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#171 How your Attachment Style Influences Sex & Intimacy?

Boredom is a common problem couples face, especially those in long-term relationships. But you don’t have to be bored. Luckily, in this episode, Dr. Kristie talks about simple and practical steps that you can take to spice up a relationship that has gone stale.

#166 Overcoming an Eating Disorder with Sarah Gottfried

Sarah Gottfried joins us to talk about her journey of overcoming an eating disorder. What started off as wanting the perfect physical image and innocent simple dieting, spiraled into a path of rigidity, confinement, and malnourishment. In this episode, she shares the steps she took and the kind of support system that helped her overcome her struggle.

Fix Yourself First Episode 163 How to Regulate Your Emotions with Domiana Ndour

#163 How to Regulate Your Emotions with Domiana Ndour

Have you ever felt out of control or so anxious that you felt disconnected from your body? In this episode with Domiana Ndour, you’ll better understand how your emotions develop and how you can intentionally regulate them on a daily basis.

Fix Yourself First Episode 162 Finding Your Purpose & Passion with Christie Rocha

#162 Finding Your Purpose & Passion Christie Rocha

Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life was? Or, struggled to find what you’re passionate about? You’re not alone. In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Christie Rocha about her journey of finding her passion.

Fix Yourself First Episode 160 What Confident Communication Really Is & How to Build It

#160 What Confident Communication Really Is & How to Build It

In today’s episode, I’m explaining what is confident communication and how to build it.

Fix Yourself First Episode 159 Why We Need to Embrace Our Fear with Alexa Glazer

#159 Why We Need to Embrace Our Fear with Alexa Glazer

When was the last time you were full of fear? In today’s episode, I’m chatting with speaker, author, and leader, Alexa Glazer. You’ll learn how to change your view of fear and embrace it so that it works for you versus against you.

Fix Yourself First Episode 155 Grace & Compassion for Ourselves with Jayne Mattingly

#155 Grace & Compassion for Ourselves with Jayne Mattingly

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Jayne Mattingly and we’re taking on grace, compassion, chronic illness, disability, and expectations of self, our bodies, and relationships.

Fix Yourself First Episode 154 Healing & Moving Forward with Janice Formichella

#154 Healing & Moving Forward with Janice Formichella

In this episode, I’m chatting with Janice Formichella. She is the creator of the Broken Heart Repair Kit and has support and advice on how to help when going through a breakup.

Fix Yourself First Episode 152 Consistency Over Perfection with Emily Nichols

#152 Consistency Over Perfection with Emily Nichols

In this week’s episode, I’m chatting with Emily Nichols. We’ll renew your motivation for creating new habits and you’ll learn tips to stay consistent and avoid the all-or-nothing thought patterns that keep you from reaching your goals.

Fix Yourself First Episode 151 Using Curiosity & Gratitude to Get Your Needs Met with Dr. Jeremy Goldberg

#151 Using Curiosity & Gratitude to Get Your Needs Met with Dr. Jeremy Goldberg

In this week’s episode, I’m chatting with Dr. Jeremy Goldberg. We discuss how our journeys teach us who we are destined to be, how our relationship with ourselves and others changes over time, and how we can continue to get out of our own way.

Fix Yourself First Episode 149 Living Euphoric AF with Karolina Rzadkowolska

#149 Living Euphoric AF with Karolina Rzadkowolska

In this week’s episode, I’m chatting with certified alcohol-free life coach and author Karolina Rzadkowolska. We discuss her journey of self-discovery through awareness of how alcohol was getting in the way of her true potential.

Fix Yourself First Episode 146 Back on Track with Robin Fisher

#146 Back on Track with Robin Fisher

In this episode, I’m chatting with Robin Fisher. She’s an image strategist that helps women, regardless of their size, shape, or age, have a personal style that makes them feel confident and look fabulous.

Fix Yourself First Episode 145 Proof That You're Worth Enough

#145 Proof That You’re Worthy Enough

We all struggle at times with feeling worthy enough. Whether it’s believing it for ourselves or from others…we’re pretty harsh on ourselves. In this episode, I’m going to tell you how you can change that by asking yourself a few questions.

Fix Yourself First Episode 144 5 Realizations That Your're Not Stuck

#144 5 Realizations That You’re Not Stuck

Do you ever feel stuck in life? Then you’re going to want to take notes because in this episode, I’m sharing the 5 realizations that you’re not as stuck as you think you are.

