Menopause

Episode 28: Moms On Fire – Interview With Dr. Misty Kosciusko

In Episode 28 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now, Dr. Deb invites great friend and Chiropractor, Dr. Misty Kosciusko, onto the podcast to discuss her new health program Moms On Fire – and her personal health journey that led to the program’s concept. Dr. Deb and Dr. Kosciusko discuss topics ranging from the heavy burden of motherhood, nutrition and functional medicine to adrenal fatigue, detoxification and how to help your body heal itself. 

I’ve always been very fit my whole life, and fairly healthy. When I became a mom, I was trying to run my practice, I was juggling a lot, my daughter had a colic, I went through these insane pregnancies, and my health started to rapidly decline. At the time I was so fatigued – I couldn’t even bring myself to get out of bed. 

Dr. Deb and Dr. Kosciusko discuss the incredible value of nutrition and provide information on Keto and Paleo diets, as well as specific foods you should look to avoid. Together, they speak about stress, and the way trauma and adrenal fatigue can significantly impact your health and well being – and subsequently the lives around you.

This is the mission for Moms On Fire – it’s really, self-empowerment for mothers. Because mothers are the keystone and the foundation of the family. We juggle so much, and when that foundation is cracked or crumbling, that affects the entire family.

Connect With Dr. Misty Kosciusko:

Website: https://newhorizonchiro.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/drmistykosciusko/?rf=112030352537807

 

Episode 25: Better Lover – Interview with Susan Bratton

In Episode 25 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now, Dr. Deb invites Susan Bratton, Sex Advisor To Millions, onto the podcast for a raw, exhilaratingaction packed conversation about her upcoming Summit (sexualvitalitysummit.com), and a variety of sexual health related topics ranging from self love, Susan’s 30 Day Masturbation Challenge and choosing the right vibrator, to hormones, pornography, footgasms and the health benefits of semen!

My husband and I just went to Europe for a month – and I said to him I’m going to try to masturbate everyday… and I don’t want you to worry that that’s going to cut into our lovemaking time… my sex life is not a fixed pie – my sex life is an abundant, overflowing cup of sexuality… And you’re welcome to masturbate along with me, as much as you want… And I’m a shy masturbator… I like to masturbate right when I wake up… But what I really like – he’s goes off and gets coffee and I masturbate while I’m waiting for him to bring me coffee in bed!

Dr. Deb and Susan discuss the value of self acceptance and choosing to love your own flesh – regardless of the circumstances. Susan brings up the idea of having a Goddess mindset, and the value it can bring to your overall (and sexual) happiness.

We can come from a place of self love and acceptance, or we can come from a place of self flagellation and disappointment. If we take on the mantle of being a Goddess, if we hold ourselves like Goddesses, if we connect ourselves to the earth – we ground ourselves… The Goddess loves herself – she takes her pleasure. She opens and allows, she receives, she feels rooted to nature, she is expansive and forgiving, she is graceful and elegant. She is in the mind of pleasure and joy. She is not worried about other people, she is focused on the moment, and being present with herself and her partner. 

Susan discusses tips and techniques for better masturbation and overall sexual experiences. She discusses oils, vibrators, vulva and penis massages, and the value of utilizing different toys for different forms of pleasure. 

I realized that most women only have maybe 1 vibrator, or 2 vibrators – they’re not really using them. And then I thought, boy, if we all thought about having as many vibrators as shoes – or having half as many shoes, and twice as many vibrators!

Susan Bratton’s Bio:

Susan Bratton is a champion and advocate for all who desire passionate relationships.

Considered the “Dear Abby of Sex,” Susan’s fresh approach and original ideas have helped millions of people of all ages and across the gender spectrum transform sex into passion. 

Married to her husband Tim since 1993, Susan is an author, award-winning speaker, and serial entrepreneur who teaches passionate lovemaking techniques to her fans around the world. Susan has been featured in The New York Times and on CNBC and the TODAY show as well as appearing on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, and on NBC as the “Marriage Magician.”

Susan is Chair Emeritus of the ad:tech conference; she was both CMO and a member of the Board of Directors for an Anthony Robbins tech start-up as well as serving on numerous boards throughout her career. In 2009, Susan was honored as a “Silicon Valley Woman of Influence” by The Business Journal and as a “Top 10 Internet Pioneer” by AdAge Magazine. In 2010, was bestowed the Lifetime Industry Achievement award by dmg World Media.

Susan’s straight-talking, fearless approach is rooted in her personal experience of watching her sex life wither while she and her husband pursued dynamic careers. When their relationship hit a crisis point, the couple made a fierce commitment to do whatever it took to keep their family together and revive the passion in their marriage. Today, she and her husband have the kind of dream relationship most people long-since stopped believing is even possible—until they discover Susan’s teachings. 

