In the name of all that is holy, it is going to be June next week. WHAT?! (I know I say something similar every month, but that doesn’t make it any less true.) A few days ago, I had a miniature freak-out when I realised that the dawn of June was almost upon us, so I did what any sane Virgo would do: I cracked open a sketchbook, pulled out some neon markers, and started making a list of goals to be completed in the next two months.
If you are feeling similarly adrift and lazy-minded, I recommend it. It was exactly the kick in the butt I needed to make sure this year feels spectacular.
Okay, enough of that. Here are my favourite reads of the month!
The CEO might be her own boss, but she does not have to be her own bitch. OOOH GIRL. You’re speaking my language.
Where did all the Dicks go? The name has been on a steady decline since the 1970s.
The rapid decline in popularity in the ’70s was possible due to a negative association with a very famous Dick: Richard “Dick” Nixon, the U.S. president from 1969 to 1974 who was, by all indications, a raging dick.
Your ex doesn’t want to be your friend. He just wants to bone you. (Probably.) (Duh.)
The Rich Spend More Time With Friends, the Poor Spend More Time With Family. This is not totally surprising.
My new favourite way to start the day is with this five-minute affirmation workout with my babe Patricia Moreno. Seriously, try it. You’ll feel so good afterwards!
How Modern Women Are Reclaiming the Occult. Oh how I love pieces like this.
Dear Trauma, I Refuse. This one is a big, heavy read — and trigger warning to the extreme. But it’s also a beautiful story of healing and radical self love.
Shauna created the ultimate Palm Springs travel guide, so now you’ll know what to see, do and eat when you’re there!
True Erotic Crime Story: A Notorious Sex Temple and Its Ruling Pimp Priestess. Truth is stranger than fiction.
Here’s the totally NSFW penis identification guide.
10 ways to become sexually empowered and start having orgasms like you mean it.
Try an activity before sex where all the emotions floating around in your body from your day are articles of clothing. Now, one by one take them off. Do whatever it takes for you. Move through them alone, or with your partner so you can show up emotionally and physically naked. If there are things you aren’t saying they can easily manifest in between the sheets. If I feel emotional blockage, or unresolved sensitivity it creates a wall for me. I’m in my mind, not my body. I can’t participate fully in the sensations and experience and therefore I don’t come.
This is a good one: 6 toxic relationship habits that most people think are normal.
Why relationship readings don’t work, and 3 provocative questions that can turn your (love) life around.
Kill Them With Kindness. What happens when you ask your Twitter troll out for coffee?
I’ve often been asked in interviews about whether I’ve faced particular difficulties as a woman, getting to the stage I’m at in my career. When I think about it, early on, I didn’t face too much explicit adversity based on my gender. But in the last few years, since reaching a certain level of success and recognition in my field and on the web, the amount of hate mail, jealous remarks, and outright sexism I’ve experienced has multiplied exponentially.
Why Do All New Music Videos Look Like a Unicorn Threw Up on Them? Because… PINK IS BEST! Of course!
Beautiful people literally experience life differently than the rest of us.
On the Trail of Nabokov in the American West. On his cross-country trips chasing butterflies and researching “Lolita,” the Russian-born novelist saw more of the United States than did Fitzgerald, Kerouac or Steinbeck.
Jack Canfield’s list of 101 lifetime goals is unbelievably inspiring, and really got me excited. He wrote one of my favourite all-time books — The Success Principles — which you should definitely read.
I love Anne Ortelee and her astrological updates on Twitter.
No seances are to be performed in this Subway shop. “Sorry ok”
Here are the three pieces of criteria that create your personal level of self-esteem. You should definitely read this.
The single greatest determinant of how much you will esteem yourself is how you compare with your same-sex parent – whether you have achieved more or less than mum or dad.
Vagina art, because, of course.
Here’s your monthly tarot forecast for June, thanks to Biddy Tarot!
More generic male dating profile cliches than you can shake a stick at.
I loved Christopher Pike books. They were legitimately insane in the best way!