My Backyard First

At Clementine Ford’s recent book signing, I was overcome with compassion for a woman in the audience, whose own backyard needs were being gaslighted.

I saved a life today

I angst way too much about the stuff I don’t do well, stuff that doesn’t matter. But tonight I’m celebrating that I did good. I saved a life today.

Sarah Gurry – Moment in the life of a Musician

Sarah Gurry is a professional musician, songwriter and mother. Sarah commits entirely to working hard at what she loves.

Fear of Failure and letting it all go

For the last Dark Moon intention for 2017, I decided to end with a bang. I decided to meet my fear and let it go… I’m letting go of my fear of failure.

3 Minutes – A Powerful Dream

Dreams have a way of being elusive when I try to capture them forever in letters and sentences, but I knew that this dream story had a desire to be told.

Ghost in my house

I have a ghost. My toddler sensed the ghost first, refusing to go into the “scary room” as I started to clock the noises, the voices and the moving objects.

A New Dinner Game

I’m getting braver at playing a new dinner game, after I went to a family dinner and we started talking about some big topics.

I made a Lunar Calendar

I went shopping for a calendar and came back inspired – giving myself permission to make a beautiful lunar calendar celebrating the moon and feminine strength.

Hello

At Empress Crow and Rabbit we celebrate beauty, growth and the feminine.

We do this by:
Interviewing inspirational women living imaginative lives – to learn how life can be when a person has fully dreamed themselves into their skin. We share a moment in their life, we hear about the work they do and we see how they are changing the world by listening to their heart and rocking their bliss. Their courage, passion and faith – it’s our favourite medicine and it’s helping us all to heal.

Writing a blog – Musings From The Keyboard is an eclectic, navel-gazing and sometimes controversial blog from our resident Empress. From gaslighting, to dreamscapes to reviews – you’ll find them all in this here treasure chest.

So hello you! Please, sit down and stay a while. You are so welcome here.
Take what you need, both for now and for later, so you can start crafting your own conversations.

Jane Hardwicke Collings

Visionary, Revolutionary, Agent of the Goddess

Jane Hardwicke Collings founded the School of Shamanic Womancraft in Australia in 2008 and now her programs are taught internationally – in Australia, New Zealand, the US, the UK, Europe and Canada.

The School of Shamanic Womancraft is growing, and the women are gathering, finding the deep connection they often don’t even realise they are craving.

Jane is a Visionary, a Revolutionary, a Sacred Rebel and she features in the 2018 Lunar Calendar – my gift to you – downloadable when you subscribe to the Empress Crow and Rabbit newsletter.

Read Jane’s interview on nature, rites of passage, Human Female 101, her Big Hospital Dream, and how we can start claiming ourselves back.

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Melanie Smith

Worldwide Traveller, Boardroom Boss, Straight Talker

Melanie has an impressive career – making partner at a top consulting firm, travelling around the world with her work, working outrageous hours and retiring at 40 to work part-time.

Now, she travels 50% of her time for pleasure and has set a goal for herself to travel to all the UN sovereign states by the time she is 50.

There may be only 150 people in the world who have achieved this, so while Melanie won’t be the first, she may be the first female New Zealander and the first Maori to do so.

Melanie features as an inspirational woman in the 2018 Empress Crow and Rabbit Lunar Calendar – my gift to you – when you subscribe to the newsletter. Read the full interview and discover how Melanie’s commitment to travelling alone is re-framing the narrative about what it means to be a woman living more wild.

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Dr Marion Rose

Creative Business Mentor and Mothering Mentor

Marion has two children, and 29 years of experience in developmental psychology, psychotherapy and the mother-child relationship.

She helps mothers to become free from guilt and find deep self-compassion, so they can listen to their children, meet their needs, and help them flourish in their lives.

Marion is also a Creative Business Mentor, helping women pursue their passions, share their gifts and create a business that makes a difference.

“We can replace the Old and What we’ve learned, with the New and How we want to be.”

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To feel this alive and this free, all I had to do was jump into the dark unknown.

Michaela Rosandich

Photo credit: 'Hel' series by Amy Haslehurst

To feel this alive and this free, all I had to do was jump into the dark unknown.

Michaela Rosandich

Photo credit: 'Hel' series by Amy Haslehurst

To feel this alive and this free, all I had to do was jump into the dark unknown.

Michaela Rosandich

Photo credit: 'Hel' series by Amy Haslehurst

Michaela Rosandich

Storyteller

I need to hear more stories about strong women leading beauty-filled and spiritual lives, and so I created Empress Crow and Rabbit. It’s a forum to showcase the inspirational stories of women in uniquely feminine careers. It's also a bridge between what we think we know and what we feel is right. Thank you for joining me – let’s all learn, grow and celebrate the feminine together.

Photo credit: Lucy Spartalis

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