Category Archives: Nature

‘Just’ a Stone?

To some people, stones are stones, unless they are diamonds or other known precious gem in an expensive gold setting . . .

To others, well, here are a few examples:

A crystal Quartz Cluster is said to be a basic stone of all magic and can be used to amplify other stone energies. It enhances psychic ability, especially when used in meditation.


Copper is a metal that channels energy. Put copper with any other stone and it increases that stone’s energy. For a very powerful tool, wrap copper wire around a crystal wand. the most powerful tool is a copper pipe filled with stones and on each end fit a crystal point.


Citrine Cluster in a room will clean out the negativity. Once month, put the citrine cluster in the sun for a day. Now it is recharged and free of negativity. They range in color from pale yellow to reddish-brown.


Red calcite helps invigorate the life force in the body. It brings the physical into proper focus. Red calcite can give you focus on sexual awareness and help you overcome doubts or fears about sexuality. It is a good balance stone for pregnant women to carry. Drop a red calcite in a tub of warm water. After relaxing a few minutes, you should emerge feeling rejuvenated.


Kunzite is a love stone. It opens the heart to love for all in the Universe, including the Divine. It can also bring the song of the heart into your mind. Give kunzite as a gift to all you love, so they will feel your love and lead a more fulfilled life.


Red garnet lets you release anger. It is also a balance stone, as it will bring each individual what she/he needs. Passion or serenity. Garnet is also a protector of the home, as a symbol of the ‘home fire’.


Hematite harmonizes mind, body and spirit. It prevents negative energies from entering one’s aura. It makes the bond between friends stronger.


Onyx is a protection stone. Black onyx is the most common onyx. It is a good stone to have if you think anyone is plotting against you. It protects you from attacking negativity.


Rhodochrosite can attract a love filled with compassion to you. A love for your greater good. Take a bath with rhodochrosite and you may dream of the one who loves you.


There are so very many stones to choose from; you know how kids like to collect things in their pockets? Often stones? Could it be that little people know things we don’t know . . . instinctively feel things we don’t tend to feel as much . . . or anymore? Hmmm?

Wishing you a wonderful positive energy-filled day!

Herbs; powerful little things!

Hi there, me again. It’s a rainy old day in Switzerland as we wait for spring. And wait, and wait . . . and while I wait, I begin a brand new story. About Alice, this time. It’s coming together, and I guess I have all this rainy weather to thank for that. Or I’d be outside, getting my hands and knees all dirty in my garden!

Yesterday, during the first hour of sunshine for as long as I can remember, I prepared window boxes with a few herbs; parsley, chives and thyme. Oh yes, and a pot of rosemary for future bbq’s!

Here are a few links for those of you who just love planting and watching your garden grow, for those who like fresh spring flavors in soups salads and whatever, or who are interested in what these little goodies can do for you and your health! (I happen to belong to all three of those categories.)





If you’ve got some herbal wisdom to share, I’d love to hear from you!

Bye for now!
Nancy Ellen