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Blog by Kelley Bren Burke

Beginning a Daily Meditation Practice with the Headspace App

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If you're curious about what it's like to meditate with a 75 pound bulldog in your lap, then this is the blog for you. I’ve been self employed since August 2015. While I was still managing the bookstore, I’d fantasize about what my self-employed life would be like: I’d get up and meditate, then I’d take a walk with one of our dogs. During the walk, I’d drop the previous day’s jewelry orders in the mailbox. Then I’d come back home, have a healthy smoothie for breakfast, and dig into work.  After a week or so of being self employed,...

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About Gems by Kelley

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I opened my Etsy shop Gems by Kelley in September 2013, hoping that maybe, just maybe I could sell some of my handmade jewelry. Almost three years later, I've shipped over 2000 orders to 29 different countries. My jewelry has a greater wanderlust than I do. I live vicariously through my orders that fly off to places all around the world. Meanwhile, I love working at home with our dogs, Murphy and Gracie. I love every step of the process: from ordering beautiful stones, to making the jewelry, listing the jewelry, and shipping it off to its new home. I'm a pragmatic person, and I've...

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