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Silver Linings in Uncertain Times

There is no doubt that we are in uncertain times in the midst of Corona Virus quarantine.  Many of us are feeling the stress and panic of the collective.  It is hard not to get sucked into the fear-based click-bait headlines that are being repetitively shared on social media.... However, in all dark situations, we have a decision to make.  As we sit in the darkness, are we going to let fear take us over?  Or are we going to light a candle? As the world slows down and people's lives are put on hold, many of us are being given a break from our daily duties and responsibilities of our jobs and social activities.  We are being asked to isolate and...

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Crystal Grid Ritual for Intention Setting

    WHAT THE HECK IS A CRYSTAL GRID?! And why would you want to build one?! Crystal grids are site specific installations made of stone + other organic found objects arranged in circular or geometric patterns that are constructed in alignment with the directions + celestial bodies.  Stone circle building is an ancient art that harnesses the power of Earth intelligence + sacred geometry.  By implementing crystal grids in our personal or professional spaces, we can manifest our intentions with laser focus by using the crystal grid as a “broadcasting system.” Quartz crystals in particular are excellent at being programmed, storing information as well as transmitting frequencies.  Industrially, they have been used in radios, watches and computers for these...

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Tucson Gem Show Shopping Tips!

The Tucson Gem Show is my happy place!  I took my first trip out West to attend the gem show back in 2008.  Since then, I’ve built my jewelry business from the inspiration fueled by this amazing event!  Here are some of my top tips for attending the Tucson Gem Show:   1) Be prepared for extreme temperature swings.    Since Tucson is in the desert, it is usually warm and sunny during the day while your shopping and cold at night.  The temperature can really drop once the sun goes down! 2) Wear comfy shoes!!!  This is an absolute must!  The Gem Show is comprised of many shows that are scattered through out the city, and you’ll want to cover A...

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A Ritual to Welcome in the NEW DECADE!

Happy New Year!  And happy NEW DECADE! Isn't it amazing how the New Year inspires us to create better versions of ourselves?!  Then why, with all this new found inspiration do most of us lose traction on our progress towards our New Years Resolutions?!  I have a proposal....   Instead of making a New Years Resolution this year, try this Ritual instead!

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Happy Harvest Season! Grounded in Gratitude

Fall is my FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR!  It is a magical time of great change and great harvests.  You can feel it in the air as soon as you walk outside... the air is a little bit cooler and crisper.  You can see it when you look around.  All of the leaves on the trees start changing colors because the trees are sending their energy back into the roots in preparation for winter.  As the Autumn winds of change blow the leaves off of the trees, the trees teach us that it is a time of letting go to prepare for the darker more internal time of year.   As the days continue get shorter and we descend into the darkness, we also get...

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