The brand is deeply tied to my connection to my mother, how she mothered me and to now being a mother myself. Here is this years heartfelt sentiments for 2022.
My theme is staying on track... for many years or moments I have felt derailed or off track. How do we stay the course without sidetracking from our vision?
We all need accountability in our lives... So who can see us completely, keep us in check and unclip our wings so we can fly?
For me my mother definitely saw me through rose colored lenses, discounted my flaws, was my biggest cheerleader, tied her own value in life to me and kept me so close my own wings were somewhat tethered. This was all wonderful but when I lost her I became disillusioned with life. I needed to shift my perspective on so much including myself.
My grief put me on pause for so long. Although I will never ever stop grieving I will try my best to not let it stand in my way. All my mother wanted for me was the things in life she could never have, so if I ever stop reaching for the stars I would be letting her down. She instilled in me endless potential and taught me that there are no bounds.
I chose this photo because it emotes pure joy. The expression on my mother's face when lifting me up is of admiration and purpose and mine of bliss and feeling held.
How do I recreate this security of being held, but untether myself to reach new heights.
The roles have turned and I am a mother myself, this role has been my greatest achievement. Everyday I sacrifice my self, my needs, my ego and my plans. When you are with little ones every moment can not go according to plan. It teaches me flexibility, adaptability and resilience in the deepest of ways. Our children can be our greatest teachers to shed the nonsense and just be in the moment so completely. Kids grow, shift and change in the blink of an eye so if you are checked out you will miss so much. This has taught me newfound awareness, observation and commitment beyond my wildest expectations.
My mother has not been here to hold me through this journey of motherhood, guide me, fill in for me, and lift me up as she did in this photo. The unconditional love she gave me should last my entire lifetime, it should be enough to keep me on track no matter what. Our foundations should be so solid to carry us through... I was blessed with such a rock solid core of love it is my turn to impart that on my family and the world to the best of my capabilities.
In light of adversity the show must go on, delays, loss of signal, bumps along the way can only hinder you for so long. Let's pave our way to a smoother path to be in each and every moment and notice every rock, detour or beauty of the view along the way.
Happy mothers day to everyone celebrating, or choosing to avoid it. Not every dynamic or relationship is easy but it certainly is here share lessons. Let's learn from the attachments we have or are lacking and move forward.
My father and I continue to honor my mothers legacy through the brand. Our mission is making her maiden name Ost meaningful and have reach worldwide.
Sending positive energy your way,
Our studio has been grinding away handmaking each and every order with love... late nights and team effort to get all the orders out. Hope everyone loves theirs! Send us pix of how you wear it.
All I Have to say is wow to tik tok - and thank you rue! This organic genuine post of Rue sharing her enthusiasm of this piece being gifted to her by her Mother in Law has been epic.
This stunning hair tie is inspired by our healing garlands collection. Delicately wrapped crystals elevate your everyday hairstyle. Wearing it has made me feel so playful and young again...
We have 6 different color ways for your fancy!
Mothers day is a big deal to me...
My vision for this year is just being fully present...
Every year since my mom passed my dad and husband would walk on eggshells that day and not know which side of me they would get the glass half full - or glass half empty. I have had breakdowns at fancy brunches and moments trying to celebrating me in my new role.
The roots that I have been planting have been growing deeper... I have more stability and emotional and spiritual nourishment to blossom and let my leaves soak in the sunlight of life. My foundation was rock solid, so the heartbreak was crippling, it still is, however like a tree I can weather storms, regrow leaves and branches and stand proud. Our new grid the tree of life is inspired by this philosophy. This year I honor the unwavering love my mother gave to me, and I have compassion for myself trying my best to make my children's life as joyful, beautiful, and safe as I can.
It is such an honor the universe has blessed me with and I yearn to make my little ones proud seeing me build my business and help make the world a more beautiful place through healing design.
It is hard to believe that the 10th anniversary of my mothers passing is approaching this June. Mothers day 2009, a DECADE ago was the last mothers day spent with my mother. The hardest concept about the time passing is how unrecognizable my life would be to my mother. So much has transformed and blossomed in ten years it is a marvel to see.
My mission is to master self love and self care which involves self-mothering, nothing can replace a mother but no one knew her power better than me. If I can find the confidence, trust, love, and belief that my mother had for me then my potential will be limitless. For a very long time grief made me feel frozen and stuck. I rewrote my story as a victim seeing life through the lens of poor me, after losing my mother, the light who kept me going.
This year was a turning point to soar. I am so blessed beyond comprehension that I believed fear of loving anything as much as I loved my mother would make me feel attached. So I protected myself by disconnecting from my life as is was happening, I was an observer not fully present. I have evolved in my self work to be present in each moment, have gratitude and embody joy and let it sink into my being becoming the signature of my essence.
My soul has lifted, my spirit is higher, my trust in the universe is back.
The birth of my baby boy was a major aha moment, something about this soul forced me to have courage beyond belief and shed any grief left lingering inside of me. I had an awakening that I am a mother, I am their mother, this is a major responsibility that I need to be fully engaged in and inspired by. Their entire upbringing, childhood memories etc relies on me, I nurture them and curate their lives. This responsibility made me see life in a holistic way. Its all connected. Work, family, love… it all flows and connects. If one aspect is broken nothing works. You need to get every dimension of your life together to serve. There are bumps along the way but they are meant to bring awareness and consciousness to what needs attention or to be noticed.
The work that I create is truly for my family, the lifestyle brand is my home base and outlet for expression. My studio is my home away from home, a place of creation, a space with dynamic energy in a bustling neighborhood full of life. When my daughter comes to the office and I see her sitting with my dad I have an outer body experience, like how could this even be real? Three generations of creativity in one place.
My dreams have taken me a long way… and I believe my mother would be beaming with pride seeing my dad and I work together to heal the world with our decorative objects. We find endless inspiration and enjoy spreading informative wellness content.
My mother’s legacy was to tell the story of her healing journey and that is what we are doing with our products. We are devoted to soul searching, design, connecting with amazing people and building our brand to create a platform rooted in love, yoga, healing crystals and hospitality. The objects we create each have a special purpose in uplifting you to reach your full potential. I hope the items we create can be as helpful to you as they are to us.
Thanks for following our story and believing in the power of meditation and beauty with products crafted of love.
2018 - Mothers Day Sensitivity
Mothers day is fast approaching... with any day that is a tribute we have to be careful for those who this day is extra sensitive to. After losing my mother in 2009 (after mothers day that year) I didn't know what to do the mothers day's there after... who do I have to celebrate? Do I sulk? Do I honor her memory? Do I delete every mothers day email that comes in so I can pretend this day doesn't exist? Now here I am sending a mothers day email??? I am now lucky enough to be a mother myself this will be my 4th year celebrating as a mother and it has given the day new purpose. My heart is with all those who are mothers, have mothers, lost mothers, wish they had a better connection with their mother, or are trying to be a mother. Being maternal is an instinct and comes to many even if you are a 'dog mom' that is very special too!
My designs are a tribute to my late mother Dafna to make her proud, and to my daughter Aurelie so she can be proud of her mother. The DNA of the Ariana Ost brand is about motherhood in every dimension. The experiences I share with my daughter such as, doing her hair with special clips, putting on jewelry, setting the table and decorating the home are all examples of precious moments for which I have designed these objects. Created to celebrate the victory of the present moment and of life itself. I hope that our pieces can be special heirlooms for you and your loved ones to have meaningful experiences and create sacred memories with.
Spring flowers make my heart sing!