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My dad advise for a bright start

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My dad advise for a bright start

All you need is love, is true but also we need a bright start to make the most of the day, how to do it? Well sometimes is easier to say than to do it but the secret is simplicity: make a routine that will transform into a habit – a positive one-

My dad has this great recipe: Every morning he wakes up take a deep breath and relax, he opens his mind and think of an intention to set in motion that day. Simple huh?

My dad has always told me to try to stick to the intention during the day, without pressuring myself for not doing it or feeling like I’m down the road no matter how hard I’m trying. When the day is not going as “intended” my dad advise is to go back to the moment of waking up:  take a DEEP BREATH and relax, open your mind and think of the intention to set in motion THAT DAY, is like a reboot, a moment to take ourselves out of the equation and see things differently without changing the goal to achieve.

Apart of the intention, we can use the help of Mother Earth with gemstones to remind us of our intention of the day and to align our energy with the Universe and manifest, take a look of what to use for each purpose:

  • Abundance. Amber, green jade and chalcedony inspiration for good fortune and financial guidance manifestation.
  • Power. Aquamarine, amethyst and rose quartz inspiration for courage and fierce protection.
  • Passion. Coral, red jasper and chalcedony inspiration for love and passion.
  • Courage. Carnelian, hematite and clear quartz inspiration for conflict resolution and justice.
  • Wisdom. Lapis Lazuli, smoky quartz and pewter inspiration for manifesting our goals.
  • Romantic beauty. Moonstone, rose quartz and green jade inspiration for feminine grace and confidence.
  • Hope. Amethyst, strawberry quartz and rose quartz inspiration for healing, protection and bliss.

Although I have been married for over a decade and live 3,000 miles away, my dad keeps calling me from time to time just to check on me if “I’m still breathing my bright start”.

My dad is a 68 year old optimistic guy who tells the worst jokes in the planet, he loves cup cakes and sweeties but he can’t eat them so he only dreams of them or cheat every time he can, he cheers you up and make your heart runs wild with famous quotes, he is always there when I need him, his favorite flower is jazmin and he is a History channel number 1 fan.

Love you dad.

From after school activity to girls’ biz

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From after school activity to girls’ biz

Sunday morning, my favorite espresso at hand, browsing the web for some amazing story to find, or some inspiration to arrive, maybe blogs to reblog, but nothing felt like “right” at that moment.

Out of the blue my daughter Fiona stomped down the stairs, hugged me and after trying to look over the iPad and figure out what was I doing, she finally asked: “mom, have you written about how we got into this?”.

I realized that I haven’t done so.

So, here it goes the story about how an after school activity for my daughters and bonding time with mom (that’s me!)  evolved into a girls’ biz adventure:

My daughter Fiona and me love to design, create and transform what ever we have at hand, we try to spend our few free afternoons doing crafts, specially jewelry. My little one, Miranda between cartwheel and monkey jumps stops by to bead little tiny charms that are almost invisible to my eyes or made patterns inspired by the latest animal she has read about.

The next day the bracelets are gone and in the hands of friends, theirs and mine… We made the bracelets everyday as a reminder of faith and spirit, thinking of each person and trait, we included little words that reminded our friends their awesomeness, their beauty and of course that whatever sadness was going on it shall pass.

When our real family business started to slowdown, my girls and I decided to make our hobby an e-commerce start up. We presented the “girls biz plan” to my husband, he reviewed it and supported us all the way. He jumped right in teaching us how to upload files, web sites, domains, e-commerce and of course sales!

What started as an after school activity, a mother-daughter bonding time type, has evolved into an adventure for the entire family, a fun and marvelous endeavor called Mia Joia that has brought my family even closer than we were before.

Pure bliss.

Tarot Inspiration

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Tarot Inspiration

I was looking for inspiration today after buffing and sanding for almost three hours some pieces of jewelry, looking at them and thinking to myself “I wish I’ll be a lizard, maybe my fingers could grow back again!” My fingers were so soared and numbed for all the work, and at the end I was so frustrated because the pieces I was making didn’t end up as I expected, they were completely opposite to what I designed, the colors went wrong after baking the clay, some of them cracked, all my efforts clashed with a reality wall, my pieces were ruined and no matter how much effort I was using to “fix” them, at the end they were not good and I had to toss it all away.

I was so frustrated, and of course when you feel frustrated your creative side just shuts down, so after cleaning my working table and going back to square one –an empty space- I decided to browse some podcasts looking to find some inspiration in some of the episodes that I have on Tarot, healing, affirmations, crystals, angels, Bible. There I was listening to “The Language of Tarot” podcast when suddenly the episode just stops, like a glitch on the download you know? So I tapped on it several times to see if it came back or something, but instead of the episode I was listening a new podcast showed and started to play, odd isn’t it?

A random episode of the “Toronto Tarot Portal” started to play with Andrew McGregor and James Wells presenting the episode of Tarot and Meditation these 2 guys are amazing, marvelous, I never felt so relaxed with their tone of voice, they are Tarot professionals with a great idea of just teaching the Tarot not as a crystal ball to see into the future or an oracle, what I understood of the episode is how to be connected to the cards, how to visualize and meditate with the Tarot, and how the Tarot can be present in your life.

As I was listening to these guys and their knowledge on different card decks, their experience, how they connect a question to a card, not as a blunt answer but rather as how can you improve your life in order to get into a certain point, how can you use your inner strength and inner talents to achieve them, I realized that I have had working on different pieces without even paying attention, just enjoying my moment.

I really recommend you the “Toronto Tarot Portal” if you are into Tarot, meditation and visualization, Andrew and James have a great tone of voice, eloquent vocabulary and great examples.

Here are some of the things I created meanwhile I was listening to the podcast I hope you like it, and be blessed!

necklace 3 for web necklace 4 complete necklace 2 detail Bracelet 3a Bracelet 5b Bracelet 2a