Healing Hands

“August rain: the best of the summer gone and the new fall yet born. The odd, uneven time.” -Sylvia Plath Today, a day after the worst torrential rain I have ever experienced, I had a much needed chacra alignment by Miami based reiki master, healer, and spiritual astrologer Monica Perez of Mistica Violeta. Aside from…

Summer swelter, girlpower & the hustle

  WOW is this a super hot summer or what?!!  Our home cities of Austin (Jonnyka), and Miami (Veronica), are sweltering cauldrons of humidity and relentless sun.  Luckily Veronica has the ocean a few blocks from her abode while Jonnyka has chilly Barton Springs nearby for momentary relief but still… We just wrapped up the…

Still dreaming about Camp Onikas…

   We recently returned from our first Camp Onikas cultural immersion experience in Ecuador. It was absolutely incredible….there are not enough superlatives to properly describe it. The country itself is so beautiful with breathtaking vistas everywhere and the warmth of the people is contagious.  When we travel through Ecuador it seems like the land itself…

Lost in translation – our adventures in #monsoonprinting

We were warned! Don’t go to Jaipur INDIA in the summer! It’s bloody hot! The monsoons are horrible! But what do you do when one of us still has a full time job and the other has limited childcare options…you suck it up and go anyway! You may ask ask yourself: why does the monsoon…

Every week is “Small” Business Week!

We’ve been thinking lately about what it means to be a “small business”.  As we recently wrapped up an amazing Camp Onikas trip to Ecuador (see pic above), where we were asked many questions about The Onikas, we found ourselves reflecting on the fact that we are literally a two-woman show handling all aspects of…

Who the heck are The Onikas and why uniforms are the new black

Jonnyka was born in Honolulu, Hawaii where her hippie parents were living the early 70’s dream (hence her middle name– CLOUDS). Veronica was born in Quito Ecuador to a large, boisterous extended clan. Fate brought both of us to Dallas TX where, in 1983, we met during our freshman year at Ursuline Academy- an all…