Ready for Love with Nikki Leigh Love Coach
Nikki Leigh is an award-winning author, a Certified Love and Relationship Coach and the host of Ready for Love Radio, the international radio show, streamed to 196 countries each week on New Visions Radio ( The show has over 350 shows in the website archive as June 2021. She will celebrate 8 years on air on September 1, 2021. Nikki’s experience as a love coach tackles a wide variety of topics pertaining to love, relationships, intimacy and sex, including ones that can be very difficult to discuss personally or professionally. She shares these messages through her blog, her books, coaching, her Love, Accept and Respect Yourself Program and her Ready for Love Radio show. All information can be found on Combine her work with her experience as a coach, an interviewer and radio host, and it is a winning combination for her Ready for Love radio show. It has created a successful radio show that has endeared her to millions of loyal listeners around the world and enabled her to attract feature guests with many different expertise, including a number of nationally and internationally known experts in their field. Love Coach Journey Blog – Ready for Love Radio – Email Nikki –
Crafting Healthy Masculinity with Frank Paul Vignola
June 2, 2023 • 62 MIN
In the media and on social media, we hear plenty of people talking about “toxic masculinity”. However, we don’t hear many talking about “healthy masculinity”. I think we should be and need to talk about “healthy masculinity” and we’re going to kick that discussion off right here, with my guest Frank Paul Vignola. He is a man’s life coach and he is the author of Crafting Masculinity. We invite you to join us for our discussion about his story, his coaching, and how to have healthy masculinity. (Replay times and the replayer will be posted below in case you miss the premiere.
Self Actualization Thru Kink with Master Joshua
May 26, 2023 • 61 MIN
“I do not have the answers, but I have the right questions to help people find the answers for themselves.” That is one of the most empowering statements I have ever heard and it’s part of tonight’s show. It was made by Master Joshua during our interview. He works with people to help them rid themselves of shame and to discover themselves. “The experiences we’ll share, you and I, form a process of self-actualization. This process isn’t about achieving goals or overcoming obstacles, though that’s often a part of it. The actualization I speak of entails embracing who you are on one hand, and becoming who you need to be on the other.” I hope you will join us for this fascinating conversation.
Swipe Right Effect with C K Collins
May 19, 2023 • 54 MIN
What should you do when a relationship ends? What is the right decision for you when a spouse cheats? How do you decide how to get unstuck when your life seems to be going nowhere? Are you one of the people who has faced or is facing these questions? Maybe you have a friend who is in one of these situations and you want to help them, If so, you need to tune in to this show and learn about The Swipe Right Effect and my guest C K Collins, also known as Kelly.
The Status Game with Mark Bradford
May 12, 2023 • 60 MIN
How do you determine how you understand yourself? How do you choose the people you are attracted to and who are your friends? There could be many different answers to those questions. My guest today is Mark Bradford and he says that the answers are based on “status”. He explains this in his Status Game, book series and we’re going to talk about his thoughts on this show. Join us, see what you think, and feel free to share your thoughts.
Exploring Somatic Pleasure with James Humecky
May 5, 2023 • 60 MIN
What is Somatic Pleasure? I am going all the way to Hawaii to find a great resource for the answer to that interesting and sensual question. His name is James Humecky and he brings decades of experience to the profession. I recently met James and knew he had to be a guest on Ready for Love Radio. He has so much great wisdom to share with us. We will begin to tap into that wisdom on this show and start to get to know him. I will give you a hint about “Somatic Pleasure” – 1 – living an authentically embodied life and 2 – revealing/liberating our creative/sensual/sexual nature through sensation-based awareness. We’ll dig into this and much more on the show. Join us and if you can’t, definitely check out the replay which will be posted on
Awakening the Soul of Power with Christian de la Huerta
April 28, 2023 • 62 MIN
How do you define or identify a hero? Do you feel that you are a hero? My guest, Christian de la Huerta, is the author of Awakening the Soul of Power. Awakening the Soul of Power, the first book in the Calling All Heroes series rethinks what heroism means in the 21st century and reveals practical tools to help you embark on a journey to personal freedom. If you long for healthier relationships and a life filled with meaning and purpose, this book holds the keys to unlocking the secrets of personal empowerment and unleashing your inner hero. Join us for this fascinating conversation… (More information about the book –
Finding Your Super Power with Michelle Chappell
April 21, 2023 • 59 MIN
Did you know that each one of us have our own Super Power? My guest, Michelle Chappel says that we do and she’s with me this week to talk about what they can be and how we can find them. She is a psychologist and a singer/songwriter and she’s going to share the story on how she went from Princeton to being a singer and much more.
Aphrodisiacs in Your Garden with Melinda Joy Miller
April 21, 2023 • 61 MIN
Spring is in the air and it is time to start thinking about our gardens and our plants. That’s why I planned to have Melinda Joy Miller back to talk about Shamanic Gardening. She suggested we should talk about aphrodisiacs and sustainable gardening. She also suggests that we all have a bit of a Shaman within us. On this show, let’s delve into our inner shaman and our sensual side and learn more about aphrodisiacs and about how to garden in a more sustainable way. The conversation will take some interesting directions… definitely plan to join us and the replay will air over the weekend and will be embedded below for you and your friends. I’ll also be sharing it on an interesting website I have that might be of interest and that is looking for contributors – feel free to take a look (
Brave Voices with Cheryle Gail Grace
April 14, 2023 • 60 MIN
This is the mission of my guest this week – “ Brave Voices educates, inspires, supports and mobilizes adults, families and communities to Think, Listen, Learn and Speak Up before a child is harmed. End the silence that perpetuates the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse. For those who where harmed as children, Brave Voices is a place to be heard, and to share their lived experience, wisdom, strength and hope on Archive Storycorps and the Library of Congress.” Tune in with me, to meet Cheryle Gail Grace the founder of Brave Voices. It’s a great cause that you should know more about! And, I’m very happy to share this with you. (
Love Life After Loss with Marie Alessi
April 7, 2023 • 60 MIN
Marie Alessi has chosen to dedicate her journey to changing the narrative of grief. After losing her husband to a brain aneurysm, she founded the Movement “Loving Life After Loss” and now inspires others in processing their loss, by being a shining example of choosing Love over falling apart. Marie Alessi joins me to share her story, the journey it inspired and the unexpected twists and turns it has taken. Please join us for her inspiring story and share her TedX talk in the video even before the show airs. It is posted just below. The show premiers Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT. Full details are below. (
Our Transgender Journey with Christina Anne
March 31, 2023 • 61 MIN
What would you do or say if your child or a child you care about came to you and asked for your support when they transition? It could happen and your response will be critical. And your next moves will also be very important for both of you. This week on this show, I have a conversation with “Christina Anne” about her journey with her child. She started a blog to share their experiences and she decided to turn the blog into a book to share with other parents to help them. The book is titled Our Transgender Journey. Feel free to join us – I learned some interesting things and look forward to sharing them with you.
How to Get Your Man to Wear the Pants
March 24, 2023 • 58 MIN
Does it frustrate you when your partner won’t step up and make decisions? If it does – you aren’t alone. My guest this week on Ready for Love Radio, is Elliott Katz, the author of Being the Strong Man a Woman Wants: Timeless wisdom on being a man. Women who read that book asked for advice on HOW to get their men to “wear the pants” in their relationship. So, he’s back today to talk about his new book How to Get Your Man to Wear the Pants… So You Don’t Have to Inspiring him to make more decisions, take the lead and Stop Leaving it all to you! Is there a secret to getting your partner to “wear the pants” in your relationship? Tune in and we’ll share insights to help you! There are a couple of other relevant podcasts shared at the bottom of the page that you might enjoy too – one with Elliott Katz about his earlier book, which we mention on this show and my show with my friend Ray Powers last week when we discussed relationships.
Open Discussion About Relationships with Ray Powers
March 17, 2023 • 60 MIN
This week on Ready for Love Radio, host Nikki Leigh, has an open conversation about relationships with Ray Powers, program director of New Visions Radio. Listeners may also know him as the host of The Ray Powers Hour which has aired before Ready for Love Radio for the last six years on Thursday nights. We’re great friends and “partners in crime” and on this show, we’ll have very open conversation about our thought about relationships. Tune in and join us – you never know what either of us will say.
Bonding-Based Lovemaking with Carolin Hauser
March 10, 2023 • 55 MIN
This week my guest is a relationship expert who offers a range of specialties to help couples improve their relationships and find their ways back to one another. Many times on the show, I have said that the brain is the largest sex organ. That comment will take on a new meaning in this show as we discuss the brain and how it works in our relationships. We discuss how Dopamine and Oxytocin affect us and much more. We also discuss bonding-based lovemaking and the differences between making love for pleasure and for procreating… it’s an interesting conversation. My guest, Carolin Hauser, also shares tips and resources to help us find out how to enjoy both forms of lovemaking and much more. Won’t you join us…
Divine Messy Human with Amanda Kate
March 3, 2023 • 60 MIN
Do any of these things sound familiar? “The first sign things were not completely right was highlighted shortly after having children when physical symptoms appeared including a lack of restful, good-quality sleep and general lack of ability to function “normally”. As with a great number of new moms, I put it down to having 2 young children and a husband who worked away from Monday to Friday and spent much of the weekend pursuing his own interests. In around 2013 things intensified and I found myself needing 3-hour naps in the afternoon to get through the day – a very unlikely behavior for someone who was usually a motivated, self-starter with loads of energy. As with many people in our modern life, I ignored the signs and pushed on through putting it down to the “changing weather” or a “phase” I was going through.” My guest, Amanda Kate, found the answers and much more. We’ll share them with you on this show – premiering Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT (US). The recording will be posted below at 10 pm ET, right after the show ends.
Exquisite Partnerships with Veronica Monet
February 24, 2023 • 59 MIN
I welcome Veronica Monet to Ready for Love radio. We will talk about her background, how she got into coaching and much more. Our discussion focuses on the needs of both partners, what the male and female within the relationship need and want and how to go about communicating and attaining those things within the relationship. We will also share a “sensate focus” lovework (homework) project at the end that originated with Masters & Johnson. (The sex researchers that you may have heard about… ) Check below for more information about our interview.
Long-Term Relationships with Andre Paradis
February 17, 2023 • 62 MIN
What does it take for a healthy and successful long-term relationship? Love, respect, passion, equality, partnership, money, lots of material possessions, children, I could go on all day listing possible things that could be the things that are needed – and I’m sure everyone that reads this has definite ideas about what is and is not needed. And, there are many different perspectives about what is right and wrong about what is needed. This week, my guest, Andre Paradis and I, discuss his perspective on what is needed to have a successful long-term relationship. I welcome your thoughts in the comment section of the show page ( about our discussion.
Healthy Habits for Less Anxiety with Cathy Hannah Perez
February 10, 2023 • 58 MIN
We know there will be some degree of anxiety in our lives. That comes with being a human being. But can we lessen the amount of anxiety and should we? What role does curiosity play in anxiety? Curiosity? Yes. I know that may sound unusual, but it does make a difference and my guest this week has an interesting perspective about curiosity and anxiety that I think you will find interesting. Join Cathy Hannah Perez and me and let’s see what we can do about anxiety in our lives. (If you missed the show last week, the content this week compliments it very well and you may want to hear both. That show is archived here –
Life Design with Shana Francesca
February 3, 2023 • 60 MIN
What does it mean to have a Life Design? We discuss that on this episode of Ready for Love Radio with my guest Shana Francesca. It is an interesting concept and it’s also interesting to hear how she made the shift from interior design to life design. Join us for this and much more. Details below on the topics and questions we will discuss and the dates and times you can hear the show, plus an archive of the show will be posted.
