Beautiful Infinity Stories
Master Your Memoir Summer Writing Intensive
Do you have a book you’ve been thinking about starting or a manuscript you want to polish? Join published authors Jo Carnegie and Betsy Blankenbaker for a Writing Intensive this summer in France.
Always Stay True to Yourself
My friend, Qoya creator, writer and luminary Rochelle Schieck turned 36 on June 11th. Recently I asked her, if she could go back in time what she would want to whisper to her 18 year old self?
Summer of Love
One of my favorite movie scenes is towards the end of Harold and Maude when Harold presents Maude with a ring. She admires the ring, looks at him lovingly and then throws the ring in a lake. “There,” Maude says. “Now I’ll always know where it is.”
Qoya Embodying the Sacred Workshop – London
You’ve read plenty of spiritual and self-help books. Maybe you’ve spent time in therapy. It all helps – but it still feels like there could be more. More love, more joy, more peace. Join Betsy Blankenbaker for a Qoya class and workshop created to invite you into your sacred body.
Qoya Writing Workhop – London
What is the story you yearn to read? The one that could help you make sense of your life. It’s probably the one you need to write.
My first book, Autobiography of an Orgasm, took two years to write, but that was because I spent twenty-one of those months writing a different book. The original book I was working on was about my life and spiritual path as I travelled between the US and Zimbabwe, and it included a very short passage about a sensual encounter with a man in Africa.
Healing Through Orgasm
“I am reading your wonderful book and feel compelled to reach out to you. I am 45 and just beginning the journey of healing from a past that is very similar to yours. I share so many of the same experiences as you – it’s interesting to hear my story in your story: early abuse by a neighbor, lack of boundaries, abortion, lack of sexual zeal, divorce, lack of emotional and physical feeling, being disconnected from orgasm, faking it, etc. I’m sure many other women share these experiences, too…”
Autobiographies of Our Orgasms, A Collection of Your Stories
I quietly released my first book, Autobiography of an Orgasm, in November of 2014. I self-published with no budget for media or PR. I decided to do the book release party in Miami, a place that had been home for the past seventeen years. The first venue I approached to host the book event turned me down. They didn’t think the book aligned with their corporate image, which was ironic, because their website oozes sex appeal.
Are You Letting Your Soul Breathe?
One of the first things I notice when I’m not fully expressing myself is my breath is shallow. I need more sleep. Then, I become edgy and unfocused. Next, I feel full, but I’m still hungry. I may even get a sore throat.
These are some of the signs that remind me I’m holding onto things — keeping things inside. Maybe I’m not speaking up because I’m worried about what others will think. So I let myself get small.