My Nini Love is Gone…

 

This was the day she past with her eyes open and that sweet gentle smile with her best young companion, Jack by her side.

Heartache, lies, deception, trust violated, betrayal, and then the loss of my beloved Nini Love. What other unpleasant surprises should I be expecting?

I am not sure about you, but 2017 was definitely not my favorite year. On January 1st, 2018, I sent a request to the Universe that I am ready for love and I want to be free from any emotional and physical attachments that have been holding me from living truly a powerful life. Unexpectedly, within days, my sweet precious, Nini Angel Love left me and this life to fulfill my wish. I was deeply sad and shocked at the same time. Nini was my immortal spiritual animal. She was over 23 years of age! I really thought she would be alive and with me forever. Anyone who is a pet owner and lover, especially of dogs, will understand and feel my pain and sorrow, at times, it felt unbearable.

Nini blessed my life with gentleness, quiet strength, loyalty, and the most beautiful of all, her unconditional love and devotion to me. She touched, inspired and healed many lives she encountered with her peaceful and sweet nature.  I am honored to have had her in my care over the past 13+ years. We went through so much together.

Nini will forever be in my heart and by my side. She truly was my angel protector. I miss her dearly and so much. Her fluffy ashes have been placed with care in a beautiful red heart and I am now able to take her traveling the world with me.  Thank you to all those Nini fans for your kind words and gifts of love to me during this time. Spring is here and my inner Aphrodite will be awakened and alive again very soon. I will be back in full bloom.  If you happen to be in Old Town any Saturdays soon with your dog, please do stop by my sanctuary and say hello.

I will always remember our nature sunshine walks together.

 

 

 

Holiday Shopping is Your Therapy at the Goddess Sanctuary

Happy Friday! Holiday gift shopping can be quite stressful and energy draining, but not if you experience it the Goddess way. You will not want to shop anywhere else. Your shopping experience with us will not only be fun, but very therapeutic and soul-awakening. And if you are blessed, I may be there and treat you with some extra little wonderful surprises. Below are some recent photos to inspire you during this Holiday season. Try red and be bold for a change!

Katherine showing off a handmade boxwood and heather wreath we bought at the Campagna Center.

Gayela Bynum, Founder of We Will Survive Cancer has no problem being bold and glamourous and expressing her own personal style.

This Swarovski crystal heart neklace is our goddess signature. I never take it off. It keeps my light shining bright.

These modern day beauties in our red dresses at the Arts for Autism Fashion Show and Fundraiser 2017

Shopping is therapy and fun-filling!

Even the titans love shopping and spending time in our sanctuary.

12 Goddess Secrets to Staying Youthful and Healthy

Keeping grounded and balanced in nature.

I am often asked about my lifestyle habits and what I do regularly to keep me vibrant and feeling youthful with boundless amounts of energy. There are many things I do, but I will keep it simple and easy so that you can take baby steps to try them out for yourself.

My childhood was restricted with very little room and opportunities for freedom, learning, and self-expression. I feel extremely blessed to be alive after so many near death experiences with Asthma growing up in Vietnam while simultaneously attempting numerous times to escape the Communist Regime and then dealing with my unknown future living situation. All this from the past has led to my current future and why I am so passionate and curious about everything that life has to offer. I wake up every day with so much joy and gratitude. I focus on being present in the moment and on the things that I can control. I rarely think about the past or even plan that much for the future. Don’t get me wrong, I still fulfill my Goddess-ly responsibilities and duties to my parents, my clients, nini Love, and myself. Life is a playground to have fun and express yourself freely without fear and guilt.

My nieces and nephew are my pride and joy.

There are many anti-aging secrets and youth serums and formulas out there, below are my top 12. They are simple and really do not cost you time or money to put into practice. Try them for yourself and experience the transformation from your inner to your outer world.

  1. Smile – I love to smile. It’s even better when I see others around me start smiling along for no apparent reasons.
  2. Dream Big and Dream Wild – I am a big dreamer and I love seeing my dreams manifest into reality.
  3. Be Curious and Be Open-Minded – You don’t know what you don’t know. So don’t make a judgment about something without first experiencing it for yourself.
  4. Tell the Truth – Know your truth-Own your truth-Live your truth. That is all I have to say.
  5. Listen to Your Heart – It never lies.
  6. Be Grateful – Say thank you to yourself, to God, to the Universe, to those you love, and write it in your gratitude journal like I do.
  7. Nurture Your Body It is your sacred temple. Treat it well. Exercise. Eat clean foods. Take healing essential-oils baths and make sure to get lots of sleep and rest.
  8. Forgive and Let Go of the Past – Don’t hold on to pain, hurts, or resentments. You are only harming yourself.
  9. Stay Organized and Clutter-Free – Both in your home and workspace.
  10. Take Nature Walks – I make an effort to keep my chakras healthy and balanced by doing 3-5 miles of walking outside under the sun, the moon and the stars daily. It does not always happen, but it does happen at least 85-90% of the time. This is best when with just Nini Love and myself.
  11. Be Around Children and Animals – Their souls are pure and innocent and their energy is contagious! If I had a magic wand, I would arrange it so that 50% of my time is spent with children and animals almost daily. 🙂
  12. Make Love Passionately and Give Love Whole-Heartedly – First to yourself, then to those you love, and then to the world around you and to LIFE!

Nini Love’s secret to her lasting life is SLEEP!

There you have it. So simple and yet, not easy for us all to put into practice regularly. I would love to know your secrets to staying forever young and vibrant, too. Please do share with me your successes! Until next time…

I like to wow my dinner guests with my original healthy cooking.