Finding Balance - An Interview with Melanie Luja

Episode 15,   Mar 18, 2021, 01:00 AM

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In this episode I interview Melanie Luja {Soul Work Practitioner, Reiki Master, Author, CEO of Subtle Tiyes Hair & Skincare}
On the show we will discuss the importance of finding and maintaining balance in our lives and what balance looks like within the dynamic of relationships.

Melanie Luja (known creatively as Queen Socks) is a soul-work practitioner, life-purpose coach, educator, author, and award-winning poet.  She is also the co-founder of The Vibrations Enrichment Group, which focuses on Alkaline Education, and The Balance Portal, a private practice in southern CA, where the aim is Alternative Soul-Care.  With the release of the book Internal Balance: Would You Marry You? alongside her husband Oshea Luja, Melanie has brought another level of philosophical truths into a synergy designed to balance a person’s universe internally and externally.

With a marketing and communications background from Cal St. Fullerton, Melanie went on to start a promotions company in the late 90’s representing the artist of Def Jam, Columbia Records, and So So Def to name a few. She has also work with Jay-Z, The Fugees, Da Brat, Destiny’s Child and many others in the entertainment industry.

As a celebrity stylist for over twenty-five years, her craft mastery has lead her into creating an all natural skin, hair care and tea-line, called Subtle Tiyes, designed to assist in the beautification of ones essence.  Melanie also facilitate lectures, workshops, conduct private consultations, and is the executive director of Still Waters Network, a Los Angeles based production company that raises global awareness through the creative arts.

As an herbalist, Melanie enjoys creating concoctions and elixirs to assist in the healing process.  Melanie is an accredited cosmetologist, Reiki Master and soul-work therapist.  A native of Los Angeles, California, this creative force is also a seasoned speaker, poet and host, sharing stages with the likes of Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka and Angela Davis. 

As a wife, mother of five and entrepreneur, Melanie has also found time to become a doula and energy intuit, in the fields of spirituality, soul-work, health, and balance. Melanie’s rite of passage has been spiritually rewarding, humbly studying under the tutelage of author, poet, and priest Father Amde of the legendary Watts Prophets, award-winning documentary filmmaker, author, and poet S. Pearl Sharp, and The Grandfather of Rap and acupuncturist Dr. Jalal Mansur Nuriddin of the legendary Last Poets.

As non- denominational ministers, Melanie and her husband Oshea Luja is sought after to facilitate weddings, funerals, rite-of-passage ceremonies, and many other sacred rituals throughout the year. Melanie’s research and life experiences have cultivated a unique philosophy that celebrates internal balance, suggesting that everyone has the innate ability to experience love inwardly, and the awareness of this actuality triggers an opening to explore love’s trajectory.

Some of Melanie’s works include (Books): Internal Balance, Would You Marry You? (2017), Tea with Melanie (2015); Sounds From The Waters, Poetry Anthology (2013), The Watts Learning Center Anthology (2011) Try Walking A Mile In My Socks (2010). (Stage plays): Smoke (2017), Big City Bright Lights, (2014), Flowers, (2010),  (Albums): After-Birth (2019), The Love-Lock (2015) N My Socks (2009) School curriculums: The Princess Project initiative, The Beautiful Me Workshop, and The Still Waters' Writers’ Super-Heru Workshop.  Stay tune for Melanie’s forth-coming novel “Sweet Peppa”, due to be released in the spring of 2020.  For more info on Melanie, please contact:




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