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Songs for the Siren 2nd Annual 30-Day Spine Circle Challenge

July 29, 2013
Songs for the Siren 2nd Annual 30-Day Spine Circle Challenge

Last August, doing inverted spine circles to Draw Your Swords by Angus and Julia Stone instigated a 30 Day Inverted Spine Circle Challenge to Celebrate Women’s Equality Month. Inverted Spine Circle Songs from 2012 30-Day Challenge Draw Your Swords by Angus & Julia Stone Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley I Love You by Sarah McLachlan Kothbiro by Ayub Ogada My Love by Sia Beautiful Child by Fleetwood Mac The Air That I Breathe by k.d. lang Landslide by Dixie Chicks Be My Baby by Leslie Mendelson Intension by Tool Giorno Dopo Giorno by Kelly Sweet Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch When We Dance by Sting Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John Nights In White Satin by Tina Arena Woman by Tina Arena Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Glee Cast Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis) by Cowboy Junkies Blue Moon by Elvis Presley Paris, Texas by Gotan Project Tides Of The Moon by Elysian Fields When You Say Nothing At All by Alison Krauss & Union Station Rubber Head by Cliff Martinez My Angel Rocks Back and Forth by Four Tet Waiting by George Michael The Lost Frontier by Tina

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Songs for the Siren featuring Drumming

July 22, 2013
Songs for the Siren featuring Drumming

Power of Drumming to Ignite Feminine Fire Drumming connects me with my body, nature, the earth and my own internal fire. It ignites me. I’m immersed in writing and reading about feminine fire, primordial fire and Pele’s mythology for Stoke Your Fire! After including the following quote by Layne Redmond, which captures the magical igniting I feel when I dance to songs featuring incredible drumming, I learned Layne is dying. …connecting to the primordial feminine energy I felt when I drummed…. As I entrained with the beat of the drum–as I became the pulse itself–I felt that I was letting the force of gravity draw my essence down, down through the layers of the earth to the fire at her center. As I connected to the fire of the earth, I could feel that energy radiating up through my body and out through the sound of my drum–as if I were a radio transmitter. – Layne Redmond Synchronicity Though I’ve never met Layne Redmond, she’s been a mentor to me through her book. By helping me understand the reasons, the how and the magic of drumming’s impact.  It syncs up the left and right sides of our brains. Not only do

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Happy Call of the Siren Day! (aka Sentiments Day)

July 20, 2013
Happy Call of the Siren Day! (aka Sentiments Day)

Stoke Your Fire! Suffrage is often called the ‘first wave’ of feminism. Its beginnings often traced to the first women’s rights convention held in Seneca Falls, NY in July 1848 where many attendees signed the Declaration of Sentiments, which “held that men and woman are created equal.” If you look more closely, the Seneca conference was about much more than suffrage and even political rights. I’m thrilled to see the Declaration of Sentiments discussed in The Huffington Post. The declaration was also about empowering women. And what the framers of the Declaration knew was that real freedom for women would and could only come when a culture had been created that was as psychologically empowering as it was politically egalitarian. ~ Hugo Schwyzer Call of the Siren Day (aka Sentiments Day) I’d like to see the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Sentiments as a national holiday on par with the one we just celebrated for that other more famous Declaration. My vision for July 20th is a day to celebrate and honor all that our culture traditionally thinks of as feminine, and therefore undervalues, such as sentiment, emotion, beingness, intuition, nature, cooperation and connection. I declare July

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Songs for the Siren with Secret Santa

July 15, 2013
Songs for the Siren with Secret Santa

Christmas in July Did you know that Christmas movies were on television all last week? It’s part of a Christmas in July phenomena. I only know because my husband entertained himself with several segments as a way to relax after work and playfully push my buttons while I cooked dinner. Despite (or maybe because of) being born on Halloween, Christmas is his favorite holiday. He loves everything about it. And likes it to last as long as possible. This summer he found a ceramic Santa at a yard sale for $4. Santa has been visiting ever since. I figured after a few days he’d move Santa and his reindeer to the basement until after Halloween. But every night when he gets home from work he greets his friend, “Hey Santa! How ya doin?” And this weekend a little girl and her mom had a cute conversation when they walked by. Though I’d prefer the festive decoration be stored away until rainy season, I don’t have the heart to take away the joy he and at least some of our neighbors get from the little guy. Secret Santa Songs In the spirit of “If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em,” today’s Songs

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Songs for the Siren featuring my first Sexy Songs CD

July 8, 2013
Songs for the Siren featuring my first Sexy Songs CD

Email from Reader Jennifer Gillette Two weeks ago I received a sweet email from a reader, Jennifer Gillette. She told me that she enjoyed reading about my favorite songs. Then she shared her sexy favorites with me: 1. You Can Leave Your Hat On by Joe Cocker – “I can always get a rise out of my guy when I dance to it.” 2. Feelin’ Love by Paula Cole – “Pure sex. Song always made me feel sexy. 3. Is This Real by Lisa Hall – “…very sexy sound.” 4. Insatiable by Darren Hayes – “I happened upon this one last summer and couldn’t stop listening to it for days.” 5. Urgent by Foreigner – “When ever I hear this one, just one thing comes to mind…” Here’s an excerpt from my reply to Jennifer Would you believe I’ve danced to 4/5 of these? ….Is This Real was on my first ‘sexy songs’ cd!’ I agree it’s a lesser known gem! Oooo, that’s two great column ideas for future Mondays… First Sexy Songs CD Tomorrow is the anniversary of my introductory pole dance class. After taking that class, I created a Sexy Songs CD for doing at-home S Factor workouts 2-3 times

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