Happy New Moon and International Goddess Day!

Happy New Moon in Taurus and International Goddess Day! For those of you from all over the world who are reading my post, please send love, healing, and light to all those wonderful and amazing goddesses in your life. Celebrate their strength, their spirits, and their hearts! Join me in welcoming the arrival of Spring, my favorite season. This is the season of rebirth and transformation. Let us all sing as if no one is listening and dance as if the whole world is watching us. I am so excited to embark on a new chapter of my life starting today, the chapter that was written for me many lifetimes ago. And tomorrow, I will not look back at today nor yesterday. My life moving forward will be a life full of hope, a life of truth, a life of charity and devotion, and most importantly, a life filled with only and simply love! I will face the world with boldness, without fear, without darkness and sadness, and with only creative self-expression that feeds my soul purpose and turn my dreams into reality. I am grateful to God, the Angels, and the Universe for being my teachers, my spirit guides, and my inner life force during this journey into enlightenment and becoming an awakened being. I feel very blessed.
~tu-anh love

P.S. Thank you to my long time friend and photographer Charles Martin for the photos as my Birthday gift. ūüôā The vintage dress is from Goodwill of Greater Washington and the sparkling jewels are my from Goddess collection I designed and created.

I love being by the water to recharge and rejuvenate!

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 ūüôā 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.

A Polished Headshot Speaks A Thousand Words

We all know that you do not have a second chance to make a first impression, especially when it comes to your online professional presence.  A person seeing your headshot, whether through your website or social media profiles, is already making assumptions about you in their mind.  So what does your professional headshot say about you?  When was the last time you looked at your linkedIn profile and see what photo is there?  I suggest you do this every one or two years if your drastically change your looks.

Meet Leigh Frigm, a new member of my Polished by tu-anh team! ¬†Leigh is also a busy wife and mother and when she came on board one of the first things we did was give her a Polished by tu-anh touch up. ¬†We are in the people business, so everyone on my team has their photo on their business cards, like a real estate agent, but I think ours is much more refined, chic, and sophisticated. ūüôā Leigh is already beautiful inside and out. There was not much there for us to polish or perfect, we just gave her hair a little lift with color and soft layers. ¬†As for the make-up, just natural and flawless with bold lips is always my favorite.

Even if you do not have access to your own Polished by tu-anh stylist and photographer every day, I have a few simple tips you can use for your next photo session:

  • Wear solid colors that are flattering to your skin and use simple accessories to make a statement
  • Make-up should look timeless, go for bold lips¬†or¬†bold eyes, but not both
  • If you have long hair, pull some of it forward to cascade over your shoulders
  • Turn your head to one side just a bit, then tilt your head down slightly with a soft and sweet smile – you will look slimmer, more feminine, and more approachable. ¬†I promise ūüôā
Leigh Before and After.

Leigh Before…and After! Photo by Charles Martin. Hair and Make-Up by our Polished by tu-anh lead stylist Ryann Doyle.

Leigh is an accomplished special events coordinator with many years of experience in the events and hospitality industry. She is highly-organized, attentive to details, a great cook, patient, and loves to be of service to others and making life stress-free for them. Not only she is in charge of events management and coordination, but she will be spearheading our Domesticated Goddess Program that I will launch later this year for the busy single executive male. ¬†And did I tell you she plays sports and was a cheerleader in high school? ¬†That’s my kind of gal! Beauty, intelligence, talent, and a kind heart: traits that I look for when hiring and recruiting. Having her on the team has helped us tremendously to stay on track and stay centered. ¬†When not planning events and working on Polished by tu-anh projects, Leigh loves to do wine tastings and experiment with new recipes.¬†She also enjoys spending time with her darling family ‚Äď husband Ryan, daughters Ryleigh and Madison, and dog Mason. ¬†See the finished product below. ¬†Her business card. ¬†Like it?

Leigh business card Polished by tu-anh