About the elephant

The elephant is my spirit animal.

I discovered this when I attended a workshop in early 2018, ‘Introduction to Shamanism’.

I am SO honoured that the elephant is my spirit animal and have since realised she does figure a lot in my life already. On this tapestry, on my yoga-mat cover, on my meditation cushion, and even on a candle holder that is in my living room 

So she just had to figure on my website.

Then I discovered that she is all about strength, patience, wisdom, honour, stability and tenacity.

In the Hindu tradition, the elephant is found in the form of Ganesha, who is the god of luck, fortune and protection and is a blessing upon all new projects.

In Africa, many cultures revere the African elephant as a symbol of strength and power.

The elephant is also usually praised for its size, longevity, stamina, mental faculties, cooperative spirit and loyalty.

And of course, elephant herds are led by the oldest and largest female cow, the matriarch. She is usually the one who was the most closely related to the previous matriarch. The rest of the herd is made up of the matriarch’s other daughters and their calves.

So she is just perfect to represent book doulaing, my vision for my life’s work and the way that my clients and I work, separately and together. I knew I wanted my logo to have an elephant and a book, and my web designer Catherine Carr, from IndigoBird, came up with the delightful two elephants holding a book between them. I simply adore it! She has captured the concept of book doulaing so well in that tiny little logo. I am immensely grateful.