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Fall has been quite a fall for many this year. Transition is definitely in the cool autumn air. Perhaps it’s already freezing where you are. Perhaps you’re still where it is warm and sunny but your heart is frozen and in need of warmth. Two dear friends shared with me this week that they are “getting divorced”. These two friends live on the east and west coasts of the states and don’t know each other. Yet, each is for me a shining example of strength, femininity and motherhood. Each is starting her life over. Again…

It has been tough to swallow their newfound facebook “status”. Mainly because I am so fond of each of their husbands. I thought for sure they would last. I am grateful that my friends felt safe sharing their news of life upheaval, or as someone recently described it to me “rebranding”. I want to send love, blessings for the changes, hope for a brighter day and healing for all of the hearts living this transformation.

I ‘ve had a piece of unfinished, jewelry, a talisman of sorts, on my studio shelf, at eye level, for almost a year now. A bit of an anomaly, the piece never arrived at it’s inspired and intended destination. Only a couple of broken bits of it’s originally much larger and graceful form survived a studio accident. And in it’s decrepit state it was rendered design unworthy. But never mind that. What’s more important: I didn’t have the heart to let it go. Hmmmmmmm.

Until…

Salvage the Precious was born.

That the little pieces would mean something. Could be sewn together again, but different. Sewed apart. Embraced and moved on to. Something new. Transformed. Translucent. Light shining through the cracks…

So that’s it folks. With some genuine inspiration, I salvaged the broken, design unworthy, piece of hand crafted, fine silver. I left her with a few scratches as her imperfections are her own. Gorgeous in their own right. The necklace unifies three pieces, the fine silver pendant represents the single self, prior to marriage. I added a heart to the pendant to represent the heart that loved her way into marriage. Rose quartz with a touch of copper helps stimulate the change process, the heart that loves it’s way out of marriage is mended with unconditional, universal love.

My dear sisters/friends/confidants, you will never again be the same. May the dark, cold winter of your heart await the coming spring with passion and the curiosity of children. May you love and be loved everyday. May you recognize the love that comes to you in so many ways. May the coming year bring for you a better day.

One Love, walk good, salvage the precious…

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If you are suffering World Cup withdrawals, perhaps this will ease the shakes…

We so enjoyed World Cup 2010 that we are all a bit slow this Monday morning.  Admittedly, I am not the sports fanatic that I once was. I rarely look forward to or seek out sports matches these days as they tend to cause adrenalin rushes and stress that are now reserved for my children’s well being (falls, accidents, close calls etc…).

Somehow, the World Cup is different. Like the olympics, it is one of those rare and special occasions when the world gathers in unity, to celebrate the skills of it’s greatest athletes. It is a cultural smorgasbord, not to be missed and an estimated 700 million people watched the final match yesterday. We loved seeing little children from all over the world, in the pre-match line ups, so sweet and hopeful. We are feeling nostalgic for the hum of vuvuzelas, the color and diversity so prominent in South Africa this summer…

We don’t own a TV, so this last month transported us to an array of colorful venues to watch the World Cup with friends, family and sometimes strangers! Seeking worthy spots to view the matches brought additional excitement to the games. And we are so grateful for the triumphs, disappointments, and all the defense earned, extra time.

Traveling from Jamaica to California earlier this year I found a splendidly inspiring article in one of the airline magazines. Entrepreneur/Philanthropist, Bobby Sager is making a difference with football. Bobby teamed up with Sting and an inventor named Tim Jahnigen to create an indestructible soccer ball (a very valuable commodity in “third world” countries). And the Hope Soccer Project was born. Take a minute to check out his blessed story/contributions. Buy a book or give a ball to a child living in a war torn country! Pass on the hope and the notion that we are all winners when we work together to make the world a safer place for children and ballers everywhere!

One Love, walk good and wishing you a ball…

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