My Book is Now Available in Paperback on Amazon.com

Be_Your_Own_Sensuous_Cover_for_KindleMy Book is now available in Paperback on Amazon.com

Please tell everyone you know… It’s a great present for yourself for Valentine’s Day¬† ūüėČ

Here are the words from the Back Cover …

Have you ever wanted to be more Sensuous?    Live your Life with more Passion and Awareness?

The Good News is that you can be more Sensuous, and more Passionate in everything you do.  The Secret is learning how to get in touch with your Inner Wisdom and Sensuous Self.

As you become Your Own Sensuous Life Coach, you will Discover, Define, and Create the Life you have always wanted.  You do this by listening to your Inner Wisdom, and doing what She says.  You will learn how to get in touch with the Sensuous, Sexy, Vibrant Woman inside of you.

There is something for everyone in this book. ¬†It’s written for Women, and for Men who want to understand how Women think.

Whether you are Single, have a Lover, are in a Relationship, or want to reconnect with Sensuous, Sexy, Younger You . . . you will find Creative, Playful, Sensuous Experiences in this book that will bring Passion to every moment of your Life.

Each page is a new Thought, Idea, or Sensuous Experience to help you become the Sensuous, Sexy, Happy, and Healthy Person that you’ve always wanted to be.

“A Sensuous Woman does everything with Passion.”¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Almost Famous Quote ~ Peggy Durham

About the Author

Peggy is a Psychiatric RN, Health and Wellness Life Coach, Yoga Instructor, Self-proclaimed Gourmet Cook, Juried Artist, and Writer. ¬†She was first published in MAD Magazine for “Genetic, Personality Traits,” and was¬†a Gardening Columnist in Kentucky Gardening Magazine, “Alternative Gardening.” ¬†She is currently writing books, magazine articles, and posts on¬†her Blog at¬†BeYourOwnSensuousLifeCoach.Wordpress.com

In this Book, she shares writings from her Journals, and¬†her¬†thoughts, ideas and Sensuous activities,¬†which she also discusses¬†in her Workshops for Women.¬†As a Sensuous Life Coach, she enjoys working with Women to help them become “The Person They Want to Be,” and believes that every Woman can be her Own Sensuous Life Coach.

She follows the advice that she gives to other Women about how to live Life with Passion and Awareness, and at age 62, she continues to be the Happy, Healthy, Vibrant, and Sensuous Woman she wants to be.

Peggy lives near Lexington, Kentucky, on 100 acres of Woods where she loves spending time with her Family and Friends.

Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com

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What is a Sensuous Life Coach?

What Is A Sensuous Life Coach?
~  A guide to help you get in touch with your Inner Wisdom and Sensuous Self
~  A partner in discovering, defining, and creating the life you want
~  A personal trainer to help you achieve your goals    

¬†Being your own Sensuous Life Coach means that you work toward discovering, defining, and creating the life that you want. You do this by listening to your Inner Wisdom, and doing what she says. First let’s define the words Inner Wisdom and Sensuous Self. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Inner Wisdom …¬†¬†¬†¬†

Your Inner Wisdom can be defined in many ways. It’s often called that‚Äústill small voice‚ÄĚ . . . but I think of it as a quiet, and confident voice that is inside . . . that suggests that you might want to exercise . . . or perhaps it’s that part of you that makes good choices to help you stay healthy, both mentally and physically. You¬†define what Inner Wisdom means to you. Your Inner Wisdom could be called, at least in part, your Inner Life Coach. Pay attention to messages from your Inner Life Coach if you want to make changes in your life. You can look at this part of yourself in any way that you want, but it is the Best Version of You. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Sensuous Self . . .
    
Connecting to your senses with Awareness is what the Sensuous Self is all about. Your Sensuous Self is the sensitive, passionate person that you are underneath it all. . . . Paying attention to the input from your senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing, hunger, thirst, balance, and pain is what keeps you in touch with your Sensuous Self.     Think about the excitement that young children have when seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, or smelling something new. They seem to use their whole body, and all of their senses to experience life. We used to do that too!     You can reconnect with your ability to experience the world around you by becoming aware of the input from your senses. Your  brain processes all of the input from your senses. Increased awareness of your senses can be the fuel you need to fire up your passion. This increased awareness can be learned, or more correctly, you can remember it. Learning to reconnect with your Sensuous Self is an important part of becoming the passionate, sexy, sensuous person that you want to be.    

