Love & Joy

Making Peace With My Too Muchness During a Five Day Selfie Smile Experiment

December 3, 2014
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When I saw Vivienne McMaster’s announcement for Be Your Own Beloved’s Making Peace With Our Smiles Selfie Experiment I was intrigued. I’d taken Vivienne’s Beloved Camera Class (now an e-book) in May. I got better at using my DSLR camera, particularly with aperture priority mode for those luscious blurry backgrounds. And using a mini tripod. But the DSLR came out of its bag less and less as the months wore on. Still, I take more selfies. Especially, when I notice fabulous or interesting light. Or celebrate with my husband; I’m currently addicted to ‘sunset smooch selfies.’ The class also showed me that having a bit of my self in photos made them more interesting. I wanted to join in the selfie experiment to coax the DSLR out of hiding. But I wondered if the prompts would work for me since I already adore my smile. I thought of the moment I made peace with my own smile: A friend complimented the curve of my cheeks. I blushed and smiled wider, which enhanced the concavity. “I love them even more now!” she responded. It transformed my relationship with them. (Excerpt from 10 Steps for Falling In Love with Your Body) One of

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Join Me on a Joy Ride with Amber Valentyne

June 19, 2014
Join Me on a Joy Ride with Amber Valentyne

I follow joy like a compass. It started in 2011 with my year filled with Tears of Joy prompted by the question: “What makes you cry tears of joy… Do that.” Last night, when I came home from my new evening pole dance class (this dancing at night is so different!)  my husband said, “You got a glitter envelope from someone. It’s leaking.” I opened it, preserving the love glitter stamp. And discovered it was full of  Love. Glitter. And tickets for Joy Ride. 33 days of divine happiness, indulgent giggles, luxurious gifts, sensual delights and exquisite wealth. How could I say no? I’m not quite sure what to expect, but I like surprises so I’m going for the ride. Join the fun (for free) at www.ambervalentyne.com.

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Get I Heart Sexy During Midsummer Madness Gift-a-thon

June 18, 2014
Get I Heart Sexy During Midsummer Madness Gift-a-thon

I’m giving away I ❤ Sexy as part of the Midsummer Madness Gift-a-thon coordinated by Angie Mroczka of eBook Aviatrix. Angie’s launching a brand new e-course this summer to help authors make their dream of being published a reality. I ❤ SEXY is a playful e-course developed to take you on a treasure hunt for your sensual self. . It’s self-guided and delivered via email. It begins when you signup. And is free through sunset on Saturday June 21. . To sign up, CLICK HERE {or use this link:  http://bit.ly/iHeartSexy} Now go grab some of the goodies available from the generous and creative souls participating in the summer Creative Radiant Love gift-a-thon. There are offers for body, mind, soul, and business. Here’s what I chose: Angie’s Calm the Storm:  How to Choose an Effective Topic for Your eBook to help me choose from among my many ideas for my 3rd book. Yes I am working hard to finish the first two! You’ll be the first to know. Especially if you are on my email list! Kris Oster’s Enchant:  Enrapture the World with Spellbinding Strategies. You’ll want to get this if you’re considering joining us on July 19 for Ignite Your Sexy Biz

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Lisa Loves… Lisa Hates… Lisa Always…

March 14, 2014
Lisa Loves… Lisa Hates… Lisa Always…

When I took my first storytelling workshop, my writing teacher gave our class a simple and extremely useful character development exercise. I’d never thought of myself as a character, but the structure of narratives are the same whether they are truth or fiction. Our Assignment:  What does your character love? Hate? Always do. Be sure to say why. Bonus points for stuff that get her into trouble or show her getting in her own way. Lisa loves 1. To learn because she was born that way.  She loves to read non-ficiton because she learns from it.  She is curious. Like George, that infamous monkey. 2. Brian (aka husband) because he makes her laugh, is more generous than Santa Claus, loves her, calls her precious and still makes her feel that way after 25 years of marriage. 3. Champagne because it has bubbles, tastes yummy, is refreshing and goes with anything, is luxurious and celebratory. 4. Fruit especially blueberries, black raspberries, the strawberries like she had growing up, peaches, because they are sweet and bursting with flavor & it’s good for her. (Her real favorites are in seasons produce so today her favorites are Winter Kale and oranges.) 5. Music because

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What is Sexy? Rant transforms into an “I’m Too Sexy” Romp

February 18, 2014
What is Sexy? Rant transforms into an “I’m Too Sexy” Romp

Beaming them with the most infectious and sexiest curve ever—a smile ~ LC Ho . Bliss on Baker Beach Despite the ‘no show’ glow from the rising sun and setting moon Saturday’s dance session was full of magic moments. One of the highlights was Radiate by Jack Johnson filling my toes with the tickle of champagne bubbles. I tugged off my socks, then ambled toward SF Bay, leaving trailing tracks in the sand. At the water’s edge, the waves and I played a toe tapping game. And I radiated my joy. Take a peek For those who’s hunt for music is as insatiable as mine, here’s the entire Gold + Infinite = Fun playlist on Spotify. Back home after showering, I dressed in a leopard pencil skirt and teal curve-hugging top because I felt too hot and sexy to wear puttering-around-the-house t-shirt and pants. . I Stumbled into Seriousness + Stayed Too Long Friday’s Valentine’s Day post calling for women-only dance as a way to heal our culture upset several fellow pole dance bloggers, in part, because they believed it implied that men alone are to blame for violence against women. That wasn’t my intention. I actually believe women-only dance is

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