Susan is CEO and co-founder (with her husband) of Personal Life Media. Through her company, Susan has authored 20 books including Relationship Magic, The Passion Patch and 30 Romance Tricks That Work Like Magic, as well as her International #1 Amazon best-seller, Sexual Soulmates: The 6 Essentials for Connected Sex.

She has also created and published numerous online courses including her wildly popular Revive Her Drive and Steamy Sex Ed® DVD Collection, as well as programs such as: Seduction Trilogy, Expand Her Orgasm Tonight, The Multi-Orgasmic Lover for Men, Female Liquid Orgasm, and Keep Her Coming.

Millions of couples and singles have been touched by her TV appearances and Better Lover YouTube channel. Through her Insider’s Club newsletter at Personal Life Media.com, Susan gives away, free of charge, countless MP3 audios, videos, articles, and ebooks. 

Susan believes that shame-free, frequent sexual pleasure is every man and woman’s birthright:  “After 25 years of marriage, I know from experience that deep, passionate intimacy with my partner is priceless: a priority that tops my list of must-haves alongside good health and the love of family and friends. I have made it my mission to aid anyone who wants the kind of lovemaking that improves with age.” 

She and her husband split their time between their home on Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, California and their cozy beach shack in Encinitas, with occasional trips to far-off lands to visit their globe-trotting daughter.

Connect With Susan Bratton:

Website personallifemedia.com

susanbratton.com

betterlover.com

Instagraminstagram.com/susanbratton

YouTube: youtube.com/c/BetterLover?sub_confirmation=1

Links From Episode:

Sexual Vitality Summit: sexualvitalitysummit.com

Fun Factory: funfactory.com

Hot Octopuss: hotoctopuss.com

 

Episode 24: The Goddess Within – Interview with Sunni Boehme

Longtime friend and Master Life Coach, Sunni Boehme, joins Dr. Deb on Episode #24 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now for a conversation all about Goddess Archetypes, manifesting, and the value of speaking openly about sex. Sunni profiles Goddess Archetypes from Athena and Artemis to Demeter and Aphrodite, and speaks about the value of identifying which archetype you could be. 

It’s also really interesting… remember a few years ago, when 50 Shades Of Gray came out? The women who really got into these books – were the Athena and Artemis to archetypes. Because they’re usually always in control! So it was just the total opposite of anything they ever thought they wanted – but it was an adventure… It sparked a lot of fire!

Listen in to learn about understanding your sexual needs, how to communicate them effectively with your partner, and optimizing your sexual wellness.

Ya know, growing up in our era – you didn’t talk about sex with your mom. If you were lucky you had a sister that you could feel comfortable enough talking about sex with… we all need to have someone that we can openly have conversations… and know that we’re not being judged… and know that there are some solutions and some answers to what we’re struggling with. 

Connect With Sunni:

Sunni Boehme – www.sunniboehme.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunni.boehme

Episode 23: Interview with Monica Zatarski

In Episode 23 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now, Dr. Deb invites, Monica Zatarski, PharmD, RPh, of MD Custom Rx, in Brookfield, Wisconsin, back to the podcast! Dr. Deb and Monica discuss topics ranging from erectile and orgasmic dysfunction, vaginal changes with age and compounding pharmacies, to oxytocin, hormones and “scream cream”!

The first one that comes to mind, is oxytocin – which is a super exciting hormone! No pun intended!… it’s also referred to as the bonding hormone… it is called that often because of its association with being released during nursing, or breastfeeding… but it also gets released anytime we have a physical connection with a person… touching, hugging, massage… will release oxytocin as well.

Dr. Deb and Monica discuss ways women (and men) can stay creative on their journeys to Sex-Cess, dealing with loss of desire, and the value of staying sexually happy.

The happier we are sexually, and the more we’re touching, and physically connecting with other humans – just the happier, we can be. 

Episode 20: A Woman’s Touch – Interview with Ellen Barnard

In Episode 20 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now, Dr. Deb invites, Ellen Barnard, Owner of A Woman’s Touch, sex education resource center and sexuality products shop, to speak about sex education, the journey that led her to A Woman’s Touch and the knowledge she’s acquired over her expansive career.  

We’re all sexual… we all have a relationship with sexuality… 

Dr. Deb and Ellen touch on subjects ranging from sex education, sexual curiosity and masturbation, to feminism, stigmas regarding sexuality and toys into the bedroom. 

Nobody knows what you like – but you. It’s so funny, even women who have women partners – they expect their woman partners to know what they want – and it’s not true! Because we all have different bodies and we all have different minds, and our minds and bodies work together in unique ways around sex and pleasure. 

