Into The Dawn
A provactive podcast that looks at all things taboo, such as grief, addictions, suicide, sex, intimacy and more. Each week, I talk with people who successfully investigate their areas of interest. We discuss how they overcame adversity and the ways in which they work to share that wisdom with others.
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Testosterone versus Estrogen
Continuing my conversation with John Gray, we dive into all the tools one needs to understand testosterone and estrogens roles when it comes to connecting. Tune in to learn how to heal your emotions, connect deeper with your partner, and why boundaries are so important.
Why men and women need space
In this two part episode I chat with John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. Tune in to better understand how to have a deeper connection with the opposite sex, why testosterone and estrogen are pivotal to understand, and ultimately what makes relationships last or fall apart.
Anxiety is for the living, peace is for the dying
In this episode, I chat with Rabbi Steve Leder, author of The Beauty of What Remains. Listen in to learn how death can teach us about living, why honest conversations are imperative for healing and what grief actually looks like.
Smart funny tortured
In this episode, I chat with Paul Chamberlain the cofounder of Cerebral Itch Agency. Tune in to hear how his breakdown has led him to the understanding of how the old modality of business no longer works, and how the new modality can sustain you.
If you're not laughing, you're crying
In this episode I talk with Lisa Sundstedt, a writer and comedian. Listen in to hear her how her struggle growing up without the love she desired created trauma which led to addictions, and how she uses that to fuel her comedy and help many women fulfill their dreams.
Ayahuasca and the aftermath
In this episode, I chat with Kat Courtney, who has experienced ayahuasca over 1,000 times. Tune in to learn is it a drug or a medicine, what it’s designed for, what can be expected when drinking it, and some of the negative effects that can occur.
Predators: pedophiles and their victims
In this episode, I chat with Dr. Anna Salter who has a Ph.D in clinical psychology. Listen in to hear why predators and pedophiles act, how to look for the signs, and what all parents need to know in order to keep their children safe.
How to be a Badass in the kitchen
In this episode, I talk with Elana Horwich, the author of Meal and a Spiel. Tune in to hear Elana's experience with psychedelics, depression and anxiety, and moving into an intuitive chef who creates love and connection with her food.
Ending forced marriages and honour abuse/killings
In this episode, I chat with Jasvinder Sanghera, a survivor of forced marriage. Listen in to hear Jasvinder's visceral experience of why she was disowned at age 16 for standing up for what she thought was right, and why the honour system should no longer be in place.
Sustaining Relationships with self, partner, and kids during challenging times
In this episode, I chat with Lauren Dummit Schock, a licensed marriage, family therapist, and addiction therapist. Tune in to learn why novelty in relationships is a must and how to keep it, how to deal with kids distant learning, and tools to navigate depression.
Sex: how to take it from good to great
In this episode, I talk with Ken Blackman, who is a sex and intimacy coach. We dive into why men want sex and women want love is wrong. Why women need to speak up and be willing to hurt the male ego, and what men want, but don't consciously know.
Open love 101- Swinging lifestyle
In this episode, I chat with John and Jackie Melfi about their open/swinging lifestyle. We discuss how their relationship works, what it looks like to be with a play partner, and how this lifestyle choice has created the deepest emotional intimacy either one of them has experienced.
Wrongfully Incarcerated - Life lessons learned
In this episode, I talk with Franky Carillo, who was wrongfully convicted of two life sentences for murder. Tune in to hear his story and how he learned the most important life lessons in prison.
Surviving female genital mutilation
In this episode, I talk with Asha Ismail, who underwent FGM at age 5. Listen in to hear her story, why this is still being practiced and how she's dedicated her life to end it.
Anxiety, depression, PTSD and the tools to cope
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, who is a clinical psychologist with 20 years of expertise in anxiety and related disorders. Tune in to learn how to manage anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and hypochondria.
Getting comfortable with being uncomforatable
In this episode, I talk with Paul VanDevelder, an author, journalist and writer. Listen in to hear Paul’s story on how he navigated through a career in journalism, to becoming an alcoholic and drug addict, and how he came through on the other side.
