If You’re Looking for Treasure

Places can change you. Jakes hotel in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, is one of those places.

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{Video} 3 Habits to Remove Anxiety + Worry

Amiga, if you find yourself having to fight off the mindsets + habits that keep you in the infinite revolving door or anxiety, worry and overwhelm, this is for you. Enjoy chica.

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Story and Myth: Jamaican Jewelry that Protects and Provides

When you look beyond the beads of Jamaican jewelry line Story and Myth, you feel protected, empowered and uplifted as you wear one of the carefully and intentionally handmade pieces. We’re talking a mission with a brand kind of goodness.

The iconic “blessing beads” are created using Job’s tears, a sacred seed of the Jamaican soil. According to ancient myths, these seeds are believed to symbolize strength, survival, and protection.

Staying true to her Jamaican culture and traditions, Kristie Stephenson created Story and Myth, intended to communicate to the carrier to rise above fears, setbacks and life’s inevitable challenges.

Every seed is hand picked by local farmers, then handcrafted into jewelry by a small community of artisans, some of whom have physical disabilities and are often marginalized within the marketplace. This is an organization is simultaneously committed to providing opportunities for those in need while expressing beauty, gumption and grace in the same breath.

Each piece can be customized and personalized by choosing from an array of gemstones and charms that hide within them messages of hope, peace, love, freedom and joy.

To learn more about Story and Myth or creator Kristie Stephenson, check out @storyandmyth on Instagram or visit their website storyandmyth.

Below are some images of our C.E.O. Hugette Montesinos on her trip to Jamaica as she saw the bead picking process as well as got to know Kristie within her creative and soulful ambience.

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Re-use Your Muse: 5 ways to Wear the Military Jacket

If you’re nothing like your polar bear friends and constantly carry around a cardigan, jacket or any other long-sleeved companion, you’re going to love this. Behold… the endless, versatile utilitarian military jacket! (more…)

What No One Tells You About Motherhood

Motherhood is a role that comes with innumerable intricacies. While many women feel it’s their divine purpose to nourish and give life, others abstain from having children altogether. There is no wrong choice, and only one certainty: motherhood looks different to all of us. While there’s an overabundance of shared sentiments on the ways in which having a child will enrich a woman’s life, not so much light is given to the more challenging parts of motherhood, the part mothers themselves often feel reluctant to speak about. Oftentimes, descriptions of motherhood are not unlike an Instagram feed where users only share their picture-perfect moments but rarely discuss the difficult parts.

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