.

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Episode 3: Five Principles for Becoming a Radiant Woman with Alexis Sheppard and Shana Weinstein
Alissa Kriteman interviews Alexis Sheppard and Shana Weinstein co-creators and leaders of The Authentic Woman Experience, a 3-day workshop offered in San Francisco. In this episode, Alexis and Shana give us an in-depth overview of their Five Principles for Becoming a Radiant Woman. They take us through these stages of development as women, noting along the way the places where we may get stuck and how to free ourselves. They discuss the many traps we as women and society on the whole, set for us to thwart versus support each other. In this conversation they help us understand how we can have much stronger connections with women and why that is so important. As experts in the field, they share with us the importance of trust and surrender, setting boundaries in our lives and the gift in trusting our deep inner wisdom. They also give us practical tools for restoring passion to our relationships, whatever the form. Check out what these dedicated women have to share about how we can live more juicy, full, authentic lives! more.

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Episode 2: “How Are You Being - It Matters.” Part II with Travis Decker and Kendra Cunov
Alissa Kriteman interviews Travis Decker and Kendra Cunov, professional relationship coaches and founding members of AuthenticSF a team of coaches, trainers and facilitators committed to fostering authentic, flourishing relationships -- for men and women, singles and couples, friends, lovers and families. In Part Two of this Two Part Series with relationship experts, Travis Decker and Kendra Cunov of AuthenticSF, we delve into the wild world of "seduction" and "Game." This is one of the most fun conversations I have had and really goes into detail as to how we can better understand and relate with men in a way that will empower both sexes. Decker offers us great insight and coaching as to how we can deal with some real-life situations we encounter with men everyday. more.

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Episode 1: “How Are You Being - It Matters.” with Travis Decker and Kendra Cunov
Alissa Kriteman interviews Travis Decker and Kendra Cunov, professional relationship coaches and founding members of AuthenticSF(tm) a team of coaches, trainers and facilitators committed to fostering authentic, flourishing relationships -- for men and women, singles and couples, friends, lovers and families. In this episode, Decker and Kendra describe the desire behind the creation of the AuthenticSF organization and how came into existence. They share how their unusual backgrounds played an important role in their life quest to better understand people, have more “juicy” relationships and connect in more loving and authentic ways. Kendra and Decker give us insight into what people really want from the relationships in their lives - especially intimate ones. They discuss what prevents us from having such closeness and offer some ways we can start to pay attention to how we are being and relating that might be killing off those we want to be the most connected with. This is Part One of a Two Part Series of interviews with these provocative and very knowledgeable relationship experts. In Part Two of this Two Part Series with relationship experts, Travis Decker and Kendra Cunov of AuthenticSF, delve into the wild world of "seduction" and "Game." more.

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