74 Less Googling; More Chewing with Robyn Youkilis

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Hey my Clan of the Crave Bears! Today we are talking about cravings…..my favorite topic, obviously! Gut science is an amazing new scientific frontier.  Many chronic diseases and conditions are directly tied to gut health. New studies are even showing that “cheat” days can be as damaging for gut health as a consistently bad diet! Exposure to junk food even 3 days a week is enough to shift your gut profile to be the same as someone who has a consistently bad diet. The profile of your gut bacteria (almost 200 different types) can be imbalanced and your energy, mood, and your blood sugar suffer. Your cravings are also impacted by your gut health. Sugar cravings can come from the yeast in your body. Yeast lives off sugar and if you feel badly after going off sugar, it is because the yeast bacteria is dying off because they don’t have sugar to feed on. Gut health is so important, which is why I am so excited about today’s episode!

Today on the show I am going to be talking about chewing your food with Robyn Youkillis! Robyn wrote this amazing book called, Go with your Gut.  It’s half cookbook with vegan and paleo recipes and talks about the connection between your gut and your “gut instinct”. Most people don’t realize that they are not in the moment when they are eating so they just keep eating and eating. Robyn explains that if you just take time to look at what you’re eating, breathe and chew your food until its mush your digestive system or “gut” will be much happier.

At a young age Robyn struggled and had an unhealthy outlook on food. She saw her mother hide food from her dad and then saw her dad sneaking food.  She talks about her ups and downs, “good and bad rollercoaster” journey. She went from eating less junk and losing weight to eating out of boredom and eating the wrong things. She attended The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and really spent a few years after graduation really trying different healthy foods and trying to find what worked for her in changing her relationship with food.

 

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I have a huge announcement! I love giving away things that I love. So, all year here on the crave cast I have partnered with a dozen of my favorite product partners to put together for you on incredible giveaway every month. It’s the $1000 swag bag!

It’s an incredible bunch of products and memberships that I have put together with some of my favorite people to give away to one lucky listener every month!

So here is how you can enter in to win this $1000 swag bag:

  1. Go to iTunes put up a meaningful review about your thoughts about The Crave Cast, what you’ve learned, what you’ve loved, why people should tune in. or you can go to bit.ly/cravecast and leave a review.
  2. Once a month I will be picking one meaningful review, I’ll get in touch with you, will announce it here on the podcast and I will be sending you all of these incredible goodies. So be sure to enter the $1000 swag bag giveaway at bit.ly/cravecast!

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“Digestion begins long before food actually enters the gut.” Robyn Youkilis (Click to Tweet)

 

Show Notes:

    • Robyn’s journey and struggles with food
    • Importance of chewing your food
    • Where to start to make chewing your food to mush a life style
    • Steps to 123 Food Freedom
    • Foods to eat to heal your gut

“Chewing your food is the first digestive step. Chewing properly liquifies the food before swallowing.” Robyn Youkilis (Click to Tweet)

  • How pooping affects everything
  • The good poop list
  • Foods to avoid
  • Become a pooping pro
  • Pasteurized vs Unpasteurized
  • Guide to connect to intuitive voice

“Pooping affects everything you do. It’s good to see that it’s becoming popular to talk about.” Robyn Youkilis (Click to Tweet)

 

Links Mentioned:

Get Robyn’s book, “Go With Your Gut”

73 Urban Monk: Interview with Pedram Shojai

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Hello my Clan of the Crave Bears!

In today’s Crave Cast episode #73 I want to talk about the feeling of overwhelm that I have been experiencing, many of my friends and so many of you my readers and listeners been dealing with. It comes with frustration and anxiety this overwhelm.

We are just at the beginning of month two on 2016 and so many people have come to me saying they are so anxious, so stressed out. How is this possible? I am supposed to feel rejuvenated at the beginning of the year. How do I deal with this? Today’s episode is for you if you are dealing with stress, anxiety, overwhelm.

