Superhero of Love Podcast

You have a Superhero of Love inside you! Come learn to love and be loved more than ever before + fly high with that Mighty Heart of yours!

Gwyneth Paltrow launched "conscious uncoupling" into the collective consciousness in 2014 when she announced her separation from Chris Martin. In 2015, its inventor Katherine Woodward Thomas' book of that title Conscious Uncoupling: The Five Steps to Living Happily Even After came out, and became a New York Times bestseller, just like her first book Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life.  

Katherine is a delight -- generous with her wisdom and will likely make you laugh and ponder, while giving you useful tips to deal with heartache of all kinds.  She talks about her both of her books and at the end makes an exciting announcement about something she is doing at the end of January, 2019!

Find Katherine at and and buy both of her NYT bestsellers anywhere that you buy books. 



Sister Dr. Jenna is a world renowned speaker and meditation teacher whose radio show America Meditating is healing our world one new meditator at a time.  She is the director of two Meditation Museums in Silver Spring, Maryland and McLean, Virginia, the prolific producer of meditation CDs and travels the world bring more peace to souls and love into hearts.

We have a great chat about managing our hearts during these chaotic times.  She will make you laugh and she will make you feel more at peace by the end of the interview too. What a great way to start the new year!

Find Sister Dr. Jenna at America Meditating and on Twitter at @AmericaMeditate​ and her meditation museums at Meditation Museum.


Susan Segal was driving her daughter to school one day when a city bus had to swerve into her BMW in order to miss a runaway truck.  Her daughter, Alyce, stepped out of the impossible wreckage and was miraculously unscathed. Susan required a laborious extrication from the vehicle and barely survived, having broken nearly every bone in her body, including her neck.  Today, she is the picture of health and her husband Doug Segal tells the story of how and why she is today a walking miracle in his book Struck: A Husband's Memoir of Trauma and Triumph (Prospect Park Books, September 2018)

You can guess it: they are Superheroes of Love.  The Segal family believes in the power of love, the unique love of friends, family and complete strangers in a time of crisis, and its ability to bring Susan through this healing saga that could have, at hundreds of points in time, taken a sharp turn toward a far darker end of this story.

You will hear from Doug, Susan and their son Michael, whose life was, of course, also struck by this tragedy-turned-miracle story of love.

Find the book wherever you buy your books and find Doug at


Allana Pratt is an intimacy expert who has coached thousands to open their hearts to love, healing and stepping into their most kick-ass power.  She has authored three books and talks about her latest -- just out this November -- 7 Steps to Manifest Your Beloved: While Staying True to Yourself  Allana generously gives us many real life tips during this episode.  She has a way of teaching through hilarious yet heart-centered stories.  If you know someone who has recently gone through a brutal divorce, pass this on to them. If you would like to have your heart opened up a little bit more, tune in for yourself.  

You can find Allana, her books, her inspiring videos (that make you feel like you are with her - live - in that moment even if viewed years later!), classes, and more at

Allana is a Superhero of Love, so you will want to stay in touch with her refreshing, sometimes hilarious and always whip ass smart intimacy inspirations.


And, don't forget... Superhero of Love will be out January 1, 2019.  You can pre-order it now wherever you buy your books.  Also, go check out all the videos from the recent Love Forward Talks event that happened on November 11, 2018 in Pasadena, CA.  The book and the talks are all about helping us all love and be loved more than ever. 


Kelly Notaras had an illustrious career in publishing. Right out of college she jumped into Avon Books (which subsequently folded into Harper Collins) in New York City as an editor and worked her way up, up, up until she started her own business kn Literary which is the company she created to help shepherd the dearly beloved books we all have inside us -- that we were as the title of her book says "born to write. Check out her brand new book: The Book You Were Born to Write.

The conversation covers how Kelly's "shepherd fairy" duties - as both 1) shepherd helping carry the emotional load for authors  and 2) fairy godmother seeing the beauty and magic in each of our stories -- span into her personal life.  Kelly generously gave up over a year of her life to help shepherd her friend and partner through dying and death.  This is the article she mentions that began as a Facebook post and went viral: Self Magazine article "Doing Death Differently"

During the interview a major "aha" moment erupted in screams when it was discovered that it was an article by Kelly about the 25 publishers that accept unsolicited manuscripts that got Bridget her publishing deal!  That article is no longer available via google search, but Kelly did say that you can sign up for kn Literary's email list and you will get it!

If you feel you have a book in you, this is a MUST LISTEN episode!

Don't forget Superhero of Love: Heal Your Broken Heart & Then Go Save the World is now available for pre-order wherever you get your books.  And, please check out the videos now available of the fabulous talks that took place at Love Forward Talks event in Pasadena, CA on 11/11/18 at!



