How can you be unapologetically you?
This was the question my Wild Sister asked a group of us this spring, along with “What is your vision for the future of your career?”
I left the zoom meet feeling a little lost as to how to answer these homework questions at first.
I have an amazing life, a wonderful family, a career that I am passionate about and I thrive in, hobbies that I am passionate about, friends who I love to spend time with.
What could I possibly desire to change?
As I lay in bed that night, still mulling over these questions, it dawned on me that what I need to do is to stop apologizing when I tell people about the things I hold as important or am passionate about.
I needed to stop saying things like “this might not be your cup of tea, but …”
In essence I was pre-apologizing in case I offended someone with my idea; pre-apologizing for sharing something I am passionate about with people in my life.
Being unapologetically me is about having the courage to stand up and proudly share that I am a crystal wearing, meditating, essential oil using, intuitive, empathic, moon lover, stargazing, photographer, artist, science geek ... who gets dressed in the morning based on colour numerology; who lives in tune with the phases of the moon; who uses chakra energy to empower an amazing life; who heads to the forest to recharge; who smudges to clear away negative energies; who honours the universe and the gifts it gives; who loves a good romance novel (and even a mediocre one); who can create a flourishing garden outdoors but has killed A LOT of indoor plants lol; who gets excited to read about new advancements in science and medicine; and who loves to share the knowledge I have been collecting in my cranium my whole life.
Being unapologetically me meant freely telling people something when I feel it might help … be it an exercise or stretch, a stone recommendation, an essential oil to use, or a meditation to practice.
So then my thoughts went to ... “How can I blend this into my business?”
“How can I share things I am passionate about with more people?”
This little seed of an idea unfurled and blossomed into Essentials by BAC.
Essentials by BAC gave me a way to pull together all of the things that I love into one place so that I can share with you … and it even grew along the way from a collection of 3 to more (and there may be even more added in the future).
Everything in my collection is created and curated from my passions.
Meditations that resonate with my heart and soul … (many thanks to my husband for wandering with me searching for nature sounds to record & Miss S one of my Wild Sisters for inspiring the idea to make phone wallpapers for each theme) ... recorded by me.
Stones that were pulled from the dirt by my hands … or the hands of my helpers ... that hold amazing vibrational energy and the power to positively influence your life.
Photography and Art, created by me, that I have always been a little afraid to share and sell ... a little afraid that it wasn't good enough.
A planner that pulls together the pieces of a holistic life into one beautiful plan; taking the focus off of obligations while still recognizing that some appointments need to be written down so they aren’t forgotten.
And lastly my essential oil blends, which have thrown me on a side adventure ... making the choice to take this through the proper channels and to register them as natural health products with health Canada so that I can tell you how they can benefit your health and wellness. I am just at the beginning of this crazy process, but I think I have a handle on it now. There is a bit more to do before I can submit my applications, so I hope to get this all completed and be able to share my blends with you soon.
This is how Essentials by BAC came to be, so my question to you is ….
What could you do if you were more unapologetically you?
"and suddenly you just know ... it's time to start something new, something unapologetically you ... it's time to trust in the magic of beginnings"
Brien-anne RMT, CA
I am passionate not only about Massage Therapy & Aromatherapy, but also living a holistic lifestyle and empowering & inspiring others to do the same!