Tibetan Meditation For Relief From Suffering

Tibetan Meditation For Relief From Suffering

To sit with suffering may be against our natural impulse. When witnessing the pain of others, we often shift our eyes away. Because it reminds us of our own fear. Our own anger. Vulnerability. Confusion. Tonglen, a traditional Buddhist practice helps us respond with...

BELLA’S GUIDE TO LUXURY BREAST MASSAGE

BELLA’S GUIDE TO LUXURY BREAST MASSAGE

Hello beautiful!  I'm publishing this post as an offering to women experiencing stress related to COVID-19.  We all know anxiety takes a tremendous toll on the system. Strengthening your constitution is the best defense against viruses. This practice is designed to...

Sex Work, Living in Two Worlds

Sex Work, Living in Two Worlds

For most of my adult life I’ve lived a double life and straddled two worlds. In fact, I lived like this for so long I didn’t realize I was doing it anymore. It became my norm. As a young mother I felt like I had no choice. There are no coming out stories for sex...

Rising from the Crucible of Infidelity

Rising from the Crucible of Infidelity

Infidelity had throttled Patricia and Devon’s world. Devon stared at me with desperate wide eyes. Patricia sat as rigid as the Sphinx, a jagged wall of pain and betrayal separating them. I flashed back 20 years, to when I sat crumpled on a therapist’s couch in much of...

Letter To A New Sex Worker

Letter To A New Sex Worker

Wait for the knock. Glance in the mirror a final time and check your hair and lipstick. Are you polished, darling? It’s show time! Take a deep breath, open the door and purr out your sexiest hello. Big smile. Be dressed appropriately; stilettos to the sex worker are...

Taking Your Body Back from Big Pharma

Taking Your Body Back from Big Pharma

Doctors are quick to push the pill as a panacea for everything from heavy periods to acne, and women disconnected from their bodies (and out of tune with nature) are quick to comply. But is there another way? Yes. It may take a little bit of time and research but I...

Why You Want Off Hormonal Birth Control

Why You Want Off Hormonal Birth Control

The ubiquitous pill may seem innocuous, but is it really? With roughly 10 million women on birth control, shouldn’t we dig a little deeper? Sure, we all want the magic bullet. But life doesn’t work like that, princess; there’s no fairy dust, there’s no magic wand....

Navigating Jealousy

Navigating Jealousy

Do you get crazy with jealousy? Are you embarrassed to admit your behaviors? Is your significant other constantly checking up on you and putting you through a weekly interrogation? Take a breath. We all have our demons to slay. Jealousy is a primitive and common...

Five Reasons Infant Circumcision Should Be Outlawed

Five Reasons Infant Circumcision Should Be Outlawed

It’s rape and sexual abuse. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines rape as follows: An unlawful sexual activity and usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against a person's will or with a person who is beneath a certain age or...

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