Rituals - April Gargiulo


Founder of Vintner’s Daughter

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The rituals we practice daily, whether a morning meditation, afternoon cup of tea, or evening snuggles, serve us more than we realize. They are the bookends to our day, the moments we come to rely on and enjoy. Rituals help us feel good and provide comfort in an otherwise chaotic world. For mamas especially, taking the time for these small ceremonies is what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to take us through the small acts they incorporate into their day - whether with others or alone, and always with the intention of feeling their best. First up is Vintner’s Daughter, April Gargiulo.


My favorite ritual with my kids...

"well, we have so many rituals, but the most constant is reading books before bed. I have one girl snuggled up on either side of me and it is glorious. I’m trying to get them into hiking too, but they haven’t seen the light yet."

My first ritual of the morning...

"I tend to wake up later than everyone else, so I come downstairs and give everyone a good morning hug. My sweet husband already has my green tea ready to go and I either have gluten free toast or goat milk yogurt for breakfast. I take a few supplements in the am too - multi-vitamins, vitamin D and a multi-adaptogen for adrenal support."

My favorite ritual alone...

"is meditation. It is one of my favorites times of day. I don’t have a set time that I do it. You are supposed to, but that doesn’t work for me. I appreciate the space and time of meditation more if i don’t have the pressure of a specific time and place."

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