Reiki healing and tarot cards for spiritual healing
In this episode, I interview Ginger Pullman, a Los Angeles based reiki healer and tarot card reader. Listen in to learn tools to keep your mental, emotional and spiritual health fine tuned.
Losing a loved one to suicide
In this episode, I interview Jayne Amelia Larson. Listen in to hear how her brother's suicide left her and her family with shame, guilt, isolation and now 40 years later, she is finally dealing with it.
Sex trafficking revealed and one woman's fight to end it
In this episode, I interview Dr. Lois Lee. Tune in to hear her journey, from rescuing 250 girls off the street and giving them a home, to creating solutions globally to end sex trafficking.
Being a black police officer at this pinnacle time
In this episode, I interview lieutenant Jerald Pryor. Listen in to hear him share his experience as a black police officer and the solutions he thinks it'll take to end police brutality.
Dissecting toxic masculinity and how to transform it
In this episode, I interview Kerry Rhodes. As an ex NFL football player, he was immersed in the toxic culture of a boys' club. Listen in to hear Kerry share what that culture was like, how he knew it was toxic and how he challenges that paradigm with his mindset now.
Divided Science on Covid-19
In this episode, I interview Dr. Jeffrey Barke. He shares his narrative and 30 years experience as a primary care doctor. Tune in to hear what Dr. Barke's take is on the lockdown, incentives from government, what would should do to ensure our mental and physical well being through this pandemic and more.
The ego can work for us or against us
In this episode, I interview Lisa Haisha, a TV Host, Author, Business & Life Coach, Global Influencer. Listen in to catch Lisa’s powerful journey as she shares her solutions to overcoming the ego by using the imposter model in order to move forward in your life with clarity.
Exploring Ayahuasca and it's taboos
In this episode, I interview Dr. Jeff McNairy. Tune in to hear Jeff share the truth about this plant medicine and how it effects your emotional and mental health.
What life as a CIA officer truly looks like
In this episode, I interview Darrell Blocker. Listen in to hear Darrell share how he caught terrorists, what terrorists really want and his journey in the CIA for 32 years.
Sexual Assault and healing tools
In this episode, I interview Melissa Barker. Tune in to hear Melissa share her encounter with sexual assault and how her trauma fueled her to create an online community for survivors, who are struggling.
Being transgender and breaking taboos
In this episode, I interview Janae Marie Kroc. Listen in to hear Janae's story of how she hid most of her life, to now living her truth as a transgender women and how it's impacted herself and others.
The Process of grieving: Acceptance
In this episode, I interview certified grief counselor, Fran Solomon. Tune in to learn about the inevitable pain associated with loss, and the tools to help us move through it gracefully.
The million dollar question: how do we fall in love?
In this episode I interview Lauren Dummit, a licensed sex therapist, sex addiction therapist and trauma therapist. Tune in to take a deep dive into all the things we need to know about trauma, addictions, sex, and lasting love.
The cause can be the cure- Optimal Health
In this episode, I interview the certified health nut, Troy Casey. Join us to learn about the 9 pillars for optimal health, and immediate tools you can start implementing into your life.
what is True intimacy and how do we get it?
In this episode I interview Roman Wyden, an intimacy coach. Vulnerabilty, cheating, open relationships, we unpack it all . Tune in to get in’s and out’s to creating more fulfilling relationships.
Priest and the sexual trauma
In this episode, I interview Father Brian Reedy. Take a deep dive into the life of a priest, and listen in to find out why there's so much sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church.
Relating to Narcissism in a different way
In this episode, I interview Dr. Kate Balestrieri, Licensed Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist. Listen as we unpack everything you need to know about narcissism. Why narcissists are the most fragile individuals and Is there a difference between confidence and narcissism?
the opposite of suicide is connection
In this episode, I interview Brian Stefan, a certified suicide counselor, who has worked with the LA mayor's crisis response team and suicide response team. Tune in as we dive into what is underneath suicide and the solutions to help cure this misunderstood taboo.