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The Opening Door: Show 67- Martha Beck

Saturday, January 4th, 2014
If you have been feeling lost and overwhelmed by a world that feels more chaotic with less real connection, don’t miss this life changing conversation with Martha Beck.  Her profound wisdom based on ancient human traditions offers the tools to become your own “way-finder”, tools that will help you unlock your own potential for deep transformation in your own life and come home to your true, unafraid and purposeful self.   Martha is perhaps one of the wisest and most generous spiritual teachers in our lifetime.  Don’t miss this inspired conversation that could change your life.

beckMartha Beck grew up wanting to be an ecologist or a professor. However, after bearing three children while acquiring three Harvard degrees, I decided I’d rather just lie down for a few decades. During that time she became an author and life coach, and trains life coaches worldwide. She has also joined forces with people who repair wilderness ecosystems and indigenous communities in Africa. She has been a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine since its inception in 2000.  Her newest book In Finding Your Way in a Wild New World was released in Dec 2011.  

Her new book was released December 27, 2011, giving you something to read during Mayan end of days. (And the paperback will be released on January 1, 2013, which means we will have survived the Mayan end of days. Go, humans!) Regardless, it can feel like the end of days as many people are finding the world an increasing baffling and sometimes frightening place. I also think that ancient human traditions often offer solutions to this sort of turbulence. . Thank you, Dr. Beck.”

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The Opening Door: Show 66- Ian Kerner

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

kernerIan Kerner is a New York Times best-selling author of numerous books including She Comes First, Passionista and The Big Fun Sexy Sex Book amongst others. To read more about Ian’s print books, please click here. Ian appears frequently on the TODAY Show and also writes a weekly sex column for CNN. Ian is certified as a sexuality counselor by AASECT (the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors) and frequently addresses issues that are common to the “American bedroom.” He lives with his wife and two sons (and a pit-bull named Jitterbug) in New York City.

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The Opening Door- Show 65: Devi Ward

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Start the new year by Reclaiming your Sexual Self. Devi Ward is a true tantric with the devotion and experience to guide you back to a comforting and passionate relationship to your erotic self.   She has mastered the complexity of tantra and is able to communicate it effectively and clearly into The 5 Elements of Sensual Self-Expression and TantraFit, which will help you reclaim your full sexual potential as a woman.  Don’t miss this enlightening, provocative and sensual invitation into the heart of your erotic life.  

devi3-resized-198x300Devi Ward is a sexual educator, author and teacher. She has a gift of helping women to get in touch with the most sacred part of themselves. She has an incredible ability to make women feel safe as they explore their cultural programming about their bodies and their sexuality. Her teachings can help transform a woman’s relationship to her body and her sexuality. In addition, they can help transform a woman’s sexual relationship with a loved one. Devi is a  Certified Tantric Healer, Certified Authentic Tantra™ Educator , and a qualified Tantrika of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage of Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism.

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The Opening Door- Show 64: Tammy Nelson

Saturday, December 14th, 2013
 Are you having problems with you sex life?  Recovering from an affair?  Then you don’t want to  miss this enlightening and provocative conversation with one of America’s leading sex therapists and author, Tammy Nelson.  She has helped thousands of people get the sex they want and rethink their sexual agreements for a more passionate and healthy intimate life.

Tammy-bio-pic2Tammy Nelson, LPC is a licensed psychotherapist and author with over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples. In her private practice she helps couples increase the passion in their relationship using empathic dialogue and other forms of intimate communication. She holds a PhD in Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, and a Masters of Science Degree in Art Therapy and Psychology, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Sexologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexologists, a Registered Art Therapist, and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as a Certified Imago therapist, an Advanced Clinician and Certified Imago workshop presenter. Tammy is the founder and Director of the Center for Healing in Connecticut, a holistic psychotherapy center providing psychotherapy, massage, hypnosis, as well as groups, workshops and classes that support a balanced, holistic lifestyle. Tammy is the author of several books including “The New Monogamy”, “Getting the Sex You Want” and “Whats Eating You?” She travels world wide to train therapists, doctors and health practitioners. Her passion is to help couples increase their connection regardless of boredom or conflict. Tammy works with clients of all genders, sexual identities and ages to re-charge their relationships and create long term connection.

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The Opening Door- Show 63: Jamye Waxman

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Don’t miss this real talk about your most intimate relationships.  Jamye Waxman, sex educator extraordinaire illuminates not only how to bring a little zing to your romantic relating but also how to communicate about your sexual desires and explore fantasy as rocket fuel for passion.   Demystifying orgasm, why it matters and when it shouldn’t are also on the docket.   Tune in for a booster shot of passion and fun for an evocative talk you don’t want to miss!
 

JamyeWaxman_StacieJoy Dropbox.appJamye Waxman is currently the sex educator for Lovers, A Touch of Romance and Condom Revolution. She is also the CGO of gams.org, a website devoted to sexual pleasure, health and orgasms. She is currently working on her MA in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University and her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University.  In addition to being a sex writer, author, blogger, video host, producer and director, Jamye Waxman, M.Ed.,  is a well-known and sought after educator and lecturer in the field of human sexuality and relationships.  Jamye utilizes her Masters in Sex Education and her recent SFSI certification to discuss pleasure, sex education and how people relate to each other, both in love and in life.

