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Feeling good in uncertain times - focus on healing

Hello Dear Friends & Collectors

Thank you for all of the love and replies to our Tips, Wisdom &  Blessings newsletter.

I hope you are well, staying home and enjoying this time that we have been given. I am so thankful for the support of friends, family and our health care workers who have been champions in this crisis.

I've read a variety of articles that address life during these Covid-19 days. Some have been fascinating, some sad and some silly. One was about a woman who was worried about what she was going to wear at home. After thinking about what initially seemed superficial, I found that there was something deeper that I took away from this article and wanted to share with you. It's about doing things, wearing things, that make us feel uplifted, feel good, and about taking care of ourselves - especially in these uncertain times.

I used to wear a suit and heels to work when I had the high stress job of a network television art director. Then when I started my own company and worked in my studio, I had to wear clothes that could get dirty and damaged.  Dressed up or grungy, I always wore and still wear my favorite jewelry.  During stressful times, my jewelry is a comfort, a mark of a special memory that makes me happy, a way to take a meditative moment to appreciate design, color, the way it feels.  This is an easy way to take your attention away from negative influences and focus on the appreciation of nature and beauty.

It is also about the feel and weight of the earth's metal and stones on our bodies.
I love studying stones, crystals, metals and their meanings.  Throughout time gemstones have be known to have specific healing properties.  Silver is known to carry the energies of the moon and promotes patience and perseverence.  Gold symbolises the purity of the spiritual aspect of "All That Is" and has been called "the master healer". 

I say just wear your favorite jewelry every day!  Making jewelry makes me so happy.  I create my pieces with the intention of bringing you, the wearer, beauty and joy.  Seeing you sparkle while wearing them is a great reward.

Use your pieces as talismans and touchstones for affirmations and grounding. Create a fun look every day, mix it up with your daily staples or wear a bunch of pieces all together just for the Joy of it!  All of this feeling good boosts your immune system too!

This is a great opportunity to take some time to review your collection, appreciate what you have, mix and match, clean and polish and update with some new Spring sparkle. You might find some forgotten treasures once you start looking!
Please contact me for pieces in stock or for a jewelry consultation at

Precious stones and metals bring in an energy of healing. Let's focus on healing.

Happy Spring, Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Be Well!


Maria-Tina Karamanlakis
Greek Island House / Maria-Tina Minoan Jewelry

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