To be, or not to be PODCAST EPISODE There are certain things in life you fall in love with immediately and for all time. William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, or The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is one of those things. I read Hamlet with a mind spinning and a heart being pulled in every direction. Who doesn’t love a brooding intellectual hottie caught up … Continue reading To Be, or Not to Be
Let’s travel back to a few days ago… The sun is shining in the courtyard atrium. The restaurant, serving typical American fair, is bright and quiet. There I sit with two friends hungry and ready to order. I know what I want– the veggie burger. What I don’t know is how I want my burger done. That’s right, my server asks me how I’d like … Continue reading The Well Done Veggie Burger
Swoon alert: This post delivers an eyeful of beautiful rooms filled with personality. Continue reading Rooms to Love: Best of Wallpaper
One of the really simple things that makes me happy is waking up and laying in bed listening to the birds outside my window. Some chirp, some whistle, some screech. Some talk fast, some slow. I love to hear their variations. It got me thinking: How absurd it is to imagine one species of bird being jealous or envious of another bird’s song. I can’t … Continue reading The Birds Don’t Compare
It’s been a whirlwind here at iwannabealady.com. So much so that I’m afraid you might miss out one some of the awesomeness. I know it’s hard to keep up with everything that everyone is doing, so I thought I’d put it all in one place for you. That way you can catch everything if you want, or dodge everything if you don’t want. Hey, you … Continue reading iwannabealady (IWBAL) Press Release!
I have failed so many times. Public failures. Private failures. I’ve been called a failure; I’ve called myself a failure. I’ve given up so many times. I’ve been energized, and I’ve watched my energy dwindle. I’ve fallen in and out of love with others and with myself. Do I trust myself? Honestly, kinda. Kinda is not the best answer by far, but it’s damn better … Continue reading Do You Trust Yourself?
The day before my boudoir photo shoot is the feeling beautiful pre-game show. I spend extra time exfoliating and applying natural oils. I drink copious amounts of water for days to ensure plump, hydrated skin. I pull out every piece of lingerie that I own. Silky, lacy, demure, racy; I try them all. I put on music, slip on some heels, dance in front of … Continue reading The Beauty of Boudoir, and Why Every Woman Should Do It
I was in the middle of a chew when I realized just how much food I had in my mouth. My cheeks were stretched. My tongue fought for air in a dark corner. I realized, as well, that I hadn’t been chewing nearly as much as the chew your food people recommend. The uncomfortable succession of hard lumps going down my throat told me that. … Continue reading I Eat How I Live My Life
I know that you’d love to increase your productivity and nurture all of those brilliant ideas swirling around in your head. My curated collection of Ted Talks will give your brain just the fuel it needs to stay sharp and creating. Continue reading Get More Brains and Creativity
You can find the audio version here. Do I have what it takes? Can I make things happen? Should I turn back to what I know? How do I survive? Will I live? Breathe in Breathe out. This is not my writing. This doesn’t skip along with jokes tossed in. This is slow moving and laborious. This is ugly and dirty-bellied. This is dragging on … Continue reading Hopped Up On Despair