Our March interview is with the beautiful, gorgeous, double rainbow of a woman – Goddess Leonie!
What encouraged you to start the Goddess Guidebook?
There was this angel inside my heart that wanted to let loose wonders into the world.
I wanted to spill rainbows everywhere.
There were so many blessings and miracles and enlightenments happening in my life. I wanted to share my journey.
Do you know what things you need to do on a regular basis in order to maintain your joy and Goddess-ness? What are they?
I utterly know what I need now, thanks to times when I was utterly deprived from them. I unequivocally need time each day on my own. To create. To sit. To breathe.
This was a hard won lesson – I’m a mama to my amazing one-year-old daughter, Ostara. And I went for many moons without any physical space or head space or creating space of my own. It did not make me happy or full or thriving.
So now, every day after I’ve put her down for a nap, my love takes over and I go to my office.
Want to know where my office is?
It’s at the top of an ancient fig tree.
I’m not even kidding. I climb up there with journal and laptop and spend two hours creating and writing and swinging my legs and doing my work. It is utterly blissful. I absoloooodely need to create. To make magic happen. And to be outside in trees.
What advice would you give to someone who is going through a challenging time?
Everything is going to be okay.
And that you may not feel it at all right now, The Worst Thing in the World Could Be The Best Thing.
What has creating your own path in life taught you most?
There is no one else I need to be in this world but me.
I need not be more like anyone else. I need not be the perfect mama,
artist, writer – anything like that…
I just need to be the best Leonie I can be.
Holy and true.
What wise words do you live by?
Joy is an option.
What is something you are really proud of?
I am over the moon proud that my lil goddess business is not only my job, but my love’s too.
That we both get to be at home with our daughter.
That we have been able to move across the country to live in tropical paradise because of it.
It’s just so over-the-mountain amazing… the story of it makes me light up and glow.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? Who gave it to you?
When I ask her how she is, she always responds:
“Well! I woke up this morning, and I was still breathing and I thought: OH! It’s a gooooood day today!”
I want to be as groovy and grateful as my grandmother.
What are you most grateful for?
Being alive. I’ve been saying this since I was a teenager.
To be here? Doing this magical thing called life? Getting to be Leonie?
Pretty much the BEST THING EVER.
Also grateful for:
Baby goddess daughter * hunky love * two fluffy doggies * a sweet old
cottage in tropical paradise * a job being a goddess that is pretty
much my wildest dreams come true * a sister who owns a cupcake
business = constant cupcakery in my life. Oh the JOY!
How do you want to inspire people?
I want every woman to know she is a goddess, through and through.
And that her life can be SO joyful and SO good and SUCH a delight.
What makes your heart smile?
Photographing women as goddesses.
Blue ocean eyes.
Hanging out by waterfalls with the ones I adore the most.
So much LOVE,