146: How to create more pleasure in life – with Laura Zam

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Are you ready to create more pleasure in your life? Well, buckle up, buttercup and let’s take a walk together. You’ll want to listen to this one without others around, trust me.

My special guest today is author Laura Zam and she’s simplifying how to create more pleasure in life. Let’s face it… a life worth living isn’t solely about work, money, and success. In fact, some would say (including me) that those things are a small sliver of what makes a life whole. Let’s talk about pleasure, desire, sex and asking for you really, really want… my goodness, now THAT’S a great topic to simplify!

Here’s how. 

My special guest today is Laura Zam and she’s simplifying how to create more pleasure in life.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • Why pleasure is a key component to living a whole life
  • How to begin to ask for what you desire, especially if you’ve been a people pleaser for so long
  • What to do if you’ve got zero libido, feeling overworked, and on the verge of burnout 
  • For those who might be dealing with past sexual trauma, she shares her personal story and what helped her reemerge stronger
  • …and ultimately, where you can find more time in your schedule, especially during the holidays for pleasure.

Remember, we are not robots and we cannot focus on our work 24/7… as humans, we need to define our desires, learn to discern which are the healthiest for us to attract, and communicate them with others. Laura shares her journey creating more pleasure in her life and what she learned all along the way. No matter if you’re single, married, male, female or none of the above, this one’s for you!

Q: Are you ready to create more pleasure in life? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!


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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and begin to create more pleasure in your life this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Laura Zam

Laura Zam – She is the author of the bestselling book, The Pleasure Plan: One Woman’s Search for Sexual Healing and is also a Sexuality Educator, a Relationship Coach, and a Women’s Health Advocate. 

Her work focuses on women’s sexual pleasure and healing and she’s been featured in The New York Times, Salon, HuffPost. She has spoken at TEDx, off Broadway and hundreds of venues, helping women find pleasure and sexual solutions.

Where Laura hangs out online:

Website: laurazam.com

Facebook: @LauraZamAuthor

Twitter: @LauraZam

Instagram: @LauraZam_Author 

LinkedIn: @LauraZam

Laura’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Elizabeth McCain – She is an author, a spiritual counselor, transformational storyteller and story coach, solo performer, workshop and retreat leader, and an Interfaith minister. 

She is the author of a compelling memoir, A Lesbian Belle Tells: OUTrageous Southern Stories of Family, Loss, and Love, about her trues stories of growing up in Mississippi, coming out in DC, finding true love and belonging and dealing with family estrangement. 

For almost thirty years, she’s supported women and the LGBTQ community, helping them to share and reframe their personal stories of coming out/living out, dealing with loss, love, and transformation. She has also written and performed an award-winning one-woman show, A Lesbian Belle Tells.

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