Are you familiar with stones/crystals and their healing properties? I wasn't very aware until a few years ago. I believe in all types of holistic healing. Nowadays, doctors have become pill pushers and it actually feels really unhealthy; especially when referring to qualms that would easily be dealt with in more natural manners.
While I wouldn't try to cure "life or death" issues with stones, essential oils, or things alike, I do believe that they each bring their own types of healing.
I'm about to start a crazy journey; going back to school on a full-time schedule all while keeping my full-time career and a home always full of happenings. And boy, do I know stress and worry are going to fill my mind. However, I want to make sure I do not put my ambitions aside simply due to being an overthinker.
When @erineshuman listed this Howlite beads bracelet on @artfulviolet , I looked into the healing properties of Howlite because I had never heard or this stone before. Once I read up, I was sold. Howlite is a calming stone. It helps soothe an overactive mind to combat insomnia. It helps with clarifying your ambitions and get to their achievement. It strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge. Promotes patience and helps eliminating rage, pain and stress, calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression. All little things I can use in my pocket as a "going-back-to-school-working-mama." I also got her 'No Mud, No Lotus' cuff bracelet because it felt as an appropriate reminder to stay headstrong and keep on moving forward, with this journey I'm about to undertake. "Thich Nhat Hang, Vietnamese Buddhist Spiritual leader has said, "No mud, No lotus". Without suffering through the mud, you cannot find the happiness of the lotus. Without grit, there is no pearl. [...] When we're creating change, there will be mud and all its discomfort and messiness."-Lois Kelly, forbes.com
P.S. Earring Peek-a-Boo ~ I absolutely love these @artfulviolet Royal Blue Palm Leather Earrings that were sent along everything else. - 40 minutes ago