What is a Goddess?

Our style goddess, Julianne enjoying the beautiful Mexican sun at Loot's outdoor patio in our new Spring/Resort Collection.

Style Goddess Julianne enjoying the warm Mexican air at Loot’s outdoor patio in our new Spring/Resort Collection.

When I started the journey toward reclaiming my inner goddess several years ago, I always knew that one day I would share her power with everyone around me and inspire women of all ages from around the globe to embrace their inner goddess and use her magical feminine powers to do good for herself and others.  That vision became reality when my lifestyle boutique and goddess sanctuary was born on November 1, 2014.  I wanted it to be a safe and luxurious space where the modern day woman could experience a soothing, heavenly, inspirational, awakening of all her senses, and a magical world of feminine pleasures. And I believe we are accomplishing that goal.

As a busy executive goddess, I often feel that my inner Titan takes over.  So the sanctuary is my space and creative playhouse to release, recharge, and rejuvenate my feminine soul. The sanctuary is an intimate, poetic retreat for women of all ages, especially for the busy professional woman like myself to come let go, relax, let down her hair, put on some make-up, and celebrate the joy of being a woman and experience the awakening of her feminine energy from within. It’s very liberating I tell you.

One question I often get asked by our guests is, “What is a Goddess?” I am sure there are many definitions of a goddess out there, but read below for my definition.

A goddess is: a sensuous and passionate symbol of life who is brilliant and wholesome, confident and intelligent, feminine and charming, creative and self-expressed, kind and loving, honest and nurturing, earthy and spiritual, has self-respect and is self-aware, full of wisdom and inner strength, applies an attitude of excellence in everything she does and beautiful inside and out. Most importantly, she arouses beauty, pleasure, and spreads light to those around her. Lastly, she is respected and adored by many, including children, animals, and nature. She is one of a kind, a woman who lives life with only truth and love and who shares her heart freely without any emotional constraints.

I hope that was not too long for you. Are you a goddess? Did I just describe you? If so, I am so glad. I believe that every woman has an inner goddess that is waiting to be awakened. And I want to be the one to assist with that. 🙂

Assume That You May Be Wrong…


This is so cute!

This is so cute!

How many relationships in your life have been ruined because you assumed something without finding out the real truth?

How much time, money, and productivity have been wasted at your job due to people making assumptions and acting upon them?

When was the last time you assumed that you may be wrong?

I have experienced all of the above over the years and still experiencing it now almost all the tim. This at times can be quite frustrating.  At the same time, I have in the past also contributed to the assumption community as well in a not so great kind of way.

Out of all the assumptions that communication expert and leadership advisor, Steven Gaffney talks about, my favorite is “Assume You Could Be Wrong”. At work, when we assume that we may be wrong, we would ask all the right questions to get the answers we are looking for and the details that we need before execution.  Have you ever completed a project and later find out it was done completely wrong? What did you learn from that experience? Who were involved and why did that happen?  Was it due to you or others just executing on assumptions rather than going directly to the source to get what you needed? This is often the challenge I face with my creative team members.  Thinking and working like a business person just does not come naturally to them.  Their favorite line is “Yes I can!” Then I discover later that a project was not done correctly to meet my expectations and deadlines. This is usually due to the lack of communication and not embracing the “Assume you could be wrong” mentality.

When we assume we may be wrong, our work and home life would be so much more productive and less stressful. Our relationships would improve, too. For the next 28 days, I invite you to embrace “Assume You May Be Wrong” mentality and start applying it in your life immediately.  Keep me posted on your transformation and the things that come up for you at work and in your personal life. I assure you that if you stay consistent and stick to it, you will see the wonderful changes that will happen. If anything, you will earn respect and admiration from others for taking this on as well as improve your relationships with others.

As for leaders, you will inspire and influence your people and motivate them to do the same when you apply this principle when leading. For more on this topic, I encourage you to visit Steven Gaffney’s website or read his books as he is the expert in this area. He has been my communication and relationship advisor on this journey in the past 10 years. His books are also available in our goddess sanctuary as well since this is something I stick true to.

Until next time… ~tu-anh