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Instagram... the Dark Side...

Lisa Hirsch

Instagram... the Dark Side...

We're in an entirely new time of advice and podiums.Due to social media- everyone now has a platform. Everybody gives advice. Everybody is the (often unquestioned) scholar of their proclaimed field. So many of us are super digitized, having an instagram, a Facebook, a website, a blog... and more! How could we help but to have at least a subtle sense of self-centeredness naturally fostered? (Is that a word? Why yes, because this is my soapbox, so I'll call that shot right thur. Yep yep!) There's a feeling that all eyes are on us. We've never had this potential before!Every time that I...


Birthday Stones: How Did We Get Here?

Lisa Hirsch

Birthday Stones: How Did We Get Here?

Every month has a corresponding gemstone, but why? Way back in 3000 BC, early civilizations in India and Babylon accredited stones with magical properties. These civilizations- were the originators of astrology, and gem buyers and traders consulted with those who spoke the language of the stars to see about influential planetary forces working in their favor, using an informal classification of gems that were arranged and associated with planets by color. As above, so below- much? So 12 astrological signs= 12 months in the lunar year. And why else? And go on?In the bible, there was some dude Aaron, Moses's brother- who had...