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"Your jewelry is Sundance.
I can't think of a higher compliment." 
Julie Hoyt Head
"I continue to be awed by the beautiful artistry that flows from you. But also, your ability to create pieces that embody the essence of a person and or place. The necklace I received is not only gorgeous but such a perfect fit for me." Amy Steenstra
"Viewing your jewelry does something magical for me. I feel a personal healing, refreshing my mind and soul and finding new strength. When I am done, I feel inspired and humbled. I am going to have to refer to you as my "medicine woman"! Carolyn Jennings
"You make exquisite jewelry. Your pieces are fantastic." Tiffany Huss
"Wow! The reality surpassed even the expectation - which was saying a lot. Both Mark and I were blown away with the necklace and earrings. The question is now, will they make it to the person I intended or will I find  myself the proud owner instead ~and boy am I tempted!! My new mantra for the next month will need to be, 'It is better to give than receive...It is better to give than receive..." 
Mark & Kathy Padfield
"The inspiration and thought that goes into everything you do is so special."
Sarah MacTaggart
"The Celebration of Life is so perfect. I can wear it all the time.
It is my favorite necklace."
Yoon Sun Takeda
"Your designs and craftmanship are truely exceptional. You are gifted"
Jim Burns
"Thank-You so much for my bracelets. I am so pleased with how they turned out. They've given me such flexibility."
Chris Sheraden
"Thank you for my beautiful necklace. It is perfect! I turn it over in my hand and am amazed at your attention to the finest detail;very clean workmanship."
Victoria Taft
"I love your transformation from the world around you into beautiful pieces made to be shown off. It looks as if you have found your personal legend. I look forward to working with you."
Paul Stacy
"The necklace is stunning. Actually I find all your work to be grounded and profound in its simplicity."
Daniela Hess Scholl
"Thank you so much for truly understanding how much I treasure your creations. Your pieces are my faves for many reasons, not the least of which is your
amazing eye for design."
Lisa Torrence
"Your work is creative, clever and beautiful. "
Reverend Peter Baldwin Panagore 
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"My milk bubbles ring is so much fun to wear. It brings out the little girl in me." Anita Smith
"It's always a pleasure to see the results of another person's artistic endeavors.  But it's even more gratifying when the work is so beautiful and from the hand and mind of someone I hold in such high regard.  I plan on forwarding a link to your website to all the women in my life who might appreciate your work and to the men smart enough to buy them something lovely."   Mark Taylor
"I rarely wear jewelry to solicit comments, but every time I wear my JewelTree heart chakra necklace it becomes a magnet for recognition of its beauty, uniqueness, and message. Most importantly I feel my heart connect with the one I love who shares the same necklace and lives a thousand miles from me. Thank you, Julie." ~ Pam Vaccaro, Designs on Time
"Wearing the Third-Eye pendant completes my circuitry and elevates my daily experience." ~ Karin Pitt
"I truly feel that this Heart Chakra pendant is my talisman. When I wear it, it literally warms my heart. I am so blessed."
Donna Galluzzo
"...your jewelry is incredibly beautiful, it is even more special because of the meaning and love behind
the design and execution!"
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"("The Game") is an excellent example of what we can use in our life lessons. Expectations have made some of my best moments seem DULL.  Julie gets IT."
Lis Piatt

"Your blogs are my beefy-cheezy nachos!"
Alex Lagarto

"Very funny and insightful!"
Maria Duncan

"Your words are delicious morsels that tantalize the taste buds & the heart!"
Laura Martorella
"I met Julie at a critical moment in my life, a time of overwhelming fear and self doubt. Julie was the Coach that I needed when I needed one most; she directed me to resources that helped me to understand what I was dealing with more clearly, and to make the necessary changes to overcome my fear and find clarity and focus. Julie helped me to help myself, to understand, challenge, overcome, and move forward. Her style is supportive, firm, focused and above all, effective. I can't thank Julie enough or recommend her more strongly or with more conviction." Howard L., CT

"Julie has coached me through a variety of issues for the last two years.  Some include the following:  Romantic relationships, fear of being alone, self care (in terms of meditation, eating and exercise), and career issues.  She's helped me get "un-stuck" in all of these areas by asking insightful questions, approaching it from a standpoint of spirituality and kindness.  Her DVD "Mindful Movement", she guides you through her daily meditative and physical exercises.  I HIGHLY recommend it!  In her coaching practice, she makes sure the agenda is self-driven and offers her years of study and life experience to help guide her clients toward a more expansive reality.  She makes it clear one has to  be open to the coaching in order for it to work and that it requires effort and dedication.  She practice what she preaches, and I want what she has:  Spiritual, emotional, and physical balance and peace.  Thank you, Julie,  for all of your dedication toward my growth." Portland, ME 

