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Energy Driven Mask Launch w/ Healing Stones+5 Steps to Safe Covid Dating by an Ordained Minister

Rev. Gillian V Harris, M.S.P., a Metaphysical Consultant, Minister and Intention Coach who performs Conscious Decoupling Ceremonies, has developed achecklist for safe pandemic-era dating and launched ‘Energy Driven’ masks promoting conscious use of words, images, colors, precious gems and crystals as part of mask etiquette & wardrobeBelow are some more tid bits on her recent developments:

The Mask Diva:

Whether a mask is lined, filtered, has a wire nose bridge, just as important are the energy factors that play into the creation of our lives. Use thegems to accessorize your mask, lift your mood and assist in your manifestations.

Color, for instance: “Blue is communication, Self Expression, Safety… The darker the blue the more authoritative it and the more sterile it becomes. The lighter the blue, the warmer and more tranquil it becomes. There’s also green in the hue: a heart chakra color; compassion, gravity toward positivity while negativity is dissolved. The image of regal stature of royal blue is real. The stone Turquoise takes on these color qualities but also enhances the journey to self-realization, inner wisdom, exercising will-power and speaking one’s truth with grace and ease!”

LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Created a ‘Covid-19 era Coupling Agreement’ for people to use with each other to trigger quality conversation and consideration about whether sex is in the cards for them right now.
  • Launched a survey to learn how many are willing to take a chance and touch despite Covid-19.
  • List of suggestions on how to turn the tide on the growing touch deprivation happening as a result of Covid-19 and ways people are getting ahealthy amount of touch while avoiding the pandemic. 
  • 5 Steps to Safe Covid-Era Dating by an Ordained Minister with a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology. 

  1. Identify a covid-19 conscious person with whom you share mutual attraction 
  2. Get tested for COVID if you have not done so already.
  3. Share the results of your negative testing with your partner. When you get a covid-19 test, the information is emailed to you and you can show this to them on your phone or computer.
  4. Sign The Covid-Era Coupling Agreement
  5. Revisit agreement at 30, 90 and 180 day marks.

It is possible to connect with another one and forge an alliance that allows for touchy, maskless camaraderie throughout this Covid-19 episode. Touching is mega healthy, increases immune strength AND sex is a whole other level of touch + also has massive benefits for human health emotionally, psychologically and physiologically- a necessity for health, rather than just a pleasure Touch deprivation and its effects are real. The WAY HIGH SUICIDE rate during Covid-19 is also real. The high rate of Covidaphobia to the point of needing emergency psychological assistance/hospitalized treatment and observation is also real. What if there was a way to proceed in a healthy fashion? ENTER conscious creation of small tribes.  

For more information, please visit www.GillianHarrisWorldwide.com and themaskdiva.com 

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Sigfus Designs: The Jewelry Brand Embracing Inclusivity with American-Sourced Materials..

It is never too early to shop around for beautiful and unique holiday gifts. Local designs always catch my eyes more than the market brands since myself is an artist, I love artistic products. Today, I would love to introduce a jewelry brand that has very unique and cute designs. It is not only good for the holiday gifts, but also for birthdays, anniversaries or any other reasons. Sigfús Designs creates fun and whimsical pieces that are as uplifting as they are lightweight to wear. In these tough times, this jewelry designer believes no matter how hard life can get, a bold pop of color and a beautiful statement piece can be just what you need to take on the day — no matter who you are.

Handmade in Tucson, Arizona, this earring-focused collection is a little bit desert, a little bit retro, and a whole lot of rock and roll. More importantly, Sigfús Designs is an all-inclusive brand. Meaning that every ethnicity, size, shape, etc. can truly rock these trendy pieces.

Sigfús Designs offers the earrings that look ceramic but are actually made out of American-sourced polymer clay. Why use this material? Not only is it lightweight to wear, but it’s very durable with less chance of breaking. 

