Activate your Community.

In the past few weeks I’ve experienced many reactions from locals when I talk about how excited I am to be a part of creating a new chapter for a downtown hotspot. I’ve had many say how excited they are about Mountainside Creative to be staying open. How the space that Barbara Buehl and Deanna Urban have created is such a magical hidden treasure located on the downtown mall. I am so greatly for what they have created as well. I am looking forward to keeping the space going while adding my own additions to the space and community.

Some have expressed concern for how the downtown mall is so empty and there is no traffic. While spending my own time down there I have seen nothing but potential for a thriving community if others are willing to take a stand and do something to activate their opportunities. I look around and often see people watching the birds rather than greeting their neighbor as they walk down the streets. I think to myself that with just a few more smiles around the block how much could change.

Today I stumbled upon this article:
Risk-takers key to Asheville’s revitalization

Thanks to Regina Holliday who is a huge inspiration and active part in pushing her own community and beyond to the next level.

This gives me hope as I read about how Asheville one of my favorite places was once not so long ago so similar and how all of a sudden because of a few risk takers it all changed! I feel like Cumberland is about to be in the surge of this economic boom as well. Downtown just needs some more risk takers!

I keep thinking whoever is the first extremely vegan and vegetarian or even all locally grown foods ect. type of restaurant down on the bricks would be one of the smartest investors around. I’m not personally a vegetarian but I do know so many that are and aren’t that would be SO supportive of this type of establishment.

We also need a few more themed shops down there to attract some people. A nice boutique would be amazing, local clothing or fashionistas with a vision. A shop for the guys would be good too I hear the guys asking for a space to find cool clothes and gadgets too.

There’s gotta be a group of guys or even ladies, who better than to dress the men than those who look at them all day? Someone get on this… I know you are out there and would love to be entrepreneurs and order the coolest clothes and things you like to invest in to make it easier for those who can’t get it online.

Or someone with a themed wi-fi cafe’ or kava bar open in the evenings or all hours. Get those ACM and FSU students in there and create a hotspot for friends to communicate and create awesome dreams of their own.

Activate your community.

Fill those empty shops with opportunities to help others. Give people jobs and help others do something they love as well. Treat them like you would wish to be treated. Keepin’ it to local small business’ would be nice. We just need groups of people who can work together to create dream spaces that can thrive together to create the experience.

Do what you love. Create a space you would enjoy to have in your world. I believe in the good things coming! I AM activating in the community. I AM determined to do my part. Are you?

It’s Shine Time 2016. I want to see my community THRIVE not just survive.



Guess who is the new official Taroscope  writer for UR IT magazine?! 😀 This girl.

Looking forward to also taking part in the Spring fashion show coming up this April.

Check out my article here and grab up your subscription! You will wanna make sure to check out your Taroscope every month!


YAYYY I did it! I hit 100 sales! HAPPY DANCE!
I have worked for 3+ long years on building the dream that is Shine Energy Jewelry. I will continue working at it every day and am greatful for the support I have been given this far. I have made hundreds of in person sales, attended dozens if not hundreds of shows, and recreated my etsy 2 times but it’s always fun to reach a new goal. Thank you so much!

To celebrate I am giving away a freebie to the next 3 sales still! take a peak at a few of my new items.

Thanks everyone!

It’s Shine Time for Mountainside Creative!

Well it is official everyone. I have been waiting to make an official announcement but it seems it’s time to share the love! I will be the new management for the local artist hot spot that is known as Mountainside Creative! I am SOOO excited to be following through with my dreams of a local store front to promote all my local artists, musicians, and more!

I know I have been overflowing facebook with all my news and updates for my various projectsand Phoenix Landing – Art, Music, and Holistic Wellness Center but this is by far one of my favorites to announce to the world. I am so grateful for everything that Barbara Buehl and Deanna Urban have done to really get this place on the map and growing so strongly. I hope to live up to their expectations and beyond.

We will be hosting a variety of new classes, video screenings, Project Bring Me to Life podcast premieres, art parties, and so much more! I have made a few calls for new artists and vendors and would love to hear from more people directly. Please feel free to Private Message me so that I don’t miss you comments.

