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Why do Yoga?

July 6, 2009

Someone asked me the other day why I create yoga and chakra jewerly.  Good question I responded and answered with—  I began designing yoga and chakra jewelry as a way to support my own yoga practice.  The next question followed, why do you do yoga?  Even bigger question.  Lots of answers came to mind, but the next day I received this email from my friends at  Pathways This description of yoga really helps explain why yoga is so important to my life and why I love creating jewelry to help inspire the yoga path.   Why Yoga? Developed in India, yoga is a spiritual practice that has been evolving for the last 5,000 years or so. The original yogis were reacting, in part, to India’s ancient Vedic religion, which emphasized rituals. The yogis wanted a direct spiritual experience — one on one — not symbolic ritual. So they developed yoga. Yoga means […]

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Manifesting with Crystals

June 24, 2009

  I am giving a presentation tomorrow night, Thursday June 25, on Manifesting with Crystals. This event is being sponsored  by the Purple Phoenix  It will be held at the Asante Center in Durango Colorado. I’ll be talking about how to use gemstones in our everyday lives to manifest the quality of life we desire.  The secret is out, we create our own realities.  Gemstones are wonderful tools to assist us in setting intention, finding focus and bringing our desires and dreams into form.  We  are more powerful than we recognize.  We are powerful creative beings.   In order to manifest we have to see life as we want it, not how it is.  We give our attention and our intention to what we prefer.  This is where gemstones can come in to help us. Gemstones are energy in form.  They can carry our intentions and desires into form.   If […]

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How to Balance the Root Chakra: wear a gemstone anklet!

June 8, 2009

Having trouble staying focused?  Is your mind wondering all over the place?  Not  sure where you are? So many changes in life have you wondering who you are? These are uncertain times for sure and our very survival seems to be threatened.  No wonder it is hard to keep grounded when the very ground we walk upon is shaking. The root chakra is all about money, jobs, how we  make our living, survival, our connection to the earth, nature and the physical world around us. It has to do with the material plane.  This is where we feel balanced as we walk on the earth.  If you have issues related to survival in the physical world or need energy and vitality,  consider holding some chakra balancing gemstones like Garnet and Hematite. Better yet wear a Chakra Balancing gemstone anklet with Garnet & Hematite, available on our web site at: I’ve just […]

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Balancing the Chakras with Gemstones and Flower Essences

June 1, 2009

I attended  a workshop on the healing power of flower essences and the chakra energy system this weekend with Rhonda PallasDowney, the author of ” The Healing Power of Flowers”. Rhonda shared wonderful information on seven different flower essences, their healing qualities and how they relate to balancing the chakra energy system. I’ve used flower essences over the years and even make my own flower essences using the flowers that grow here in Colorado as well as those in my yard in the Florida Keys.  Spending time with the flowers, getting to know their energies and “listening” to them brings me out into nature and strengthens my connection to Mother Earth. It was fun for me to relate this information on the flower essences to the chakra energy system and extend that information into the world of gemstones. I’ve been teaching classes on the healing power of gemstones and the chakras for […]

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Crystals, Gemstones and Goddess Jewelry

May 25, 2009

I love creating Goddess jewelry.  I am always on the look out for goddess pendants to use in my goddess necklaces. I enjoy working with gemstones that are associated with the goddess and the energies of the sacred divine feminine. Some of my favorite goddess stones are: Moonstone- It is associated with the feminine and is called “The Goddess Stone”. It can enhance the intuitive side of the mind. Moonstone has been used to connect with the energy and power of the moon. Amazonite- It offers us a place of quiet compassion. It encourages us to release self judgment and connect to our own power with joy and confidence. It is an empowering stone and can provide inner fulfillment when we recognize the power we hold within. Garnet- Is known as a feminine energy stone. It stimulates the root chakra and the heart, allowing for manifestation of one’s heart felt desires in the […]

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Gemstone Jewelry Inspired by Nature

May 16, 2009

I am en-route from my winter home in the Florida Keys to my summer home in southwest  Colorado.  Driving through this great big country, I am in awe of the beauty of nature I see passing before me.  As I look out the window I see lots and lots of color. Mostly green.  All shades of green.  I begin to associate the colors with the energy of gemstone beads and before I know it am designing gemstone necklaces in my mind.  I am seeing the light yellow green of Peridot mixing with a deeper shade of Green with Jade add in some brown pearls and the field of freshly planted corn comes alive in a new gemstone necklace.  More Peridot now added with yellow citrine reflects the green pasture that is beaming with yellow flowers. The sky has been stormy for some of this trip and I am reminded of  […]

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Celebrate Buddha’s Birth: Meditate!

May 8, 2009

This full Moon, May 9th, is one of the most auspicious dates in the Tibetan Buddhist Calendar. The May full moon is known as Wesak, the celebration of the birth and Ascension of Gautama Buddha and the enlightened consciousness of the Buddha within humanity. It is an excellent time to do meditation practice, as the benefits and merit for all sentient beings are exponentially multiplied.   Many teachers say it is a time when all the Masters of all beliefs are present. At this time we have the ability to access sacred knowledge, a deeper understanding of universal law, and a higher consciousness. An opening is created through the veil of obscurity, and we have an opportunity to actually see and know the true nature of things.   I will be practicing the Prajna Paramita practice with the Key West Tara Mandala Sangha. This practice is often called the “short […]

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What to do with a Crystal & Gemstone Collection?

May 2, 2009

I think I may have found a new sideline to my work- “Crystal and Gemstone appraiser“. All this week  I’ve been helping a friend sort through, identify and price a large crystal and gemstone collection she recently acquired. She came to me and asked, “ What do I do with this amazing  Crystal collection my friend needs to let go of?”  I knew I could help and have some fun at the same time. The collection contains a wide variety of beautiful gemstones and crystals which need pricing so that they can be re- sold. We have been sorting through many polished stones as well as rough mineral specimens like Malachite, Chrysocolla, Apache Tears. When a large perfect Aquamarine crystal turned up I knew the previous owner was a serious collector as this one stone is valued at more than $400.00. Mix in some Tourmalines and this gemstone collection is […]

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What are you doing for Earth day?

April 21, 2009

In honor of Earth Day, April 22 I am going to celebrate this great planet Earth with a meditation using the gemstone Chrysocolla.  Chrysocolla is a beautiful Turquoise blue- green gemstone that reminds us of  the earth when viewed from outer space. It is known as  a stone for healing the Earth.  Chrysocolla’s vibration is closely attuned to the Earth and can bring us into a empathic connection to Mother Earth.   Focusing attention on our Mother Earth we can send out healing energy for all living beings, for all Earth’s creatures great and small, for the land, for the water for the natural beauty and bounty that the Earth offers each and everyone of us. While holding a Chryscocolla I will pray for healing and send out thoughts of love and appreciation.    What are you doing for Earth Day? Plant some seeds Breathe in the beauty of nature Show you […]

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Crystal Readings at Key West Island Alchemy

April 15, 2009

On Saturday April 18th I will be in Key West Florida at Island Alchemy offering crystal readings from 2-6pm. Crystal readings are similar to other forms of readings, like Tarot. A person chooses 3 gemstones from my bag of stones by feeling for an energy connection with the stone. I begin to focus on the crystal’s energy and it’s specific meaning. I will share information on how that energy can help in your everyday life. The stones offer messages and are tools to assist us in bringing balance to our lives.   During a reading, crystals provide information and insight that may help answer questions about love, career, happiness or any other area of daily life. Each semi-precious gemstone radiates a different energy and has it’s own unique vibration. The way the stones resonate with you helps you learn about yourself , as well as helps you to identify what […]

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