Sigfús Designs owner and maker Lauren Valenzuela sees polymer clay like an artist does a blank canvas. She makes each piece of clay into a unique accessory and even mixes her own colors using spices such as Turmeric and alcohol ink. Some earrings also incorporate resin, wood, lucite, wire, and other elements.

Some of her best-selling earring styles include:

· Large Wishbone 

· Stella 

· Moonchild Dangles

Sigfús Designs is sold in over 200 shops and boutiques nationwide as well as overseas. For more information, visit https://www.sigfusdesigns.com/.

My Favorite styles:

PNEUMA ARCH
$28

The earrings are made of polymer clay and brass, they are light on the ear and finished with titanium, nickel-free ear posts. All earrings are designed and made in my Arizona studio. Please mind the handmade nature of all Sigfús jewelry, slight variations may occur compared to the picture.

LARGE WISHBONE EARRINGS
$40

Measurements
2.75 inches height x .1.5 inches width

The earrings are made of polymer clay, they are light on the ear and finished with titanium, nickel-free ear posts. All earrings are designed and made in Lauren’s Arizona studio. Please mind the handmade nature of all the jewelry, slight variations may occur compared to the picture.

About Sigfús Designs:

Founded by Tucson, Arizona native Lauren Valenzuela in 2018, her brand name Sigfús is a family name that traces back to her Icelandic roots, paying homage to her lineage. Lauren began working with polymer clay and her craft has only expanded. As a believer in diversity and inclusivity she takes her restaurant and foodie background with her into the jewelry making process adding turmeric, black pepper, and dried herbs to her designs. Her business is also community-oriented offering business mentoring and online classes.

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A Super Lightweight Packable Vest Suitable for Multipurpose Outdoor Activities

Throughout Scandinavia there is a saying: there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Aktiv is your view into different aspects of Scandinavia.

You will find Scandinavian clothes from Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden that are above all, excellent quality, beautifully designed, responsibly produced, and durable. This is not disposable clothing, it is warmth, or coziness, sometimes fitted, sometimes relaxed, but always there for when you need to Exert.Explore.Exhale.

It is always nice to have a vest in men’s closet – you can go hiking with it, go camping with it or even just leave it at your backyard, you will need it a lot of times when the weather turns a little chill.

Even in the Summer, I mean now it’s still August, here in San Diego, when Ryan and I have an early morning walk around 7am, it is not really a SUMMER weather. Around 65 degree, we do need something to keep warm. A lightweight vest is the perfect choice.

Men’s Helium Vest

PEAK PERFORMANCE

A super lightweight packable vest suitable for multipurpose outdoor activities. Can be used both as an outer vest & under a shell jacket.

  • Two zippered hand pockets
  • Elastic binding at hem & armholes
  • Hanger loop

Peak Performance is very close to American sizing. The best bet is to stay with your normal size or go up one if you prefer more room.

Fabric & Care

  • Wash Warm with similar colors
  • No Bleach
  • Tumbledry LOW
  • Do Not Dry Clean
  • Do not use softener
  • Close zippers before wash
  • Remove garment promptly after wash
  • Tumble dry with tennis balls and redistribute down by hand every half hour to avoid down bunching
  • 100% Polyamide

Moment Vest for Men

PEAK PERFORMANCE

This new, glossy, quilted down vest features responsibly sourced duck down and a durable 100% recycled shell fabric. Perfect for trans-seasonal dressing when you need extra core warmth. Built to last and last so it can be your winter go-to for years.

Details:

  • Relaxed Fit
  • Logo puller at vislon front zip
  • Zipped felt hand pockets
  • Drawcord adjustment at bottom hem
  • 1×1 rib sleeve cuff gaitor
  • Elastic cord hood adjustment w. hidden cordstopper
  • Laminated storm placket at CF
  • Zipped inner pocket
  • Duck Down 80/20
  • Fillpower 600
  • Material: 100% Polyamide Recycled

Men’s Ace Golf Vest

PEAK PERFORMANCE

Enjoy real comfort and range of motion as you swing with the sporty Ace vest on. It’s soft, stretchy, and breathable to keep you feeling your best and your mind on your golf. Peak Performance is very close to American sizing so go with the size you usually buy!

