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Photo by Amy Treasure on Unsplash Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself.  For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed.  For a very long time I have equated

Recycled paper jewelry

I found this wonderful shop on Etsy called Hippie Kingdom (isn't the title perfect for me - I'm such a hippie at heart!) and they make recycled paper jewelry and it is just divine! They also makes handmade paper jewelry and hemp jewelry that is equally impressive. Check it out!

Recycled packaging paper earrings

Recycled paper necklace

Recycled newspaper bracelet

and a few beauties from their handmade paper collection....

not to mention the hemp......


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