Can Wearing White Raise Your Vibrations?

Photo by Maria Perez Leiva, crochet top from our Italian Collection

I have been a strong believer that the colors you wear and surround yourself with can have a profound impact on your energy level and mental well being.  In fact, I believe that colors can transform your life and help you attract what you want, as well as keeping away what you don’t want. As for me, since the beginning of my spiritual transformation and awakening in 2014 – a time when I opened my heart and allowed the spirit of God to gift me with a whole new level of awareness and perception of the world around me – it was then that the color white became a part of my work and personal identity.

Below are some of the reasons why I am attracted to white:

  • White is cleansing, and it keeps darkness and negativity away.
  • I feel fresh, renewed, awakened, and free of emotional clutter.
  • My mind is clear and free from fear and doubt.
  • I feel feminine, earthy, stylish, natural, and enlightened – even immortal at times. 🙂
  • I feel as though I am protected by an angelic presence.
  • I feel powerful and free to express my truth openly.
  • Miraculous and magical things seem to happen around me when I am wearing white.
  • I feel, as Yogi Bhajan says, that it extends and strengthens my aura.

Very interestingly, the ancient Greeks wore white to bed to ensure pleasant dreams.  That explains why I also like wearing white to bed and also carry white and neutral color goddess dresses at my sanctuary and lifestyle boutique! And for this earthy Taurus goddess like moi, having crisp white linens of fine cotton on my bed is a must!

And you? Are you feeling inspired to incorporate more white in your life?

Yogini Jessica at our goddess retreat starting the day with a salutation to the sun energy in white. Photo: tu-anh

This lace poncho by 2 Chic Company is available on our website. Photo: Charles Martin

Goddess and Yogini Jessica in our Italian and Mykonos Collection. Photos: tu-anh

Moi in a sheer cotton tunic from our Mykonos Collection giving one of our goddesses a hair treatment with natural herbs and oils. Photo: Colleen Wolak

Goddess Hanh in one of our favorite lace tops of the season. Photo: tu-anh

Surfer and fitness goddess Natalie in a silk and lycra dress from our popular Italian Collection. Photo: tu-anh

11 Ways To De-Stress Your Summer

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Meditating under the sun first thing in the morning energizes me.

What comes to mind for you when you think of summertime? An exotic Mediterranean holiday or a backyard picnic with friends, perhaps? Or long weekends at the beach and late-night dining outside to enjoy the summer breeze? While all these things sound oh so wonderful, I believe that too many of us still squeeze so much into our sunshine-filled, warm weather days that we forget to stop and take the time to rejuvenate and appreciate the simple gifts that life has to offer.

That is why I have put together this visual list below of the different simple ways for you to de-stress and truly take time and enjoy these beautiful summer months. Do you always feel the pressure to “do it all”? Why is that so? I would love to hear from you.

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I never forget to write in my gratitude journal daily. It’s part of my morning rituals.

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Sitting  in silence helps to recharge your mind and help you stay focused.

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Love my socials with like-minded modern day goddesses.

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My nini love reminds me that afternoon naps on Sundays is so relaxing.

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Weekly goddess bath rituals. Do not forget the music and candles.

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Filling my home with beautiful herbs and flowers from the garden makes me happy.

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Home-made chicken noodleless Pho helps to prevent summertime colds.

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I love my outdoor goddess walks and stretches.

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My most favorite ways to get protein and greens, Vietnamese Summer Rolls!

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Shopping is always a great way to de-stress!

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Replace dessert with dark Belgian chocolates..a better alternative.

New Year, New Beginning, New Goddess

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Ending a 3.5 hour hike in the mountains with yoga stretches on the beach is so refreshing and rejuvenating.

The past three years have been a very interesting journey for me. Divorcing my soulmate and best friend, moving into a new home without a garden, launching my goddess sanctuary and lifestyle boutique, and dealing with the ups and downs along the way…all of this made me even stronger, more grounded, and more in touch with myself and who I am and what my sole purpose in life is.

On New Year’s Eve back in 2014, I decided to deepen my spirituality and go within myself by attending a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation session to ring in 2015 with the sound of the Gong and soul-provoking and beautiful music followed by cookies and tea and powerful affirmations. Did I achieve all that I set out to do in 2015? On the professional side, I believe so, since I feel that I am growing a strong team. On the personal side…let’s just say that in 2016 it will be more of a priority.

This year, to continue the tradition of raising my vibrations and rejuvenating my inner goddess as well as deepening the relationship with myself, I went to the most amazing and life changing Yoga, Hiking, and Cleansing retreat at The Pearl Laguna. It was probably the most fulfilling trip I have ever had on every level: mentally, physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and professionally.  I will share with you in a later post my experience and how being there helped me to see things so clearly for my business and my personal life. While there, I was able to recharge, rejuvenate, and simply just let go and not feel the need to be in control all the time.  It was so refreshing and great to be on a routine and having others take care of and pamper me, something I am learning to embrace. In addition to that, being around people that are self-aware, embrace spirituality and wellness, have purpose, and care about making this world a better place was so empowering. Even though I went by myself, I never felt alone.

My New Year’s Day this year started with Power Yoga, a healthy breakfast, a seven-mile hike in the canyons of Laguna Beach, California, a healthy lunch, afternoon massage and sauna, a beautiful and wholesome vegetarian dinner, and the evening ended with an energy healing workshop by the fire and then of course my nightly meditation before resting my eyes and body.  Sounds magical and goddessly, doesn’t it? In short: it was a perfect and super healthy way to start my 2016!

I will share more from this profound experience soon, but for now I have to say that during this trip, my life’s vision and mission became even clearer to me.  And surely, so did the vision for my love life.  I don’t want to give away too much yet, but I will share that I was in the home of a twin flame couple, the ideal relationship that I would like to attract for myself and I am so excited! In the meantime, I did put photos from my retreat on my personal Facebook page. I hope you enjoy it and consider going to The Pearl Laguna and experiencing this for yourself.

As for you, my readers, have you thought about 2016 and what your focus or mantra will be?

I made a list of things for myself below and I wanted share these with you:

  1. My health. I want to get in shape, eat well, sleep well, exercise, and continue to do the things I love.
  2. An image make over. Now that I am becoming a fully awakened Goddess, I will have to look more like one. What will I do with my hair, make up, and clothing style in 2016?  Stay tuned… 🙂
  3. Relax more, let go, and release.  Part of this will be allowing others to take care of me and letting go of the need to be in control and that will not be easy for sure.
  4. Dance more as if the whole world is watching… 🙂
  5. Let the heart rule, not the head. 
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This is just one example of a healthy organic breakfast that is presented like a work of art at the Pearl Laguna.

A beautiful morning view on my daily hike.

A beautiful morning view on my daily hike.

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Having fresh flowers throughout the space and in every room made the experience even more Goddessly for me there.

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It was my first time on a real hike ever in my life and I can tell you that I will be hiking a lot more this year if the view is always this beautiful. 🙂