My guest today is a dear friend, Pedram Shojai the founder of well.org, editor of “Be More” Magazine (that I have appeared in) and is the author of “Rise and Shine” and co-host of the podcast, The Health Bridge, and producer of the movie “Vitality” and the upcoming film “Origins”.

Pedram’s new book The Urban Monk: Eastern wisdom and modern hacks to stop time and find happiness, success and peacedrops this week, and it’s a game changer:

Pedram has a very interesting life story. He is trained as a chiropractor, he is also a Taoist priest, a Doctor of oriental medicine, he studied Kung Fu. He is a fierce global green warrior! He just has all these incredible old school, Jedi, bio hacking tricks. So he really brings together eastern wisdom and modern bio hacking.

In this episode you’ll hear how Pedram sees my theory about the four root causes of cravings and his perspectives as an eastern, medical expert. And then lastly his book “The Urban Monk” talks about a way to simply and effortlessly integrate the powerful teachings of spiritual masters to modern life. This is not about religion at all! It’s about a connection to spirit! You can get his book this week. It’s destined to be a bestseller! You can go to bit.ly/urbanmonkalex.

Win a Swag Bag worth $1000!

I have a huge announcement! I love giving away things that I love. So, all year here on the crave cast I have partnered with a dozen of my favorite product partners to put together for you on incredible giveaway every month. It’s the $1000 swag bag!

It’s an incredible bunch of products and memberships that I have put together with some of my favorite people to give away to one lucky listener every month!

So here is how you can enter in to win this $1000 swag bag:

  1. Go to iTunes put up a meaningful review about your thoughts about The Crave Cast, what you’ve learned, what you’ve loved, why people should tune in. or you can go to bit.ly/cravecast and leave a review.
  2. Once a month I will be picking one meaningful review, I’ll get in touch with you, will announce it here on the podcast and I will be sending you all of these incredible goodies. So be sure to enter the $1000 swag bag giveaway at bit.ly/cravecast!

 

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“We forget to drink from the fountain and then wonder why we are thirsty” ~ Pedram Shojai (Click to Tweet)

 

Show Notes:

  • Energy is from earth, not caffeine or food
  • Do one thing at a time
  • Where do we get energy from?
  • The body needs nature!
  • Stand barefoot in nature at least 30 minutes a day
  • Vibram footie shoes- good or bad?

“Our lives are generating energy leaks.” ~ Alexandra Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

  • How do you “up” your energy?
  • Don’t bring work home
  • What is a life garden?
  • You have to hold a line with your children!
  • Needs vs wants
  • Bonus 7-day reboot adventure with Pedram!

 

Every “yes” I agree to now causes me to say no to something I already agreed to.” ~ Pedram Shojai (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Enter to win my$1000 swag bag: write a review at bit.ly/cravecast or go to iTunes

Get Pedram’s book: bit.ly/urbanmonkalex

Check out www.well.org and pick up a copy of Be More Magazine

Get a copy of Pedram’s first book: Rise and Shine

Check out Pedram’s Podcast: The Health Bridge – Pedram Shojai

Get his movie: Vitality – Pedram Shojai

Swag bag products are from some of my favorite companies: 

http://www.superlovetees.com

www.kriscarr.com

www.gabbyb.tv

www.daniellelaporte.com

www.bulletproofcoffee.com

www.TaraMohr.com

www.annemariemakeup.com

www.naturopathica.com

www.glassdharma.com

Be sure to check them out! xo, Alex

 

72 Secrets of Pleasurable Weight Loss with Jena la Flamme

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Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! Today’s show is all about pleasure and pleasure impact on our body, on our energy and on our metabolism. We are raised in this culture to think that pleasure is bad or suspect. Or anything that is pleasurable must be wrong for us or that you only deserve pleasure when we reach a goal. Pleasure is something that we allow ourselves when we are good enough in some way. But usually that “good enough” is based on somebody else’s metrics. Somebody else’s idea of what we should be like. It’s rarely based on just pure pleasure. The pleasure of being alive. Well I have some science and a great interview to shed a different light on pleasure and that pleasure maybe for its own sake may be good and honorable and it maybe the path to health, the path to a new relationship with your body and with food.

