Hello to Spring’s Pink Moon & Goodbye to Negative Energy

On April 11th, the once-a-year Pink Moon comes out to play in the night sky. Although it sounds like some sort of rose quartz beauty, the Pink Moon was actually named by the Native Americans after moss pink or wild ground phlox – one of the first spring flowers.

This is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning, not only of your home, but of your soul. A Full Moon allows for a restart of our lives and our intentions, so we can get back on track with our goals.

Sometimes a good cleanse of the soul is all we need to jumpstart our journey. Are you ready to recharge? Let’s ‘glow’ !

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Find a space in your home that has enough room for all of your moon friends to gather around on the floor.

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Cleanse the space by lighting Palo Santo sticks to remove any negative energy.

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Set the mood by cutting up crescent-shaped fruit, like cantaloupe and apple slices, and baking chocolate cookies with cream cheese frosting in a moon phase design.

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For each place setting, add iridescent Moon Luster Dinnerware with an amethyst-colored intention card and a moonstone or quartz crystal.

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Have each of your friends write on their intention card any negative thoughts or feelings they need to release into the universe.

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Carefully burn each intention card and feel the weight of the world lift off your shoulders as you create space in your life for new energy to enter.

We hosted our full moon party with some of Earthbound’s nomadic spirits. Here’s what these moon sisters are letting go of this full moon:

Geneva Williams, EB HR/Payroll Associate

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“Negativity in your life makes it challenging to achieve your goals. Once I removed negativity, it allowed me to glow up!”

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Chelsea Gomez, EB Recruiter

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“I am letting go of fear – fear of change, fear of the unknown, fear of cockroaches — everything. I don’t want to miss out on life because I am too scared of what might happen.”

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Katie Mithlo, EB Receptionist

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“I am letting go of anxiety, because I want to be more in control of what happens in my life. I’d like to start worrying less and let whatever happens, happen.”

What negative energy are you hoping to leave behind this Full Moon?

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Muse of the Moment: Jordan Rebello

Although rare to find, Jordan Rebello is proof that real and natural beauty – inside AND out – is still a thing. A free spirit born to a Portuguese father and Native American mother, Jordan bounced around from Martha’s Vineyard to Boston to New York, and ultimately landed in Los Angeles – where she co-owns a vintage shop called Trouble in Paradise LA.

This down-to-earth babe redefines what it means to be a model, a mom, and a woman in today’s world. We love her au naturel beauty standards (that hair gives us life) and entrepreneurial spirit.

Find out what this wild child has to say about vintage shopping and owning your career!

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1. What was your first big modeling experience like?

I was shooting for American Apparel in 2015, which was the first time I really realized I was a model. It’s weird; I still don’t feel like one. That was the first time I was like, “Oh my God…I can’t leave and go to Trader Joe’s down the street without seeing five billboards within a 2-mile radius of our home.” I was kind of shy about it too, because I’m a mom.  I went to my daughter’s library class and other parents were like, “Oh, I’ve seen your face on that billboard! In your underwear!” I felt a little funny, but then I was like, “This is how I am going to raise my daughter – open minded – and knowing that her mom is an independent woman, working for herself.”

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2. Have you always been into the natural look?

I have three brothers, so I was never raised to be super girly. I was a tomboy from the beginning. I loved riding bikes and getting dirty. Now, I am into keeping my skin clear and dewy. I’m still into the ‘less is more’ thing, and making sure my face is fully clean when I go to sleep. I think the biggest thing is not being too much. I really love coconut oil, so I make sure I put it in my hair, and on my skin for a fresh, clear face.

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3. Where do you find cool vintage clothing?

There are a couple of warehouses in LA where I dig through bins and bins and bins of clothes. They have gross things in them but I love finding stuff! I love that you can do that in LA; I mean you can [dig through bins] in any city, but in L.A. you can find really awesome things, like a Michael Jackson T-shirt. It’s the only city where you can really do that.

4. Since you’re an expert in all things vintage, do you have any thrifting tips?

It’s cool to go in without an idea, but you might get lost, get sick of it and leave. So, I think it’s good to have some sort of knowledge of what you’re looking for. If you’re trying to dig through a bunch of things, it’s good to focus on material. If you like silks, then you might gravitate to satin or anything sheer. If you like prints, then you’ll gravitate toward material with prints.

There are always the name brands that people gravitate toward too. There are a lot of brands that aren’t cool now, but were super cool back in the ’80s, like Esprit and Ann Taylor. For denim jeans, look for selvedge denim jeans. This means you’re looking for jeans made in America or Japan, not China. Made in America is huge! For jeans from the ‘80s and ‘90s to say “Made in America”is pretty rad! Anything handmade is rare, because someone took the time to make it and there is only one of them out there!

Follow Jordan Rebello’s adventures on Instagram: @bigsecret

Recharge Yo Self with Rose Quartz

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Himalayan Salt Stone Tea Light Candle Holder / Moon Mirror Rose Luster Bowl / Smudge Stick / Ceramic Vintage Floral Catch All

There’s a lot of noise out there. In our current digital age, it seems like we’re always having debates on what’s acceptable.

