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The Goddess of Bad-Assery

A spiritual mentor we'd like to celebrate in honor of Earth Day and Mother's Day is the Indian Goddess Durga is a force for our time! In Sanskrit (the oldest known language), Durga means "a fort" or "a place that is difficult to overrun," an apt metaphor for this deity's protective superpowers that eliminate suffering.  Durga is considered the protective mother of the universe by the Hindu. She is one of the faith's most revered deities, a protector of all that is good and harmonious in the world. Sitting astride a lion or tiger, the multi-limbed Durga battles the forces of evil in the world. We commemorate her here in our delicate sterling or bronze necklace that features a lovely primitive Durga relic from India. Durga's Appearance...

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Didn't Stick the Landing ... This Time

                                 “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” Brene Brown, quoted from the podcast Magic Lessons, Season 1, Episode 12 Brene Brown happened to utter this line within the first few minutes of the podcast and I was hooked. I was equally stunned and captivated by the rest of the conversation between Brown and the podcast host, Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of BIg Magic and Eat, Pray, Love). The overriding theme was that of vulnerability and courage and what really hit home was when Gilbert and Brown started talking about inspiration and failure. Both women have had their share of personal...

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New Beginnings

"What you seek is seeking you" ~ Rumi - Bronze and silver Shiva bracelet with lotus bud drop, representing New Beginnings, Renewal and Enlightenment When was the last time you walked through a new door? Was it New Year’s Day? Was it the day your child was born? Was it the day you were married—or divorced? Perhaps the day you quit your job? What did it feel like? A breath of fresh air? A lightened load and spring in your step? A wider, expanded sky above you? I’m feeling all of that and more. Today I’m happily announcing a new beginning. Because today I am recommitting myself to the artist within me, my craft, my jewelry. Today is a sigh...

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