Today, Wednesday the 27th of January, we are starting the next round of the group program my cravings cleanse and if this show really lights a fire in you and you want to create a new relationship with your body and feel good in your body come and join us! We start tonight and you can go to cravingscleanse.com to join. We would love to have you!

The University of Hertfordshire in London England put out an interesting little study from their department of psychology recently called “Bodily pleasure matters: velocity of touch modulates body ownership during the rubber hand illusion”. Whatever that means. But the first three words are really important. Bodily pleasure matters. Here is the one sentence of the study that I think is the most interesting take away: “The sense of body ownership represents a fundamental aspect of our self-consciousness.” So let’s break that down a little bit. The sense of body ownership. This experiment it was about touch. Just touching somebody’s hand in a pleasurable way. The sense of body ownership through this pleasurable touch represented a fundamental aspect of our self-consciousness. So our awareness, our ownership, our love, our boundaries with our body has a lot to do with pleasure. The new science that has come out is so interesting and I think it really speaks to the interview with my dear friend Jena la Flamme on her book “Secrets of Pleasurable Weight Loss.”

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“Pleasure is a biological requirement” – Jena la Flamme (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

    • How Jena got to her approach for pleasurable weight loss
    • When it comes to pleasure, where does all the shame and judgement come from?
    • Learn the history of an idea
    • Why she is so passionate about helping women lose weight
    • What was the turning point with her own personal struggle with pleasure
    • Pleasure is a biological requirement!

“Until sexy is safe you’ll never lose weight” – Jena la Flamme (Click to Tweet)

    • How pleasure helps our body get where we want it to go
    • Most effective shifts for trouble with body image
    • Remember who loves you!
    • How to make sexy safe
    • How to feel safe with attention
    • Have boundaries!

“The way you worship life is to engage with it; is to enjoy it!” – Jena la Flamme (Click to Tweet)

    • A personal pleasure struggle she recently shared on her podcast
    • Have an attitude of being open
    • Be the initiator
    • Goodies on her website

“You can either stress or you can digest but you can’t do both at the same time!” – Alexandra Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Get your free goodies from Jena on her Website: www.pleasurableweightloss.com

Get Jena’s Book Pleasurable Weight Loss for free when you sign up for Audible.com.

You can connect with Jena on Facebook.

 

This episode is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free book when you sign up!

 

71 Advanced Style with Debra Rapoport

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Hey my clan of the crave bears! How are your cravings? How is your life? It’s January 2016! This is episode 71 and I am so excited to introduce you to my special guest Debra Rapoport. One of the beautiful women profiled in the incredible documentary “Advance Style”. I am going to be talking to Debra about aging, vitality, personal style and how she has partially created this international movement “Advanced Style”. Not only is she an incredible healer she is an amazing artist!

I have been prescribing the movie she was featured in, “Advanced Style” in my cravings cleanse and mindset makeover program, which starts at the end of January. We start on January 27th. It’s a two-month live coaching program with me and a growing group of some awesome ladies and a couple cool dudes who are interested, curious, ready, dedicated to looking at their cravings and desires, and finding a new way with food and their body. You can go look at more info, decide if its right for you, and sign up at cravingscleanse.com. It is the bee’s knees! It’s my favorite program, I love teaching it! And I encourage during the program to watch this movie “Advanced Style” because this movie is about women over the age of “young and sexy” and how they exhibit themselves, their style and their bodies.

imageDebra was one of the featured women in this film. She has taught at University of California, Davis, New York University, Museum of Modern Art where she currently teaches how to create your own style and how to create your own clothes, accessories and really into working with found material. She works with a lot of recycled materials. She’ll make hats and bracelets out of toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. She is really into transcending fashion into personal style which reveals your individual strengths. Now you know I love that, because I love to talk about positive psychology and strengths. You can go check out her website at vivalehat.com.