This is the beginning of my soon to be published book…within the next month!
I sent this to a few magazine editors because I’d like to start writing a column again…¬†
If you know any editors, please share this post…

Thanks,
Peggy Durham  
My bio may be found on my Website:  SensuousLifeCoach.com
Email : Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com

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Give Your Lover Three Wishes

Related to the New and Improved, Sensuous You … Tell your Lover about your Quest to become more in touch with your Sensuous Self. ¬†Explain that you want to give him Three Wishes that are related to your becoming more Sensuous and Sexy. You may need to give him a few examples to help him get started. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
There are five senses, so you should give him at least one example for each. Here are a few ideas to help you get started, but the possibilities are endless.

Sight РYou could dress in Sensuous, Sexy clothes . . . or role-play with costumes . . . or maybe look at Erotic Drawings together.  

Touch¬†– You could brainstorm with him about ways that he’d like to be touched . . . or take a soapy, slippery shower together . . . or demonstrate to him… how you like to be touched.

Smell РYou could buy a new perfume . . . or wear no perfume at all . . . or cook a pie with cinnamon and vanilla (both are aphrodisiacs to men).  

Hearing РYou could watch sexy, music videos together . . . or you could listen to music to to find the best music for dancing or having sex together . . . or you could read a sexy story to him in a sultry voice.  

Taste¬†‚ÄďYou could create¬†a tasting experience¬†by¬†assembling¬†a variety of items, like honey, maple syrup, strawberry, or chocolate syrup, and whipped cream to discover which one tastes best when licked off of your lover‚Äôs body, or your own. ¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

You¬†could¬†also explain how¬†you are working on your Sensuality, your Imagination, and¬†your¬†Creativity, as it relates to Sex, and¬†your overall Health Goals. Tell him that these are just a few suggestions. ¬†Before he makes his Three Wishes, you may want to tell him that you retain the right to veto any idea …but¬†that¬†you will try to keep an open mind. You will probably find that all of this talk about Sensuality and Sexuality will lead to other things. ¬†So, remember to be playful and have fun! ¬†

Until later,
Peggy
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Experience Real Perfume Every Day!

Perfume can be nice, but natural fragrances are more gentle to our senses. Flowers are a natural source of real perfume.  In my opinion, the best way to experience real perfume every day is to surround yourself with real flowers. Grow or buy flowers, so that you have some real perfume in your life every day. In your garden, try to include flowers that are known for their fragrance. Some of the sweetest-smelling flowers include Lilac, Roses, Hyacinth, Lilies, Lavender, Dianthus, Sweet Peas, and Phlox.  Once they start blooming, be sure to pick a few for your home and office every day. Picking flowers actually stimulates the plant to put out more flowers.     
Growing flowers in containers is another way to add natural perfume to your life, and it’s not that complicated. Most summer annuals and tropical plants will grow on a sunny window sill, or on your porch. Citrus trees do well in containers, and lemon trees are especially beautiful. Few flowers smell as sweet as lemon blossoms. You can also grow sweet-smelling herbs, like lemon balm or basil. Basil roots in water, and can be grown in water.¬†All you have to do is¬†add some water every other day and a little fertilizer weekly. Both basil and lemon balm will also grow nicely in containers in a south-facing, sunny window in your home. Exceptionally fragrant indoor plants include Citrus, Jasmine, and Gardenia. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
You may want to stop by your local florist, and pick up a few flowers. Just¬†visiting a¬†Flower Shop¬†can give you a real perfume experience. Tell the floral designer that you are looking for the most fragrant flowers. Be sure to smell them before you buy, because although they may be fragrant, they may not be pleasing to you. ¬†¬†¬†¬† Flowers tap into the emotional center of the brain. What might smell¬†nice to one person, may remind another¬†of something unpleasant. My favorite sweet-smelling, cut flowers are Freesia, Stock,¬†and some varieties of Roses. Buying flowers for yourself is a Sensuous Activity! You don’t need to wait for a special occasion, or someone else to buy them for you. . . . Put it on your list of things to do to become a more Sensuous Woman. Adding flowers into your life on a daily basis will soothe your senses, and help you get more in touch with your Sensuous Self.¬†

Don’t forget to put a new Fridge Checklist on your Fridge (see previous Post) it will help you stay motivated every day.
Until later,
Peggy

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10 Sensuous Things To Do Every Day

Eat beautiful food and drink pure water
Be aware of your thoughts, words and actions  (Are they in line with the person you want to be?)
Stretch and move your body ¬†(Stay in touch with your body’s Inner Wisdom.)
Be aware of the input from your senses
Breathe clean air deeply k
Tell someone you love them
Write something in your journal  (Thoughts, feelings, ideas, hopes and dreams)
Meditate or be still
Express feelings in a healthy way
Stay open and listen to messages from your Inner Wisdom
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Peggy
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Sleep Naked

