November 27, 2015

AMBER Amber is not actually a stone or crystal, but rather fossilized tree resin, usually from coniferous trees. Amber is so rare because the resin has to be resistant to decomposition. While many trees produce resin, very few produce resin resistant enough to withstand sun exposure, rain, temperature extremes, and bacterial decay. Many specimens include organic plant or insect materials fossilized inside.   PHYSICAL PROPERTIES: Hardness: 2-2.5 Colour: Gold, yellow, brown, sometimes green or blue Lustre: Resinous, waxy Chemical Composition: varies, but always contains C, H, and O (carbon, hydrogen and oxygen). General formula is C₁₀H₁₆O   HEALING PROPERTIES: .Concentrates the energy of the sun .Invigorates the body’s systems .Boosts energy .Sharpens the mind .Cleanses the environment .Draws sickness from the body .Balances the brain .Absorbs pain and negative energies .Aids with depression .Strengthens the throat area .Alleviates joint pain   CHAKRA: Sacral chakra (below navel) and Solar plexus chakra (between navel and diaphragm)   REFERENCES: The Essential Crystal Handbook – Simon and Sue Lilly Kiara James  

October 7, 2015

Major corporations are employing the use of sound in a variety of creative ways to counter the effects of workplace stress. The California corporate headquarters of Toyota have a unique approach for overcoming stress and building morale with their ‘Toyota drum circle.’ ‘Drumming away stress’ sessions are also being offered by New York psychotherapist Robert Friedman for a range of clients including companies such as Pitney Bowe, Xerox and Time-Warner. Dr Jeffrey Thompson, Director of the Center for Neuroacoustic Research, has developed programs using sound for Nike, Cisco Systems and Mattel that enhance creativity, productivity and health and wellness.

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