I am quietly processing the passing of my only and dearest brother, my only and dearest sibling. His name was John Cusack. I called him Johnny from the day he was born, July 2nd, 1947. Since his passing on July 1st, I can barely keep up with daily life, let alone tend to business, pay bills, or think straight. He was and will always be my best friend… my baby brother for nearly seventy years. My little brother was placed in my arms when I was three and a half years old. I remember the moment so clearly. Our bond never […]

Hello my friend, I am filled with the intoxication of a summer picnic, cold watermelon and frozen yogurt pops on a beach with dearest friends. I am pregnant with fulfillment. I am hungry for more… Rapture is how being in love feels. Ecstasy is the place where rapture lives! Yes, I said that… and that is how I am feeling since the completion of my online course, Living A Turned-On Life. I have met and merged with the amazing women who committed to a program to learn the core of my teachings. I define my teachings as a synthesis of

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Rarely have I ever seen this particular topic covered with such elegance as in the Tedx talk delivered by Michele Weiner-Davis, author of The Sex-Starved Marriage-Boosting Your Marriage Libido. She does a great job of revealing the pitfalls of a relationship where one partner desperately wants sex and the other is apathetic or unwilling.   One of my favorite parts in her talk is when she speaks about her real-life client stories. In particular, she talks about one spouse who reluctantly agrees to have sex, then remembers how enjoyable it is. Sadly, the spouse usually forgets again and the cycle

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Do you happen to possess true self-confidence? I’m talking about more than just liking yourself. I mean truly feeling the breadth, the depth, and the pervasive, uplifting energy of life force that pours off of you in waves of self-acceptance that everyone around you can feel. That would entail walking with authentic pride everywhere you go. That means you are in your mastery and power during intimacy. That also means you are in full disclosure behind your eyes… hiding nothing and exposing everything, fearlessly. I’ve been looking back on my own journey of reclaiming, and remembering what it means to be embodied

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If you haven’t read part 1 of this post, it lays the foundation for this conversation. You can read it here.   If you are a woman over 50, how are you presenting yourself to the world? As a sexless granny? Or as the amazing, beautiful, sexy woman that you inherently are? It doesn’t matter how old you are, what size you are, or how many wrinkles you have. Your life force moves within you as much as you allow it until the day you leave this earthly plane.   We KNOW that older women hold the wisdom of life

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Should Mature Women Hide Their Bodies? Dr. Jenn Brandt, director of Women’s and Gender Studies at High Point University, recently responded to a tweet that raises some major assumptions about women’s sexual identity as we age. The tweet, made by Piers Morgan, accused actress Susan Sarandon of being “very tacky” for showing off her “ample cleavage.” In her response, Dr. Brandt hit the nail on the head when she said: “We have two roles for women: when they’re young, a femme fatale sex object and then after that a mother or caregiver role.” Let’s face it… breasts produce the milk

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  How You See Others Can Tell You a Great Deal About Yourself   Have you ever noticed how you compare yourself to others?   Say your good friend suddenly meets a man and he is crazy about her. The more they see of each other, the more your mind turns to thoughts such as… She really isn’t that attractive. She still carries that extra weight. At least she could get a new hairstyle or do something more to enhance her looks. And on and on you go, comparing and judging your friend by outside appearances, rather than showing sincere

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As I prepare to go “public” in a whole new way, promoting my new online program, I’ve struggled with my self-confidence. My face and skin wear the markings of a life lived outdoors… a lifetime of facing the sun, having never heard of sunscreen and hating hats until it was too late. I decided to go to a cosmetic surgeon in mid January for a deep CO2 Laser procedure on my face to remove the damage of those sun-loving decades on Maui. The Doc assured me I would be “back on the street,” or back in the pool, in three weeks;

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“If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold ever-more wonders.” -Andrew Harvey, *The Return of the Mother* I ask you…. does your heart really ‘break’ or does it bruise to the point where it feels forever fractured? The emotional heart recovers, and often loves again. Yet open heart surgery leads the medical and Medicare industries to the point of overload. I once had a very precious friend. He is now deceased. He

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