Author Archives: Stasi

About Stasi

Anastasia Alston, a.k.a. The Sensualista, is a lifelong intuitive, empath and energy worker with a love for & interest in sensual vegan living, women's spirituality and conscious relationships. Through energy work, movement, journaling, guided meditations and visualizations I help people clear blockages to living a healthy, fully embodied and pleasured life. In my other life I am a fantasy author and poet.

Changes and Storm’s Brew

So many changes coming at me so fast I barely have a second to process it all. I think it’s starting to hurt less every time I take a hit, but no guarantees. Sometimes the changes are a bit like … Continue reading

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Faith, Courage, Surrender

The ending of a marriage is a BIG change. Especially after twenty four years. Even when the end is something desired. Big changes can be scary sometimes. I find myself feeling worthless on occasion. I want nothing. Not a damn … Continue reading

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Reflections on Death, pt. 2

All the rituals and stories we create around and about Death are largely to comfort and help the living. The dead generally need very little if any help from the living. They are dead; their jobs here are done. There … Continue reading

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Handling The Changes

Sometimes the process of becoming gentler, of becoming nonviolent doesn’t feel nonviolent or gentle. I think this is because we resist the changes, changes that we have asked for with our whole hearts. Only the new stuff is, well NEW! … Continue reading

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Reflections on Death, pt. 1

A simple fact of life: some day I will die. We all will. I believe that’s a good thing. It’s a perfectly natural part of the process. Life happens, then Death happens. We claim to be enamored of the former … Continue reading

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Conclusions?

I came across this piece from years ago about the death of my father. I have no idea if I ever published it but just in case I kept it to myself all those years, here it is now in … Continue reading

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Pretty Dresses

The Zombie Apocalypse is coming. Or aliens from space. Or major financial collapse followed by catastrophic war. Or an asteriod is hurtling millions of miles per hour towards our little bluish ball. Either way, our lovely little home is doomed … Continue reading

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The Question

It occurred to me last night how fortunate I am. I was having a conversation with Doug, the spousal unit and it somehow came around to food. We both agreed at the time we didn’t need any. Our refrigerator and … Continue reading

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Hurt and Anger

When I am angry, I fully realize that I am not in my rational mind. It feels very out of control; out of control does not feel good. Many people recognize the lack of feel good, but miss the bit … Continue reading

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22: When We Fail Our Superheroes

A sleeping pill prescription??? Our soldiers need and deserve so much more! We need them to be badasses while enlisted, sure, but when they come home it’s OUR DAMN TURN to help them integrate, to heal. Twenty-two veterans and one … Continue reading

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