31 May

GOLDENROD

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GOLDENROD

At the Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area, there is a field of goldenrod, which bloomed several weeks ago as Mother Nature’s hello as spring finally arrived. More than 100 species of goldenrod exist, and 26 of them can be found in West Virginia. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to frolic around with these […]

24 May

MALAS

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MALAS

I was first introduced to malas several years into my yoga practice. I had been practicing regularly, and noticed many of my teachers had malas, little piles of beads sitting at the corner of their mat during practice or gracefully flowing down their chests. After experiencing such strong emotions through meditation and prayer on my […]

12 May

EMERALDS

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EMERALDS

Since May is the beginning of wedding season, now is the time to take advantage of a clear heart chakra. Emeralds are often used in engagement rings, as well, as they retain a strong vibration that enhances a loving energy for years to come. Emeralds aid in this balance, as well as promoting love and strong […]

9 April

MY MANTRA

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MY MANTRA

Thank You for this body, this practice, and this life. A mantra is something you repeat during prayer or meditation, or live it as your life’s philosophy. It is something sacred and personal to every human, and whatever it is, it’s reflective of your innermost heart and life. I have a few mantras, but this […]

5 April

MALACHITE

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MALACHITE

It’s that time of year. The time of year when no one can tell if I’m bawling my eyes out or just having an allergy attack, aka the time of year when eye makeup is futile. I specifically set out to find a crystal that would help with allergies, and ran across malachite. Because it helps […]