The day before my boudoir photo shoot is the feeling beautiful pre-game show. I spend extra time exfoliating and applying natural oils. I drink copious amounts of water for days to ensure plump, hydrated skin. I pull out every piece of lingerie that I own. Silky, lacy, demure, racy; I try them all. I put on music, slip on some heels, dance in front of … Continue reading The Beauty of Boudoir, and Why Every Woman Should Do It
I did something wild last night. Something I’ve secretly wanted to do. Find out how it went in this installment of Try New Things. Continue reading Try New Things: Stand Up Comedy
Have you hugged a tree lately? If not, you’re going to want to after reading this. Continue reading 5 Benefits of Spending Time In Nature, or Smell the Flowers for Fuck’s Sake
I just came out of another fitness fell off the wagon and knocked my head and was dazed for a while and just wanted to lay down phase. In the first installment of My Journey Back to Fitness, I talked about how bike riding saved me, or the fit part of me. This time around, I’ll give credit to eating a vegan diet and running. … Continue reading Fitness Journey Wrap Up
You’ve seen the women I’m talking about. I’m not one of them. I’m dragging myself along. Care to join me? It’ll be fun they say. Continue reading Yoga Vegan Hippie Women, and Me.
So there are two types of people: Those who see danger and cringe and those who see danger and smile. And while I am normally on the smiling side, I became a scaredy cat in Thailand. When it came to the food that is. Thank goodness we were told before arriving that Thai spicy means you’ll be weeping as the food goes in and weeping as the food … Continue reading Be Thai Spicy or Be Lame
As a writer, sometimes I’ve got to force a routine. But I can’t always force the results. Bonus: audio reading Continue reading Sitting Down To Write. And Staying There.
Are you ready for another installment of the Zero Dollars Food Challenge? Well here we are, Sunday afternoon. The sun is high in the autumn sky but shadows are being cast everywhere, particularly underneath the large mango tree in the backyard. I look out at it from the window in my living room and, determined to spend more time in nature, it’s decided. I’ll go … Continue reading Zero Dollars Food Challenge 2
Here we are, Part Two. Breakfast has been nothing special. It was the same all week. Peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat with black coffee. I tended to be starving by lunch because I wasn’t paying attention to the time and there were very few snacks in my house that I could eat. You’ll recall that I was also challenging myself to not go out … Continue reading Going Vegan Part Two
Six days ago, I decided to go vegan for 5 days. I wanted to know what that lifestyle is about, whether it’s a monumental task, whether I’ll look healthier or sickly, whether I’ll feel satiated or starved. What does it take to put the animals, our planet and our bodies first? I decided to go cold turkey. I wanted to be aware of what I … Continue reading 5 Days of Vegan Part One