Style Profile: Viv Singer

Name: Viv Singer

Occupation: Writer and Positivity Enthusiast

Age: Old enough to care less what other people think!

Lifestyle: Free agent living in the Beaches. I’m self-employed, with a self-sufficient 18-year-old daughter and a husband who works outside the home, so my days are my own. I’m pretty disciplined when it comes to my work. I’m also quite good at self-care and have no problem taking time to walk the dog, do some yoga, grab coffee with a friend. I’m grateful to be living quite a nicely balanced life.

 

Chic-Choc Dress – Black Square from Montreal’s Cherry Bobin label

 

What in your life is really important to you?

Personal growth. I used to be an extreme pessimist. I can’t tell you when the shift happened but one day I woke up and noticed this longing to see the positive in everything. I’m a strong believer in the power of positivity, even on the crappiest days, because there’s no escaping those. Life’s complicated, right?

 

Edna Sweater – Mulberry by Halifax label, Twigg & Feather; Greta Work Tote w/Shoulder Strap – Black by Markham’s Pixie Mood; Classic Rise Skinny Jeans – Athena from Quebec label Yoga Jeans

 

Now though, when sh*t does happen, I take comfort in tomorrow because my journey to date has taught me that every new day brings us an opportunity to turn things around. Clean slate. Fresh outlook. We’re always evolving. And to think that when I was 20 I thought I had it all figured out!

 

Blackcomb Dress – Light Grey by Montreal’s Cherry Bobin label; Burgundy Wool Blend Hat with Fleece from Fresh Finds; Scarf and earrings from Fresh Finds

 

What would you like to be remembered for?

Authenticity. I’ve always worn my heart on my sleeves. For years, I thought that was a bad thing. Not anymore. If people remember me for putting myself out there unapologetically (even if they don’t like it) that’ll mean I’ve lived a full and authentic life.

 

Alicja Dress – Navy from Palette by Laura-Jean; Necklace from byCHANCE

 

What does living authentically mean to you?

To me, living authentically means living from the heart, even when other people or your own inner critic would have you do otherwise. It’s about being who your instinct tells you to be versus letting the shoulds convince you to be who you think you ought to be instead.

 

Cross Neck Top – Black by isca

 

How do you try to inspire authenticity in others?

My hope is that by putting my real self out there in person, and through my writing, I can create a space for others to do the same. 

 

What role does fashion play in your life?

A bigger role than you might think, given I work from home and could technically spend the day in my PJs! In the spirit of keeping things positive, I like to be able to look at myself with kindness when I walk by a mirror, so I put thought into what I wear, even if I’m not leaving the house. Compliments are good for the morale, even if you have to give them to yourself!

 

Chic-Choc Dress – Black Square from Montreal’s Cherry Bobin label

 

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?

I love the fact that FC caters to real women. You can dress up nicely, eat a big dinner, and still look good on a full belly because the outfits aren’t just made for posing! They’re pretty but practical. Flattering and functional, as they say. I also really value the fact that most of the clothing is locally made.

 

I’m not a big mall shopper. I prefer supporting local businesses. FC is a local business that also supports other locals by carrying their clothing lines. Win-win.

 

Edna Sweater – Mulberry by Halifax label, Twigg & Feather; Greta Work Tote w/Shoulder Strap – Black by Markham’s Pixie Mood; Classic Rise Skinny Jeans – Athena from Quebec label Yoga Jeans

 

You’ve been a freelance copywriter for 20 years. When did you start blogging and why?

For 20 years, I’ve communicated my clients’ messages, but never my own. Blogging seemed like a great way to start getting my  own thoughts and stories out into the universe. 

 

Blackcomb Dress – Light Grey by Montreal’s Cherry Bobin label; Burgundy Wool Blend Hat with Fleece from Fresh Finds; Scarf and earrings from Fresh Finds

 

When I began, my goal was to blog about parenting: the good, the bad and the extremely ugly. My hope was to entertain. Within a short time, though, I realized I was going to run out of content, as my daughter was already 16. I needed a topic that would have longevity.

 

Being the self-help addict I am, digging deep comes pretty naturally, so it’s evolved into more of a self-help blog. Spreading positivity — that’s my happy place.

