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Lisa Marie

Humans 101

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I finally arrive at work after an arduous, 75-minute commute. After taking off my winter coat, scarf, hat, and gloves, I refill my tea. Settling in at my desk, I pull out my laptop and log in to the network. First, I check my schedule and see that I have…


This Is Us

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Many years ago, when I was in my mid-twenties, my boyfriend at the time was explaining his categorization of women. Apparently, it was shared amongst his friends. It went something like this: Women between the ages of 20 and 25 were considered “gazelles.” He described them as being like “a…


Humans 101

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I have long wondered what the difference is between a soulmate and a childhood wound. Why are we so drawn to some people even though we know from experience that the relationship will end badly? …


Humans 101

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“You’ll never find anyone that loves you more than me,” my high school boyfriend told me as I broke up with him. This was after I caught him stealing my Guns N’ Roses concert tickets and a gold nugget ring my mom had given me, along with other teenage valuables…


Author’s books — I love sticky notes :)

If I never bought another book again, I would still have enough new reading material that would likely last me through my final days. I hear about a book, it sounds fascinating, and I buy it. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be enough time in my day to get through…


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It’s 5:30 AM. I brew a fresh cup of earl gray tea. No one else is awake, so the house is quiet. I light a lavender candle to make the environment hospitable for the goddess. I sit down at the kitchen table, take out my Five Star notebook, and begin…


Planet Soul

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The light on my alarm clock slowly glows brighter, signaling it’s 5 a.m. and time for me to get out of bed. I start my morning early before anyone else in the house wakes up. This is my favorite time of day. …


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“Do you even value this relationship?” I ask my boyfriend, not in a curious and calm tone, but in an accusatory one, as if I already knew the answer and it wasn’t the right one. He looks at me like I’m slightly unhinged (and truthfully, that’s how I feel) because…


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Think back to a blissful day or night of lovemaking. Hopefully, you experienced physical pleasure and emotional connection. Those are generally the reasons we desire sex. However, you might have also experienced a sense of timelessness, unification of body, mind, and spirit, and at the time of orgasm, a loss…


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“You win again,” my boyfriend says jokingly in defeat while we lounge in bed after making love one Wednesday morning. He is referring to my ability to have multiple orgasms and linger in bed for hours. “I wish I could get as much out of sex as you,” he continues…

Lisa Marie

Check out my new book, The Goddess Solution, or find me at www.lisamarierankin.com.

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