There are two ways to live your life; one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein

Looking for a simple way to relax more and stress less?
You’re in the right place.


Have you ever noticed how caught up people are in running their errands, checking their phones, and mindlessly scrolling social media? Everyone is multi-tasking or doing things that aren’t meaningful and they are unable to live in the moment. Most people are operating on auto-pilot without even being aware of how they got home from work let alone how they are actually feeling. What’s even worse is that people don’t realize when they are stressed or how stressed they actually are. 

NEWSFLASH - if you are always busy and don’t make time for yourself or you feel like you can’t relax or sit still, YOU ARE STRESSED. The good news is if you realize that now, you give yourself a chance to address it before it MAKES YOU address it. 


My name is Briana, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I am passionate about encouraging people to become more mindful and intentional in their lives. Being intentional is about evaluating your life, your habits, your friends, your hobbies, and your living space and honestly asking yourself if they add value to your life and if they contribute to you being your BEST SELF. Sometimes you don’t realize how far away from yourself you are until you start peeling back some of these layers

Ok, so what does this have to do with candles?


People cringe at the word “self-care.” People shy away from this word because they feel it is selfish or a hassle. If that is how you feel, you have the wrong idea. Sure, self-care is engaging in relaxing activities that bring you joy, like bubble baths or exercising or crafting, but it is way more than that. Self-care is about living a life that you do not need an escape from, and you can accomplish that by being intentional in every aspect of your life, including your décor. What makes this NOT selfish is that it allows you to be the best version of yourself for the important people and things in your life. 


Candles are one of my favorite ways to relax and create an atmosphere that brings me joy. I love lighting certain candles based on what mood I am in or what type of mood I want to be in. I also like to use candles as decorative accents throughout my home. It is such a simple thing, but makes such a big impact.


Candles serve so many purposes. They elicit certain feelings that are triggered from specific scents. They bring back memories. They add an ambiance to the space that increases relaxation. They might even be decorative enough to be a feature of your décor.


MXVII candles do all of that. They are intentionally designed to encourage self-care in an easy and enjoyable way. Each scent name is an excerpt from a motivational quote and the scents are specifically chosen to match the feelings inspired by each quote. These candles will help you decrease stress through the scent, the design, the ambiance, and they will help inspire you to be more intentional and engage in AUTHENTIC self-care. 


Head over to the shop to get a jump-start on improving your self-care, becoming more intentional, and saying good-bye to stress!


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