Fix Yourself First Episode 143 3 Types of Negative Self-Talk to Avoid

#143 3 Types of Negative Self-Talk to Avoid

You can’t create the life and relationships you deserve if you’re busy stuck in a shame spiral. In this episode, I’m helping you identify and call out these three types in order to feel more in control.

Fix Yourself First Episode 142 Why Mindset Really Matters with Brad Bizjack

#142 Why Mindset Really Matters with Brad Bizjack

What would you be capable of if your mindset was serving you versus working against you? In this episode, Brad Bizjack will help us shift our mindset to be realistic, hopeful, and more powerful than ever.

Fix Yourself First Episode 141 5 Tips for Surviving on Your Own Regardless of Your Relationship Status

#141 5 Tips for Surviving on Your Own Regardless of Your Relationship Status

In this episode, I’m giving you my 5 tips to help you be okay, regardless of who is in or out of your life. Trusting yourself, needed boundaries, and self-prioritization, you’ll find these tips helpful.

Fix Yourself First Episode 140 Careergasm with Sarah Vermunt

#140 Careergasm with Sarah Vermunt

Have you ever experienced a Careergasm? Yep, it’s possible and this week, guest Sarah Vermunt will explain how you can make it happen.

Fix Yourself First Episode 138 7 Types of Boundaries You Can't Live Without

#138 7 Types of Boundaries You Can’t Live Without

In this week’s episode, we’ll go over the top 6 commons reasons you’re struggling with boundaries (answering your why do I do this?). Boundaries are crucial for us in teaching people how to treat us, but it starts with our understanding of the different types of boundaries. Knowing these can help you feel less guilty and more confident in speaking up for what you need.

Fix Yourself First Episode 136 5 Things You Need to Know About Trusting Yourself & Others

#136 5 Things You Need to Know About Trusting Yourself & Others

In this week’s episode, I’ll be helping you to identify the 5 things you need to know about trust and tips on how to trust yourself. You can’t build better relationships without trust, so don’t miss this episode.

Fix Yourself First Episode 135 7 Signs Your Boundaries Need a Makeover

#135 7 Signs Your Boundaries Need a Makeover

How could your life be different if you had healthy boundaries? EVERYTHING would get better. It’s true, with boundaries you will see an improvement in every relationship, especially the one you have with yourself. In this week’s episode, I’m discussing what leads you to struggle with identifying, creating, and upholding your boundaries.

Fix Yourself First Episode 134 Reflect, Prepare, & Plan for Your New Year

#134 Reflect, Prepare, & Plan for Your New Year

In this episode, I’ll walk you through the Reflect, Prepare, & Plan Method and how you can use it to design your best year yet.

Fix Yourself First Episode 133 5 Signs of Self-Sabotage + What to Do Instead

#133 5 Signs of Self-Sabotage + What to Do Instead

When was the last time you self-sabotaged? If this sounds all too familiar, get ready because we’re going there in this week’s episode.

Fix Yourself First Episode 132 The Power of Sleep with Lauren Duffell

#132 The Power of Sleep with Lauren Duffell

In this week’s episode, I’m chatting with Lauren Duffell, Certified Sleep Science Coach and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She spends her days coaching people on how to get better sleep and heal their insomnia.

Fix Yourself First Episode 130 Finding Permission & Purpose with Emily Pereira

#130 Finding Permission & Purpose with Emily Pereira

In this week’s episode, Emily Pereira shares her journey of how she knew something wasn’t right in her life, even though it all looked good on paper. Her story will motivate and inspire you to dial into your intuition for guidance, versus caring what others think about your path.

Fix Yourself First Episode 129 Using Human Design with Kelsey Abbott

#129 Using Human Design with Kelsey Abbott

In today’s episode, Kelsey Abbott shares everything you need to know about Human Design. We discuss the importance of being in alignment with ourselves and how it affects our relationships. If you’ve ever wondered what’s possible when you’re truly living the life designed for you, don’t miss this episode.

Fix Yourself First Episode 128 Practical Tips to Decrease Anxiety with Amber Trueblood

#128 Practical Tips to Decrease Anxiety with Amber Trueblood

Do you ever feel so stuck in your anxiety that you feel like you can’t get out of your own way? In this episode, Amber Trueblood and I discuss practical tips to help you decrease your anxiety. Amber’s tips will help you gain control of your thinking and behavior, resulting in less anxiety.

Fix Yourself First Episode 127 Balancing Masculinity + Femininity (Fighting, Drag, & Inspiration) with Diego Garijo

#127 Balancing Masculinity + Femininity (Fighting, Drag, & Inspiration) with Diego Garijo

Is it possible to be your unique, authentic, and true self without caring what others think? Diego Garijo doesn’t just say it’s possible…he’s living it. You’ll be inspired and mesmerized by Diego’s lack of care about what others think about his ability to mix his masculine and feminine sides while living life on his terms.

