Recently I took time out for myself to do what I love… an all girl biker chick camping trip! Pussy power!!! Chicks on bikes are so cool. And especially these babes. Packing all their own gear, camping stuff, clothing and toiletries onto their bikes and riding to Joshua Tree to spend a weekend partying and riding with other like-minded cool chicks! Loved it! #BabesRideOut
It’s so important to take time for YOU! Do what YOU love to do. Time away from families, relationships… girl time! Girlfriend time is so important in our lives. And guy time is equally important!
The other thing I love is soaking in natural mineral springs. Especially naked! Hot water has always been my go to if I am tired, stressed or worn out. Soaking in a bath tub, hot tub, mineral pool/baths melts away any tension or stress in my life and leaves me rejuvenated and ready for my next adventure.
I am working on a new series called Dr Shelley’s A-Z of Sex.
Just finished writing J for Joy…
Find your joy! If doing something doesn’t bring you joy, then reassess why you are doing it. If being with someone no longer brings you joy, look at how you can bring joy into your life and your self.
I remember being profoundly affected by a movie called “Like Water for Chocolate.” It was the story of a love affair where the guy married the older sister so he could be closer to the one he truly loved, that was the younger sister (the younger one couldn’t marry until the older sisters were married off). The younger sister was the cook in the house and was responsible for making the wedding cake for her older sister. She was devastated that the man of her dreams was marrying her older sister and cried into the wedding cake mix. Everyone who ate the wedding cake became violently ill and threw up (vomited). She had infused the cake mix with her energy, and her emotions and that was then transmitted to those who ate it.
Later on in the same movie, the guy snuck into the kitchen when the little sister was preparing dessert for the family and they made love. She finished off making the dessert and infusing it with passion, desire and sexual energy so when everyone ate her dessert they all felt it and got hot and steamy and aroused!!
When I was traveling around the world one place I visited was a community in Senegal. They had a philosophy that truly affected me. “Travailler pour Dieu” which they translated as meaning literally, work for God, or if you are going to do something, do it with love. Even if it is cleaning the toilets or doing manual work.
Where you focus your energy, that’s where you will be. If you focus on ill-health, unhappiness, discontent, then that is what you will attract to you. If you focus on joy, and what brings you joy then that is what you will bring to you.
Energy follows awareness. What you focus on is where your energy will go so use that power of the mind for your own gain!
Start by looking at what brings you joy. It is important to know yourself first and what brings you joy. Then explore what brings you joy with your loved one. If you end up doing something that is not enjoyable then reassess it, talk about it and aim for other experiences that do bring you joy.
This is a great measuring stick to look at our lives. Is my relationship bringing me joy? Is my job bringing me joy? Does my house make me joyful? Is what I am doing in my life bringing me joy? If not, then seriously look at how you can change that energy to joy, whether it is possible, or whether you need to move away from that relationship or job or shift your energy regarding that situation. It may just take a shift in perspective. Or it may require radical change.
Sexually – what brings you joy? What do you like? What brings your partner joy? What can you do to increase the joy factor in your love-making? Playfulness, laughter, not taking each other too seriously, finding the funny in awkward situations…
I have clients who have decided that they want to travel to far off places but their partners don’t like traveling. So I am their travel companion. When one partner follows their joy and does what brings them joy it makes them a better partner and person.
I have also traveled with couples to destinations such as Hedonism in Jamaica. They like having someone with them who “knows the ropes” so to speak and can guide them in their experiences.
What would bring you joy in your life? What is your bucket list? Sexually and personally?
Start making a list of things you would love to do in your life. And also what would you like to explore sexually? What would bring you joy?
The happier we are within ourselves, the happier our relationships and life.