Today’s blog entry falls on the Fourth of July. Being that it is America’s independence day, I would like to talk about stones that would help one cultivate independence in their own life. The feeling of knowing what’s right for you and not being influenced by those around you. The first stone that comes to mind is Malachite. Malachite helps one create and maintain healthy boundaries. Having healthy boundaries with the people in your life can help you obtain independence. If you feel independent but lately you are having trouble saying no to other’s requests, Malachite will help you say no instead of taking on too much. Another aspect of independence is having strength and courage. Dragon’s blood stones assist one in finding their courage. However you may define independence and courage in your life we wish you well in your journey ahead.