Post Betrayal Transformation with Dr Debi Silber
January 27, 2023 • 45 MIN
Have you been betrayed? My guest, Dr Debi Silber, shares fascinating information today. She reached out to me about being a guest, and after watching her TexX Talks, I had to have her on. Those talks are included below so you can watch them too. In one, she talks about betrayal and in the other she talks about self-sabotage. Both are fascinating topics and she shares interesting information. Will you join us? The show airs 4 times on and the TuneIn app. If those days and times aren’t good for you, the replay will be posted below after the show premieres on Thursday night.
Stop Stretching with Yogi Aaron
January 20, 2023 • 51 MIN
One of the most sought-after teachers today, Yogi Aaron is trailblazing a new path in the world of yoga. Known for his unorthodox perspectives on stretching and flexibility and how both cause more harm than good, his teachings aim to help as many people as possible live a pain-free life so they can realize yoga’s true intentions. On this show, Yogi Aaron is my guest, and we’re going to discuss his revolutionary and unconventional yogic ideas. You will learn new things about how your body works. I confess that I know very little about yoga. But, I have gone to chiropractors for many years and I managed a chiropractor’s office for several years and learned quite a bit about the body. So, when Yogi Aaron contacted me about being a guest, and wanted to discuss his book “Stop Stretching”, I was definitely intrigued. Let’s dive into why he says we should stop stretching, how he came to that conclusion and what we should do instead. (I’ll let you know now, I’ve extended an invitation to accept listener questions and to invite him back for a question and answer session to discuss questions listeners send for him. Send them to
Love Like a Man with Guy Blaise
January 13, 2023 • 59 MIN
Guy Blaise, the author of Love Like the French, is back with a handbook for the American men who are ready to understand romance and to make a real connection with their partner. In October of 2019, Guy was a guest on Ready for Love Radio to talk about his book, Love Like the French (the interview is at the bottom of the page). We had a great talk and he shared great information. On this show, he’s back to share more thoughts about how to Love Like a Man and we will have a great talk again. Join us – the show premieres Thursday night, January 12th and will replay each night over the weekend. (If you miss the show on air, the replay will be shared below, after 10 pm ET on Thursday the 12th.)
Tips for Long-Term Relationships with Carolyn Howard Johnson
January 6, 2023 • 59 MIN
I sit down with my long-time friend Carolyn Howard Johnson to talk about her 60+ year marriage and about their relationship. Here are a few of the things we’ll discuss —
What YOU NEED to Know About Human Trafficking
December 30, 2022 • 56 MIN
On this podcast we discuss a serious topic that many people know few facts about. That topic is human trafficking – sexual trafficking and labor trafficking. The stats will shock you and disgust. It is a much more prevalent concern than most people realize. I saw a notice that Nancy Hartwell was available to be interviewed about human trafficking and it seemed like a unique topic, but I had no idea about the scope of the problem until I started doing some research for the show. Do you remember the story of the man in Cleveland Ohio that kept 3 young women hostage for years? That is just one of many stories throughout the country. I highly recommend people tune in to learn more and to be more aware of what’s happening around us. I would bet the people on that street in Cleveland wish they had had any idea what was happening next door to them…
Changing the World One Orgasm at a Time
December 23, 2022 • 59 MIN
On Ready for Love radio this week, I talk with Michael Schuessler about how he helps people to improve their love lives and sex life. He also helps people to understand that it all begins with learning to love ourselves and to give to our lovers….
More Love and Joy in Your Life
December 16, 2022 • 64 MIN
Do you want/need for Love and Joy in your life? Even when we are happy in our lives, who would turn down more love and joy? I wouldn’t! My guest on this show is Melinda Joy Miller. I first heard about Melinda Joy, when Susan Kaye and I were writing Am I Normal If? She has worked and studied with Melinda Joy and learned much from her. about the Sacred teachings of the Ancient Seneca traditions, Melinda Joy learned from Grandma Twlyah over the years. When I heard about that… I had to talk with her. We talk about Love and Joy this evening and I’ve scheduled to have her come back in April 2023 to discuss Shamanic Gardening, in time for gardening season. (Let me know if you’d be interested in a follow-up show for your questions.
Connection in a Time of Disconnection with Edie Weinstein
December 9, 2022 • 60 MIN
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.
Be the Strong Man a Woman Wants
December 2, 2022 • 54 MIN
What do women want? We tackle that age-old question on Ready for Love RadioBeing the Strong Man a Woman Wants Do women want a bad boy? Do women want a nice guy? Do women want to “rule the roost”? Or – do they want a strong man who will take the lead, and be someone she can love and respect? You will have to listen in to see what author, Elliott Katz has to say on the topic. Stick around to the end, and I’ll share the first couple 8-10 pages of the book with you…
Dysfunctional Holidays and Family Gatherings
November 25, 2022 • 59 MIN
Do you plan to have time with your family, extended family and friends over the Thanksgiving weekend? Are you spending time with family and friends for Christmas and New Years? Do these times make you apprehensive about spending this time together? Let me tell you - YOU are NOT ALONE! Several years ago, Leslie Beth Wish, Kristy Heart, Georg Hegelmann and I did a radio show about family relationships and the holidays. During the last part of the show I got the idea to take the questions from the show and turn those, and a few more questions, into a book to help people who stress over the holidays. I asked LeslieBeth and Kristy if they wanted to join me. Then I asked a few other former guests if they wanted to join us. When we were done we have 6 coaches and therapists, over 120 pages of tips and suggestions and a LOT of information to help you prepare for the holidays with your family and friends. Dysfunctional Family Gatherings and the Holidays Kindle ($2.99) - Paperback ($8.97) -
Difficult People and Difficult Relationships with Hijackals
November 18, 2022 • 59 MIN
Difficult people are often just a part of life, but some people are more difficult than others. There are times when we need to take a close look at our relationship and determine if we need to make changes and take action for our well-being. This is especially true for parents. My guest Dr Rhoberta Shaler will explain how to identify what she calls “Hijackals”. We will look at how they effect us, what we need to do about them, and much more. She is also offering a free gift below. This is a show that I would encourage people to share with friends or family that may need to hear it. As always a replay of the show will be posted below after the show airs. My show is also on many podcast directories – just look for Ready for Love Radio with Nikki Leigh, Love Coach. Shows are posted weekly, by Friday morning.
What is GSRD with Dr Lori Beth Bisbey
November 11, 2022 • 56 MIN
We are all familiar with the typical marriage between a man and a woman and we all know the term LGBTQ. There are many forms of so-called “alternative relationships” that people are becoming more and more familiar with all the time. There is a fairly new term, GSRD. On this show, we’ll discuss GSRD and what it includes and what it means with my guest, Dr Lori Beth Bisbey.
Lady Shepsa Sensual Goddess
November 4, 2022 • 54 MIN
Lady Shepsa Jones is my guest on this Ready for Love podcast. She is a sensual goddess and teaches other women how to release their inner sensual goddess too. Visit Lady Shepsa’s website to get your FREE Juju Woman Bundle
Wake Up Your Life with Doris Roper
October 29, 2022 • 29 MIN
Tune in to hear my interview with author and consultant Doris Roper about her experiences that led her to write Wake Up Your Life! Her relationships were truly different. Would you believe the same woman “stole” 3 men that were in Doris’ life. In the book she calls them Tom, Dick and Harry – not their real names.
Cate Osburn Talks About Neurodivergency and ADHD
October 28, 2022 • 58 MIN
About six months ago I heard the word neurodivergent for the first time. The definition I heard was sort of limited and it left me fairly confused. Recently I received a press release from a friend that mentioned neurodivergency and Cate Osburn and I was intrigued. So, you know me, I had to invite her to come on the show to explain it to us. Catie is with us today and we’ll talk about neurodivergency, ADHD, and much more. You may recognize her from her online username Catieosaurus – and from her very popular mental health podcast ‘Catie and Erik’s Infinite Quest – an ADHD adventure’. We’re also asking you to send in your questions about ADHD, sex and intimacy to – if we get enough questions, we’ll do another show and answer many of your questions. I’d love to do the show, so send in those questions!
Spirit Animal - The Rabbit
October 21, 2022 • 59 MIN
There are many different types of spirit animals available in the world around us. They are there to help guide us toward the best opportunities in life, to help us learn more about ourselves and the way we think and act. This is one big reason I enjoy sharing this information with you. A very unique spirit animal with many different elements to study is the rabbit spirit animal. So, what’s the story of Rabbit Spirit Animals and Totem Animals? Tune in and find out! If you miss the show on New Visions Radio, you can listen to the archived recording. You will also find an additional sneak peek on the accompanying page –
Empowering Women and Female Sexuality with Paul Bagge
October 14, 2022 • 56 MIN
Paul Bagge joins Nikki Leigh for a discussion about what a sexological bodyworker does, why and how it works. We talk about empowering women, sexual awakening, capturing and using your sexual energy and much more. This show can be especially good for women who feel they should suppress or resist their sexuality and also women who are survivors of abuse or assault.
Stop Overthinking Your Relationship with Alicia Munoz
October 7, 2022 • 59 MIN
Do you tend to overthink things? Maybe your mind gets focused on something and you have a really tough time letting it go. That might be especially true in your relationship and with things that your partner does. Have you ever wondered what you could do to stop that? Your partner has probably said they want you to stop thinking about it and talking about it all the time. Is it bad to overthink things? Should you just forget about things? On this show, my guest will delve into this topic with me and we’ll discuss overthinking and share some great information to help you improve this situation and its impact on YOU and YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Loss and A Life Worth Living with Michelle Hoffman
September 30, 2022 • 59 MIN
How do you handle loss in your life? There are so many types of loss. It can be the loss of a job, a pet, a friend, a family member, or a partner? Many of these things are listed as the most stressful things we can experience and for good reason. So, how do we react when these things happen to us? We each react in our own way. And depending on what sort of loss, and what person we may lose, the reaction will likely be different. In this show, we will talk with my guest, Michelle Hoffman, about loss and how we can have a Life Worth Living, even in the face of loss. She is a relationship coach and the author of Life Worth Living and Finding Love Now.
Step Fully into Who You Are with Dave Gold
September 23, 2022 • 53 MIN
How do we find a way to be our most authentic and true selves? This is something that I’ve been talking to my guests lately. And, that conversation will continue this week with my guest Dave Gold. Dave and I will have an open discussion about being honest with ourselves about who we are. Finding ourselves. Finding the people in our lives that will support us in tough times. Having the courage to ask for the things we deserve. We even talk about “the hero’s journey in our own lives.” It’s an interesting talk and it is very likely you will find things that will remind you of your own life.
Pleasure and Empowerment with Erica Wiederlight
September 16, 2022 • 58 MIN
Pleasure and empowerment and two of my favorite topics and especially talking about HOW to become more empowered. Erica Wiederlight approached me about being a guest and she is a confidence and empowerment coach. I was immediately intrigued. She wanted to discuss – pleasure, self-love, confidence, radiance, and living our truth. Having her on the show is definitely a great idea – I totally enjoyed meeting her and I think you will enjoy hearing our conversation too. I look forward to sharing it with you –
Better Topics The Dating Game
September 9, 2022 • 55 MIN
Last season we met Diana Indries from the Better Topics company and she shared their card game, Better Topics card game for Couples. It is a fascinating way for couples to have fun conversations, learn more about one another and pick fun rewards for their efforts. This fall, she’s back to share a new game they are doing a Kickstarter campaign to introduce the game to the world. The new card game is Better Topics The Dating Games. Tune in or listen to the podcast to learn more about this new game. There is also a video link below to see Diana and her husband playing a game.
