OCEAN GROVE, NJ —This weekend is filled with offerings to help reach your inner self through empowerment, meditation and artistic creation at Serenity by the Sea, 52 Main Avenue.

On Saturday, October 19, intuitive psychic medium Melissa Ann will “bring forth guidance and information with compassion, care, abundant love, coffee and definitely a sense of humor.”

In creating a safe and positive space in the readings, “You choose the direction of your session. You will acquire tools to help you live your best life,” she explained.

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Fifteen-minutes readings will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $25. Call 973-699-1760 to make an appointment.

Certified master angel practitioner Cyndi Skola will lead an Angel Workshop and Meditation on Saturday, October 19 at 7 p.m. She will explore how helpful it is to call upon the angels for healing, guidance, abundance and support, and will highlight some major archangels and the specific roles they play in guiding a person’s life.  

Through guided meditation, participants will also learn how to release blocks to more readily hear the divine guidance of the angels. This includes Archangel Michael, who helps in cutting cords that are no longer serving the highest good, according to Skola, who has 10 years of experience as an angel practitioner, and as a reiki master and teacher.

The cost is $25 for the workshop, which includes mediation and handouts. Cost is $25. Call 973-699-1760 to register.

Carly Surmonte of Car Chet Healing will combine energy and education with artistic creation during her Mindful Mandala Workshop on Sunday, October 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Participants will create their own mandala watercolor art, characterized as an “awesome self-care escape” by Surmonte, a reiki master/teacher who holds a master’s degree in holistic health studies.

The cost is $25 per person or $40 for two, and includes all materials to create the frameable art. Call 973-699-1760 to sign up.

These programs are part of Serenity by the Sea’s ‘It’s All Within the Zen” series, which features a variety of artistic and holistic offerings during October. For more information on upcoming programs and workshops, visit its Facebook page.

A Little Shop of Wonders, Where Creativity Abounds … Every Day

At Serenity by the Sea, it’s always about creating beautiful things and introducing specialty items that includes handcrafted and fair trade treasures, one-of-a-kind artwork, eco-friendly merchandise, and personal care items that relieve stress and promote relaxation, including CBD oils and creams.

What’s more, shop owner Sarah Taylor Izzo is known for her custom-designed lines of hotholders and other home textiles, tutus for children and pets, bracelets and affirmation art.

In fact, Izzo’s keen eye for items that are “deliciously delightful and zenful” makes a visit to Serenity by the Sea a different experience every time.

For example, she recently introduced an expansive line of her “Just Charming” line of DIY jewelry, which includes hundreds of different styles and shapes of charms that can be used to create key chains, necklaces and bracelets.

Serenity by the Sea also showcases featured vendors on a regular basis, including NJ Hair Fairy Kate Bresso who does her magic with Luna Locks sparkling hair extensions. Watch for details on her next visit.

To complement the shop’s ever-changing mix of merriment, there is a selection of blooms of the season beginning every weekend on Fresh Flower Friday.

Here is just a sampling of what you’ll find at this beautiful little gem at the Jersey Shore.

  • Unique Finds for Any Holiday or Special Occasion
  • Treasures from Around the World
  • Bamboo Fabric Clothing and Other Eco-Friendly Items
  • Custom-Designed Hotholders and Potholders
  • Bracelets, Beads, Baubles
  • Crystals, Charms and Trinkets
  • CBD Oils and Creams for Humans and Pets by Holistic Health Extracts
  • One-of-a-Kind Tutus for All Ages … and Pets Too.
  • Gems from the Sea
  • Scented Soy Candles, Luxury Spa Items and Soaps
  • Yoga-Inspired Items
  • Handcrafted Home Décor and Wall Art
  • Hostess Gifts and Custom Gift Baskets

Serenity by the Sea is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Thursday  For more information or to confirm hours, visit its Facebook page, or call 973-699-1760.

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