Fix Yourself First Episode 124 Ending the Constant Conflict Cycle

#124 Ending the Constant Conflict Cycle

Have you ever been stuck in a constant conflict cycle? Where the same issue keeps getting brought up and no matter what you do, you can’t get unstuck. In this episode, I’ll share with you how to identify and get out of or stop a Constant Conflict Cycle.

Fix Yourself First Episode 119 Being Ballsy in Men's Health with Justin Birckbichler

#119 Being Ballsy in Men’s Health with Justin Birckbichler

In this week’s episode, I’m speaking with Justin Birckbichler, who was diagnosed with Stage II testicular cancer. Now in remission, he is committed to getting the ball rolling on raising awareness of men’s health and testicular cancer. We discuss the importance of self-checks and early detection, shame and stigma associated with men’s health, and much more.

Fix Yourself First Episode 118 Do's + Don'ts For a Healthy Sexual Self

#118 Do’s + Don’ts For a Healthy Sexual Self

In this episode, I’m sharing with you the Do’s and Don’ts for a healthy sexual self. You deserve pleasure, connection, and safety when it comes to intimacy, so follow these do’s and don’ts in order to improve your sexual self.

Fix Yourself First Episode 117 Giving Yourself the Permission You're Looking For

#117 Giving Yourself the Permission You’re Looking For

Today’s episode will help you identify what you need to give yourself permission to do in each of the six areas of your life. From letting go of fairy tales, to stop making excuses for those around you, this episode will challenge you to identify the permission you’re looking for.

Fix Yourself First Episode 115 Writing Your Life Story with Janine Hernandez

#115 Writing Your Life Story with Janine Hernandez

Have you ever wanted to write a book? Whether you want to share your life journey or write about a topic you’re passionate about, don’t miss this episode with Janine Hernandez.

Fix Yourself First Episode 114 Hungry for More with Dr. Adrienne Youdim

#114 Hungry for More with Dr. Adrienne Youdim

In this week’s episode, with Dr. Adrienne Youdim, we’re talking about her mission to transform the weight loss narrative to one that is both empowering and compassionate, inspiring people to live more physically and emotionally fulfilling lives. We discuss all of the areas of our lives that may be unfulfilled and the need to explore these to find out what we’re really hungry for.

Fix Yourself First Episode 113 Hot Take: Good Enough

#113 Hot Take: Good Enough

In this week’s Hot Take episode, I’m sharing the way to start realizing your worth and just how good you are. From your uniqueness as your superpower to empowering yourself through choice, don’t miss this episode.

Fix Yourself First Episode 111 Hot Take: Your Values

#111 Hot Take: Your Values

In today’s Hot Take episode of the FYF podcast, I’m taking on your values. I’m sharing with you the reason your values are important and how you can use them to help you have healthier relationships.

Fix Yourself First Episode 110 Changing Habits with Anya Perry

#110 Changing Habits with Anya Perry

In this episode, I’m chatting with Anya Perry, an optimal performance coach who helps people make permanent changes for a better life. From mental health, boundaries, and energy management, we discuss what leads to making the much needed changes we desire in our life and relationships.

Fix Yourself First Episode 108 Breaking the Cycle with Jenny Schatzle

#108 Breaking the Cycle with Jenny Schatzle

If you’ve ever felt stuck in a toxic, unhealthy cycle, then this episode is for you. From self-sabotage, lack of boundaries, making excuses for ourselves, and how we can get out of our own way, Jenny Schatzle and I discuss what it takes to truly build the life you deserve.

Fix Yourself First Episode 107 Hot Take: Healing After Infidelity

#107 Hot Take: Healing After Infidelity

If you’ve ever been cheated on or were the one doing the treating, don’t miss this hot take episode. I’m sharing my go-to tips on how to heal after infidelity if you want to repair the relationship.

Fix Yourself First Episode 106 Sexual Self-Esteem For Men with Martin Fretwell

#106 Sexual Self-Esteem For Men with Martin Fretwell

In this episode with Martin Fretwell, we discuss his journey with mental health, sexual health, and pleasure as well as why it’s so difficult to have this conversation in men’s spaces. Don’t miss our discussion on all things about men’s sexual health.

Fix Yourself First Episode 105 Hot Take: Your Expectations

#105 Hot Take: Your Expectations

Do you need an expectations reality check? You and your relationships deserve better, so let’s get your expectations in check.

