Love to Love You, Baby: 7 Ways to Brighten Your Love Light

When I was a teenager, I thought love was the answer to everything. If only people would just love! (I’d yell angrily.) Years later, after getting my heart smashed time after time, I looked back on my naivety and mused cynically: Love just isn’t enough. But now I see the Read More…

Savoring Sweet Talk

I had the pleasure of meeting my sister’s two year old granddaughter a couple months ago. The blondest blonde firecracker, Nora reminded me how delicious it feels to see the world with innocent curiosity. After dinner, we walked to “rock park” – a sort of moon landing natural area perfect Read More…

Spicy Sweet Potatoes

The holidays bring so many opportunities to let your senses play… the scents of warming spices, the textures of natural decorations, and the visual ambiance of flickering candles. All that sensory goodness can help you connect to your body and soul. Having easy go-to’s that soothe or ground you can Read More…

Sacred Sensual Home: Everyday Soul Scents

I stepped into a warmly lit bakery and caught a whiff of what I imagined was a lemony vanilla cloud made of love. That happy scent swirled around me and I inhaled deeply, eyes closed, luxuriating in the yummy, uplifting aroma. I felt joyful and comforted; my day got infinitely Read More…

Focus on Your Pleasure Points… 3 Steps to Maintaining Good Mood Momentum

I love my mornings – they’re peaceful and sacred to me. That is, until the dual leaf blowers start. As I’m pouring my first cup of coffee, on cue the maintenance crew of a nearby grocery store fires up not one but two blowers that are so loud they could Read More…

Feeling Blue? Soothe Your Senses

Heartache enriches you as much as victory. Some consolation, right? You feel crappy. Screw the enrichment. It’s time to wallow, dammit. There’s no shame in that. Wallow big, wallow deep. Make it the best wallow you’ve ever had. Eventually, something inside of you will yearn to feel good again. That’s your Read More…

Sacred Sensual Lifestyle: Luscious Lemon

Want to feel clear, bright and uplifted? We’re going to squeeze some precious drops of soul wisdom from that most versatile of citrus fruits, the lemon. When you experience pleasure and satisfaction through your senses, you naturally create a connection to your intuition. This sixth sense is the divine guidance Read More…

We Pray with All of Our Senses

I was driving through the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania — an unplanned five-hour trek home due to my friend’s canceled flight — feeling annoyed and disappointed. Suddenly, my busted-plan weekend shape-shifted into a sweet gift. The beauty of the terrain lifted my spirits: clear morning sunbeams lit up the ice-covered craggy mountain walls, like Read More…

Ray LaMontagne (Inadvertently) Talks About Sacred Sensual Living

I was moved to hear Ray LaMontagne sum up in a beautiful way some of the main ideas I play with through Sacred Sensual Living:   “I work really hard to stay grounded, to realize everyday how lucky I am, and we are, just to exist on this planet in Read More…

Embracing Earthy Energy

I opened the front door this morning and the sweet, warm smell of freshly mown grass rolled into the house. I peered out over the exploding fuchsia Rhododendron blooms and saw the first irises unfolding their silky layers and splaying into fragile plumes. Bird songs filled the air, like a Read More…

A Few of My Favorite Things

I’ve come across several “I’m taking a break for the holidays” messages on other sites lately and I agree with that idea wholeheartedly! With the Winter Solstice upon us, it’s natural to lean toward rest and reflection as we await the magic that a new year brings. I’ve decided to Read More…