"After only one coaching session, lasting one hour, Julie was able to show me a way to listen and love my inner self! That to compromise my true self is unproductive and destructive. An ongoing issue with a close relationship of mine was peacefully resolved due to her guidance. I would recommend Julie's coaching to all who wish to learn to let go and be lifted up from our earthly worries and fears. She is a gifted coach and spiritual guide." Anita, S. CT

"It was happenstance that I reconnected with Julie last summer in Maine while on vacation. I had been struggling with anxiety and feeling a loss of identity after a recent break-up. Certainly there are no coincidences, as I was thrilled to learn of Julie’s work as a holistic life coach. Not knowing what that meant, I trusted my initial reaction to Julie, having felt what people often refer to as “good vibes". I spontaneously scheduled a coaching session. Julie’s active listening skills allowed her to ask me important questions that I had never considered. For example, Me: “I don’t want to lose him.” Julie: “Did you ever have him?” More similar questions helped me create a change in perspective and allowed me to re-write my own story. Julie provided me with resources such as books, websites, mantras, and dietary information. I was listened to, heard, and responded to with recommendations based on my own unique needs. I’m certainly looking forward to next year’s vacation now for more than just the lobster." Patricia W., MA

"Julie and I met several times while I was exploring next steps with my life and career. Julie walked me through the process of exploring my goals and interests that was very helpful. I highly recommend working with Julie to facilitate the creative process of making new beginnings. Her caring approach opened up the possibilities of creating the life I was reaching for." Nicole P., Portland, ME

"I feel the soulful love coming through her words and it makes me feel so much better.
We all have our Godly duties to fulfill and I am telling you, Julie is doing her part now. Her open mind helps those, like me, who are blocked and need help finding their keys to open the doors for themselves." CT 

"I really thought I was decided about what to do next (about my work) and then something unexpected happened. When Julie reflected back to me what she was hearing and suggested that maybe I still had more to do/accomplish there; that I possibly wasn't ready to be done yet, I started to realize that she was so right! It's like my "fault line" had a plate shift that day... one for the better! I began coming in to work with a really new attitude and feeling about it all. I rediscovered my love for the work, my "mojo" and perspective about it all.... and a lot of people noticed a shift. I really do attribute it to that moment I had with Julie. That one little pebble really created a giant positive ripple. THANK YOU." Portland, ME

" I can't think of a more wonderful guide for anyone who is struggling, confused or just hoping to bring more joy, gratitude and positive intention into their lives!  I wish you all the very best as you pursue this wonderful new chapter in your life - the world could use more of the creative and positive energy that you continue to bring to it!" J. Brown, CT

"I feel the soulful love coming through her words and it makes me feel so much better.
We all have our Godly duties to fulfill and I am telling you, Julie is doing her part now. Her open mind helps those, like me, who are blocked and need help finding their keys to open the doors for themselves." B. Floyd, MA

"Julie is a happily married mother of two kids who went out of her way [on the Appalachian Trail] to have a conversation with a stranger and in the process, made a difference. I had been struggling for several days with the "why am I out here" question. In the course of a short conversation, she helped me remember that it isn't about hiking to Maine but it is about reinventing myself and rediscovering the best parts of myself. It was time to break away from spending too much time in the casino, putting on too much weight, working a job that felt like a dead end and figure out what I want to be when I grow up. (Interesting that the abbreviation for Maine is ME and the hike is about getting back to Me.) Maybe Julie was actually an angel (I did tell her that she could have been one of the goddesses) and I said that angels didn't have business cards and husbands and kids and dogs. A friend then pointed out that sometimes they do. I'll leave it at that."  D. Miller, WV











"Evolution is a process that requires understanding and intuition.  Julie has experienced life from the outside inward and is able to help guide those seeking their own path to their desired points in life, with her non-judgemental views and open and free flowing soul.  She is a grounded woman with a creative nature that is reflected in all that she says and does.  Her jewelry is just another result of her outpouring of love and connectedness with nature.  She is a gift to be shared and treasured." K. Rifflard, CT

"The vibration from Julie's heart was immediate and fluid moving me to tears. It was something I hadn't felt in a long time. It was like sitting under a waterfall of light." CT

