• #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Bronzite Stone is a protective and grounding mineral that helps to restore harmony in your life. It strengthens your self-confidence and self-esteem, especially in situations where you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or powerless. Bronzite healing properties help to alleviate any feelings of doubt or indecisiveness. This particular bronzite meaning makes this a very beneficial stone to use when considering plans for the future.

Bronzite stones help you to take responsibility for your actions, while balancing, grounding and stabilizing your energy body in the process. Bronzite healing properties not only repel, but send back the negative energies to the sender. They instill the inner strength and courage to follow through with your actions to pave way for your dreams to come true.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Selenite wand (pictured) is the ideal energy tool for all types of energy cleansing. Everyone needs one in their home. It is one of the the very few minerals that has the ability to quickly unblock stagnant energy and remove negative energy. Place one on each of your windowsills to protect your space and raise its vibration. Selenite crystals also greatly magnify the energy of anything that is placed upon them. Place your tumbled stones on top of them to clear their energy. 💎
Selenite is one of our must-have crystals—it’s one that we both wear each and everyday. It is a mineral that holds a very, very high vibration, working on many different energetic levels to cleanse, purify and clear your body of any negativity or energy blockages. Selenite crystals dispel all negative energy from the body and mind, bringing calming energies, deep peace and mental clarity.
Unknown to many, Selenite also promotes fertility as well as unlocks any creative blocks. It is excellent for healers, light workers and people in the public to wear, as they act as an energetic shield surrounding your aura. Some even believe that its' natural ability to cleanse, purify and create energy flow throughout the entire energy system will help to restructure and regenerate cells. It is often used in holistic medicine treatments for physical healing, including cancer treatment and tumor reduction. 💎
Wearing a selenite necklace also shields and protects you from lower energy frequencies, especially energy vampires, spirits or ghosts. Selenite is a form of liquid light that infuses your aura and spirit with white light when worn or held.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} An Andalusite stone is very powerful for psychic protection, grounding and motivation. Carry it with you when you are feeling anxious, stressed or fearful to help you feel more secure and protected.

Since ancient times, Andalusite stones have been used for protection. They believed that the Andalusite meaning as a sign from God, as it has a very unique, natural black cross within it. Andalusite stones carry a very highly protective vibration, especially for psychic protection. In ancient times, it was used to ward off the evil eye and any negativity directed at them. An Andalusite Stone is a powerful healing stone for focus and grounding, helping to strengthen all of your chakras so that you feel more balanced. It increases your motivation and willpower, so that you are fully focused on your task or goal. The andalusite metaphysical properties include having a deep connection with the Earth. When you hold these stones in your hands, you will feel a spiritually grounding and comforting energy. It helps you to change any negative energy into positive, fostering harmony and peace. Andalusite stones are also wonderful stones to carry when you are feeling fearful, depressed, anxious or stressed, as it helps to relieve stress and leaves you feeling more secure. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Peacock Ore’s (also called Chalcopyrite) rainbow color surrounds you with light to inspire positivity. It is a stone of creativity, innovation and blessings that helps to increase creative energies and stimulate new ideas. Hold it in your hands and say: Negative energy will not enter my space. I am surrounded by light and peace. This will amplify its properties for peace and protection.

