While the accent’s basically gone, I am a small town Canadian girl who loves guys with big trucks, Crispy Crunch chocolate bars, and walks in the woods. I was raised by a teacher mother and pharmacist father who divorced. While I enjoyed summers at the lake, most of my school years were spent feeling misunderstood for my expression, my enthusiasm, and my quirks. After receiving encouragement from my grandmothers, I found the courage at 19-years-old to hop on my Uncle Phil’s semi to live my dreams in Hollywood. While I was brave enough and talented enough, I didn’t have a work visa so the only job I could find was working in Japan. This exploded into four years as a successful model, dancer and spokesperson on TV, magazine covers, runways, billboards, movies and music videos. It was there I chose to topless dance, learning for the first time to no longer see my body as a piece of meat, but a work of art, embodying the beauty and sacredness of my erotic nature.
I arrived with $40 and lived in a cockroach-infested shack shared with 14 other foreigners. By year four I was making more money than both my parents combined. It was there I met my first husband: a tall, dark and handsome multimillionaire. I followed him to NYC where we married. I graduated cum laude from Columbia University and worked for CNN, yet I was dying inside. While I loved my husband, in hindsight I don’t really think I knew what love was and I was afraid to pass up such a great guy and a picture-perfect life. I was also losing my self-esteem, for when people asked what kind of dancer from my days in Japan, I lied, hid and drowned in shame and guilt about what once brought me great freedom, joy and empowerment. As I desired to be a more authentic and empowered woman, I was no longer a fit for the relationship and we divorced.
A few years later, I had bought my own condo and was working as a life coach yet couldn’t seem to make a new yet tumultuous relationship work when I found out my mom had cancer. It all happened so fast. After some initial treatments things looked good, yet when she called to say she was too tired to fight, in ten days she was gone. The next weekend I got pregnant at my sister’s wedding. Since I couldn’t save her, I tried to save the relationship. I take responsibility that I didn’t marry for love, I married for security, companionship, thinking a child would fill the void in my soul. No shocker that this too ended in divorce and there I was… a single mother, retreating inside my home until I finally sold it in debt, and I hit rock bottom.
The journey to regain my confidence, succulence and self-love has become my delicious life’s work, being a transparent leader to my clients and community, returning to the life force creative energy found in our pleasure, our joys, our bliss. I have a flourishing relationship with my son, a successful career as an Intimacy Expert AND after interviewing Sheila Kelley of SFactor on my new radio show, I’m even pole dancing and loving it!
Over the years I’ve been a regular on Leeza Gibbon’s LeezaLIVE and national show Hollywood Confidential, I was her life coach for Dancing with the Stars. What a delight! Adore that woman. I like to call myself the Sexy Spiritual Barbara Walters because people tell me things they haven’t even told themselves… so I’m honored to have hosted a #1 rated radio show called How Mama Got Her Groove Back, a Live webcast on Mingle Media TV called Permission for Pleasure, and now my own weekly provocative show about sexuality, sensuality and life relationships called IntimateConversationsLIVE.com
I’m enjoying sharing my expertise and facilitating change as a regular TV & Radio expert on CBS, TLC and FOX. My first published story was “Thank God I am a Single Motherless Mom.” My manual for unleashing a woman’s sensuality is called How To Be And Stay Sexy~ Attracting The Love And Attention You Deserve Being Exactly Who You Are. My recipe for yummy mommies is called The Missing Handbook to Motherhood and my cure for the ‘nice guy’ is called Get Her To Say Yes.
I adore inspiring audiences as a professional speaker, with a special place in my heart for young adults in college. I am honored to coach an exclusive base of international clients who seem to enjoy my raw, edgy, permission granting, heartfelt space that empowers women to cultivate their sexy factor, confidence and inner radiance and men to be confident, noble and sexy badass gifts to the planet. I look forward each month to facilitating my kick ass conscious Membership communities, Redefining Sexuality for Women & Get Her To Say Yes for Men.
My bottom line is that by treating myself as the person who I admire and cherish the most in the world–by giving myself permission for pleasure and embracing my body like a work of art – by taking full responsibility for my choices, making amends and taking back the reigns of my life – I have been able to stop spinning in my head, drop into my heart and embody the limitless erotic creature I truly am. I celebrate my journey, authentically with humility and gratitude, and I choose to have stupid amounts of joy being alive.
Don’t be afraid to hit rock bottom. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. I now have a peace, trust and knowing in my belly that I’ve never known before… and I can honestly say that I feel happiness radiating from within that penetrates any outer circumstance. I am at peace with who I am (and who I’m not) and it came from facing all the shadows where I hated myself, was embarrassed, was avoiding and pretending… now it’s all revealed, allowed and thus healed… into reverent delicious living.
Cellulite and all. Two ex-husbands and all. Single motherless motherhood and all. This is my wish for you. Total peace with who you are. Period. This begins with honoring yourself, embracing yourself, nourishing yourself and then giving the magnificent rock star gift of YOU to the Universe!!!
All my love, deliciously yours,
Allana Pratt works with single and divorced men and women who struggle trusting after a harsh breakup. Book your ‘Find Your Perfect Mate’ Strategy Session by emailing manager@AllanaPratt.com