May 23, 2017

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It’s About Time You Learned What Your Birthstone Really Says About You!

June 24, 2016

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Simple Ways to Destress


It happens to the best of us - we get so focused on our careers that we get stressed out and forget to take time for ourselves. I think we are all guilty of doing this at some point. It is a well known fact that you will perform better in your work life when you have taken time to de-stress and relax your mind, body and soul.

Having a healthy work/life balance is so important and while everyone’s version of relaxing is different, we have rounded up a few of our favorite ways to stay relaxed when we are feeling stressed.

EXERCISE

Doing yoga or meditating might seem like the obvious form of exercise to relax, but even if you enjoy high intensity work outs like spinning or kick boxing, escaping your mind and releasing your stress and anxiety through exercise is a great way to relax. It is also proven that exercising in the day will help you sleep better at night. If you can work anything from a 45 minute exercise class to a morning hike into your daily routine then you’re on the right track!

READING

Although reading a book might not be everyones’ favorite thing to do when not at work, when you find the right book, you might change your mind. By reading stories, we escape our own minds and enter another world so to speak. Whether you like to read novels, essays or even the newspaper, reading for 30 minutes every day will allow us to forget what we have going on and focus on something else and refresh our minds.

DRINKING TEA

In the mornings we drink coffee to help us kick start our day, and some people like to drink tea in the evenings to unwind. While a glass of wine might also do the trick and is totally acceptable after a long day of work, Yogi Kava Stress Relief Tea is a delicious hot drink that contains special herbs that help you de-stress. The tea is said to reduce anxiety and makes you feel good all over. It also contains no caffeine so it will not keep you awake at night.

LISTEN TO MUSIC

We have been listening to music for thousands of years to help us relax and it works! The magical part about music is that it is subjective, and everyone has a different preference. Whether you listen to country music, hip hop or french jazz, switching on your favorite genre for 30 minuets a day will not only help you unwind but it will also make you feel inspired and refreshed for work the next day. You could also try a relaxation tape of waves crashing and birds tweeting…it works in the movies right?!

FIND A HOBBY

There are plenty of sports and activities that are proven to be therapeutic. If you’re more athletic, you can try a sport like golf or swimming. If you’re more creative, you could try painting or knitting. Whatever your preference is, finding a hobby that you can work into your weekly routine will help take the edge off and get you feeling excited about something new!


In addition to these wonderful rituals that will help you lead a less stressed life, we our excited to announce the launch of our new Blue Lace Agate bracelet that helps to ease stress and promotes a healthy, balanced lifestyle. You can shop our new bracelet and the rest of our collection HERE.

June 17, 2016

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Positive Intentions for Summer

It is hard to believe that we are already almost 6 months into the year. It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the holidays! With summer quickly approaching and officially beginning on June 20th, the My Mahana team have been discussing the importance of going into the summer months with the right intentions.

Like each season, we should have goals and intentions set in place. That being said, the summer months are to be enjoyed as well. Whether you have a summer season full of traveling, working, launching a new business or spending time with family, we have rounded up our favorite pieces for summer that will not only help you set your intentions but also spruce up your summer style.

BALANCE:

If you’re taking the summer off for relaxation or working hard on a new project, it is important to maintain balance in your lifestyle. If you’re traveling, consider keeping a journal of all your experiences to keep your brain stimulated. If you’re cooped up in an office working, head to the beach for the weekend to free your mind. It is so important to have a balanced way of living so we can make positive and clear decisions. Our Balance Intention Bracelet is a perfect reminder of this and is beautifully crafted with Crazy Lace Agate.

FOCUS:

Our Focus Intention bracelet is made from Snowflake Jasper and works wonderfully paired with the Balance Intention Bracelet. The intention behind these stones are to keep the wearer focused and centered throughout chaotic situations. Whether you are spending your summer in a busy office or hanging out with your family, these stones will keep you grounded as well as stylish.

CALM:

Although you may be spending your summer working or being a busy social butterfly, it is important to take these months to find some tranquility.

Whether you find peace at the beach, at the gym or even sleeping in late, it is key that you take time to do this over summer. Our Calm Intention bracelet is made from Blue Tigers Eye and is designed to bring serenity to the wearer, relieving stress and anxiety and bringing peace.