  • Regular fit
  • Stretchy jersey fleece
  • Two zipped hand pockets
  • Zip at front
  • Contrast blocking

Fabric & Care

  • Wash in cold water with similar colors
  • No Bleach
  • Tumble dry Low
  • Do Not Dry Clean
  • Do not dry in direct sunlight
  • Reshape while wet
  • Do not iron print
  • Close zippers before washing
  • 92% Polyester 8% Elastane

About Aktiv:

Here at Aktiv they buying philosophy has four main tenets: the right aesthetic, real world testing, sustainability and responsibility, and last, but not least, quality. The clothes have to look great. They are focused on stylish lines that capture the minimalist Nordic feel while delivering form and function. They have to feel good on and be practical, but they can’t look ordinary. Discover the Makers at here.

The quality of the clothing clinches its inclusion on Aktiv’s site; the items are designed and manufactured to be worn for years. Part of what makes the fashion industry the second highest industrial polluter in the world (behind the energy industry) is that most clothing is disposable. A consumer buys an article designed for mass consumption; its made of cheap material that is guaranteed to wear out just in time for you to buy the next season’s line. This revolving wardrobe movement is wasteful and something at Aktiv hope to combat. If you buy one of their items, you should expect to get years of use out of it. That accounts for a slightly higher price point, but if you consider buying 10 items at a slightly higher cost that last five times longer, you come out ahead. Better for your pocketbook, and better for our planet.

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Bringing Big Bling to Small Summer Weddings with Valentino Beauty Pure Trendy Manicures

The beauty world is focusing on how to get back to normal business with the biggest trend in the industry – nail art. ValentinoBeauty Pure is carving out a groundbreaking platform for nail technicians to succeed no matter what. This is especially true for manicurists who the company is helping grow financially during the summer bridal season.

David DiLorenzo

As women all across the country begin to head down the aisle this season, they have had to scale-down their ceremonies. Receptions have been cancelled and flower orders have been made in small bunches. Budgets currently focus on small details that make a big bang, such as the perfect manicure.

Valentino Beauty Pure offers gorgeous nails for their special day, while at the same time giving men and women working in the industry incredible financial support. By giving brides what they want, they are empowering the workforce during the pandemic.

With the three biggest en vogue designs in years – 3D Nail Art, Baby Boomer, and Gradient Colors – everyone is walking down the aisle this summer smiling. The company’s founder, David DiLorenzo, has successfully created a dedicated Instagram following of nearly 500,000 followers. These loyalists are manicurists who are making profit despite the odds of the current financial crisis.

The brand’s products for years have been touted as the premiere line for use by nail aficionados including Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Cardi B and Paula Abdul. Now the business is carving out a massive operation that continues to hold dedicated customers while expanding into an educational platform.

Valentino Beauty Pure has become the leading source for nail technicians looking to grow their personal businesses. David’s mission to have his company offer educational courses both online and in classrooms has shown individuals how to succeed in the beauty business. His efforts are truly changing lives. Women and men from across the country have become dedicated to taking his classes on how to start your own nail business no matter your background. People from a variety of circumstances are embracing his teachings wholeheartedly. From Miami to Texas and on to New York City, thousands of followers praise him for breaking race barriers and uplifting diversity standards in beauty business models. No longer is it about making minimum wage by giving a simple manicure. He is showing technicians how to master the art while making top income at the same time with his unique educational lessons.

More than 400 brand ambassadors and 17 educators around the United States can testify to the greatness. For more information or to schedule an interview please reach out to Glo Creative.

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Beautiful Pieces of Jewelry That Serve A Deeper Purpose

When was the last time you made a wish? Did it come true?

Wishbeads empower you to unlock your true abilities, dream your biggest dreams and make almost any wish come true by reminding you to stay focused and intentional – every day. So go ahead, wear it on you sleeve (well, your wrist really).