Sleeping Naked can make you more Sexy, Sensuous, and Healthy in several ways. Here are a few of the reasons to peel off your clothes every night before you go to bed. 
~ Your Skin . . .  ¬†¬†Your skin will benefit by being exposed to fresh air all night. Since you will be unencumbered by clothing, you will be able to feel the sheets moving over your skin, and this improves your body¬†awareness.¬†As you relax, and get ready to fall asleep, you can give yourself a massage by just running your hands along the curves of your body. Explain to your Lover that you are doing a Sensuous Exercise, and becoming more in touch with your skin. If your skin feels dry, just pull back the covers, and start applying Massage Oil to your dry skin.¬†¬†Massage Oil should always be¬†within arm‚Äôs reach while you are in bed, in case someone needs an emergency massage. Close your eyes, and pay attention to how your skin feels as your apply the massage oil. Imagine that a Sensuous Massage Guy is oiling up your body. . . . You may find that your Lover will enjoy watching you, and may decide to join in. ¬†
~ Your Sensuous Hormones . . . Melatonin and Growth Hormones . . . One of the most important things to remember when you sleep is¬†to¬†“Be Cool” . . . Sleeping in a dark room is essential¬†¬†for¬†increasing your Sensuous Hormones. Darkness helps your body release Melatonin, which in turn helps your body cool down while you sleep. This is important because . . . keeping your body cool promotes the release of Growth Hormones, which regenerate the body while you sleep. ¬†¬†According to Natasha Turner (author of the best-selling book, “The Hormone Diet”), “As your body temperature drops, Growth Hormones are released, and work their regenerative magic.” The release of these hormones keeps your skin and hair looking healthy, sensuous, and sexy.
~ Fat-Burning Hormones . . . By keeping your body cool while you sleep, you are also helping your body release Fat-Burning Hormones. When your body is cool, you sleep deeper, which in turn decreases your Cortisol level, and increases your Appetite Controlling Hormones.
~  Oxytocin . . . Another great reason to Sleep Naked is skin-to-skin contact. Skin-to-skin contact with your Lover increases Oxytocin, the feel-good hormone. Oxytocin is involved in fighting the harmful effects of cortisol, reduces blood pressure, and increases sexual response and orgasm.  
~ Your Vagina . . .  Sleeping naked lets your private parts breathe. ¬†Okay,¬†so¬†your vagina¬†won’t really be taking deep breaths, but good air flow improves¬†it’s¬†health and well-being. ¬†
~ Your Lover . . .  Most men love the idea of having a naked woman in their bed. If you usually go to bed in¬†some kind¬†of clothing . . .¬†it will be a fun surprise for your Lover. When you decide to Sleep Naked . . . sneak into bed without¬†his¬†knowing what you have planned. I’m sure that you will enjoy his response to discovering a naked woman in his bed. You may find that you spend all night long increasing your Oxytocin. ¬† ¬†

Peggy
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Almost Famous Quotes

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“The key to Your Sensuous Self is your “Creative Imagination”. If you maintain a strong connection to your Creative Imagination… You will always be a Sensuous Woman”…” Peggy Durham
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I was writing a Creative Imagination exercise for my “Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach” Meetup next week when my lover brought me breakfast out in my garden. I had just imagined something just like that ūüôā

Power up your Metabolism ~”The Everything Shake”

Create your own personal Everything Shake ! Drinking one of these shakes everyday will help you in a variety of ways. This is a great alternative especially when you are too busy to fix breakfast. ¬†I feel like it keeps my body humming smoothly, reduces food cravings and keeps my weight down without really trying. Also, having a high protein breakfast gets my metabolism fired up for the day… And, no matter what else I do that day I feel like I‚Äôve improved my nutrition for the day if I start my day with an Everything Shake. It‚Äôs always one of the things listed on my Fridge Checklist! Your Shake can be made in a variety of ways depending on your preferences. You can choose a protein powder that is either vegan protein or whey. Currently my favorite protein powder is Arbonne‚Äôs Vegan Protein Powder* made with rice, cranberry and pea protein. It contains 20 grams of protein, 20 vitamins and minerals, has a low glycemic index and is gluten free. ¬†To find a Protein Powder that meets your needs, just read the labels. I always prefer stevia as the sweetener. Do not use juice in your shake as the main liquid. It‚Äôs just too high in sugar. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

¬† ¬†Peggy‚Äôs Favorite “Everything Shake”
¬†Combine 1 – 2 scoops of ¬†Arbonne Protein Shake Mix in blender with ¬†1 1/2 cups soy, almond or skim milk (calcium), 1/4- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (antioxidants), 1/2 Tbsp Flaxseed Oil (anti inflammatory), 1/2 -1 tsp psyllium seed fiber (regulates digestive system) and a few ice cubes. I also add a probiotic to improve my immune function. The best probiotic is  bacillus coagulans found in Arbonne’s Digestion Plus  or in a product called Digestive Advantage. Create a shake that you love by using your favorite fruit and if you like  you can add a few spinach leaves for additional nutrition.  Have fun and use your imagination to create your own personal  “Everything Shake” with all of your personal favorites . Add it to your Fridge Checklist to help you improve your Health and Well Being  every day! And that is vital to becoming a Sensuous woman.