Fix Yourself First Episode 104 More Than A Mom with Lindsey Spelyng

#104 More Than A Mom with Lindsey Spelyng

In this episode, I’m chatting with Lindsey Spelyng, founder + CEO of MamaCommon, a membership platform for growth-minded and time-strapped women to flourish in all seasons of motherhood. She celebrates authenticity and vulnerability in herself and others more than anything, which is what she’s creating in her community.

Fix Yourself First Episode 103 Hot Take: Your Emotional Vampires

#103 Hot Take: Your Emotional Vampires

In this Hot Take episode, I’ll help you identify the 5 types of emotional vampires and what you need to do to preserve your sanity around them.

Fix Yourself First Episode 102 STI Awareness with Courtney Brame

#102 STI Awareness with Courtney Brame

In this episode, I’m interviewing Courtney Brame, founder of Something Positive for Positive People, an organization advocating for the integration of post-STI diagnosis support resources and STD prevention efforts while connecting people struggling with STI stigma to mental health resources. We discuss stigma, discrimination, what to do post-diagnosis, communication about your diagnosis, and much more in our open chat about STIs.

Fix Yourself First Episode 101 Attachment Styles, Resentment, Boundaries, & Communication with Dr. Kristie

#101 Attachment Styles, Resentment, Boundaries, & Communication with Dr. Kristie

Ever wondered what your attachment style, resentment, boundaries and communication have to do with sex? In this special episode today, I’m sharing my interview from the I’m Not Late; You’re Just Early podcast, hosted by Sabrina Parmar. Don’t miss our conversation to help you improve not just your relationships, but the one with yourself as well!

Fix Yourself First Episode 100 How to Stop Self-Sabotage From Getting in the Way of Your Needs

#100 How to Stop Self-Sabotage From Getting in the Way of Your Needs

In this episode, I’m teaching you how to stop self-sabotage from getting in the way of your needs. You can learn how to stop self-sabotage for good by understanding what it actually is, the reasons behind it, self-sabotage behaviors, and tips to stop for good.

Fix Yourself First Episode 99 Live Coaching Call: Dating, Anxiety, Worry, & Acceptance

#99 Live Coaching Call: Dating, Anxiety, Worry, & Acceptance

Get ready for our first live coaching call episode, where I’m helping Shelly navigate her anxiety, worry, and confidence with dating. Shelly is an incredible guest who opens up about her struggles and I’m honored that she let me walk through this part of the journey with her.

Fix Yourself First Episode 98 Turning Down Your Inner Critic

#98 Turning Down Your Inner Critic

In this episode, I’ll teach you how our inner critic has a big effect on both our emotional and sexual selves as well as how you can begin to re-write the narrative. When you feel more in control of your thoughts and beliefs, your inner critic will be empowered to help you build a better relationship with yourself and others.

Fix Yourself First Episode 97 Talking with Your Kids About Sex

#97 Talking with Your Kids About Sex

In this episode, I’m covering how to talk to your kids about sex. From not knowing what to say, or how to say it, to figuring out at what age parents should start talking to their kids about sex, this episode will help parents navigate that conversation and help deal with the uncomfortability of talking about their own sexuality and sexual selves.

Fix Yourself First Episode 95 Get It Together with Eirene Heidelberger

#95 Get It Together with Eirene Heidelberger

In this episode, I chat with Eirene Hiedelberger. She runs a full-service parent coaching firm dedicated to helping Moms “Get It Together.” Because if mama isn’t happy, then no one is!

Fix Yourself First Episode 94 Body Acceptance with Elizabeth Tripp

#94 Body Acceptance with Elizabeth Tripp

In this episode, I chat with Elizabeth Tripp. She teaches her clients, using her gifts and the lessons she has learned from her own personal soul’s journey, that the secret to creating a lifestyle you love begins with loving the body you’re in.

Fix Yourself First Episode 91 The Soul Project with Kristie Dean

#91 The Soul Project with Kristie Dean

If you’re ready to be inspired and empowered, Kristie Dean is the girl you want to hear from. In this episode we discuss not feeling enough, insecurities, being vulnerable, and making an impact. If you’re ready to step into your truth and power, you’re not going to want to miss this one.

Fix Yourself First Episode 89 Determination, Discipline, and Never Giving Up in the UFC with Ashlee Evans-Smith

#89 Determination, Discipline, and Never Giving Up in the UFC w/ Ashlee Evans-Smith

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athlete and UFC superstar? Then you’re not going to want to miss this episode where I chat Ashlee Evans-Smith; you may know her as Rebel Girl. Ashlee is a force to be reckoned with physically, intellectually, and creatively. You’re going to be inspired by how Ashlee has dealt with her share of struggles along the way.