In our interview you will hear her talk about importance for her and how personal style is healing. She believes that the act of creatively adorning yourself is very personal and its very healing and helps us be honest with ourselves and about ourselves.  She has such a beautiful take on health as you age. And I got to tell you now that I have watched the movie a couple of times now and hanging out with Debra over the years I’m not afraid of aging. I want to take care of myself while still having fun but I’m not scared of aging out anymore. I cannot recommend this enough to go check out Debra’s website vivalehat, go check out the movie “Advanced Style”. Watch it with the ones you love!

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“The human brain and the human body learn best while playing”~ Debra Rapoport (Click to Tweet)

Show notes:

  • How Debra got into reflexology
  • Who influenced her to be creative
  • How she starting making her own clothes
  • What is “play”
  • How to figured out your own personal style
  • What kind of an impact does the film “Advanced Style” have?
  • How to express the health of the body through cooking
  • Recommendation food to people who aren’t very good in the kitchen
  • Be conscious of your food!
  • Cutting food out of your diet
  • How to encourage people to play with their style
  • The ABC’s of play in every part of your life
  • Her favorite crave food go to
  • Her favorite way to play
  • Her favorite movie
  • What book changed her life
  • What she craves most in life besides food

“Joy is from spirit; pleasure isn’t lasting” ~ Debra Rapoport (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Connect with Debra:

 Facebook | Pinterest | Website |Movie

Don’t forget that The Cravings Cleanse starts on Jan 27! Come and join us!

 

70 The Cravings Cleanse: A Mindset Makeover

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Hello my clan of the Crave Bears! Today’s show is all about Cravings! It’s what this show is all about and it’s especially important in the New Year! Today you’ll hear a little about my own personal story and how I came to discover the truth about our cravings.

I was raised in Portland, OR by 2 hippies! We lived on an old organic farm and my Mother actually had a gardening radio show. Knowing where my food came from was something that I grew up with. It didn’t matter though, because I still became a sugar addict. I spent every dime of my allowance on candy and soda. My sugar addiction even got so bad that I began going to the church down the street by myself, because I discovered the kids in Sunday School got cookies and Kool-Aid! I started working at a coffee shop at the age of 14. I was a dishwasher and got to lick the bowls of icing before I washed them! Heaven!

As an adult the sugar ended up catching up with me:

  • I gained 30 pounds
  • I was exhausted
  • I started to get depressed
  • I was bloated
  • My menstrual cycle was a mess
  • I was getting migraines almost everyday
  • I was eating handfuls of Advil to deal with the headaches

I finally went to the Dr. and told him what my symptoms were. I left there with 2 prescriptions – Prozac and painkillers! I have prescription drug abuse in my family, so I know the downward spiral that these prescriptions could bring about. I made an appointment with a different Dr. to get a second opinion. He talked to me and discovered that my eating was causing most of my issues. This set me on the path to healing myself.

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“The “diet gurus” don’t help you love or understand your body, your cravings, your habits, or help you feel better about YOU.” – Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Financially it was a stretch for me to embrace healthy eating
  • I screwed up and got off track occasionally when I started
  • Within 2 weeks the fog lifted and the headaches went away
  • Over the next couple of months, the extra 30 pounds dropped off
  • My body got rid of all of the inflammation and it was a miracle
  • This change in my own health caused me to change careers so I could help others

“If you have a sensitivity, you cannot eat the Toxic 6 Foods in moderation and lose weight.” -Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

  • My boyfriend and I came up with the idea for the film Super Size Me
  • In the making of the film, traditional Dr’s weren’t convinced Morgan would be negatively impacted
  • Super Size Me was the launch of my first steps in my new career
  • My divorce was extremely stressful
  • I was vegan but began craving meat
  • Nothing I tried would cure my cravings
  • When I listened to my body, my body felt great
  • My body told me that it needed something different that what I was feeding it to be healthy

“If your have cravings for certain foods, your body is telling you what it needs.” – Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

  • There are 4 root causes of cravings
  • Yeast and bacteria in your body crave sugar
  • Meat cravings can be cause by iron and magnesium deficiencies
  • Many of us are overfed but under nourished
  • Cravings can have an emotional origin
  • Cravings can be caused by physical inadequacies
  • Even as adults, we need to play more

“Emotional and physical cravings are not being addressed with any weight loss program today” – Alex Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Resources Mentioned:

The Cravings Cleanse is an 8 week program I created to deal with cravings. The group starts January 27th. Sign up today to get tons of extra bonuses that make the program a no-brainer!

