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This Hair Thing – Going Through Changes

Back in January, I began locking my hair but also had twist extensions put in to avoid the early ‘not so cute’ stages of locking.  Four months in, under pandemic lockdown, I noticed the [...]

The Real Cost of Cruises

As some of you may know, I am an advocate for earth justice and treating the earth with respect. My ears are always perked up for the latest news on our planet and none of [...]

Ramadan in the Time of COVID-19

  “Ramadan Kareem!” is a greeting you may hear Muslims exchanging this month. Meaning, “blessed Ramadan,” it is a wish that the holy month be a generous and rewarding experience. Along with other Muslims [...]

Ptahra Jeppe ~The Sweet Smell of Success

Recently, my niece Ptahra Jeppe, shared with me the account of her latest academic and career triumphs. I am so very proud of Ptahra, who deserves every accolade for her diligence, fortitude, and belief [...]

Adult Coloring for Relaxation

 As a child, I loved coloring, and still do, but today coloring options are far more sophisticated and use any number of computer coloring programs. Since I enjoy coloring by hand in a coloring [...]

There is Nothing Wrong with Doing Nothing

Are you feeling like you’ve not been productive enough during COVID-19? I have been amazed at the incredible number of past-times being offered to keep us busy and entertained while we shelter-in-place.  All day [...]

The Present Moment is the Only Moment

By now, you may have heard of the Buddhist teaching called mindfulness. Its purpose is to help us manage and take control of our thoughts, which will lead to managing our suffering, our pain, [...]

The Run on Bottles and Tops

Due to the global pandemic, many companies are now creating products they never imagined making.  Their businesses were faltering, and so they quickly made a pivot.  A company that used to make sails for [...]

Burn, Chew, or Drink

If you have any Anu Essentials Royal Hojari Frankincense, you not only have at top quality resin with an incredible aroma, but you also have a healing agent that can be used in different [...]

What’s Your Quarantine Score?

A friend of mine posted this list on her Facebook page, and I thought, how cool.  I also realized there is so much missing from this scorecard, which is also just a bit stingy [...]

Women Who Run With the Wolves

  It is my sincere belief that every woman who can, should have at least two copies of Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, 1992, in her library: one for [...]

Practicing the Art of Self-Care for Our Nails

In this most unusual time, you might find yourself having to do things you had long handed over to others, like doing your hair, taking care of your nails, cleaning your own home, spring [...]

Caring For Your Hair During COVID19

If you are currently wearing a protective hairstyle such as braids, twists, locs, or a weave, chances are you will need a touch-up soon, long before the quarantine is over.  If you have had [...]

I’m Not New to This, I’m True to This

Recently, I posted an ad for one of my Spiritual Spritzers on my professional Facebook page. A stranger (older Caucasian man) commented saying, “Great business model - buy a bunch of spray bottles, fill [...]

Nature’s Natural Ventilator

If you’ve listened to the news, you know that at this time there are not nearly enough ventilators available for all those who need them. In the meantime, there are other options for those who [...]

Nature is Our Best Defense

On Monday, March 2nd, a day or so after it was reported that a case of the Coronavirus was found in the United States, I just happened to be going to shop at the [...]

Copal Blanco ~

The Copal tree produces a resin used for its sacred qualities to cleanse, purify, and disperse old, negative, or stagnant energies.  The Copal trees are endemic to Mexico and Central America. Burning Copal is [...]

The Girl with the Pearls

While it's nice to see pearls on a mannequin, it's even nicer to see them on a person.  Friend and muse, the beautiful Lynnette Joy, agreed to come over and take some photos in [...]

How To Properly Care for Your Pearls

Pearls are the only natural gem that require no processing to be complete. There is no need for cutting, pressurizing, or shaping for their natural beauty to be observed; they emerge from their shell [...]

Honoring Toni Morrison

As a lover of pearls, I couldn’t help but notice that Toni Morrison too had a love of pearls.  When Toni made her transition last year I wanted to honor her in a way [...]

A Sacred Time

It’s the holy season, the season of Lights. In every culture Light is symbolic of the Divine Light, that Light that is within us all that reflects our highest nature. On this first day of [...]

Lynette With the Big Heart

In the mid 1970s, I was introduced to one of the most talented people  I have ever met, Lynette Epps. I don't think there's anything that Lyn can't do, from jewelry to construction, and [...]

Dapper Dan ~ A Man for All Seasons

When I was coming of age during the  70s, it was all about partying, going to the clubs.  I was in my late teens, and my friends and I would go clubbing most Thursday [...]

Hydrate, Moisturize, and Condition Your Hair

A friend recently reached out and touched my hair. She then remarked that my hair felt soft and fluffy, and that her hair felt gummy.  I then touched her hair and, it did feel [...]

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