Fix Yourself First Episode 88 Bisexual Visibility with Ross Victory

#88 Bisexual Visibility with Ross Victory

Yep, it’s Ross from back in episode 35 and today he’s back at it sharing his journey of how his sexual identify has influenced his creativity. Don’t miss our discussion on bisexual visibility, navigating family relationships, and what it means to be true to yourself.

Fix Yourself First Episode 86 Surviving Motherhood with Bethany Amatucci

#86 Surviving Motherhood with Bethany Amatucci

In this episode, I’m chatting with Bethany Amatucci who has been on a road paved with life changing events and self-growth opportunities. Her unique and inspiring journey has now blossomed to a leader in the industry, supporting women and moms to become the most authentic and empowered version of themselves. Bethany has made it her mission to help anxious women overcome fear and find the confidence to start living free and courageous lives.

Fix Yourself First Episode 85 Why Your Mindset Can Make or Break You with Will Moore

#85 Why Your Mindset Can Make or Break You with Will Moore

IIn this episode, I chat with Will Moore, a serial entrepreneur, speaker, host, life coach, and happiness expert. We discuss changing your mindset, the 5 core values we need in our life to achieve our goals, and how focusing on what’s possible can improve every one of our relationships.

Fix Yourself First Episode 84 How Your Inner Child Affects Your Relationships with Sharon Land

#84 How Your Inner Child Affects Your Relationships with Sharon Land

In this episode Sharon Land, holistic psychotherapist, spiritualist and intuitive, shares how we can begin to work on our inner child in order to fully embrace our true selves. From quantum metaphysics to tending to your inner child, you’ll learn how to start doing the world today to heal your soul.

Fix Yourself First Episode 83 Relationship OCD with Nathan Peterson

#83 Relationship OCD with Nathan Peterson

In this episode anxiety expert Nathan Peterson shares everything you have ever wanted to know about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, and how it impacts our relationships. We talk in detail about Relationship OCD and how it is different than feeling anxious about our relationships.

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#81 Cheating & Repairing Trust

#80 How to Get More Comfortable Talking About Sex

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#79 Navigating Relationships with Kevin Nahai

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#78 Loss, Resilience, & Moving Forward with Rachael Braunshweiger

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#77 How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Be a Whole Person

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#76 Your Inner Critic and Intimacy

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#75 Mind, Body, Soul with Christina Carlyle

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#74 Hope Inspires Strength with Liane Chong

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#72 9 Tips to Being a Better Communicator

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#71 Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Dr. Kristie

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#70 Rethink Love with Monica Berg

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#69 Navigating Career and Personal Transitions with Halle Simpson

Have you ever experienced professional failure or felt like giving up? Don’t miss this episode where I’m chatting with Halle Simpson, coach, trainer, and speaker. Halle shares her journey of growing up with a mom who battled depression, which gave her the experience of quickly becoming independent. She took her experience and the grit she gained from a 20 year career in sales and leadership development to create her own professional transition. We discuss finding possibilities, opportunities, being an entrepreneur, failure, gratitude, permission to say no, and the one thing you need to do today to live your best life. Don’t miss this episode on how to navigate your career and personal self.

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#68 Sexual Longevity with Dr. Amy Killen

Have you ever wondered how your sexual self changes over time? In this episode, Dr. Amy Killen, anti-aging, and a regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization, aesthetics, and longevity medicine shares her insight in sexual longevity. As a board-certified emergency medicine physician with ten years of ER experience, she saw the impact of unchecked, chronic disease, and disability from the front lines before transitioning to anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Join us for a discussion on optimal sexual health, how hormones affect our libido, new treatments for sexual optimization, and the power of stem cells.

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#67 Figuring Out Your Needs Without the Guilt

Have you ever struggled with figuring out what you need? Does your guilt get in the way of discussing your needs? We all have needs and wants for ourselves as well as in our relationships. Knowing our needs and speaking up for them is the foundation of a healthy relationship. Don’t worry if you’re struggling, I’m going to walk you through my 5 steps to help you figure out your needs without the guilt.

Get ready to explore who you are, your needs, and how to give yourself permission to take action in this episode.

