287: How to Create and Rekindle Passion & Libido in Relationships With Susan Bratton

09.23.2019 - By The Wellness Mama Podcast

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Today we take a bit of detour from the usual topics to one that is deeply personal and probably not talked about enough. We’re discussing sex, libido, and intimacy, all rolled into one… and I think we all know this can be an interesting area to navigate post-motherhood! If you don’t already know about my guest Susan Bratton, she has been called the “Dear Abby” of sex for her honest and fresh ideas about how to ignite passion and sexual fulfillment in relationships. We talk about why romance seems to die at a certain point, what you can do to revive it, why women and men are so different, and how women can learn to be more in touch with their bodies and even heal obstacles to intimacy. We also talk about how to give kids the best start when it’s time to start laying the foundation for understanding their own sexuality. Susan is an amazing speaker and writer as well who has authored over 20 books, some of which I’ve linked to below. I appreciate Susan for her willingness to talk openly about such an important topic… that affects pretty much all of us! Episode Highlights With Susan Bratton Why sex drive has natural peaks and valleys, and how to know what’s “normal” A key factor of low sex drive many people don’t suspect How to become your own sexual health advocate when working with doctors Ways to identify emotional obstacles to intimacy The pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy, bio-identical hormones Tips for becoming a confident, happy lover Dealing with chronic pain or illness in the sexual realm How to talk to your kids about sex in a healthy way (and without scarring them for life! And more! Resources We Mention SusanBratton.com BetterLover.com ArielGiarretto.com Sexual Soulmates: 6 Essentials for Connected Sex Relationship Magic Women’s Anatomy of Arousal More From Wellness Mama 168: A Proactive Approach to Aging and Sexual Health and Wellness With HealthWellnessMD 109: Vaginal Health, Menopause, and Hormone Therapy With Dr. Anna Cabeca 235: Signs of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & How to Stop Pelvic Pain Naturally With Isa Herrera 234: The Keto-Green Way to Optimize Hormones & Libido With Dr. Anna Cabeca Natural Ways to Improve Libido & Sex Drive in Women Symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy (& Natural Ways to Protect Vaginal Health) What did you think of Susan’s advice? Do you have anything to add? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptChild: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic, a Finnish company bringing the everyday magic of mushrooms to our daily lives. If you visited my home, you’d notice my homemade coffee/tea bar in my kitchen. Above it hangs 8 wooden cups, called kuksas… one for each member of my family. These have become part of our family tradition as we often sip mushroom coffee or superfood elixers from them at breakfast or after dinner during family time. Wooden cup or not, I highly recommend all of the four stigmatic products and you’d also find every single one of them in my kitchen! Here’s how I incorporate them into my day: in the morning I will drink one of their mushroom coffee blends, the matcha, the coffee latte or mushroom mocha with chaga. Throughout the day I sip their chaga, cordyceps or lions mane elixirs on their own since these are all caffeine free but have a host of benefits due including a major boost of antioxidants. Nighttime means their calming turmeric tea or Reishi elixir with a splash of macadamia milk. Mom tip: I also always keep their activated charcoal lemonade on hand for the first sign for a stomach bug… my kids love it and charcoal always seems to help. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 15% with the code wellness mama at foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama Thi

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