Love

Aromatherapy: 7 essential oils to make you purr

Aromatherapy: 7 essential oils to make you purr

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Essential oils have a powerful effect on the pleasure centers of the brain, and can (and should) be used to enhance erotic desire and bedroom play. This isn’t wishful thinking but an ancient healing modality grounded in science. Plants emit natural aphrodisiac pheromones to encourage pollinators to feast on their beauty. We get to use these pheromones (or plant perfume) in the form of essential oils to do the same thing. With a little bit of knowledge and some clever placement, you can have them eating out of the palm of your hand. In my twenty years of years, I have often employed essential oils to captivate the imagination of a potential suitor…and the results are too juicy to share.

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Full Flower Moon

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Sweet sensual lovers, I can’t express my joy in seeing life thriving everywhere around me. It’s a Sensual Living Christmas. Flowers are bursting forth, my garden is overflowing with life and the air smells undeniably sweet. It is hard not to fall in love when everything is so beautiful and alive.

This month’s full moon is tonight and darlings, it’s a delicious one. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the May full moon is called the Full Flower Moon, also called Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon and Corn Planting Moon, makes a time of increasing fertility with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young,  there is a near end to late frosts and plants are in bloom. It’s finally warm enough to squish our feet into the ground and feel the receptive, nurturing energy of the earth, meeting and healing us. Gosh how I have missed barefoot grounding.

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Raw Chocolate Balls: Little Mouthfull of Love

Raw Chocolate Balls: Little Mouthfull of Love

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I present to you Raw Chocolate Balls.

I love this recipe because it is delicious, healthy and easy. If you making desert for your lover or looking for a midday pick-me-up, these salty balls will definitely do the trick. I only use powdered raw cacao (chocolate) because it maintains its nutritional profile that would be otherwise lost when cacao is exposed to heat.  

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Cacao is a super-food powerhouse, full of magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Pumpkin seeds are high in testosterone-producing compounds and protein. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain saturated fats. They break down more quickly than long-chain saturated fats, and give you long-lasting slow-burning energy. Rice bran powder is excellent brain food and gives this recipe a creamy consistency.

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Love or Lust: what are you authentically looking for in love?

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Sensual lover, I love love, a lot. I love seeing couples stealing kisses. I love the tender, knowing embraces of older couples. With Valentine ’s Day just around the corner, I have found myself thinking about love, lovers and some old patterns from my past. Sometimes, we can get a little mixed up in terms of what is real-to-the-feel love and what is a loin-induced fallacy.

My hope is to help you discern whether your relationship is love-filled or lust-motivated. Choose wisely. You know what you ultimately deserve and love is worth waiting for.

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How to feng shui your love space.

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Yin Yang Feng ShuiSensual lover, I believe in the power of energy in objects. We have the ability to create our environment, along with our thoughts, to manifest our most intimate desires. As a result, I often turn to Feng shui if I am feeling a little stuck in the mud. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging objects to create a good flow of energy or chi. Nowhere is more important to have good chi than in the bedroom. A lot goes on in the bedroom and you can do so much to improve it by using a few key ideas. If you are looking to attract a love friend or improve the relationship you currently have, please consider this:

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Falling for a Favela

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Sweet sensual lovers, the Huffington Post recently wrote a detailed article about “What Brazil Can Teach us About Living Well”. I wanted to give my own account of Brazil in response. Brazil is a beautiful mess and the favelas are the glorious, ramshackle epicenter of that.

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I recently moved out of the posh, yet soupy Copacabana. I needed inspiration to write ‘Be the Flower- the Aromatherapy Recipe for Sensual Living’ (out February 2015 by Skyhorse), and I found it in Vidigal. Vidigal is a favela on the side of a mountain overlooking the sea, right beside the most expensive real estate in Brazil. The views are breath-taking, as is the steep climb up. Favelas are Brazilian slums and rife with negative stereotypes. (I have been told that people in the favelas prefer the word ‘community’). Favelas are traditionally associated with poverty, gang violence, murders, and drug trafficking. It’s a tough image to shake. The favelas are also the cultural and community hubs of Brazil. Samba and Brazilian Funk were born here, and the community spirit is palpable and pumping every night of the week. (Confession: I did skirt the truth when I told my parents where I was living).

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How to start a LOVE revolution in 10 steps

How to start a LOVE revolution in 10 steps

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1. Stand up for love. We vacillate constantly between love and fear. It’s exhausting. Fear is a pattern, love is a choice. Take notice when you are shutting down or expanding in your heart. That alone will create a huge, positive change in your life and in the world. Move deeply into your heart, connect in with all the beautiful things that make your heart expand. Push out love to all your cells, into your etheric field and out into the world. It is a good act of service. Love it all, even the stuff that hurts. Love is divine.

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