WELLNESS:

It is officially bikini season and now is the time to be focused on your physical health more than ever. That being said, our mental health is just as important as our physical health. The Mahana Wellness Bracelet is designed to bring the intention of health and well-being to the wearer. Amethyst is a positive stone and works to promote a healthy mental and physical being. It helps to improve mental awareness and when worn in the workplace will help with stress, anxiety and depression.

We hope this helps you set the right intentions for your summer season!  Shop the full My Mahana intention collection HERE.

May 20, 2016

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Intro to Numerology

I think it is safe to say that everyone has a lucky number, but why? One answer might be because numbers hold a very special meaning for individuals. Numbers, like people, take on their own characteristics. These characteristics can be understood through Numerology, which is the study of the relationship between numbers and their symbolic meaning humans assign to them.

Each number, from 0-8, has a specific meaning. How one arrives to that number is by decoding your birthdate. Read below to find your life path number!

1. First, write down your full birth date. For Example:

January 31st, 1992

2. Next, narrow down the month, day and year to a single figure by adding them up.

For Example:

MONTH: January is the 1st month of the year = 1

DAY: My birth date is the 31st - Add 3 + 1 = 4

Keep adding to narrow down to a one-digit number: 1 + 4 = 5

YEAR: The year of birth is 1992

Continue adding until you narrow down to a one-digit number: 1+9+9+2 = 21

3. Now add the resulting single figures together to get the Life Path Number. For Example:

Month=1 + Day=4 + Year=21

1 + 4 + 21 = 26

2 + 6 = 8

My Life Path number is 8

Then cross check that number with the interpretations. With the help of Numerology.com, we've provided some below.
 
Number 1:  this is a number of independence, which makes sense since it's just 1.  People who are drawn to the number 1 are self starters and often tend to rely only on themselves. It represents a person who demonstrates leadership and drive. The 1 is masculine, focused, an originator and self starter; it is also progressive, strong willed, courageous, self-reliant and rebellious.

Number 2:  People with 2 are Sensitive, tactful, diplomatic and cooperative. The 2s tend to be peacemakers and are loving, studious and patient. A 2 may express many musical or feminine qualities and also tends to be sensual and intuitive. Want to exude your peace and harmony? Place two crystals in your home to create a harmonious balance in your life.

Number 3: 3s are imaginative, expressive communicators and artists. They are tolerant, joyful, optimistic, inspiring, talented, jovial, youthful, dynamic ... the list goes on and on! But above all, 3s are the creative bunch. My Mahana is definitely a number 3. Collections are designed in 3s with 3 color ways of design.

Number 4: 4s are disciplined, strong, stable, pragmatic, down-to-earth, reliable, dependable, hard-working, extracting, precise, methodical, conscientious, frugal, devoted, patriotic and trustworthy! The number for is associated with love when in a relationship.  Think of it as a building block (4 sides) it's a number that creates a solid foundation; that’s the life you create for yourself.

Number 5: 5s are energetic, adventurous, daring and freedom-loving; it's a symbol of life. They also tend to be versatile, flexible, adaptable, curious, social, sensual, quick-thinking, witty, courageous and worldly.

Number 6:  6s are responsible, loving, self-sacrificing, protective, sympathetic and compassionate. These loyal, maternal figures are domestic, fair and idealistic healers or teachers. This number is connected to the earth.  When you magnify a snowflake you will see it has 6 points.  

Number 7:  7 isn't just a lucky number. It's also spiritual, intelligent, analytical, focused, introspective, studious, intuitive, knowledgeable, contemplative, serious, persevering, refined, gracious and displays much inner wisdom.

Number 8: 8s are authoritative, business-minded leaders. They value control and tend to be powerful, but are also balanced, materially detached, successful and realistic. They end up in management positions, are efficient, capable, street-smart and good judges of character.

So, after decoding your life path number, does it sound familiar? Is it totally off? Tell us in the comments below!
May 12, 2016

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Rose Quartz - The Stone of Love

Because reality tv shows, social media outlets and celebrity tabloids have given rise to unrealistic standards of beauty and body images, it's important to be grounded and remember to love yourself!

It may seem simple but it is something we forget to do every single day. There is so much pressure to have a high power job, look perfect at all times and go through life a certain way. It is so easy to criticize ourselves, especially when we are comparing ourselves to the people we follow on Instagram.

