Passion by Design
Designing a Life
Passion and Possibility
Tropical Island Retreat
You walk the deserted beach of a lush tropical island, alone, Mai Tai in hand. The white sandy beach contrasts brilliantly with the clear turquoise and the ultramarine blue of the ocean. Your skin glistens in the heat of the late afternoon setting sun.
You notice a couple down the shore, ducking behind a mound of sand surrounded by low palms and colorful orchids that shimmer from the spray of the last wave. They hold each other in an intimate embrace.
Embarrassed, you turn to walk in the other direction. Through the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore, your own breath moves to the rhythm. Your hand touches your stomach. It feels lean. You feel good, even sexy; since your body had really responded to the health and wellness program you’ve been following the last several months. You feel energy you’ve not felt in a long time, even a sense of emotional lifting. It was satisfying to find your body fit beautifully in the revealing bathing suit you are wearing.
You needed this vacation to re-connect with yourself and with your lover. You have both been working long, hard hours. You look at this vacation as the beginning of your new passionate life.
Your feet sink into the wet sand and you notice a perfectly formed shell glistening in the lapping wave at your feet. You reach to pick it up, and it’s pulled away from you by the tide. You chase after it and finally pluck it from the water several feet down shore. As you marvel at its beauty, you hear a moan. You turn your head and see the beautiful couple not far from you, embracing, excited, and unaware of your presence.
You quickly duck behind a nearby palm tree. You watch as this perfectly sculpted man pulls his incredibly exotic looking woman into him. He reaches lovingly, into the top of her bikini, caressing her breast. You feel guilty excitement, an unexpected voyeur. Your stomach tightens with desire.
In the distance you hear the ritual sound of the conch shell, announcing the setting of the sun…you feel sensual excitement, but you are alone. Your lover was expected last night, but his meeting schedule got changed and he had to take his chances on getting a plane reservation. It was supposed to be your first vacation together in forever. It’s been a long time since you’ve felt a desire for romance. Life had been busy and intrusive. It was time to find each other again. However, his job and the airlines weren’t cooperating.
You discreetly look at the sensuous couple in the distance. Her back is pressed against an island palm. They are enraptured with each other’s bodies. He’s kissing her neck urgently, moving down to her heaving breasts. Sighing, the woman wraps one leg around him, pulling his groin to hers.
You quiver; wishing the man you loved was beside you. You take a sip of your Mai Tai. The setting sun is blinding, and you lift your hand to shield your eyes. There’s a tall figure walking toward you. You’re embarrassed; you were caught watching the heated couple. You turn, walking away.
You sense a presence drawing near and quicken your pace. Startled, you feel a hand slip around your waist. You turn with a cry of protest on your lips… “No!”
“Yes,” he says, “I’m here.”
You gaze into the smiling, teasing eyes of the man you love. He pulls you close; he’s relaxed, happy, engorged with his own anticipation.
“You look incredible…” he breathed in deeply. He kisses your lips, then moves down to your throat.
“Come,” you say, grabbing his hand.
Together, you rush through the lush green gardens. The scent of plumeria wafts in the air.
Arriving at the door of your garden suite, overlooking the ocean, the sunset casts a golden glow in the room. Your lover picks you up and carries you over the threshold. You kiss him passionately, tasting the salt on his lips. Your passion is urgent and strong. He carries you to the bed; you rip off his shirt, as he pulls off your sarong.
“You are so incredibly beautiful,” he whispers as he kisses your neck and moves slowly down.
The whispering revolving fan blades cool your body, but inside, you’re on fire. You urgently respond to his body wanting yours. Your lover moves rhythmically to the sound of each wave crashing on the nearby ocean shore. Desire mounting, you move closer to ecstasy.
Fill in the rest of the story…remembering every detail, for you are going to recreate this moment in time in your very own bedroom.
Get ready for Paradise!
YOUR OWN TROPICAL PARADISE: THE SENSUAL ELEMENTS
Is there any place more relaxing than a tropical island? Sun-kissed days are spent in lazy repose by the ocean. Palm trees stir in the Trade Winds, kissing your skin with a cooling breeze. Beads of sweat and coconut scented lotion illuminate your body. The rhythm of the ocean lulls you into a state of bliss, unlike any other. Love abounds on these tropical island retreats…let’s bring it home, into your paradise…your own master suite.
First get in touch with your most pleasurable experience, memory, or perhaps someplace you’ve always dreamed of visiting. Search the travel magazines to get a feel for the tropical retreat you want to create.
Describe in full sensory detail the environment you desire, equating it with a fantasy experience you might dream of having.
Did you know…women (or men) who read romance novels have better love lives? Not surprising, since the greatest sex organ in humans is the brain…sorry guys!
Revealing the body is important to this fantasy. It’s time to fall in love with your body. Love the body you have and seek health and wellness in every aspect of your life.
One couple we know made a commitment to a wonderful lifetime nutritional adventure that helped them release unwanted inches and gave them energy and a sense of well-being. They found themselves strongly attracted to each other, with passion as alive as it was when they first met.
Bodies…all of us have them! It’s vital we do everything in our power to feel as physically good as we possibly can. Our bodies are the lenses through which we see and experience our world. Everything is influenced by how we feel in our bodies. When you have a throbbing headache, it’s difficult to not see everything through that pain, that veil of grayness and discomfort, or even depression. When your body is healthy and you feel clean, strong, and vital, the whole world feels alive and full of possibility! You can do anything, conquer anything, imagine and create anything!
For ideas about re-energizing your physical health and increasing your passion, visit the Passion Nutrition page of this website
Tropical retreats embrace the senses with fragrant flowers, the fresh smell of the ocean, stunning sunsets, the sound of the waves and palm fronds whistling from the trade winds.
Delicious island drinks and ripe, mouth-watering fruits make the taste buds whimper with delight. The landscape, the colors, the vibrant movement of nature, is all an exciting starting point, a blueprint waiting to be created in your own romantic tropical island retreat.
Listen! Do you hear it? The sound of the conch shell being blown to announce the beautiful island setting yet to come!
Rhonda Ricardo wrote: "Love your book!!! It sure changed my surroundings... chose the tropical theme... told my man it's like we live in the romantic tropics outside too now... bird & butterflies, MANY different flowers and tropical plants everywhere... thank you for your book Sandy and Paula... oh.. and lit the tiki torches and played the surf music this weekend too! Woo hoo!!
Now let's create your own Tropical Island Bedroom
where all your romantic dreams come true.
"Even during lovemaking, the French say that one must wear a bit of clothing 'very little, if you like, but something.'"
Avoid cluttering your boudoir: when you add a purchase,
give something away. Someone else will really
appreciate your gift. The other option (if you just can’t
part with it) is to put it into storage to give you time to
fall in love with it again. Clutter is stressful.
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