Have you seen the trailer for the animated film Inside Out? I thought it was hilarious. I have referred to the “voices in my head” countless times. Haven’t you? I saw the trailer for this film just one day before boarding a flight to Philadelphia from San Francisco. My husband, Joe and son Joey and I are visiting New Jersey together for the first time in four years. I miss our life in New Jersey and reminisce frequently, and I figured it was about time to remind myself why we moved to the other side of the country. My first reminder came on the flight over.
My internal dialogue or voices in my head can be very loud and intense sometimes.…
Have you ever used a vending machine? What shiny little package shot out of the bottom? When you ate it, how did you feel?
A life-long friendship was birthed out of a moment when I really could have used a vending machine-but not just any vending machine, of course. In 2012, I was dancing for a band, called Durian Sex Cult, while they performed in Santa Cruz, California. An airbrush artist named Kelsea Ernst came to paint the dancers with adornments before the show, and I totally fell in love with her. While she was airbrushing black lace cuffs on my wrists, I was expressing my deep desire for something delicious to eat to my husband Joe, sitting next to me.…
Candy Bars are no longer a sin | by: Emilia Wysocka-Treder
Did you ever eat Bounty candy bars as a child (or last week)? How about Almond Joy? We all know these sweet treats are delicious, but the alternative, made with real food and whole food ingredients-isn’t even a comparison. If you ever miss this candy bars, get ready for exciting news: you can make them in your kitchen with only 6 ingredients!
At the beginning of last year, I made a big decision to change my diet. It was time to give up the things that weren’t giving me the energy I needed to teach Pilates and just feel great every day.
I’m currently making more conscious decisions about the food that I eat and candy bars certainly aren’t on my shopping list.…
Top 10 Sensual Foods
These are 10 superfoods that I like to keep stocked in my kitchen, as they are proven to ignite the senses, summon sensuality and provide the body with optimal nourishment.
- Raw Cacao
- Raw Almonds
- Goji Berries
Things to remember: all of these delicious foods are more potent and higher quality when grown organic. Organic farming promotes ideal soil conditions. By purchasing organic, you are voting with your dollars and asking for more nutrient rich soil and in turn, optimal nourishment for you and future generations! If possible, also have these powerful foods fresh, and raw.
Now for the good stuff. Let’s chat about the number one sensual food.
FREAKING elated. Yup. That’s what I was during a class I attended at Rainbow Grocery Cooperative in San Francisco. This class drew me in with the saucy subject; Libido and Sexual Health. “Poop,” as you may have noticed in the title of this post, is a bold way of referring to digestion. I will expound more on this topic in following posts! The main topics of the class were as follows:
- Which foods boost and which foods squash your sex drive
- The connection between your mind, heart and libido
- Understanding the role of hormones
- The role of stress and mood on your sex life
- Herbs that support libido and sexual well being
The three presenters, Sara Reed, Marisol Kim, and Sara Jane Gorman delivered such intriguing and useful information that I was literally on the edge of my seat, while attempting to take notes at lightning speed.…
Delicious, sweet, moist, rich piece of yummy chocolate cake! How do these words make you feel? I love chocolate. I love chocolate cake. I love desserts. All of the time? Probably not. Most of the time? Yes.
I believe it was the day after my 11th birthday. It was either a blistering cold “snow day” in the Midwest, and I didn’t have school. I woke up and turned on the history channel-wait, I’m making things up now. I turned on MTV and went in the kitchen to find breakfast. Somehow, no one was awake but me. My favorite mornings as a child were the ones where the house was mine! I grabbed the few left over pieces of the chocolate cake out of the refrigerator from my birthday party two nights prior. …