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#66 Body Image & Diet Recovery with Stefanie Bonastia

Have you ever struggled to love, like, or accept your body? In this week’s show, Stephanie Bonastia, a Diet Culture Recovery Coach, tells us everything we need to know to stop the unhealthy and toxic connection we have with our body and food. She shares her journey and struggles with an eating disorder since she was a teenager and the steps she took to learn to accept her body and whole self.

Her practical advice and tips will challenge how you think about body acceptance. She points out the mistakes we make with food, the problems with diet culture, and how our relationship with ourselves affects those who love us. We discuss how to talk with your kids about food to set them up for success and what our bodies are truly capable of. From our ability to self-regulate to how our body image affects our sexual selves, don’t miss this episode.

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#58 Overcoming Fear and Anxiety of Flying with Adam Brensen

If you’ve ever felt nervous on a flight, whether it was due to turbulence or your tendency to worry, you’re not alone. In this episode, I chat with Adam Brensen, flight anxiety coach. He shares his story of how all of a sudden during a flight, his life changed. You’ll learn how he has overcome his fear and anxiety, as well as tips to help you decrease your worry for your next flight. Even if you’ve never experienced anxiety with flying, you’ll find Adam’s tools helpful.

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#56 Self-Care Without the Guilt with Cathleen Bearse

If you’ve ever struggled with selfcare, this episode is for you. From feeling guilty to learning to give ourselves permission, selfcare is a necessity for survival. In this episode, I chat with Cathleen Bearse LCSW of Self-Care Bestie. As a mom of many, wife, and entrepreneur, if anyone has an excuse to neglect selfcare it’s Cathleen. She shares her journey of learning how to prioritize her needs so she stays healthy to take care of others.

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#54 Life Management with Grace Blacksea

Are you addicted to being busy? Have you ever felt that your physical, mental, and emotional self is worn down due to work? In this episode, I chat with Grace Blacksea, time strategist, business mentor, and founder of Quench Collective about her journey to find her true passion. We discuss finding clarity, overcoming anxiety, learning to say no, time management tips that work, and the power of mindset. Regardless of where you are in life right now, don’t miss this episode, which can help you feel empowered and validated.

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#53 Anxiety and OCD 101 with Amanda Petrik-Gardner

Are you a worrier? Do you have intrusive thoughts that seem to get stuck in your head and put your anxiety on overdrive? In this episode, I chat with Amanda Petrik-Gardner, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, and anxiety disorders. Amanda shares an easy to understand overview of OCD and anxiety disorders, as well as the most common barriers that she observes in her clients. She also explains the differences in these disorders and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. She shares her go-to tips on decreasing anxiety and how you can support a partner struggling with these disorders. Amanda shares her helpful tips and resources for dealing with anxiety and related issues.

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#52 How to Realize Your Potential with Camille Joyce

Do you ever wonder if you’re living up to your true potential? Have you ever thought that you’re destined for more, but unsure of how to make it happen? If you feel that something or someone is stopping you from being your best, don’t miss this episode with Camille Joyce, soul coach, writer, podcaster, and author. Camille shares her journey of figuring out what was truly possible in both her personal and professional life. From owning your truth to knowing your worth, you’ll feel inspired to take action to find just how special you are.

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#46 The Power of Self-Awareness in Success with RaQuel Hopkins

Self-awareness is critical for personal and relationship growth, but have you ever thought about how it relates to your idea of success? In this episode, RaQuel Hopkins, life and leadership development coach, shares the power of self-awareness as it relates to how you define success. She shares her journey in her professional growth has led to her insight into awareness. She challenges the idea of the complication of success and breaks down the three areas to focus on if we want to succeed in our lives. From a corporate human resource professional to her current journey as a coach, you’ll find this episode motivational and inspirational. Get ready to identify your values and growth opportunities.

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#45 How to Keep Anxiety From Controlling Your Life

Is COVID-19, self-isolating, and being at home all the time, causing you to feel more anxious than usual? With all of the chaos and uncertainty we are experiencing now, anxiety, stress, and worry are at an all-time high. You have more control over your thoughts and feelings than you realize. Join me for this episode, where I discuss the mental-physical connection of anxiety, tips on how to take back control of your self, and the benefits we are experiencing through this crisis. From strategies to decrease stress to practical advice, don’t miss your opportunity to regain control over your thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors.

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#44 Effective Emotional Management with Dr. Robert Cywes

Ready to give your emotional self a workout? In this episode, Dr. Robert Cywes, shares how effort based emotional management can help every aspect of living a healthy life. Dr. Cywes is much more than a surgeon. He invests in every person he works with by helping them realize that they have the power to create the life they deserve. We discuss obesity, carb addiction, dysfunctional relationships, and the need for healthy coping skills. Dr. Cywes addresses our need to realize that self-approval is self-care and explains how every person can benefit from a better relationship with their emotional management.

