Happy Labor Day! Today’s episode is an interview with Greatest Day Mindset podcast host and licensed therapist, Craig Smith. He is actually interviewing me on all things sex and intimacy.
We talk about the importance of date night and flirting with your spouse as well as my book recommendations and how my husband and I deal with differences. This conversation is honest and candid and so much fun!
You can find Craig on Instagram @greatestdaymindset or his podcast on your favorite podcast listening app.
In today’s episode, we talked about my free downloads, which you can find here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/text-messages or here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/51waysinitiate
You can register for the next Seduce Your Spouse Challenge which starts on September 21st here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/syschallenge
Today we are talking with the amazing Kirsten Karchmer. She is a health tech pioneer, a women’s health expert and Founder & CEO of Forever Brazen. Kirsten is leading a women’s revolution to eradicate PMS and cramping!
In the last 20 years Kirsten had started and built one of the largest fertilities and women’s health clinics in North America. She has helped over 10,000 women struggling with infertility to conceive using information based on their periods. Kirsten is currently working on an app that will help gather information about each woman’s period and cycles to help them better understand what they can do to help them live a happier life during that dreaded monthly time. Kirsten currently offers formula blends of different natural herbs and ingredients that is a proven system to help give relief for cramps, PMS or both!
Talking about our periods is such a taboo in so many circles in the world and Kirsten strives to get as much information out there for all women, young and older. Her and Forever Brazen donate 5% of sales to help get supplies for all women around the world who may need help getting items that are needed for their periods. She has also wrote a book called Seeing Red which can be found on amazon, link below, that she recommends for all women to start, if you want to learn more details on periods, cramps and ways to alleviate those pains and suffering. She also is on TikTok and Instagram offering videos and advice for any woman any age to follow and learn more. She wants everyone to be Brazen and Forever feeling happy!
For more information on the herbs and blends, check out her website
Grab her book below!
Or follow her on TikTok – @theperiodexpert
And on IG – @ForeverBrazen
Today we are chatting with my long-time friend Cami Hurst. Mom of 4, counselor, and sex therapist – she believes that our sexuality was designed to bring power, connection and pleasure into our lives.
She is a passionate counselor, educator, speaker and advocate. She hosts the podcast Sex Therapy 101, has her own private practice, and is the founder of the Association of Sexual Health Professionals of Idaho.
She is driven to help couples create LIFE LONG love stories. To do this we must know: The 6 principles of sexual health:
1. There must be consent, to prevent any emotional or physical negative effects.
2. Non-exploitation, where both parties are free from any power or extortion in retaining sexual favors.
3. Honesty, whether or not we are “faking” something or not.
4. Shared values, couples need to come together and agree on what is acceptable to prevent hurt feelings.
5. Protection from pregnancy and STIs– being honest about exposure.
6. Mutual Pleasure– both people have a right to mutual pleasure.
There is no “right way” to have a healthy sexual relationship. What is really comes down to is what YOU and YOUR PARTNER agree upon and are BOTH mutually satisfied with. Communication is key and it is important to understand what your expectations are in the relationship in order for it to be successful.
She also teaches us about the different forms of sexual desires. Spontaneous desire vs responsive desire. Spontaneous desire is what is most often portrayed in the movies or in books. “I am horny and want sex now”, which is mostly common for men. Whereas, responsive desire is when “sex is not on my mind, but you might be able to talk or touch me into it”. It is important to know that we are not all hard wired the same. You and your partner may not both feel spontaneous desire at the same time. But they may be able to respond to your desire.
Appreciating our partner’s differences makes for long term fulfilling partnerships- NOT striving for sameness.
To continue the conversation or learn more about Cami, you can find her at: https://camihurst.com/ or check out her Sex Therapy 101 Podcast.
The book she mentioned in this episode is called: Becoming Clitorate by Laurie Mintz, PhD: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Cliterate-Orgasm-Equality-Matters/dp/0062484389.
You can sign up for the 5 Day Seduce Your Spouse Challenge Here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/syschallenge
My guest today is my good friend, Jessica Frew, who is a wife, ex-wife, mom, and step-mom. We are talking about the challenges she has faced and how she has come out of them even stronger. She talks about her two marriages and how she, her husband and her ex started a podcast together called, Husband in Law. They discuss how they have created a healthy family and working relationship with each other and how they have chosen to show up for their daughter!
She talks about how to keep fighting even when life deals you a seemingly impossible hand, and how feeling love, respect and safety with your spouse can truly create that emotional and intimate connection we all long for. With this beautiful connection, couples are able to express themselves and be vulnerable and share those parts of themselves with each other that otherwise might feel uncomfortable.
In her practice, she helps women understand that they are worthy as they are and to stop selling themselves short. She talks about the importance of understanding your self worth and taking ownership of any situation you’re given in life to start showing up as the person you want to be. Once you understand this concept, it doesn’t matter what anyone else does or thinks!
You can connect with Jessica on Facebook at @jessicafrew, Instagram at @husband_in_law or on her podcast, Husband in Law.
Here is a free download that will help you identify those areas that you’re struggling: https://linktr.ee/theboldlogic.
Today’s episode is an interview with Laurie McCracken about her journey of sexual self-discovery from a Catholic Nun to a holistic health and sexuality coach teaching Tantra as medicine.
As a former nun, oncology nurse, holistic health coach, and energy medicine practitioner, Laurie is passionate about supporting the healing and transformation needed to reunite our sexuality with our spirituality. She knows personally the emotional, physical, and mental trauma this “disconnect” can create in one’s life. Laurie has also experienced firsthand the profound healing and transformation Authentic Tantra® offers, as a way to heal from the inside out.
To find out more about what services Laurie provides, please go to her website at: https://lauriemccracken.com/.
If you are interested in joining us for the 14 Days to Better Sex Challenge, please register here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/14-daychallenge