Gratitude Speaks creates worlds. Gratitude Speaks brings forth what has not existed before. It's wild, and free, and magical. Through Gratitude Speaks, I get to interview people whose work and presence I admire; who embody that divine spark of aliveness that draws you in; whose love has touched souls and saved lives, and this planet is kinder for it; people who are bright, spirited, and rooted in joy. PSA: I've purchased all the products I feature at regular retail prices.
Who: Nadine Artemis, creator of Living Libations
I'm ecstatic to share the art of Nadine Artemis with you! Nadine fully embodies the goddess in her name as she communes with the divine flora & fauna all around her. And from such beauty, more beauty must come forth: Living Libations, her true beauty company, is so unique and in sync with real to the feel wellbeing like I've never encountered before. Nadine's creations, which range from renegade head-to-toe potions to culinary chrisms and essential oils, are some of the purest and highest-vibe on the planet. I've loved her supernatural products for years, and just started to explore her petal perfumes and forest colognes -- exquisite!
A wellspring of wisdom on vital topics such as our relationship with the sun, breast health, and holistic oral care, Nadine deconstructs and rearranges conventional perspectives with ease and grace. Besides being a master muse of the botanical realm, she's a guardian of the earth and golden poet. Her words, whether on screen or in person, transmute the subject matter from informative to transformative. Nadine lives in the Secret Land of Is, her gorgeous property in Canada with her lovely husband and son (I'll link to her Instagram below; the radiant pictures of the joy around her will beam you up there instantly). Let's romp through the woods together, kiss the morning sun, and dance around the full moon! I'm grateful that Nadine took the time to do Gratitude Speaks; may you find the gems you desire. Enjoy!
1) How do you define gratitude, and what are you grateful for?
I feel that gratitude is continually counting your blessings and blessing life back. It is playing with providence and beholding the bright side. Gratitude is feeling embraced by the fragrance of grace.
I am so thankful for this life! This life is an exquisite inpouring and outpouring of unimagined gifts of divinity.
2) What is art to you?
Art lives where humans create beauty that celebrates life and the mystery of the cosmos.
3) When did you experience significant personal growth, and how did it impact your perspective on life?
Last year, our home and business burned to the ground. It was scary and deeply devastating to experience so much loss.
There were many tears in the wake of fear and gut-wrenching moments of grief as the "gold" of our life became charred ashes. Yet, as the flames roared, my family and I kept reaching out of the chaos for the bright spots, for the luck, the light, the laughter, the relief, the silver lining. We kept aligning to appreciation and continued to feel gratitude as we rebuilt our lives.
4) What other gems of joy & wisdom would you like to share with us?
Inhale the laughter and levity of life!
When stormy weather arrives the strength of gratitude and appreciation will be your true life line. Rose-colored glasses are an essential accessory--along with your half-full glass of joy-juice!