VIDEO: Maybe this will get 2021 on track

Just yesterday, we were bemoaning a shortage of stories about people doing positive/interesting things. Though most news is inherently bad news, we usually have more stories of helping, gratitude, etc., to break it up, but right now we seem to be experiencing a shortage. So when Krystal Kelley‘s video landed in the WSB inbox late last night, it seemed fortuitous. That, in fact, is what her video’s about – a small action to try to chase off dome of the negativity that’s already spilled into the two-weeks-old new year. Krystal – who has been a small-business owner herself – visited some local businesses with a “Surprise Smudge.” She explains, “Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for purifying or cleansing the soul of negative thoughts of a person or place.” 2021 is off to a shaky start, so anything might help.

P.S. Krystal adds, “If you are out and about today, we will be playing meditative music in Lincoln Park down by the water from 1-2 or 3 … depends how long we stay warm. We started a band called Krystal Kelley and the Woo-Woo’s. We play soft, gentle music intended to heal.” She also says, “I want to declare 4/20/21 World Smudge Day to help with the healing of Mother Earth.”

6 Replies to "VIDEO: Maybe this will get 2021 on track"

  • KD January 16, 2021 (1:44 pm)


  • r January 16, 2021 (2:28 pm)

    The best. I love this.

  • John W January 16, 2021 (4:56 pm)

     Does she do house calls?

  • Kelly Malloy January 16, 2021 (11:50 pm)

    The best!! Smudge away my friend 

  • LK January 17, 2021 (9:05 am)

    Cool, I get it, we could all use some good juju right about now, but the woo factor on this is about a 10.  Thought I left most of that behind when I left Berkeley. 

  • CatLady January 17, 2021 (1:08 pm)

    As a reminder, white people shouldn’t be smudging things. I don’t know what ethnicity Krystal is, so maybe this is part of her indigenous culture, but if not it’s a big no-no.We are living on unceded Coast Salish territory, and smudging is an indigenous ritual that white people don’t have any right to do. Like I know I’m being a Debbie downer, but white people have GOT to do better with this stuff. 

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