The shop will be closing tomorrow at 4 pm and re-opening officially on Thursday February 11th, and we will be hosting a small opening gathering on Wednesday February 10th from 5:30-7:30 and we would love to see you there.

What is Om? What is the Om Symbol used for?

What is Om?

I found this little graphic on facebook a week or so ago and I really would like to share it with you all. So many people ask me what the chakra symbols and other Sanskrit symbolism means. When stumbling upon this image I  also found this awesome little explanation I would like to quote.

“AUM stands for the supreme Reality.
It is a symbol for what was, what is
And what shall be. AUM represents also
What lies beyond past, present and future.”

The remainder of this brief, albeit profound text, articulates how the sound AUM is made up of 3 unique, yet indivisible parts, each signifying a state of consciousness.

A – Waking State (Vaishvanara)
U – Dream State (Taijasa)
M – Deep Sleep/Unconscious State (Prajna)

When chanted together, these three parts reverberate the eternal sound as a representation of the Absolute State, (Turiya). We offer gratitude to @sivanaspirit for bringing this teaching to life through the this beautiful graphic!

Share this deeper knowledge with your students so the significance of chanting AUM might land more powerfully. Or, even if you don’t regularly chant in your classes, consider expressing this vibration privately before teaching (at home or in your car!) to feel more grounded and clear.

More on this meaningful sound at Yoga Teacher Central:

I hope to share more of the chakra symbols and their meanings when I get a chance (hopefully this week) to share the rest of them with you as this has inspired a lot of information.

Thanks for checking this out! You may also be interested in my What Is Reiki? Blog from a week or so ago!

Are you in need of some Prosperity and Growth?

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”- Benjamin Franklin

Today I would like to share another one of my personal favorites of my Shine Synergy Collection. It is also one of the first energy combinations I put together a few years ago and has been a fan favorite ever since 2012 before Shine Synergy was known to truly exist. That is my Prosperity and Growth combination. Made of beautiful Tiger’s Eye and Jade.

This bracelet is UNISEX and made to enhance you inner growth as well as promote balance and self admiration. Energy bracelets are accessories designed to balance the chakras, which are said to be energy centers used for centuries by Indian and Eastern cultures. These bracelets usually consist of several stones or charms in different colors or designs, each component representing one of the chakras — crown, brow, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and base.

While some claim that the benefits of wearing energy bracelets comes directly from the energy of the stones used, others say the bracelets merely promote awareness and allow for increased focus on keeping these seven energies in balance. In either case, the bracelets are used in alternative medicine to promote healing and vitality. An energy bracelet may also be worn solely for aesthetic purposes.

Jade is a stone of good fortune. It is a stone of wealth and prosperity and luck. It brings about inner peace and awareness, promotes self realization, and keeps us on track towards our dreams and goals. Ruling the heart chakra, jade helps to reduce emotional and mental stress, and keeps us honest. It may also help to improve agility, and muscle responses.
Tiger’s Eye is a golden brown stone with a magic to it that is undeniable. It promotes balance, and offers strength to get through the more difficult times. It alleviates doubt, and helps with decision making. It is a creative stone that offers vision and clarity. As it alleviates pain, it can also help to heal digestion and stomach problems.

All of my crystal creations come fully charged and cleansed. They are made in my studio hidden in the Appalachian mountains and cleansed with Appalachian spring water and charged by candlelight or full moon and with reiki.

I love making my crystal jewelry, and being constantly sourrounded with these beautiful and amazing crystals is a blessing. I am honored to share them with all of you and to create custom pieces upon your request. If you have any combination ideas, questions, or concerns please feel free to comment below or email me at

If you would like to purchase your Prospierity and Growth Combination bracelet today check it out in my ETSY SHOP or my OFFICIAL SHINE SHOP and place your order. If you have trouble finding what you are looking for please don’t hesitate to send me and e-mail and we can figure it out together!

Shine On Always,

Shantastic Shine.

P.S. are you looking for some abundance but this isn’t quite your style? You may also be interested in my Wealth or Good Fortune Bracelets. Also available in my online shops.