The First Eris Bracelets Fly!

Intentional and recovery jewelry for survivors

So very excited that the very first Eris Bracelets were shipped or delivered today to some very inspiring women!

These special bracelets remind women of their own incredible power and courage. They are celebrations of accomplishment, healing and determination.

I am continually humbled by and in awe of the women who wear XIZOZU. They truly are indestructible women!

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Not Another Monday

for those who know the ache of Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Child loss

It was the day after Father’s Day and I was especially excited to go to work that morning. The wait was over. I was going to tell my boss and colleagues that my husband and I would be welcoming a hatchling in six months. Due date: January 11th.

Keeping it secret for the customary three  months was excruciatingly difficult and seemed ridiculous, even though they weren’t able to find the heartbeat using ultrasound a couple of weeks before. “It’s not uncommon,” the gynecologist assured me.”It’s still very early and it may be too weak. We’ll pick it up next visit. All you’re other indicators are strong.”  I believed her. I had to.

I arrived at my office by 8:00am.  Once let loose the happy news traveled through the office at the speed of gossip and the morning was filled with congratulatory hugs and taps on the door from the receptionist to the partners.  I donned  the glow of expected motherhood.

The spotting started just before noon.

I raced back to my office, speaking to no one, shut the door and called my husband first. Then the gynecologist.

At 3:00pm, after drinking gallons of water as instructed on the phone, I was in an outer room waiting for another ultrasound and exam. I was doubled over by the urge to pee and the tumbling with the fear that my bladder might burst right there.

By 4:00pm I was on the doctor’s office phone scheduling a D&C.

I don’t remember the drive home. Only that I spent the next week balled into the corner of the sofa, my eyes swollen shut from crying, tarred by an ache that wouldn’t dull.

A week later I went to work and did my job just like the hundreds of other Mondays before the Monday before.

But now everything was different. Even Mondays. I’d never be a woman who had not lost a child to miscarriage. Once you’re that woman, you are always that woman.  And yes, the good news is you go on even on the difficult days. And you heal. But that person, that baby remains woven into your DNA, and your heart.

These XIZOZU were created for you to wear as touchstone of love and remembrance.
Honoring women who have lost children through miscarriage


For comfort and remembrance of miscarriage
Honoring the loss of a stillborn child


For comfort and remembrance of a stillborn child
Loss of a child


Comfort and Remembrance of the the loss of a child

The Many Journeys on the Motherhood Path

When mothers day brings sorrowIn a couple of weeks we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day, which may be the biggest breakfast-in-bed holiday of all time. No one deserves the recognition more than moms and we’re not only thankful, but in total freakin’ awe of every mum, mommy, mama, and mother out there! We applaud every marvelous women fortunate enough to spend the day “any way she wants,” encircled by her loving children—or at the very least surrounded by sweet bouquets and cards they sent.

But our larger mission is in supporting the woman who, for a host of reasons, won’t have giggling children fluffing her pillow and presenting her with a flower-adorned tray of fruit and pancakes. We want those women to remember, you’re not alone. You’ll be among countless women cradling more leaden emotions that are equally sacred.

We’re with you too. We understand. Your journey to motherhood might be winding and complicated. XIZOZU exist to hold space for you, wherever you are on your personal path. And to provide a peaceful point of strength during your fragile times.

These XIZOZU were created to embrace all the shapes of motherhood:

I Chose to Not Have ChildrenI Foster Parent
I Struggle with InfertilityI Raised My Siblings
I Lost a Child by MiscarriageI'm Raising My Grandchildren
I’m a Mother of A StillbornI Lost my Child
I’m a Single MotherI Lost my Daughter
I’m an Adoptive Parent I Lost my Son
I’m a Biological MotherI’m a Surrogate Mother

XIZOZU Surprises Area Student Activists

 

March 24, 2018 – Rutland, Vt, area students speak at the March for Our Lives Rally at Main Street Park in Rutland.

March for Our Lives Student Organizers Rutland Vermont Student Activists

When my plans to march in Washington DC were given the kibosh,  I attended the March for Our Lives rally at Main Street Park in Rutland.

After listening to the student organizers’ thoughtful and empowering speeches, I was move to honor them for their willingness to stand up and do the necessary work to shape the future. So when I got back to the studio, I gave them all medals.

These students didn’t just show up. They did the hard and likely thankless tasks involved in coordinating such an impactful event. They researched and wrote speeches and songs. They motivated others.

There are two XIZOZU medals related to protests, one for marching in one, another for organizing one. These students are receiving the latter.

I decided on keychains instead of chokers since these students do in fact hold the keys to all of our futures. And after what I saw at the rally, I’m pretty comfortable knowing that.

Win a Custom XIZOZU™ Bujo Intention Charm and Journal

We heart journaling—with words or doodles. It’s a powerful way to reflect on your unique journey and map out your future hopes.

And the XIZOZU Bujo Intention Charm is a perfect way to adorn your book with your personal intentions, private affirmations or innermost dreams. It will be your private reminder of what’s most sacred to you.

And since we’re we’re still celebrating our birthday, this is your chance to win your own personalized XIZOZU Bujo Intention Charm along with and a hard bound dotted Journal to go with it! 

Bug Bullet Journal and Personal Planner  Intentional jewelry charm for your bullet journal boju planner

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended but you can get into the running for other specials and promotions.

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One winner will be selected at random on March 31, 2018 to receive a fully personalized 25mm x25mm silver XIZOZU™ with lobster clasp and hardbound journal.

The XIZOZU Bujo Intention Charm – What will yours say?

Adorn your journal with your own mantra or intention.

Intentional Jewelry

Make a statement of your own with a custom XIZOZU™ designed expressly for you and that one book you can’t live without—your Bullet Journal or personal planner.

Use your uique XIZOZU Intention Charm to set a theme for your year, reaffirm your personal goals, or celebrate the things you hold sacred—whatever matters most to you.

Then every time you open you Bullet Journal you’ll be reminded of what drives you, of what you wish to achieve, or long to be. But no one else knows what it says.

Oh, and did I mention, the new XIZOZU™ Bujo Intentional Charm is on sale for a limited time!

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