f you’re a May baby, your birthstone is the emerald and your flower is the Lily of the Valley. Lily of the Valley symbolizes sweetness, innocence and purity. Emerald symbolizes love and fortune. Emerald is considered a deflector of negative energy and an attractor of abundance, harmony, and love. Emerald is worn to bring inspiration and to provide healing, patience, truth and wisdom in relationships. If worn with a diamond, the power of emerald can be amplified. In folk remedies, emerald is recommended for blood a
Art has helped me a lot. I have learned so much and have experienced so many things as I create. I feel more connected to myself and the world. It’s though there is an invisible thread that joins us through our creations.
Art really supports the expression of feelings that maybe we can't put into words and helps us discover joy in one's self. It is a means of self-enlightenment and helps us reconnect with our inner self.
We all are able to experience a myriad of emotions; love, sadness, shame and joy to name a few. Is it not incredible that we can look at a painting, read a poem or listen to music and experience all of those emotions without interacting with a physical being? Equally as wondrous, is that not only does the artist feel this connection from the art, but the viewer, as well. Without any effort on our part, we can both experience the art instantly evoking emotions from us and touching different p
Posted: April 23, 2021
Everyone wants to be happier and experience less stress and suffering yet, despite this fact, many of us don’t pursue happiness. We spend more time doing things that make us grumpy and sad and less time doing things that we’re passionate about that make us happy.
It’s my birthday! With every year that passes I totally embrace my age, wondering what this next year holds in store for me.
Such a lot has happened this past year. If someone had told me a few years ago that I’d be the CEO of my own internet based company I never would have believed them. It goes to show that change is something we can embrace. The things that we fear – including the fear of the unknown – can be the thing that actually makes us!
Doing things outside your comfort zone keeps you feeling alive.
If we say we can do something or that we cannot do something, how can both statements be true? Well, It's a matter of mindset and attitude. It's how each individual person sees the challenge before them, and what they believe their eventual success will be.
Why do we love a mystery? I’ve often pondered that question as I browse through the mystery sections on the Barnes and Noble website.
For one, we know that mysteries promise us the kind of action and adventure that few of us will get to experience in real life. Perhaps at some subconscious level, the characters represent who we’d like to be without fear of harm to ourselves and the mere price of admission is a suspension of disbelief and an armchair.
A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away. As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, "I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars." The man smiled and said, "Come on in with me. I'll buy you a rose." He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother's flowers.
As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home. She said, "Yes, please! You can take
I was recently pondering the importance of art in my life and it really confirmed in my mind why a gift from YouMeWe gifts is so special.
People have always had a relationship with art in one form or another. Since prehistoric cave drawings to ancient instruments, art has always been and will always be a part of our existence.
People enjoy many forms of art; music, dance, painting, photography and drawing to name a few. Some people enjoy the creative process themselves while others prefer to experience and appreciate it.
It would seem our very DNA is coded to create and appreciate art. That can be the only logical explanation as to why toddlers draw on walls, play in their food, and react to music, even without having been taught those things.
The reality is that lately it's easy to feel truly disconnected. While technology seems to connect us more than ever, the screens around us disconnect us from nature, from ourselves, and from others. Wi-Fi alone isn’t enough to fulfill our social needs – we need face-to-face interaction to thrive. Technology should be enhancing our connection to others, not replacing it.
Our need for human connection doesn’t mean that every introvert must become a social butterfly. Having human connections can look different for each of us. If you’re not sure where to start in finding a meaningful connection, that’s okay. Join a new club, or try out a group activity, reach out to an old friend you’ve lost touch with, volunteer for a cause you care about, try doing a random act of kindness, the smallest effort on your part could have you reaping in the rewards!
These simple and selfless acts can push your "happy meter" up, increase your quality of health, lower anxie