Meet The Owner
Peace and warm greetings I’m Shanise an Army Veteran turned Small Business Owner, and now Senior Creatress.
As an intuitive creative, with 20 years of customer service and veteran experience I began building a Limited Liability Company in 2017 formerly known as Armill Xpress, a brand that offered handcrafted crystal and gold jewelry.
In 2019, I placed Armill Xpress in a year long hiatus to focus on my spiritual journey and mental healing. I was medically diagnosed with several health conditions including PTSD (deriving from experiences and other traumas sustained during combat). It was a petty revealing period and it prevented me from fully practicing in a creative state.
Therapy, along with meditation and other self healing techniques eventually introduced me to mindful practices.
Counseling was great, but as time went on I found solace in everything earth related and began studying the healing modality of Reiki. As of 2020 I am certified as a Holistic Practitioner in Crystal Reiki, and a current student at the University of Arizona studying Complementary & Alternative Health.
Sharing my story became the catalyst for a business vision: to bridge wearable expression with holistic healing - a journey I pursued and used during my therapeutic treatments. It was also during this break I sought out to re-align the brand toward holism and energy wellness.
In 2020 Armill Xpress officially re-aligned its self as Johari & Lou Artisan Soul Stones - Johari (Swahili for Gem "something of value") & Lou (a Family Lineage Name of ancestor representation) together the name symbolizes a brand that offers gems of precious and semi-precious stones, crystals, mindful attunment products, artisan inspired collectibles and holistic services.
Outside of being an entrepreneur I am a mother and a human being first. If you’re looking for perfection you’re at the wrong place. I am very much still healing and through that process I am sharing my creations and art with you… Join me.
“ Vibe high” - Shanise LM