Take Your First Step

It’s time for you to reinvent the way you wish.

Psychologists agree that when you put a wish, dream or goal in writing it’s the first step toward making it happen. It’s like signing a contract with yourself. It’s powerful!

  1. Write it. – Visualize your greatest wish coming true. See it clearly in your mind’s eye. Write down your wish using the kit that is provided along with your jewelry
  2. Wear it. – Roll up the paper. Tuck it inside your beautiful gemstone jewelry. Wear your wish every day as a powerful visual reminder of the intention you’ve set.
  3. Witness. – Each day, whenever you see your jewelry, you’ll be reminded to take action, to live purposefully toward realizing your wish. Witness the power of you!

Wishbeads are intentional jewelry where you write down your wish, roll it up, and wear it inside your bracelet or necklace as a daily reminder to take action towards your wish. They come in a few different styles, the newest being the Recycled Glass Collection.

Fire Recycled Glass Bracelet

This collection features African recycled glass beads handmade by members of the Krobo Tribe in Ghana, Africa. Using centuries-old techniques, they form each bead by compressing the glass into a dry grain, heating the grain, and pouring into porcelain molds, before adding the stem of the cassava leaf to form the hole. The final heating burns the stem away and fuses the glass together. Vibrant colors and irregular shapes of each bead create one-of-a-kind pieces.

Write down your deepest wish, tuck it inside your Wishbeads bracelet, and wear it as a daily reminder to take action.

  • Features solid brass cylinder and screw cap
  • Includes 5 wishpapers
  • Hand strung beads and clasp
  • Bracelet lengths vary between 18.5cm-19cm

What’s Wishwork?

Written by Alexa Fischer (the founder!) Wishwork gives you the tools to make your wish and put it into action with daily lessons, journaling, and progress tracking.

Featured on Good Morning America, and called “a great book for anyone ready and willing to improve their life” by bestselling author Seth Godin.

“The entire idea for Wishbeads came to me in an instant. I created wish beads to be your opportunity to explore how powerful you are, to create exactly the life you want. It’s your own path to making your wishes come true. Have fun with the journey!”

                                                                       – Alexa Fischer, Founder

Your Purchase Gives Back

Wishbeads mission is to give girls the tools to take control of their future. Through the Wishbeads Workshop they teach goal setting, self confidence, positive mindset, and mindfulness training. Every purchase makes a Wishbeads Workshop possible for an underserved teen.

Of course, a Wishbeads paper bead bracelet is so more than just motivational jewelry. It’s a daily reminder for students to stay focused on their wishes, dreams, and goals. In a time of constant distraction, social media comparison, low self-esteem and high self-doubt, teens in particular benefit from the support and reminders they can get from their Wishbeads.

Wishbeads workshops have been enjoyed by hundreds of teens around the country, including experiences with GEM (The Girls Empowerment) in Baltimore, MD, GALS (The Girls Athletic Leadership School) in Panorama City, CA, and at PS1: Pluralistic School One in Santa Monica, CA. To learn more about Wishbeads Workshops for Teens, please contact them here!

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Sustainable Fashion with Aktiv Style

Aktiv has collected the pieces from their Makers that best encapsulate sustainability. All made with an eye not only at the look and the feel but also the impact of the product on the planet. Whether through the selection of material, industrial modifications or good old ingenuity, the dual purpose of our eco-friendly clothing collection is to make you look great and improve our world.

MOONCHILD YOGA WEAR
The Balanced Cami has a feminine and minimalistic look. Soft and seamless yoga top crafted in a recycled fabric mix. Featuring delicate, adjustable cross straps at the back and a double layer on the bust. Beautiful details add that special Moonchild style to the design. This top gives you full coverage and the shelf bra gives extra support during your practice. It is long and with a firm fit it isn’t going anywhere!

