Just Like Me!
“Mariel Hemingway gets up early, perhaps as an unconscious homage to her famous grandfather, to watch the sun rise. Each morning, while still in bed, she and her live-in boyfriend, an erstwhile stuntman and actor named Bobby Williams, begin a series of predawn exercises that consist of breathing, stretching, contemplating the things they’re grateful for and visualizing the day ahead. Hemingway then makes the bed and a pot of jasmine green tea. She fills the hummingbird feeders with organic sugar water, feeds organic soy-free meal to the brood of egg-laying hens that live in her backyard and heads back to the kitchen to prepare a smoothie.”
A Very Gwyneth Mother’s Day
Thank you Goop for this outstanding Mother’s Day gift idea: A signed copy of “It’s All Good,” Gwyneth’s cookbook! What better way to honor your mother. As the Goop website says itself, “The photos are stunning, and more than just recipes, they emanate this clean and healthy (yet intensely interested in beauty and taste) lifestyle.” Viva la madre!
Drinking an Empowering Green Smoothie
Couldn’t resist buying this Plaid Chore Shirt for Teddy - only $175! He’ll look so handsome in it while he composts.
Sipping some Beyond Kombucha Love Potion with aphrodisiac herbs and local honey jun at my favorite raw vegan restaurant, Pure Food and Wine. Then a quickie with Teddy in the loo and back to the office for a productive afternoon!
5pm Energy Burst
I always get a burst of energy at this time of day! 5-7pm is just such a relaxing window of time for me, where everything seems particularly easy. I’m charged up from an invigorating day of work and excited to pick up the kids, cook dinner, do the dishes, give the kids baths, read them stories, put them to bed, put them in bed again, reconnect romantically with Teddy, take out the trash, fold the laundry, write a few chapters of my book, soak my cuticles and prepare our overnight oatmeal for the morning. And then, of course, tantric love-making.
And this rain puts an extra spring in my step!
So much energy!
(Photo by Terry on Flickr.)
When Luxury Sex Toys Trump Men
I came across this gem in the article Is she faking it? How to tell if your partner is being truthful in bed:
If she moans and coos when you touch her a certain way, it’s a good clue that she is enjoying herself and you should keep doing what you are doing.
Ladies, allow me to be direct: if the man you’re sleeping with needs advice like this, you would be better off making sweet sweet love to yourself. Try this gold-plated vibrator, and other luxury sex toys.
Silly men. Thank goodness my Teddy is such a cheetah in the sack!
My Abs Are Bored
I held plank pose for 45 minutes this morning. I need to find a more challenging ab workout.
Mental Health Day
Once a year I take a mental health day where I offer mental health advice to everyone I know. It’s so important to give back.
Throwing Perfect, Pro-Environment Birthday Parties for Your Children
Tip of the week: When throwing a birthday party, ask yourself, WWMEDTWLGOP? (What Would Mother Earth Do That Would Look Good On Pinterest?)
Read more about how to throw Pinterest-perfect parties that don’t rape Mother Earth.
(Photo via Newman’s Corner on Pinterest)