The program addresses:

  • Emotional and physical cravings are not being addressed with any program today
  • Moderate intakes of foods that cause inflammation will keep the extra weight on
  • If you have a sensitivity, you cannot eat the Toxic 6 Foods in moderation and lose weight
  • Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Soy, Sugar, Caffeine – the Toxic 6
  • It’s a complete mindset makeoverYour thinking can become in tune with your intuition and your body
  • Learning how to take excellent care of your body
  • Unwinding the body’s attachment to these cravings
  • You have the freedom to choose what is right for you body every time
  • It’s a safe place for you to bring your true self

This program gives you access to me every week in our meetings, in a way that normally only my one on one coaching clients have. Sign up today!

69 Curb Your Cravings: J.J. Virgin

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast

Hello my clan of the crave bears! Big news on the home front, I got married! Yep I did! My fiancé and I decided to tie the knot in December. We are still officially getting married wedding style in May. So I’m married and it’s 2016. Welcome to the New Year!

We are going to be talking about cravings, all those things you want and desire and challenges with the cravings, desires and wants. Today our guest is my dear friend JJ Virgin about her new paperback coming out about sugar, diet and about how people can make the diet stick and how we have been getting it wrong.  JJ is a celebrity nutritionist, fitness expert and a little bit of a celebrity herself! She invented the “Virgin Diet” which will be talked about in this broadcast. After you get done listening check out these some sweet bonuses!

Also, just wanted to give everybody a heads up we begin again with the cravings cleanse on January 27th at 9 pm Eastern. Eight weeks of live coaching, group support and accountability. You can go to www.cravingscleanse.com to check out the program and sign up. Can’t wait to see you there!

 

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“If there was a drug that did the things that sugar does it would be outlawed” – JJ Virgin (Click to Tweet)

 

Show Notes:

  • The reason behind eating unhealthy food
  • Food intolerance
  • The reactions that your body can have from eating foods that you have an intolerance to
  • Why artificial sugar is the devil!

“Food is information.”- JJ Virgin (Click to Tweet)

 

  • What makes you crave more sweets
  • The 7 foods of food intolerance
  • What is the Virgin diet?
  • Why you should not eat every 2 to 3 hours
  • Turn snacking into a mini meal instead
  • The difference between a sugar burning and a fat burner
  • Learn why and how to swap food

 

“People who drink one diet soda a day have a 33 percent higher chance of getting diabetes”- JJ Virgin (Click to Tweet)

 

 

Links Mentioned:

Get a copy of “The Virgin Diet” and get your bonuses from JJ here!

Connect with J.J:

 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Come and join! www.cravingscleanse.com

Visit www.cravecastpod.com

Connect with me on Instagram

 

68 Pleasure at Any Size: Woman On Fire with Amy Jo Goddard

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Well crave bears, it’s here: the final episode of 2015! To help us all relax and enjoy the last bits of this year, I’ve created a new challenge, 7 Days of Playful Pleasure, where we’ll focus on one thing you can do every day to feel grounded, whole, and joyful in your body and your life. This is about ending the year feeling GOOD! If you aren’t ready for the challenge but want to join this great community, you can also join the Facebook group! Experience over 1,500 women hanging out, supporting each other, asking questions, and getting inspiration on how to come to terms with and have a better relationship with desire, their bodies, pleasure, food, and cravings.

