I am in awe.
There are so many people in our world doing such incredible things. Running businesses, saving lives, thinking outside the box and creating new structures in which to inspire our own lives. Modern day superheroes.
And Krista Herr of Earth Milk Moon is no exception. I adore Krista and am so moved by the nature inspired business she is building helping women to connect with themselves pre and post motherhood. I felt called to share her words with you, as I know so many will be touched by her natural evolution, realness, and truth that is informing her life and her business.
I am so delighted to be able to share the story of her business, Earth Milk Moon, from this woman whom I admire so dearly. To build this community with collaborating with women like Krista is so humbling and exciting. So, I will letthe words of Krista will take it from here…
My Healing Journey + The Creation of Earth Milk Moon
by Krista Tarantino
With life comes transition. Transitions are powerful and create opportunity for transformation. They can also be painful and disorienting but, it’s these times in between that are our biggest teachers, offering insight and tremendous growth.
A couple years ago, I moved away from a community I loved and a place that I lived most of my adult life. It was hard but I took it as an opportunity to start diving deeper into my own healing journey. That journey started with spending time sitting with my shadows - all the emotions and feelings that I have pushed aside at one point or another in my life. It wasn’t until I started navigating through my fear shadows, self-doubt shadows, and so many other deep-rooted shadows that I was able to see the powerful effects of this healing in my life.
I started saying no more often. I began listening to my body and emotions. I was resting more and consciously connecting to the cycle of the moon and the seasons. Meditation and sitting with myself allowed me to tune into my core and listen to my energy levels, how they wax and wane with the moon and how during wintertime I get strong messages to rest. When I tune into my body, I create a stronger foundation of self-love.
Now, the more time I spend connecting to the Earth and it’s cycles and natural rhythms, the more consciously aware I become that women are born with divine wisdom deeply ingrained within each of us. Within one month, 28 calendar days, our body goes through all four seasons. The more space I make for the universe to come through and be present in me, the more I am able to hear my own intuition. The more I listen to my intuition and allow it to guide me, the more I trust it. The more I trust my intuition and use the tools that ground me, the easier it becomes to confront and name my fears with confidence.
As I did this work and created more space for the universe and my intuition, there were areas of my life where I became more conscious. One of those areas where new consciousness grew was around the human effects on our natural world. Another was in my career as a postpartum and lactation nurse. The practice of self-care that opened me up to this new space guided me to conceive Earth Milk Moon. It has also opened a whole new world of creativity in my nursing profession.
Being a women’s health nurse in our current healthcare system has been my biggest energetic challenge thus far and being a conscious nurse has been even harder. I see the life altering outcomes that the control our healthcare system has over the reproductive health of women. I see the lack of education provided for women to make informed and empowered health care decisions for themselves and their children. I have seen the healthcare system leave women fearful during vulnerable times, leaving their healthcare decisions in the hands of hospital and often leading to trauma. As women, we need to be treated holistically and our healthcare system is not set up for this. It isn’t designed to support the emotional or spiritual wellbeing of women during the transformational shifts of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. This system has a deep rooted issues that have no simple answer.
Earth Milk Moon blossomed out of the damaged roots of our healthcare system. It was created with the intention to educate and empower women to make informed healthcare decisions for themselves and their babies. The teachings are based on evidence-based research, community, self-connection, nature, and a woman’s own intuition. It’s through my own healing journey that I am encouraged and compelled to guide women from conscious conception through postpartum. We start by creating space for women to connect to their own intuition.
“I will march with you my sister, to your place of fear. We will dive into those waters and swim into the clearing.” - Rising Appalachia
Thank you Krista. So beautiful.
If you would like to connect with Krista, she can be found at earthmilkmoon.com, on instagram (@earthmilkmoon), and via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). She offers free virtual consults to connect and answer questions for those who are interested.