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Good Night

Posted on May 12, 2015

“I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
–Vincent van Gogh

 As summer makes its celebrated entrance and we get caught up in the beautiful sunshiny days, it’s easy to forget how glorious the night can be. When most of us think summer, we think sun. But what about the stars? The moon? It’s finally warm enough to stay outside past sundown, and that means gazing up at the night sky.

The night sky is a breathtaking reminder to wonder. When we look at the stars, it’s impossible to count them. There’s no way to know just what’s there. It can make us feel tiny and grand at once. It makes us stop and dream, even if only for a second, and marvel at the enormity of our universe.

This season, make it a point to take time out for the stars. It’s the perfect opportunity to slow down and look up. If you want to learn a bit, download an app or find an interactive map online (there are so many great free resources—just Google “night sky” or “stargazing”). Or, if it suits you, just take a deep breath and let yourself get lost in the wonder. Happy gazing!

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Photo Excursion

Posted on Apr 15, 2015

The light can be gorgeous this time of year—misty blue on rainy days, or clear and piercing in the sun. It’s perfect fodder for beautiful photos. So grab your phone (or your DSLR and all its equipment if you’re so inclined!) and take a walk on a treasure hunt.

Here are a few photo prompts to get you started:

  1. Something that reminds you of your favorite Chamilia charm. Is it the color? The shape? The mood it provokes?
  2. Your initials. Once you start looking, you can find your initials everywhere. And if all else fails, spell them out with pebbles or grab a stick and write them in the mud!
  3. Signs of spring. Robins and tree buds and puddles, oh my!
  4. Your favorite color. This can be extra fun if you try to find it somewhere surprising. If you love green, look beyond the grass—can you find it in water? In a shop window? A house’s exterior?
  5. Love. This one’s wide open! Bring your paramour along and snap a portrait. Or capture something unexpected that makes you feel the love, like happy dogs or fresh bouquets.

Have fun! Capture the light! And, if you Instagram, tag us with #Chamilia—we’d love to see your world!

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Sun Worship

Posted on Mar 31, 2015

We’ve turned our clocks ahead. We’ve seen the last of the snow piles at the end of the driveway melt down to nothing. We’ve even started to think about our gardens and flowerbeds. And the vernal equinox has brought us hope for spring.

Everything seems new and possible when the days are lengthening by tiny, beautiful, light-filled increments. The sun has renewed its power to warm us, to nudge awake the flora and fauna, to light our way home at the end of the day. The sun has made a promise of beauty to come.

To honor the change in season, perhaps we’ll choose to do a little yoga – offer a sun salutation or two right there in that ray of light on the floor. Or maybe we’ll just break out the sunshiny hues … the oranges, yellows, and magentas. Whatever our preference for thanking the sun, for welcoming spring, one thing’s for sure: We are so very grateful.

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Irish Wisdom

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and everyone fancies herself Irish for a day, or at least the time it takes to enjoy a green pint or two. In the spirit of the day, there is always much talk about the luck o’ the Irish…but perhaps what makes the Irish so lucky is their positive outlook on life. Google “Irish wisdom” or “Irish proverb” and you’ll find pages and pages of uplifting axioms: 

May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness, come through your door.
 

For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way.
Good health, good luck, and happiness, for today and every day.

May your heart be warm and happy, with the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day in every way, and forever and ever after. 

With deep-rooted values in humanity, tradition, humor, magic – and a little mayhem – the Irish remind us what it means to live with all our heart. May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright happy hours, that stay with you all year long. 

Here at Chamilia, we’ll be toasting you this St. Patrick’s Day. So to you, we say,

Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.

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