Now, on today’s show, where I’m talking to Amy Jo Goddard, author of Woman on Fire, one of the books on my top ten books for mind and body healing this year. Now, you may have noticed over the last few months that I’ve been talking to more sexual health experts. That’s because I believe that a lot of our frustrations with our bodies and weight and body image are connected to our sexuality. More and more I think we need to look to sexual expression and pleasure to get in the right metabolic state so we can feel good in and about our bodies even before we lose a single pound.

So today I’m talking to Amy about sexuality, sexual health, and the connection between that and food, nutrition, and cravings. Amy is a renowned sexual empowerment expert, speaker, and coauthor of the popular Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men. She has dedicated her life to sexuality education and empowerment. Her workshops, sessions, and speaking engagements have helped thousands of people discover their sexuality and deepen their relationships and fulfillment.

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

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“When we have those empowered experiences where we feel a sense of sexual agency, that affects everything.” -Amy Jo Goddard (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How she became a sex educator
  • How her work work as a feminist activist fueled her work
  • Why it’s so hard for people to get the sex education they need
  • The effect of the media on our ideas of sexuality
  • The relationship between an empowered sexual experience and the health of the human body
  • How important it is to understand this complex part of ourselves
  • The value of writing down your sexual history
  • Why you should share your sexual story

“If we are at war with this vehicle of pleasure, then of course it’s no wonder we’re not having as much pleasure as we want.” -Amy Jo Goddard (Click to Tweet)

  • Why body acceptance is an important part of sexual pleasure
  • Why you have to stay curious about your body
  • How much energy women spend fighting against their own bodies
  • Why she’s on a strict media diet
  • Why people feel like they need permission
  • The different kinds of confidence
  • How she encourages people to connect with the lover inside themselves
  • Why she craves downtime and quiet

“If you stay in isolation with your story, with the thing that’s bringing you shame, that’s how shame grows and keeps proliferating.” -Amy Jo Goddard (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

 Facebook | Twitter | InstagramYouTube

“As soon as you think you know everything about your partner and you stop being curious and you stop asking questions, the relationship is over.” -Amy Jo Goddard (Click to Tweet)

67 Women’s Sexual Health: She Comes First

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Today’s show deals with some rather explicit material, but for good reason! I’m talking to sex therapist Ian Kerner, author of She Comes First, a New York Times best seller. Ian and I are discussing some of the most common yet hard to talk about problems that women have when it comes to sex, namely getting your partner to focus on YOU.

Now, you may be wondering why I talk about sex so much on a podcast about women’s health and cravings. I do it because sex has so much to do with these subjects! A lot of women feel nervous about sex, like sex is dangerous. It’s hard to grow up with a healthy sense of sexual self in this culture, and I want to do what I can to break down the barriers around it. Because when sex is dangerous, food becomes our safe sex, and we just can’t win.

My goal is to make it safe for women to explore their sexuality. We have to reclaim our bodies for ourselves, to own our curiosity about sex, and learn how to have those challenging conversations about what we want. Food and sex should be two of the best things about being a human! But they’ve both been branded as dangerous for women. Well we want both.

If you want to have one of your questions answered on the show, head over to the blog and you’ll see a little microphone that says “Send Voicemail.” Just click it, leave your message, and I might use your voice and question on an upcoming episode of the Crave Cast!

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“Oral sex or manual stimulation of the clitoris is a much shorter and easier path to orgasm than intercourse.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What is intercourse discourse
  • Why he used to feel like a sexual cripple
  • How She Comes First is a manifest for lovemaking
  • The vulnerability of receiving cunnilingus
  • Where did the “ick factor” surrounding female genitalia come from
  • The importance of communication around sex
  • The clitoris has 18 parts!
  • Why you should google image search the entire clitoral system
  • What are coreplay and outercourse
  • Methods that can be used as foreplay

“It really comes back to the fact that men and women, partners, don’t really communicate too well about sex.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • The value of finding an erotic vocabulary to use with your partner
  • The importance of context in sex
  • Why arousal is more important than desire when it comes to sex
  • Why you have to think about the order of sexual activities
  • Why he’s a little skeptical of kegel exercises
  • Why you should be practicing masturbation
  • Why women should stop faking orgasms!
  • How to deal with kids asking questions about sex
  • How to give your partner She Comes First

