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Agadir and Essaouira ~ Cities by the Sea

  A shot I took of a remote ocean view in Agadir Leaving the remote village of Tinouainane was bittersweet. We had bonded with our hosts and enjoyed their hospitality, but after [...]

The Claudio Bravo Palace

After five days in the mountains of the sleepy village of Tinouainane, it was time to leave for the bustling city of Agadir. On the way to Agadir, there was a planned stop in [...]

Nature at the Claudio Bravo Palace

The care, nurturing, and respect of nature adds an element that is unparalelled. The entrance of the Palace has only native plant life that can withstand the heat and direct sun [...]

The Hand of Fatima

Hands create. Hands provide. Hands are sacred. Hands heal. I love hands. Perhaps it’s because I used my hands for countless hours, many years and some decades doing hair. It could be that the [...]

The Myriad Faces of Morocco

Mention that you’re going to Morocco to anyone and it seems their eyes get wide and a look of wonder comes over their faces whether they’ve been to Morocco before or have always imagined [...]

Diversity in Yoga

At the top of the month, I attended the SoulFestNYC held in Harlem. Soul Fest is an annual, outdoor yoga event that is held at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building grounds on [...]

KuKulkan Transformation

This year for her birthday one of my dear sister-friends decided she wanted to spend her 60th at a beach resort in Mexico with her friends.  You know the type, they ask for what [...]

Uplift and Honor Him

When Father's Day is on the horizon, it always gives me cause for pause. I’ve written about this topic a few times, but each year I find myself compelled to say something more. There [...]

Gift Him

We know it can be challenging to shop for men; they can be more particular than women.  Allow me to let you in on a well-kept secret; men love Anu Essentials! We appreciate our [...]

Mala Prayer Beads

For eons, indigenous cultures around the globe have used beads as a prayer tool and are also referred to as talimans, something that is charged with energy and power to create change. Used for [...]

The Two Sitas

  For a few years now there have been two versions of our Sita Perfume, Sita Red, and Sita Yellow. After creating Sita Yellow, I hid Sita Red in the closet so to speak, [...]

The Beginner’s Mind

When I began studying yoga in my twenties, naturally the concept of the Beginner’s Mind was easy to take on, as a beginner. Four decades later, as I enter a new stage of life, [...]

Mommy and Me!

I have had a long, contentious relationship with my mother. There! I’ve admitted it. It’s not easy to share this publicly, but it's the truth, a truth that I am working to improve upon. [...]

Rhodocrosite ~ A Higher Love

Rhodochrosite Keywords: emotional healing, recovery of lost memories and forgotten gifts, self-love, compassion. The curious lure of gems and minerals never cease to amaze me. One of the things I find fascinating about stones [...]

Labradorite ~ Jewelry as Talisman

When wearing anything that touches your body, those items will be infused  with your energies, natural aromas, and DNA.  This is true of not only your clothing but also your jewelry. Jewelry made of [...]

Aligning With Your Soul’s Calling

  Does your vocation match your Soul's calling?  You can tell if your work isn't fully aligned with your Soul if it depletes you, if you dread waking up, or if you feel like [...]

The Food Culturist

Food Culturist, Nicole Taylor is a distinctive voice in the food world. She is confident regarding the influence of southern cooking on the American palate. She is also clear about the creative spirit our [...]

Inner Radiance Outer Glow

Most of us are not necessarily conscious of the fact that when we look at others, we observe their level of vitality and radiance, which is an indication of their Qi (pronounced Chee). I [...]

What’s In Your Stride?

One of my favorite hobbies is people watching and turning sixty has added a new dimension to this hobby.  More than ever, I find myself observing the stride of others, how people are walking. [...]

Tucson Big Sky and Gem Show

    When I visit a city it’s like visiting someone’s home. The atmosphere, weather, the people, the vibration of the place is like a host and I determine if it’s a lovely host [...]

How To Be Ageless

How To Look Ageless   As I approach the end of my 60th year, I found it touching when a dear friend who is decades younger than I, suggested that I write a blog post [...]

Spritz It Baby!

It is such a delightful feeling when friends share with me their experiences of using Anu Essentials.  Two friends recently disclosed the impact of using Anu Essentials while traveling.  Let’s just say, they fragrantly [...]

That Daily Burn

There was a time in my life when I couldn’t wait to stop having a monthly menstrual cycle. I thought once that was over, never again would I have to pause my daily exercise regimen. [...]

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