Pearls, Champagne, Whisky and Pralines for International Women’s Day
No Ladder No Matter
You Can’t Take It With You
You Can’t Take It With You was a wildly successful play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart that won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1936. Life is there for the living, and the pressure to measure up to an imagined ideal is a big bag of gas. In the end, you can’t take it with you. When applied to the lifestyle of the Hedoine, this hokey old title takes on a profound significance. It forces the question: What are you living for?
Why Fear of Aging is So Very Wrong
The Importance of Long and Luxurious Sleep
Napping, snoozing, siesta, slumber – these are all beautiful words for a beautiful pastime. But in order to turn sleeping into a true art form, proper respect must be given to the Sandman, for he is among your very best of friends. Simply follow these sensible guidelines:
What is the True Measure of Success?
Goals are important, and achievement can be truly gratifying as well as lucrative, but if in the course of your endeavors you have been an overworked, humorless and relentlessly driven maniac, then you have not been successful. Do you laugh out loud every day? Do you reward yourself for your own successes?
Decorative Motifs for Private Spaces
One of the most powerful things a modern hedonist can do is to create a private space where thoughts of debt, obligations, work, drama and stress have no place. Whether it’s a bathroom, your bedroom or a treehouse in the back garden, you need a space to unwind.
Corny though they may be, daily affirmations help to reinforce belief systems and are an effective tool in the training of the mind. […] I am my own Santa Claus - Sobriety is always an option - I am a sensual and sexy piece of work - Life is short, so I must dress well - My energy is valuable and is not to be wasted.
Can a Man be a Hēdoïne?
Can a Man be a Hēdoïne? Momentarily perplexed, we began to wonder. Well, we thought, the male version of a heroine is a hero, but we wouldn’t want to call him a Hēdo. That doesn’t sound right. Maybe he’d be a Hēdoïst? But that’s just one letter off from a hedonist, which is only half of the idea. A Hērodoïne? No. Sounds like an itch cream. It really was puzzling, and so we pondered.