Sexy Music #24 End of Summer Songs
September 2, 2022 • 18 MIN
This holiday weekend kicks off the beginning of Season Nine of Ready for Love Radio! And I am so happy to have you with me – whether you are here for the premiere, a replay over the weekend or for the archive. Welcome to Ready for Love Radio and the 24th installment of my special Sexy Music After Dark music shows. On holiday weeks I shake things up and feature an hour of music in my usual time slots here on New Visions Radio. This week I’m going to spotlight some very familiar End of Summer and Summer songs and I found song interesting and less familiar summer songs that I spotted on End of Summer playlists. There are also two from awesome indie artists that are friends that I wanted to share – and I think you will really enjoy both of these very talented guys. So, let’s kick off this season with a bang! PS - Remember I cannot archive the music - visit for the thread with all the music videos AND notes regarding the music from this show :)
Surviving Master Joshua: Self-Actualization and Kink
August 26, 2022 • 60 MIN
There have been many different approaches to BDSM in books over the years. This week, I am interviewing the author of the new book “Surviving Master Joshua: The BSDM Memoir of a Cheating Wife” and Master Joshua. We will hear how they met and how things between them evolved. We will also hear about Master Joshua’s philosophies and how he works with clients. How he works with them and how he helps them discover their authentic selves. Join us… They are also offering the Kindle version of the book for only $1 on Amazon during the month of August 2022.
Live a Fantastic Life with Dr Allen Lycka
August 19, 2022 • 51 MIN
We all have tests and trials in our lives. Some test can more severe – how will we react when these things happen? Will we rise to the challenge? My guest this week was told he literally had a medical death sentence – but he kept researching to try to find a solution. Join us to share his story and learn more about the 13 Golden Pearls that can help you!
Spirit Animal - Raven
August 12, 2022 • 59 MIN
Are you ready for a new spirit animal this week? On this show, we continue our Spirit Animal Series by featuring the raven. We have many different reactions to ravens in our daily lives. Many people likely think they are only pesky birds of little or no consequence. Other people are more like Edgar Allen Poe, and may be fascinated by Ravens. I looked forward to learning more about these winged creatures. And I was initially surprised to find they have a lot in common with crows in some interesting ways. So, what’s the story of Spirit Animals and Totem Animals for Ravens? Tune in and find out! If you miss the show on New Visions Radio, you can also check out the archive recording. You will also find an additional sneak peek on the accompanying page –
Ambika Devi Transformational Coach
August 5, 2022 • 59 MIN
This week on Ready for Love Radio, my guest is Ambika Devi. She does all sorts of work. We will talk about some of those today. Everything from Art to Music to Yoga and many things in between. And, I’ve included links below to her social media and website links for you to peruse her website and social media after the show But, for now, just tune in when the clock strikes time to start and let’s have a lively conversation. The replay will be below for your friends and family to tune in later if they missed the show. As always, the show tunes in on New Visions Radio and Tune In Radio.
What's Coming Up on Ready for Love Radio
July 29, 2022 • 40 MIN
This episode is #401 and I want to take this chance to update my listeners on some things I have going on and some plans that are in the works. There are some exciting things coming together that I want to share. I’d also like some feedback about what might be of interest from the people in the audience. Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments below this post or in an e-mail. I can be reached at And… the beginning of Season 9 is just a few weeks away. In the mean time, there are several new shows that I have planned that I feel sure you will enjoy.
Am I Normal If Book Release with Dr Susan Kaye
July 22, 2022 • 63 MIN
Have you ever wondered; Am I Normal If? Do I fit in? Many people ask themselves those questions. I say we ask, “what is natural… for ME?” This book is the journey of my life’s work and now I am sharing what I learned with YOU! In my work (my life’s mission), I discovered the answer to “what is natural for you”, through exploring three main ingredients. First is nature, what you absorb from your parents. Second is nurture, what you are handed through early life messages. Third is what I call “Plain Damn You”. This is where we find your unique gifts, talents, and your fingerprint that only you bring to the planet. Join Dr. Susan Kaye and myself as we discuss the publication of Am I Normal if – on this episode of Ready for Love Radio and we celebrate the release of the book and the 400th episode!
Spirit Animals - Dragonfly
July 15, 2022 • 56 MIN
Let’s share a brand new show this week! We continue our Spirit Animal Series on this episode by featuring the dragonfly. We have many different reactions to dragonflies in our daily lives. Many people likely think they are only little insects that are of little or no consequence. I can tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about these little creatures. And I was initially surprised to find they have a lot in common with hummingbirds. So, what’s the story of Spirit Animals and Totem Animals for Snakes? Tune in and find out! If you miss the show on New Visions Radio, you can also check out the archive recording. You will also find additional details on the accompanying page –
Cry of the Nightbird Writers Against Domestic Violence
July 8, 2022 • 58 MIN
This podcast discusses domestic violence and the Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence with the editor Michelle Wing. Michelle is the founder of the Changing Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, affiliated with YWCA Sonoma County in California. Domestic violence and sexual violence are topics we have tackled before on Ready for Love radio. In this podcast we will discuss some different red flags and suggestions for people who are in a domestic violence situation or have friends or family members being affected. Michelle shares very important suggestions about things you should NOT do when you have friends or family in a domestic violence situation. We will share an idea that we both found to be very helpful in starting to recover from domestic and/or sexual violence situations and it ties in beautifully with her book. We look forward to having you with us.
Reid Mihalko Sex Geek on Ready for Love Radio
July 1, 2022 • 56 MIN
Join me for the interview with America’s favorite sex geek, Reid Mihalko this week on Ready for Love Radio. I’m Nikki Leigh, a Certified Love Coach and the host of Ready for Love Radio. It is a weekly podcast where I have a variety of guests come on to discuss relationships, intimacy, love and sex.
Code of Ethics for Practitioners with Paul Bagge
June 24, 2022 • 59 MIN
From time to time there are reports about practitioners who abuse their clients. This is certainly NOT all practitioners but there are some who do not respect or observe boundaries. They take liberties that violate clients who have placed trust in them. There are many incredible practitioners and coaches who help people every day and I’ve introduced you to many of them on the show over the last 8 1/2 years. During this show, I want to warn people there are some practitioners and coaches who could take advantage of clients. I’m doing this because there is a problem in the industry and I want my listeners to be armed with this knowledge to advocate for themselves, in order to be able to protect themselves.
Diversity with Dr Susan Kaye
June 17, 2022 • 59 MIN
While we were working on writing Am I Normal If, I found that I was confused about the meaning of diversity. As Dr Susan and I were talking about it and working on the chapter about it, we found it was a great topic for a radio show. Diversity is an interesting topic and my knowledge is growing, but I do still have questions and there’s always more to learn. On this show, we share some of the basics with you and share some of our thoughts. There are interesting details and research that is rarely if ever shared with people outside of college or other advanced studies that I asked Dr Kaye to share with us. Often when I hear people online talk about diversity, they usually talk about race and gender, but we took it further than that here and in the book. The more we talked about it, the more directions we found that the conversation could've gone... Am I Normal If -- by Dr Susan Kaye is planned to be released on July 4, 2022. Stay tuned for more details!
The Food Codes with Lana Nelson
June 10, 2022 • 59 MIN
Have you ever wondered why certain foods make you feel bad or tired? The Food Codes with Lana Nelson on this Ready for Love Radio. This is a bit of an introduction and I have used many of these ideas over the years, beginning in 1989 and I still do. The difference in how I feel is amazing… “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates. Words to live by, yet many people are dying by the food choices they make. Rather than making sensible choices, most people choose the next fad diet. Looking for the “easy button” most will not get the results they hope for. If anything, they get fatter and sicker with each passing day. “I’ve been fascinated with relationships from as far back as I can remember. Relationships with people, the environment, animals and one that many people never consider, food.”
His Porn Her Pain with Dr Marty Klein
June 3, 2022 • 59 MIN
Dr Marty Klein author of His Porn Her Pain visits Ready for Love radio for this podcast. Dr Klein joins me for an interesting conversation about his new book and the current “porn panic”. He also explains the reasoning for the title of his book. Dr Klein has spoken nationally and internationally about these topics and I’m very pleased to have him with me to share his insights with us. Is porn panic really about porn? Is watching porn scientifically proven to be harmful? Is porn addictive? Does porn make people violent? Look below for some of the questions I asked Dr Klein, information about the book and his bio.
Surrogate Partner Training in Sex is the Least of It with Tova Feder Ph D
May 27, 2022 • 60 MIN
There are many misconceptions about Surrogate Partner Therapy. It is something that confuses a lot of people and its the topic of Tova Feder’s book, Sex is the Least of It. This fascinating book is a compilation of interviews with over two dozen surrogates and therapists who work with surrogates. They share a wealth of insights to help people understand the work, the research and study behind the work, what brought them to the work and so much more. There are men and women, they vary is age from 30 to 85, some from the US, Holland and Israel. There are 22 college degrees among the participants and decades of experience. Feder presents in depth interviews with each of the participants that gives you many details about their experiences and backgrounds. There is simply no other information on the market that gives you this kind of insight into the field of surrogate partner therapy.
Part 2 Power Play and Erotica vs Porn with Nina Hartley and Ernest Greene
May 20, 2022 • 60 MIN
This is a 2 Part Show Series - The 10 Year Anniversary of the release of 50 Shades of Grey is in the News. When we were on the eve of the premiere of the first 50 Shades of Grey movie in February 2015, I decided to do two interviews to gather information to give my listeners a more accurate understanding of Power Play relationships the community, how the partners interact with each other and much more. Or conversation continues about power play on part 2. We will also discuss in depth, the differences between erotica and porn with Nina and Ernest. Remember, both parts are archived below, along with my interview with Ernest about Master of O. You can also download your own copy of each show.
Part 1 Power Play Discussion with Nina Hartley and Ernest Green
May 13, 2022 • 60 MIN
The 10 Year Anniversary of the release of 50 Shade of Grey is in the News. When we were on the eve of the premiere of the first 50 Shades of Grey movie in February 2015, I decided to do two interviews to gather information to give my listeners a more accurate understanding of Power Play relationships the community, how the partners interact with each other and much more.
Design Your Own Life with Tiffany Mason
May 6, 2022 • 58 MIN
I’m Nikki Leigh and on this podcast, Tiffany Mason joins me. Tiffany is a life and relationship coach who helps women to be empowered to “be the designer of their own life”
More Passion and Intimacy in Your Long Term Relationship
April 29, 2022 • 58 MIN
Join me on Ready for Love radio for my interview with Todd Creager – marriage & sex therapist. We will discuss maintaining or adding more passion and intimacy to your long term relationship.
Sexual Assault Resources are Discussed on Ready for Love Radio
April 22, 2022 • 57 MIN
Sexual assault and sexual violence are topics that are frequently in the news. The local area and UVA, a well-known local university, was in the national spotlight. Sexual assault was in the news because of a story in Rolling Stone magazine, which is turns out, is unsubstantiated and has shone a very ugly light on the editorial staff and decisions of Rolling Stone magazine. But what about the original topic of the article – what about sexual assault, the perpetrators, the survivors, the legal system and much more?
Confessions of a Publicist
April 15, 2022 • 59 MIN
Join us on this podcast to learn more about relationships, business and networking. This week I have the opportunity to introduce you to my friend and networking acquaintance Brian Gross. Brian is the founder and owner of BSG PR, Publicity firm based in LA. We met in 2009, on Facebook and have worked on projects together. I found out some interesting things in our background, in our work ethic and business values that we have in common during the interview. Won’t you join us? We’ll also get an update on what’s happening and special events that are coming up at There is also a special link for new members below!
Understanding the Modern Courtesan
April 8, 2022 • 57 MIN
Join me for an interesting and informative conversation with a “modern courtesan”. I discovered her on Facebook. She shared some advance excerpts from the book she’s writing. The excerpts grabbed my attention – so naturally, I had to invite her to be a guest on my Ready for Love podcast.
Rock Solid Love with Maggie Bain
April 1, 2022 • 55 MIN
Join us for an interesting variety of topics – included in the interview. Let’s have a direct conversation about how to deepen the intimacy in your relationship. Is the spark gone or dying out? Do you want more love and passion?
