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

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Autumn Reset

As we move head on into October I’m experiencing that feeling I often have during early autumn, a mixture of yes and no, of delight and dread.  Early autumn is typically beautiful, the weather [...]

Vintage Burners

  I am delighted to share with you that five of our new Vintage Burners were sold last week.  Each one is uniquely different and possibly one-of-a-kind.  Therefore, we recommend that if you see [...]

Hiking to The Heights

What happens when you drop a stone lover (that would be me) in a place like Tecate, Mexico?  I was overwhelmed, but in a good way, by all the beauty surrounding this incredibly sacred [...]

The Gift of Rancho La Puerta

Mexico; Tecate; Rancho La Puerta My dear friend Shay has been taking retreat vacations at Rancho La Puerta, along with her sister Ashaka off and on since the early 80s. Shay has [...]

Stone Love

I have this love for stones, an undeniable connection. Perhaps it’s the allure of their grounding energy that attracts me? Stones can be found all around my home; their textures, varying colors, shapes, and [...]

Climate Reality Leadership Corps

The recent catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey has once again put nature via the weather front and center in our lives. It is a very serious time when it comes to saving this planet, and [...]

A Return To My Truth

In the mid-70s while attending Howard University, I had an awakening.  I began my road to healthy living by becoming a vegetarian.  A College is often a place of new beginnings, self-exploration and discovery. [...]

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 [...]

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Health Tips

Hiking to The Heights

What happens when you drop a stone lover (that would be me) in a place like Tecate, Mexico?  I was overwhelmed, but in a good way, by all the beauty surrounding this incredibly sacred [...]

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 [...]

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The Yogi’s Corner

Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana 1)

Warrior 1 — Virabhadrasana 1 is a standing yoga pose named after a mythological Hindu warrior, Virabhadra. Virabhadrasana I stretches the whole front side of the body while strengthening the thighs, ankles, and back. [...]

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 [...]

Pajama Yogi

I enjoy encouraging others to practice yoga because of all the many gifts it has offered me over the years. I have been practicing yoga for over three decades, with that history one might [...]