Actor/Comedian Ted Lyde has a popular podcast Learning Not to Swear with Ted Lyde which he started out of the period in his life that he speaks about in this hilarious yet deeply moving talk.  You will laugh but you may want to have a tissue nearby too.

This talk was given at the first ever Love Forward Talks on November 11, 2018 at the Boston Court Pasadena theatre.  The title of these talks was Thanks+Love+Giving and it explored how we can infuse more love into our divided communities, families, our holiday tables, etc. You can find the video of this talk -- and watch Ted in all his glory --- on YouTube on the Superhero of Love channel.  You can also watch it on the Love Forward Talks website  and see lots of pictures from the event too!

Superhero of Love: Heal Your Broken Heart & Then Go Save the World is now available for pre-sale!  Check it out wherever you buy your books.


On November 11, 2018, a magical happening occurred in Pasadena, CA.  The event was the first ever LOVE FORWARD TALKS and the title was "Thanks+Love+Giving." Seven speakers gathered to contemplate how we can insert more love into our divided political and personal landscapes, how we can insert more love into our daily lives, into the holidays. This Thanksgiving episode was inspired by that event:  a guided meditation to prepare our hearts for the Thanksgiving and upcoming holidays. 

Our hearts tend to be more tender during these times.  This is a guided meditation that may help you take care of yours.  Enjoy!


Speaking of holidays...You can pre-order Superhero of Love: Heal Your Broken Heart & Then Go Save the World now on Amazon and let your gift recipient know that it will arrive in their mailboxes around January 3rd to start their new heart year off right.

Sign up for the Superhero of Love mailing list at to be in the loop when the next Love Forward Talks is scheduled.  Announcement coming soon!




Dr. Rick Sarnat started a new kind of healthcare system over 20 years ago.  It's holistic, heart-centered and time-consuming, and yet it is cost-slashing.  That's not a typo: they spend more time with patients and they significantly reduce costs.  They also have magnificent results with opioid addiction.  Miracle?  Actually it's more practical than miraculous.

Dr. Sarnat is also regularly publishing peer-reviewed studies of Master John Douglas's work healing incurable diseases.  Miracle?  Indeed, and yet it's also based in verifiable medical fact.

To find out more about Master John Douglas:

Also, check it out!  Superhero of Love: Heal Your Broken Heart & Then Go Save the World is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever you buy your books! 





Patti Pagliei followed her heart after she lost her dot com job.  She's starting creating beautiful things.  Soon what touched her heart as she created her art was touching the hearts of thousands. Her companies Waxing Poetic and Personally Poetic have touched hundreds of thousands at this point with the beauty and poetry she instills in every piece. 

Patti talks about overcoming many challenges - cancer, the fires, floods and mudslides of Santa Barbra, nurturing her family through health scares, and all that can possibly thwart a precious "tiny and mighty" idea for a business that has grown up to make a huge difference in people's lives.

Patti mentioned this poem (by Waxing Poetics in house poet, Brianna Colburn) during the interview which is emblematic of how she lives her life and runs her business:

Be brave, be bright, be brilliant, be wild.

Roses have managed it for centuries, so can we.


Also you will hear mention of Patti's amazing husband, John Simpson, an entrepreneur himself, who expresses his artistic self via music.  The exciting upcoming gig she mentions is Saturday, 11/17 at 8 p.m. at Lobero Theatre.  Check out the The Double Wide Kings Play Neil Young.

Check out their store The Shopkeepers when you are next in Santa Barbara. You will feel Patti's heart beating in every corner!


Jess Phoenix ran for Congress this year in California's 25th District.  She is the Democratic daughter of two Republican FBI agents.  She was in high school just up the street from Columbine when what everyone who thought would be the last high school shooting occurred.  She thought the adults would take care of it.  Soon she was an adult, stepping up to make a difference herself. 
Jess deals with climate change every single day as a volcanogist, geologist and with her nonprofit environmental scientific research organization, Blueprint Earth.
In all of her roles - daughter, congressional candidate, scientist, etc. -- she has developed a true gift of finding points of commonality.  Yes, even in the times of extreme dissension and violence, she has a way with our hearts: speaking to them, teaching them and inspiring the hell out of them.
Let's follow Jess's advice: "If we can just show each other more empathy... now that's something we want to go viral."  Post on all social media your tips for finding points of commonality, for being a point of light in your life, bringing LOVE into our current landscape of dissension and division.  Post your tips and tag them:  #ThanksLOVEgiving #loveitforward #superherooflove
Follow Jess on Instagram @volcano.jess, on Facebook @jessphx and on Twitter @jessphoenix2018.  Read all about Blueprint Earth at

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