Goddesses Share Their Secrets
What is success to you?
I measure success less by my accomplishments and more by the person I have become. Success for me is about how many people I can bringing people along the journey so they too can shine. It’s about living a life aligned with my principles.
What is magic to you?
The life cycle is magic. Birth is magical.
What is love for you?
Love is a primal need for connection and seeing oneself in others, acknowledging the beauty and vulnerability in all people and things and cradling that vulnerability with protection.
What is your beauty /health practice?
Every day I am presented with an opportunity to honor the body that houses my soul. I can design my day and allow spirit to order my steps intentionally. I start the day with a seated practice in silence for prayer. I have a ritual of oiling my face before I exfoliate. Then I rinse, mist, then lather and massage my face and neck with oil and seal with a cream. Some of the products I use include: Tata Harper Skin Care, Uma Oils, Naturopathica. For the bath: Truly Aesthetic Affirmation bath salts.
What makes your spirit glow?
Giving thanks when I rise up is automatic- my grandmother taught me the power of prayer at an early age. Spirit permeates everything so I don’t see it as a separate part of who I am. It’s my essence, your essence. Every day I make a choice to listen to the voice within that ignites me in spirit and in flesh to keep going. I am inspired to make a difference each day, to touch someone in an impactful way. This is why I am so compelled to do the work I do with women and mothers- ushering new life into the world requires a reference for spirit and a celebration of the magic of the female body. The root of spirit is that it is in everything, everywhere, we are alchemists.
How do you stay centered in the middle of chaos?
I practice movement. I go outside, I make sure to get my feet in some soil regularly. Sex and intimacy is a wonderful way to de-stress. I’d like to note though that I am not seeking balance in my life. We are constantly in a state of dynamic equilibrium- which means that we are being thrown off balance constantly to keep things propelling in motion so we can grow. If things are balanced- there is no room for growth along the continuum. I am striving to become a better version of myself and movement helps remind me of that when I am on the yoga mat, in a kickboxing class, or on a hike.
What causes /organizations are you passionate about?
There are several causes and organizations that I love and respect: Every Mother Counts, founded by my souls sister Christy Turlington, Keep A Child Alive, co-founded by my darling Alicia Keys, Solving Kids Cancer- who my son is a huge supporter of, Kangu- a crowd funding site that supports maternal health.
If you could say one thing to the world what would you say?
I am always speaking to the universe, everyday, I say THANK YOU.
What has been the greatest lesson as a mother you've learned?
I have been blessed to learn so much from my son. I learned how powerful I am, the magic of my body. I’ve learned to practice patience all the time and how to grow a little more each day. Motherhood humbles you on so many levels.
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