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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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