About Ramona, Founder of moravenalifestyle.com
I DEEPLY BELIEVE BEAUTY IS NOURISHMENT FOR THE SOUL.
-Ramona Maillard, Founder & CEO of MoravenaLifestyle.com
A (Very Abbreviated) Version of Ramona's Story
I, Ramona, founded MoravenaLifestyle.com so I can bring all of my passion for Archetypes & Alchemy together and online. With an emphasis on personal energy management for holystic living. Self-knowledge in action in our everyday lives, a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I wanted to share these powerful practices and principles—that have been and are the foundation of my own life—with women and men, who, like me, crave sanctuary, success and serenity, the sustainable way. In all areas of life.
I use and share Archetypology to help others plug the energy leaks mainly in their self, space and success. I'm a writer, soul space stylist, teacher, a mystic witch, and a beauty and energy junkie.
I always find ways to saturate my life with beauty and magick.
As a natural homemaker I love to curate sanctuaries. Both inner and outer.
Even when I am told this is not something I “should” do.
Even when money was tight.
Even when I live in temporary spaces. And there have been a few.
I AM A PASSIONATE ADVOCATE FOR MAXIMAL LIVING, SUSTAINABLY
I've moved over 48 times
My first international move was in a yellow laundry basket with my single mother when I was 3 weeks old. I’ve:
moved over 48 times
changed schools 12 times and
lived in 5 different countries (Switzerland, Germany, Australia, United States & Spain. I’m currently eyeing southern Italy).
I have a lot of practice in creating soul sanctuary using my favorite ancient tools of archetypes & alchemy - powerful energy-management tools to curate a lifestyle that fits my natural way of being in the world to a t.
I love and require beautiful things in my surroundings. As a child I danced on the kitchen table, fingered the exquisite fabrics my mother used to sew dresses for her high-end clientele and I had compassion for all the things (including bugs but not myself).
I battled huge guilt and shame storms for wanting these physical and material things. Apparently, they are not things you should want.
With the support of the church, my parents tried to purge me, purify me and fix me. At all costs.
I paid a high price.
It resulted in decades of believing that my super sensitive, sensual, wildly adventurous, strongly opinionated, naturally compassionate, crazy soul needed to be fixed.
In short, all the crap we women have been force fed, like foie gras geese, our whole lives.
I BELIEVE THE WORLD NEEDS MORE MAGICK
Instead of pursuing my childhood dream of being a writer, I settled for working in the beauty and magazine industries, including Switzerland’s largest, national, womens’ magazines.
On the side I continued furthering my education in the fields of: archetypes, energy management, tarot, and all things metaphysical and mystical. Obtaining 3 different Feng Shui educations, studying Archetypology and taking countless metaphysical courses and programs. I worked on the side and mostly for free in all of these modalities, gaining masses of practice and experience with a wide variety of people from all walks of life.
It was a frantic pace for me as a single mother of two daughters to keep. A burnout forced me to slow down and re-evaluate.
I had a pattern of working myself to the bone, giving myself 3 days to rejuvenate and then running even harder to make up for wasted time.
But I wasn’t Jesus and 3 days were not enough to heal my bruised hands and feet. Nor my pierced heart.
I BELIEVE WORK-LIFE BALANCE IS NOT A PIPE DREAM JUST FOR MERMAIDS
or women with money and maids.
A car accident landed me in the middle of another wake-up call. And rehab. Like a cat with nine lives I bounced back. This time, like every other time adding a new layer to my knowledge and circling closer to my life purpose.
Together with my now ex-husband, we bought a 200 year-old farmhouse in the countryside and I poured all of my energy and knowledge into renovating it. Into creating a sanctuary while at the same time working on building my real estate agency after leaving the media world behind.
I quickly gained a reputation for selling so-called “unsellable" homes and farm houses.
I was able to, “mysteriously”, sell houses that other realtors had tried in vain (sometimes for years) to sell.
MAGICK IS NOT A CUTE ACCESSORY
What they didn’t know was that I had a secret weapon.
All my skills, acquired over decades as a Feng Shui and space clearing student and practitioner, paired with my vast knowledge of archetypes and energy management in general were my secret weapon to match the perfect people with the perfect homes.
I purged, cleared the energy using the House Reset tool, set up working marketing and sales systems, created beautiful exposés, had a blast and made beautiful cash.
All those things I had been doing on the side, often times for free, were my big life’s passion. The thing I wanted to dedicate my time to. And get paid for.
I BELIEVE SACRED SPACE IS NOT A LUXURY
I finally decided to do me.
I know. It sounds like such a cliche. But like anyone who has made this decision knows, it did not feel like a cliche.
I decided to bring all of me to the table. The writer, the soul-space-stylist, the teacher, the witch, the archetypologist, the feng shui expert and the homemaker. All of these pieces are comprised in my own personal Archetype Matrix, with my Life Archetype being The Lovers.
I BELIEVE SOUL BEAUTY CHANGES THE WORLD
These weren’t your run-of-the-mill consultations. They condensed my extensive knowledge, experiences and education into the system I have developed over many years, the Archetype Matrix.
I finally started to write my books, Tap the Magick of the Christmas Archetype and 2019 Archetype Handbook. I also published the magazine issue Archetype Essentials, which is being redone and will relaunch soon.
So, here I am, all of me. Which includes Féline, my beloved dog-lady and life companion. Her Life Archetype is the Empress and she certainly knows how to be one. No crown needed.
Lovely to meet you. All of you.
Wishing you a magickal day,
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photo credits this page: Christine Gerber Rutt, René Maillard, Ramona Maillard, Gerry McMahon