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Be Your Own Love Goals with Moe Ari and Tiffany

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Embark on a journey to redefine love and connection with the Be Your Own Love Goals Podcast, hosted by the dynamic duo Moe Ari and Tiffany! Join this LGBTQIA+ couple, Moe Ari, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Tiffany, a post-partum doula and femme-powerment coach, as they share their decade-long wisdom on love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. Discover practical insights, relatable stories, and expert advice to empower you to forge the relationships you've always dreamed of. Tune in weekly and embark on a journey toward love, connection, and personal growth!

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United States

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Embark on a journey to redefine love and connection with the Be Your Own Love Goals Podcast, hosted by the dynamic duo Moe Ari and Tiffany! Join this LGBTQIA+ couple, Moe Ari, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Tiffany, a post-partum doula and femme-powerment coach, as they share their decade-long wisdom on love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. Discover practical insights, relatable stories, and expert advice to empower you to forge the relationships you've always dreamed of. Tune in weekly and embark on a journey toward love, connection, and personal growth!

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English


Episodes

Sorry, Not Sorry. Why Is It So Hard To Apologize?

2/21/2024
Join us on our latest journey as we explore the nuanced differences between self-awareness and self-accountability, particularly in making apologies. We open up about our personal growth and the pivotal moments that taught us the importance of recognizing our mistakes and taking concrete steps to prevent them in the future. Listen in as we reflect on how our apologies have evolved from mere words to actions backed by genuine change, and how parenthood and the pandemic have further shaped our understanding of what it means to own our actions within our relationships truly. Emotions can be complex, and in this conversation, we unpack the tendency to hide vulnerability behind anger. We discuss the importance of owning and accepting our feelings for our healing and the health of our relationships. Hear us delve into the transformative power of empathy, vulnerability, and honest communication, and learn how these can foster a deeper connection with our partners. Our candid discussion reveals how validating emotions rather than dismissing them can create a space for more meaningful interactions and mutual growth. Be Your Own Love Goals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own love goals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:36:53

She Didn't Let Me Kiss Her The First Time We Had Sex: Young Black Queer and In Love

2/14/2024
Celebrate the profound milestones and tender moments that have turned us into the epitome of #LoveGoals, as we mark our five-year anniversary. Our story is not just about love—it's about the transformative power of belonging and authenticity, the kind that only blooms when two contrasting worlds collide. Tiffany's boundless energy and my initial reticence forged an unexpected alchemy in Orlando back in 2012, setting the stage for a friendship that would defy distance and deepen into something much more. As we unravel the threads of our relationship, from those early days to coming out and beyond, you'll witness how vulnerability becomes the cornerstone of enduring companionship. Embark with us on a heartfelt odyssey that's taken us from the familiarity of South Carolina to the vibrant streets of Chicago, and finally to our home in Atlanta, stitching together a life rich with celebration, adversity, and growth. Our wedding in the Dominican Republic was a cultural tapestry, honoring our African heritage and queer identities, and every step—from our engagement to the birth of our family—has been an illustration of love's boundless capacity to evolve. Join us as we share the laughter, tears, and triumphs that have shaped us, and perhaps, in the reflection of our journey, you'll find the sparks that ignite your own path to becoming love goals. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:28:13

I Bet I Can Make You Put Your Phone Down - Distraction Free + Confident Dating Tips

2/7/2024
Unlock the secrets to a memorable first date that paves the way for a potential future romance! On this journey, we've got you covered with expert advice from our Host Moe Ari, a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Love and Connection Expert at Hinge, ensuring your dating game is both authentic and impeccably mannered. This episode is all about finding that sweet spot—where genuine self-presentation meets the finesse of a well-executed date plan. You'll learn the importance of feeling your best to leave a lasting impression, and the subtle courtesies that can make or break the potential for a second meetup. From personal hygiene to the thoughtful touches that show you care, we're equipping you with the tools to approach dating with grace and self-awareness. Bring levity and respect to your dating adventures as we discuss the role of humor in sparking connection without crossing lines. Discover the importance of respecting personal boundaries and showing genuine interest through active listening and non-verbal cues. This episode isn't just talk; we'll share actionable tips inspired by Hinge's distraction-free dating guide, and the power of a follow-up to secure that next encounter. Whether you're fresh to the dating scene or simply seeking a refreshed perspective, tune in for an engaging conversation that promises to reshape your approach to respectful and successful dating. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:31:02

