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Rewriting Your Sex Story

His eyes were as dark as night. That should’ve been my sign to run the other direction–the windows to his soul shut tight, forbidding the light to shine in or out–but instead, I ran straight toward this long-time bachelor with my arms (and legs) wide open and my eyes wide shut.  This wasn’t my first…

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Laughter Yoga ~ He Who Laughs, Lasts

“I know how to keep my man happy, and keep him, period: meatloaf and blowjobs.” ~ Ayako M. as quoted in Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4-Hour Chef. Oh, I’m probably still laughing as you read this. Nothing like the juxtaposition of meatloaf and blowjobs to give you the giggles. After this good laugh, I’m feeling…

Fraxel ~ Saving Face & Erasing Sun Damage

I’d like to tell you that I was never a sun worshipper. That I never, ever laid out in the sun. That I always wore sunscreen. That I sought shelter from the wicked, wrinkle causing sun under a big ol’ beach umbrella. But, that’s not the way it was. This, my fellow Karousers is how…

The Year in Review ~ What a Ride!

2012 was good to me. But how good was I to it? How did I say thanks to the Higher Up for the 365 days I was given to breathe in and out? We’re not supposed to sit quietly and wait for the world’s gifts. If you woke up today, that’s  your gift. The rest…

I Still Believe

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was lying in bed with the covers pulled up to my nose, eyes wide, listening for Santa. As I lay there, I was sure I heard him land on the roof with his sleigh, rustle the branches of the Christmas tree, and clink the cookie plate as…

Scents & Sensibility ~ Making French Perfume

“In it’s way, a perfume is an invisible dress, playing on the tension between what is hidden and what is revealed.” ~ Thierry Wasser, Guerlain Perfumer What is it about perfume that makes a woman feel, dare I say, desirable? Between the moment you put it on and the moment a man swoons over your…

Let’s Talk About Sex

“You see? This is how it starts. Next thing you know, we’re only having sex three or four times a week.”  Samantha Jones, Sex and the City. There’s a lot of hoopla out there about the outrageously wonderful benefits of sex. The beloved Dr. Oz is a huge proponent of having sex. A lot of sex….

Wishes ~ My Fun, Sexy, Spiritual Letter to Santa

I haven’t written a letter to Santa in well, let’s just say a long time, which means I am way over due. Since he hasn’t heard from me in a while, I better fill him in on a few things just to make sure he’s up to speed. I mean, a girl’s taste can change…

Your Mid-Holiday Detox Plan

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.”                                                                          …

Are Your Cleaning Products Making You Fat?

“Does this tile cleaner make my butt look big?” You probably aren’t asking yourself this question but you should be. The toxic chemicals lurking in your household cleaning products may be throwing your hormones out of balance and causing you to gain weight. From the second we’re born, our bodies accumulate toxins from our air,…

The Power of Affirmations

We’re always looking for a quick fix, an easy way to make our lives more convenient. And in our technology based society, there’s an app to help us do just about everything. Apps that get you from here to there. Apps that convert currencies. There’s even an app to level a picture on your wall…

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