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my birthday and celebration with you

I just turned 53~ WOWEEEEEEEEEEE

And I have a Birthday gift to celebrate with YOU…

But first, welcome back to the first blog of 2018, I’ve missed you!

I was invited to holiday again in Maui and am back feeling REFRESHED and READY.

I made this pink gown with black lace accent for NY’s and was delighted when Luke surprised me with his matching pink linen shirt and black linen pants- so FUN

There were Empress Essence Photoshoots too, my 1st in Maui for these VIP lovelies

Designing their gowns was a pleasure, we were overjoyed how everything unfolded

2017 was a tumultuous year for many- my boys left home for Uni- I grieved…

The antidote for me was saying YES to my first ever FASHION SHOW for PIE mag.

8 of my designs were featured, here’s my 1 EVENING look

My barefoot models in head wraps, malas & flowing linen made my collection unique

It was a magical night I’ll never forget… more shots of my gowns coming.

I also opened my own little Boutique, designing for local and online clients-

no time yet to upload my new collection for sale been so busy- SOON!

my top sellers are my luxurious meditation wraps HERE

It’s been a WHIRLWIND and I want to connect with you to begin 2018, TOGETHER.

Join me  THIS FRIDAY Feb 2 @ 3pm EST where I’ll share:

  • why no one ever changes (and actually shouldn’t!)
  • how I stopped ‘improving’ me & started really thriving- you can too!
  • why Un-Becoming is the KEY to your transformation this year

*LINK to my new TELECLASS A Woman UNBecoming:

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*OR you can dial in:

US Toll Number: (701) 801-1211
Meeting ID: 299-111-200

This is going to be a beautiful and fun call to powerfully set up this new year.

It’s my celebration gift to you and I can’t wait to ‘see’ you there!




happy new year lovely!



May this new year softly overflow with


Not because you are so lovely …

 Because you are more than that.

  Receive yourself in 2018!


time to break some rules~ a la reinvention!

Hello Beautiful Rule Breaker, I see you here!

Where to begin, so much has happened since we connected last…

Whenever we feel stuck or down or out just of sync  it’s an OPPORTUNITY

to reflect and reinvent, and O this is FUN and crazy exciting~

so I decided it’s time to BREAK MY RULES.

And before I knew it, my path literally began to reinvent itself.

Maybe YOU want to break the rules too 😉

Lately I’ve been in a major funk and reevaluating everything…

Like I said last time, its time to dream a new dream for myself.

It’s time for an intervention I call REINVENTION.

And, to stop crying, and start mischievously SMILING.

Because if what you’re doing isn’t making you happy, it’s time for a change!

So with all the newfound freedom that comes with an empty nest

I have been marinating into a new Vision for my life…

I’m NOT WAITING until I have it all perfectly presentable-

because whatever you wait for- WAITS FOR YOU.

I’ve been spending time with my secret lady-love— DESIGNING.

It’s something I only get to do when a VIP client flys in for her sacred

transformational Photoshoot and Custom gown I create based on her Essence.

I never sell these gowns, I GIFT THEM TO MY CLIENTS.

Can you imagine how fun and exciting it is for me and my client to experience

her Empress Day together dreaming up the most exquisite celebration of her…

If I had it my way I’d be creating gorgeous gowns for a world of women!


What happened was I had shared some of my designs on Facebook

and several women reached out asking if I would design for them.

I told them I don’t sell my creations; but they persisted in requesting.

I even received a BIG order from a colleague, and another for a bridal party!


This is an exclusive opportunity to have a sensual Shakaya gown.

But before I take you there something else happened,

a COSMIC CARESS letting me know I was truly on the right path…

I was approached by a magazine regarding my son for an upcoming

modelling gig- he had done it last year and they wanted to rebook him.

But he isn’t available this year so when I let her know, I cheekily added:

‘But if you ever want to highlight an up and coming local designer…”

They asked to see some samples of my work and before you knew it I was invited

to do a collection for this private fashion show for industry professionals.

OMGoodness how FAST the Universe moves when WE are in

alignment AND are willing to expand into a new dream.



I never thought my work could be featured in a Fashion Show as

I had kept my designs private, SOLEY FOR MY VIP CLIENTS.

The simple act of intending and opening and being willing to break a cherished rule

of mine created this fun, magical new development in my business.


Where in your life or business can you begin your OWN reinvention?

Please share in the comments, I’d love to cheer you on!


with sheer abandon,

ps If it’s in your pleasure to have your own Shakaya gown








a rainy walk to thank you

Your support since my last vlog ‘a thousand tears’ means the world to me!

This community is wise and loving and I feel so blessed.

