Carousel: Love Spells For Your Sign, Sexual Auras, Criticism, And Pussy Confidence

Happy almost August! I’m writing to you from a very, very warm New York City, where I’m parked in a pink window-seat at The Wing. Before you take your ticket and climb aboard the Carousel, here are a few things I would be remiss not to mention…

Love Rehab: Get Over Your Ex For Good is coming so soon! I’m really excited about this mini-class which combines psychology, radical self love, and ritual to help you move the fuck on, and enjoy your life again! Stay tuned.

There are only five tickets left for my Rooftop Ritual at The Wing on August 21st! We’ll be celebrating the solar eclipse and New Moon in Leo, setting spectacular intentions, and talking about bringing more magic into our lives. For a little hint of what my events are like, check out this piece from The Daily Beast.

…And I’ve been writing over at Horoscope.com every week! Check out How to Overcome Fear, Based on Your Zodiac SignThe Best Love Spells for Your Zodiac Sign5 Must-Have Treats for Magical BabesWith These Daily Rituals, You’ll Be InvincibleA Summer Solstice Tarot Reading for Your Sign, and Use Your Sign to Change Your Mood—in a Second!

Okay… Now on to the links!

Quitting the Internet Is as Hard as Quitting Drugs. Oh lord. That, of course, means that it’s even more important that we give it a shot.

The Science Behind Why Music Sounds So Good On Drugs:

“If we think about what makes music engaging, we want familiarity, but we also want novelty. So what some drugs will do, particularly if we’re talking about psychedelic drugs, is activate and enhance the part of our brain that detects ‘novelty’, meaning that part of the drug experience is like ‘oh my god, I’ve never seen the world this way before’. So when you hear music on drugs, you have the experience of it being entirely new, like you’re hearing it for the very first time.”

Why we kiss: The science behind smooching and your cycle. Who knews?!

I Talked To 1400 Strangers About Their Sex Lives. Here’s What I Learned. A collection of modern ideas that make us better in bed and partnership.

Certainty in uncertain times. 6 mandates for designing the life you want, by Tony Robbins.

Difficult Women, how “Sex and the City” lost its good name. Damn this is good writing. Read all the way to the end, please!

I Took the Best Nap of My Life on a $9,000 Crystal Bed. I’ve done this too, and it’s pretty spectacular, I’ve got to say.

Wonder Woman: A Feel Piece. You’ve probably seen it by now, but just FYI, this post contains spoilers. Lots and lots of spoilers.

What Color is Your Sexual Aura? Find out, and Have the Best Sex of Your Life. Meow!

A Husband for Home; a Wife for Away.

There’s a lot of talk about open marriage and polyamory lately, but marriage can be customizable and nontraditional in ways that have nothing whatsoever to do with sex. Marriages can include other spouses who provide other functions. Maybe they need to.

Here’s What Kind Of Vixen You Are, Based On Your Zodiac Sign although I think you should read for your Rising or Venus (if you know ’em).

Your Facebook Activity Reveals a Lot About Your Drug Use. A recent study reveals how social media can detect — and help prevent — substance abuse.

You’d Be a Better Communicator If You Weren’t So Afraid of Embarrassing Yourself.

What We Learned About Sexual Desire From 10 Years of Pornhub User Data, including facts like “Searches for yoga porn have nearly doubled since 2012, led by 18- to 24-year-olds (63% more likely than average)” and the fact that the leading gay search term in North Dakota is “gay beef”. Hahah!

New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy. Here’s what brain research says will make you happy: Ask “What am I grateful for?” Label those negative emotions. Decide. Hugs, hugs, hugs.

Katy Perry Woke Up. She Wants to Tell You All About It. Ms. Perry, who has a new album, “Witness,” says she no longer wants to be the frothy pop star she once was. And she intends to reveal her true self.

Amazon Launches a Try-Before-You-Buy Prime Wardrobe Service. DANGER!

1000 reasons not to kill yourself, with new ideas added all the time.

This ‘Witch’ Casts Spells With Scissors and Sage. Who doesn’t want a truly magical haircut?

How to Spend a Night in Las Vegas. This makes me want to book a ticket immediately if not sooner.

A slow cooker meal kit plan for busy #bossladies who don’t have time to spend 45 minutes chopping carrots every day. SMART.

How wellness became an epidemic.

Giving up alcohol opened my eyes to the infuriating truth about why women drink:

Is it really that hard, being a First World woman? Is it really so tough to have the career and the spouse and the pets and the herb garden and the core strengthening and the oh-I-just-woke-up-like-this makeup and the face injections and the Uber driver who might possibly be a rapist? Is it so hard to work ten hours for your rightful 77% of a salary, walk home past a drunk who invites you to suck his cock, and turn on the TV to hear the men who run this country talk about protecting you from abortion regret by forcing you to grow children inside your body? I mean, what’s the big deal? Why would anyone want to soften the edges of this glorious reality?

Why is everyone always criticising me?

China’s Mistress-Dispellers. How the economic boom and deep gender inequality have created a new industry. What!!! Wow.

The Real Purpose of Uptalk Is to Get You to Shut Up and Listen. Makes sense.

You can lifehack the shit out of Spotify if that idea thrills you!

Laugh and the World Laughs With You. Type ‘Ha,’ Not So Much.

The Agony of the Digital Tease. Who are these breadcrumbers?!

On the Internet, to Be ‘Mom’ Is to Be Queen.

It’s not always self-sabotage.

Getting tackled by the other team doesn’t necessarily mean you’re weak or that you made a wrong move. It means you’re in the game, not the sidelines. If you’re playing full on, you’re going to take some hits. Take it like the light warrior that you are. Rely on your team. And get back up and run farther, even faster.

On To The Bone, a movie about anorexia. I haven’t seen it, but this is an interesting take on what it means to make a film about mental illness responsibly.

Betsey Johnson’s Airbnb in Mexico! Cute.

Prevent burnout by making compassion a habit. SELF-COMPASSION! Aka radical self love!

How bulimics brains are different.

The Latest in Web Design? Retro Websites Inspired by the ’90s. I love this and it also makes me feel like I’ve been online way too long.

Is R. Kelly Finally Having His Bill Cosby Moment? Fingers crossed.

5 Palm Signs of Powerful Witches. How many do you have?

Therapy For Black Girls is such a good podcast! This episode on getting what you need in relationships is great.

How to Maintain Your Sanity (and Be Productive) When You Work Alone All the Time. Essential stuff for these modern times, and the tips are genuinely useful, and not all things you’ve heard before!

Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and the Music of Success.

RuPaul in Vogue. It’s an oldie but a goodie.

To be a success, you have to understand the landscape, you have to know thyself, and you have to know your history. … You also have to be able to see yourself from outside of yourself.

Everything we love to eat is a scam. YUCK.

Amanda Lepore, Transgender Club Diva, Tells All About Her Plastic Surgery. Amanda is a “moving sculpture,” a person who has made her own body her life’s work.

A Piece of Work is a podcast hosted by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson.It covers everything you wanted to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Abbi looks for some answers in lively conversations with curators, artists, and some friends, including Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul, and Questlove.

Sissy That Art.

 

 

 

 

 

Have a fantastic August. You’re a bad bitch!

xoxox,

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