Amuseings

Meeting Tata

Tata was Raul’s mother, Melodia’s Ecuadorian grandmother, and the person I eventually learned would be my best friend and partner in crime while I was

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The Desire Map

A New Year The last week of December is a big one for me. Juggling between year-end inventory and holiday festivities, my own birthday included,

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OFFERINGS/OFRENDAS

Dedication: The post “Offerings/Ofrendas” is dedicated to my daughter Melodia Mendoza-Medley in remembrance of her father Raul Alfredo Mendoza who passed away before father and

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More Delicious Love

More Delicious Love My partner & I just this week finished a 90-day relationship-intensive called ‘Delicious Love‘. We chose the course as an opportunity to

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Delicious Love

DELICIOUS LOVE Have you ever had something shift in you that that changes the way you see yourself and your future forever? I just have,

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Sofiah Thom

It’s easy for me to get sucked into my creative world; so much so that I sometimes inadvertently isolate myself. Lucky for me I have

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3 Mistakes - yoga Pants

The 3 Mistakes Women Make When Wearing Yoga Pants

SYNTHETIC MATERIAL

Most yoga pants and ‘activewear’ are made of synthetic fabrics. These don’t let your body breathe, and consequently create an ideal breading ground for bacteria.

For this reason, it is especially important that women avoid wearing synthetic fabric against their lady parts. The solution? Wear garments made of natural materials.

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Designing my Faux Assuit Collection

Assuit: Labor of Love

My Healthy Obsession with Assuit

I imagine I share a common obsession with many of you~ Assuit. For nearly a decade I have lusted over the beauty of this textile. As a result, I have plotted making a stretch replica that would honor the history depicted in the designs, while meeting the demands of my collection and customers.

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Life of my Father

THE END OF AN ERA

THE HOUSE OF MY FATHER

As the world collectively closes it’s year and welcomes in the new, I can get a bit sentimental. To add to this feeling, just a couple days ago I too completed my personal solar return. It seems that transitions are ripe in this moment. With this comes a mixed bag of letting go and making way for new adventures. I would like to share with you an experience which truly exemplifies this idea.

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Happy Holidays

3 WAYS TO STAY IN YOUR HAPPY PLACE DURING THE CRAZE OF THE HOLIDAYS

Boy, the holidays sure do give me a strong case of the “feels.” With all the hectic energy of folks getting in their last minute shopping, extra traffic and the overall energy of the year-end quickening, it’s no wonder I notice a sense of overwhelm creeping in. So while it’s tempting to join the ‘gloomy-thoughts’ bandwagon, I chose instead to exercise some willpower and stay put in my happy place.

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Happy Holidays

MELO’S TOP 4 HOLIDAY GIFTS & IDEAS

HOLIDAY GIFTS

With the holidays here, you might be stumped trying to figure out what to give that belly dancing, yoga loving, super-goddess friend of yours.

Here are some practical and thoughtful gift ideas that are guaranteed to leave some serious wow factor.

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