We’re Going Up This Mountain In Flip Flops To Save Our Marriage

1/31/2024
Could unlocking the secrets of nonviolent communication be the missing link to deeper connections in your relationships? Join us as we journey through the soul-enriching practice of NVC, pioneered by Marshall Rosenberg, and peel back the layers on how it can revolutionize your interactions with others. With personal anecdotes and revelations, we delve into the art of intentionality in conversation and the profound impact of building a communication style rooted in empathy and compassion. You're not just listening to a discussion; you're stepping into a transformative experience that aligns perfectly with our mission to embody the very essence of hashtag love goals. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari, and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:34:07

Shifting From Me To We: Getting From Single To Married Intentionally

1/24/2024
Join us as we reflect on the profound transition from the 'me' to the 'we' in relationships! Hear our candid discussion on maintaining individuality within a relationship, especially through significant life transitions. We examine the milestones that cemented our bond, such as moving in together, top surgery, name changes, and the journey through IVF and pregnancy. The episode highlights the intricate dance of preserving one's sense of self while fostering a united front as a couple and, eventually, as a family. With a focus on open communication and community support, we wrap up with insights on the necessity of balancing togetherness with personal interests and sacred spaces. Tune in for an intimate look at our own relationship evolution and take away valuable insights for nurturing your own partnerships. Be Your Own Love Goals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own love goals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:33:05

Coming Out Of The Spiritual Closet: Being Black, Queer, and Embracing Ancestral Faith

1/17/2024
Join us on a heartfelt exploration as Tiffany shares her transformative spiritual journey as a black queer woman. This episode takes you through the intersection of identity, faith, and love, resonating with the universal desire for belonging and authenticity. Listen in as Tiffany opens up about her inspiring photoshoot, which sets the stage for a wider discussion on ancestral spirituality within the African American community. We tackle the complex challenges of reconciling traditional religious teachings with personal beliefs, especially in the context of the LGBTQ+ community, and how Tiffany courageously steps out of the 'spiritual closet' to embrace her true self. Embark on a candid conversation about the role of the black church in shaping our early spiritual lives and the poignant struggles when one's evolving identity seems at odds with established doctrines. We reflect on the emotional toll of seeking acceptance within religious spaces, sharing the difficult choice to leave the church in pursuit of an inclusive spiritual home. This chapter is an affirmation of the search for an authentic connection to faith, highlighting the emotional liberation and growth that comes from finding a community that embraces us fully, in all our complexity. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:46:15

New Year, New Me! Setting Intentions For Success In 2024

1/10/2024
As the calendar flips to a new page, we're all too familiar with the firework burst of resolutions that fizzle out long before the year's first quarter. But what if we could transform those bright but fleeting sparks into a steady, warm glow that lights our way throughout the year? Join us as we navigate the nuanced terrain of setting New Year's goals with intention, planning, and a dash of daring. Instead of the usual resolutions that gather dust, we'll guide you through crafting goals that resonate with your core values and true desires, avoiding the trap of low aspirations or the echo chamber of societal pressures. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:46:17

Deck the Halls with Games and Glee: Holiday Games Episode

12/21/2023
Every family has that one-holiday tradition that sticks out in memory—the one where Uncle Joe always burns the turkey, or where Grandma's secret punch recipe turns the evening into a laughter-fueled affair. Our latest episode is a heartfelt homage to those moments, capturing the essence of holiday celebrations from baking sessions filled with the sweet scent of cookies to the uproarious joy of games and crafts. We're exploring the diverse customs that brighten the season, sharing our family favorites, and discussing how these rituals create a sense of belonging and authenticity. It's all about the simple pleasures that deepen our connections and make the holidays memorable. Join us as we throw back the curtains on a magical movie night and recount the competitive spirit of Sandy's (Moe’s Mom) Christmas games. Imagine curling up with a classic film or engaging in good-natured family feuds that keep everyone on their toes. We don't just talk about our rituals; we dive into the essence of creating memorable experiences that bring people together. From the bustling kitchen prep with all hands on deck to the communal joy found in simple pleasures, this episode invites you to make the season your own. So, pour yourself some punch, cut yourself some slack, and let our stories inspire your holiday spirit. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:34:23