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#42 How to Be Your Own Cheerleader with Mandy Ross

If you are ready to take back your life, don’t miss this episode. Mandy Ross, an international TV host, coach, and YouTuber shares how we call can become the best cheerleader in our own lives. We discuss dealing with hardships, staying positive, and how you have to go within if you want to create the life you deserve. Mandy’s practical advice on personal growth will help you lift yourself out of any place that isn’t working for you anymore.

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# 41 Learning to Celebrate Wins

We focus on what we need to change and improve in our lives, but what keeps us from celebrating what’s going well? In this episode, Dr. Kristie shares why it’s hard to celebrate wins, the barriers that keep us from being proud of ourselves, and the tips to help you embrace your wins. From permitting yourself to be proud to overcoming comparison, don’t miss this episode.

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#40 How to Care Less About What People Think of You

Do you care way too much about what other people think about you? Are you spending excessive time worrying about how others see you? It’s normal to care or worry about what other people think, but it also can keep you stuck. In this episode, I share with you how our childhood affects our adult view of ourselves. I also share my struggle of worrying about what others thought about my career path as a sex therapist and continued work. If you want to dial down how much you care about what other people think and learn the five tips that I use, don’t miss this episode.

#39 How Confidence Affects Your Relationship

Do you realize how much your confidence affects your relationship? If you’re ready to dive into ways to improve your confidence, tune in to this episode. From how you see yourself to how your partner sees you, I’m covering everything you need to know about the affect it has on your relationship. Don’t miss the three questions you need to ask yourself and my favorite five tips on improving your confidence, which will improve your relationship.

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#38 You Are A F*cking Awesome Mom with Leslie Bruce

Gone are the days of feeling overwhelmed, alone, and not good enough as a mom. Leslie Bruce, award-winning journalist and author of You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom: So Embrace the Chaos, Get Over the Guilt, and Be True to You shares her journey as a new mom with no apologies. Her story of becoming a mom, struggling with postpartum depression, anxiety, and navigating mom guilt is one that so many people can connect with. She bears her soul, missteps, and the pressure that society puts on new moms. Even if you’re not a mom, you’ll find something to connect with in this episode as Leslie answers all of my questions about how to find out what path is best for you.

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#35 Remembering Those We’ve Lost with Ross Victory

If you’ve ever lost a loved one, the holidays can be a stressful time of the year. That’s why I’m interviewing Ross Victory, singer, songwriter, and author of the father-son memoir, Views from the Cockpit. Ross shares how his journey of healing and dealing with the death of his father.

From his personal growth to realizations about his father, we discuss his journey through grief. This candid conversation will give you hope, guidance, and inspiration to enjoy every moment you have with those you love.

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#34 Spiritual Healing with Karen Kenney

From her down-to-earth approach to spirituality to her life lessons she learned through tragedy, Karen Kenney is the embodiment of strength. In this episode, she shares how her mother’s tragic death led her to find her spiritual connection in the world. Between our humor, accents, and hearts of service, we discuss how you can find your path to a relationship with something greater than you. Don’t miss our discussion on compassion, self-love, and how to focus on self-change.

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#33 How to Use Music to Help You Grow with Bill Protzmann

If you love music as much as I do, you’re going to enjoy this episode. I speak with musician, speaker, and author Bill Protzmann. In this episode, we discuss how to use music to help you improve every relationship in your life, especially the one you have with yourself. From why hearing your favorite song triggers memories, to why we need to take more time out for self-care, we discuss the healing power of music.

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#31 Overcoming Odds with Oleg Lougheed

If you think you have had it tough, then don’t miss Oleg’s story. From having to leave his home in Russia and his mother as a child then coming to the United States to start his life, he has overcome many barriers. In this episode, we discuss his belief that every human has a unique story that can make an impact on the world. Listen as we discuss how you can start today to realize your own story and how your ability to overcome odds you face continue to make you the incredible person you are.

#29 How to Stop Being Controlled by Fear

Do you ever feel controlled by fear? Whether it’s real or imagined, fear can cause you to spiral and feel stuck. From fear showing up in yourself or your relationship, you can learn to navigate through it. In this episode, I explore what fear is, how it shows up in your life, and practical tips to help you overcome it.

The days of being a victim to your fear are over. You deserve a life where fear doesn’t dominate your thoughts. Listen as I help you put fear into perspective and regain control.

