Q. Who are you? What is your background?
A. I am a partner, mother, friend, artist, creator, deep thinker and wisdom seeker. I am an entrepreneur, a romantic, a deep feeler, healer, traveler, dreamer, insecure artist, woman in her 40’s coming home to herself, creator of my own story. I am a listener and sometimes too much of a talker a woman in need of forgiveness and someone who forgives. I love other cultures and sacred ceremony. I find peace in stillness and community with women. I love to enter communities of women in other countries. I am in awe of this life. I am a daughter and sister. A caregiver. I am a late bloomer. I am a mistake maker - I can be anxious and fearful. I am fully human yet full of deep spirit that guides me. I am in love with my family and my life.
I have lived in the South my entire life. My early family life was joyful and challenging. I took 9 years to graduate college and during that time leaned into my desire for travel which still continues today. I have a spirit that is moved by the wind and could sell everything and move to unknown places. I graduated from UNCG with an English degree and have owned 3 businesses in Greensboro since 2009. I am married to my husband Tim of 18 years and have 2 amazing kids. Leah Milan Brown -16 and August Reid Brown - 14
Q. What is your work?
A. I am a ceramic artist and owner of a brick and mortar artisan gift and wellness shop - Moonbird Soulful Living and owner of a new Global retreat company Retreats for Soulful Living.
Q. What is one project you are excited to be working on right now?
A. I am excited to have launched Retreats for Soulful Living and am hosting Global retreats and local Spirit Gatherings in my Greensboro shop.
Q. What is one thing you've done recently that's scared you and took courage, but you're glad you did?
A. Beginning to host New Moon and Full Moon ceremonies at Moonbird Soulful Living.
Q. What is the work you most want to be doing and are you doing it? If not, why not? What's stopping you?
A. I want to be in community with women. I want to create art and experience life in sacred community with women. I call it sacred community because I feel ike anytime we gather as women sharing, growing, learning and being vulnerable with one another and ourselves it is sacred. I feel I have started to move into doing the work I would like to do. Owning a shop, creating art and leading retreats. I feel myself leaning towards a slower more intentional phase in my art (not sure where that’s going) and a deeper attention given to retreats and sacred ceremony with women.
Q. What would you tell your high school or college self?
A. Take time for stillness. Taking time in stillness to connect with your inner voice helps you know “your story”, your truth, your longings, your hopes and dreams. To know you. Stillness offers space for you to receive guidance and wisdom.
Forgive yourself and be gentle with yourself. It is a lifetime journey it is not about reaching perfection. Have fun, take risks, travel, love and cultivate meaningful friendships.
Q. What's one piece of advice or motto you love and use in your daily life that you would like to share with my sweet readers?
A. Beloved, Beloved, Be loved. Be in this day. Be in this moment and be loved. That is all.
*** This is a meditation that came to me on a retreat years ago. It brings me much peace.
Q. What keeps you creating when you don't feel like it?
A. I try to listen to the flow and when I don’t feel like creating I will give myself a break and other times I’ll turn on some good music burn some incense and get in the studio and see what comes up. The biggest things is being in the flow of what I see and feel I need at that time.
Q. Anything else you'd like to share?
A. As women we have such beauty we share and gift the world. We also have a deep and beautiful story of our lives. Each one of us has wisdom within us to handle what comes our way.
Q. What's your favorite yoga pose?
A. Warrior Pose
Q. How do you live a life of abundance?
A. Trying to connect to myself and live an authentic life in the world. Trying to love my family well and also continue to love myself and continue my journey as a person.