Celebrating the pivotal points of the Sun during the calendar year and honoring the transition of the seasons is something I love to do-which is why it's so fun to share this giveaway today.
Prolific and vibrant mama, Elisabeth Stone, is giving away THREE seats in her upcoming Spring Equinox course for The Mama Earth Project.
The first weeks will be preparatory, cleansing, and meditative. The second half of the course will be outward, creative, and celebratory. Topics covered will include sacred sexuality, seasonal symbols, animal guides, body/mind/environmental cleansing and detox, food and herbs, checking in with our goals and visions, learning to balance with the equinox, moving with Mama Earth, and moooooore! There will also be an abundance of ideas for involving children in the excitement of the new season as well as a community of amazing women sharing their thoughts, stories, and beautiful energy. We are crafting ideas and traditions to continue year after year.
I’m Elisabeth M. Stone – a 20 year old mother, wild woman, coach, lifestyle blogger, herbalist, nutritional consultant, and Earth activist. I chase after my two daughters, Eden and Ostara, full time while simultaneously running my personal blog at www.elisabethmstone.com. I write e-courses and workbooks when I’m not doing consultations, putting together postpartum care packages for local Seattle mamas, or crafting herbal goodies for Wild Mother Organics.
Young thing! Your life is just beginning! It's such a HUGE blessing to see your generation rocking mama consciousness.
I am also the creator of The Mama Earth Project community blog.
How do you balance being mama with doing your creative work?
Hehehe… I don’t. I have basically trained myself to thrive on 4 hours of sleep at night. This way I can devote myself to the girls during the day and manage to achieve some kind of a “work day” once they’re asleep. I am also learning to schedule my days of the week as themes. One day I will focus on research and writing, the next I will focus on formatting blog posts, the next crafting, etc. It is a creative endeavor, finding ways to involve my oldest in my magic-making.
What does a typical day of creating look like for you?
Seriously, it looks like Pandora cranked to maximum volume on the Louis Prima station, Ostara eating lentils in her high chair, and Eden and I running around making artwork, doing photo shoots, tending our plants, practicing yoga, etc. In the evening, it is utter chaos to my husband. But he doesn’t understand that, yes, I am able to function perfectly well doing 7 different things at the same time. He just thinks I’m crazy. In a good way.
In a biologically wired for multi-tasking way! Gotta love us gatherers.
Do you have any special rituals or a sacred practice that you engage before you get to work?
I cannot bear to function without my vision boards (smothered in magazine cutouts and doodles), a quick 5-minute meditation session, my full-sized whiteboard with an array of marker colors for visual planning, and something raw and crunchy (like carrots) to mindlessly devour while I work. Usually I’m so frazzled after a busy day of singing the ABCs and stepping on wood blocks that I just need to cleanse my mind with burning some sage and cleaning the house before I even wrap my mind around peeking at my email inbox. Rearranging and cleansing my surroundings always helps me to find my center (especially when the house is dark and quiet).
Leave your comment to enter and tell us how you celebrate seasonal transitions, or how you would like to this year.
Thank you for sharing your creative, seasonal practice with us, sister!
Elisabeth's blog: www.elisabeth-stone.com