Blog 2017-08-05T11:02:31+00:00

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Lavender Love and Loss

Sunrise and dramatic clouds over Lavender Field I absolutely love lavender.  The Beatles made a song about strawberry fields, if I were a singer, I’d write a song about lavender fields. I [...]

Frankincense and Myrrh

Myrrh and frankincense is an aromatic resin, used for religious rites, incense and perfumes One of the things I will always remember from my Christian upbringing are the gifts given to the [...]

Anu Essentials Spring Fragrance Collection

SunRayz - Formulated with your radiance in mind this dazzling citrus scent is designed to engage the senses and inspire beauty. Notes include mandarin, clementine, neroli, white flowers, and luscious fruits with a subtle [...]

St. Croix and Incredible Connections

I hadn't really plan to go to St. Croix for my 60th birthday, but as fate would have it, I found myself on a flight headed there. My good buddy Edward Jones aka EC [...]

An Abiding Love

I have come to realize that I have an abiding love and reverence for Zen Master, Thích Nhât Hanh.   It’s only been a year or so that I’ve known about this incredible teacher. But [...]

Maintain Your Inner Independence

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me. While many of us know this childhood jingle, we cannot all say it rings true 100% of the time. Words are very [...]

Mercury in Retrograde – Winter 2016

Have you heard that Mercury goes retrograde this coming Monday, December 19th  and will stay with us until Sunday, January 8th? According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, for those who aren’t familiar, “The planet in [...]

Why You Are Never Alone

The holiday season, formerly known as the Holy Days, are nearly here. And for some people it is a time when many emotions are triggered causing feelings of sadness, loss, depression and loneliness. Being aware [...]

Reveal Your Inner Beauty

This new moon cycle is headed towards a full moon in the planet Venus. This is the planet that influences love, relationships, beauty, the arts and everything lovely. Ahhh, this is great news because that [...]

Before The Flood

I was very excited when I heard about the new film "Before The Flood" a collaboration between National Geographic and Leonardo DiCaprio. This film takes a look at the huge impact of climate change on [...]

How To Be Fresh When Traveling

There are many times upon entering a room when I’ve had the desire to be refreshed by the aromatic smell and healing power of a botanical element. To me, the way an environment smells is more [...]

It’s Warrior Time

The new moon arrived October 31st and will be waxing towards a full beaver's Moon on November 14th.  The positive energies of the Warrior cycle that reflect the aspects of the Divine are: courage, strength, [...]

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Health Tips

That Inner Glow

8 TIPS To Keeping your skin looking Fabulous all year long! 1. Hydrate Water will always be the go to source for nourishing healthy skin. Stay hydrated gradually, throughout the day. Drink fluids, or eat [...]

Awaken your Heart

Awakening our hearts and minds to our inner journey unfolds us like a budding flower.Just think about how winter tends to make us feel. For some it may be as grey and cloudy as the [...]

Celebrating My 60th Year!

This past weekend I celebrated my 60 birthday by marking the date with a photo shoot. My father was a  photographer for the navy; and as such I’ve been in front of the camera with [...]

Clearing, Cleaning and Cleansing

Spring is on the horizon, the perfect season for clearing, cleaning, cleansing and throwing it away. Giving us a jump-start in this direction was the full moon in Virgo this past Sunday.  This is [...]

The Derrière or The Face?

In the summer of 2016 I wrote a blog post on my decision to completely give up sugar, entitled "Sugar The Sweet Poison of All."  With the exception of fruit and my Sugar Polish I [...]

Touch, Heal and Love Yourself

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I have been thinking about the touch of love. For many women (and men) Valentines season can be a painful reminder of being without that loving touch. Even for [...]

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The Yogi’s Corner

Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

 Be the tree. It’s easier said than done when first learning balancing poses. Think of your favorite tree. Imagine that you are this tree and embody all of its qualities Young woman doing beautiful yoga [...]

Awaken your Heart

Awakening our hearts and minds to our inner journey unfolds us like a budding flower.Just think about how winter tends to make us feel. For some it may be as grey and cloudy as the [...]

Celebrating My 60th Year!

This past weekend I celebrated my 60 birthday by marking the date with a photo shoot. My father was a  photographer for the navy; and as such I’ve been in front of the camera with [...]