Potlucks, Family Squabbles and Chosen Love: Embracing Chosen Family During The Holidays

12/20/2023
Join Moe Ari and Tiffany as we unpack the complex dynamics of family during the holiday season. Listen in as we explore the concept of chosen family, particularly for those who might feel disconnected from their biological families during this time of celebration. We address the pain points, disappointments, and challenges that can arise from families of origin, prompting a redefinition of what 'family' means. With special emphasis on LGBTQIA+ individuals, we shed light on the need to dismantle harmful societal messages about family, while highlighting the beauty and expansiveness of cultivating a chosen family that celebrates and accepts you for who you are. In this engaging episode, we also explore how to navigate tricky family dynamics during the holidays. From estrangement and loss to issues surrounding acceptance of one's sexual orientation or gender identity, we touch on a myriad of scenarios that can lead to feelings of disconnect. Setting boundaries, making intentional choices about who to share space with, and learning to embrace differences within families are among the topics we delve into. We believe in the power of acceptance and understanding, and we aim to arm our listeners with tools to foster these within their own families, biological or chosen. Lastly, we shift gears to a lighter topic - potlucks! Listen to us as we share our personal experiences and preferences with potlucks, including our love for store-bought items and aversion to casseroles. We also discuss alternative ways to celebrate with chosen families beyond traditional gatherings. Sprinkled with humor and heart, this episode is an invitation to redefine family, embrace diversity, and navigate the holiday season with love, understanding, and intentionality. Join us and let's journey together towards becoming our own #lovegoals. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press?⁠⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:48:57

Season of Love and Grief: Coping with Holiday Heartache

12/13/2023
What if the holiday season, a time filled with joy and celebration, also brings a wave of grief and loss? How do we navigate this tricky landscape? Join us, Moe Ari and Tiffany, on an emotional journey as we share our experiences with grief during the holiday season, reflecting on the impact of losing loved ones and dealing with challenges like health issues, job loss, financial struggles, and more. This isn't just about death but mourning the loss of what once was - an old friendship, a dream, a lifestyle. Grief is a unique and personal experience, often manifesting in unexpected ways. Amid the holiday cheer, it can feel isolating and overwhelming. We explore these emotions, sharing lessons from our own experiences and offering insights on how to support those who might be wrestling with similar feelings. We discuss the power of creative outlets, the importance of acknowledging our grief, and the need to be sensitive toward others who might be going through a tough time this season. In the end, it's all about love - love for oneself and love for others. As we extend our warm wishes for the holiday season, we want to remind you that you're never alone in your grief. We urge you to take care of yourself and be understanding and patient, both with yourself and others around you. Remember to rate and review our podcast, and please reach out with any questions or suggested topics for future episodes. We're here for you, and we're all in this together. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:43:52

Single and Sleighing: Enjoying The Holidays When You're Single

12/6/2023
On this special holiday episode of the Be Your Own Love Goals podcast, we're taking on an often overlooked topic - being single during the holidays. Joined by our fabulous co-hosts, Moe Ari and Tiffany, we unpack the realities, challenges, and unique joys that can come with being unattached during this season. Listen in as we explore how holiday romantic comedies can evoke feelings of grief and loneliness for single folks, share our personal favorite holiday movies (and why we love them even when they're sad), and discuss the pressures that often come with traditional holiday activities and expectations. We also get honest about the not-so-festive side of the season, like invasive questions from relatives about relationships and fertility, the impact of social media posts flaunting seemingly perfect couples and families, and the need for representation of black joy in holiday movies. But it's not all doom and gloom! We share practical tips on approaching conversations with single loved ones, advocating for oneself, and creating a sense of joy and celebration that doesn't hinge on having a partner. Finally, we tackle a listener's dilemma about inviting an ex to spend the holidays with their family, reminding everyone of the importance of setting boundaries and open communication. We even touch on expanding the definition of family to include close friends and ex-partners who have become like family. The episode wraps up with a preview of an upcoming conversation on grief during the holidays, a festive game of "truth or truth," and our usual reminder that, single or not, you are loved and your own #lovegoals. So, whether you're single, taken, or somewhere in between, tune in for a holiday episode that promises to be as warm, comforting, and insightful as a mug of hot cocoa by the fire. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:51:49

