I am delighted to have been selected as a WINNER of the inaugural Ceres Organics Good Magazine Awards! Thank you so much @goodmagazinenz and Ceres Organics
My award is for Good Person of the Beauty Industry. You can read all about it in the July issue of Good Magazine out now. They have recognized my work helping people connect to Nature to help get through the tough stuff.
Now they are asking the public to vote to choose the overall winner who will get $5k.
I would love to win that as then I can give some of it to the kids at Argyll East Primary School for their plant conservation and habitat restoration work, and use the remainder to create more materials to run Connect to Nature courses for people looking to heal and to get through life transitions. So if you could vote and spread the word that would be wonderful!!!
Why do I do what I do?
Here I stand, a woman in her 50s, and I look back over the years of my life and see how much the child that was me, the child that cycled home along that country lane after being bound and raped in a barn... has taught me. That child, the Wounded Healer stepping onto the shaman's path, who turned to Nature to help her heal. I am grateful for her wisdom. And courage.
She was the one that led me to study the power of plants and to embrace ways of working with energy. I had to grow up first though before I could find the courage to live my truth.
Archeus has been a journey in itself. What started out as tentative steps into the 'beauty industry' has deepened into letting the healer shine and creating products from, and helping people connect to, Nature to find their own strength, their own beauty and purpose and their own healer within.
I could not do what I do now without this journey and turning trauma into wisdom.
Life is what we make it.... (cue piano riff!)