Gems from Paradise--connecting women with themselves and their worlds

Your Feedback: The More I Learn, the Less I Know

Feedback: Important for connection
People crave connection, yet if we don't communicate clearly with information that's relevant to each other's lives, then connections are lost rather than made. I don't want to assume I know what interests you as I want to us all to learn, so connect; let me know what excites you in the worlds of jewellery and design.

How Overthinking Got Me Stuck in Traffic

How Overthinking Got Me Stuck in Traffic
Have you ever been stuck? Maybe you're doing the same thing over and over again, and you feel as if you're not moving forward. Maybe you're going against your training or your gut. Maybe it's fear keeping you stuck or maybe you're simply overthinking whatever it is you're doing! This is what led me to being stuck in traffic and made me realize it was a metaphor for my life!

How Nike Got It Right

How Nike Got It Right
"Just Do It!" Nike is onto something there. These words have become ever so powerful and now I'm applying them to my own life. I'm taking on the mantle this year to simply get stuff done, even if I am a bit late to the game. A dream or goal without execution will remain unfulfilled. Often what stops us from moving forward are those false beliefs we hold. Join me as I kick them to the curb in order to better serve you!

New Beginnings: A Time for Self-Examination and Self-Actualization

New Beginnings: A New Calendar Year of Self-reflection and Self-Actualization

New beginnings often bring self-examination. We review the past year and set goals and dream of what's to come. It's a time for growth; a time to examine false beliefs and shine the light on what's really true for us. Then, when it's all said and done, it's time to act. Without action, our dreams will remain in our hearts, our goals in our heads. 5-4-3-2-1-Launch!

The 5 Second Rule

The 5 Second Rule
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins is life-changing! And it's an easy concept to understand that will get you thinking about who you are and where you want to go...and it will take you there! It holds you accountable in an easy, but powerful way and it's kind of like a fun personal challenge. You are accountable only to yourself and that is as it should be! I hope you enjoy the post. Please share with me if this philosophy changed your life as well. :) 

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Have you ever been deeply moved by a work of art? I have. The movie, The Miracle Worker, was about two people magically connecting. We saw them learn from each other, grow together, and help improve each other’s lives forever. The things and people we connect with make us who we are, and ignite in us an energy of confidence, power, and identity. Let the world see you!

Women Are Like Tea Bags....

Tea bag in clear glass to symbolize quote attributed to Eleonor Roosevelt
Women are like tea bags. We are strong and resilient. We have ways of coping that allow us to move through tough situations. There is no doubt that a strong circle of girlfriends is just one of the supports we put in place. What does your cape look like?

What First Springs to Mind When You Think of St. Patrick's Day?

Cliffs of Moher along Irish coast make one think of St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is one of those fun holidays when you get together with those you love and celebrate all things green! It's a time for laughter and revelry. What do you think of when you think of the Emerald Isle and St. Patrick's Day?

Jewel Day, March 13th...Every Year

A mound of beautifully mounted gemstones in sterling silver bezels made into pendants
Did you know that March 13th is known as Jewel Day? As if I needed another excuse to drool over jewelry! Jewelry is often associated with a special holiday, occasion or memory.  What came to your mind when you heard it was Jewel Day?