ASHBURNHAM — Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, of Grounded Goodwife, want to rock your world with their presentation titled “Stoned! Crystal & Stone Healing”, to be held via Zoom, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, hosted by Stevens Memorial Library.
In this presentation you will learn how to cleanse, charge, and set intentions for your stones, the healing properties of specific crystals, how to determine which crystals and stones speak to you (and why), and divinatory meanings.
“In the last four years, there’s been a 40 percent increase in Google searches for crystal and stone healing,” said Ehris Urban. “Which has been fueled, in part, by endorsements from celebrities like Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, and Adele, who reportedly clutches a stone during performances to fend off stage fright.”
Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban believe that the history of the earth is etched on stones and say that every ancient civilization has utilized stones in a vast variety of healing ways, however you must be open to the idea.
“At the beginning of our Stoned! workshops, we like to address an issue that we (as people in the holistic world) encounter all the time,” Velya Jancz-Urban said. “We’ve found that many people don’t question how things like Xanax, Ambien, Lipitor, and even Tylenol work, but they want to know exactly how smudging works, or how Hawthorn reduces blood pressure, or how Japanese Knotweed helps cure Lyme, or how Reiki works. There’s a double standard.”
If you’re open to the idea that stones can help you on an energetic and vibrational level, they will.
But if your vibration is saying, “Nope, nope, nope — it won’t work since science hasn’t proven it,” then you’re correct; stones probably won’t work for you,” Ehris Urban added.
Why the name Grounded Goodwife?
People still refer to Velya Jancz-Urban as the ‘Colonial Goodwife” and Ehris Urban used to own Grounded Holistic Wellness. When the mother and daughter teamed up, they combined the names and became Grounded Goodwife.
Velya Jancz-Urban says she lives her life by the adage, “there is no growth without change.” Zany and gregarious, she is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, proponent of medical freedom, and “herstory unsanitized” expert.
“Moving into a 1770 Connecticut farmhouse ignited my obsession with the colonial era, and led to my entertainingly-informative presentation ‘The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife,” she said.
She has been married to her husband Jim for 39 years and is the mother of two grown children. “I am happiest with a fresh stack of library books, I love thrift shops and cluttery antique stores, and am passionate about alternative medicine,” said Velya Jancz-Urban.
Ehris Urban, owner of “Grounded Holistic Wellness”, believes, “if you’re grounded, you can navigate even the bumpiest roads in peace.”
She grew up in a family passionate about holistic medicine. She is a green witch, herbalist, holistic nutritionist, and graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy.
Additionally, she is a flower essence therapy practitioner.
“I became interested in reiki as a teenager and attained reiki master certification at age 17,” Ehris Urban said. “I am also a certified Ingham Method reflexologist.”
A graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology, she is also a certified English as a Second Language teacher.
“I enjoy beekeeping, tending her organic vegetable and herb gardens, and working in her apothecary,” Ehris Urban added.
“Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty,” said Velya Jancz-Urban. “But some of the best chapters in your life won’t have a title until you’re halfway into the book! If you have the urge to live boldly, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically, and beautifully – then we are here to inspire you.”