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What Is Shungite And How Do You Purify Water With It?

Shungite is around 2 billion or so years old. It’s black and is more than 98% carbon. And it’s the rarest type of carbon on the planet. It also contains trace amounts of fullerenes which is a molecule of carbon in the shape of a hollow sphere, tube and more. The spherical fullerenes are the…
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If Elon Musk and Grimes were Minerals, Which Would They Be?

We all know who Elon Musk is and whenever someone mentions his name, usually the planet Mars or Tesla comes to mind. He’s the genius who built SpaceX and never gave up on his dreams. I am a fan of his and since I write about gems and minerals (I make jewelry with them so…
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What Is Elon Musk’s Favorite Mineral?

  I simply adore Elon Musk. Not in a romantic sense, but as a role model. And, I kinda consider him a guardian angel. After all, he did share my old blog when I wrote him my open letter and even commented on one of my blog posts that I wrote about him and his…
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Tesla Rocks Mineral Edition: Morganite

I have a lot of love for Tesla and anything else Elon Musk does so I am starting a weekly #MineralMonday blog segment dedicated to Tesla by featuring a matching gem and mineral to a colored Tesla. Please note that unless otherwise stated, the photos are not mine.  I’m a blogging about the minerals I’ve…
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There’s A Reason Why We Celebrate; Music by @AlexBoyeReal

How Is Your Life Right Now?     It’s late, I just got off work. I am tired and it’s been a chaotic year. However, I haven’t let that get me down. I have a lot to be grateful for and I count all my blessings. No, I don’t. There are too many to count,…
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Selenite Power Triangle Pendant

  This was a dreamy piece for me to design. I started with copper and wrapped copper into a coil around it to make it thicker. Then I shaped it into a triangle. Once the shape was set I lined it on the inside with selenite by weaving the copper around it–a silvery plated copper…
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Bending, Not Breaking. I am Thankful that I am Here. #Thanksgiving.

Today is the day before Thanksgiving. It’s 2018 and the past year has been intense to the say the least. A year ago, I was happily married, just surviving from losing a lot to Harvey and trying to move forward. My, now former, husband was working a new job and we, I thought, were happy.…
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3 People Who Inspire Me To Be A Better Person

Growing up, I really didn’t have many role models. My mother was the main influence and she was dealing with the horrors of her own life–being rejected by family, PTSD, and homelessness. Eventually, like many of my peers, I followed music groups here and there, but unlike my peers I always hid out in libraries…
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Why 18 Million People Are Meditating Daily

When you think of the word, ‘meditate’, yoga and chanting often comes to mind, but did you know that we all meditate daily? Yes, it is true that what you focus on becomes bigger. When you worry about the bills, they become more urgent and when you put that focus on that, you miss solutions…
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Quartz Crystal

Quartz is the second most abundant mineral on the planet and it’s made up of silicon dioxide. The mineral class simply means the chemical composition of a mineral and quartz is classed as a silicate. It is also widely known as the ‘Master Healer.’ This lovely crystal has a hardness of 7 and a triagonal…
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