Holiday Survival Guide: Keeping It Holly Jolly and Stress-Free This Holiday Season

11/29/2023
Are the holidays leaving you feeling more 'bah humbug' than 'ho ho ho'? Join us, Moe Ari and Tiffany, as we shine a light on this often-overlooked aspect of the holiday season. We lay bare our personal struggles with the financial and emotional strains that come with creating a magical holiday experience for our loved ones, especially for our daughter, Nova. We also touch upon the added pressure of juggling different family traditions and the challenge of creating our own. Through it all, we emphasize the importance of being present and living in the moment. Have you ever felt the weight of loneliness amidst the merry clinking of holiday glasses? We explore this poignant facet of holiday stress as we delve into the complexities of managing multiple traditions. The financial and emotional toll, the struggle to balance family traditions, and the loneliness that could arise from the lack of holiday celebrations or distant family members - we discuss it all. We also recommend setting a budget and considering alternative gift-giving strategies to alleviate some of these stressors. But wait, there's more. We address the unique holiday stress experienced by queer individuals. From the anxious anticipation of family reunions to the isolation from a lack of acceptance, we share real-life experiences and offer some coping mechanisms. We discuss the importance of allies in buffering uncomfortable situations and providing much-needed support. We wrap up with a talk on self-care, setting intentions, and maintaining relationships during the holiday hullabaloo. Don't miss this enlightening conversation. Tune in and share your thoughts with us on social media or Spotify. After all, aren't the holidays all about sharing and connecting? Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari, and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials: love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:39:40

The Truth About The Honeymoon Phase: A new take on romantic beginnings

11/19/2023
Get ready to venture into relationships as we redefine the honeymoon phase. We promise an insightful journey to help you comprehend, maintain, and revisit this blissful time. We're not just going to discuss the honeymoon phase but challenge its common misconceptions and explore how it varies from couple to couple. We provoke thought about whether this is an ending or a transition, offering a fresh perspective on this relationship evolution. We'll delve into the significant aspect of keeping the honeymoon phase alive, emphasizing maintaining a balance between presence and skepticism. We'll share how a strong foundation of friendship is a cornerstone and the importance of continuously co-creating a cushion of bliss with your partner. We guide you through any uncharted waters in the relationship and advise you on managing the inevitable disappointment of reality. The importance of revisiting the honeymoon phase to keep the relationship fresh and exciting is also highlighted. Let's embark on this enlightening journey together, as we redefine love and relationships! Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials, love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! Want your question included in an episode? Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress ⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com ⁠ --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS --------- (0:00:08) - Navigating the Honeymoon Phase (10 Minutes) We explore what the honeymoon phase is and how it differs from one relationship to the next. It is relative to the circumstance in which two people meet and is often characterized as a time of bliss. It is an intentional phrasing to remind us to lead with love in a relationship. We challenge the idea of whether it is an ending or a transition and offer our thoughts on how to navigate relationships beyond the honeymoon phase. (0:09:41) - Understanding the Honeymoon Phase (15 Minutes) We discuss the importance of finding a balance between presence and skepticism. We emphasize the need for a foundation of friendship and the idea of continuously co-creating a cushion of bliss with your partner. We share advice on navigating uncharted waters in the relationship and how to stay present, even when the other shoe might drop. Lastly, we explore the idea of continuously revisiting the honeymoon phase and not getting stuck in the disappointment of reality. (0:24:23) - Maintaining the Honeymoon Phase in Relationships (12 Minutes) We explore the idea of setting intentions and honoring the evolution of relationships to keep the honeymoon phase alive. We also discuss how the honeymoon phase can look and feel different from one relationship to another, and the importance of allowing yourself to be your authentic self without worrying that it will cause the end of the honeymoon phase. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:36:44

