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THE JEWELRY PROJECT

The inspiration came from a simple sandalwood prayer mala, a graduation gift from my swami. I loved wearing this mala and my yoga students often asked where they could get one too. The idea formed to develop a piece of jewelry which would act as a talisman; to bring the wearer comfort and a reminder to connect to spirit throughout the day. The design was named Serenity Beads.

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NATURE'S MALA: RUDRAKSHA

While I have always known this special seed (bead) holds sacredness— I didn’t know it is believed to provide good support for those who are constantly on the move and sleep in a variety of places. This natural bead is claimed to create a cocoon made of your own energy. The belief stems from holy men and women who were constantly moving, traditionally never supposed to rest their heads in the same place twice.

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YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND

I also believe the word friendship can represent the idea of supporting those who need it most. So in celebration of and in thanksgiving for friendships of all types, my guru friend Elizabeth Irvine and I have collaborated on a special bracelet that we named the Mitra bracelet. Mitra means friendship in Sanskrit. I believe we are all here to help one another and Elizabeth and I wanted to create an object that symbolizes supportive, loving energy.

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GUEST BLOGGER: HOLLY CRAWFORD, GILT CITY SERENDIPITY

GILT City Serendipity: Introducing guest blogger, Holly Crawford

And that moment’s click brought me to you now. My editor liked the pitch and assigned me the article, so I had the good fortune to sit down with Elizabeth for coffee one morning. Little did I know it would turn into lunchtime as hours elapsed like minutes, and it would be the start of a special friendship. They say there are no accidents, and I’m a believer. She came into my life at the exact right moment with her calming voice and valuable perspective on everything from affirmations to meditation.

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