God And Dog (For Chico)

I am not a religious person. I am passion, compassion, love and give. My dog is the most wonderful gift and I couldn’t imagine that one day he will not be by my side.

I believe in a higher power called the universe and I’m pretty sure that the universe conspired to give me the gift of having Chico the dog. He came to me around 9 months old, defeated and in desperate need of a bath and a good home. I don’t know what his life was like for that 9 months, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t kind. today is his 7th birthday. I dedicate this song to my best friend. I love you Chico, Happy 7th Birthday. I love you.

This video is really cute and reminds me of him, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

by WJ Francisco

Positive Thoughts

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words, keep your words positive because your words become your actions, keep your actions positive because your actions become your values, keep your values positive because your values become your destiny” ~ Gandhi

Sonja Picard Jewelry For Charity

The concept of ‘seva’, or service, is highly valued at SPC. Karma Yoga Jewelry is a line where a full 100% of net proceeds are forwarded to one of five not-for-profit organizations yearly.

SPC has been evolving since 2000 as a company based on the artistic vision of Sonja Picard. With over 300 pieces in the Collection, a Couture line, Karma Yoga Jewelry for charity, Manipura Belts, sculpture, and a home décor line filling her gallery, SPC continues to be a playground of expression for the designer.

Yogic consciousness permeates SPC’s corporate principles. Sonja explains, “Thoughtful consumption and how we leave the Earth and its resources for future souls is a mindful yogic principle of karmic consciousness, and this translates as ahimsa, or non-injury.”

This attention is also applied as a concerted effort in the reduction of carbon imprint. SPC’s intention is to work with local suppliers and artisans, thus buoying the local economy and creating lasting relationships within the community. This mandate also supports Sonja’s vision to maintain the highest quality and excellence in each and every piece that bears her name.

The Sonja Picard Collection can be found in stores and galleries in North America. The SPC Studio, Gallery and Showroom is located in Ladner Village, outside of Vancouver, British Columbia.