The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life

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Want to know the secrets to living a fantastic life? My podcasts guest have lived through the unthinkable, and they’ve written a book that will inspire you to live your best life.

Dr. Allen Lycka is one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the world. In 2003, he was diagnosed with ALS and given six months to live. After fighting the diagnosis, he is here today as a result of his courage and determination. Dr. Lycka used his experience to co-author the book The Secrets of Living A Fantastic Life with Harriet Tinka, and he speaks to groups around the world about transforming lives.

Harriet Tinka was an international model who was attacked and left for dead by a stalker. Told she would never walk again, she is known by her students as a “Powerhouse Role Model” who makes being genuine the most powerful thing of all. She is an invigorating transformational speaker, passionate life coach, blogger, Chartered Professional Accountant, Football Official, and an ultra-marathon runner. She is the founder and CEO of the award-winning Social Enterprise. She describes her life as moving from tragic to magic.

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The Art of Honesty in Dating and Relationships

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Laurie Gerber is an expert on the art of honesty in dating and relationships. She even gave a TEDx talk on the subject of lying!

Passionate about personal development and the art of honesty in dating and relationships, Laurie Gerber has been coaching individuals and groups for over 15 years. As Head Coach at Handel Group® Life Coaching, she teaches people to tell the truth and pursue their dreams through live events, one-on-one coaching, online coaching courses, as a writer, on radio, and in frequent TV appearances on MTV, A&E, Dr. Phil Show, and the TODAY show.

In Episode #398: The Art of Honesty in Dating and Relationships:

  • What it means to author one’s life
  • Is it ever okay to lie in a relationship?
  • How honest should you be when you’re getting to know someone?
  • What are the 3 H’s of dating?

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How to Heal Trauma

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My podcast guest, Lisa Erickson, shares how to heal trauma through chakras. She also speaks about empowerment, mindfulness, and more.

Lisa Erickson is an energy worker specializing in women’s energetics and sexual trauma healing. She’s the author of Chakra Empowerment for Women. Lisa helps women maximize and balance their energy during key life transits such as pregnancy, post-partum, perimenopause and menopause.

She also works with women to heal from abuse and assault. Lisa is certified in a variety of energy healing modalities and is a practitioner with The Breathe Network, a non-profit dedicated to supporting holistic healing for sexual trauma survivors. Lisa is passionate about helping women connect with their feminine energy.

In episode 393: How to Heal Trauma and Own Your Power, you’ll hear about:

  • Women’s energetics and how they’re different from men’s
  • How women’s energy bodies change during peri-menopause and menopause
  • Why women need to have clear boundaries
  • Simple exercises to help you protect your energy

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[Podcast episode] How to Date For Marriage

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Rabbi Manis Friedman shares his thoughts on how to date for marriage. You’ll hear about intimacy, sex, and why free love has made us more lonely than ever.

Rabbi Manis Friedman spoke with me on Last First Date Radio about how to date for marriage. While his perspective is conservative, and we don’t always agree, I think you’ll find this episode to be thought-provoking.

Rabbi Friedman is a world-renowned author, counselor, lecturer and philosopher. He uses ancient wisdom and modern wit as he captivates audiences around the country and the world. Rabbi Friedman started an organization called “It’s Good To Know” which reaches thousands of people every month through his online classes and events.

His first book, Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore? published by Harper San Francisco in 1990, is widely praised and is currently in its eighth printing.

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Throw Your Dating Rules Out the Window!

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I don’t believe in dating rules. They keep us from figuring out what’s right for US in dating. Because relationships are not a one-size-fits-all.

Recently, someone in my private Facebook group, Your Last First Date, posted this graphic image: 10 Dating Commandments 2020. I was happy to see so many women in the group did not agree with these dating rules.

Instead of dating rules, I suggest incorporating dating principles. Here are mine…

Last First Date Dating Principles


1. Work on your stuff so you don’t project fears and past relationship issues on the new guys you meet.
2. Cast a wide net: be as open as you can about the things that don’t matter and as narrow as possible on the things that do.
3. Learn to communicate clearly and kindly.
4. Know your standards, and set clear boundaries to protect what matters from the start.
5. Don’t try to fix men. What you see is what you get.
6. Walk away from men who don’t treat you with kindness and respect.
7. Don’t give up hope. Believe he’s out there waiting for you, and you will find him.
8. Live your best life and be grateful for what you already have.
9. Forgive those who have hurt you so you can move on.
10. Have fun and laugh as much as you can.

Watch the video for more detail on why you should throw out those dating rules.


If you’re feeling stuck in dating and relationships and would like to find love sooner rather than later, sign up for a complimentary 1/2 hour breakthrough session with Sandy http://lastfirstdate.com/breakthrough

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Navigating the Challenges of Remarriage

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Therapist, Terry Gaspard, speaks about navigating the many challenges of remarriage. If you’re thinking about marrying again, listen to this episode!

Terry Gaspard, LICSW, licensed therapist and author, joined me on Last First Date Radio to speak about the challenges of remarriage. She’s a contributor to The Good Men Project, The Gottman Institute Blog, DivorcedMoms.com, Huffington Post, Patheos.com, and marriage.com. Follow Terry on Twitter, Facebook, and her website movingpastdivorce.com. Her forthcoming book, The Remarriage Manual: How to Make Everything Work Better the Second Time Around was published by Sounds True in February 2020.

Check out the show notes below for EP 390: Successful Remarriage Tips with Therapist and Author, Terry Gaspard.

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