“As humans, we have so much capacity to take in erotic stimulation.”  (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

 Facebook | Twitter

“Sex really doesn’t begin with desire, it begins with arousal.”  (Click to Tweet)

66 Can Mind-Body Medicine Work for You?

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Today I’m talking about mind-body medicine, which is really using the relationship between your mind and your body, using the power of your thoughts and emotions to influence your physical health. The key to any mind-body technique is to train the mind to focus on the body without distraction OR judgment, which is a big one for us ladies!

I talk about this a lot in terms of cravings, right? How can we focus our mind on our body to really tune in and listen to our cravings and understand what they’re really asking for?

My guests today are Grace Smith and Jovanka Ciares, the creators of Mind-Body Academy. Both of these women specialize in different aspects of mind-body practice – Grace is all about stress relief, and Jovanka specializes in nutrition, herbalism, and alternative therapies.

As you’re listening to today’s episode, I want you to really think about whether you think mind-body medicine works, and if you think it could help you.

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“The truth is our habits and our beliefs live in a completely different part than what actually takes in information.” – Grace Smith (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Why women have trouble making changes
  • How we can access our habits and beliefs
  • Why one thing won’t work for every person
  • Why we have to approach making changes with compassion
  • Why hypnotherapy works.
  • Why Grace decided to bring stress relief to the masses
  • Why Jovanka left her high powered job to promote alternative health practices
  • Why these two ladies started working together

“The reason why hypnotherapy works is because it removes stress from your body before it tries to make a change.” – Grace Smith (Click to Tweet)

  • What are their seven steps to help you meet your goals
  • Why it’s so hard to create new habits
  • Why healthy living is a journey, not a destination
  • What is guided meditation
  • Do a guided meditation with Grace
  • How Jovanka helps people learn to listen to their body
  • Why you have to invest in yourself
  • How you can learn these seven steps

“This body that you were gifted with is like a five star hotel, it’s like a luxury vehicle, and it should be treated as such.” – Jovanka Ciares (Click to Tweet)

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“We take that state of relaxation into the process of preparing your food and eating.” – Jovanka Ciares (Click to Tweet)

 

65 Elizabeth DiAlto – Selfish Boundaries For The Common Good

Elizabeth DiAlto on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Today I’m talking to longtime friend and founder of Wild Soul Movement, Elizabeth DiAlto. Elizabeth has a really honest and grounded approach to self help, spirituality, and movement. What I love is that Wild Soul Movement is not about counting calories or losing weight, it’s about getting into your own body and connecting with your physicality. Her mission to redefine and reclaim womanhood is just something I can get behind. And get this, she has a beautiful new book out called Untame Yourself.

Also, don’t forget to apply for my Women on the Verge coaching program! I’ll be selecting 20 folks to spend time with on the phone and coach. I love doing these sessions because when people feel really seen and heard in a non-judgmental way, it can be truly transformational. Apply today!

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“One of the ways to find peace with your body is to begin to honor your body for the absolute sacred miracle it is.” -Elizabeth DiAlto (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Why being a personal trainer wasn’t enough
  • Why she started working in instead of working out
  • Why we often don’t realize we have control issues
  • The difference between paying attention and listening to your body
  • How to honor your body
  • Why women who have given birth should not loathe their bodies

“Disentangling my identity from my physical appearance was a big thing.” -Elizabeth DiAlto (Click to Tweet)

  • How to use your body to navigate life
  • How to get beyond feeling selfish
  • The importance of having a safe space to be yourself
  • The difference between discernment and judgment
  • Why we have to unlearn to apologize
  • Why we crave love

“It’s a lie by omission to pretend that we are something that we’re not.” -Elizabeth DiAlto (Click to Tweet)

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“A lot of this is about having so much more energy available to you by being truthful and honest about who you are and what you want.” -Elizabeth DiAlto (Click to Tweet)

 

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