Is Your Relationship Boring? Keeping the Spark Alive in Long-Term Relationships

11/19/2023
Have long-term relationships sentenced you to a life of monotony? From the honeymoon stage to a decade into marriage, we're taking a hard look at long-term relationships in this episode. Embarking on this adventure together, we've discovered that the secret to a vibrant relationship is more than shared interests and compatibility. It's about being intentional in our choices, our conversations, and our moments of connection. Even in the monotony of daily routines, especially during parenthood, there's a unique joy that can be found, and it's this joy that keeps our relationship from becoming mundane. Let's face it; expectations can often dampen the fun in relationships and lead to boredom. As we grow and evolve, we've realized the need to shift our expectations and live in the now. We discuss how being present in every moment can be a game changer. It's not just about accepting changes; it's about embracing them, using them to invigorate the relationship and make it exciting again. We challenge the myth that marriage or parenthood equates to a dull life. It's time we redefine what fun means in our present circumstances instead of comparing it to our past. So join us as we journey to become our own #lovegoals! Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials, love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS WITH FULL SUMMARIES --------- (0:00:08) - Navigating Long-Term Relationships and Avoiding Boredom (12 Minutes) We tackle the difficult question of whether relationships get boring as they progress.We discuss how things can become monotonous after a while, especially when raising children. We reflect on the importance of being intentional to keep the relationship exciting and how it's possible to ensure that even the mundane moments still hold a sense of joy. We're grateful for the listener question and for all of you tuning in to join us on this journey of becoming our own hashtag love goals! (0:12:34) - Shifting Expectations for a Fulfilling Relationship (10 Minutes) We explore how expectations can often lead to boredom in relationships. We recognize that our expectations of life must shift to enjoy what life is now. We discuss the importance of being intentional in our choices and conversations and how to create moments of joy and connection even in the presence of a routine. We also explore the power of being present in the moment and how that can help us to create a life that we can enjoy. (0:22:21) - Creating Fun in Relationships With Change (12 Minutes) As we age, our lives are constantly evolving and changing. We explore how embracing these changes and transitions allows us to find new ways to spice up our relationship. We challenge the idea that marriage or having children leads to a dull life and urge people to evaluate their current life circumstances to decide what fun looks like now, instead of looking to their past. We promote acceptance of the present moment and intentionally change the energy in the moment. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:34:23

Prioritizing Pleasure: The Role of Sex in Sexually Romantic Relationships

11/19/2023
Isn't it interesting how society tends to prioritize success over pleasure and joy? In this episode of the Be Your Own Love Goals Podcast, we dissect this paradox, discussing how putting pleasure and joy on the backburner can often lead to sex being side-lined in relationships. We passionately argue for the prioritization of sex and pleasure in relationships, and we invite you to join us as we explore ways to create space and time for sex intentionally. Hear our insights on honoring our pleasure and joy while cultivating intimacy. This thought-provoking conversation will leave you reflecting on the multifaceted role sex plays in relationships, including its deeply spiritual aspects. Join us on this journey! Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari, and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials, love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com ⁠ --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS WITH FULL SUMMARIES --------- Chapter 1: The Importance of Sex in Relationships (0:00:08) In this chapter, the hosts discuss the significance of sex in relationships, emphasizing its role as a foundation, a cushion, and a connection point. They also explore the societal norms that often link sex with shame and downplay its importance. Sharing personal anecdotes, they reflect on their journey of understanding the multi-dimensional and often spiritual aspect of sex in relationships. Chapter 2: Prioritizing Sex and Pleasure in Relationships (0:16:36) In the second chapter, the hosts delve into the need to prioritize sex and pleasure in relationships. They question the societal norm of prioritizing career success over personal joy and satisfaction and how this can lead to relegating sex to the back burner. They then explore the idea of creating intentional space and time for sex in relationships while also honoring personal pleasure and joy. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:31:06

