Monday, February 14, 2011

Love YOU

Single or married, on this day remember, celebrating the lover in you is just as, if not more important than celebrating the lover next to you. Do you. Love you.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Have A Musical Valentine's Day

This month is ripe for romantic entertaining, so my suggestion is to stop using music for simply background noise and instead, listening to music together a truly sensual experience. This Valentine's Day, consider having a listening party.

When selecting music for your evening, listen with your body, not simply your ears. Listen and learn where certain notes and instruments touch your body and create a musical chemistry within.

Include songs sung in another language. Let the vocal track become just another beautiful instrument for you to enjoy. This lets your brain relax and allows you full body listening pleasure.

Take time during the evening to lay back, snuggle up and really listen and enjoy the wonderful gift of music. Isolate each individual instrument. Revel in the notes and lyrics. Enjoy the way they caress and seduce your body.

You listen to a lot of music. How much of it do you really hear?

Here are some off the beaten path musical suggestions to add to your iPod:

Music from a Farther Room-Lucia Micarelli


A Gift of Love II Oceans of Ecstacy-Deepak Chopra and Friends

Amore-Andre Bocelli

Principals of Lust--Enigma

P.S. If you're in the Washington, D.C. area, join me at Secret Pleasures on Thursday, February 10th for a workshop on how to plan a Red Hot Night!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gong Hey Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of The Golden Rabbit, a very lucky sign in the Chinese Zodiac. According to Chinese tradition, the year of The Rabbit is a time to calm down and catch your breath and to create a safe and peaceful lifestyle, which sounds like a good plan for all of us.

There are times when we ask the questions, and times when we get and act on the answers. The year of the Rabbit seems a perfect time to work on bringing serenity into our lives so we can calmly reflect on our delights and doubts. This way we are able to act with a directness that achieves positive results rather than simply spin our wheels.

So, whether you were born under the sign of The Rabbit (1039, 1951,1063,1975, 1987,1999, 2011)or not, stop and smell the roses, and make a concerted effort to live sensuously and serenely in 2011 and beyond.

Gong Hey Fat Choy! Happy New Year. You are blessed...take the time to recognize!