My Bliss My Body

Hey Lovelies, I hope you are enjoying this deliciously blissful summer we are having! Things have been blissfully busy for me. I realize I haven’t been blogging much recently. I guess part of the reason is that I have been suffering from an unknown ailment that seems to be connected to my thyroid. I don’t…

Photo of Joy: Creativity Captured

This photo of me is from my photo shoot at the 80/35 music Festival in Des Moines a couple weeks ago. The message? Let go and free your spirit! From my heart to yours, Joy

Namaste From my Heart to Yours…

Namaste “I honor the place within you where the entire Universe resides; I honor the place within you of love, of light, of truth, of peace; I honor the place within you, where, when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me,there is only one of us.”

Warrior Goddess

It was the moment when I felt my breath being squeezed from my body. It was then that i gave up. I gave in. He had defeated me. My spirit was broken. My soul ripped from my body. I was nothing but a shell of a woman. I had become a victim. Spirit broken, soul…

New Blog: I am Married to Tantrachick…

LMAO…today, my lover, hubby and best friend (not to mention father to our beautiful babes)…told me he was starting a new blog….The title, of course you likely guessed: I am Married to Tantrachick. I just about spit out the gulp of coffee I had in my mouth. As I’m giggling away, he’s like no, I’m…

Tree of Life Goddess Photo…

I have been playing around with this photo…trying to visually express the power of our sexual energy…I think this is my fav! I haven’t been writing as much on the blog, which I apologize for….I am in the final editing and publishing stages…it is a lot of work and all consuming…I am just about ready…

Photo: Namaste…woman to woman…

This photo, taken at the Inscape Studio in Seattle, by photographer Matt Freedman…illustrates the art of connection… Namaste:  “I honor the place in you where Spirit lives I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace, when you are in that place in you, and I am in…

Behind the Scenes Video: La Figa Photo Shoot…

Food is love. Food is pleasure. Food is everything. La Figa: Visions of Food and Form features a spectacular collection of sensual photography — models wearing nothing but the edible creations of James Beard award-winning chef Tiberio Simone. Using the human body as his canvas, and natural fresh ingredients as his paint, Simone’s elegant and tasteful…

La Figa: Visions of Food and Form

I am sooooo excited! I discovered this amazing project, La Figa: Visions of Food and Form by Chef Tiberio Simone Photographed by Matt Freedman…I asked Tiberio and Matt if they would be interested in having me write a feature article in the form of a blog post about La Figa…with a photograph of me in whatever style…

Vintage Implied Nude: Joy

This was a lot of fun…it wasn’t the focus of the shoot, but both the photographer and I love vintage photos, so we played around with different poses…snapping a few photos here and there…

Body Image: Not Always Sexy…

I’m not sure if I have fully expressed to you, my wonderful readers, what this photo shoot process is about for me on a personal level…As most of you know, I experienced sexual abuse from a very young age…it lasted for quite some time, until I found my voice and the courage to stand up for…