Botryoidal Malachite

Malachite is known as a stone of transformation that has been mined and used in many art forms for a millennia. It is considered a “common ” mineral that is comprised of over 50% copper content. It often grows with azurite and chrysocolla , all of which are secondary copper minerals.

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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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