 

Alicja Dress – Navy from Palette by Laura-Jean; Necklace from byCHANCE

What’s something your journey has taught you that you’d like to share with our readers?

The most valuable lesson life has taught me is that nothing is permanent. Where there is darkness today, there will be light tomorrow, if not the day after. So don’t lose hope. As for the flip side, where there is abundance today, there may be a great big gaping hole tomorrow, so don’t take it for granted!

 

Cross Neck Top – Black by isca

 

Where can people find you on social media? Where can we find your blog?

You’ll find my personal growth writing on my blog at vivfortoday.com. I’d also love any kindred spirits to join me on InstagramFacebook, and/or Twitter. And let’s not forget the day job. I still offer my copywriting services to businesses. Anyone in need of a helping hand can check out my portfolio at vivsinger.com.

 

Style Profile: Ann Poochareon

Name: Ann Poochareon
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Age: 41 years young!
Lifestyle: Workaholic, tea drinker, mom of one, and I call the shots 😉

 

Chic-Choc Dress – Navy Square by Cherry Bobin

 

What’s a typical day like for you?



I have my morning routine and try get myself into a calm place before I head into the office, where everyday is different. My week is usually peppered with meetings and Zoom calls, my to-do list is never truly cleared, and random client requests come up all the time! But my favourite part of the day is working my super awesome team, both in person and remotely. The joy of being the boss is hiring people you like! 

 

 

What in your life is really important to you?

 

Having control over my own schedule and time, the ability to travel, meeting new people, learning new skills, being genuine and kind.

 

As I grow older, I find that family is really where the heart is, and so my mom, dad, sisters, in-laws, husband and son are the people I do everything for. Oh, and good food is very important to me as well! I am a food snob, and proud of it. 

 

What would you like to be remembered for?

 

That I have had a hand in inspiring kids to be creative, to do big things, and to reach for their stars.

 

Jan Tunic – Cream/Navy by FIG Clothing; Rachel Classic Rise Ankle Length Skinny Jeans – Kennebunkport from Yoga Jeans

 

What role does fashion play in your life?

 

I am a closet fan of high-end fashion, but I can’t be bothered to wear anything dressy or fancy, personally. One, because I suck at laundry and taking things to the dry cleaner. Two, because I don’t actually need to dress up very often – I run my own company, designed my own life, and hardly feel the need to impress anybody.

 

I dress to be comfortable and confident.

 

And, lastly, I don’t like to spend a lot of time deciding on what to wear. So while I follow some high-end fashion Instagram accounts for fun, my own fashion sense is more about minimalism, practicality (can it go in the dryer?), and putting priority on comfortable, all-day wear.

 

Abstract Tunic – Red/Black by Orange Fashion Village; Rachel Classic Rise Ankle Length Skinny Jeans – Kennebunkport from Yoga Jeans; Long Necklace with a 2″ Circle and Bar – Gold from byCHANCE

 

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?

 

I love the brands you carry – they’re high in quality, timeless, comfortable, and made to last. Supporting independent designers and local brands is important to me as a small business owner in Canada, so I really appreciate that Fresh Collective is all about this as well. 

 

Top by Yasmine Louis (sold in stores, only!); Rachel Classic Rise Ankle Length Skinny Jeans – Kennebunkport from Yoga Jeans

 

What do you have that you want to promote?

 

My company, Little Robot Friends! We teach kids (ages 7+) about coding, electronics, and how technology works – all in a fun, creative and engaging environment – so that they can grow up to be the next super inventor!

 

My mission is to inspire the next generation to think creatively with technology. Young kids are growing up in a world that is run by tech, and it is crucial that we arm them with the skills to not only be consumers of tech, but creators as well. We want to help raise kids who are compassionate, inventive, resilient, and critical thinkers because they’re our future and they’re going to have a lot of big problems to solve.

 

We know that kids learn best when they’re engaged and having fun, so Little Robot Friends make robots, DIY kits, apps, and teaching materials that let them do just that. We make learning how to code easy to teach and fun to learn. 