Connect With Ellen Barnard

Website – https://sexualityresources.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/awomanstouchresourcecenter/

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-barnard-9322475

Episode 19: Sex After Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) – Interview with Sherrie Palm

In Episode 19 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now, Dr. Deb invites, Sherrie Palm, Founder of APOPS, back to the podcast to talk about sex after pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and what they can expect after they go through after surgery. 

The impact to intimacy – it kind of comes in waves, and hits different layers. For the women, it’s a matter of having pain with intercourse… either that… or the embarrassment of having tissues bulging out of your vagina.

Dr. Deb and Sherrie share tips and resources to help smooth the transition back to sex, ways to increase confidence, and the value of communication with your partner as you work through recovery and potential discomfort. 

I encourage them to think of other ways to be intimate – it doesn’t just have to be intercourse. Intercourse is just one of a multitude of ways to be intimate with you partner.

Connect With Sherrie Palm & APOPS:

Website – https://www.pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sherrie.palm

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherriepalm/feed?activity_view=3

Episode 18: Top Gun Love – Interview with Frank Wiegers

Former Fighter Pilot turned Love, Sex & Relationship Coach, Frank Wiegers, joins Dr. Deb on Episode #18 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now for an exciting dialogue about hormones, bonding, romance and relationships as you age! Dr. Deb and Frank touch on issues ranging from body worship and sexual energy, to bonding, afterplay and rituals. 

You ever notice when you’re out with your girlfriends, and you’re all talking and gabbing, and just having a great ole time… that you really feel good afterwards? It was just like, such a rewarding experience… that’s because when you talk with your woman friends – you bond with them! And in the bonding – you generate oxytocin. Well, that also triggers norepineprhine, serotonin, and you got a whole cocktail of chemistry going on in there – that makes you feel great! You actually get high on having that kind of conversation!

After the Vietnam War, Frank decided he was done with wars – including in his relationships! So, he utilized the training and approach that made him successful as a fighter pilot, and applied it to love, sex, dating and relationships! 

It’s a part of sex that’s really important – it’s called the afterplay... and you need to take the time and bond. Because, here you’ve just created an enormous amount of sexual energy. And sexual energy is one of the most powerful energies in the universe! 

Listen in as Dr. Deb and Frank discuss the notion of recreating passion and bonding, the value of understanding your hormones, and the importance of connectedness and rituals, for meaningful and mutually pleasurable relationships and sex lives. 

Connect With Frank Wiegers:

Websites

topgunlove.com

seriouslyseekingsoulmate.com

Frank’s Book – So THAT’S Why They Do That!: Men, Women And Their Hormones (Top Gun Love Manuals) (Volume 1)

https://www.amazon.com/So-THATS-Why-They-That/dp/0991162293/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402678498&sr=8-1&keywords=so+thats+why+they+do+that

Episode 16 – Interview with Relationship & Love Consultant, Dr. Sharon Cohen, PhD

Relationship & Love Expert, Dr. Sharon Cohen, PhD, joins Dr. Deb on Episode #16 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now for a conversation about love, relationships, marriage, vulnerability, communication, masculine vs feminine energy between partners, and so much more! Dr. Cohen touches on her path to becoming a love and relationship consultant, including the early stages of her career and her personal journey to love, and the ways she’s helping women to become vulnerable and open to love. 

… and that’s who we all fall in love with. The imperfect, authentic, vulnerable women… who a lot of us are trying to hide. 

Dr. Deb and Dr. Cohen discuss the evolution of relationships, and the idea of calibrating and re-calibrating relationships as they progress. They discuss the critical nature of communication and the harm that can come when it’s neglected. Dr. Cohen speaks about masculine and feminine energy within a relationship, and the common misconception regarding mothering and taking care.

When you’re taking care that’s masculine energy. And that’s what’s so interesting… if you look at mothering, when you’re mothering a child, which a woman would think… “Isn’t that feminine energy because you’re being a mother?” But, no! That’s actually very masculine energy!

Dr. Cohen continues by discussing the nature of balance in relationships, and the need for both masculine and feminine energy from both partners. Listen in as they discuss a number of relationship themed topics – all aimed at giving women (and their partners) the strongest chance for a raw, authentic, committed, fulfilling and lasting relationship!

Dr. Sharon Cohen’s Bio:

I graduated from UCLA (B.A. in Sociology; Business and Administration concentration)USC (Master in Social Work; Families and Children concentration) and the University of Texas at Austin (Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., School of Social Work).

I am also credentialed as a Transactional Analysis Practitioner by the United States Transactional Analysis Association and in Androgynous Semantic Realignment® by the WANT® Institute.

