Are you looking for ways to bring positive energy into your home these days?
I totally am!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and to those who are Motherly as Dr. Shefali said in her Viral Wisdom Day #31 today.
By the way, if you have not read her book it is a must have for every parent which I WISH I read years ago.
I completely did the best I could at the level of awakeness I was at but my son’s entire college experience would have been way different if I had read the book sooner!
One of the hardest parts of being a parent is letting go and trusting that either you did a good job or you didn’t.
There just comes a time when your child must be set free to find themselves.
As much as we want to hold on we just can’t get to that next level in the relationship ladder if we don’t let go.
I know it’s not easy!
The hardest and most rewarding job I have had to date has been being a mom to Quimes and Bella.
They literally teach me as much as I teach them which is so awesome!
I would not be the person I am today had it not been for them helping me grow and learn what unconditional love looks like.
They are literally my life and I am super grateful to be their mom.
This year Mother’s Day was super simple which I am all about these days.
I am so over all of the unnecessary crap that has accumulated in this house.
I got a Facetime call from my son in the morning and homemade breakfast from my daughter.
Then for an early dinner, we picked up Dirty Taco (support small businesses) which we ate at home and that was it.
Side note: My son totally owes me this dinner he made with Lindsey for her mom in North Carolina where they have been staying during quarantine!
For my happiness, I didn’t need any gifts although I did use Paypal money from eBay sales to purchase two crystals for twenty bucks this morning for myself. : ))
I am all about positive energy these days and purchased the Obsidian and Amethyst stone pendants that I can swap out of my Rose Quartz Boho Beautiful necklace I wear every day.
I would have purchased from Boho Beautiful but they have been sold out of these since quarantine.
Here are the meanings of the crystals for anyone wondering:
Rose Quartz: The gemstone of universal love and the heart chakra. Restores trust and harmony in relationships. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart chakra to unconditional love and positive energy, making it one of the most important gemstones for healing. It promotes love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing, and feelings of peace. It dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance invoking self-trust and self-worth.
Obsidian Stone Necklace: A truth-enhancing, protective stone, which forms a shield against negativity. It grounds you to the earth through the base chakra, absorbs negative energies from the environment, and strengthens you in times of need. It is helpful to highly sensitive people. It blocks psychic attacks and removes negative spiritual influences. Obsidian provides deep soul healing, it eliminates energy blocks and relieves tension. Obsidian anchors the spirit into the body. This stone stimulates growth on all levels.
Amethyst Stone Necklace: Healing Properties: Amethyst is a powerful, protective, and healing stone. It is one of the most effective crystals for healing people as it counteracts negative energies. Powerfully protective, wearing amethyst shields against psychic attack or ill-wishing. It recycles this heavy abrasive energy back to the Universe to be changed into positive, loving energy. It works hard to relieve obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, and negative thinking/programming. Amethyst healing properties also include acting as a natural form of stress relief by ridding your body of any negative emotions—feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, depression, and more.
My thought is I will swap out the stone depending on the energy I am needing for the day.
Just holding the stone in my hand while wearing it reminds me to love myself and stay in the moment.
I’ve been listening to Dr. Shefali who has a meditation group as well and she teaches to stay on the breath as a reminder to always be present and not go unconscious.
When you do go unconscious it’s is that time that you are triggered and revert to your toddler self.
You know what I’m talking about lol.
On that note here are the things I would LOVE if I was looking for gifts this Mother’s Day!
Like To Know It Board
Himalayan Salt Lamp– Love the modern look of this one.
Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Ambitious Women by Kate Northrup- I was introduced to Kate and her work on a Marie TV episode. I recently found out about virtual library cards and kindle books. My plan was to get the next book but this one is the only one the library had. I decided to just start here and get the next one after. Great read so far for the record.
Money, A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want by Kate Northrup- You can watch the Marie TV episode HERE for this book as well. This will be my next read after the Do Less book is finished.
Black Obsidian Pendant Necklace– Love everything about this. See above for the meaning and for the record black is for sure my go to color.
Amethyst Pendant Necklace– Purple used to be my daughter’s favorite color when she was at her first all-star cheer gym but it has since changed to Carolina Blue. Again see above for the meaning of this crystal.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Dry Shampoo– So this is because my scalp has been so dry lately! I bought this shampoo but then purchased this Tea Tree oil thinking that would help. I’m willing to try anything here people!
Amadi Floral Patterned Reusable Ear Loop Face Mask– Found some more super cute masks that are unique for anyone interested. Of course at Dirty Taco today which is around the corner, we were the only ones NOT wearing a mask. It just has not become a habit yet. Remember that whole post about that topic?
Pink Motivational Travel Cup– In case it was not clear from number ten I DO NOT DRINK ENOUGH WATER. It’s one of the things that is a daily struggle for me. I can do my Boho Beautiful every day but this I’m yet to conquer. As my good friend, Cheri would tell me ALL the time DRINK WATER!
Velvet Eye Mask– I started wearing an eye mask to sleep and it has now become a routine for me. I am a pretty sound sleeper but the mask really helps me have a good night’s sleep. It could just be mental but whatevs.
Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt– The #1 Daily Planner to Set Annual Goals, Increase Focus. I purchased this and used it for three months but now that I have the concept I’ve moved onto the less expensive version from Home Goods. The concept is to list out your top three goals of the day which honestly one per day is probably more effective for me. This is definitely another area that is a work in progress.
Braided Suede Journal– I started journaling as part of my morning routine and it has been so helpful in getting really clear on my goals. I highly recommend listing out those top 10 goals every morning. Learned this after reading Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. I also write out my top goal as Marie Forleo recommended in her book Everything Is Figureoutable.
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I’ve included a few extra face masks because there are just so many cute ones available.
Do let me know in the blog comments if you have a favorite!
I hope everyone had an awesome Mother’s Day full of Unicorns and Rainbows!
Stay healthy and well.
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