Rose Quartz is the crystal that represents unconditional love. The special crystal opens the heart to all types of love, whether it is love of your family and friends, animals, hobbies or job, but most importantly - love of yourself.  Often associated with the Heart Chakra, Rose Quartz is the perfect stone to help open your heart center.

At My Mahana, we feel it is so important to make time during your week to simply recognize your self-worth and take time out of your busy schedule to love yourself. We have created a very simple and easy routine inspired by the Rose Quartz crystal for you to follow each week.

Give your body what it needs
Whether its yoga or going for a run it is important to reward your body and mind. Ever heard of endorphins!? Many people like to exercise wearing or surrounded by Rose Quartz as it is believed to strengthen muscles as well as treat the heart and help blood circulation.

Soothe your soul
Have a bath and light a candle! This is the perfect way to unwind after a long day. You can even place Rose Quartz stones in and around your bathtub to fully indulge yourself in unconditional love.

Unplug
Take one hour every day to be free of your phone and all electronics to completely switch off and free your mind. Keep your Rose Quartz crystals nearby as the stones are understood to be calming and tranquilizing to the person who holds them.

Catch some Z's
Get 8 hours of sleep a night. Easier said than done. Some people even sleep with Rose Quartz under their pillow as it is believed to bring out your true emotions in your dreams and acts as a way of healing.

The Rose Quartz crystal is such a beautiful and meaningful stone to have in your home or on your wrist!  My Mahana carries a full collection of different Rose Quartz stones that you can shop HERE.  Give love, and love will come to you.
May 04, 2016

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A Mahana Mothers Day

We can hardly believe it is that time of the year again! It seems that every year, Mothers day creeps up on us and we our left running around and stressing out last minute to find the perfect gift for our Mom’s. The truth is, our Mother’s deserve so much more than just something you can wrap up in a box, but luckily My Mahana has some beautiful pieces that will make your Mom’s day.

The perfect mothers day gift should be thoughtful and should remind your Mom of you every time she looks at it. We have rounded up our top 5 gifting ideas that will make this Mothers’ day one to remember.

1. Druzy Agate Tea Strainer

What better way to brighten your Mom's morning than giving her a beautiful crystal tea strainer!? This gift is as useful as it is gorgeous. Druzy Agate is the perfect stone for creating tranquility and balance in the mind, body and spirit - always a great way to start your day!



2. Home Cleansing Kit

Whether it is used in the home or office, the My Mahana home cleansing kit will bring positive energy into your Mom’s space every day. The set comes with 1 White Sage bundle, 1 Clear Crystal Quartz and 3 Selenite wands. This is the perfect present for a Mom that wears our bracelets and leads the My Mahana lifestyle.



3. Protection Intention Bracelet

A great gift for a son to give their mother. What sweeter way than to say "I love you” than with a bracelet designed to protect the wearer. Every time she wears it she will think of you and be reminded of her night in shining armor!

4.  Love Intention Bracelet

A lovely gift for a daughter to give her mother. The Love Intention bracelet is made with Rose Quartz - the stone for love. The feminine pink color will remind her of her precious daughter and the special bond she shares with you.
5. Rose Quartz Spheres

Every mom could use a little love reminder on their desk or book shelf.  Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and inner peace.  Our Rose Quartz spheres are the perfect size for any home or office space! 



We know that your Mom would be thrilled with any of these thoughtful gifts! Treat yourself as well as your Mom and enjoy 20% OFF of your purchase using code LOVEMOM at checkout!

*For those of you who live in Los Angeles, come and shop for your Mom for a cause! We will be having a trunk show at Ron Robinson in Santa Monica on Thursday May 5th from 5-8pm. 20% of all proceeds will be going to the Westside Family Health Center. See you there! 

April 28, 2016

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3 Essentials Habits for a Peaceful Meditation



Mediating is a great practice, but it can be very difficult to achieve a peaceful meditation. These 3 essentials will aid you to achieve Zen every time you meditate:

    1. Power Off: Keeping away from your electronics during meditation sounds self-explanatory, but most of us have a hard time disconnecting from all of our electronics. This means everything from your lights to your curling iron. All of these little things can add up to make one big distraction. If you are attached to your phone, try keeping it completely out of sight so you are not tempted to turn it back on.

      Tip: Use candles for light. Candles can create a more peaceful state with their natural light versus florescent lights.

