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Tiny Time Machines

Tiny Time Machines Stealing Time Back

by Garni Sohrabian.

once upon a time, before clocks told the time

not yet tomorrow, after yesterday
the time is now, the day today

the clockmaker made a big noisy clock
strange it was and said tick tock tick tock

the time bandit, one noisy day
heard so much noise he could not play

he broke the clock to be free
and made it look like infinity

Garni Sohrabian started a shoe company with a friend right after college. It grew into into nineteen countries and everyone thought he had it all on the outside, but deep inside something was missing. After seven years, he sold his ownership in the shoe company to travel, write, and do some soul searching. After finally finding his soul again, he started tiny time machines with his fellow time bandit friend Armen Mahdessian. Now they break clocks and remind people to be here now. Or as they call it, “steal time back” from the clockmaker!

Be sure to check them out on Facebook.

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Take the plunge, marry yourself. Proclaim that you are fabulous!

Self Wedding 1Go on, take the plunge!

Marry someone who completely deserves your unconditional love… yourself! friends and all-round wonderful human beings Jeffrey Levin and Bonnie Powers, want to spread more love in the world, and have set out to get people to “take the plunge and marry yourself.”

Having conducted a number of self-weddings, this husband and wife team are out to grow this idea in as many ways as possible. They see the self-wedding idea as a movement that spreads happiness.  ”Love doesn’t start with the idea of waiting for the right one to complete you. Love starts with completing yourself. Realizing you are the right one,” says Powers. “The more you love yourself, the better able you are to love others.”

The Self-Wedding In-A-Box comes in a fabulous vintage-modern blush and mint colored kit with a sterling silver or 14k solid gold unisex ring designed by Levin, the ceremony verbiage, vows, and affirmation cards.  Their kit has all you need to create your own ceremony, including a self-wedding ring and vows.

I Married Me Self-Wedding In-A-Box is a genuinely inspirational practice. It reminds you, as you wear your ring, that the simplest thing you can do to make for a happier, more content life is to LOVE YOURSELF!

Help support this idea, and the campaign to raise funds on Indiegogo!

I Married Me from I Married Me on Vimeo.

Follow the Love:
Contact:Jeffrey Levin, Ring Maker: jeff at imarriedme dot com, 310.207.8899Bonnie Powers, Wedding Planner: bonnie at imarriedme dot com, 415.305.8973 


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Shakti Fest or Bust: 10 Reasons to Be There

Ever wish you could combine world-class yoga, life-changing speakers, top-notch musical performances, holistic food bliss and a serene camping experience all in one trip?  If so, Shakti Fest is your retreat euphoria.

Taking place in Joshua Tree, CA May 17-May 19 2013, its anticipation is already mounting.  If you haven’t already heard from a participant first-hand, we will let you in on what makes Shakti Fest a soul-shifting, not-to-be-missed event.

10 Reasons Be at Shakti Fest:

  1. It relieves you of your daily responsibilities.  Your to-do list is at home.  Your phone and computer are off, and you will be so lost within your bliss-filled experience that you won’t even notice.
  2. The amazing landscape at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center is a sacred space to be admired. Quite an amazing backdrop to sync synergies and celebrate the divine feminine energy within us all.
  3. The amazing artist lineup! The music takes you out of your head and into your heart-space. Give yourself a digital detox and enjoy exotic instrumentation: hand drums, tablas, sitars, ukuleles, harmoniums, chimes, violins, harps, hand symbols, pianos, guitars, basses, and drums. Fall asleep each night under the stars in a grove with the sounds of love and devotion strolling through your mind. You will have the sweetest dreams you’ve had in a long time.
  4. The opening puja (fire) ceremony gently introduces you to the warm openness and soothing sensation you will experience for the rest of your visit. Embrace the common thread between yourself and those looking for ways to re-connect or stay connected. Witness the display of everyone devoting themselves to something Higher, and are excited and joy-filled. It’s a rare feeling of clarity that arrives when one is living exactly right here, right now.
  5. Shakti Fest is green! The production team carefully screens and selects the vendors and as a result the booths boasts the highest caliber vegetarian and vegan food. The festival’s web host even buys wind energy credits to offset energy consumption. During the festival all plastics, paper and glass will be recycled, and only carbon-free, recyclable water bottles will be available for purchase.
  6. Enjoy the refreshing ambiance of a festival devoid of drug and alcohol debauchery. People are there to be PRESENT and achieve a state of euphoria or Oneness.
  7. Regardless of your particular spiritual practice, this experience will liberate your soul. There is power in the effect of conscious breathing and chanting in a group setting. You will be amazed at how deeply and profoundly this highly conscious, high vibrational event will affect your mind, body and spirit.
  8. This is a beautiful “curriculum” phase of your spiritual journey. The extensive selection of yoga classes, kirtan, meditation gatherings, teachings, workshops and fire ceremonies will delight you (and be the hardest thing to decide!) It reminds you that your body is a temple; the spiritual center from which everything flows. Wake up and feel the blood rushing through your veins! Open those energy centers! Classes at this event are on an entirely different level. With studio spaces overlooking the wild terrain of Joshua Tree and live musicians in every class, it is easier than ever to drop into “the zone.”
  9. Substantial portions of festival proceeds are donated to 6 different charities. These non-profit organizations provide housing, food, education, medical, and environmental beautification programs around the world.
  10. The healing sanctuary.  There is no gentler way to celebrate your Divine Feminine energy. Consider this a massage to your body and your soul. Massage, bodywork, energy work and intuitive readings are just some of the ways you can slather yourself with self-care.

More details on Shakti Fest here. 

Wishing it was this weekend?  We do, too.  But you can go ahead and reserve your tickets and scope the details at

Shakti Fest

2929 Palms Hwy

Joshua Tree, CA 92252


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