This post is an interview between Margot Malin, Founder of Lots To Live For, Inc. and Eve St. John, discussing her journey back to health using affirmations and crystals.
What was the inspiration for launching Eve St. John, LLC?
I have been in the field of fitness for the past 20 years. My passion has always been to inspire, motivate and ignite your spirit through my yoga and fitness classes, workshops, and uplifting community events. I love empowering my students, my friends, my family, my kids, my neighbors, my customers and everyone to always believe in themselves, that there is nothing they can’t do or achieve. Four years ago, I had a freak accident where I got hit on the head with a flying hockey puck at my son’s game. It was a serious injury but, I was so blessed and lucky because I am here to tell you the story. After severe head hematoma and not being able to resume my normal life activity or work, I started meditating seriously and counting my blessings daily more than ever before.
What were some of the affirmations that you meditated on?
I started to meditate to gratitude daily. Counting every blessing, my breath, that I woke up, that I walked, that I could get dressed, that I was able to think, that I had my family who cared, and so much love from so many. Repeating the words, I am love, I am peace, I am strong, I am healthy, I am grateful, I am amazing, I am beautiful and I am evolving. I repeated these words even though at the time, I had hard time believing the words I was saying and with my face was so physically distorted I looked anything but beautiful, however I knew I was beautiful inside and nothing was going to take that away from me.
What are simple affirmations that you can offer to help cancer patients through their journey?
Gratitude and Affirmations
Any of these affirmations would be a good positive way to empower you and start your day…. I am strong, I am healthy, My body heals very quickly, I am a miracle, I heal my body with every breath that I take, I love (whatever type of ailment, for example if its breast) say I love my breasts, and I appreciate my body…..I believe sending love to the body part that has needs love is important part of healing. I am getting better each day, I am determined to help others with my story, with my miracle and healing, affirmation can be your personal goal of what you want stating it in a positive way as it has already happened, thanking it.
How did you incorporate gratitude into your healing?
I incorporated gratitude into my healing by daily meditation, keeping a journal, listing things that I was grateful for, on some days, just writing that I can write in this journal, that my fingers, and brain were functioning, I was grateful to be alive, grateful to be able to eat, see, hear. I believe meditation of daily gratitude is very powerful and empowering, whether you do it in the morning or at night, I did it every time I felt I was worried, scared, or in pain. When you can stay grateful in your most challenging days by counting your blessings, your light will always take over the darkness. Gratitude opens the doors to more blessings and healing. Since you can’t think of two thoughts at the same time, you can’t ever be sad, depressed, worried or stressed with your problems as you are counting your blessings at that moment, so you distract the mind from being in a negative place.
During recovery, why did you study crystals and what did you learn?
I was so intrigued by the following: how I can heal faster, how I can be a miracle, how I can help others through my challenging times, how I can be stronger, and how I can resume my normal life asap. I started searching how to bring more energy to me, my home, etc…..I discovered the power of colors, organization of your home, power of crystal and gem beads, and how each carry different energy associated with them. I was fascinated. I learned that I can enhance the energy that I bring to me through the power of colors, and crystals, and gems, I wanted to make a bracelet with clear crystal quartz to help me heal faster.
Are there any crystals that you would recommend to cancer patients?
Often people ask me this question, which crystal or gem bracelet they should get for their loved ones or for themselves? It’s so strange but most of the time, one craves the energy and the color of the crystal beads, or gems that that they need in their life, and often when they read the story that is associated with the bracelet of their choice they realize they find the perfect right one. It’s a very personal choice, but personally I would recommend clear crystal quartz or any gems with healing, empowering properties.
Which are your most popular products?
All my designs are popular and empowering, due to their story, people shop according to their wish, from meditation kits, to large crystal bracelets, to petite crystal beads, or the gem and gratitude collection. Some love wearing the “empowering” tank top from my shirt collection to be their reminder that the universe is at their command and that they are limitless, some love wearing the “I am” tank top, knowing that they are everything that they set their mind to. People who love to meditate love the gratitude line of items. Younger people love the petite crystals, and then there are many that love wearing all the colors and love stacking all the bracelets as their reminders of empowerment, strength, beauty, perseverance and love.
Tell us a bit about the crystal bracelets and the cards that go with them?
I made my first bracelet for myself while I was healing from my head accident. Then when I went back to my regular job of teaching yoga classes, all my students were so drawn to them and they all started asking me to make them one. The demand grew bigger and bigger, where now I am proud to be able to employ local moms, college students, to help me grow my business and helping me making them to meet the demand, as I help support all local stores in NJ.
Each crystal bracelet comes with an appropriate story and the energy it carries that I write about each one, along with explanation of the meaning of the crystal beads and gems, a wish card as well as the affirmation words that I had used in my darkest days to get me through my difficult times. I am so grateful to be able to help inspire and empower through my designs. Each day I send a special mediation and a prayer which is my, gratitude to every person wearing these what I believe are magical bracelets, as well as everyone else to make you feel on top of the world. I know these bracelets have brought so much love, healing, strength, peace and joy to me that there is nothing I love more than making them for everyone.
Where can readers find your bracelets?
They can find at their local stores in Bergen County, NJ including: Hallmark at Woodcliff Lake NJ, The Zen Shop Riverside Square Mall, Tess Morgan Paramus Mall, All is Well in Wyckoff, The Market House in Westwood NJ, Cose Belle in Franklin Lakes NJ. If any of the readers would like to order one on line at evestjohn.com there is a special coupon offer that is valid until April 1,2017 that will give 20% off every order no matter how many times the purchase.
Use coupon code HEALTHYFOREVER to get 20% off all online orders (code valid through 4/1/17).
All designs can be found on our website www.evestjohn.com
You are amazing and one of a kind. It’s nice to have a reminder of who we are and have designed all my pieces with you in mind. We all need a reminder! No matter who we are. Shop according to the energy you like.
Eve St. John
How are you doing now? Is your face healed?
I am very blessed and yes my face is back to normal, although I have an indentation on my forehead, it’s hardly noticeable and I am so grateful for that because that is my reminder of how lucky, blessed I was and I am, that I am here to tell you my story.
I am so grateful to all of you for allowing me to spread more love and light to your life. Eve St. John
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