Who are They?
Along my spiritual journey, I found creating ART, in combination with meditation both liberating and healing. I love to practice both, creating and meditating and incorporate both into my daily life as often as possible. But… as we all know, life happens and the anxiety and stress of everyday situations creep in and upset our spiritual balance.
I found it helpful to remind myself to find my center and “regroup”. It’s like making a shopping or a do to list: reminders not to forget to whatever. Although I’m not typically a “list” person, I need reminders to come back to the present moment, think and ground myself. Reminders of what is important and what is not. In addition to serving as reminders to myself, I wanted to help empower girls to be the best they can be.
To this end, I started creating a collection of whimsical girls with a message or empowerment: a reminder of what is important and true. As I gave these girls names, I saw a pattern develop… almost all of the girls had a call to action or a gentle reminder to just be. Interestingly enough, my son, Justin’s nickname is Just. His last name begins with the letter “B”, so I honor my son with the line of “Just B” girls.
She is a reminder to believe in yourself. Do not be influenced by what others may think as they cannot know what is in your heart. “You, yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” -Buddha. Only you know that, so remember, just be true…to
Just Carrie On
Carrie Grace is named after my grandmother, Carrie. She was a strong, but graceful woman. This Just B Girl reminds us that grace will see us through the worst of times. We just need to carry on.
Just B. YOU-ti-ful
She says it all. You are beautiful, just the way you are so just be you. Dance to the sound of your own drum and love yourself. I love flamingos! Who better to create the tutu than Flo, the Flamingo. Power to the pink, people!
Just B. Free
How can you truly be free unless you know yourself and who you are? Don’t let others shape the way you think of yourself. You must discover who you are and not who others want you to be; and then, and only then can you be free.
Just B. reathe
At the heart of everything meditative, is the breath. It is vital to bring us to our center and refocus. It can get us through stressful times or simply bring us back to the present, which is something, I often need a reminder to do…. So, she is my reminder that it’s all about the breath!!
Just B. Calm & Swim
She is a reminder to be still, everything is ok. Just keep moving forward. I love magical creatures like mermaids and fairies and I love to swim, so who better to remind me to stop, quiet my mind and move forward than Just B Calm mermette?
Just B Calm
Just B. Present, Just B. Brave, Just B. Happy and many more! I hope you find my Just B. Girls as fun and purposeful as I do. Enjoy!!
Remember……Be kind to one another.