Never Too Late

Posted on Jul 28, 2015

Part of living with your whole heart means not dwelling on “if only” or “too late.” It means grabbing opportunities as they come and looking forward to the next great thing. It means welcoming challenges, reinventing yourself, and walking into each day with the intention to seize it.

When you live with all your heart, “if only” and “too late” simply disappear. Time is given to all of us in measures we can’t predict. But whole-hearted living teaches you that there is no weighing joy against time, because both are immeasurable. Rather than race against time, you stroll alongside it, filling the minutes with happiness as they come. You take every moment you’re given to make the most of the beautiful life in front of you.

Singer-songwriter Lucy Billings knows a thing or two about reinvention, and about flinging it in the face of “too late.” After building a twenty-year career as a corporate lawyer in California, Lucy packed up her guitars (and her cat!) and moved to Nashville to become a folk singer. She was 61 when she made this brave leap, and now she’s recorded three albums and is busy penning songs for her fourth. According to Lucy’s website, “The songs of the upcoming 2016 release reflect Lucy’s current journey and hopefulness, with topics ranging from socially relevant issues such as bullying, ageism and the inevitability of change, to following your heart and embracing new purpose and possibilities.” Find more about Lucy Billings at oprah.com, and at LucyBillings.com.

What are you holding back on because you think it’s too late? Take another look. It’s never too late to live with all your heart.



Freedom, Joy, and Summertime

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

Freedom, Joy, and Summertime

The smell of barbeque is in the air. Your friends are on their way over with a cooler full of tasty warm-weather treats. The sun is out, and it’s calling you like a beacon. It’s time to answer. Put away the to-do list, put away your phone, put on your swimsuit, and get outside. It’s time for summertime joy. 

July is the perfect time for summer traditions. Every moment looks like a perfect postcard sent from the most wonderful vacation. This is the time of year when hotdogs and Popsicles are the perfect meal. When the kids run ecstatically around the yard waving sparklers and playing tag. When you get to float on your back, free and relaxed, on water that’s glinting like Swarovski crystals. When kisses “hello” taste like watermelon.

Revel in summer, because this is the time when living with your whole heart comes almost automatically. The tension in your shoulders melts away to a sense of carefree ease. Be grateful for every freedom your great nation affords you, for every second of fun and play.

Go ahead-jump in! Here’s to a season full of sun, sparkle and whole-hearted living!



6 Ways to Transform Your Summer

Posted on Jun 10, 2015

Summertime and the living is easy. Put on your favorite sandals and those new shades, and feel the sand between your toes. Summer is the time to kick back, enjoy an ocean breeze and feel the warmth of the sun.

As the first day of summer approaches, we have been thinking of ways to make the most of the warmer months. Consider these six small but meaningful ways to transform your life while the days are long and your energy is high.

  1. Start a new morning ritual. The sun is rising by 5:30 a.m. these days, so if you wake up even 10 minutes earlier than usual, you can have a little time in the sun. Take a walk around the block, or enjoy your first cup of coffee on the patio.
  2. Buy yourself flowers. Get a whole bouquet of your favorites and put them wherever you’ll enjoy them the most – or break them into smaller arrangements and leave them in each room of your home. Don’t have a favorite flower? Get yourself to the florist and start exploring!
  3. Selfies! Show off your smile and your summer glow. Just look at how beautiful you are! Tag your Instagram photos with #ChamiliaSummer.
  4. Create a reading habit. Walk to the library and check out a few great beach reads. When the dreaded winter comes, check out your favorite again and transport yourself back to this great summer.
  5. Strike up a conversation. Introduce yourself to that neighbor you keep meaning to meet, say thanks to your mail carrier, or turn the tables on your cashier and ask him how his day is going.
  6. Make time for you! Don’t overschedule yourself this summer. Leave time for the things you love to do most.

As always, and most importantly, remember to live with your whole heart!


Meaningful Symbols

Posted on Jun 03, 2015

We see symbols everywhere – they are part of our everyday lives. For example, they help us physically navigate our way – when we see a stop sign, we know to pause and look both ways before moving ahead – and the “walking man” tells us it’s safe to cross the street. Symbols can evoke emotional connections, as well. Look at all the beautiful symbols you wear every time you put on your Chamilia bracelet. The Birthstone charm you wear to remind you of your child, or the Secret Message Heart from a loved one.

We chose the hummingbird as our brand symbol seeing a kinship in the bird’s vibrant colors and quick heartbeat, and to communicate the beauty and energy found in living a full and purposeful life.

What are the symbols in your life? Sometimes it’s an icon you’ve loved all your life, such as a heart, or a cross. Sometimes it’s a symbol you choose because it reminds you how you want to navigate the life you want to live. These particular symbols make us stop and consider the moment. They help us tell our story.

It was exactly in this spirit that we created Chamilia’s new Fine Jewelry Collection. When our talented designers created this collection, they said, “We thought deeply about a woman’s life experience and how those experiences shape who she is and how she expresses herself through jewelry.”

For example, we are reminded of growth when we see a new leaf. Flowers symbolize an array of sentiments such as affection, beautifully designed in our Zinnia pendants and earrings. Or the stability we see in an anchor, as well as the direction symbolized in our North Star collection.

We hope that you can find a symbol in this new collection that you’ll wear as a talisman to remind you to live with all your heart.


Introducing the Chamilia 2015 Summer Collection Catalog!

Chamilia Continued

A glimpse behind the design, inspiration and style at Chamilia. Find new ideas on how to wear your favorite Chamilia jewelry and discover new Chamilia pieces to add to your collection.  This page will be ever evolving, so check back often to see what we’ve been up to.