We had the good fortune of connecting with Krista Dauphin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krista, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want my legacy to be my family. What I want people to remember about me is my devotion, love and commitment to my family and our total emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. I wanted to create a family environment of love, joy, warmth and safety. A home where there is freedom for us all together to grow into our own unique, authentic expressions in an organic way, free of any burdens of unrealistic expectations. That is really the highest expression of my heart. Balancing a family life is such an enormous challenge. There’s no one size fit’s all approach and having tremendous flexibility in an approach is very important. My choices were informed by my own experiences of my childhood growing up in a small town in Iowa. Many mothers including my own were in the home and it was really the norm. I wanted to preserve that feeling and the benefits of what I experienced growing up in my own life, and build on it. I wanted to be at home with my children and still be able to pursue something creatively for myself that was fullfilling but wouldn’t disrupt the delicate balance of my home life and my priority to consciously parent my children. I knew it was important to make my children feel they were my priority but that they also needed me to be an example and do it in a way as to not sacrifice my own impulse to grow as a person and find creative expression as a result. I had experienced first hand the long shadow cast by the unlived or unexpressed creativity of my own mother and that was a painful legacy I did not want to continue. Balancing the intense demands of motherhood without leaving myself in the dust is the hardest thing I have ever done. To try to find my way creatively and spiritually without creating resentment or feelings of abandonment from my family was a delicate dance. I have stumbled and struggled and crawled and cried many times but the constant love and gentle forgiveness of my family always encourages me to go on. Now that my son’s are grown I can see some of the fruits of my labors and can feel more confident in the personal parenting style I developed for myself. It is a source of pride for me to see them so confident, warm and truly, genuinely comfortable with who they are as people. It does give me a special feeling of success knowing they will be amazing husbands and fathers and that they will carry on all that we were together in this crazy, wild ride of life into their own families, in their own way. In that way I will live on in the heart of what we were together. That to me is a very beautiful legacy!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started making jewelry for my own enjoyment and posting it on social media to share, people became interested in buying it and it grew naturally. My Jewelry business started as a way to express myself creatively and still be a mom and be at home. I also had many health challenges and needed to control my environment and time so I had to be independent and rely on myself. I enjoy making special one of a kind pieces for birthday’s or anniversaries or graduation things that make people feel special. I enjoy the personal intimate feeling of making something for someone it’s priceless
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I like visiting the Botanical Gardens it’s lovely and Stone mountain is beautiful too. They both have seasonal offerings that we enjoy. Playing in the snow in the south is a treat so snow mountain is a must. I love the putt putt too. The rooftop at ponce city market is great to show off the skyline. I love my little neighborhood restaurant Sprig so we would be going there too, hopefully to enjoy the patio dining if the weather is cooperating Brunch at Wahoo on the patio as well Coffee at Spillers Park and quite possibly sublime donuts!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to give so much credit to my husband and his unconditional love and support. I have also had the honor and privilege to have powerful spiritual mentors guides teachers and healers of many different backgrounds whose compassion and wisdom and healing were more than essential. Some books by them are as follows Dr. Henry Liu Autobiography of a Yogi Paramhansa Yogananda The power of Soul Dr.Zhi Gang Sha Ascension Gary Bonnell Living in a body on a planet William Linville Kenji Kumara Quantum Lightweaving Also a great gratitude to Alchemical Hypnotherapy for helping me reclaim my inner child.
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