Kind Karma Inspiration

Laurinda Lee-Retter

How to care for your jewelry

Kind Karma pieces are handcrafted with high quality materials because they were designed to be enjoyed instead of worried about. It is one of the reasons why our pieces are sustainable – after all, how sustainable is tarnished costume jewelry that ends up in the landfill after a season of wear? However, nothing is indestructible and there are always best practices when it comes to caring for jewelry so that it can last as long as possible. Here are five of our top tips for keeping your jewelry as pristine as when you first got it:   1. Avoid contact...

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Laurinda Lee-Retter

Race: A Conversation

by Laurinda Lee-Retter, Founder   Last year, the world watched as the “Black Lives Matter” movement entered a global arena and evidence of racism became a mainstream topic of conversation. With the recent discovery of 215 bodies at the site of a former residential school and the attack on an innocent Muslim family in Ontario, it is heartbreaking to have to acknowledge the extent of racism in some parts of Canadian society. It has reignited a conversation among the youth at Kind Karma, most of whom identify as minorities from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, but this time many...

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Laurinda Lee-Retter

Pandemic views from the eye of the vulnerable

It has been over a year since we first heard the words “COVID-19” and “global pandemic” but with similar levels of restrictions imposed in Ontario (and other parts of Canada) this past week, it feels like little has changed since last March. With most of us commiserating over similar emotions, experiences and frustrations, we wanted to share how the pandemic has affected those from a different walk of life – vulnerable youth and more specifically, the at-risk and homeless youth that we have the privilege to work with. Over the past year, most of us have leaned on our loved...

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Laurinda Lee-Retter

The Power of Talking - Our Founder's Mental Health Story

Written by Laurinda Lee-Retter   Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day dedicated to ending the stigma around mental health conversations. These are conversation that we have at Kind Karma all the time because mental health IS health. And given the extra strain of a pandemic, lockdown and quarantine, it is more important than ever to normalize conversation about how it is okay to not be okay. Mental health has been a topic that is very close to my heart and I have always been an advocate for speaking about it primarily because I was always told to NOT...

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