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#28 Making Healthy Easy with Jenna Braddock

If you had 30 minutes with an expert in nutrition and health, what would you ask them? In this conversation with Jenna Braddock MSH, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT we discuss how to make healthy easy. As a former athlete, mom, and coach’s wife, she gives practical advice on how you can make changes to create the life you deserve.

From parenting to coaching athletes, Jenna’s experience in helping people change their mindset about food is life-changing. We discuss tips and techniques to stay focused on your healthy lifestyle even when you are in a relationship.

Managing expectations, getting active even when you don’t feel like it, and how to eat healthy when your partner doesn’t are a few of the many topics we cover. If you want practical and easy suggestions you can use today, don’t miss this episode.

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#27 The Power of Friendship with Mona and Lisa

In this episode, I chat with my two besties, Mona and Lisa. We have been a trio for the past fourteen years as we have taken on life together. From bad relationships to celebrations, our friendship has endured because we prioritize one another in our lives. We discuss how we have grown within ourselves and the changes we had to make to find healthy relationships. This episode gives a sneak peek of how much I value these two wonderful women in my life and my belief in the power of friendship.

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#26 How I Became a Sex Therapist

Have you ever wondered how someone ends up as a sex therapist? I get asked a lot of questions, but especially how I ended up in the field of sexuality. In this episode, I share how my life went through many different turns, as well as my biggest failure, which led me into my dream career. If you have experienced failure, I challenge you to view it differently. What if something you failed at was the best thing that ever happened to you? Listen to this episode to see how my failure pivoted my life in a way I would have never expected.

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#24 Overcoming Barriers to Your Sexual Self

As a whole person, you need to be connected to your sexual self. You deserve to have insight into your wants, needs, and desire, but many people struggle due to inner barriers. In this episode, I’ll discuss the three major barriers that keep you from connecting with your sexual self and how to overcome each of them.

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#23 Intervention 101 with Mark Crandall

Addiction isn’t the end for every addict; for many, it’s just the beginning on a path of discovery. In this episode, I chat with Mark Crandall author of Embrace Your Past, Win Your Future, speaker, and clinical interventionist. To say he’s lived many lives already is an understatement. Mark shares his journey of growing up through abuse, addiction, finding recovery at a young age, and how he has found his true calling.

He has overcome so many barriers in his life and could easily focus on his traumatic past, but he has turned his story into a life worth living. He also shares his passion as an interventionist helping families whose loved ones struggle with addiction. If you think you’ve had it tough and don’t know how to move forward, then don’t miss this episode.

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#21 Stop Anxiety From Ruining Your Relationship with Emily Davis

I can’t wait for you to listen to my recent chat with Emily Davis, lover of all things fantasy, magical, and nerdy. She is the author of Damsel No More. We talk about how she applies the strategies of role-play gaming to the life coaching world. After years of surviving relationship abuse, she made it her quest to help women slay their fears and create healthy relationships through creativity and play. Here’s my conversation with Emily on how to stop anxiety from ruining your relationship.

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#20 Discovering Who You Are with Camille Joyce

Is it possible to be your own hero? Today, I am speaking with Camille Joyce entrepreneur, writer, and aspiring life coach. She explains how her personal journey of discovering who she is and provides tips for you to do the same. She created the Heroic Soul to help and encourage others to find greater strength from within. She believes that when we choose to align ourselves with the soul, it can unlock a pathway to a life of true freedom and happiness. If you are on the journey of discovering who you are and wanting to know how to overcome society’s expectations of you, keep listening because we are covering it all.

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#19 Being Your Authentic Self with Storm Ryan

If you are ready to live your authentic life and find out who you really are. You’re not going to want to miss this episode. I had the pleasure of chatting with Storm Ryan, a 19-year-old internet personality who has a massive YouTube channel with a ton of subscribers that features domestic lifestyle content along with his boyfriend and he also expresses his personal viewpoints on LGBT topics.

Ryan shares his journey of finding his authentic self and what it takes for him to be a genuine creator out there. Also, advice for parents who have loved ones who are exploring their gender identity as well as their sexual identity. I know you’re going to enjoy today’s episode as much as I did.

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#18 Ask Me Anything

As a psychotherapist and clinical sexologist, I receive hundreds of emails from people asking questions about every aspect of their lives. From mental health, relationships, sex, gender identity, sexual identity, and many other topics, I enjoy providing my thoughts on these topics. I decided it would be helpful to take a few of your questions and answer them in an Ask Me Anything episode. This one is general topics, and future ones will specifically cover questions about sex and identities.