Be Ready for a Potential Partner with Toni Henderson-Mayers
March 25, 2022 • 57 MIN
What does it mean to be ready for marriage and for a potential partner? That’s what we will discuss on this show. Being “ready” for a relationship and marriage means more than just being “old enough” or wanting to be with someone. We’ll also discuss how to use your engagement and courtship – wisely. Courtship is the time to lay a great foundation for a successful long-term relationship. But, how do you have a successful courtship? Toni Henderson-Mayers is my guest on Ready for Love radio and we share a lot of information to help you find out how to have a “Wise Courtship”.
Sex Addiction – Myth or Reality with Dr David Ley
March 18, 2022 • 58 MIN
Nikki Leigh welcomes Dr David Ley as her guest. The topic for discussion is Dr Ley’s book, The Myth of Sex Addiction and a number of other topics related to healthy sexuality.
Mindfulness and Turning Me to We with Dr Beth Gineris
March 11, 2022 • 58 MIN
Dr Beth Gineris joins Nikki Leigh, Love and Relationship Coach – on Ready for Love Radio. She is the author of Turning Me to We: The Act of Partnering with Mindfulness. How can we integrate mind, body and spirit and be more mindful in our relationships? We talk about these things and much more on this show. See more details below.
Helping Teens Build Confidence and Self Esteem
March 4, 2022 • 59 MIN
Most women remember facing challenges as a teen about their body image and their weight. These are just two things that caused us to struggle with our confidence and self-esteem when we were growing up. The young men also have issues with various issues during these years as their body, voice and other things are changing. Adults remember these things – whether we want to admit it or not. Mothers and fathers can face the challenges of helping their teen daughters and sons feel good about themselves. That can be a very big challenge.
Coaches Head to Head with Paula Renaye
February 25, 2022 • 57 MIN
Many people have been to a therapist or a counselor, but they may be confused about what a coach does and how they work. What does a coach do? Are there different approached to coaching? Do coaches use their personal experiences? Why does a person become a coach? There are many answers to those questions and on this show, Paula Renaye and Nikki Leigh will discuss these questions and many more. Paula’s website –
Increased Intimacy with Erectile Dysfunction
February 18, 2022 • 56 MIN
Everywhere we turn we see advertisements for medicine to help men with erectile dysfunction. It is a more common problem than many people imagine.  A lack of physical and emotional intimacy is another issue that many couples face. Both of these concerns can have the same solution. That solution is the topic for discussion on this episode of Ready for Love Radio with your host and Love Coach Nikki Leigh. Nikki's guest is Michael Russer, a man who is a prostate cancer survivor but who also found he would face being impotent for the rest of his life. Hear the story of how this turned out to be "a blessing" for him. If you feel something physically and/or emotionally is missing from your relationship or if you are facing ED, you need to tune in. If you missed the episode on air - click the link below to listen any time. “ED is the BEST thing that has ever happened to my intimate life!”
A Cuddlist and A Platonic Touch Therapist with Jasmine Siemon
February 11, 2022 • 59 MIN
A cuddlist? A Platonic Touch Therpist? Have you heard of these specialties? Cuddlists have been around for several years. But the term Platonic Touch Therapist is fairly new and the training is very new. I recently met Jasmine Siemon on a training call for another program and knew right away that I wanted to have her on the show to talk about what she’s doing and the training she’s developing. Join us to learn much more.
Be Your Own Brand of Sexy with Dr Susan Edelman
February 4, 2022 • 58 MIN
There are messages coming at us from all directions about sex. This can get so confusing, irritating and frustrating. It can create a very stressful situation for women and men in our daily lives. Its crazy for us to try to figure out how to live our lives to be happy and keep others happy – I’ve found the biggest issues come in making others happy. But that is easily the topic for at least one or more other show.
Transform Pain to Power with Doris Helge
January 28, 2022 • 55 MIN
How many times have you or someone you know allowed pain to take over the positive parts of your lives? Pain can certainly be overwhelming…. But have you considered transforming that pain into power in your life? I like to focus on ways for people to take more control of their life and to live a happier life. That’s why I wanted to interview Doris Helge on Ready for Love radio. Her book Transform Pain to Power deals with that topic and offers interesting ideas for you to empower yourself and overcome the pain.
Empowerment After Domestic Violence with Author C J Cassidy
January 21, 2022 • 60 MIN
Domestic violence is a topic that is often swept under the rug and many people avoid talking about it. It is a topic that makes us uncomfortable. Maybe it makes us question things that have happened in our past – maybe it conjures up feelings of shame or regret or concern. My guest today tackles the subject in a unique way that starts with journaling and then goes in an unusual direction for the women he works with and his readers. It can be very empowering for many people.
What is Neuroloveology with Dr Ava Cadell
January 14, 2022 • 59 MIN
Dr Ava Cadell, the founder of Loveology University, is my guest on this Ready for Love radio podcast. Meeting Dr Ava over 14 years ago was the beginning of my journey that created some incredibly positive changes in my attitude and my life – and my coaching training has helped me to create some great changes throughout the last 12 years. So, I’m very pleased to introduce you all to Dr Ava and to share information about this interesting book. I’ve enjoyed my copy and found such interesting information 😉 We will talk about Loveology University and we will delve into details about Dr Ava’s book Neuroloveolgy: The Power to Mindful Power to Love and Sex.
Adventurer in Alaska to Cosmo Bachelor on Ready for Love Radio
January 7, 2022 • 59 MIN
On this podcast I am going to introduce you to an adventurer and scientist who spent 18 months alone in Alaska. We talk about his adventure in the wilds of Alaska and the wild adventures he found when he got back to civilization… This is the message he sent to entice me to have him as a guest on Ready for Love Radio While living on a wilderness island in the Inside Passage of Alaska for years in isolation, studying Michael-Modzelewski the wildlife (no female companionship), I wrote my first book, INSIDE PASSAGE: LIVING WITH BALD EAGLES, KILLER WHALES AND KWAKIUTL INDIANS. It was published by HarperCollins in NYC. Unbeknownst to me, Cosmopolitan Magazine, the best-selling women’s magazine in the world (in 100 countries; translated into 87 languages) chose me as one of their “Bachelors of The Month” and eventually “Man of The Year.” At the same time, AlaskaMen Magazine made me their centerfold story (I got a staple in my navel but got to keep my parka on : )
New Year’s Eve Bash 2021 (Sexy Music #23)
December 31, 2021 • 25 MIN
This year is almost over and for the last Ready for Love Radio show of 2021, I will have a New Year’s Eve Bash — a day early so we can spend it together. I’ll share a few of my favorite end of the year songs, a couple of “starting over”, “ending” songs and more. And I found a couple of very good covers of Auld Lang Syne to wrap up the show. I hope you will join me for this last Sexy Music Show hour of 2021… (A reminder the music is NOT included with the archived show. BUT the videos and tidbits will be posted on the Sexy Music After Dark Facebook Page for your added enjoyment -
Male Erotic Journey and the Bower Bird with Christopher Hoffman
December 24, 2021 • 59 MIN
In this Ready for Love Radio show we’ll talk about … books, bower birds, Ryno motorcycles, engineers, and the male erotic journey… you know you’re curious. My guest is Christopher Hoffman – he’s an author, an innovator, founder of Ryno Motors, and is going to talk to us about the male erotic journey and his perspective on engineers which is unique.
Spirit Animals - Snake
December 17, 2021 • 53 MIN
We continue our Spirit Animal Series on this episode by featuring the snake. We have many different reactions to snakes in our daily lives and many people are simply scared of snakes. In religion, snakes are a symbol of evil. They are often used as symbols for dark or fright – but we also find snakes in the Caduceus symbol for medicine and healing. So, what’s the story of Spirit Animals and Totem Animals for Snakes? Tune in and find out! If you miss the show on New Visions Radio, you can also check out the archive recording. You will also find many additional details on the accompanying page – For full additional details that I didn’t have time to cover, check this page –
Critter Code with Warren Kennaugh
December 10, 2021 • 57 MIN
How do we know how to interact with our partner? How can we figure out the best way to understand their personality and behavior? My guest on this episode has an interesting and unique way to discover details about people in our lives. Tune in to find out his fascinating code and to find out about a special offer just for my listeners.
Help for Stressful Holidays with Family
December 3, 2021 • 59 MIN
Are you one of the many people who loves your family, but you get a bit stressed about the idea of time together at the holidays or maybe it’s time at any family gathering? We just got past Thanksgiving and now Christmas and New Years is only about 3-4 weeks away. We can tell from the moods and attitudes of people around us, people are getting more stressed all the time for many reasons. Are you apprehensive about this time together. YOU are NOT ALONE! Several years ago, LeslieBeth Wish, Kristy Heart, Georg Hegelmann and I did a show about family relationships and the holidays. (The replays for the 2-hour show are included below.) During the last part of the show, I got the idea to take the questions from the show and turn those, and a few more questions, into a book to help people who stress over the holidays. Dysfunctional Family Gatherings and the Holidays Kindle ($2.99) – Paperback ($8.97) –
TV Theme Songs Sung by Show Stars (Sexy Music #21)
November 27, 2021 • 32 MIN
We all have our favorite TV show theme songs. These songs stick with us for years. Often they stir up interesting memories when we hear these jingles over the years. More often than not, they make us smile and we may smile or even start humming them. Sometimes those songs contains words and at times, someone in the cast may be chosen to find the show theme song. That’s what I will fearuee tonight. On this episode of Ready for Lover radio -we’ll listen to about two dozen show theme songs. Come along and let’s listen to a wide variety of songs that were suggested by listeners and Facebiij sifmers o ,u account.
Casual Sex and Hook Ups
November 19, 2021 • 59 MIN
How do you describe a hook-up? How do you describe casual sex? Is this something of interest to you? Even if it isn’t something you are interested in, do you understand why other people may be? There are many topics I invite experts to discuss with me that can help you to learn more options and about what makes other people “tick”. I like to understand people and their personalities and behavior and I’ve found that the more I learn about the options and activities we have in life – the more I can understand people and their choices. And, the less I feel the need to judge people. Sarah Martin is my guest for this show, and we hope you will join us for this lively conversation. If you miss it on air, the replay will be shared, after the premier.
Surrogate Partner Therapy Training
November 12, 2021 • 58 MIN
On this episode of Ready for Love Radio, we have two familiar guests, Dr Susan Kaye and Paul Bagge. Recently Paul attended and participated in the Surrogate Partner Training with Dr Susan Kaye, at Integrative Mind Body Therapies. And, I invited them both on the show to tell us about the experience and the training. Whether you’d like to know more about the training or understand the need for the work or how it actually works, this is an interesting show and will answer questions and dispel many misconceptions about surrogate partner therapy.
Styling with the Wandering Parisian
November 5, 2021 • 58 MIN
Do Parisians know something we don’t about style? That’s a question I hadn’t really thought about. But, when I got a message from my guest. Maura Gaughan, I got curious about that. She has two companies, The Wandering Parisian and Dating with Style. A trip to Paris gave her some interesting insights on “easy style” and much more, that she shares with us on this show.
Open Relationships with Ray and Syd
October 29, 2021 • 58 MIN
At 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on Thursday nights, there is a new show on New Visions Radio. One of the co-hosts is a familiar voice, Ray Powers that many of you know from The Ray Powers Hour. Along with his co-host Sydney Hall. The show is Dare to Be Better with Ray and Syd. Last week they had a listener write in to ask about open relationships and they discussed the question. I wanted to weigh in on the discussion, so I invited them to join me for the hour to discuss open relationships and to discuss two parents and single parent families. Won’t you join us?
