“I would beg to disagree, but begging disagrees with me.”
Under the Table – Fiona Apple
I lived in the deep south of the US for quite a while and love the polite phrases like “bless your heart” and “he’s special”.
The off-handed condenscending nickname of “Cookie” is going to be a new go-to for me. I’ll have to try it on Bunny when he’s not hitting his goals, although so far he’s been spot-on.
Or maybe for a certain naughty guy that corrected me the other day and it resulted in the image below.
All that to say, I had to add “shameless” in the title of this post but the truth is that I’m pretty shameless 24/7. I know proper etiquette and the time & a place for everything, yet … yet … I don’t buy into false politeness. I think it gets written off as being An American here in my British life and that’s fine.
I know it puzzles my dear vanilla friends when they launch into yet-another rant about their partners and I don’t jump in. I can’t complain about dishes when I never do them. I can’t fuss about awful sex when I get exactly what I demand from someone. I also can’t commiserate over a lack of romance when my inbox, as well as my mailbox, regularly has warm, genuine affectionate notes in there. I know where they’re coming from and I remember that kind of relationship, although it seems like a lifetime ago.
I’ve explained, without using the phrase, how a FLR works for my life. One in particular finds it outrageous that I’m so “blunt” (her words) with my requirements. I think it just saves everyone a whole lot of hassle to know in advance what is and isn’t acceptable. It deftly avoids petty arguments as well. It may be seen as being shameless or brazen yet the intimacy is amazing and I’m a well-grounded Mistress. My friends see me as spoiled. I love it.
The shameless self-promotion is to ask a few of you to try out the RateThisPodcast feature. I’m on the fence about the service itself and figure this is a great way to try it out. Right?
The fun thing about affirmations is they’re spoken in “I am..” “I need..” type of statements. What does this mean for you? It means you get to hear Mistress say ALLLL kinds of naughty things for you to repeat like a good trained toy.
I’m working towards replacing my mic to make it easier to record often. City life in terraced housing creates interesting obstacles. If you want to help push along the progress join in here. Thank you to those who have already pitched something into the pot. You’re wonderful.
“I am the owner of the perfect mic.”
“My environment is perfectly suited for my mic.”
“I record lots of files because my mic works in harmony with my space.”
Anyway, lots of love to you guys. It’s a bit of a silly weekend — I’m missing home, missing BBQs, and it has taken me over two hours to finish uploading this check-in. My doggo is missing the hillside and going camping (in a tent, I’m hardy!) so she has insisted on many games of fetch this morning.
Time for Bed – use this trance session for the times when you plan for bed.
Erotic sleep hypnosis is a form of self hypnosis. It has a generous sprinkling of suggestiosn from your favourite hypnotist dominatrix.
Power nap like a pro.
Your Mistress does love evidence-based everything.
Studies on power-napping have varied with some stating benefits might be overstated by overzealous newspaper headlines.
However, as long as you’re not ruining your night’s sleep. I do think the studies showing the benefits of a recharge have a leg up here. Try it. See how it impacts your life.
A few tips:
An hour or two after lunch is a natural time to nap since your blood sugar and energy levels drop. If you drink your afternoon coffee before your nap, you’ll wake up feeling the effects.
Studies show that 20 minutes of sleep in the afternoon provides more rest than 20 minutes more sleep in the morning (though the last two hours of morning sleep have special benefits of their own). The body seems to be designed for this, as most people’s bodies naturally become more tired in the afternoon, about 8 hours after we wake up.
Use a prop. If at work, do this by bringing something subtle to work that you associate with sleep and can use during your nap (think: slipping on cozy socks underneath your desk, listening to this session with headphones, or taking a sniff of lavendar oil). If at home, try napping on the sofa or in a comfortable chair so you won’t be tempted to stay in bed.
The 20-minute power nap — sometimes called the stage 2 nap — is good for alertness and motor learning skills like typing and playing the piano.