I am an artist, a writer and a thinker, and no matter how hard life has been at times, I have managed to look up, be patient, and see the light. I meditate, and pray, and do my best to lead life with a positive spirit. My blog is a place for me to share my days and the ways I stay positive and inspired while living life.
I am a stay at home mother, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, that I am raising with a kind and warm hearted artisitc man, who is my love, and my husband. I am so very grateful for family and the life we have togehter. Our life feels incredibly abundant, not by the things we own, but because of the love and creativity that fills our home. I am grateful also for the roof over my head, the food I eat, the water I drink and the clothes I wear. These things I do not take for granted, and I know I could and should, survive with less.
I am an environmentalist and work tirlessly to educate our children about caring for the planet and to make wise daily choices with the environment in mind. I do this in lots of ways, but one, and the hardest to stick too, was that in 2011 we decided that we would no longer be consumers of plastic toys, and since then we have not purchased new plastic toys or accpted them as gifts. Plastic toys no longer enter our home. We are inspired by Waldorf philosophy, which supports our no plastic policy and helps us remain environmentally conscious. I do well to create a small ‘western family’ footprint, but I often feel, with further eduacation and inspiration, I can do better.
We are a vegetarian family, and have great respect for animals. I only buy animals products from ethical sources, and if I can not, then I go without.
I was a home birthing, breast feeding, co-sleeping, baby wearing Mama, and really identified with this role as an essential part of my existance. These choices defined my experience of early motherhood and were a pivitol point in becoming the person I am today. I feel so grateful that this was my Motherhood reality, and that I had choice.
Being honest and being able to sit with myslef for who I am is very important to me. For me this is about being wholistically aligned. It is about finding peace and accpetance in the from mother nature gave me, and then caring for my being in the best possible way. It is about being natural.
I was born near Byron Bay, Australia, into an alternative, eclectic, artistic and eccentric community. It is an energetically powerful place because of the crystal grid that lays beneath the soil. I spent most of my life there, were I was exposed to a wonderful array of artists, writers, musicians, energy workers and healers that are drawn to the pulse of the area. Our first child was born in Byron Bay, and when she was 1 year old, we moved to New York City. I am not sure why we did this, because neither my husband nor I consider oursleves city people. We lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and we now live in New Jersey, withing communting distance to Manhattan. I miss Austrlaia at times, the culture, the people, but I have a strong sense that I am in the right place, for now.
I am a sensitive being. This continually poses a question, because it is a ride and I wonder where I am going with it. Sometimes it is so overwhelming I cry with happinesss. Somethines it is so overwhleming I cry with sadness. Either way, I am alive to feel, and I strive to be be a better person because of it. I will not be numb.
My favorite saying is, here and now…even though I am prone to daydreams, fantasy, and escapism…my mind wanders…and I leave the present often…and that is ok because I am often searching for something. I am brave and I am an explorer. I sit and wait.
The Dali Lama said “The world will be saved by the Western woman.” and I want to be a part of this, and I want to connect with other woman that feel this too. I want to serve the earth, I want to give. I think that by being in my heart and mind and by having balance of the body and soul, I might just be in a better position to do this. I search and I see.
Since having our two daughters I have focused my energy on making a balanced life for our family and by being a good example to my children. I do this by cooking healthy food, exercising, visiting interesting diverse places and by hand making things. Whether it be sewing birthday crowns for a party for one of our Girls or making Sunday morning breakfast, I try to do things with effort and integrity, making it creative and inspiring – to enjoy life to the fullest and to share with you all on this blog.
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