Three Commas Club Sex Trafficking, Pedophilia & Murder with Jack Watts
October 22, 2021 • 58 MIN
We often hear the truth is stranger than fiction. But there are times when we hear a strange story and it’s so unbelievable… that many people find it hard, or impossible to believe, so… they don’t believe it or they just dismiss it as fiction. Or, maybe people just figure that “it couldn’t happen here”. “That couldn’t happen in the US, that happens in other countries.” My guest, Jack Watts and I, will share one of those stories tonight. The story is about sex trafficking, pedophilia, and murder and IT IS TRUE. The details are hard to hear, but people NEED to know what is happening, they need to be AWARE these things can and DO happen all around the world, including the United States. Please join us for this important show.
Love Like the French with Guy Blaise
October 15, 2021 • 59 MIN
The French are known from their passion and for being romantic. So, when Guy Blaise approached me and wanted to share relationship wisdom that he learned from his grandmother, how could I turn down the offer. He’s written a book titled Love Like the French and we share some of his grandmother’s wisdom and have an entertaining discussion about love, relationship, sex and the differences between the US and the French. Will you join us?
A Recipe for Healthy Emotions
October 8, 2021 • 60 MIN
One thing that many people are confused about is how to manage and understand our emotions. Men are supposed to suppress and hide their emotions. Supposedly women put their emotions on full display – especially depending on what “time of the month” it is, not all women, but many. Neither of these approaches are healthy. So, what should we do? Kim Korte, my guest this week, has an interesting perspective on these topics and much more. Join us for our conversation and see what you think
Spirit Animals - Black Panther
October 1, 2021 • 44 MIN
Our Spirit Animal series continues on this show with the Black Panther on this show. We will discuss many types of “cats”, but let’s start with the black panther and there are a number of interesting details to share and to discuss. I also shared an introductory article in a blog post, that you can read here – That’s a nice sneak peak to get you ready for the show which premiers on Thursday night.
Female Empowerment Not Overcompensation
September 24, 2021 • 59 MIN
Female empowerment is a topic that I like to discuss on the show. But there are two caveats to the discussion that I also want to include. One is that I don’t feel that empowering women, means that we need to demean or belittle men. Second, it doesn’t mean that women need to be bitchy and cruel. True empowerment is not the overcompensating that we often see on display. On this show we’ll have an interesting discussion about these topics with my guest, Mariquita Solis, the Joyful Relationship Coach. We hope you will join us!
Better Topics for Couples with Diana Indries
September 17, 2021 • 59 MIN
How do you and your partner discuss important topics? Or, do you discuss things? My guest this week, Diana Indries, has the questions and a suggestion to make it easier and more fun to tackle the important things you need to dicuss. Join us for the details.
Interpretating Communication with Claudia Monacelli
September 10, 2021 • 60 MIN
This week we’ll take a cyber trip to Italy with our guest, Claudia Monacelli. She has been an interpreter with the US state department for years and has many interesting stories to share. She also has interesting perspectives on communication that we will discuss. We will also talk about archetype psychology.
Surviving Infidelity and Cancer with Author C J Grace
September 3, 2021 • 59 MIN
There are many things that we must “survive” throughout our lifetime. I know during my life I hope that big trials will hit me one at a time. Things don’t always work out that way and sometimes, they hit way too close together. When that happens, I’ve found, and my guest today found that it’s good to figure out a plan to deal with these trials and difficulties. Author C J Grace joins me of this show to share her story and to share how she dealt with her husband’s infidelity and a cancer diagnosis. She’s the author of Adulterer’s Wife: How to Thrive Whether You Stay or Not.
Spirit Animals - Hummingbirds
August 20, 2021 • 52 MIN
This is our third spirit animals show, the first was a water-based animal, the dolphin. The second, was a land-based horse. I was thinking, this one should be an air-based animal. So, I chose the hummingbird. It’s a unique bird, small, beautiful and has some very unique traits – which I’ll be happy to share with you during the show.
Afterglow Founder Lilly Sparks
August 13, 2021 • 59 MIN
If you want to find a hot, juicy movie that shows a woman expressing what she wants sensually and sexually and her partner willingly and happily, pleasing her. Where would you go to find it? That definitely isn’t content that you would find on “mainstream” porn sites that are all over the internet. But, you can find that content by clicking on You can also learn much more about this interesting, and dare I say – educational website which was founded by my guest on this show, Lilly Sparks. Afterglow, where they merge, ethical porn and wellness. I’d guess you are curious and have questions? Join us for this interesting interview. If you miss the show on air, the archive will be posted below.
Discussing High Desire People with The Dignified Hedonist
August 6, 2021 • 59 MIN
What is a high desire person? And, what is it like to be a high desire person in a sex-negative world? My guest, Sarah Martin, the Dignified Hedonist, will discuss that and much more on this episode of Ready for Love Radio. Look below for details about the questions we’ll discuss.
Sex Smart Films with Mark Schoen
July 30, 2021 • 55 MIN
When you search online for information about sex, where can you find depending and factual information? We know that many people end up on porn sites and many of us realize they are good for entertainment, but most are good not for actual education about sex and definitely not for intimacy. However, my guest this week, Mark Schoen, the founder and proprietor of Sex Smart Films, has a websites that contains a fascinating collection of research, education and therapy films about sex. Tune in to meet Mark and to learn much more about this very unique collection and how you can get access to this treasure trove of films. (
Pets and Unconditional Love
July 23, 2021 • 48 MIN
On the show I am going to share a very rough week with you, but also some of my best memories and I hope it will bring back some great memories for you. Every pet owner and animal lover knows that at some point, we will have to say good-bye to our pet. We never know when or how that will happen. Most listners of my show have heard my cat Muze in the background at some point – he often meows at some point. And from the beginning of the show, I’ve affectionately called him my furry co-host. Sunday, he started to get weak and dehydrated. By Monday morning, it was clear he was not doing well and I got an appointment to get him into the vet first thing Tuesday morning. We had a very rough night Monday night and early Tuesday morning after I got him to the vet, I got a call that they couldn’t help him. If was far worse than I knew and I had to make the decision to put him to sleep. On this show, I want to share some of my memories and how he supported me through my illnesses and how that made it clear I had to support him during his – I knew the decision was about what was in his best interest, not what would’ve been the least painful for me. I’ll also share some information about the health benefits of having pets and our pets and unconditional love <3
Erotic Massage Coach Lee Jagger
July 16, 2021 • 59 MIN
Who benefits from an erotic massage? Is it the person getting the massage, or the person giving the massage, or is it both people? We will answer that question on this show and many more – and the answer may surprise you. Erotic massage coach, Lee Jagger joins me for this adult content, and enjoyable show, about erotic massage. Put the kids to bed, get comfortable and let’s talk about how to spice up and why to spice up your relationship and why to Rock Your Bedroom – with Erotic Massage.
Flirting and Body Language with the Dignified Hedonist
July 9, 2021 • 59 MIN
Flirting is something that many people feel they know well and other people may be intimidated by. On this episode I invited the Sarah Martin, the “Dignified Hedonist”. all the way from Lithuania, to join me for a lively discussion about how to flirt and how to utilize body language to improve your flirting techniques and your flirting success. We also offer listeners a FREE copy of her new e-book The Hedonist’s Guide to Flirting Archetypes. For a limited time this e-book is FREE, starting August 1st, it will be $27. Get your FREE copy NOW! (I share the link below!)
Harlem Cultural Festival (Sexy Music After Dark #19)
July 2, 2021 • 22 MIN
August 1969 was when Woodstock took place. It was a huge and very well-known music event. However, there was another very large music event that started July 29, 1969 and went through the end of August 1969. It happened each Sunday (except the 4th of July weekend) and happened about 100 miles southeast of Woodstock, in Harlem, New York But, it wasn’t nearly as well-known…. although that may be about to change. A documentary is being released July 2nd, 2021 in theaters and streaming, titled Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), a feature documentary about the Harlem Cultural Festival. It is the directorial debut of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, of the band The Roots and the former leader of The Night Show band. On this show, I’ll give you a sneak peak of the line up of the artists from the festival and the sort of music they play. We’ll share some details about the festival. I’ll also share some videos of this artists, not from the documentary – I wish I had those to share, on I’ll also share some additional article and interview links that I found and some previews from the documentary. (I cannot archive the music for copyright reasons, but all videos of the music will be shared on the Facebook page shared above so the songs can be heard and most have performances by the artists.) The content that I shared during the show is contained here and I left 10 second spots where the songs were played. Videos of all the songs are posted here I also posted some additional images and additional links for things I found interesting.
Spirit Animals - Horses
June 25, 2021 • 59 MIN
Welcome to the third show in our spirit animal series. Tonight we'll focus on horses. For this discussion, I invited a long time friend. We met over 35 years ago when we worked for her dad. I've mentioned her on the show several times. You will One thing that will sound familiar to weekly listeners, is that she used to bring her German Sheperd Denver to work each day and my comments about Denver riding in the front of of the truck and looking like a person when the window was snowy. Welll, not only does she love dogs, but she is also a horse lover, that's why she's with me for the show tonight. I want to tap into her personal knowledge and experiences, along with the research.
A D Burks the Aha Architect
June 18, 2021 • 59 MIN
On this episode of Ready for Love Radio, one of the first people I interviewed, back in January 2014, is back to visit and to talk about what he’s doing now. We will talk about being stuck in our lives, finding our purpose, bad habits and relationships. Join us for this and much more.
Power of Ouch with Sondra Harmon
June 11, 2021 • 59 MIN
Do problems and difficulties help us? There is a saying, no pain, no gain. Is that true? What about – what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger? There are many sayings like that, is there any truth to them? On this episode, I’ll talk to author and relationship expert Sondra Harmon. Her book, is The Power of Ouch. Our conversation will give you a peak into the answer to whether we can use the difficulties in our lives and our pasts, to make us stronger and to improve our relationships and our future.
Dream Until Your Dreams Come True
May 28, 2021 • 59 MIN
A woman who has traveled around the world is moving into my area, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and also coming onto Ready for Love Radio this week. She is coming in to share things she’s learned along with her husband over the years and through her studies and meeting people in an interesting variety of cultures and circumstances. We’ll talk about home, love, travel, psychology, fish, pets and more. It’s going to be a diverse show.
Healthy Lifestyles for Summer and Beyond
May 21, 2021 • 58 MIN
Summer is almost here for many people in the world. Here in Virginia, the temperatures are reaching the 70s during the daytime and dipping into the 60s at night. This is also a great time to focus on our health and ourselves. To spend more time outside, to get more sunshine, to breathe in fresh air and so much more.
Dating What the F*ck with Lori Hardacker
May 14, 2021 • 59 MIN
Dating is a challenge for many people and can definitely be difficult. Lori Hardacker is my guest this week and she has written a book about her experiences and she is very clear that it is not a self-help book. It is humorous, it will make you laugh, make you cry, make you laugh out loud and many people will be able to commiserate with the stories. Join Lori and I for this fascinating conversation about dating today and how dating has changed in the last 30 years.
Spirit Animals - Dolphins
May 7, 2021 • 59 MIN
This show is the premier of our new Spirit Animal series. I’ve really been looking forward to this series and am very excited about starting these. There is so much to learn about nature and animals – and how we can glean so much knowledge and benefit through our interaction with them. We’ll start with the Dolphin. I want to include that I’m researching in a couple of books and online – please forgive me for any information I get wrong or misinterpret. As the series progresses, I will improve and will learn more. I’m sharing this for entertainment purposes and do not have any formal education in this topic. On upcoming shows, I’ll share new resources I find along the way and feel free to share any with me in the comment sections or in messages – I look forward to our learning more together.
