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Jewelry with a Cause

I have been having some amazing conversations lately with likeminded purpose driven people who are inspiring me and bringing me great hope at the same time.    For so many years I was in environments where we had to “drive sales” and it was always at the expense of people.  People in the companies that I worked for, people that made the products, and people that had to live in the environments that suffered as a result of the manufacturing process.  I have always believed that this is not necessary, but rather that we can work together to create businesses that make money to help people and to strengthen our communities.  I also believe that women have a power that has...

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A Journey to India

"Yoga is not about touching your toes but about what you learn on the way down". Jigar Gor I am going on both a physical journey and a mind and body journey to study yoga in India. I am very excited to touch my toes, and grateful for how much I know that I am about to learn!!! Namaste 🙏❤️ Elise

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Introducing our story

 I am extremely grateful to be in this incredible journey and excited to share our story.  It began when I met the most wonderful man who is now my husband.  We have an amazing story - as James and Anne. Seven years ago, I was a single mom of three young kids in NYC.  I had worked in retail merchandising for many years and was grateful to have been employed through most of the crisis that sent retail on such a downward spiral – and as tough as things got, I was hence lucky enough to be able to provide a roof over our heads and never go without food or basic necessities.  I was happy, lucky in so...

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A Personal Story - To all the Mommas

I am a member of a Mommas Facebook group that I am sure many of you belong to – if not this exact one than one just like it - and I am continually inspired daily by all of the stories, and what this community does to take care of and support one another. As a mom of two teens and a tween I am on the tail end of most of the communication that occurs on this site but I am ever so impressed by the knowledge and insight that is shared.  I am touched by the warmth and caring for each other, many of whom have never met in person, but clearly are passionate about providing support and...

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