Beyond The Physical: Navigating Relationships During Gender Transition

11/19/2023
Have you ever wondered how gender transition affects relationships? We're taking you on a heartfelt journey today that mirrors our own experiences as we navigated the delicate intricacies of gender transition. This dynamic journey touches the person transitioning and those who surround them, and understanding this perspective is a path we'll walk together in this insightful episode. We start off honoring the sheer courage of a listener navigating their gender transition and the acceptance hurdles they face from a loved one. We want to assure you that we stand by you, sharing from our personal experiences and emphasizing how crucial it is to honor your unique journey. As we delve deeper, we explore how gender transition can shift the dynamics in relationships. Through the lens of our listener's story, we underscore the significance of a solid support network during this transformative period. Bear witness to the subtle changes that ensue within relationships during transition and how they influence mutual interactions. The episode culminates with a high note encouraging all of us to introspect, understand our own fears and biases, and recognize the importance of seeing beyond the physical body in relationships. We hope this episode leaves you with a deeper understanding and a more open heart toward those navigating their gender transition journey. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials, love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com ⁠ --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS WITH FULL SUMMARIES --------- (0:00:08) - Navigating Gender Transition in Relationships (15 Minutes) We honor the bravery of a listener who is struggling with being accepted for their transition by someone they love deeply. We share our own personal journeys of understanding gender transition and the courage it takes to be one's own love goals. We offer our love and support to the listener and reflect on how our relationships have helped us understand gender transition and the importance of honoring one's own path. (0:15:12) - Shifts in Relationship Dynamics During Transition (12 Minutes) We explore how transitioning can shift relationship dynamics and the challenges of staying connected throughout the process. We discuss the subtle changes that take place in relationships when transitioning, and how they can influence the way we interact with each other. Finally, we discuss the importance of understanding the shifting dynamics of gender in relationships and how we can create space for healing. (0:27:00) - Navigating Relationships During Gender Transition (17 Minutes) We discuss the importance of looking inward to understand our own fears and biases when it comes to relationships with people who are transitioning. We examine how our identities are social constructions and how one person's transition can impact the identities of those closest to them. We look at how we can honor the person we are in a relationship with beyond their physical body and how external validation can complicate our willingness to be vulnerable. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:44:21

Unlocking Radical Authenticity with Moe Ari, LMFT + Ellie Pike, LPC & Eric Dorsa

11/19/2023
Unlocking Radical Authenticity with Moe Ari Brown, LMFT + Ellie Pike, LPC + Eric Dorsa Have you ever felt the pang of rejection and the weight of stepping into your true self? We've all been there. Yet there's a profound power in accepting ourselves, integrating all aspects of our being, aligning with our truth, and celebrating who we are. Our journey today dives into this exploration of radical authenticity and self-love, guided by the wisdom of Moe Ari, co-host of Be Your Own Love Goals Podcast. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Moe's insights into the intersectionality of race, gender identity, and spirituality are sure to enlighten and inspire you. Moe Ari Brown, LMFT (they/he), is one of the leading mental health experts in Gender Identity and the Love and Connection Expert at Hinge. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Transgender Masculine person, Moe Ari has worked with LGBTQIA+ individuals, romantic partners, and families for a decade. Ellie Pike (Host of Mental Note) is the Sr. Manager of Alumni/Family/Community Outreach at ERC & Pathlight Behavioral Health Centers. Over the years, she creatively combined her passion for clinical work with education and resources. She worked as an outpatient therapist for adolescent girls and women, and in addition, she served as an Adjunct Professor for 5 years at Elon University. Ellie’s true love (besides her husband, toddler, dog, and chickens) is listening to and sharing stories. She is the host and producer of Mental Note, a podcast that shares the raw beauty and work of mental health journeys and recovery. Eric Dorsa is an LGBTQ advocate, actor, comedian, and drag queen currently living in Chicago, Illinois. As an advocate for the LGBTQ community, Eric travels around the country sharing their experiences of Eating Disorder Recovery, coming out as a gay person, and their recovery from substance abuse with college campuses and patients in treatment. Eric has been featured on Texas Public Radio's “Worth Repeating”, Mental Note Podcast “Drag Queen Wisdom”, and Huffington Post Queer Voices, and has given an award-winning 2014 TEDx Talk entitled “ How Dressing in Drag Made Me Uncover My Authentic Self.” Eric is also a member of the Eating Recovery Center's Recovery Ambassador Council. They hope that sharing their story will inspire others to know that they are not alone, to seek connection and treatment, and that full recovery is possible. So join us for this special collaboration episode between Be Your Own Love Goals and Mental Note as Moe Ari, Ellie Pike, and Eric Dorsa focus on discovering radical authenticity and learning to love ourselves while accepting the world around us. Resources: theemoeari.com@loveoutproud lovegoalspodcast.com@fkdrag mentalnotepodcast.compathlightbh.comeatingrecoverycenter.comeatingrecoverycenter.com/support-groups(877) 850-7199 --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS --------- (0:00:06) - Discovering Radical Authenticity and Self-Love (0:12:24) - Authenticity and Radical Self Love (0:28:16) - The Path to Authenticity and Self-Love (0:32:19) - Embracing Radical Authenticity --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:40:09

