Episode 187: Dr. Alison Ash | Overcome Shame and Turn On Pleasure


Life Athletes, hello and welcome to episode 187 of the Life Athletics podcast.

Today’s guest life athlete is Dr. Alison Ash.

Dr. Alison Ash is a sex and intimacy coach, sexual empowerment educator, author, and founder of TurnON.love. A champion for others overcoming shame and deepening pleasure, Aly helps her clients experience the kinds of sexual interactions and romantic relationships they long for.    

As a sociologist with a PhD from Stanford, Aly has a comprehensive understanding of the complex societal challenges that often lead to unsatisfying and disempowering sexual experiences. She also draws on her extensive training in the Hakomi method of psychotherapy as well as somatic sex and intimacy coaching to support her clients to radically explore and courageously express themselves. 

Aly designs workshops and offers individuals and couples coaching to give others the tools to discover their desires and confidently pursue them. She invites you to TurnON pleasure, intimacy and...love at www.TurnON.love

On this episode, Aly talks about how she overcame the shame and began to slowly unfold to reveal her most expressive self. She also talks about how gender socialization creates disempowering experiences for men by culturally valuing performance over pleasure and connection. 

This is indeed an interesting episode, so stick around and give it a listen!

Connect with Dr. Alison Ash:

Dr. Alison Ash Facebook
Instagram: @turnon_love
Instagram: @turnon.love

Episode 186: Tarek Kholoussy | "Who Are YOU?"


Life Athletes, hello and welcome to episode 186 of the Life Athletics podcast.

Today’s guest life athlete is Tarek Kholoussy.

Like most All-American children, Tarek was born and raised in a small town (in Philadelphia), went to college, and dove into the corporate world.

It was an ideal life with clear expectations of him, but it wasn't the life he felt he was destined for. So he set off to find himself and get to know who he really is deep inside - a thousand days before he turned forty.

So he packed up and left his high-level job and set out to travel the world and find his purpose. 

Today, Tarek is a social entrepreneur and founder behind "Nomads Giving Back," which aims to create an infrastructure to inspire and enable digital nomads to give back to their adopted homes. 

It's safe to say that Tarek has definitely transformed himself and is now living his best life, while helping marginalized communities throughout the world. Talk about a purposeful life!

Listen in to the conversation to learn more about Tarek and his social enterprise.

Connect with Tarek:

Nomads Giving Back

Episode 185: My Interview on the Hello Human Podcast with Echo Giesel Widmer


Today, I bring you quite a deep conversation with my friend, Echo, host of the Hello Human podcast. 

Echo visited me in my villa here in Ubud, Bali, and we talked about a range of topics - including intimacy, sexuality, and vulnerability.

 There is no better way to appreciate this episode than by going in and immersing in the conversation. I promise you an eye-opening, inspiring - and even touching - conversation so be sure to check it out.

Echo is quite the adventurer and deserves all the love, so be sure to follow her on:

The Hello Human Podcast
Echo’s Instagram: @echo_aroundtheworld

Episode 184: Christina Weber | Deepen the Quality of Your Relationships


Life Athletes, hello and welcome to episode 184 of the Life Athletics podcast.

Today’s guest life athlete is Christina Weber.

Christina is a co-founder of Deepen, a series of live events facilitated by educators, entertainers and accredited guides, where you get to meet interesting people, doing interesting things.

“It takes time to cultivate relationships.”

She has many nicknames - among them are Relationship Activist, Your Love Accomplice, Feminine Weapon and The Human Linkedin. Her greatest strength is people. She loves matchmaking, connecting and guiding one towards greater fulfillment, while also doing it for herself.

On this episode, Christina tries to unwrap relationships and break the concept down into simpler, more “digestible” tidbits. We all know relationship can be very complicated, but Christina seems to have a knack for dissecting its complex nature.

“I believe that the quality of our life depends on the quality of our relationships.”

This was one conversation I enjoyed so much and I felt like it gave me a whole new perspective on the process of dating and relationship.

Connect with Christina:

Instagram: @christinaweber

Get tickets to Feminine Weapon Day Benefiting Children of Abuse, Poverty, and Trafficking here. It happens on January 30, Wednesday!

Episode 183: Solara Sophia Rose | The Life Sport of Superabundance


Life Athletes, hello and welcome to episode 183 of the Life Athletics podcast.

Today’s guest life athlete is Solara Sophia Rose.