"It has been such a gift to have Julie as a friend throughout my life!ulie has always had a the unique ability to forge her own path. Throughout our entire friendship she has always had an admirable sense of independence that lead her to experiences I wish I had been brave 
enough to do myself. No matter how much time has passed, it is an immense pleasure to be
sharing a sunny morning and a cup of coffee together.  Most especially, in a time of personal struggle on my part, Julie was the only person who was able to reach out and share her life perspectives in a way that has tremendously helped in getting myself headed in a whole new direction.Her approach to life has always been one that I hold as an example to follow. I will always hold dear her friendship, warmth, and just being !!" E. Lynch, MA

"Julie’s kindness, intuition and ability to “feel” what’s next are very powerful  strengths and what makes her a great friend and coach. We shared many stories and situations together and because of these qualities I was able to move forward in my life’s calling. I’ve never been happier!" A. Falter, CT

"Julie's advice and spiritual guidance during my divorce was, truthfully, the light that kept me going. Thanks to her my life feels so much more authentic, vibrant and inspired." VA

"Julie's inner force gave me the courage to quit my miserable job. She made the process of seeking new employment full of joy, gratitude and mystery. The words Thank-You don't even come close to the appreciation I have for her and how she has illuminated the way in which this amazing Universe works." CT

"It has been a much better year and it has been very interesting going through the year and coming up to benchmarks where I know how bad I felt last year.  Julie has been a huge help in my personal efforts." MA

"I am glad we met.  Julie has been a sounding board that helps me realize how well I have dealt with my challenges.  It helps to spur me on during a difficult time, when even someone as aware as I wonders why." T. Leamy, CA

"Our meeting was providential. Thank you for your help during a very critical period." M.E. Hare, ME

"Thank you for filling our home with love and making our world a better place." J.B., CT

"A white light is what I feel right now ...it feels amazing to have such a burden lifted from ones shoulders. My immediate perceptivity and awarness have increased tenfold.  It's as if a switch was turned on in a dark room. Thank you for  helping me to  let go of that which held me back from my true  karmic path ....again, how do i say thank you  thank you   thank you !!!!" J.D., ME



"Julie has changed my life with her honesty, caring, wisdom and love. She can undo knots of lifelong problems and help you to find your own way to your own best solutions." Alexis M., CT   
(One year later...)"There is not a soul I meet that doesn't soon hear about my personal angel that shared one of the most pivotal, synchronous and important hours of my life.  That walk... that one mile ... was more significant than all eight hundred and forty other miles I walked last year.

Life is good.  I enjoy my job, so the long joys this past month haven't felt like a burden.  My friends comment on how amazing and complete my "reinvention / renovation of Dave" has been! Thank You, Julie." 
"I LOVE my necklace. Martha, Koelle and I all agree that our heart chakra pendants have tremendously good juju."
Bridgette Boudreau, CEO - Martha Beck, Inc.
"I am still glowing about my necklace. The attention to detail is just stunning...love the packaging and polishing cloth too! It is more than just a necklace - it is an experience!" Kathy Clausen
"I contacted Julie to make me a piece of jewelry that would be act as a symbolic representation of an important part of my life. I did not have any idea as to what the completed design should look like - only a vision of what the piece should represent. What impressed me most was that Julie accurately interpreted my words and developed a piece that 100% reflected what I was trying to accomplish. The finished product was above and beyond my expectations - in terms of quality, design, and length of time to complete. I would recommend contacting Julie for any of your customized jewelry needs. You won't be disappointed." Donna Gleason
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5.0 out of 5 stars No experience necessary
By Abby1
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
When I tried this program, I had never taken a yoga class and wasn't currently serving as anyone's caregiver. So I wasn't sure how it would work for me. But I can say that it was AMAZING.

Julie leads you through a series of yoga moves--they are challenging, but not impossible for a beginner. I was pretty fit when I tried these DVDs, working out a few times a week with a trainer, but found that I still had to pay attention to what was being said and Julie's movements on screen to keep up. And that was the beautiful part for me--I HAD to pay attention, so I couldn't be in my head about what had happened at work or what so-and-so said or my 10-year life plan. Julie offers not only a workout, but a challenge to stay in the moment, and that was my favorite part.

She starts the DVD with a meditation that lasts a few minutes. I really liked the meditation, but I admit that I skipped it when I was in a hurry. I liked that I could choose which parts to do and how much time to devote to it. The whole program lasts only 30 minutes, so it's an easy way to start a yoga program or just a way to separate from your thoughts for a bit and FEEL better. I bet this would be really great for people who want to meditate more as well!

All in all, this is a GREAT DVD, and I would recommend it for anyone starting out in yoga or mindfulness, or who needed to build their muscles for caregiving purposes. You don't need to be physically fit or a yoga expert. (But if you are, I'd suggest moving on to Mindful Movement 2. It's the same great program but with more challenging moves, and I bought mine online. It's available on Amazon as well.)