Chalcopyrite is a wonderful meditation stone because it breaks up energy blockages to open up the crown chakra. It is also believed to be one of the strongest healing stones in the mineral kingdom, as it has the ability to align every chakra when placed upon it. Using it in body layouts causes a transformative experience that removes negative energy and replaces it with strong, positive energy. Meditating with them on a regular basis increases your intuition and helps you to become more in tune with the universe. It is also said to help us overcome the idea of “perfection,” encouraging us to embrace who we are and accept ourselves. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Tourmaline is one the ultimate protection crystals. If you are looking to clear, cleanse and unlock any energy blockages in your home, place a piece of Black Tourmaline in each of the 4 corners of the room or at the 4 corners of your property. This creates a protective shield of energy to ensure that no negative and harmful energy permeates your space. The human body is constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. When you come in contact with people everyday, you often pick up some of their energy. To maintain a balanced mind, body and spirit, you want to make sure that your energy is 100% your own, so knowing how to remove negative energy from your energy field is key. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} One of the oldest stones on the planet, Shungite is a must-have for any crystal collection. All gemstones have healing qualities, but in the case of this super stone, the unique purifying and cleansing properties of shungite make it unlike any of the other protection crystals. Found only in Russia, shungite has been a source of healing since long before the discovery of fullerenes within the stone. The natural fullerenes within this carbon dense stone have the ability to reduce the concentration of free radicals. That's why we always recommend setting shungite protection properties on your desk, to shield against the free radicals cast off by your tech devices. It's also great to place shungite in a glass of water to create a healing elixir. The high-carbon content within shungite acts as a filter. Modern water filtration systems use active charcoal carbon for the same reason. In Karelia, Russia, where shungite is found, they've been using shungite in their water for centuries! 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Onyx is one of the best crystals for protection because it facilitates better decision making. In connecting with a black onyx protection crystal, you can work to shield your energy from regressing into negative habits or patterns. It's ideal for releasing tension, and guides you to find grounding within. Use black onyx to find stability during times of turmoil in your relationships. The self-confidence this stone imbues you with comes from that sense of balance within. It will encourage you to pursue your dreams without fear. Wear it as protection crystal jewelry and always have a bodyguard to shield your inner spirit from unwanted intrusions. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Energy is your most precious human resource. Your energy makes you, you. Your physical energy, emotional energy, mental energy and spiritual energy all contribute to how you feel and show up to your life on a day to day basis. 
Your mind, body and spirit are constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. Even when you do your best to maintain a positive mindset, you are still susceptible to the energies of others and your surroundings. When your co-worker or loved one is stressed, you may pick up that energy and take it on as your own. If you walk into a room where an argument just occurred, your energy field picks up the energetic residue left in the space. This is why it’s of utmost importance to prioritize protecting your energy.

When you feel safe, secure and energized on all levels, you just feel good. You are grounded, calm and able to make better decisions. Your performance at work sky rockets. Your relationships become easier. And your home feels like a safe, harmonious haven.

So what can you do to protect your energy? That’s where crystal energy comes into play. Throughout this week on the @ecobeautyeditor feed, you’ll learn what crystals are best for protection of your space and your energy.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK This week’s @ecobeautyeditor feed will be guest edited by Heather and Timmi from (my all-time favourite) crystal house, @energymuse The women are going to be talking about crystals for energy protection — one of the most overlooked health and wellness subjects on the planet IMO. We are actually first and foremost energetic beings, so it makes complete sense that we would need to put certain protocols in place to protect (and nourish) our energy reserves. If you’re a crystal lover like me, stay tuned to find out what ones Heather and Timmi recommend, and why.
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Siobhan Flynn: Finding Balance in Hollywood

May 6, 2011
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From auditions to the big screen, being an actor takes stamina of mind, body and spirit. Looking the part is a Hollywood prerequisite, with the pressure to fit a certain image weighing on most actors’ minds.

With busy schedules of script learning, meetings, events, interviews and on-camera time, it’s crucial to live a life of balance.

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Yet achieving this balance can be challenging, in a trade known for rejection — having to deal with your insecurities when a casting director says “thanks, but no thanks”. Most of Hollywood’s biggest stars have once or twice walked the fine line between success and being back in the audition line. It’s how you deal with the “no thanks” that counts.

Actress Siobhan Flynn, who most recently was the voice of Morrigan in Marvel vs Capcom 3, has long known the benefits of maintaining balance for optimal health. The Welsh star has been vegetarian for much of her life and credits her parents for her holistic health values that have supported her through the highs and lows of her career.

