Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tiny Devotions

Sacred. That's the first word that comes to Diana's mind when she thinks of mala beads.

Diana Charabin is the owner of Tiny Devotions a Canadian based company that hand makes mala beads and a company that I have over the last month fallen head over heels in love with. I could share with you a longer story of how I stumbled upon this incredible company, but I will skip the story and just share with you Diana's own words from when we met 'the universe aligned' and that it did...

I had the pleasure of a personal visit from Diana where we sat in my kitchen and chatted for a couple hours between one of my dogs wanting her attention, and my daughters playing around. Diana is a gorgeous person she has an incredible spirit and outlook on life.

If you don't already know you are probably wondering what Mala beads are....
Let me introduce you to Diana....

I did a little Q & A with Diana about her mala beads.... You can find answers to more questions on the Tiny Devotions website along with more video's on how to take care of your mala's, etc.

Do you have to be into yoga & meditation to wear Mala beads?

Absolutely not. Mala beads are for everyone, although yogis are instantly drawn to mala beads, I have found that a lot of people no yet into yoga are also drawn to their energies. My hope is that owning mala beads may inspire them to create a yoga and or meditation practice in the future!

How do I choose which Mala bead is right for me?

Check out this post: http://www.lovetinydevotions.com/blog/how-to-choose-mala-beads/ I always saw follow your intention and your first instinct.

Do you think that we choose our mala or our mala chooses us?

I think we choose every aspect of our life... but I also believe in destiny... so perhaps a combination of the two ;)

Which Mala beads are the most popular?

All of them are really popular but are most popular at the moment is the turquoise ocean mala and the white jade highest potential mala.

So you have a favourite mala?

My favourites chance depending on the day, but I most often wear Black onxy - Strength.

How did you come up with the design for your Mala beads?

Every mala is a jorney, dreaming up the combination of stones and intentions. It's a magical process - sometimes its instant while others times it requires a lot of thinking, feeling and meditating.

I'm sure you have people tell you about many amazing experiences that they have had since purchasing your Mala's can you share the most amazing thing you have been told?

The coolest story was when a girl in Switzerland received a rose quartz mala from one of her friends. She had been trying to conceive for some time and was having a lot of problems. Rose quartz - although known for love can also be a good stone for infertility. This lovely lady called me from Switzerland crying telling me that she had become pregnant. It was a magical feeling.

I am incredibly excited to tell you that I received a package in the mail from Tiny Devotions today containing the Gorgeous Kiwi Jasper Mala pictured above. The Kiwi Jasper Mala - Cleanse and align Chakras. This mala facilitates shamanic journeys and recalls dreams. It absorbs negative energy and give protection, it will cleanse and align chakras and aura which in turn balance yin and yang.
A HUGE thank you to Diana ( Tiny Devotions ) for so generously donating this giveaway....

Visit the Freshly Squeezed facebook page for details on how you can win this gorgeous Mala bead...

Who knows why we are so drawn to certain things. Over the last month or so, I have become very interested in what we can do ourselves in our own lives to help possibly prevent illnesses and disease. Maybe that is why I am so drawn to these Mala beads, besides their beauty, they bring me a sense of calm and they remind me to take some time each day for me, even if just 5 mins.

I actually also have something very exciting in the works that ties in with my new found interest, I hope to be able to bring to light and share soon.....

I will leave you with this.... Check out Tiny Devotions, I think everyone should have their very own mala.... ( as I said, I have fallen head over heels for this company, so I may own a few now...)

It's important to take time to know yourself and your body, don't forget to Squeeze your lemons .....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Crazy Sexy Giveaway!!!

I can't tell you how excited I am about this Crazy Sexy Giveaway!!

A month ago I did a blog post about two books that I had started to read, There's Lead in Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon & Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr. I think these are two MUST READ books!

Which is why I am so excited about Freshly Squeezed 2nd random facebook page giveaway draw! Our 1st random giveaway draw was done after you helped us reach our 1st 100 'likes' / followers.
Jenn Lavers our first lucky winner won a bath pass to the relaxing Le Scandinave! Congratulations Jenn!

I am now super excited to be able to tell you that our 2nd random giveaway draw will be for an autographed copy of Crazy Sexy Diet ( as seen in the photo above )! Visit the Freshly Squeezed facebook page for details on how you could win this incredible book autographed by the Crazy & Sexy author herself, Kris Carr! Just click on the facebook link on the right side of the blog!

As Kris would say, be Crazy Sexy Wellness Warriors, and as I say, SQUEEZE your lemons !

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dr. Walter Crinnion

As I mentioned a couple blog posts ago, I'm reading two books, There's Lead in Your Lipstick, Toxins in Our Everyday Body Care and How to Avoid Them by Gillian Deacon and Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr. It has made me really take a hard look at things I'm doing in my everyday life, what my family and I are eating and what we are putting on our skin. I know we can't stop ourselves from coming in contact with all toxins, but we can certainly limit the toxins in our life. So when I was asked if I would post this poster on Freshly Squeezed, I said absolutely!
StoneTree Naturopathic Clinic and the Environment Network are proud to present Dr. Walter Crinnion, author and leading expert in environmental medicine.

On Friday May 13th from 7-9pm at the Gayety Theatre in Collingwood.
You can get tickets for $12. at either
StoneTree Naturopathic Clinic or at the Environment Network

Have you squeezed lemons your lately?