Today we are hearing from my dear friend Gina! I have known Gina and her family for many years, and have recently reconnected with her after they moved near us in Maine last summer. It's always such a joy to hang with Gina and her family, I've always admired her loving parenting style and her children embody love in a beautiful way.
The most wonderful thing about running a series of interviews on my website, is the fact that I get to ask my incredibly inspiring friends to share about their life. Brooke and I met through the virtual world, and I think we both knew we had a special connection. Kindred spirits don't come along all the time!
I am so excited to be introducing the next goddess in my Goddess Diaries interview series!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful feedback on our first interview, with Kathryn Cardinal, you all are just so lovely! Something that is kind of rare today... I have actually known Ashley since our youngin years! She and her sister attended the same dance school as I, and we both come from homeschooling artsy families. We reconnected via the internet a few years ago, and I'd like to say we've been inspiring each other since then. I just love her children so much, and I'm sure the 3rd one will be no exception.
Our first mama interview features Rewilding Mama Kathryn Cardinal! Kathryn Cardinal is a bio-regional herbalist and Fertility Awareness educator that specializes in women's holistic reproductive health. She works with women all over the world to help them achieve radiant health naturally. Kathryn has also been facilitating moon lodges (sacred women's circles) for many years.
Lately I've been feeling rather excited about this topic and writing about it... I have many people in my life who seem constantly impressed with how much I do. While I'm all about the flattery and basking in the love, and I do get a lot done of a huge variety, I'm always pushed to justify my attitude around it all.
He was born on a Thursday, the Aries New Moon. It was a dark and stormy, a windy day here, totally the opposite of Sunny which already feels like his personality coming through. Just after 6am I woke up with a gush of bloody mucus and a bit of water leaking. My water continued to leak through the rest of the day - sometimes pink tinged, sometimes clear, but definitely messy. I was in labor from about 8 am and on, but was able to do stuff around the house through the contractions until about 10:30am.
Over the years, I've had various different hair types. I dyed my hair shades of red for 7 years, and then used natural things to lighten my hair (lemons, food grade hydrogen peroxide, tons of sun) for about 7 years. At one point a few years ago, my roots kept seeming so much darker than I remember them being, and I finally decided to make the plunge and get the rest of my hair matched to my roots. I also chopped most of it off within the same couple of weeks of doing so. The whole experience was a major energy and identity shift for me, and was part of the beginnings of my saturn return experience, so the timing was all meant to be.