Mastering the Art of Conflict Resolution in Relationships

11/19/2023
Ready to rethink conflict resolution in relationships? Moe Ari and Tiffany are here to guide you on a transformative journey in this latest episode of 'Be Your Own Love Goals'. We're peeling back the layers of communication, understanding, and overcoming defensiveness. As we share our personal anecdotes, we’ll laugh about our mistakes and highlight the importance of these conversations in fostering healthier, more meaningful bonds. We move from conflict resolution to the impact of familial communication patterns on relationships. It's not always easy to break away from our inherited habits, but we're here to talk about the tools and mindsets that have helped us do just that. From understanding body language to using humor as an ice-breaker, we'll offer insights on avoiding common misunderstandings and holding grudges that can hold your relationship back. Rounding off the episode, we pivot to a topic often overlooked in relationship discussions - self-love. We preach about the power of affirmations and setting healthy boundaries. Self-care isn't selfish, it's essential, and we'll give you the tools to cultivate it in your relationships. So come, take this journey of self-discovery and transformation with us, and let's become our own love goals. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials, love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com ⁠ --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS WITH SHORT KEY POINTS --------- (0:00:08) - Conflict Resolution in Relationships Communication, understanding, defensiveness, and re-writing narratives are key to navigating conflict resolution in relationships. (0:13:58) - Improving Communication in Relationships Respond differently, don't take things personally, be aware of emotions, use loving empathy, stay neutral. (0:19:18) - Resolving Conflict and Family Communication Patterns We discuss the family of origin's impact on relationships, changing conflict resolution, and using comedy to talk openly about feelings. (0:32:05) - Be Your Own Love Goals Episode Self-love, affirmations, boundaries, emotional/physical care, and self-love practice were discussed. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:33:11