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The Opening Door- Show 62: Wendy Walsh

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Tired of the endless dating game and hook ups? Don’t miss this enlightening conversation about detoxing your imtimate life with Dr Wendy Walsh, psychologist and author of the The 30-Day Love Detox.  Listen as she shares this simple yet revolutionary road map to finding lasting love in a modern world.  Our conversation melds scientific research, anthropological truths, and proven techniques to help you lift your expectations and reality to finding the love you want and give up the junk food guys…
wendy-walshDr. Wendy Walsh is a leading expert and author on sex and relationships. Each week, she delivers insights into the psychology of sex, love, gender roles, parenting and other human behaviors on national television shows such as CNN, Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor” and Investigation Discovery’s “Happily Never After.” As resident expert at DatingAdvice.com, no subject is taboo in her popular advice column. She brought her trademark no-holds-barred style to season four of the Doctors and the show was nominated for a 2012 daytime Emmy award. Dr. Walsh has written three books including “The Boyfriend Test,” “The Girlfriend Test” and the best-selling “The 30-Day Love Detox.” Dr. Walsh also lectures on evolutionary psychology and human mating strategies at California State University Channel Islands. She holds a B.A. in Journalism, a Masters degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, The Ricki Lake Show and The View.
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The Opening Door- Show 61: Valerie Alexander

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Learning the language of happiness is no different than learning Greek or Chinese argues Valerie Alexander, author of Happiness as a Second Language.  From identifying the colors of your own happy moods to applying the vigorous practice verbs of becoming happy, Valerie has written the text book on the practical matter of becoming happier.   Her thoughtful and entertaining approach to creating a more positive and fulfilled life is worth studying.  Don’t miss this talk that will make you think about how to speak with your heart.

Valerie AlexanderValerie Alexander is the author of acclaimed self-help book, “Happiness as a Second Language,” and the founder and head writer of the popular blog, Speak Happiness.A working screenwriter since 2001, Valerie has written for Joel Schumacher, Catherine Zeta Jones, Ice Cube, and others.  She directed the award-winning short film Making the Cut, and is the creator, producer and director of “The Wedding Matters,” “Say I Do,” and “Life Support,” three successful commercial campaigns in support of marriage equality.

Prior to becoming a writer-director and author, Valerie was a corporate securities lawyer, an investment banker and an Internet executive in the Silicon Valley.  She lectures around the country with her entertaining talks, “How Women Can Succeed in Hollywood (Despite Having Female Brains)” and “Speak Happiness! A Workshop for Learning Happiness as a Second Language.”

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The Opening Door- Show 60: Joseph Goldstein

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Waking up is the only real task of our life time and finding a teacher to bring the  esoteric teachings of meditation and mindfulness to life is a gift.  Joseph Goldstein gentle wisdom will guide you in everything from the the relationship between motivation and effort,  living peacefully with impermanence and not personalizing our challenges.  This is a program not to be missed if you are looking for a practical guide to mindfulness, Joseph is the guide you have been waiting for to wake up your life.

Joseph-GoldsteinJoseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

Joseph first became interested in Buddhism as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in 1965. Since 1967 he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma and Tibet. He is the author of A Heart Full of PeaceOne Dharma: The Emerging Western BuddhismInsight Meditation: The Practice of FreedomThe Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.

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The Opening Door- Show 59: Tammy Nelson

Saturday, November 9th, 2013
 Are you having problems with you sex life?  Recovering from an affair?  Then you don’t want to  miss this enlightening and provocative conversation with one of America’s leading sex therapists and author, Tammy Nelson.  She has helped thousands of people get the sex they want and rethink their sexual agreements for a more passionate and healthy intimate life.

Tammy-bio-pic2Tammy Nelson, LPC is a licensed psychotherapist and author with over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples. In her private practice she helps couples increase the passion in their relationship using empathic dialogue and other forms of intimate communication. She holds a PhD in Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, and a Masters of Science Degree in Art Therapy and Psychology, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Sexologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexologists, a Registered Art Therapist, and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as a Certified Imago therapist, an Advanced Clinician and Certified Imago workshop presenter. Tammy is the founder and Director of the Center for Healing in Connecticut, a holistic psychotherapy center providing psychotherapy, massage, hypnosis, as well as groups, workshops and classes that support a balanced, holistic lifestyle. Tammy is the author of several books including “The New Monogamy”, “Getting the Sex You Want” and “Whats Eating You?” She travels world wide to train therapists, doctors and health practitioners. Her passion is to help couples increase their connection regardless of boredom or conflict. Tammy works with clients of all genders, sexual identities and ages to re-charge their relationships and create long term connection.

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The Opening Door- Show 58: Mirabai Starr

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
How we face our dark nights of the soul defines our life course and not just the moments of deep crisis.  Mirabai Starr, author and translator for ancient mystic teachers shares her timeless wisdom with compassion.   Mirabai’s latest work with the ancient saints Francis De Assisi and St Theresa offers compelling insights into how love and connection surrounds you.  Don’t miss this tender and optimistic look into your own heart.
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Mirabai Starr teaches philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico, and is the author author of the forthcoming books, St. Theresa of Avila: Passionate Mystic (on sale Nov. 2014) and Saint Francis of Assisi: Brother of Creation.  She has also authored  new translations of Dark Night of the Soul  (Riverhead, 2002) and The Interior Castle (Riverhead, 2003). She is also the author of God of Love (Monkfish, 2012). She lives in Taos, New Mexico.
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