Freaky Friday the 13th Arctic Apple®

Are you superstitious? Does Friday the 13th make you wake up with your tail between your legs? I’ve always loved it because I was born on the 13th. It’s a great number, and who doesn’t love Friday? Don’t worry I know that it’s not Friday the 13th today, but the last was only a few months ago.

The first Friday the 13th for 2015 was in March, and it was freaky, no doubt. It was the day the GMO apple was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

gmo apple

Why is the GMO apple freaky? It has nothing to do with Friday the 13th of course, despite the fitting approval date. GMO foods are freaky for many reasons.  There are thousands of studies to read as to why.

Collecting spring water for better sex

I could actually title everything on LanaShay.com “x” for better sex. Ninety-percent of everything I eat and drink contributes to a healthy love life. This is certainly not an ego-trip, it’s fact. I’m preaching because I want you to feel good and experience sensual bliss too. If that’s alright with you, then read on.

This is a continuation from last week, when I ranted about drinking plastic flavored water. It was a sad moment when I ran out of water when I reached the top of North America’s tallest waterfall, because it was contaminated by my low-quality plastic hydration pack.

joe died
this is what happened to Joe after he drank the plastic flavored water.

My husband Joe and I collect our water from a natural spring.…

Plastic flavored water, anyone?

the mission begins
the mission begins

Hiking uphill in 85° weather for eight miles delayed this article. Have you ever visited Yosemite National Park? I visited for the first time last week and it was mind blowing. I can’t believe I’ve lived only 3 hours away from this park for over four years. I would have gone once a month, if I had known how I would feel basking in the sun next to North America’s tallest waterfall.

upper falls
that edge is straight down!

 

coleman hydration pack
worst idea ever!

Joe and I headed out with our good friends from Argentina, and a close friend of theirs who was visiting from Buenos Aires. There were five of us ready to conquer the trail at 8am on Monday morning.…

Tongue scraping and 2 tools for sensuality

I used to wake up in the morning with bad breath. It’s embarrassing, actually. Because now, I realize that this is easily remedied. My dad has a very ridiculous sense of humor that not everyone understands. Keep in mind while you read on, that I share this bizarre sense of humor. When I was in high school, I lived with my dad, and he’d be up singing and being the bubbliest person alive at 5am. I’d wake up to get ready for school around 6am to him belting out Mary J. Blige or Seal (he loved soulful tunes). I was always entertained to say the least. Even though, at 16 years old everything pissed me off in the morning. I’d go into the bathroom, where I spent an hour before school, putting my hair in some elaborate up-do.…

Sexting for foodies

sexting selfie
of course we still sent these

There isn’t much ambiguity in the title, right? Sexting is just text messages with sexually explicit content-photos, videos, or simply just sexual text; if for some reason you didn’t already know. I may have been years behind when I first learned this word, since I’d been doing it without a label for years.  Who doesn’t send sexy photos to their lover? I think it’s a mandatory piece of any healthy relationship.  If your opinion differs, I’d love to hear about it. This topic always sparks my interest. This article isn’t really about how I sext my husband. It’s more about how our sexting has evolved and some unique elements of it.

This idea came to my attention the other night when Joe, my husband and I were at CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies) the other night for a presentation on psychedelics.…

Were you with Rachel Rose and I?

Did you join the live event yesterday? If not, I’m sharing the video, here!

The webinar was just a short, 30 minutes, yet was so full of simple, enlightening information. I have a hunch that it will require only minimal effort to use this knowledge in your life immediately. The effects may just be profound.

RB3

There’s just no question, we could all use a little bit more love in our lives. Right? I know I could. Feeling love, and of course…making love allows us to feel pleasure. My mission in life is to feel good. If there’s something I can eat that leads to more good feelings-I’m all in. Rachel gives us a good dose of what’s inducing the love in her kitchen.…

What is a “love-inducing kitchen?”

You’ll have the opportunity to find out next week!

Please join the lovely miss Rachel Rose, of Rachel Rose Holistic  and I for a 30 minute, FREE webinar on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30pm PST. Rachel tell us what the 5 must have foods for a love-inducing kitchen are.

rachel and ben

A bit about Rachel:

“She is a Yoga Instructor, a Holistic Health Coach, a Birth Doula, Femininity Retreat Producer, a Musician, and the CEO & Founder of Rachel Rose Holistic.
In the last year Rachel moved to a tree house outside of San Francisco which previously housed Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, started Rachel Rose Holistic, was proposed to at Burning Man by her soul mate Ben (she said yes) and found her breath.”
check out this article to read the rest 😉

rachel

Rachel is absolutely amazing.…

Sensual Journey at LionFish SupperClub

gabbyThis is a text my girlfriend Gabby who lives in Santa Cruz, sent me on Saturday.

I was so excited, that I forgot to respond to her for an entire day, because I was online finding out every detail I could about this event.  A Sensual Food night? Could it be? This concept isn’t a secret.  Sensual Food is the where it’s at!

If you have been wondering exactly what I’m talking about when I mention Sensual Food, here’s your opportunity to get the download, live! For all of you who don’t happen to live in Northern California, no need to fear, this idea is clearly spreading like wildfire. Tuning into the sensuality of food is the inevitable direction. If you’re eating fresh, vibrant, colorful, local and delicious food, engaging and igniting all of your senses is almost involuntary.…

Come Grocery Shopping with me!

I have a LOT of girlfriends who love to go shopping together; shopping for clothing. I can’t stand shopping for clothing! I’d much rather shop for FOOD! I’m fortunate to have a LOT of girlfriends who also love food, and they love going on culinary adventures. Farmer’s markets are some of the most exciting places in the world, if you use all of your senses to engage in the experience. I created a three minute video of one particular adventure because it was a whole morning of sensory pleasure with three women from completely different parts of the world.

International Donut Team
on our way to Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco

 

Mercedes, is from Buenos Aires, Argentina;  Yuliya, is from Osipovichi, Belarus; and Emilia is from Gdansk, Poland.  …

Where do you put a pancit?

In your mouth, silly!  I actually didn’t know what Pancit was either, but fortunately, we have the lovely July to inform us.  I love traveling, and learning about food from other cultures. They way that some cultures perceive food-as sacred, a gift from the earth, or just pure respect for their bounty is fascinating. As the weather becomes warmer, I’m dreaming of exotic travel, and living vicariously through July is just enough to tide me over for the moment. Please read on to dive into this mini food-adventure with me 😉

julyWhere do you put a Pancit?  |  by: July Westhale

 

Masarap!

There is a rumor, or perhaps a stereotype, that every Asian airline must employ beautiful flight attendants. As I sit on Philippine Airlines flight 2905 heading from Manila to Bacolod, the island of Negros, I cannot dispute it.…

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