At 17 she was admitted to the highly acclaimed acting school, The London Academy of Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) where she trained for three years. After graduating she was soon working for some of the industry’s most successful directors such as Michael Bay (The Island) and in some of television’s most popular shows (Charmed).

Yet with her many successes, Siobhan has also felt the dark depths of the business, but all the while staying fueled with sheer passion and perseverance. Keeping perspective and balance, she says, is what has kept her on the Hollywood trail. It has also been important, she says, to not succumb to the widely accepted and largely unattainable Hollywood idea of beauty.

I spoke with Siobhan and got an insight into the world of an actress...

What gets Siobhan Flynn up in the morning?

Hunger! I wake up excited about breakfast.

What are your greatest passions?

Nature. I can look at a flower or butterfly for hours. When you really look, everything is so perfect. It never ceases to amaze me.

What does your day-to-day beauty regime look like?

Putting almond oil on your body straight after a shower while you are still wet. It is extremely moisturising and you can mix it with your favourite essential oil so that you smell great too. For skin care I try to keep it gentle, I used to try blasting my skin into submission with aggressive products but now, like with everything I have learned that kindness and self acceptance is far more effective.

You’ve been a vegetarian for practically your entire life. Why do you choose to be and what health benefits come with it?

I became a vegetarian because I wasn’t able to disassociate meat from flesh. I actually agree with eating meat, it is the food chain but I can’t bear the way the majority of animals are treated. Even if you are unwilling to come at it from a humanistic level the idea that eating animals that have been mistreated and expecting to be nourished from this is ridiculous.

What are your favourite beautifying foods?

Although it is not the first thing I reach for, kale always makes me feel clean and energized. I love coconut water and am addicted to jasmine tea.

Do you have any favourite beauty treatments that you swear by?

Reiki. Every time I have had it people tell me I look great and ask if I have had a hair cut or changed something. And meditation — I don’t wear neurosis well.

You’re in an industry that focuses on appearances. How do you deal with that and remain a balanced person with a healthy self-perception?

I had to work at it. Recently I had no work, no money and no relationship and I realized that I was in no place to learn how to unattach from the labels that quantified my self worth until they were taken away. Placing value on things that are changeable only sets you up for pain. There are still days when I struggle with confidence and these are the days that I get to practice being extra kind to myself.

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Siobhan Flynn and Scarlett Johansson

How do you keep perspective in such a cut-throat industry?

As big as the delusion in Hollywood is, there’s an equally big net to catch the shattered dreams. Living here you are blessed with the opportunity to learn from the best, I go to weekly lectures by Marrianne Williamson, I study Reiki with Patti Penn and meditation with Thom Knoles to name but a few. Beyond everything, a sense of humor has anchored my sanity because at the end of the day it is all silly.

During the darkest times, what have you done to maintain that perspective and balance?

See the bigger picture. It is not all about you — do whatever reminds you of that — volunteer, be of service.

What makes a woman truly beautiful?

Someone who is standing firmly in their light with no apology or hesitation.

Who do you believe are the most beautiful women in cinema? What makes them so?

Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep I could go on and on. Beautiful strong women who appear fearless in their commitment to inhabit roles. There is something so captivating about people who dance like no one is watching.

The best advice you were ever given?

“Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?”

Passion obviously drives you to do what you do. How important is passion in your life?

I used to think passion was innate but I have learnt like anything else it needs nurturing. I stay passionate and enthusiastic by seeking inspiration — going to the theater, watching movies, documentaries, art, music, reading…

What are your favorite Hollywood spots — the places you retreat to to get away from the business for a while?

Temescal Canyon — a beautiful hike that takes you through the trees to a cliff overlooking the ocean, anywhere along the coast — the dolphins always oblige, The Self Realization Center has a big lake you can be quiet next to, Huntington Gardens is beautiful, anywhere in the desert but especially Joshua Tree.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering acting as a career?

If you are considering it, don’t do it. If you have to do it, go for it.

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Siobhan was most recently the voice of Morrigan in Marvel vs Capcom 3

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