Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Selfcare And Self Respect: Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Some days are harder than others. Some days we barely feel like we have time to breath, let alone take a moment for ourselves.
Some days we are struggling to just accomplish our list of MUST do's, let alone do one more thing or want for anyone, including ourselves.

Some days our budget is stretched so thin there is not even one cent left for what we need, let alone what we want. A massage is lovely-if you have the money to spare!

If you don't, know you are not alone.
You are not the only one without a spare thin dime.
You are not the only one who cannot breathe until all the "things are done."
You are not the only one who forgot to eat in your rush to "do it all."
You are not the only one that cannot even begin to think of what you need to do for anyone, including yourself.

These are the days that you feel overwhelmed, unappreciated and often like you are just not enough.

Oh, but you are; you are enough.

Instead of focusing on what you need, want or cannot get to, acknowledge all that you DO get done; all that has come up that day or week or even month. Acknowledge that you are enough, because if you were to get everything on that growing list of obligations you would need an assistant, a cook, a maid, a nurse, a babysitter, a pet sitter and a team of landscapers to get everything you want done and finished. Acknowledge yourself and that you are doing the best that you can each day.

I like to use "I did it lists" rather than "to do" lists. It flips things around and shows you what you have accomplished.

Recognizing, acknowledging, appreciating and  the world and yourself as you are right in this 
moment is self-care. On a daily basis offer yourself the deepest respect for what you have done, what you do each day and for what you give. Even on those days when it feels like you can't do one more thing remember to take part in this practice.

In practicing self-respect, (which is the most important part of self-care that ever was, is or ever shall be) you recognize and honor all that you do, even when it feels like it is not enough. 

That is enough. That is self-care.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Metaphysical and Physical Qualities of Black Onyx

Metaphysical and Physical Qualities of Black Onyx

Name: Black Onyx
Also Known as: Onyx, 
Family: Chalcedony, agate
Hardness: 6.5-7
Black Onyx Crystal Healing Bracelet available in my Etsy Shop!
Black Onyx Crystal Healing Bracelet
  • Elements: Fire, Earth
  • Month: July, December
  • Astrological: Leo, Capricorn, Gemini
  • Planet: Mars, Saturn
  • Number: 6,1,5,9
  • Chakra: Root Chakra, Solar Plexus, Third Eye

Health/Wellness: addictions, alcohol abuse, allergies, birthing, childhood, strengthens structural system of bones, ovaries, obesity, healing wounds, eye and ear problems, boosts general endurance, strengthens skin, nails, hair and teeth, promotes vigor, epilepsy, skin ailments, glaucoma, cell damage, blood disorders

Folklore/Magical Uses: Stimulate grounding, concentration, self mastery, self discipline, intuition, increase inner strength, absorbs and transforms negative energy, enhance decision making skills, end unhappy relationships, encourage healthy egotism, fortify self confidence, heighten one’s instincts and intuition, balance female and male polarities, protection against black magic, wards off negativity, enhance productivity, break undesirable habits, alleviate stress and worries, build emotional stability, balance the emotional roller coaster, self control, help one be at ease with surroundings, banish grief, encourage good fortune and happiness, enhance awareness of the higher energies and spirits

Notable: The stone derives its name from the Latin word Onyx meaning fingernail or claw due to its flesh tone color that bears striking resemblance to a fingernail.

The information given here is not meant to replace the advice of your doctor and is intended for general use. It is not meant nor intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease/condition.  Please discuss any health problem or concern you may have with your doctor and call 9-1-1 or proceed to the nearest emergency department if you believe you may be experiencing a medical emergency.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Pisces Traits, Crystals and Gemstones

Pisces Info Plus Crystals and Gemstones to Help Balance Pisces Energy

Dates: February 19 - March 20
Sanskrit Name: Meen मीन (means a pair of fish swimming in the opposite directions)
Symbol: Fish

Monday, February 6, 2017

Aquarius Traits, Crystals and Gemstones

Aquarius Info Plus Crystals and Gemstones to Help Balance Aquarian Energy

Dates: January 20- February 19
Sanskrit Name: Kumbha कुंभ (means the bearer of the water pot)
Symbol: Water Bearer

Friday, January 20, 2017

Capricorn Traits, Crystals and Gemstones

Capricorn Info Plus Crystals and Gemstones to Help Balance Capricorn Energy

For those born: December 21 to January 19
Sanskrit Name: Makar मकर (means a sea goat, vahana or vehicle of God) Kamdeva, Varuna and Goddess Ganga
Symbol: Sea Goat

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holly-Daze: What is happening at DHD, specials, sales and more!

Yummy angora socks were 1 item in last month's box!
I find it hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us. I am, and have been, behind since about June. I think. I can’t be sure without really looking at things and I just don’t have the time, and if I am honest, I don’t really have the inclination either! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

FaerieCon 2016 is coming! Get your FREE tickets!

It seems so long since I last put out a blog! So much has happened that I don't even know where to start. My subscription box launched, shows were done over the summer months and I left one position behind while finding a new path that allows me to help out a friend and gives me a little stability to boot. 
Filigree Moon Pendant and Sterling Chain
was part of the October Box

Monday, May 23, 2016

Gemini Traits, Crystals and Gemstones

Gemini Info Plus Crystals and Gemstones to Help Balance Gemini Energy.

Sanskrit Name : Mithun  मिथुन (means pairing, twins or pair of children.)
Symbol: Twins

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pantone 2016 Spring Colors

Pantone is telling us it is all about pastels. I am not sure if I would call Snorkel Blue a true pastel but it does blend well with everything in the rest of the lineup. I have to say I am loving this seasons more muted palette. I really prefer these colors over some of the wild neons that have come into play in the past few seasons. Enjoy them while they are here or if you prefer those wilder colors hang onto them! No telling when they will come around again.

“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel 
 free to express a wittier version of our real selves.”
 Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

Saturday, May 7, 2016

10 Gorgeous Ways to Wear a Head Scarf

A great video with 10 classy and modern ways to wear a scarf to accent your hair-or just keep it off your face for the next few months as spring turns to summer! These are some of the prettiest and easy ways to style your scarf, bandana or other head wrap that are seriously flattering for one and all.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Crystal Formations: What is a Self-healed Crystal?

Self-healed crystals have been broken off or damaged  at some time butn they begin to grow again after that damage occurs. It may take thousands of years for the crystal to heal but it does so quite successfully and continues to grow larger. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

How to wear a scarf 15 different ways...

I am getting the premiere subscription boxes for DHD ready to be shipped out in the next few days or so. April 10 is the cut-off date to order and I hope to have everything out the door for April 15th or so. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Gemstones for Anniversaries

Gemstone Correspondences for Wedding Anniversaries

Gifts have traditionally been given for wedding anniversaries since The Roman Empire. In 1922 Emily Post became the first person to publish a list of suggested anniversary gifts according to the year of the anniversary. At that time she posted suggestions for the first, fifth, tenth, fifteenth, twentieth, twenty-fifth and fiftieth years of marriage. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Introducing the Happy Dancing Dragonfly!

The Happy Dancing Dragonfly-a symbol of life's twists and turns!
Life has so many twists and turns and while some come upon us unexpectedly there are others that come after much contemplation, soul searching and, finally, planning. This is the kind that I am talking about today: contemplation that became a soul search and finally a plan that has born a whole new happy pathway for both myself ,and Dawn Hill Designs.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016