My 4th Birthday and Anniversary!

Photo by Liz Beth

Dearest readers,

Today marks 4 years exactly since I published my first blog post. I am so grateful to all of you for your ongoing love and support – without you following me on my God-protected, angel-covered path, it certainly would not have been so magical. Nothing brings me more joy than hearing from you about how reading my posts and following my journey have transformed and inspired your life for the better.

I love how my audience comes back to me and shares how much happier and alive their longtime marriages have become; how much more productive and energized they are at work because of open and honest communication; how much more fun they are having in their lives by just appreciating the simple little things; how candlelight and essential oils bath experiences have melted away their tensions, helping them to release their fears; how meditation has made them more aware and more present to those they love; how keeping a gratitude journal has healed their souls and turned them into more vibrant and joyful people; how clean eating has done wonders for their bodies and their health; how travel experiences have enriched their lives; how they have discovered their inner truths…and how now every second alive is a fantastic and purposeful adventure!

I want my readers to desire and have a passion for life and its beauty the way that I do: to stop and smell the fragrant blossoming flowers, to lay on the lush green grass enjoying the sunshine, watching the birds fly with their sweet chirping songs, to take your nature healing walks and stop along the way observing the busy bees at work and the butterflies flirting their ways around the trees. When you tell me how incorporating spontaneity, dancing, writing, reading, prayers and meditation, therapeutic chakra balancing walks, playful time with children and animals have awakened your heart and soul in enchanting ways which you cannot even explain – well, that is when I know that my divine mission and purpose are being accomplished.

I am a big fan of self-improvement and self-healing.  And reading positive, inspirational books and listening to beautiful music cure so many of my stresses and worries. What excites me is when you share how having a passionate love affair with yourself has made a difference in all of your relationships, and you no longer play the blame or shame game. That is exactly what I would like to hear. And sometimes, you feel like you are living in a dream. But my dearest, I am hear to tell you that self-love is so powerful and the best gift you can ever give to yourself and to this negativity-filled world. Watch how your life will indeed become a dream come true! It is when we learn to take care of our minds, our bodies, our souls, confront our fears, accept what we cannot change or possess, and live in harmony with nature that we merge and become one spirit with God.  When we understand that God and the angels are always around to protect and shine their light on us, and that life has so many beautiful reasons to be happy, when we practice forgiveness and move forward in love with a spirit of generosity, compassion and gratitude, then we are truly living life to its fullest!

My dear readers, I am so happy to see that for the past 4 years, you have followed this journey with me and that little by little, it has transformed your lives. Thank you for continuing to share with me. For 4 years, I have shared with you my secrets, my light, my dreams, my sorrows, my inner darkness, my passions, and my goddess love with an open heart and mind, wishing you all to rise to your fullest potential and highest selves.

When I think about all the blogs I have written – open love letters describing my passions, experiences, my guidance, my curiosities, even my fears and sadness – I gush in delight because I see how far I have come, where I have been and how much more I want to explore and learn in this life. I am a creative enthusiast at heart and I am inviting you, if you are not already there, to embrace a relationship with your creative side. Sing, paint, draw, write, dance, cook, design, play an instrument, practice photography, and whatever else that brings pleasure to you. Get ready to experience the magic behind smiling and how much more meaningful and fulfilling your life will truly become.

When we spend our lives celebrating all the “little things,” our wounds will heal themselves, that spark in our eyes will shine through, and our lives will become more balanced and harmonious. I am dedicated and forever committed to providing you with the heavenly ingredients of attaining a life of love, beauty, grace, and happiness, which – as has been proven over and over again – has very little to do with how much money or material things we have and much more to do with living a peaceful and purposeful life.  I have gained this fascinating knowledge since childhood about how to live joyfully with nothing or with very little, and yet feel so rich, enlightened, happy, alive and blessed. Living our truth and spreading our love and light without fear are far more important than acquiring material wealth. This theme is repeated throughout my blogs and I hope to instill in you the willpower and zeal to achieve happiness and enlightenment.

This blog for me has been a remarkable testimony of self-love, self-expression, self-discovery, healing, growth, illumination, empowerment, resiliency, and welcoming of my goddess power from within to emerge and give rebirth to my life… one loving moment at a time. I have enjoyed giving you a glimpse into my whimsical world full of wonders and surprises, sharing my tips for peaceful, positive, and productive living, while happily exposing you to what romances me and to, of course, the most powerful force of all: Self-Love.

These past 4 years, I have read every single email, answered every question, and responded to all your comments, including those on my social media, with keen attention and a very open mind and heart because I learn so much from all of you and am wholeheartedly inspired by you. I appreciate all my intelligent, sophisticated, cultured, beautiful followers from all over the world, many of whom have now become kindred spirits and modern-day angelic presences in my life.

To all of you, I and Nini Love thank you from the bottom of our hearts and wish for you the greatest of love and happiness forevermore. Now at 45 and born again, I am so excited to share the beginning of my Queen-Goddess, divinely guided life with you. I invite you to stay with me during this expedition of unconditional love, beauty, self-discovery and celebration of life. The goddess within has fully risen, I am ecstatic to see what is next to come in this chapter of life and of course, will be sharing everything with you along this exquisite and awakening journey.

Thank you again for your support. Let us spread the power and joy together!

Love Always,

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Delos Island

La Casa Que Canta

Can you see the heart floating?

Greek Salad is my favorite

Nini loves to be around me when I am working.

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 🙂

22 Ways To Live A Spiritual Life

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I love the energy of the full and new moon. It’s when I feel the most awakened.

Being raised in a strict Asian and Catholic family, “guilt,” “sin,” “anxiety,” “shame,” and “sacrifice” were the words that played importance in my life.  And then, I grew up and understood life a little more and to my surprise, I do not have to be a religious Catholic to be a good person. 🙂
I was very sheltered by my parents when I was young. So it cost me some great relationships, some mistakes made, and lessons learned to reach the life that I am currently living. In fact, by the time I turned 40 I was already living a spiritual life…and I did not even know it.
I truly believe an awake being is an aware being, and that is a person already living on a spiritual path.
Here are 22 ways to know if you are already living a spiritual life:
  1. You know who you are and what you want
  2. Love is the reason you exist
  3. You follow your heart and not always your head
  4. You listen to your intuition
  5. You believe in dreams coming true
  6. You love animalschildren, and nature
  7. You love inspiring others to help themselves
  8. You focus on the positives instead of the negatives
  9. You live everyday as if you may not have another day to live
  10. You love unconditionally
  11. You give freely without any expectations
  12. You live your life with only truth and nothing else
  13. You forgive easily and don’t hold grudges or resentment
  14. Your embrace your feminine and masculine energy
  15. You appreciate quality over quantity
  16. You take care of yourself – body, mind, and spirit
  17. You appreciate your alone and quiet time
  18. All your senses are heightened and awakened
  19. You engage yourself in many creative endeavors
  20. You believe that everything happens for a reason and there are no mistakes
  21. You are willing to confront your inner darkness
  22. You are constantly learning, growing, and improving yourself

Are you already living a spiritual life?

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My Nini Love teaches me the importance of keeping calm and carrying on 😘.