Mining For Mindfulness
(Definition from the Oxford Dictionary)
the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
"their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition"
a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.*
Trying to remain in the present moment is hard. Emily Rose Gems is built around a method that I have developed to enable me and others to achieve mindfulness.
Each gemstone ring, necklace and pendant becomes associated with an emotional intent. For example, Rose Quartz, for me, represents self love. Each morning, I begin my day by making a conscious decision to bring emotional intent to the day. If I wear the gemstone on my hand, I find that because I gesticulate and touch others, I can effectively transfer my intent to others. If I wear the gemstone on my neck (or chest) then I find that the emotional intent is more internalized.
Having a physical object that is beautiful, natural and colorful associated with emotional intent is a way to constantly reenforce mindfulness. Each time I touch or see the gemstone(s) it brings me back to the present.
My own personal history of mental health challenges and treatment, using hundreds of hours of group therapy and training in DBT has given me tools that I want to share with others and my gemstones are one way to do this.
According to the Linehan Institute: “Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.” I have extended this concept to use gemstones as a constant reminder to return to the present - and look good too.
My business isn’t really about jewelry, it’s about self help, and using the natural world around us in a way that promotes happiness.
The semi-precious gems that I use are mined from the earth all over the world, and sourced in Jaipur India. The designs are brought to life in India as well. It is the connection to the earth and to the workers and artisans that are key to these creations.