Calming Crystals

In times of stressful moments, calming your senses through aroma therapy, vibrations and touch, can be excellent ways to calm your frazzled nerves.



Crystals for Depression

Not every problem has a clear solution or explanation. This is something I feel rings true with many emotional problems most people face.  Depression and anxiety are such common mental disorders that still hold a stigma around them.  While sometimes these issues can embed and root themselves deep within, they can also just dwell on the surface, making the break out of a spell much easier.

Which ever depth of depression and/or anxiety you suffer from, all help is good help.  Even if it is something as simple as taking comfort in a mineral.  Remember to always seek all possible avenues to alleviate your depression and/or anxiety to find what works best for you. While medication is an excellent option for some, it isn’t for everyone.  Exploring your possibilities is the first step to becoming a happier you.




I am discovering quite a number of short films on YouTube that are out of this world and need to be shared.  So I have decided to add these hidden gems as I find them.

First up, Dawn.  A short film by Rose McGowan, who has had quite a life story and Hollywood story herself.  I don’t really want to go into too much about this movie, because I really just don’t want to give anything away.  But, I think Dawn is a girl most girls in their early teens who are discovering boys, can relate to.  The excitement, the fear and all of the what if’s.

This film was beautifully directed, making me curious to find out what movies Rose has for us in the future.  Spoiler: It might not end as you thought.

So with that said, enjoy Dawn!


Dusty Lavender / Dusty Lilac

Spring is here and with spring comes the flood of bright pastels to just about everything imaginable.  While I am a fan of black, white and various shades of grey when it comes to clothing, I do have a soft spot for “dusty” colors.

What are the “dusty” colors? Usually pastel or light colors diluted with white or grey (depending on your medium) to create a dusty effect on the color. These colors are beautifully haunting and a perfect way for us shadow lurkers to add a splash of color.

On a spiritual level, lavender and lilac connect with the crown Chakra and evokes spiritual healing, tranquility, ease of tension, calmness, purification and higher consciousness.  To invoke the benefits of these colors, burn a lavender or lilac candle or keep a piece of amethyst nearby.

Beginners Painting Tip: If you are starting from the primary colors, you want to start with red and blue to make the desired violet shade.  Start with equal parts then add in more red or more blue to make the exact hue you want. Now tint the color by adding white and experiment with adding black and see what you get!


Dust Lavender Board on Pinterest