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Honoring Our Foremothers' -  Habesha Kemis

Honoring Our Foremothers' - Habesha Kemis

For centuries, cotton has been part of the rich socio-cultural tapestry of Ethiopian life. Ethiopia is known for some of the most beautiful, intricate textiles of the globe.  For generations, women have been responsible for the cultivation and hand-spinning of cotton into yarn. The yarn is often weaved into shemma, a hand-woven panel of fabric used in traditional Ethiopian clothing. The process of textile making shows how vital the family unit is to Ethiopian culture. The family and the extended family are genuinely the cruxes of society. Individuals are often valued and recognized for more than their own achievements and...

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Heal Yourself & Uplift others During These Disheartening Times

Heal Yourself & Uplift others During These Disheartening Times

Taking time away from all the distressing media doesn’t mean you don’t care; it means you are prioritizing self-care, which is essential to your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing! 

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How to Create A Zen Living Space

By following simple Feng Shui principles, you can create the Zen living space you have always yearned for. To achieve healthy energy flow in your living space, you need to include earth, air, water, fire, and spirit. Here are ten straight forward affordable tips to uplift and balance the energy in your home.  Earth Element - The practice of grounding, usually done in the grass to feel a deeper connection to the earth, can be brought inside when you place softness and warmth at your feet, surround yourself with natural fabrics with rich green and earth tones of mother nature. Our...

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How to Use Essential Oils to Stay Calm

How to Use Essential Oils to Stay Calm

Here is a suggested list of essential oils, linked to studies on each one:  Lavender Studies show that lavender can reduce cortisol in the bloodstream just with inhalation. A 2019 review of 22 clinical trials on lavender inhalation were found to have favorable effects in relieving anxiety and decreasing systolic blood pressure, heart rate and salivary cortisol levels. Bitter Orange is from the peel, neroli is from the flower, and petit grain from the leaf. ​ Sweet Orange is the MOST popular scent and works well also.  Roman chamomile, blue chamomile​. The essential oils are much more powerful than the tea...

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