Ready for Love with Nikki Leigh Love Coach
Connection in a Time of Disconnection with Edie Weinstein
December 9, 2022
Over the last several years, we’ve become more aware of the need or the lack of touch in our lives with the presence of Covid in the world. Since the government told us not to reach out and touch others, it is amazing how aware we become of touching, connecting and speaking to other people. After a year or more of being told to avoid or limit our exposure to others, how do we reconnect with friends, family, co-workers and strangers that we have to be around? How do we compensate for limitations of touch and connection that we may have in our lives? How do we increase the connections and touch in our lives? My guest, Edie Weinstein and I discuss these topics and much more in this show. Below I share details about when the show airs, and how to listen to it. The replay will be posted after the premiere airs. You can find out much more about my guest below and her recent TedX Talk is also embedded below.
Premiering Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT

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Some Topics and Questions We Discuss –

What prepared you for the work you are doing now?

Why is connection important to us as human beings?

You had a life-changing experience on October 1st when you delivered your first TEDx talk called Overcoming the Taboo of Touch. Can you please share a bit about the path you took to get there?

What makes touch an essential nutrient?

Why is consent a necessary aspect of healthy touch?

Please talk about Hugmobsters Armed With Love and how a health event helped it to spread worldwide.

You and a friend created a Facebook group and a movement called Bucks County Kind. Please tell us about this group and the importance of engaging in acts of kindness.


Love Ambassador, Opti-Mystic & Bliss Mistress

Edie delights in inviting people to live rich, full, juicy lives. She is an internationally recognized, sought-after, colorfully creative journalist, interviewer, author and editor, a dynamic and inspiring speaker, licensed social worker and interfaith minister, BLISS coach, event producer, certified Laughter Yoga Leader, certified Cuddle Party facilitator, and Cosmic Concierge.  Edie is the founder of Hug Mobsters Armed With Love, which offers FREE HUGS events worldwide on a planned and spontaneous basis.

She speaks on the subjects of wellness, relationships, trauma recovery, addiction, mental health, spirituality, sexuality, loss and grief.

Edie presented her first TEDx talk called Overcoming the Taboo of Touch on 10/1/2022 at TEDx Faurot Park in Lima, Ohio.

Edie is the author of The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary and co-author of Embraced By the Divine: The Emerging Woman’s Gateway to Power, Passion and Purpose.  She has also contributed to several anthologies and personal growth books, including Taming the Anger Dragon: From Pissed Off to Peaceful.

 Her work has been seen in Beliefnet,  Elephant Journal  Psych Central, The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project,  as well as a growing number of other publications.

Over the past 30 years, she has had the honor of interviewing His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Louise Hay, Judith Orloff, Debbie Ford, Arielle Ford, don Miguel Ruiz, Wayne Dyer, Bernie Siegel, Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson, Grover Washington, Jr., Dan Millman, Ram Dass, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Weaver, Mariel Hemingway, Ben & Jerry and SARK.

In the last four decades, she has worked with those who have been diagnosed with life-altering conditions, including mental health issues, cardiac disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, infertility, end-stage conditions, eating disorders, addiction, traumatic brain injury, stroke, depression, and anxiety. She focuses on her clients’ resilience and assists them in developing a solid toolkit of coping skills. As both a clinician and a patient, she is aware of what it is like to be on the other side of the treatment relationship and can be of service to the patient, their caregivers, as well as the treatment team. Edie can address the issues that arise such as body image, trauma, sexuality, relationship changes, vulnerability, change in physical or cognitive ability, aging, end-of-life issues, and communicating needs.

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