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Spiritual Gemstones And Their Meanings

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Many people, including myself as of recent, turn to crystals for their healing properties. I'm a firm believer that gemstones and crystals are full of elemental energy. These precious stones help channel our true intentions and when placed in certain areas of the body, can provide mental and physical benefits. I personally use my crystals when I need to create alignment and balance within my body's energy field. I keep two jade stones in my office for focus and to help reduce stress. I recently went to a cool shop along the beach in Monterey, CA. There were crystals and gemstones everywhere and I was so overwhelmed. I picked a few that stood out to me and decided to study what their meaning and intentions were. Amethyst This is one of my favorites aesthetically. Amethyst is a spiritual healing stone widely used in meditation. It can help reduce anxiety, protect against fear, instill calmness and alleviate feelings of guilt. Amethyst stones tend to be lilac or purple in color. H

Can I Afford Porcelain Veneers?

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                                            (Photo credit: Planogentledental.com ) Practically every celebrity you see on your TV or the big screen has had a smile makeover of some sort. The most popular dental procedure amongst them is veneers. Regular teeth whitening treatments at your dentist's office is definitely not the same. Not only will veneers give you that paper-white smile, but they can also camouflage flaws and correct chipped or cracked teeth. Let's be honest, porcelain veneers aren't cheap. Some dentists charge $1,000-$4,000 per tooth which can run you in upwards of $30,000 for a full mouth. So we wonder, will my insurance cover some of it? Are there payment plans available? Are there any alternatives? I don't know anyone that wouldn't want a perfect smile, but are veneers out of reach for us mere mortals?  It can be completely frustrating when you've been trying for years to get the whitest smile possible. I've used the Crest Whitestrips reli