There is always time for a celebration

Posted by In Harmony Goddess Traditions at 10:30 AM

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

We, as women and/or mothers are often so busy with the day to day tasks we often forget to take a moment to celebrate and preserve the important times of our lives. Too often there is work, laundry, the kids need us, our partner needs us and carving a little space for ourselves to celebrate a moment can be difficult or deemed extravagant.

But it is important. Studies for years have shown that like attracts like and positive emotions and thoughts lead to positive experiences. So in our crazy rush-around world taking the time to do something positive and uplifting can have quite an impact on our sense of wellbeing and even our experiences.

Amanda, busy mom on her fourth pregnancy says, "I don't think I have even one picture of me pregnant!" Hearing that, as I prepared to head over to her house to do her belly henna, I grabbed my camera and added a few props to my basket as well. The warm December day was perfect for an outdoor photo shoot after her belly henna!

While I worked on her henna, Amanda had a rare chance to put her feet up and relax in a cozy plush chair as our children played sweetly in the warm yard. We chatted about how the application of henna on the pregnant belly is so relaxing and how it is believed to offer protection and luck to the unborn baby and mother.

I personally love adding a bee somewhere in the henna design. Bees are sacred to Artemis, who is the patron Goddess of midwives and watches over women in childbirth.

And now Amanda has her pregnancy photos, as she puts it, "After four pregnancies, I've earned this body!" And she will be able to share her photos of her beautiful belly as she shares her stories with her children.

Book your party today, and "come together, connect, and celebrate" with those you love!