Spirit Animals - An Introduction
April 30, 2021 • 59 MIN
From time to time I add new features to Ready for Love Radio and I admit this one is different and definitely “outside the box”. But, I think people who listen to me know that I like “outside the box” and things that make us think and get to know ourselves in deeper and more meaningful ways. Ages ago, I heard people talking about spirit animals but I never heard about them from anyone that I knew personally. I had the opportunity to get more information about spirit animals. I’ve just started to do some research, but so far, I have to tell you all, I’m fascinated with the things I’m learning. Over the last ten years, since my coaching training, I’ve gotten much more aware and in tune with my body and myself on a deeper level. Aware of things around me and taking time the effort to appreciate all my senses – and to appreciate nature. That’s just one reason learning and understanding more about spirit animals seemed interesting to me. And I thought it would be enjoyable to share this journey with all of you. On this show, my friend Paul Bagge is with me to share a great introduction to spirit animals, animal totems, shadow totems. animal medicine and much more. This will help us get some foundational information and background and next week we’ll start looking at one or maybe two specific animals each month.
Do You Fear Being Fabulous?
March 12, 2021 • 59 MIN
Last week we discussed Whitney Houston with Judith and Jim and the things that held her back and caused problems in her personal life. It’s an interesting topic and one that I can relate to, on a much different level of course. Many people deal with this same struggle and we often may not realize it or have any conscious knowledge of that it’s happening to us. This is why I wanted to feature it on back-to-back weeks. This week we’ll cover some information that will sound familiar in the opening but we’ll also delve into new details that can show new aspects of the struggle and how it manifests itself in our lives, how it can make a difference and how we can work this out for ourselves. If you missed the first show, you can hear that show here –
What Killed Whitney and How Could it Affect YOU!
March 5, 2021 • 57 MIN
There have been many theories about who contributed to and what really killed Whitney Houston. On this episode of Ready for Love Radio, Love and Relationship Coach Nikki Leigh digs for some answers. This information is different from the ideas you’ve heard before. We’re not going for the surface answers the media tossed out about drugs and Bobby Brown, We will dig into subconscious reasons that Whitney may not have even realized she was fighting. Through this information we can help others see things in their lives that could trigger problems in their lives. Her’s was exaggerated by her success, but these same things can cause problems for any of us. Join Nikki Leigh as she interviews the husband and wife psychology team Judith Sherven, PhD and Jim Sniechowski, PhD on their research and their book “What Really Killed Whitney Houston”. The reason you need to tune in is because their ideas about what killed Whitney Houston can impact anyone’s life…. maybe even yours.
Creative Exercises to Find Your Purpose and Passion
February 26, 2021 • 59 MIN
Finding our purpose and our passion can make a huge difference in our lives and can make us very happy. It can help us be very happy in our lives, our jobs and every other part of our days. But how do we figure out what we are passionate about and what in the world is a purpose? On this podcast we’ll talk about how to figure that out. I’ll give you a variety of ideas and steps to help you figure it out.
You’re Pulling My Leg with Allen Wolf
February 19, 2021 • 59 MIN
What do you do when you want to get to know someone? Likely, you ask them questions. That’s a tried and true way to find out more about them. But, will you think of all the possible questions? Probably not. What then? You could check out “You’re Pulling My Leg” by my guest on this show Allen Wolf. It’s a game that you can play in person, online or even in your car.
126 Days 11 Minutes Our Love Story
February 12, 2021 • 59 MIN
This week right before Valentine’s Day, I share an interview with Lawrence Indiviglia, author of 126 Days 11 Minutes: Our Love Story. Larry shares the story of his and Gayle’s relationship, while brief, it was intense and very loving and there is much we can learn from it. You see, Gayle had Stage 4 breast cancer when they met. She was very honest about this the first day they talked, but he was very intrigued and curious about this woman and he wanted to know more. They decided to have a relationship, for whatever amount of time they would have together. Come along on our enjoyable and enlightening conversation as we share details of their story and insights that could help you and your relationship. It could also provide information to help you in the future. It’s a heart-warming story for your Valentine’s weekend.
How to Find Yourself Again
February 5, 2021 • 60 MIN
After a marriage or in most changes in our life, we can find that we feel we have “lost” ourself or feel disconnected from ourself. When that happens, how do we reconnect with ourself? How do we “find” ourself again? If you find yourself feeling out of place, or uncomfortable in your skin or in your life, This is a fascinating conversation and many times in this interview I felt like I was talking to my twin. We discuss refinding and rediscovering ourself AND not forcing a person into a life that doesn’t feel or seem right for them. This includes forcing people to live up to the stereotypical society “norms”.
Increase Low Self-Esteem
January 22, 2021 • 59 MIN
Low self-esteem is something many people deal with at times in their life. Many different things can cause it and there are things we can do to resolve this problem. On this show, I want to show two interesting memes. I’ll share them below. If you would like to share them, just place your computer mouse on the picture on top of the picture, right click the mouse button and click the “save as” button to save the file to your computer.
Emotional Eating and Body Image with Rita May
January 15, 2021 • 59 MIN
Body image is something that many people and especially women struggle with throughout their lives. From a young age, our mothers and grandmothers may nag us about our weight and tell us that we should be skinny. We need to be skinny and that’s driven home as we get closer to the teen years. Extra weight in often seen as a short-coming or a weakness and we’re told to lose the weight and stay thin. There are many advertisements for diets, and diet foods on TV, on the internet, and on social media. Is it any wonder that we also find ourselves being stressed with our daily lives? That is so true and definitely throughout the past year as we’ve dealt with COVID-19 and the restrictions and uncertainty. As stress grows, we may find that we snack more. This is just one sign of emotional eating. We will discuss a variety of signs, symptoms and causes of emotional eating on the show this week, with my guest Rita May.
Cum With Us with K and J
December 18, 2020 • 59 MIN
My guests this week are a man and woman who write and produce an audio podcast that entertains and stimulates their listeners. The title is “Cum with Us” and they go by the names “K” and “J”. They call their content “ethical porn” and on this show I’ll talk with them about that and much more.
Transforming Power with Hugh Ballou
December 11, 2020 • 58 MIN
Leadership is a skill that we need in many aspects of our lives and in many of our relationships. This is an interview that I did in 2008. The information is good for anyone who wants and needs to show leadership in any situation. Hugh Ballou came to the project with over 40 years experience as a music conductor and he had worked with groups and organizations in many exciting and diverse locations. We talk about his experience, his book, the contributors who share their stories in the book and much more. Many of their experienced are focused around church organizations, but the principles are applicable in organizations, churches, businesses, communities, non-profits and many other situations.
Questions About Self-Love
November 20, 2020 • 55 MIN
Journaling is something that I always recommend, especially when we need to work through something or need to figure out how we feel about a situation. It is also very helpful when we’re not sure what we think about something. Is there ever a time when you’re trying to make a decision and you’re going back and forth and just can’t figure it out? Journaling is a great way to think of all the options and look at the possibilities and the pros and cons and go back and review them and make that decision. On this show, I’m going to pose a series of ideas and questions that all relate to ourselves and our lives. They ultimately relate to how we feel about ourselves and how we treat ourselves. I’ll share my perspective and some thoughts, and you can consider what you think and I hope that I can provide some helpful things to consider. The questions came from Pinterest and they are posted below. Feel free to share your comments below or in a message.
Sinner's Guide to Confession with Phyllis Schieber
November 13, 2020 • 59 MIN
This week’s show takes us back to a show that I recorded on my Book Promo 101 radio show in 2009 with my client and friend Phyllis Scheiber, where we talked about her novel, The Sinner’s Guide to Confession. In this book she discusses three women, their lives, their relationships with their families and with each other. It is an interesting study of relationships, self-care and how our backgrounds and histories impact our lives. It also shows how a strong support system and friends can help us deal with struggles in our lives. You will also learn some details about her writing process. I look forward to sharing this look back on a really good story I enjoyed and the interworkings on her characters’ relationships.
Maintain Emotional Health
November 6, 2020 • 59 MIN
On ready for Love Radio I try to find relevant and timely topics that I think will benefit my listeners. since this week is the election in the United States, it seemed like providing information about ways to maintain healthy emotions, would be a really good idea. I’ll offer about twenty different suggestions, some on the show and all on this page. I’ll also provide personal examples where applicable. Whatever our personal perspective on current events and personal beliefs, it’s going to be a stressful and topsy turvy week and possibly more, so my thoughts going out to each and every one of you and I hope you will join me for the show. If you aren’t able to tune in on New Visions Radio or TuneIn – remember the show will be archived below and you can listen any time, after it premieres November 5th.
Life with a Narcissist with Lynn McIntosh
October 23, 2020 • 59 MIN
Have you ever been involved with a narcissist? Maybe you got involved with someone and there were some things at the beginning that you weren’t sure about, but you overlooked them. Surely they would work out… But, over time, you got a feeling in your gut that something just wasn’t right. There were signs that there were problems. Slowly over time, you noticed things that felt wrong. You got more and more concerned. Eventually, you realize this person is a narcissist. It that sounds familiar to you or someone you know, or if you’re curious, we are discussing much more about narcissists on this show. There are options, and we share much more.
Create a Conscious Relationship
October 16, 2020 • 59 MIN
How do we create a conscious relationship? How do we focus on ourselves and our subconscious mind when picking a persona person to date? Do you know how our subconscious mind affects your dating and your relationships? Are you a people pleaser? This is just the beginning of the conversation I’ll have with my guest, Jessica Hendricks, who is a Conscious Relationship Coach on this show. We hope that you will join us.
Authentic Peaceful Juicy and Balanced Life
October 9, 2020 • 59 MIN
Would you like to have an authentic, peaceful, juicy and balanced life? That’s a lot to wrapour mind around. Especially this year after all the strange things that have happened in 2020. My guest Ullis Karlsson and I will have an interesting and unusual conversation to give you some things to think about – to make you aware of some of the first steps to being able to have an authentic… peaceful… juicy… and balanced life. Neither of our lives started out that way and Ullis is going to let you know just how polar opposite her life was just about 12 years ago. And, how far she’s come, through hard work, study and research. She wrote a very transparent and vulnerable book about that titled 2:47 The Journey Home to My Heart. We’ll talk about that and also about her newest book. This content is adult in nature and not for audiences under 18 or people offended by certain language.
Three Rules of Marriage with Bill Carmoody
October 2, 2020 • 59 MIN
Many people have their ideas about the rules of dating and the rules of marriage. Usually, they have a big long list of rules. My guest on this show has three. That’s right, he says – well actually, his father-in-law says there are three, count them, three rules to marriage. And, on this show, we’re going to share them with you. They aren’t just the rules to a marriage. Bill tells me, they are the rules to a… multi-decade, blissfully happy marriage. Sounds like you need to tune in to this show.
Invisible Disabilities and Aortic Hope
September 25, 2020 • 59 MIN
This week is a very special but also very emotional and trying week for me personally. So, I decided to bring a couple of sister warriors on the show with me and it is going to be very therapeutic for me and very educational for you. Five years ago, on September 23 2015, I had life-saving and life-changing surgery for an aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm. At the time it was diagnosed I had no clue what that meant, five years and four surgeries later, I have a much better idea, but I’m still learning something each day. But the biggest thing I know is that I’m very thankful to the doctors and nurses at the University of Virginia Health Services that brought me through. And that was no small challenge. Statistically only about 3% of people with this condition survive and my odds were worse because of my condition when I got to the ER. Two other women who had dissections are also on the call with me and they will share their stories and we’ll share information about the condition, what you should look out for, how to know if this is something you may need to be checked for, and we’ll also talk about invisible disabilities. That’s something that I didn’t understand at all until I had to live with one. Lots of interesting information and we’re going to be very open about what we’re living with and how it affects our lives. I’ll also share some resources below for more information. If the condition sounds familiar – I talk about it on the show occasionally, it’s the condition John Ritter and Alan Thicke died from unexpected. We hope to share information and clear up misunderstandings and misconceptions for you. If you have questions, please share them below, contact me or contact the Aortic Hope social media sites. We all want to help 🙂
Are Values Sexy with Heather Montgomery
September 18, 2020 • 59 MIN
What are values? What are your values? If I asked you to tell me what your values are, would you know? The Cambridge Dictionary defines values as: “the principles that help you to decide what is right and wrong, and how to act in various situations“. It seems that “values” have gotten the short end of the stick lately, so my guest, Heather Montgomery and I are going to have an open, honest and sometimes blunt conversation about values. Heather is the founder and CEO of the website We’re also going to talk about the PleazeMe website, their core values, their mission, and how they are helping in the fight against child trafficking. When we get together, you never know what we might talk about and where the discussion may lead.