I made a video out in the rain for you HERE:

and it’s fun~ Luke was the highlight and stole the show LOL! 


I’m a bit of a MESS these days and my crown feels wobbly

but I don’t HIDE IT for the lotus blooms in the mud …

and we’re not here to be perfect because we already ARE Divine-

we’re here to experience being human and there’s no shame in our struggles

and the more we embrace the MESSY UGLY UNCERTAINTY RUPTURE

the faster we move through them to transform and rise in rapture.


And having YOU here with me during this huge transition is grace…


i love you,



ps Comments I received resonate so deeply:

“I can feel your grief, grief for the family life YOU created.

You missed out on a lot of Family times when your beautiful Mom passed

at such a young age, you went on, digging in your heels for survival.

You did the work to manifested a fairytale lifestyle

while doing the very difficult work that was required of you…

teaching your beautiful boys the importance of health and integrity

all while sharing with those around you all your knowledge so generously.

Now things are showing up in your life very differently,

the new silence in the house that reminds you of the aloneness

you felt after your Mom passed…

Many things can trigger our core issues even when we truly believed we have done

all our releasing and detox work…it turns out we are never done.

“I find your testimony very beautiful…as real as life is…
I appreciate that you have the courage to let yourself be seen vulnerable,
it makes me feel good about my own vulnerable moments…
Thank you,
Loving hug xo”

“I have been following you and admiring you from afar for probably close to 10 years. I have always felt a deep resonance and with you and all you represent. When I am challenged, I secretly attempt to channel you and your feminine wisdom and inspiration. But I have never reached out to you before now. Your message and video today has touched me so, that I had to reach out and let you know that you are very loved, and even in your vulnerability, you continue to inspire and comfort. 

I am also in a period of my life where I am shedding a thousand tears.

I feel that I have lost my community, my tribe, my only “child”, my purpose, my inspiration, my success, my identity. Life is very different in my new chapter, and there is unlimited potential — but even though I have so much love from my husband and abundance around me, somehow I still feel lost and empty.

I know that speaking what is true — especially those very very vulnerable feeling and thoughts —is the first step to healing.  So, I honor you for expressing your sadness and exposing your vulnerability. We WILL re-invent ourselves at this time in our lives. 

I am on this journey with you and I am sending you love and comfort. And so much gratitude for being there for me all these years;). I often think of you as a softer, more refined and elegantly beautiful soul sister — and you have brought me so much inspiration over the years. Keep on keeping on, dear soul sister. The world needs your gift.” 


I suspect you’re feeling extra-special feelings of loss right now

because your Mum never got to send you, Paul and Melanie off,

and you are feeling you’re drowning in the depth

of the loss of your boys leaving your nest.”




“I talk every single day and I spend time with my 24 yr old son and yes it’s still difficult.

I miss him constantly.

And yes I worry too, about all the big and small things.

I stay connected (regardless) of what drama etc is happening in my own life.

I have never ever let a day go by that I don’t at least message him, or text,

or call and of course send musings of one kind or another.

 And yes I still miss him as you miss your boys.

Get choked up and become weepy.

It is (our) “job” (not really an effort of course) to stay connected and (to never ever)

wait for our kids to reach out to us.

It is our job to do that, no exceptions to this rule of quality empowering parenting.”


That one helped me realise how deeply my partner Luke is feeling…





video~ a thousand tears


This is hard for me to talk about because I’m so emotional right now

and there’s little space to feel such painful emotions during times of massive transition

and initiations in our society…

and many just laugh and tell me to ‘celebrate!’

But I’m not sure how I will navigate this new chapter

and I feel like the best part of my life is gone…

My boys moved out to University and it hurts to not hear them laughing or feel their hugs right now…

It’s not about hiding and putting on a pretty face…

honouring our pain creates WHOLENESS

which creates a ripple effect of kindness and gentleness towards ourself and all

Here’s a VIDEO… I’m pretty RAW…

i have been sobbing uncontrollably for months

unprepared for the grief of an empty home

i don’t understand my new reality

tears and tears

that’s my thing now

letting it flow out

but i’ll get through this because i won’t hide or repress it

…reminding myself to trust as i go through this massive transition and painful initiation

Imagine the caterpillar’s struggle would be for nothing if she didn’t endure,

she’d never know the expansion and beauty of her butterfly self that was to come…

I’m grateful my boys are happy and excited about their new lives and adventures to come

I’m grateful for my husband and friends and family and clients who love me…

I’m grateful I can let it out and bring this here and not feel crazy…

I’m grateful for trusting that even though a thousand tears must fall that in time

they will turn to petals at my feet…

I’m grateful for the upcoming reinventions, whatever they will be…

and I’m grateful for YOU ♥

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