What’s in a Name?


I stopped in my tracks upon learning of a new perfume that's about to drop called, Mothafuqueur. Someone has their tongue in cheek. When creating names for Anu Essentials Perfumes, the first thing I consider is the type of scent I'm building. Is it floral, oriental, woody, or fresh? The essences used to create [...]

Anu Essentials Hair Care is Back!


It is my heart’s delight to announce the return of the full line of Anu Essentials Hair Products. I never imagined this day would come again, but it is here!  After many months of going over design concepts, colors, fonts etc. it's finally all done, ready and waiting for you. Thank you, to all [...]

The Comfort of Yin Yoga


Sometimes it’s a small shift that can make all the difference in your ability to be inspired. My inspiration came via a growing yoga practice called,  Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga is comprised of classical Hatha (fundamental) yoga poses that are held for extended periods, anywhere from 2-5 minutes for each pose. This form of [...]

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 being there for five days, we were ready for a new adventure.  Taroudant was our first stop on the way [...]

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 the province of Taroudant, where the Claudio Bravo Palace resides. A native of Chile, Claudio Bravo was an internationally celebrated [...]

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 threshold to the garden looks like a painting. pathways that lead to gardens A slight [...]

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 practice of yoga deepened my appreciation and gratitude for the blessing of hands. That is why the Hamsa has sent [...]

Diversity in Yoga

2018-06-30T01:51:58+00:00Blog, Health & Wellness|

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 125th Street and all are welcomed. It just so happened that I was exhausted that morning and had no intentions [...]

KuKulkan Transformation

2018-07-02T00:27:10+00:00Blog, Travel|

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 they want, and the Universe provides.  Don't you just love that? There were six of us and two out of [...]

Uplift and Honor Him

2018-06-08T18:16:42+00:00Blog, Health & Wellness|

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 are so many amazing fathers in our community, and they are rarely given the acknowledgment that they deserve. We hail [...]