To miss the joy, is to miss all

“Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing.  For to miss the joy is to miss all.” 

These beautiful words were written by Robert Louis Stevenson and are the inspiration for my latest series of Facebook Live video’s.   This month, I made a commitment to come to you every day with a tip on happiness. If you follow me on my Facebook page, you have likely seen one of my impromptu video’s.  I love doing them because in some small way, it feels like I get to make a more personal connection with you.  They aren’t polished or scripted and more times than not, my hair’s a mess, but I promise you that they come from the heart.  These short little video’s highlight one tip a day and take you less than 10 minutes each to watch so if you’re looking for a happiness tip, come on over and join the party.

So, what do you do when the well is dry, and you can’t find your joy? Hum…if you’re like me you start with a yummy glass of wine in conjunction with a bubble bath and chocolate.  Throw in some candles and a good book (I’m currently obsessed with the Outlander series- hot Scottish men….mmmmm) and there is joy for the taking just waiting behind your bathroom door.

If lounging around in a steamy room isn’t your style, another idea is to use the healing power of stones for peace and happiness.  Rocks rock!! My favorite thing about them is that most of them are just like people.  Ordinary on the outside, sometimes weathered with age and time.  But when you look inside, you find a beautiful sparkling gem- that special something that only makes itself known to the people who take the time to look.  I shared a story about my journey with stones and why they make such an impact in my life on my recent video.  They are also the inspiration behind my Cairn necklaces.  Tiny stacked stones that help guide you on your spiritual journey.  Here are 5 of my favorite gemstones that can lift your spirits and help take you to that happy place.

Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is wonderful for supporting emotional healing and universal love. If you’ve been carrying around negative energy, this stone helps realign your energy to give and receive love in equal measure.

Amethyst:  Amethyst is one of the main stones of divinity and will help you awaken your quietly resting spiritual side.   It has a soothing nature which will help you return to peace and tranquility when you are stressed or overwhelmed.

Larimar:  Like watching the sparkle of sunshine on the Caribbean sea, larimar is excellent at promoting calm and relieving stress.  It’s a consistent reminder to roll with any obstacles or changes and grants peace of mind, body and soul.

Citrine:  This sunshine filled stone helps us remember to never lose that lust for life and encourages us move forward in the pursuit of happiness.  It is your go-to stone for inspiration and energy.

Aventurine: Aventurine is a healing crystal which promotes luck, joy, and lightness of spirit.  It’s beautiful green color reminds us to work in harmony with nature and works to raise the vibrational energy around us.

There you have it. A little lesson on how an unassuming little stone can make a shift in your soul. So whether you’re watching a video, taking a bath or collecting rocks, my wish for you is that you find your happy place.  Comment back.  I’d love to hear what you do for joy and inspiration! I’m also open to suggestions of books to read with smokin’ hot foreigners who speak in funny accents. (tee hee)  Until next time…Namaste.

Xoxo -Cheryl


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