Or what we should look like. Or how we should feel.

No matter who you are, you’re constantly being told how and who to be.

Or what to believe.

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Touch A Life X EB: Empowerment Through Batik

50% of sales from the Batik Fabrics (and Mud Cloth Bags) go directly back to the students at the Life Academy’s Sewing Collective in Accra, Ghana. When you buy a handmade Batik Fabric or Mud Cloth Bag, you’re doing more than just getting a textile. You’re giving a young student the opportunity to do something with their life, to become something.

 

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Touch A Life X EB: Empowerment Through Mud Cloth

Daniel, Faustina, Forgive, Janet, Happy, Ebenezer, Lydia, and Patience completed their first round of Hand Sewn Mud Cloth Bags at the Life Academy Sewing Collective in Accra, Ghana, and we’re so excited to be a part of their global launch!

 

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Touch A Life X EB: Empowering Together

It’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month

That’s why on Monday, January 9th, 20% of all online sales at earthboundtrading.com benefit Touch A Life. It doesn’t matter if you buy a bag, a salt lamp, or new canvas art!

20% of your online purchase goes directly back to Touch A Life, so they can continue to improve the lives of formerly trafficked children.

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[CONTEST!] From Earthbound → Entrepreneur: A Colorful Journey

hailey_alexeditEarthbound team member and creative butterfly, Hailey Lynn Glass, published her first ever hand-illustrated, hand-bound coloring book entitled, Butterflies, Flowers & Weirdness. We sat down to get an exclusive look into this creative girl’s mind to find out how she ended up on this path and what inspired her to take on the world of coloring.

Hailey’s been everything at Earthbound, from key holder to buying intern to merchandise coordinator and stylist. Her ability to dabble a little here and a little there in a wide variety of roles not only makes her a great employee, but a great artist too. From the time she was little, she was getting her hands in and on everything and anything.

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Excavating the Earth with Ground Soap

Meet Angela Youngs and Glenn Forester, Creators and Owners of Ground Soap. This husband and wife duo hand makes cold-process soaps using ONLY natural and organic ingredients. From plant-based fats to local Canadian honey to the Indonesian Batik fabric packaging, no detail is left unnoticed. Continue reading “Excavating the Earth with Ground Soap”

Chak – What? A Beginner’s Guide to Chakras

If you’ve ever been to a yoga class, then you’ve probably heard the teacher reference a chakra during a certain pose, such as: reaching your crown chakra towards the sky during standing tree or opening up your heart chakra during camel.

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Top 5 Reasons to Start Journaling

Light incense – or make a drink. Or do both. Take a breath, grab a journal, and just start writing. There is something raw about writing down your thoughts in a physical journal as opposed to a blog. Ideas spill on to paper and there isn’t an easy way to punch a key to delete them. What you write is real, it’s tangible, and you can even see the emotion in the manuscript depending on the mood. If you’re angry, you may notice the pages curl from furiously pressing your pen down. If you’re excited, maybe your words appear rushed because you can’t contain what you’re feeling. So why should you start this simple act? The benefits are huge. Let’s look at how:
1. Helps Achieve Goals

Writing down thoughts and ideas forces you to visualize what you want from your future self. It provides a timeline you can measure and track day by day. Reviewing your progress is as simple as flipping through the pages and seeing your goals transform into reality. It holds you accountable and reminds you that yes, there will be days you fall but there will also be days you succeed. You learn to take the good with the bad and that it’s just a part of the process.

2. Improves Relationships

Have you ever said something to a friend, family member, or significant other you deeply regret? Word vomit is real and a journal is the trash bag we so desperately need. Instead of instantly reacting when something happens, take time to write it ALL out on paper. Write out what happened and how it makes you feel. Even write out what you hate about the person or situation. It may sound harsh, but it allows you to express yourself in private, gather your thoughts, and come up with something constructive to say so feelings aren’t hurt and resolutions are achieved.

3. It’s a Stress Reliever

According to the Journal of Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, spending 15-20 min. a couple of times a week can greatly reduce stress and emotional events. It allows you to focus on what you’re thinking and helps you recount the event so it becomes more clear, more like a narrative – and less of a cloud of emotion.

4. Encourages Gratitude

Due to our 24-hour news cycle and fast-paced lifestyle, we hardly take time to reflect. There’s a lot going on in the world and we constantly have negative things being thrown at us from every direction. Taking time to write out just a few simple things we are thankful for can make us feel warm and fuzzy instead of bogged down and helpless. It really is the little things in life that keep us going.
5. Removes Judgment

We are always connected. Whether it’s through social media or an article online, our society is constantly spitting out information, waiting to be chewed up by a human behind a screen. A journal is a space where you can completely let go and be yourself. You don’t have to worry about someone judging you for an opinion or mocking you for a belief. It’s a way to build up your confidence and self-esteem from within, instead of through a list of “friends”.

You have to love yourself because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that your soul requires from you. – Dodinsky

Have you seen benefits from journaling and writing down your thoughts? What do you like to write about?

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