Before, I spent time honing my clinical education in the psychiatric hospital setting. I worked with individuals, couples, groups and multi-family groups.

I was in charge of the Outpatient admissions process at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital in Austin, Texas. Included programs: a Substance Abuse & Addictions Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and an Adult (Mental Health & Well-Being) IOP.

I’ve worked for start-up companies, music & film festivals, as a social coordinator and much more. All these experiences add to the secret sauce that makes me who I am.

I provide inspiration and help for women who are

  1. dating,
  2. having growing pains in a relationship,
  3. going through a breakup, seeking to recover and move on AND
  4. going through a dry spell.

My BIG goal is to help rid the world of unnecessary loneliness and poor communication. Any person who wants to be will be in a relationship of ever-lasting love with their “meant-to-be” partner, feeling connected and loved…that is my vision of success.

Connect With Dr. Cohen:

Website – drsharoncohen.com 

InstagramDrSharonCohen

Twitter DrSharon  

Facebook: DrSharon     

Episode 15: Sexuality – Interview with Vanessa Marin

Vanessa Marin joins Dr. Deb on Episode #15 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now for a conversation all about sexuality and the healthy approach to a flourishing sex live. Vanessa stresses the importance of accepting your sex life as something that needs to be cultivated, maintained and worked at. 

I like to say that sex is the most natural, unnatural act! The act of sex is totally natural, and human, and normal, but creating a sex life that feels very passionate, and active, and satisfying – takes a lot of effort.

Dr. Deb and Vanessa discuss practical, effective ways that you can grow and develop your sex life. They speak on value of being in-tune with your body, and the critical nature of being open and comfortable communicating with their partner. 

Learning how to orgasm is a skill. And like any other skill in our lives, it takes time, and effort, and practice to learn.

Listen in as they talk about ways couples can rekindle lost passion, improve sexual communication, learn new techniques to spice up their bedrooms, and add tools to their sexual tool belts!

Vanessa Marin’s Bio:

Vanessa Marin is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy. She’s here to help you stop feeling embarrassed about sex and start having way more fun in the bedroom.

She has Bachelor’s degrees in Human Sexuality and Sociology from Brown University, and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She writes for The New York Times, Allure, and Lifehacker, and has been featured over 1,000 times in major publications like O, The Oprah Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery29, and Real Simple.

Vanessa specializes in online programs that help you transform your sex life from ordinary to extraordinary, all from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Through courses like The Passion Project: A Couples’ Blueprint To Rediscovering Desire And Reigniting The Spark and Finishing School: Learn How To Orgasm, she finds immense joy in spreading the message that we all deserve more from our sex lives.

Connect With Vanessa:

Vanessa Marin  | VM Therapy – https://vmtherapy.com/about-vanessa-marin/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/VanessaMarinTherapy

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/vanessamarinmft/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/VMTherapy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/VanessaMarinSexTherapy/

Episode 14 – Interview with Sex Therapist, Dr. Megan Fleming, PhD

Dr. Megan Fleming, PhD joins Dr. Deb on Episode #14 of Let’s Talk Wellness Now to talk all things SEX! They discuss ways to break free from scripted, mechanical sex and create sex worth having!

Even a small tip is – just taking it out of the bedroom. There’s the couch, it could be the stairs, it could be the large kitchen area… to keep your sex life hot, it has to be a priority. And it being a priority – you have to carve out time!

Together, Dr. Deb & Dr. Fleming explore resources, tips and exercises that can help you navigate the land mines that lead to a stagnant, boring, mundane sex life. Dr. Fleming emphasizes the importance of owning your sexuality and staying connected to your femininity.

I think women should feel empowered to sort of own their sexuality… because I think it’s part of our life force, and our vitality. So I call it keeping your inner sexy pilot light on. That means doing some erotic reading, self exploration, masturbation… that idea of – how do you keep yourself simmering and connected to feeling feminine, and sensual, and sexual?

Listen in as they talk about making sex a priority, creating healthy sexual communication, taking sex out of the bedroom, role play, private emails and much more!

Dr. Megan Fleming, PhD Bio:

Dr. Megan Fleming, PhD is a nationally recognized certified Sex & Relationships Expert. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and couples to discover what’s getting in their way and teaches them the skills and strategies to get the sex and relationships they want. Dr. Fleming is also a clinical instructor at the Weil Cornell Medical College.

She is known for her practical advice and easy to follow guidance. A media go to expert for all aspects of sex & relationships; she’s been featured on Anderson Cooper, Oprah Winfrey Network, MSNBC, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Maxim and The New York Times among others.

Links from Episode:

Dr. Megan Fleming, PhDhttps://greatlifegreatsex.com/

AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists) https://www.aasect.org/