Solara Rose is an international channel and catalyst for high-frequency flow mastery, superabundance and thriving Divine success. She has been described as the modern Tesla of human energetics and living vortex of cosmic magic. With a background in intensive personal transformation, integrative science, philosophy and psychology, she’s who visionary leaders seek out to support accelerated, quantum growth in all areas of their life.

She uses her unique, multisensory abilities to support individuals and organizations with embodying their expanded self so they can actualize their Genius, maximize their impact and upgrade their wealth in service to the collective. Her passion is to inspire and unlock the peak potential, beauty and creative brilliance in others.

On this episode, Solara takes us through her process and the technique she uses in helping her clients handle the shift and flow into superabundance. She asks the important questions - what are we doing in our lives so that we constantly feel amazing? It’s about looking at our connection to the source and thriving in this busy, modern world.

Connect with Solara:

Instagram: @solararose

Episode 182: Juna Mustad | Anger and the Good Girl


Life Athletes, hello and welcome to episode 182 of the Life Athletics podcast.

Today’s guest life athlete is Juna Mustad.

Juna Mustad is a Life and Relationship coach, an Intuitive, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner focused on helping you create healthy relationships, expand your emotional awareness, and embrace your full potential.

Her sessions skillfully weave the Hendricks Institute's whole body coaching techniques and Somatic Experiencing.

In addition, Juna is a corporate mindfulness coach, an author, and an expert in mindful anger. She works with companies, organizations, and individuals around the world, teaching and coaching emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and skills for building healthy and effective relationships.

In her career as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Juna has trained extensively in stress and trauma resolution. She offers an accessible, nonthreatening approach to creating a healthy relationship with the world’s most stigmatized emotion. She helps people unpack their beliefs about anger and skillfully uses mindfulness techniques to help them grow a balanced and holistic relationship with their anger.

In 2019, she’s set to release her book called The Good Girl’s Guide to Anger.

Connect with Juna here:

About the Book

Episode 181: Jackie Knechtel | Follow the Flow to Effortless Living


Life Athletes, hello and welcome to episode 181 of the Life Athletics podcast.

Today’s guest life athlete is Jackie Knechtel.

Jackie Knechtel is the co-founder of the Flow Consciousness Institute which holds cutting edge trainings, retreats, workshops and delivers transformational experiences worldwide. 

Jackie is a pioneer in the area of Flow and is the co-author of the forthcoming book Flow: The Art of Effortless Living. She is working to shift consciousness on a global scale through her speaking, coaching practice and by blending science and spirituality into practical tools for living an enlightened life. Her work has been featured on Forbes and Fast Company.

On this episode, Jackie and I - being both from the Western world - have grown up to be taught that all things worth having come from hard work. If it’s not difficult, it’s not going to amount to anything.

But there are so many ways we can live life - sans all the unnecessary effort. Jackie and her business partner look into life with a brighter perspective and achieving more by following the Flow.

Learn more about this concept via today’s episode.

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Episode 180: Nikki Rhodes | Unlocking Emotional Freedom through Sexuality


Life Athletes, hello and welcome to episode 180 of the Life Athletics podcast.

Today’s guest life athlete is Nikki Rhodes.

Nikki Rhodes is a passionate advocate for authentic relating and positive sexual education coaching both men and women. She has a degree in psychology, childbirth education and was a lecturer at the University of Auckland in Ancient Greek and Roman Medicine specialising on issues surrounding women's health and sexuality in the ancient world.  

A devoted traveller and student of life always, she continued her study of traditional Tantra in India earlier this year, as well as presenting workshops at Bali Spirit Festival, Byron Bay Spirit Festival and various retreats across Australia and New Zealand.

She is the co-founder of NZ Spirit Festival, an annual alcohol-free wellness, yoga, camping and music festival, Resolution NYE Festival and NZ Yoga Day under the events company NZ Spirit. She is the mother of three wild daughters and spends the Summer months in New Zealand and the Winter living in Bali.

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Episode 179: Matthew Solomon | All the Good Men

Life Athletes, hello and welcome to episode 179 of the Life Athletics podcast.

Today’s guest life athlete is Matthew Solomon.

Dubbed as the “coach for the modern soul,” Matthew has helped so many individuals unwrap their feelings toward the relationships they’re currently in and the way they communicate with the people surrounding them.

Matthew also contributes to the Good Men Project, which is a “glimpse of what enlightened masculinity might look like in the 21st century.” He has been quite vocal about his support for women, especially in the #MeToo movement, as well as protecting members of society against racism and sexism.

Connect with Matthew on www.coachwithmatthewsolomon.com.