Arbonne Shake mix can be found at HealthandWellnessLifeCoach.MyArbonne.com

“5 Minute Yoga”

The next time you think “I need to do Yoga”… Just do it. No matter where you are or what you are doing, chances are you could fit in this “5 minute Yoga” Routine. You can do it at work, while you are cooking or even while standing in line at the grocery ūüėȬ†¬† And those 5 minutes of Yoga add up. If you can do¬† 5 minutes of Yoga a day for a Year that’s 30 hours of Yoga each year … your body will notice. Just the act of doing Yoga increases your Body Awareness and tends to motivate you to pay attention to your Inner Wisdom and Sensuous Self. So find 5 minutes today for Yoga and share this idea with friends to help them become healthier and happier too! Standing Yoga Stretch This is a fun stretch that can be done almost anywhere. ¬†Stand up and give yourself an arm‚Äôs length on either side of you. ¬†Begin by rolling your shoulders forward 6 times, and then backwards 6 times. ¬†Next, let your head drop forward, and then to the right, to the back, and to the left. ¬†Then, repeat 2 more times. The Half Moon Series Intertwine your fingers, and stretch your arms towards the ceiling as you inhale. ¬†Exhale as you stretch to your right, Inhale up, exhale to the left, Inhale up, exhale stretch to the back (tighten your butt), inhale again as you stretch up, and then exhale , bending forward and¬† stretching your fingertips towards your toes. Standing Spinal Twist As you come up, bring your arms straight out to the side at shoulder level, palms down. Keeping your arms at shoulder level, bring your right arm around to the front, and the left arm to the back. While keeping both arms outstretched… look at your hand in front of you for 5 seconds and then look at your hand behind you for 5 seconds. Then move your arms into the opposite position with your left arm to the front and your right to the back. Repeat the process of gazing at each hand.¬† Repeat 6 shoulder rolls, forward and back, neck stretches in 4 positions, three times, and then the Half Moon series again, followed by the standing spinal twist. ¬†Repeat a third time, and you have¬†completed¬†your 5-minute Yoga that can be done whenever you have 5 minutes. This is an excerpt from my upcoming book, “Be Your Own Sensuous Life Coach” Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com SensuousLifeCoach.com ¬† ¬† ¬†

Motivate Yourself with a “Fridge Checklist”

¬† ¬† I have always created lists on paper of things that I want to accomplish. Of course, I make these lists so that I will work on my goals and reach them… And then, sometime later, when I find the lists, I discover that I have worked on some of the items, but not all of them. I am not perfect and at times not very organized when it comes to reaching some of my goals. ¬†ūüėČ ¬†This is especially true of things that I want to do everyday to make me a Sexy, Sensuous, Healthy Woman. That is why I started my “Fridge Checklist”. A Fridge Checklist works really well…as long as I remember to put a new one up on your Fridge every week.
This is how it works… Create a list of the things that you want to focus on in your Journey toward becoming a Sexy, Sensuous, Healthy Person. Begin with at least three goals. Imagine the things that you would do every day (if you had unlimited time and energy) that would help you become the Sensuous, Sexy, Healthy Person you always wanted to be. ¬†Make sure that your list includes goals for all three categories – Sensuous, Sexy, and Healthy. ¬†Put these goals into a weekly chart, with goals down one side, and the days of the week across the top. ¬†Then draw lines to make boxes. Make your own list that reflects what is important to you. ¬†Start slowly, with just three goals . . . adding more as you go. ¬†Put the list on your Fridge. ¬†Seeing the list on your Fridge will help remind you to do these things every day, and that will help you reach your long-term goals. ¬†Make a check mark each time you finish a goal. ¬†Each check mark that you add to the checklist will get you closer to becoming the Sensuous, Sexy, Healthy Person that you want to be. You don’t have to be perfect. ¬†Just try to get as many checks as you can each week. ¬†You will feel good when you look at all of the checks and know that you becoming “The Person you Want to be” more and more each day. You can add any kind of goal on your Fridge Checklist. I sometimes put long term life goals on this list as a way to remind myself of them on a daily basis.
Here are a few examples of things to put on your Fridge Checklist…  Eat lots of Fruit and Veggies … Walk, Swim, Run, or Ride a Bike 30 min…¬†Have Sex, or Think, Read, or Write about it… Spend time in Nature, Breathe, or do Yoga. The possibilities are endless!   Motivate Yourself with “Fridge  Checklist”. ¬†

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