Keeping it Real: Relationship Authenticity and Responsibility on Social Media

11/19/2023
Ever walked into the digital battlefield of social media in a relationship and felt like you're navigating a minefield? That's what we're parsing through in today's episode. We're breaking down the complexities of social media in relationships - how to use it as a tool to foster connections and yet set boundaries that protect your own mental health and relationship's wellbeing. Amid the conundrum of when to pick up your phone and when to put it down, especially when in a relationship, we share some thoughtful strategies. We delve into the importance of authenticity in our online interactions and the fine art of expressing our genuine feelings without oversharing private issues. Moreover, we underline the significance of mutual understanding when it comes to sharing sensitive information online. Our conversation also transcends the aspect of setting boundaries on social media while in a relationship. We share some practical, hands-on advice on how to strike a balance between being open and being respectful and considerate. From handling the impact of intrusive people online to taking intentional breaks from social media, we've got you covered. Tune in to gain valuable insights, useful tools, and potentially some newfound wisdom for navigating social media and relationships more effectively. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials, love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com ⁠ --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS WITH FULL SUMMARIES --------- (0:00:08) - Navigating Social Media and Relationship Boundaries (15 Minutes) We explore the impact of social media on relationships and how to set boundaries around it. We talk about how to decide when to pick up your phone and when not in the context of a relationship. (0:15:02) - Boundaries and Authenticity in Social Media (8 Minutes) We examine the importance of being responsible with our posts and how to communicate boundaries in relationships when it comes to sharing online. We discuss the importance of sharing content that is reflective of our true emotions and experiences without airing our grievances for the world to see. We also look at the need for mutual understanding when it comes to sharing potentially sensitive topics like expecting a baby. (0:23:02) - Navigating Boundaries and Privacy in Relationships (10 Minutes) We tackle the complexity of posting on social media in relationships. We discuss how we should handle our own posts, as well as how we should communicate boundaries with our partners when it comes to sharing online. We explore the consequences of our actions and how to be respectful and vulnerable in social media posts. We address the impact of nosy people online and how to protect our relationships from external scrutiny. (0:33:06) - Navigating Social Media Relationships and Boundaries (8 Minutes) We explore how to use social media to cultivate relationships and encourage a healthy relationship with it. We discuss setting boundaries, being responsible with our posts, and how to integrate social media into our lives without feeling overwhelmed. We also highlight the importance of taking intentional breaks from social media and how to use it as an uplifting source of wisdom. --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:41:32

Taking the next step: How to Know When Your Relationship Is Ready For A Deeper Commitment

11/19/2023
Join us, Moe Ari and Tiffany, as we embark on an exploration of commitment in relationships. We all can relate to this topic, and one that many of our friends and family have asked us about. Listen in as we share our insights on knowing when you're ready to take things to the next level, be it moving in together, getting married, or even deciding to have a child. We reflect on our personal experiences, underscoring the importance of experiencing different seasons with a person and navigating the highs and lows together. The conversation doesn't stop there, as we also discuss the often overlooked aspect of understanding and navigating our partner's emotions. It is critical to observe your partner in different emotional states, ask them questions, and understand their emotional responses. We also delve into the ethical considerations in this exploration and discuss the alignment required within ourselves before making deeper commitments. Our journey has taught us that it's not just about finding the right person but also being ready to face life's challenges together. So, tune in to gain a fresh perspective on commitment in relationships. Be Your Own #LoveGoals Podcast with Moe Ari and Tiffany is the go-to podcast for millennials, love, dating, marriage, partnership, and relationships. This dynamic duo has been navigating partnership, love, and family for almost a decade. Each episode offers insightful tools for maintaining healthy relationships, healing, and guiding the work of becoming your own #lovegoals! ⁠Want your question included in an episode?⁠ Please leave us a Voice Message on Anchor, and your Audio could end up on our podcast! ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/lovegoals-podcast/message⁠⁠ Follow us on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/tiffanytheeempress⁠ ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/loveoutproud⁠⁠ Do you want to Invite Moe Ari and Tiffany to your podcast, speak at your next event, or interview for media/press? ⁠⁠lovegoalspodcast@gmail.com⁠ --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS WITH FULL SUMMARIES --------- (0:00:08) - Deciding on Commitment in Relationships (14 Minutes) We are discussing how to know when you are ready to take things to the next level in your relationships. We explore the importance of going through different seasons with a person to understand yourself and your partner better, as well as the idea that a relationship is not only about finding the right person, but also about being with someone who is able to go through the ups and downs of life by your side. We also look at our own process of facing these decisions and how our experiences have shaped our views. (0:14:33) - Navigating Committment and Individuality in Relationships (13 Minutes) We look at the importance of going through different emotions and how to observe them in your partner, including anger. We also discuss the importance of asking your partner and their friends questions to gain a better understanding of their emotions, as well as the ethical considerations when exploring this. Finally, we explore what needs to be aligned within ourselves before making deeper commitments --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lovegoals-podcast/message

Duration:00:28:14