Fabric & Details

  • Seamless design
  • Recycle-mix material (40% recycled PA, 55% PA, 5% elastane)
  • Feminine details
  • Double layer on the bust for extra support and comfort

Designed in Denmark, produced with love in Portugal

Designed and invented in Sweden, the Skhoop skirt is the item you didn’t know you needed. Leggings are the casual outfit of choice these days. But what happens when you are outside for an extended period of time? You should wear the Mini Down Skirt! Complete with a back curved hem that is longer than the front, perfect for walking the dog, running in cold weather, dressing up your leggings on the way to the store, cross-country skiing, wearing to an outdoor event!

  • 2-way YKK side zipper on the right side
  • Waistline belt loops
  • Interior grips
  • 1 hand pocket on the right-hand side with YKK zipper
  • Rear waistline elastic for a perfect fit (if in doubt on sizing go up a size)

Fabric & Care

  • Shell: 100% nylon mini ripstop
  • 90/10 down/feather, RDS Certified Down Insulation, 600 fill power
  • Environmentally friendly DWR repels dirt and moisture
  • Length (size M, front/back): 14”/15”
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry cool or
  • Dry Clean
SANDQVIST 
This elegant and modern rolltop backpack from Sandqvist’s Fusion series is made with recycled nylon and high-quality leather details. Zipper and front metal hook closure with an adjustable strap. External laptop compartment fits most 13” models. The outer front pocket allows for easy access to frequently used items. Lightweight and comfortable, making it the perfect bag to accompany you from work to workout with ease.
– Capacity 14-15 L
– Main compartment: W 27 x H 37/54 x D 15 cm
– Laptop compartment: W 26 x H 34 x D 2 cm
– Comes with a nylon drawstring drybag
– Outer zipper pocket
– Adjustable shoulder straps
– Two inner slip pockets
– One inner zipper pocket
– YKK® metal zippers
Made with wrinkled twill made from 100% recycled-nylon.The nylon fibers are durable, with an excellent strength to weight ratio. The lining is made from 100% recycled polyester taffeta and the details are made in high-quality leather.

Extend the life of your bag:
– Spot clean
– Do not machine wash

Nylon is made using 100% recycled materials from post-industry waste. This reduces energy use, extends the life of the raw material and creates less CO2 emissions than virgin nylon. Manufactured in Vietnam by Junko. Working conditions at Junko were audited by Fair Wear Foundation in 2018.
IVANHOE OF SWEDEN

IVANHOE OF SWEDEN men’s Elvin Full Zip Sweater from Ivanhoe is a handsome mid-layer for men. The front is knitted with a professional inlay technique, which creates a quilted effect with air pockets. These air pockets trap and hold body heat. Outer layer is knitted in 100% extra fine merino wool and inside in Tencel® and Lycra®, while the filling is in 100% PAC Soft Fibre. Molded zip in front and at side pockets.

Fabric & Care

  • Outer Layer 100% extra fine merino wool
  • Inner Layer is Tencel and Lycra
  • Wool is anti-bacterial and odor resistant so you do not need to clean it often. When you do wash, use Wool cycle, then shape and air dry. Like your pets, wool should never be put in the dryer.
  • Dry clean if you are fancy.

REDEW8 

Sustainable non-stretch denim, REDEW8 Zero Cotton Utility Jeans feature a slim straight fit with four large utility pockets, two on the front and two on the back.

Made of pure wood, each pair saves over 1,800 gallons of water. Be part of the future, without compromising on style. The fabric is a compact and dense 2/1 weave that makes the jeans both lightweight and durable.

  • Jeans are delivered unwashed.
  • Jeans will shrink about 2 inches in length when washed at home the first time.
  • The width will be more or less the same after wash.
  • In the second wash, shrinkage will be almost zero.
  • Due to the natural behavior of indigo dye, the jeans will bleed. Please be very careful with light surfaces as they may be stained. After wash, the jeans will still bleed, but much less.
Checking out more sustainable fashion at Aktiv style at here.
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