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.

Made in America with Love

One of my favorite things about living in America is the freedom to make your dreams come true. Nothing can compare to living in the land of opportunities where you can create almost anything that your heart desires, and I really mean it.  What better time is there than summer to commit to looking your best, inside and out?  Around this time last year, I shared with you about how healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring.

Since the birth of my Goddess Sanctuary officially to the public this year, my focus to awaken the modern woman’s inner goddess goes much further than just eating healthy. Now in my forties, fun, and fabulous stage, I feel that what I use on my body is just as important as what I put into it.  It is all about preventing and slowing down aging as well as living life with quality rather than quantity. That’s why the products in my Body Luxury collection are all hand-made in America with so much love, so much dedication, and so much passion with only the finest essential oils and the freshest ingredients. The beautiful rose petals and herbs that are in them comes directly from my Venus Garden, and I hand prep them myself before they go into production. It is when I am involved in such creativity that I feel even more beautiful, more feminine, and more powerful as a woman.

My therapeutic body luxury collection is not only well presented, but it smells good and awakens your heart and soul. It moisturizes and heals your skin. For those of you with a wounded heart, try Earth Goddess, it will help you greatly while smelling so beautiful. Use it everyday in place of your chemically-made bath and body products and soon you will experience the inner God and Goddess powers that you never knew you had. Oh and did I mention that Arabian Night and Chemistry have aphrodisiac ingredients in them? Most of them do…..See now why I love America so much? My next creation I am working on is matching perfumed oils.  Come by and visit our sanctuary if you are in Old Town Alexandria this weekend for Independence Day weekend.

Earth Goddess…Part 1

unnamedEveryone keeps asking me:  what is this Earth Goddess you keep talking about? So Ryann and I spent a few minutes in the boutique playing film making the other day to make this educational video and quickly give you an idea of our boutique experience…and also about the sensuous earth goddess that the men and women have been raving about.

Watch Ryann below, our special projects manager and brand advisor, explains my vision and inspiration behind the Earth Goddess concept.  But really, an earth goddess to me is a woman who is beautiful, earthy, sweet, confident, feminine, and with style and taste. Visit our boutique website and be sure to Like our Facebook page or leave a comment about your experience in our sanctuary if you have already been here, and if not, then you must come for a visit!

p.s. if you are reading this post in your email, just click on the title of the post and you can view the video. Please excuse the raw production. 🙂