Jizo and Chibi – Bring Home a Piece of Inner Peace.


Who is Jizo?

Jizo is revered in Buddhism as the protector of all those who suffer. When we wear a Jizo pendant, we may feel more grounded, whatever the day brings, as we awaken our Jizo-nature.

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Who is Chibi?

Chibi is Japanese for “little one” and represents the child in all of us. Chibi reminds us to care for our inner child by placing it in the care of Jizo.

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Who is Valerie?

Valerie Johns is a mindful psychotherapist, writer, and artist. She created this site introduce you to Jizo, to share her Blog for Inner Peace and encourage you to cultivate that peace by wearing her Jizo and Chibi jewelry.

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Does marriage make us fat?

Binge Buddies? Fat Serenity? Fear of intimacy?

Do married couples eat more? The research says yes, which is all the more reason to practice mindful eating, get to know Jizo and stay grounded because, for most of us, intimacy is not what we bargained for.  Read more →

Healing your pelvic floor with Buddhism

Most folks in the West don’t know who Jizo is; I don’t expect them to. They know even less about how the Buddhist bodhisattva relates to the health of our pelvic floors. Such things are never written about. But the relationship is much closer than even Jizo fans may realize. In Sanskrit, Jizo’s name, Ksitigarbha, (kee-shee-tee-gar-bah) translates to Earth Womb or Earth Treasury — our core. It is the archetype for our Center, our Ground.

And what is our internal ground but our pelvic floor?  Read more →

How to resist Halloween candy with meditation

Sugar.  Childhood obesity.  Adult onset diabetes.  Makes one anxious.  Feeling discomfort?  Have something sweet.  Then, beat yourself up. Get “control” of it.  Then, eat it again.  And again.  Try to stop.  Can’t.  If this sounds familiar, you are so Not Alone.  Me, I ask Jizo to hold the Craving Child inside me safely, just for this moment.  Just For This Moment.  No craving is permanent, even the ones I have been feeling lately.

I usually don’t walk down candy aisles.  Usually.  A couple of weeks ago I was in a big name drug store to pick up some sundries and I ran smack into an aisle of Halloween candy, side by side with an aisle of, yes, Christmas candy. Read more →