Autumn, A Time for Mindfulness and Transformation Within.

I said… “I love Spring, but there is just something very sensual and romantic about the falling leaves and rich colors of Autumn and the feeling that arises within me, especially on a cold rainy afternoon.” And he said… “If … Continue reading

Traveling in Style


Hiking in the town of Cabrera, DR. The cutie in the back wants my hat! (Photo: Colleen Wolak)

Greetings, it has been awhile, and I am back from a much needed Goddess sabbatical. If you live where I live – or have traveled to many major cities – I will bet that you have come across people who you instantly know are tourists, especially the North Americans (*smiles*).  I really never understood the concept of the unattractive hip packs, the over-sized sweatshirts and loose fitting t-shirts, the heavy and bulky looking sneakers, and the funny-shaped baseball caps.  Certainly, there are so many options out there for comfortable and stylish clothing, footwear, and accessories for travel. I am not certain why people on holiday still dress in such odd and unpolished ways.  Perhaps they do not have a clue, or perhaps they are simply following what is portrayed in the films of the tourist characters.

As for myself, when I am traveling, I usually take into account where I will be traveling to: the weather, the culture, the people, and how they express their sense of style. From there, I adjust my individual style to fit in while still keeping it simple, unique, comfortable, and certainly easy to pack and wash by hand.

I hope you like the looks in this post from my recent goddess travels including the Awakened Retreat I hosted in Cabrera, a quiet and pretty town in the Dominican Republic.  I like keeping my inner goddess happy with clothing that feels soft and luxurious against my skin, easy to slip on and off and that allows me to breathe freely. Cotton, silk, rayons, and slinky silky knits are usually my favorites to wear. Most importantly, I never travel without a pair of my oh so comfortable stylish leather sandals handmade in Mykonos.

Think about where your next travels might take you – How will you pack for it?  What will you be wearing? If you need assistance, let me know. My style goddesses and I would find delight in helping you. Many of the clothes and accessories in this post are from my goddess sanctuary, tu-anh Boutique.  If you do not live near Old Town Alexandria, you can always shop online instead.

My favorite spot on the villa to recharge (Photo: Ryann Doyle)


Sweaty from the hike, but happy and resting by the waterfall. (Photo: Ryann Doyle)

Cotton Crochet bag from Mexico and comfy sandals from Mykonos are my travel musts.

With Nha Nha, the villa pet that I fell in love with in Cabrera. (Photo: Regina)

Moi in the backyard of my parent’s home in Florida. (Photo: Yanni Nguyen)

Leaning, smiling, and pretending not to be afraid of falling backwards. 🙂 (Photo: Maria Leiva)

Hiking Retreat in Laguna Beach on New Year’s week of 2017.

Hiking Retreat at the top of the world with the Pearl Laguna in California.

Enjoying the beautiful day walking around Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo before my goddess retreat. (Photo: Cesar)

Venus is in the Air


It’s the sweet, pretty little flowers that brighten my day.

This past winter was very inconsistent and moody. I am so happy that spring has arrived – this is my favorite season ever! Perhaps it’s because Venus rules me, but spring is a time for rebirth and renewal.  I recently shared with you about how to make this season the time for a fresh green start in your life.  But that’s just the beginning!

This season is the season for you to awaken the inner goddess within. Whether she has been asleep all the winter long, or you are discovering her inside of you for the very first time, your inner goddess is ready to burst forth and feel alive again like the flowers and the trees in the photos below that I took. Not convinced?  Read my blog post about “What is a Goddess” to understand how you can bring out this aspect of yourself in your everyday life, especially during this season.

I hope you enjoy my photos in this post showing the new life springing forth all around us.  Go for a walk in the woods or along the river.  Make sure to stop and smell the fresh air, admire a simple flower bud, or the new leaves on your favorite tree.  And did I mention that if your Heart Chakra is blocked, this will be therapeutic for it? Make sure to meditate for a few moments on the wonders of nature around you under the sun and beautiful blue sky. Remember to give gratitude to Mother Earth and Father Heaven for the life around you.

This is the season to give birth to a new you and release all your potential and shine your light.  What are you waiting for?


Morning stretching under the sun for some Vitamin D.


This tree is so magical!


I love where I live, too! I walk Nini on this path daily.


How beautiful is the blue sky?


I love my morning walks along the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria.


Feminine bonding with the Masculine.


I love my Sunday morning nature hikes.