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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. [...]

Alluring Honeysuckle

I have a fondness for herbaceous aromas, so for nearly 40 years I have been using the same two hair oils on my hair and scalp, Medicinal and Herbal. I would go back and [...]

Stand, Ball and Lift Your Derrière

Have you ever thought to calculate how many hours a day, week, month, year, you spend sitting on a chair or sofa?  It seems the number of hours we spend sitting has many detrimental effects [...]

You Are Your Own Sanctuary

Jaki Shelton Green, noted award winning poet, writer, lecturer, professor and inductee into North Carolina’s Literary Hall of Fame, has been telling me about her sistaWrite retreats since we met a couple of years [...]

Baby Got Back

  Baby, you’ve got a back!   If you have ever seriously strained or hurt your back, you know it's a pain like no other. The back is half of the body, so when it’s hurt, [...]

Cleopatra

I knew one day I would have the courage to tell this story.  I’ll never forget the first time I met a young woman with the name of a queen.  Cleopatra is her name [...]

Tutus and Propositions

As a little girl practicing the fundamentals of ballet, I longed to be a ballerina on Halloween.  Why a ballerina? I had this thing about tutus.  To me they were magical!  They seem to [...]

I Am Now A Climate Leader

Last week I had the pleasure and great honor of becoming a certified Climate Leader, by former Vice President Gore’s organization, The Climate Reality Project.  A couple of weeks before training I began thinking [...]

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 is [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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