Over the course of three moves (1 out-of-town, 2 out-of-state) I began to realize that years of paper accumulation was cramping my style. Even after moving, the change of availability of storage space required me to rethink my systems, even after processes of decluttering. Gradually–and at first unintentionally–I began shifting…

Looking for ways to polish your homemade garments? A finishing seam can make the difference between obviously home-sewn and haute-couture tailored.

The french seam is one of the most elegant and popular of finishing seams — but be prepared to practice because it’s definitely advanced.

A french seam is a…

Points of Healing, Points of Mine is a series of posts discussing the interweavings of conversations of crystal therapy, alternative healing, science & conservation, and eco-consumerism.

Introduction:

Crystals are big business. They have the ability to sweep us up in fantasy and luxury, and they have captured the imagination of…

Not all authors within the metaphysical crystal and gem community would be willing to address the controversial questions I have gradually been accumulating. Nicholas Pearson is versed in science and alternative healing and graciously accommodated my request for an interview (December 2018). Many thanks to him for his contribution. …

Points of Healing, Points of Mine is a series of posts discussing the interweavings of conversations of crystal therapy, alternative healing, science & conservation, and eco-consumerism.

Have you fallen under the spell of crystals and gemstones yet?

Crystal healing is expanding in mainstream culture, and you don’t have to look…

Points of Healing, Points of Mine is a series of posts discussing the interweavings of conversations of crystal therapy, alternative healing, science & conservation, and eco-consumerism.

Glenn Albrecht, the retired professor of sustainability at Murdoch University in Western Australia, published a new book this year — Earth Emotions: New Words…

Melanie Demmer

I write about alternative health (for people & pets), contemporary spirituality, and eco-consumerism & sustainability/conservation.

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