Light Your Sexual Fire with Courtney Long
September 11, 2020 • 59 MIN
Did you know your life force and your sexual energy are interconnected? Did you know your sexual energy is NOT all about sex and intimacy? On this show we’re going to talk about that and much more with my guest Courtney Long. She is the founder of Mariposa Sacred Sexuality. We will have a very interesting conversation about how your sexual energy is important in ALL parts of your life and even in your creativity.
Be Patient Be Present Be Joyful with Ryan Stanley
August 28, 2020 • 59 MIN
On this show, my guest will present his “first aid kit”, for self improvement and self-development. Ryan Stanley is an entrepreneur and life coach who will join me for a discussion about how we can improve our lives and our relationships. Join us for a lively discussion about his book and his coaching practice.
Lessons Learned by a Life Coach
August 21, 2020 • 58 MIN
Most of the coaches that I interview share that they have gotten into coaching after some upheaval in their own life. My guest on this show had asimilar experience. He originally owned a translation business in Russia, but after his divorce, he delved into self-help material and took a life coaching course developed by Tony Robbins. Last year he fulfilled a life-long dream and moved to North America. He is now working as a life coach in Canada and sharing the things he’s learned through his studies and through his life experiences, with his clients.
Patience, Perseverance and Purpose with Rabbi Dovid M Cohen
August 13, 2020 • 59 MIN
My guest this week is Rabbi David M. Cohen, he is a Rabbi, Therapist, Podcaster and the Author of We’re Almost There: Living with Patience, Perseverance and Purpose. This year is one where we can certainly use those traits in our relationships and all other aspects of our lives. We also discuss communication – something that I think is a great thing for us to always be working on.
Velvet Lips Sexual Education with Marla Renee Stewart
August 7, 2020 • 59 MIN
In this show I will interview and have a lively conversation with Marla Renee Stewart. She’s a sex educator, a professional sexologist and a sex coach. She’s the founder of Velvet Lips Sexual Education and the co-founder of the Sex Down South Conference. She is also the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Seduction and Foreplay. We’ll talk about all these things and more. Check below and I’ll give more details about these things and about Marla
Recovering Touch with Dr Susan Kaye
May 29, 2020 • 59 MIN
For the last several months the United States has been under COVID-19 restrictions to stay home, social distance and avoid touching others and limit touching things – and when we do touch things, we need to use hand sanitizer. At this point, more and more doctors are coming forward and saying these things are going to start having detrimental effects and they could have long-term detrimental effects. On this show Dr Susan Kaye and I will talk about the various types of touch, the background of touch, how we can be in touch, how early in our lives touch is important and much more.
Vietnam Air Rescues Part 1
May 1, 2020 • 59 MIN
I have something very unusual for you on this show. This is a show that I originally aired on my Book Promo 101 radio show, with Dave Richardson, author of Vietnam Air Rescues. This riveting book begins with the authors’ ‘Unauthorized History of the Vietnam War’; then continues to describe his life as a “Jolly Green” rescue pilot, picking up aircrew shot down in North Vietnam and Laos. Details of his 7 rescues of 9 men are included, as well as over 30 anecdotes relating to his experiences. You don’t want to miss this show or next week which is part two. The book is illustrated with more than 100 photos, maps and drawings to further explain the rescues and the stories he shares. Next week, I’ll share the interview I did with Dave Richardson and Kenny Fields, the last man he rescued. At the time, that was the largest rescue of the war. That interview will give you the perspective from the air and from the ground. They are both very interesting shows and I’m very glad I found the recordings and can share them again. This is airing for the first time since August of 2008. This show is family-friendly in case you have children who are interested in helicopters and pilots
Tips for Working From Home
March 20, 2020 • 59 MIN
For the last fifteen years, I’ve worked from home full-time. During that time, I’ve done a lot of freelance work, written a lot of books – 32 of my own and ghostwritten over two dozen, done a lot of promotional work and I’ve learned a lot of interesting new skills to add to the ones I already had. After years of working in offices, retail, healthcare. food service and construction management, it was definitely a change to work from home. With the current Coronavirus pandemic, many people are finding themselves suddenly working and doing their schoolwork from home. I thought it would be helpful to take the hour today and share some tips and suggestions from my experience working from home. Whether you’re temporarily working or doing school work from home or considering making a change to work from home, this show includes information that will be of benefit. After the show airs, the archive will be posted below, as always. And, below the replay, I also share links to some beneficial articles with tips and suggestions. Any questions, feel free to send them through the contact page here on the site or post a comment below.
Advancing Sexual Health for the Christian Client With Rev Beverly Dale
April 12, 2019 • 59 MIN
Sexuality and faith, can they be combined to form a healthy relationship? My guest today thinks they can be and her new book helps professionals and people of faith do that. She is Reverend Beverly Dale and we’re going to have a lively discussion about her work and her book. We’ll also delve into one of my priorities which is the guilt and shame that so many women face due to their backgrounds and religious upbringings. Join us for an interesting and enlightening conversation.
Unf#ck Your Brain – Trauma, PTSD and Long Term Illness
March 1, 2019 • 59 MIN
This week I welcome Dr Faith Harper back to Ready for Love Radio. She’s the author of Unf#ck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers (Five Minute Therapy Book 1). I’m almost finished with the book, then have to start another one. We did 2 interviews, last week we premiered the first show about how the brain works and our brain along with anxiety, depression and how they impact the brain. If you miss either show, I’ll be including the links to both show page so you can catch up later if needed. This week we talk about how the brain works along with trauma – in a way you can understand. We also talk about the brain, trauma and PTSD. Including a detailed explanation about PTSD – what it is and what it is not. I also got to ask several questions about emergency surgery, long hospital stays and even recovery from “pump head”. As you may have gathered from the title, there will be adult language in the show. A full list of the topics we discuss is included below, along with links to the books on Amazon, links to Dr Harper and more information about her. I can’t wait to share the information with you!
Unf#ck Your Brain – Anxiety in Your Everyday Life
February 22, 2019 • 59 MIN
This week I welcome Dr Faith Harper to Ready for Love Radio. She’s the author of Unf#ck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers (Five Minute Therapy Book 1). I have to tell you, I’m thoroughly enjoying this book and have learned a lot through the parts I’ve read and now through my interviews with Dr. Harper. We did 2 interviews and they will premiere Feb 21 and 28. 2019 and I highly recommend tuning in for both. If you miss either one, I’ll be including the links to both shows on each page so you can catch up later if needed. In the first week we’ll talk about how the brain works – in a way you can understand. We will also talk about the brain and anxiety, depression, anger, and how they impact the brain. As you may have gathered from the title, there will be adult language in the show. A full list of the topics we discuss is included below, along with links to the books on Amazon, links to Dr Harper and more information about her. Next week we’ll talk about your brain and trauma and PTSD. It’s going to be fascinating.
Why More Women Are Choosing Consensual Non-Monogamy
November 30, 2018 • 59 MIN
There was a time when monogamy and marriage with 2 children and the house with a white picket fence was the only real option women felt they had. But times are changing and that’s just not really a fact anymore. More and more women and couples are choosing to have a relationship that includes consensual non-monogamy. Recently I discussed this with Angela Skurtu, a marriage and sex therapist from St Louis. That has turned into one of my most listened to shows and highly ranked on my iTunes page. In this show, she’s back and we’ll discuss why more women are choosing non-monogamy.
Sexual Energy and Surrogate Partners with Tova Feder and Paul Bagge
October 5, 2018 • 59 MIN
On this episode of Ready for Love Radio I will share excerpts from my guests Tova Feder and Paul Bagge. I’ve had Tova and Paul on with me before – but I’ve never had them on together and they complement each other very well and the topics work together very well — this is going to be interesting and we have a surprise guest with us… you have to listen to find out who
Am I Normal If... with Dr Susan Kaye
September 14, 2018 • 59 MIN
Have you ever wondered if you are normal or if you “fit in”? Most people have at one time or another. Am I normal if… is a question that my guest Dr Susan Kaye hears in her practice all the time. That led her to want to write a book. That book is just one thing we will talk about on this episode of Ready for Love Radio. Dr Susan Kaye is a sexologist, a sexuality educator, couple’s therapist and a surrogate partner specialist. We’re going to share a fascinating conversation with you.
Consensual Non Monogamy with Angela Skurtu
August 10, 2018 • 59 MIN
Consensual Non Monogamy is a topic that confuses some people and it intrigues some people. On this Ready for Love Radio – we’ll discuss it in detail with Sex Therapist Angela Skurtu. We dig into what it is, how it works, why a couple or individual would choose this lifestyle, how to make it work, why it isn’t cheating and much more.
Your Personal Renaissance Twelve Steps to Finding Your Life’s True Calling
June 22, 2018 • 59 MIN
What is your passion? Are you getting everything you want out of your life? Do you know your truth and your true calling? Several weeks ago we talked about figuring out what you want and need in your life and how to ask for it. Tonight we’ll discuss how identifying your true calling. What is your personal renaissance and why is it important? Should you put forth the effort to discover your true calling? Join Diane Dreher and myself for Ready for Love Radio to find out.
Love Yourself in Relationships and with Family
May 11, 2018 • 59 MIN
Loving yourself can be much more involved than we think initially. It gets even more involved when you decide to make major changes in your life and you’re in a relationship or when you consider how it will impact family members. In the last Ready for Love episode Grace Bryant and I talked about making the decision to make changes in your life. This week we talk about how those changes can impact your relationship and your family members – and it will. That does NOT mean you shouldn’t make changes. It does mean you need to be prepared and you need to consider what these changes mean for you AND for the people you care about. Loving yourself is at the heart of my Love Accept and Respect Yourself Program which is one of the main reasons I started this radio show. Tonight, my guest, Grace Bryant and I will dig deep and discuss just what it means to love yourself. We will talk about self-love, self-acceptance, authenticity, co-dependency and much more. You won’t want to miss it. If you missed our discussion about What it Means to Love Yourself it is archived here –
What it Means to Love Yourself with Grace Bryant
May 4, 2018 • 59 MIN
On almost every show I say something about how important it is to love yourself and people tell me all the time that of course they love themselves. That is at the heart of my Love Accept and Respect Yourself Program which is one of the main reasons I started this radio show. Tonight, my guest, Grace Bryant and I will dig deep and discuss just what it means to love yourself in a way I haven’t done on the show before. We will talk about self-love, self-acceptance, authenticity, co-dependency and much more. You won’t want to miss it.
Heart Health Concerns Related to Intimacy and Sex
February 16, 2018 • 59 MIN
About two and a half years ago I personally discovered what it was like to experience a major heart medical crisis. It is unbelievable that pretty much every facet of my life was impacted and changed overnight. I mention elements of that from time to time on the show, how thankful I am to be alive and the ongoing challenges. I’m certainly not alone. This show is very personal to me and definitely a labor of love, those are two reasons, its the perfect show to air on Valentine’s week. And my listeners know I love to do something “out of the box” for Valentine’s Day 🙂 Dr Stacy Fisher, a cardiologist from the University of Maryland is joining me for a no holds barred discussion about love, sex, intimacy and the heart. We’ll be discussing questions about the heart, surgery, heart trouble, heart attack, aortic disorders, aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm and more – and how it impacts your relationship intimacy and yes, sex.