5.0 out of 5 stars Both DVD's
By DAS
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
I don't usually take the time to write a review but in this case I felt it imperative as both of the JewelTree DVD's reinforced for me just how easy it can be to attain a heightened sense of peace and well-being in spite of myself, in what I often term as the "hampster wheel" I unfortunately find myself on! The movements are very well "scripted" for any level of yogi and help to connect holistically to the actual-time that I find it important to BE within. This drew me out of the catch-22 of mindless chatter harassing me about the Past or Future of my day and into the Peace and Wellbeing of the present moment, instead. You have to love that no matter what situation you find yourself in. Thanks, JewelTree!

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended!! Great Results!
By kirme
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
Having gone through a time where keeping myself energetic enough to care for someone, I was curious how this program would work. I was very pleased with it's ability to acknowledge the emotional, spiritual and physical buckets that need filling at a time of quick depletion. The creator, Julie Bowes, clearly leads by example as she comes across with serenity, confidence and strength. Not to mention she is extremely physically fit! It appears self-produced which adds to the authenticity of her offering. I highly recommend this program to people who could use help in taking care of themselves in all dimensions, and also during times of great care giving stress (or stress in general)!

4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy
By traveler (CT United States)
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
This video has achieved something new to me. Somehow, Jewel Tree has managed to create a form of exercise that gives you a sense of purpose with each movement. It is not the typical mindless movement-that is a drudgery. Instead, you may actually look forward to the workout because there is meaning and nurturing with each movement. You feel like she is there with you every step of the way.
I rate this video a 5 plus for content, and a 4 due to the production/sound quality. Please don't let that deter you from buying this amazing, unique video. This is soooo worthy for anyone who wishes to be cared for, to be fit, to feel a sense of peace.

5.0 out of 5 stars It is obvious that the creator of the Mindful Movement
By momof4 (CT)
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
It is obvious that the creator of the Mindful Movement DVD, Julie Bowes, is someone who can relate to the stress of being a caregiver and realizes the importance of taking timeout for one’s own nourishment. Her genuine concern for other caregivers is apparent in her gentle encouragement and peaceful state of mind throughout the DVD. She offers a calm moment away from your cares and the opportunity to take time for yourself to breathe and move freely. As she implies, the practice should be undertaken with mindfulness and an awareness of one’s individual body. What an inspiration!

5.0 out of 5 stars Get out of the rut of negative thinking about your body.
By The hubby
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
It was a true friend who first introduced me to Mindful Movement. I had grown dissatisified with yoga and was almost too overweight to do anything aerobic. The program worked for me by making it easy and beautiful to watch while participating in the various exercises. I especially love the way Julie (the instructor) got me to think about my body in a new way, which allowed me to take my mind off its deficiencies and focus on my inner beauty. If you need the benefit of a quick home workout, but want the caring, of a certified life coach, Mindful Movement is for you.

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful DVD for all!
By lotus
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
This is such a nicely done DVD! Such a nice tool made for caregivers to remind us to stop and breathe and take care of ourselves also. The routine is not too long so you really can do it while your loved one is napping. Julie has such a calming presence that you feel like she is in the room with you and knows exactly what you are going thru! Having said that you do not need to be caregiving for someone to get a lot put if this wonderful DVD. It was also not too hard for me to do the routine which is important to me. Can't go wrong with this Mindful Movement DVD!

4.0 out of 5 stars The instructor is a great advertisement for the benefits of yoga, December 11, 2014
By DFL
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
This DVD is for anyone who wants to benefit from yoga and learn from an excellent teacher who presents in a very genuine, caring way. The only reason why I gave it a 4 and not a 5 is if you are looking for a fancily produced DVD, this isn't that kind of a DVD. If you're looking for an excellent instructional video from someone who embodies what yoga can do to keep you fit and vital, this DVD is for you.

5.0 out of 5 stars A 'Gem' from Jeweltree!
By Lorna Davis - See all my reviews
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
This is a terrific DVD. I am not a caregiver, but I was looking for a simple routine to do by myself at home and this is perfect. Julie is calm and gentle and I love that the yoga poses don't have fancy yoga names. They have names like 'Persistence'...I loved that. The fact that the setting is outdoor just added to the whole experience for me. Well done.

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved these videos
By Laura Burns
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
Loved these videos!! As a caregiver you do not take time for yourself. This video gives you the motivation to take time for yourself and deeply relax. This was a huge stress reducer. I highly recommend this video for anyone!!

