I love my little clay hearts that you see on this blog and sometimes on my Facebook page header. My sister-in-law gave them to me a long time ago; she is a School Sisters of Notre Dame nun and she got them while on a retreat. They come in a purple, velvet bag and are called Hearthstones.


The heart-shaped clay tiles are called hearthstones because when the words heart and earth merge the word becomes hearth, a place to experience safety, warmth, intimacy, story telling, and healing. Hearthstones invite us to reconnect with what has heart and meaning in our lives and to rekindle spiritual values vital to sustaining life on planet earth.

They are described as tools of spiritual healing that invite personal, communal and planetary transformation by returning us to the center of wisdom and spiritual energy – the heart.

My sister-in-law selects one each day and carries it in her pocket and uses it during her devotional time. I’ve used mine in a lot of different ways, but my favorite thing to do has been to give them away to people. Since I can’t physically give them away to you, I decided I’d post a picture of a different heart each day in February. Some days I’ll include a quote or two or three…other days maybe a brief meditation of sorts. You are a very warm and supportive group. I so appreciate you, and hope to give a little something back in this way.

4 thoughts on “Hearthstones

  1. Thank you for this. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity in taking the time to post these hearts. I love the simplicity of them and am looking forward to each day in Feb to receive each word. This post has already inspired me to make my own clay heart for my word for the year (intend to anyway…..) I also want to say thank you for your willingness to share your self-compassion project. There have been a number of occasions when what you have written has been perfectly timed for what I nourishment my soul has needed. Thank you and bless you.

    • You are most welcome! I’m glad sometimes what I’ve written has been what you’ve needed to hear. That makes me feel really good!!!

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