Maureen Davis Rockabilly Singer Songwriter
November 17, 2017 • 59 MIN
Rockabilly singer, songwriter Maureen Davis of Maureen and the Mercury 5 visits Ready for Love Radio to have a heart to heart talk with Love Coach Nikki Leigh about love dating and marriage potential. We talk about the search for a man, dating, being a successful, strong, independent woman and looking for an eligible man – and we’re going to let you listen in on the conversation. We’ll also share some of Maureen and the Mercury 5 music. There will be some typical girl talk, with some humor and definitely an edge – it is Maureen and Nikki… you just never know what could happen…
Holiday Stress and Family Part 1
November 6, 2017 • 58 MIN
Holidays + Family = Stress We all wish that wasn’t true but most of the time the holidays plus family is a recipe for stress. How can we change that? What can we do to make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable? That’s a question many people face every year. I’m Nikki Leigh, a Love Coach and the host of Ready for Love Radio. In November 2017, I invited Dr LeslieBeth Wish and Kristy Heart, a Life Coach to join me on my radio show and we discussed these topics and more.
Holiday Stress and Family Part 2
November 6, 2017 • 59 MIN
We all wish that wasn’t true but most of the time the holidays plus family is a recipe for stress. How can we change that? What can we do to make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable? That’s a question many people face every year. I’m Nikki Leigh, a Love Coach and the host of Ready for Love Radio. In November 2017, I invited Dr LeslieBeth Wish and Kristy Heart, a Life Coach to join me on my radio show and we discussed these topics and more.
Difficult People and Difficult Relationships with Hijackals
October 13, 2017 • 60 MIN
Difficult people can be a part of life, but some people are more difficult than others. There are times when we need to take a close look at our relationship and determine if we need to make changes and take action for our well-being. This is especially true for parents. My guest Dr Rhoberta Shaler will explain how to identify what she calls “Hijackals”, how they effect us, what we need to do about them, much more and she is offering a free gift below. This is a show that I would really encourage people to share with friends or family that may need to hear it. As always a replay of the show will be posted here after the show premiers
Giving Our Power to Loved Ones with Diane Dreher
October 6, 2017 • 59 MIN
Sometimes in a relationship – whether family, business, personal, or intimate – we give away our personal power and control of or life. We may not even realize that we are doing it, but we let other people control our life. Sometimes we do it intentionally and other times we don’t. That is one of the main topics of the show tonight. First realizing that you are doing it and then, how to take back your power and take back control of your own life in a healthy way. We will also discuss conflict resolution which can definitely arise when you start to take back control of your life. These are both important topics that I’m very happy to bring to you and Diane Dreher is a great guest. We’ll also discuss her great collection of books. I included a list of her books below. Full details are included below.
Delve Deeper into Polyamory with Grace Bryant
September 8, 2017 • 60 MIN
In a recent newsletter from Omooni (now Beducated) – I found a great article about Polyamory that went into great detail. Once I finished the article, I knew I had to invite her to be a guest on the show to talk with me. In this show, Grace Bryant joins me to share her thoughts on polyamorous relationships – I think you will definitely want to tune in. I’ll also share some interesting and information-packed links below.
Great Sex Can Transform Your Life
June 30, 2017 • 59 MIN
How can your sex life affect the rest of your life? That’s what we talk about on this show. Are you skeptical? You need to tune in. Having a satisfying sex life can have an impact on your creativity, your happiness, your career, your family life, your relationship and even your spirituality. Yes, you read that right, even your spirituality. My guest is Eyal Matsliah, a sexuality expert, and a human potential coach. We will discuss his work, his research, his Ejaculation Control program, his book “Orgasm Unleashed” and much more.
Dating and Loving A Highly Sensitive Person
April 14, 2017 • 60 MIN
We’ve heard of highly sensitive people, but do you understand what that means? Do you know if you’re a highly sensitive person? And, if you are highly sensitive, do you know how to manage that in your daily life? If you answered no to any of those questions – you NEED to hear this interview. My guest is Jane Donovan, a relationship coach, and a highly sensitive person, from Australia. She’s lived with this trait and has not only learned how to manage it but has taught her daughters and many other people how to manage high sensitivity in their daily lives. Each of us has our own set of struggles in life and we have to learn how to manage those struggles. Jane has wonderful advice that she’s prepared to share and we will share a wealth of resources with you too.
Interview with Swingularity Author Cooper Beckett
April 7, 2017 • 56 MIN
Last year I interviewed Cooper Beckett about his fascinating novel A Life Less Monogamous. Normally I don’t interview authors about novels, but Cooper is very knowledgeable about swinging and I know he has a podcast about swinging. The portrayal of what his fictional characters did was very accurate, so I wanted to discuss the book. I joke that the only question he left me with at the end was what would happen next. Well, now he’s going to answer that – in his new book, Swingularity. And, I’m bringing him back to talk about this book too. The original couple, Ryan and Jennifer are back along with their friends Bruce and Paige who introduced them to the swinging lifestyle. But they are going to meet a lot of new people in this new book when they travel to a swingers nudist resort. If you’re looking for a spring or summer read with lots of sex, plenty of emotions, stress and opportunities for jealousy – put this one on your list! But, it also gives Cooper and I a lot of things to talk about.
Impact of Religion on Sex and Relationships
March 3, 2017 • 59 MIN
Religion and sex is something that I’ve wanted to do a podcast about for a long time. But, let me be clear up front that this is not about individual scriptures, doctrines or teachings. This podcast is about the impact of religion on relationships and the sexuality of individuals, not individual beliefs. Many of the things we discuss on this podcast may be subconscious – and many of these things will very likely be outside your comfort zone. I won’t deny that at all and neither would Dr Darrel Ray, my guest. This will likely be one of my most politically incorrect shows to date – but the point is not to insult or bash religion. The purpose is simply to educate and to share thoughts that people likely haven’t thought about.
Lessons Learned from the Land of Non-Monogamy
February 24, 2017 • 59 MIN
There are many forms of non-monogamy and it can get pretty confusing. This week we’re going to discuss the options, the choices and how it works. Even if the idea isn’t “your cup of tea” – you can learn more about the different terms and concepts and understand that it may be more common than you realize. I love to learn about alternatives and different ideas. Whether its something I choose for myself or not – I find it interesting to learn new things and why it appeals to other people. In that process I learn about myself and about others. My guest this week is Wendy Newman – she is a relationship expert and an author. She will be sharing information about her work but also her personal life. You just never know what we might discuss on this podcast….
Reclaim a Healthy Sex Life After Sexual Trauma with Dr Lori Bisbey
January 6, 2017 • 59 MIN
Sexual assault can make it difficult to have a healthy relationship and a healthy sex life. Today we will talk about it and talk about how survivors can not only survive, but reclaim a healthy sex life and relationships after sexual trauma. My goal with this podcast is to provide information for trauma survivors, their partners, their friends and families and people who want more information about what survivors face. Dr Lori Beth Bisbey from London is my guest. Below, I’ll share some of the questions we’ll discuss in the interview.
Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants
August 27, 2016 • 59 MIN
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a thief. ED takes away physical and emotional intimacy. ED steals your confidence in the bedroom. ED robs you of your manhood. ED walks off with your self-esteem. Left untreated, ED has the power and potential to destroy lives, and end relationships. FullSizeRender (3)Join me for a conversation with Rick Redner and his wife Brenda Redner. They lived this experience, from his diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer, to temporary impotence and a diagnosis of permanent impotence and his search for options. Some of his answers honestly left me speechless and reminded me of my desire to share my story of survival and to educate people about my recent health scare. Its amazing to me that doctors aren’t more forthcoming about the information he had to find on his own – and that he an Brenda are sharing in the pages of their book and on this interview.
Sensual Reiki Massage
August 12, 2016 • 60 MIN
My friend Paul Bagge developed a sensual version of reiki massage that combines Reiki, Tantra, and massage. He is now teaching this to other practitioners and to couples who want to learn how to do this themselves. We’ll discuss the basics and some of the details of this fascinating massage option.
Discover and Increase Your Pleasure
February 26, 2016 • 55 MIN
Pleasure is something we usually want to increase and improve. In this podcast – I’ll talk to my good friend Paul Bagge. He works with people to deepen their intimacy and learn new skills. He also works with victim/survivors of sexual abuse. On this podcast we talk about discovering what gives us pleasure, learning and improving our skill set to increase our pleasure. The quote from Caroline Muir in Tantra Goddess – sparked the idea for this show.
Swinging Lifestyle with Cooper S Beckett
February 7, 2016 • 56 MIN
There are many misconceptions about swinging, polyamory, open relationships, non-monogamy and other similar relationship types. In this Ready for Love podcast, I talk with Cooper S Beckett about the differences between these and we delve into details about the swinging lifestyle. Cooper offered my listeners a special offer on his book – A Life Less Monogamous, check below for details.
Are You Sexually Repressed
June 16, 2015 • 55 MIN
10 signs you may have some degree of Repressed Sexuality with my Friend Paul Bagge — We share a lot of information to help people identify sexual repression, the wide spreading effects on our lives and ways to increase your personal, relational and sexual satisfaction.
Empowering Women with Paul Bagge
April 7, 2015 • 57 MIN
Rev Paul Bagge joins Nikki Leigh for a discussion about what a sexological bodyworker does, why and how it works. We talk about empowering women, sexual awakening, capturing and using your sexual energy and much more. This show can be especially good for women who feel they should suppress or resist their sexuality and also women who are survivors of abuse or assault.
Master of O by Ernest Greene
May 13, 2014 • 57 MIN
Are you one of the millions of people who read and enjoyed 50 Shades of Grey? If the topic is of interest to you or if you are just curious, you should tune into Ready for Love Radio tonight. Long before 50 Shades of Grey was released, there was the Story of O. It is the story of a submissive partner in a power exchange relationship – she shares her story from her point of view. Several decades later, 9 1/2 Weeks was released and it also told the story of a submissive from her point of view. Are you noticing a pattern? All of these stories are told from the woman’s point and/or the submissive point of view.
Sex Addiction with A D Burks - Part 2
January 14, 2014 • 29 MIN
Join your host and love coach, Nikki Leigh, on Ready for Love radio today for a frank discussion about sex addiction. We start with whether sex addiction actually exists, how to tell if you or a loved one is a sex addict, how does pain manifest itself in addiction, what are the 4 steps you should use to overcome addiction and much more. Nikki interviews author and recovering sex addict A D Burks to discuss his experience, his background and why he got involved in helping people have a more positive and healthy life and much more. This is PART 2 of my interview. Episode 15 is part 1. (
Sex Addiction with A D Burks - Part 1
January 7, 2014 • 29 MIN
Join your host and love coach, Nikki Leigh, on Ready for Love radio today for a frank discussion about sex addiction. We start with whether sex addiction actually exists, how to tell if you or a loved one is a sex addict, how does pain manifest itself in addiction, what are the 4 steps you should use to overcome addiction and much more. Nikki interviews author and recovering sex addict A D Burks to discuss his experience, his background and why he got involved in helping people have a more positive and healthy life and much more. This is PART 1 of my interview. Episode 16 is part 2. (
Importance of Touch with Paul Bagge
October 15, 2013 • 29 MIN
There are various types of touch – gentle, subtle, sensual, intimate and erotic. Learn why touch is important, benefits of visiting a body worker, tantric touch, sensual and erotic massage, help for trauma survivors and much more. Paul Bagge, the guest, is a Sex and Intimacy Coach, Holistic Bodyworker, and Spiritual Minister, a man who helps women become “The Goddess They Were Born To Be“.
Communication Guide for Men and Women
September 10, 2013 • 29 MIN
Tova Feder and I had a discussion about communication for men and women. Soon after that she released an e-book about communication. I want to share our show and share the link to the e-book. Communication is critical for a healthy relationship, so it's something that I talk about on the show a lot. It's so important, that we talked about this in show #2. Enjoy!