5.0 out of 5 stars For my tranquility...Mindful Movement
By Elisabeth Piatt
This review is from: Mindful Movement (DVD)
We are very glad to have both Mindful Movements to guide me. She is an excellent instructor and I am delighted to have ordered both.

5.0 out of 5 stars I was very pleased with it's ability to acknowledge the emotional
By kirme
This review is from: Mindful Movement 2 (DVD)
First of all, my review of Mindful Movement 1 pertains to this one as well: "Having gone through a time where keeping myself energetic enough to care for someone, I was curious how this program would work. I was very pleased with it's ability to acknowledge the emotional, spiritual and physical buckets that need filling at a time of quick depletion. The creator, Julie Bowes, clearly leads by example as she comes across with serenity, confidence and strength. Not to mention she is extremely physically fit! It appears self-produced which adds to the authenticity of her offering. I highly recommend this program to people who could use help in taking care of themselves in all dimensions, and also during times of great care giving stress (or stress in general)!" Now onto Mindful Movement 2: I used Mindful Movement 1 for about 2 months before wanting to go the next step. Julie filmed this in Hawaii, so it's a beautiful background! She challenges you in just the right amounts and continues to offer the multidimensional support (physical, emotional, spiritual). Do you see the picture on the cover? That's really her! Don't you want that physique? This DVD is how you get it - with the added bonus of the serenity as a result of the meditative quality of the program.

5.0 out of 5 stars A great next step
By Abby1
This review is from: Mindful Movement 2 (DVD)
This DVD is the next step after Mindful Movement 1. If you are a beginner, you should probably start over there. But I tried this DVD after I got the hang of Mindful Movement 1, and it was a great transition.

The moves are similar, but more intense than 1. For me, they required much more focus and offered a workout that was just a bit more strenuous. You don't have to be a yoga expert to do these DVDs, but if you are looking for a 30-minute boost during the day, a short break from your thoughts (I really had to concentrate), or an effective workout you can do with nothing more than a yoga mat, this is a great option.

I like that these DVDs seem to be self-produced, because then you know that they WORK for Julie, who stars in them. If you are looking for workout models smiling on screen through their workout, this is not for you. But if you are looking for a program that actually works in real life, this is a great one. I always felt stronger and more focused after it was over, and I recommend it to all my friends who work out regularly or are more experienced at yoga.

5.0 out of 5 stars It is obvious that the creator of the Mindful Movement
By momof4 (CT)
This review is from: Mindful Movement 2 (DVD)
It is obvious that the creator of the Mindful Movement 2 DVD, Julie Bowes, is someone who can relate to the stress of being a caregiver and realizes the importance of taking timeout for one’s own nourishment. Her genuine concern for other caregivers is apparent in her gentle encouragement and peaceful state of mind throughout the DVD. She offers a calm moment away from your cares and the opportunity to take time for yourself to breathe and move freely. In this 2nd DVD in the series, Julie offers more words of advice and inspiration and picks the physical practice up a notch by adding more difficulty. As she implies, the practice should be undertaken with mindfulness and an awareness of one’s individual body. Her quest to nurture the caregiver is very inspirational!

4.0 out of 5 stars Instructor clearly demonstrates the benefits of yoga
By DFL
This review is from: Mindful Movement 2 (DVD)
This DVD is for anyone who wants to benefit from yoga and learn from an excellent teacher who presents in a very genuine, caring way. The only reason why I gave it a 4 and not a 5 is if you are looking for a fancily produced DVD, this isn't that kind of a DVD. If you're looking for an excellent instructional video from someone who embodies what yoga can do to keep you fit and vital, this DVD is for you.

5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good for a guy
By The hubby
This review is from: Mindful Movement 2 (DVD)
My wife (Fit not Fat) tried Mindful Movement 1, and seeing her reaction, got me to try #2. Seeing the success she had in losing weight without making it a chore was a real change. I tried the second disk, and found it strenuous and a good workout. It's something a guy can do if he's flexible and needs to keep stretching his routine.

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect follow up!
By lotus
This review is from: Mindful Movement 2 (DVD)
This DVD is the perfect follow up to Mindful Movement 1. The routine is definitely more advanced but not so hard I couldn't get it. Again Julie has such a calming and pleasant way about her, and it's filmed in Hawaii so you feel like you are right there with her. well done!

5.0 out of 5 stars Pushes me a bit, but stays gentle.
By Lorna Davis
This review is from: Mindful Movement 2 (DVD)
I loved this 2nd edition because version 1 was getting a bit easy, I have now given up my gym membership and needed to push myself a bit harder. Its a great DVD and even though I am not a caregiver, I love that I dont need to go anywhere to do my workout.