Longest Living Sleeping Chihuahua

Nini sleeping in the car during rush hour traffic to work with me.

While Megabyte (what a name!) might be the longest-living Chihuahua officially on record, I think my beloved Nini could definitely beat that record.  Nini is my spiritual animal, and the longest, most loyal, dedicated relationship I have had in my life, second to the one with my parents.  I attribute her longevity not just to the usual things – lots of love and high-quality, clean food, not to mention that I cook real delicious human food for her as well – but also to her surroundings and lifestyle.  What are her secrets for such longevity?  Below are just a few.

  1. Comfort Luxury: If she is not sleeping with me in my comfortable bed, then she is sleeping somewhere in her own little chihuahua luxury. This is important for napping and resting (of which she does daily and almost too much), and also for her joints.  She loves nothing more than circling around and curling up in her beds, and she is just the cutest ever!
  2. Beautiful Surroundings: Just like her goddess mistress, she likes her place of rest to be clean, simple, zen, and free from clutter with pretty plants and flowers. That is why she is so calm and never stressed or anxious like other dogs I have been around.
  3. Classical Music: I love all kinds of music, but what I listen to most often at work and at home in the background is classical or beautiful New Age and World Jazz playing in the background.  And if Nini is around me, she always gets the pleasure of that, too. It keeps me calm and at peace.
  4. Aromatherapy for a sense of zen: I am a lover of all things natural and created by God and Mother Nature. I try my best to live as clean and free from chemicals and dirty polluted air as possible. I am also very sensitive to unpleasant smells. So I love using essential oils to keep my work and home smelling luxurious and heavenly while healing and giving balance to my chakras, as well as harmonizing and promoting good health for my body, mind, and spirit.  Nini is blessed to be experiencing this along with me.
  5. Children Love: You already know I love children because they are such beautiful and pure little angelic souls, and they are so uplifting to be around. Besides, children keep us young and on our toes. Nini loves affection and is surrounded by adorable sweet children daily when I take her for her walks. The little children in the park always run up and ask me if they can hold her, touch her, pet her, give her kisses and rub her soft and voluptuous body. It is as though she gets free massages daily and it is not always from me. 🙂
  6. Goddess Pet Bath Luxuries: Lastly, once a week, I give Nini a relaxing and soul awakening bath with my body luxury products made from natural flowers, herbs, and oils which are good for both humans and animals alike!

I believe any of these are things that you, too, can do to live a long and zen life.  Why not take some time out for a luxurious bath and some aromatherapy one evening?  Nini would join you if she could. 🙂

When it is cold out, Nini refuses to walk. I often have to carry her 🙂

Secrets to a Healthy Heart Chakra

I never start my day without my meditation, gratitude, and fresh green smoothie.

I never start my day without my meditation, gratitude, and fresh green smoothie.

In my last post, I shared with you the #1 Goddess Rule- Listen to Your Heart.  Interestingly, a few of you emailed me and said that you do not trust your heart.   I am guessing it is because your heart chakra must be blocked and out of balance. The heart chakra is where love, compassion, kindness, respect, and our deep connection with others are formed.  The way to a healthy and balanced heart chakra is living through love.  It is love that heals wounds and bring peace to the world around us. When we open our hearts to others, we open our hearts to life.  And when we live life to the fullest and with passion, we inspire others around us to do the same.  When we love unconditionally, the world will come together as one.  There are many things I do daily and weekly to keep my heart chakra balanced. Below are just some of them. I hope you find it helpful. Until next time…xoxo…tu-anh

I massage Earth Goddess all over me after a shower or bath daily.

I massage Earth Goddess all over me after a shower or bath daily.

Polishing my goddess sanctuary with garden beauties.

Polishing my goddess sanctuary with garden beauties.

Fresh from the garden is good for the heart.

Fresh from the garden is good for the heart.

One of my favorite heart healing music.

One of my favorite heart healing music.

They make me feel so loved.

They make me feel so loved.

Solitude by the water to recharge.

Solitude by the water to recharge.

My voluptuous Nini gives me unconditional love.

My voluptuous Nini gives me unconditional love.

13 Reasons Why I Love Being Around Children

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My precious little goddaughter and I spending quality time on Christmas Eve 2015 at the sanctuary.

If you ever come to one of my family gatherings, don’t be surprised to find me in the play room where all the little children are.  That’s where the fun is!  There is something about the innocence of children that is very genuine and real and being around them inspires me greatly. Perhaps it is because in my own childhood, I never got a chance to really be a kid.   Or maybe it is because I really don’t want to grow up or may be it is because I do believe in dreams come true like they do! I have four precious, beautiful, sweet, and adorable little nieces from eight months old to five years old that bring me so much joy, laughter, love, and inspiration.  I learn so much from being around them.

As you know, 2014 is the year I will put LOVE in everything I do, while I also love animals, nature, the elderly, and many many things about life in general, children hold a very special place in my heart.  Soon I will have one of my own or I might adopt a child that needs a loving and nurturing home.  But for now,  I want to share with you the many reasons why I love being around children.  When I am around them, I feel happy, loved, and free to express myself without feeling judged, not to mention they give me a lot of affection and attention,too! 🙂 And that makes me forget all the stresses and worries.

I hope you enjoy the video from my niece, Minah’s dance class below.  It will bring some giggles to your intense day at work. Want to feel young again?  Consider applying some of the things below.  Here are the thirteen reasons why I absolutely adore children and love being around them.

  1. They are honest and not afraid to express how they feel.
  2. They like to learn new things and try new things.
  3. They know how to have fun.
  4. They are not afraid to cry or show negative emotions.
  5. They are fearless and not afraid of the unknown or surprises, as a matter a fact, they love surprises!
  6. They believe in God and the power of prayers, and dreams come true.
  7. They love and embrace change.
  8. They are not judgmental and full of opinions like some of us adults are.
  9. They let go easily and don’t have a problem saying “I am sorry”.
  10. They like to make friends rather than enemies.
  11. They are not worriers like some adults I know, so being around them is so refreshing.
  12. They are persistent and not afraid of rejection, they go after what they want and they don’t take no for an answer.  They will ask you for something over and over until you say yes.
  13. Most importantly, they are affectionate and are not afraid to say “I love you” just to make you happy and words of affirmation is my 2nd love language after physical touch.