       

        2. Declutter: The area of where you choose to meditate needs to be in order. Even with your eyes closed, you will feel your clothes, bills and random trinkets in your head. A clean, organized space with minimal furniture will be allow for a clear mind.

          Tip:Choose a corner or enclosed area in your house dedicated to mediating. A designated, clutter free area will make it easier for you to habitually meditate knowing you have your go to space.

           

          3. Intention: One of the hardest aspects about meditating is trying to stay focused. Setting an intention before meditating will help prevent becoming scatter brained. Not only does setting an intention help create focus, it also makes one more aware of their thoughts, actions and emotions.

          Tip: Write down your intention prior to meditating. If you write it, see it, say it and think it you are more likely to keep on track. Keep a mediation journal to track your intentions.


          Remember to make your meditation practice your own. When new to meditation it may seem like a foreign exercise and you may experience a hard time turning off your mind and focusing. Keep practicing, in time it will become easier to achieve stillness in your mind and begin to experience the positive effects of meditation.

          April 24, 2016

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          Labradorite in the Work Space

          When you observe a piece of Labroadorite you will see its shimmering hues of blues and greys.  The Inuit people believe that it fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, creating this magical looking crystal.  Labradorite is one of the most powerful stones in the crystal world, it holds a protective energy which helps to create a space filled with positive energy.

          Often associated with the Crown Chakra (at the top of your head) Labradorite is connected to the energy of the mind.  When you wear Labradorite or place it near you it creates a sense of clarity and eases intuition, making it a great stone to have in your office or workspace. 

          Today, our offices and work spaces have become cluttered with computers, devices and technology.  These devices can often create distractions and unneeded stress.   Crystals placed in the workspace not only add to the décor, but also absorb negative and excess energy created by our devices. By placing crystals within our space we create a helpful reminder to take time to distress and stay positive.

          Where to place crystals in the work place:

          • Next to a window.  The sunlight enhances the energy of crystals and creates beautiful reflecting light off the stone.

          • As a book end or paper weight.  Crystals not only add beauty to a space but also enhance the good vibes.

          • In the dirt of any plants in the office.  This helps both the crystal and those around it stay grounded and connected to the earth.  

          Click here to get your own crystal to place in your home or work space! 

           

           

          April 15, 2016

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          Mahana x Ron Robinson

          We are so excited to announce our most recent collaboration with Ron Robinson

          Launching a children’s line of precious bracelets is something we have dreamed about for a long time, so to introduce our collection at none other than the infamous Fred Segal is a dream come true!


          The inspiration behind our collection is simple: My Mahana’s focus has always been to create beautiful precious bracelets that bring positive vibes into your life and we think that the most important little people in your life shouldn’t be left out. Our collection of lava beads will make your kid too cool for school as well as balanced and with positive intent! 



          Click HERE to purchase the collection!


          We would love to meet you and your kiddos at our launch party next week on April 20th from 1 - 6 p.m. at Fred Segal on Melrose Ave - 8118 Melrose Ave

          April 10, 2016

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          WOMEN WHO INSPIRE: ADRIANNE HASLET DAVIS


          In times of unimaginable hardship and despair, we are forced to find an inner strength, to find a guiding light and to never give up on ourselves. 


          That’s why Adrianne Haslet-Davis and the Limbs for Life Foundation was the perfect collaboration for our newest strength bracelet. Adrianne survived the unimaginable Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 and lost her left  leg below the knee. In the wake of the marathon, she has become an inspiration to others through her positive attitude and willingness to find strength in herself and not fall victim to her hardship. 

           

          The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.

          The core of My Mahana’s values is to give the wearer of our bracelets strength and stability through times of change and provide guidance and clarity in difficult situations. 

          “I love the message of being strong in life and setting the intention each day,” Adrianne says of the My Mahana collection. “Those wearing the bracelet can set their intention of what they will be strong for for the day, whether that is a business meeting, a difficult conversation or an obstacle they need to overcome.” 

          Adrianne completely embodies the My Mahana lifestyle, spreading positive intent and inspiring those around her to be strong even in times of pain. 

          "I refuse to be called a victim. I am not defined by what happened in my life. I am a survivor, defined by how I live my life.” 

          Adrianne’s strength shines through her special My Mahana bracelet, available for purchase with 30% of the proceeds going to the Limbs for Life foundation.