Goddess Rule #2 – Honoring Your Body

Aphrodite, the goddess that inspires my life.

Aphrodite, the goddess that inspires my life.

In order to live life like a true goddess, there are 11 rules that you must remember to honor. My post on July 11th, Goddess Rule #1, inspired some of you to make dramatic changes in your life, from pursuing the career of your dreams, to leaving an unsatisfying relationship, to changing your place of residence. I want you to know that it meant a lot to me and I am very proud of you for making those changes. By sharing, you have inspired me as well, more than you think you know.

Today, I am sharing with you Goddess Rule #2 in my book and that rule is Honor Your Body. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and a moment to reflect. Have you given your body the attention and care that it really needs lately?  Without answering, I already know what many of you will say. Most of you my readers, are givers, and you put others’ happiness before your own. Remember the Giving Tree?

In addition to exercising and getting enough sleep, honoring and respecting your body takes many forms. There are 3 most important ones for me. The first is to pay attention to what you eat. Even though you might look great on the outside, if you are not healthy on the inside, then it does not really matter. Believe me, I know this from personal experience. Stay away from unnatural and overly processed and fried foods. When it comes to rich desserts and good wine, how about consuming them in moderation or just cutting them out completely? Being ruled by Venus in my chart, I enjoy those indulgences very much, but I keep them in moderation.

Another important way that you can honor your body is to be selective in the products that you use to wash and moisturize. Most skincare and bath products out on the market are made of mostly alcohol and man-made chemicals. They not only make your skin dry and bring out more wrinkles, but they can also cause future skin irritations and problems. Just like your foods, read the ingredients carefully.  If you cannot eat it and the scent does not awaken your mind and lift your spirit, then do not buy it. More importantly, I truly believe you can heal your mind and body with the right natural products and slow down signs of aging, too. This is why I created my luxurious and natural bath and body collection. Especially after being on my feet styling or hosting a busy work event, I look forward to relaxing in a hot Aphrodite bath under candlelight and to beautiful music. The scent of the essential oils in Aphrodite bath deliquescence is so intoxicating and heavenly that my bath experience is usually a 90-minute goddess experience. After your bath, slip into something soft and natural to allow the skin to breathe. Cotton and silks are my most preferred choices of fabrics to wear.

Lastly, the most important way you can respect and honor your body is by not allowing just anyone to have access to it. If you are married and with someone you are in love with, I am happy for you and that is a beautiful and magical thing. For my single goddesses, you should be selective and protective of sharing your body, especially to titans that are not worth your time or who are not your masculine complement. A true modern day goddess knows herself and does not give easy access to her body to just anyone.  As a matter a fact, I believe that a true modern day goddess would rather wait and preserve her body for the titan of her dreams, the one that she is madly in love with and feel at ease and the safest with, and the one that will walk along the ocean and enjoy the sunset with her always and forever. I know. I am a hopeless romantic at heart. I cannot help it. I always am and always will be.  I have written about this before in my What Not to Do on New Year’s Day list, but it’s worth sharing again 🙂 Until next time…
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Draping my body with beautiful clothes and jewels is always a favorite.

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A true Goddess only wears what feels good against her skin.

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Candlelight Aphrodite bath for the mind and body.

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My simple and freshly made salad, all locally grown by farmers.

Heal Your Body With Luxury

Vanilla, lavender, and patchouli bath fizzies from my Aphrodite garden

Vanilla, lavender, and patchouli bath fizzies with lavender and roses from my garden

If you have been following my recent posts, you saw the debut of “Earth Goddess” and “Chemistry“- the custom scents from my aromatherapy body luxury collection that we will be selling at tu-anh boutique. Here are a few more from the collection. These products were exclusively made for tu-anh boutique from my original, secret recipes. They are made from natural ingredients, including herbs and florals hand-picked and prepared by me from my very own Aphrodite garden.  Make bathing yourself an intimate and sensual ritual that you do regularly to nurture your spirit.  Our bath luxuries have a relaxing, sensual, and mood-enhancing effect- perfect for the end of a long day. Not to mention how great they smell and how your skin will glow.  Make sure to have candles and soft music to make it a complete experience.

Because everything is made with so much passion and all by hand, we have very limited quantity.  So you will have to come to our sanctuary at 113 South Washington Street in Old Town Alexandria to see, touch, smell, and experience them in person.  We will be selling online in the very near future for sure. Message me if you have any questions. Hugs…Love…tu-anh

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Cinnamon, spearmint, and lemongrass bath fizzies. These smell amazing!!!!

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“Earth Goddess” being packaged

Aromatherapy love soaps with my garden herbs and roses

Aromatherapy handmade and hand-cut essential oil soaps with herbs and flower petals from my garden