Pink Amethyst

                                   Pink Amethyst Geode

Pink amethyst has the energy of both the pink and purple rays of the quartz family and is one of those crystals that just makes my heart sing.

It has a gentle, slow and soothing energy that resonates with the heart and crown chakras, opening and connecting heart healing with our highest selves.

It is associated with the element of air.

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Memories of a Sunday Night Dinner on a Cool Autumn Evening in Brooklyn

It never ceases to amaze me how food or a scent can bring back a flood of memories. My childhood friend shared a post on Facebook with a photograph of Sfogliatelle pastry. I was instantly taken back to a cool autumn evening in Brooklyn. I was 5 years old, laying in bed after a Sunday dinner of macaroni with meatballs and sweet sausages and hot sausages listening to my parents and grandparents playing cards, sipping their coffee, and eating Italian pastries as they chain smoked cigarettes.

A Bathing Ritual: Bath Salts, Crystals, & Essential Oils

Water is an essential element to our physical and emotional well-being. Bathing soothes sore muscles, calms the nervous system, releases muscle tension, lifts your spirit, opens your pores, encourages digestion, softens your skin, promotes a restful sleep and eases symptoms of a cold or flu. 

Epsom salt has magnesium in it and magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies.

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Crystals and Rituals

In this fast passed world that we live in I think it is vitally important for our overall well being to connect with nature. Being in nature and working with crystals are two of my favorite ways to do that.

Rituals are ways to mark transitions in our lives and through the seasons. They are ways to honor the cycles in life.

Crystals encompass all of the elements, earth, water, air and fire. By having crystals in my home and working with them I can tap into nature no matter what season it is. Sweet!

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Boji Stones, Pop Rocks, Kansas Pop Rocks, Shaman Stone… A Rose By Any Other Name…

To paraphrase Shakespeare’s “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” , A Boji Stone by any other name would be a Boji Stone.

Let’s get out of the way the fact that I am completely perplexed when something from Mother Nature is trademarked. Boji Stones are the trademarked and the most well known name for these stones that are found in Kansas. They are also known as Kansas Pop Rocks, Pop Rocks, Moqui Marble (though I think Moqui Stones actually differ slightly), or Shaman Stones. The trademarked stones marketed and sold as Boji Stones are sold with their own, “birth certificate” and cost considerably more. Now that , that is out of the way, I will refer to these stones in a general way as Pop Rocks.

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