When is the last time you walked outside without shoes on? If there’s been snow on the ground for months where you live, I understand. Though I know that it’s still possible to walk outside without shoes on in the snow, it’s just much less pleasant (I did grow up in Wisconsin after all). I’m still going to argue that it’s possible. Allowing the soles of your feet make contact with the earth is just one of the many many ways to reconnect.
My husband Joe and I launched PsychedelicTimes.com over six months ago now. It’s drawn some of the focus and attention away from my passion for writing about Sensual Food, yet I will never compromise my health, and thus the Sensual Foodist lives on.…
Do you take your shoes off before you walk into your house? My mother and grandmother always did so I think I just picked up the habit. The habit became a must after my first international travel experience in Thailand, almost a decade ago. Even before walking into retail stores, I had to remove my shoes. Almost always, the floor was so clean, I was elated to step in with my bare soles.
This is the same feeling I like to have when I walk into my kitchen at home. It’s like my sacred temple. I want to walk into my kitchen and get that squeaky clean, shiny feeling. For some reason french fries, oreos and things like slim-jims just don’t get me in that space.…
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.
My husband Joe and I collect our water from a natural spring. We used to have an Aquasana filter on our sink, but learned after a year of using it, that it wasn’t delivering us the best source of pure water.…
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.…
There’s a first time for everything, right? This will be the first time I share feedback in this way. I could simply just add it to a scrolling list of positive testimonials on the sidebar of LanaShay.com, but this was near and dear to my heart, so I’m sharing it with you here. Do I have your permission? If so, please read on 😉
When I posted The Hurb, one response came in via email:
“Good morning Lana!
This is incredible!!!
I just emailed Kelsea via the “contact” link on their site. I’d love to help get The Hurb [vending] machines into Madison. Thanks for sharing! Our office building alone has the nastiest vending machine, that no one touches because the options are horrible!
What makes you feel lucky? How about having “good karma”? It doesn’t matter how it’s put, I felt it on my birthday this week! It was my third birthday at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Our friends from Argentina accompanied us for this trip, and I love what Mercedes said as she walked into the garden,
“Is this a dream?”
If only I could have captured the look on her face. It was her and her husband Hernan’s first time to Big Sur, and their first time to Esalen. We love introducing this magical place to people, because it’s the closest to utopia that we’ve seen. We’ve been many times, for week-long retreats assisting our Tantra teachers. …
Nothing naughty, really.
There’s no doubt that Santa likes it sensual.
SENSUAL FOOD that is!
Because it’s a holiday, and I want to make sure Santa stays jolly, I am posting this article a day early. He’ll appreciate it, and I’m sure you will too. Read on for a quick story. Merry Christmas!
photo credit: Benjamin Hager
I have a little story I’d like to share from just this past weekend. My husband Joe and I were filming a tantric kissing video for a good friend of ours. We demo the many tantric kisses, and just have a fun day being silly and sensual. One of the kisses is done with a piece of gorgeous fruit. We get close and “sensitize” the lips with the fruit, by lightly pressing and tracing both top and bottom lips. …
Even though I totally love magazines, I currently do not receive any subscriptions. What’s perfect is the opportunity I have to read my favorite magazines every time I travel. They are conveniently tucked right in the seat back pocket in front of me. I truly love inflight magazines. They usually have unique articles about global cuisine, and exotic destinations-two things I can’t get enough of.
On our way to Bali this past summer, the words, “sex” and “drugs” caught my attention on the bottom right corner of United’s Hemispheres magazine. I don’t see these two words often while browsing these publications, so I had to read on (wouldn’t you)?
After I read the very short two paragraph blurb, I nudged my husband Joe and gave him an enthusiastic look while I pointed to the article.…
…or maybe just your day.
Mexico was blissful. I’m sad it’s over, and yet so grateful for the time we spent in tropical paradise.
A few days before we departed, our photo shoot on the beach was the perfect opportunity to capture the essence of the trip. We woke up before sunrise; around 5 am and stepped onto the sand just as the breathtaking colors flooded the sky.
Everything was magical. It was quiet, peaceful, and the colors were stunning that morning. There was only one issue. As we rushed out, we discovered that our hosts were fresh out of bottled water, and it was too early for us to buy water anywhere. Sweating buckets in Mexico without water to drink isn’t the most pleasant experience, but we figured we’d survive, and departed without H2O.…
Thank you Google analytics for letting me know that men are reading! Guys. Chocolate. It’s important. Do you ever surprise the special lady in your life with an unexpected gift of chocolate? Ladies, does your guy love chocolate too?
For me, chocolate from my lover is like a gift from heaven. If it’s from my husband Joe, and it’s the kind that I love most, I really do feel the LOVE!
We all know how chocolate works, right?
“If you’re one of these individuals who gets a nice mood boost whenever you sink your teeth into a bar of pure, unadulterated chocolate, it is not happenstance.
There’s actually a chemical reason called anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced in the brain that temporarily blocks feelings of pain and depression.