I had begun meditating in my early 20s and knew that I needed to look for answers inside, not outside, to get back on track.
With a toddler who didn't sleep through the night, it was nearly impossible to stick to a regular meditation schedule. So instead of feeling guilty for not practicing, I started wearing my old mala beads around my neck to take advantage of the small moments of quiet throughout the day.
They made it easier to fit meditation into my day. Having them around my neck reminded me of my desire to be more present and what I wanted to create for our growing family. They helped me to be more intentional with my choices and reminded me to stop and breathe when I got overwhelmed.
There was only one problem. I didn't love wearing those large wooden beads around my neck.
I've always been connected to gemstones. Holding a stone that has been formed over millions of years makes me feel connected to something much larger than myself. So I made myself a delicate mala with beautiful gemstones that reminded me of the woman and mother I wanted to be.
I immediately fell in love with the process of creating.
Fast forward to 2021, and we are now a small team of passionate women who put our hearts into every aspect of the business. But, by far, the best thing about starting this business has been the messages and emails we get from women who share their stories with us. When I started this business, I never dreamed my malas would connect so deeply with so many women. I go back and read them often and feel happy that we are putting something good into the world.