Sexy’s never really interested me…unless it’s sexy like Cleopatra.
(You’re about to enter Maia-mind: I’m not claiming any of this is historically accurate…but maybe it is, or maybe it should be).
I picture Cleo in gold against a lapis lazuli sky. She doesn’t smile seductively. She doesn’t have to; the people love her. They flock to her. Her smile is queenly—sovereign over not only her people but herself.
And she is sensual: she adores dates, sweet on her tongue, and nubby silks in vibrant hues. It’s these pleasures, these luxuries (attar of roses, and kohl for her eyes, palm fronds woven into tiny baskets to store hammered gold rings studded with claret-colored garnets) that balance the work of running a nation, the discipline of mastering herself.
Sexy Like Cleopatra Lips Are Waiting for You at Herbiary
This image of Cleopatra was ignited when Andrew brought home Moroccan Lip Stain: small terra-cotta bowls coated in dried pomegranate and crushed poppy petals. Add a little water and BOOM—you, too, are sexy like Cleopatra. If you’re wanting to feel like a queen, buy yours here.
The Lunar Lab Podcast
Yup, I have a podcast… which I don’t mention to you much because it’s aimed at entrepreneurs and I didn’t think you’d be interested. But soooo many people have told me they love listening to my podcasting partner, Becca Piastrelli, and me square off about trying to balance our spirits and our spreadsheets without losing our minds. After one woman told me she feels like listening to The Lunar Lab has helped her be a better mom, I thought okay, Maia, quit being so compartmentalized. After all, I love Car Talk something fierce and I’ve never fixed a car in my life!
So give The Lunar Lab a listen and let me know what you think. This month’s episodes include:
EPISODE 21: Summer Rambling
Maia & Becca chat about the energy of summer in your business and life, and touch upon what it means to REALLY be the boss of your business.
EPISODE 22: Money as Initiation with Lola Medicine Keeper
This conversation with Lola Medicine Keeper will blow your mind as we tackle inside out thinking about integrity, charging for your services, and money as initiation (for your clients and yourself).
Find all the Lunar Lab Podcasts here.
Best of the Blog for July
If you missed ‘em, here’s a refrain:
- While I live far from the ocean, the waves have been on my mind… and a beach needs a book. Here are my faves.
- Anyone else fascinated with alchemy (I’m pretty certain Cleopatra was!)?
- Finally, me pushing back against the mantra let it go.
YOU are a Medicine Keeper
If you’re an intuitive, a traveler, a folklorist or spiritual anthropologist, a lover of the trees or of the moon or the stars, a student of metaphysics and the mysteries of life, or simply a person gently seeking: come join us to explore, discover, laugh, create, chat and relax knowing you can speak your true heart.
If you love to connect with the part of yourself deeply rooted in the Earth and the cycling seasons, the green growing things, the moon and the stardust, the animals and the winged ones, you are a Medicine Keeper.
We gather virtually to support each other, share secrets, tweak traditions, and study the age-old mysteries. We’re not noisy on the interwebs but we’ve been crafting this community for 3 1/2 years and it’s strong and true.
If you’re looking for your tribe of no-nonsense seekers, we’re looking for you, too. Join us for a free week (no credit card required) and see if it’s a fit.
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Over and out for now. If you want to connect with me before next Sunday, come find me on Instagram.
‘Til next week!