Where do you come from? How has that impacted your journey so far?
I come from a little town in B.C., Canada called Whistler. Growing up I was embedded in nature. I'd spend summers without shoes on exploring the mossy green forest in our backyard. I think this gave me an innate sensitivity to energy and the soft shifts that happen within us at the hands of the Earth. I also think Canadians are very salt of the Earth people, so I like to think my origins keep me grounded.
Where is your favourite place to spend your time?
In my head, haha. Or anywhere surrounded by people I love, preferably accompanied by good food and wine.
How do you balance work with your holistic life?
I've found that really getting clear with myself on my very basic needs of what makes me feel safe and cared for has allowed me to be holistically sound, and from there I can see what I need to be doing in my work-life to provide those for myself. I don't believe in working your entire life to enjoy it later, I very much believe in living your life now, while building a vision for your future, and finding the work that can provide that for you. I realize this can sound like a luxury, and doesn't seem attainable to everyone, but I promise with the right strategizing it can be and is healthier on you in the long run!
Do you have a ritual for creativity & inspiration?
I would say I have three rituals for when I'm feeling creatively stuck: First, If I have a task at hand that I can't seem to get inspiration for I pick up a different medium — getting lost in the flow from that other medium often opens me up and while I'm not searching for the answers they come! You don't have to be good at that other medium, it can even be dancing around your apartment, but giving yourself over to another expression does the trick.
Second, I engage my most inspiring friends in intellectual conversations, I find my own words in those conversations and leave inspired by their brains.
Third, I set the task aside completely. I find that my subconscious will hold on to it for me and while I go on through my life not pressuring myself, a creative vision hits out of left field. Then I run home and get into it.
What has been your biggest lesson?
I really think my biggest lesson was that beyond my biggest fear was the greatest reward.
Who do you look up to?
I look up to the women in my life — I'm so lucky to be surrounded by women who have really consciously chosen the lives they live and the stories they engage with.
If you could invite anyone over to dinner, who would it be and why?
Oof, I have so many. I think I would have to say Simone De Beauvoir. Not only is she my favorite writer, and I'm endlessly inspired by her work but she lived such an interesting life and spoke on so many topics that parallel my interests now. I would want to talk to her about the female experience then and now. And get all the gossip on Camus, Sartre, and Dali.
What are your hopes for the rest of the year and what would you like to share with the world?
My hopes for the rest of the year are to enjoy the last few days of 2019 with my family, friends, and pup. I worked really hard, and I am proud of the goals I brought to life this past year. Yes, I've already sat down and written my intentions for next year and then broken them down into actionable steps (I'm a Virgo after all), but this time I also made a list of everything big and small that I accomplished or am proud of this year. That practice was a game-changer, I left so fulfilled instead of feeling like I had fallen short. That's what I want to share with the world. Make a list of all your little celebrations and make your own definition of success.
What would be your advice to women?
Don't dilute or shut off parts of yourself. The most beautiful women are those who embrace their contradictions. You can be all of the women that live inside of you be it sensual, sensitive, nurturing, crass! Be all of them and you'll never be lonely.
What is your definition of a WYLDE WOMAN?
A WYLDE WOMAN is someone who embraces who she is in her most natural states. She is creative, empathetic, conscious of the world around her. She is a direct descendant of Mother Nature, here to spread the good word ;)