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JOMO - The joy of missing out

In our world filled with social media available 24/7, many have acquired a fear called FOMO - the fear of missing out.   What if we looked at it from a different perspective?  JOMO.  The joy of missing out.  What a beautiful concept.  Being able to disconnect from the outside world for a time to just be with yourself.  That is the ultimate self-care.  No guilt, no shoulda, woulda, coulda's, just time to breathe. How would you do it?  "There is so much to do.  It's the Holiday Season."   At Egret Jewellery we make time for self-care. Make a date with yourself Set a time in your calendar.  When will you be alone during the day?  Make it easy to spend some time...

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Mental and Physical Benefits of Escaping the Rat Race | Egret Jewellery

“Financial goals. Family goals. Academic goals.”   With so many milestones to cover, our lives have turned from peaceful journeys to rat races. We find “happiness” in accomplishing what our peers have accomplished. And with all that pressure, we can feel overwhelmed with mental issues such as anxiety and depression.   With the rising cases of mental illnesses, the use of drugs for these conditions has also increased. The balance is obviously lost and things are not the way they should be.   When our minds are stressed, our body system does not relax, wearing out the body at a much faster rate, and making us age faster than we should be.   How to escape the rat race Let’s...

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A beginners guide to meditation and it's health benefits

Somewhere, down this long winding road of life, we seem to have lost our way. The once perfect connection between mind, body and spirit is now only present in snippets, in people scattered all over our world. For many of us the Western world, with its fast pace and countless distractions, locks us in a never-ending battle riddled with depression, anxiety and social segregation. In amongst the long days in concrete walls and the virtual realities of our lives we have lost our relationship to thought and as a by-product to this our connection to spirit. Our thoughts have been allowed to run wild and any control we had over them has diminished. We have turned to drowning them out...

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The mental & physical health benefits of being near the sea & why we crave it

There is no place that calls to me more than being near the sea. As soon as the sun comes out and the days get warmer my body starts to crave it. I dream of wandering across the smooth sand, hearing the rhythmic sound of the waves and feeling the warm touch of the sun on my face. Just being near to the ocean can have a positive impact on your health. In fact, doctors have been prescribing trips to the sea shore from as early as the 18th century and recent studies show a link between the ocean air and health.   What are the benefits? Relaxation Researchers have found that the sound of waves alters brain patterns, which...

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Healing Properties of Chrysocolla | Egret Jewellery

Chrysocolla is a powerful healing crystal, it carries with it the influence of nature and the promise of deeper communication with the world around us. The first sight of the Earth from space is an image that is ingrained into all of our minds: the rolling blue of the sea twinned with shards of deep green jutting out. It is iconic and holds a profound response for all of us. Chrysocolla, with its hues of greens and blues, can’t help but remind us of our own planet and its healing properties mimic that of the Earth’s. Much like the feeling we get when we are staring out across a sandy beach, it brings with it a deep calming effect; a...

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