Allana Pratt

Author Since July 2013

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

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

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78 Articles by Allana Pratt

I’ve Waited 3 Years For Him to Leave His Wife!

I’ve Waited 3 Years For Him to Leave His Wife!

I am running out of patience but I know I put myself in this situation. 3 years! 3 years and he still hasn’t left his wife like he promised. How much…

When’s the Right Time to Talk About Kids With the Person You’re Seeing?

When’s the Right Time to Talk About Kids With the Person You’re Seeing?

If you already have kids then I think it’s important to reveal that right upfront or in your profile for it’s nothing to be ashamed of and something to be quite proud of, yes?!

How Long Do You Wait to Call a Woman Who’s Given You Her Number?

How Long Do You Wait to Call a Woman Who’s Given You Her Number?

Questions: How long do you wait to call a woman who’s given you her number?

Dating Around? Should You Tell Your Dates or Keep it to Yourself?

Dating Around? Should You Tell Your Dates or Keep it to Yourself?

When dating more than one person at a time, should you tell the other people or keep it to yourself until things become serious?

Help! I’m Dating Someone Super Competitive!

Help! I’m Dating Someone Super Competitive!

Dating Issues: How do you live with someone who is in constant competition? I feel like I am constantly being one-upped by my boyfriend…

Retiring Soon? How Do You Know If You Should Move in With Him?

Retiring Soon? How Do You Know If You Should Move in With Him?

We have been together for the last 5 years and have talked about marriage. My daughter thinks it is a bad idea to just move in with him after being apart for so long. What do you think?

I’m INSANE About My Buddy’s Ex Girlfriend!

I’m INSANE About My Buddy’s Ex Girlfriend!

I am insane about my buddy’s ex-girlfriend. They broke up about a year ago and he is dating someone else. What should I do?

When You Thought the Date Went Great, But They Just Want to Be Friends

When You Thought the Date Went Great, But They Just Want to Be Friends

Started dating this woman and have a few dates which I thought went great, she said she thought we would be better as friends because we would…

My Boyfriend Was Mean to My Disabled Brother

My Boyfriend Was Mean to My Disabled Brother

I have been dating a wonderful man (or so I thought) for about a year. I decided to introduce him to my brother (who is mentally disabled) so he could…

I’m Living With My Ex, But Want to Start Dating Other People!

I’m Living With My Ex, But Want to Start Dating Other People!

Question: I am ready to meet someone new but I am currently living with my ex-boyfriend. We thought it would be better/cheaper to just be…

When Is It Okay for Women to Pay for the Date?

When Is It Okay for Women to Pay for the Date?

Question: when do you believe it is OK and not emasculating for a woman to pay on a date, or to at least ask the guy to go Dutch? Same with picking…

My Boyfriend Is Now My BOSS!

My Boyfriend Is Now My BOSS!

I have been dating a man at work for awhile. Things have been going great but recently, he was promoted and now he IS MY BOSS! If you’d like to talk this out, or if taking to your boyfriend about…

We’re “CoLiving” for the Kids, Yet Now My Ex Has a New Boyfriend!

We’re “CoLiving” for the Kids, Yet Now My Ex Has a New Boyfriend!

Question: Allana , my ex and I have been doing the whole co-parenting/co-living thing but now she has started dating and it’s pissing me off. I understand…

Why Am I So Desperate to Feel Like I Matter in Life and in Love?

Why Am I So Desperate to Feel Like I Matter in Life and in Love?

Love, it’s the human condition. We ache to feel seen, heard, noticed, cared for, appreciated… we’re set up since a child to think that all our worth…

What Does Pole Dancing Have to Do with Dating?

What Does Pole Dancing Have to Do with Dating?

Question: Why do you love pole dancing so much? What are the benefits (when it comes to dating?)

Why Do Women Expect Devotion When Just Dating?

Why Do Women Expect Devotion When Just Dating?

why do women expect devotion and dedication to only them, when in a dating mode? (Not sexual). Whatever happened to “testing the waters” with someone.