 

We run classes and day camps in our studio space, as well as in schools and daycare centres in the GTA and beyond. We sell our own teaching products online, and we’ll soon have an online course to reach kids who can’t come to our classes in person! Our PA Day camps usually sell out, and you can book a space for your child here.

 

Besides teaching technical skills, we are big on teaching kids to be resilient and approach what we do with a growth mindset, which has been studied and cited as the one most important trait for success. We love this approach so much that we made a parenting tip sheet all about it, and people can get it for free by clicking this link.

 

Chic-Choc Dress – Navy Square by Cherry Bobin

 

What inspired you to launch Little Robot Friends?

Six years ago, we put a cute electronic project up on Kickstarter, called Little Robot Friends. It became an overnight success beyond our expectations, and after surveying the backers, we found that a lot of them were parents and educators who would like to teach their kids about technology and how electronic things work. 

 

A lot has happened in the past six years, and emphasis on education in STEM fields is growing. STEM toys and kits are so mainstream that you can even find them on the shelves of Toys”R”Us and Target in the United States. But what really hasn’t caught up with the scene is the education system. Teachers are not trained to teach programming, even though they are being asked to. If someone does know coding, it can be a boring and confusing subject to start teaching little kids adequately.

 

Prior to the Kickstarter project, my husband and I had our own design practice, making interactive installations for museums and science centres. Our core focus was on how to engage the audience enough to get them interested in learning a complex subject. Combining our love for all things tech with our exhibit design experience, we put our energy into creating Little Robot Friends, making coding easy to teach and fun to learn. 

 

 

In recent years, we’ve started to hear a lot more about new initiatives to teach kids how to code. Why is there now so much emphasis on teaching kids this particular skill?

 

I’m so glad you asked!

 

Our world is increasingly run by tech. Digital technology is now an active part of our everyday lives, and at its core, it’s all run with code. You’d be hard-pressed to find any field that doesn’t use a computer in some way, from farming and agriculture, to fashion and food. 

 

One easy answer to this question is that with the coming of automation, jobs in the future are going involve more and more coding skills. Robots and AI will still need human coders in the foreseeable future, so we need to prepare our kids for that.

 

Jan Tunic – Cream/Navy by FIG Clothing; Rachel Classic Rise Ankle Length Skinny Jeans – Kennebunkport from Yoga Jeans

 

The bigger answer is that when you know how to code, you develop a fundamental understanding of how technology works. It gives you the confidence to not only use technology, but to be creative with it. Digital literacy also gives kids much-needed critical thinking skills. In the age of the Internet, we have to be more vigilant than ever about what kind of skills the next generation will bring over. 

 

To me, it’s not so much that kids who learn code will all get jobs as computer programmers some day. It’s more about the fact that if kids grow up understanding how their world is run, they will have foundational skills to become the next visionaries. Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg – they all learned to code before they were teenagers.

 

We are facing some really big issues on a global scale, and I think the next generation of policy makers, activists, educators, and business people should all have a fundamental understanding of the technology that runs our lives.

 

Abstract Tunic – Red/Black by Orange Fashion Village; Rachel Classic Rise Ankle Length Skinny Jeans – Kennebunkport from Yoga Jeans; Long Necklace with a 2″ Circle and Bar – Gold from byCHANCE

 

Can coding benefit kids that perform poorly in subjects like mathematics and science?

 

The key to ‘performing’ well in subjects, I wholeheartedly believe, is about engaging students properly. Which is why, when we start teaching coding, we introduce a fun activity – whether it’s making a robot sing a song, or making your own animation. Kids use code to create amazing stuff. And the byproduct of getting a robot to sing their favourite song, or creating their story on the computer, is that it’s teaching them how to code.

 

Once kids have that spark of understanding, that “a-ha” moment, it empowers them to want to learn more. We can absolutely teach math and sciences this way as well. I am a proponent of hands-on and project-based teaching. 

 

I went to elementary school in Thailand, and pretty much failed math in the 7th grade. I moved to the States for high school, and the math they were teaching for grade 10 was the same math I had failed a couple years before. At this high school, however, the teacher taught it in a way that I could understand, and I was instantly hooked!

 

I went on to compete in math competitions, and then majored in Computer Science for my undergrad degree. So to me, kids performing poorly in various subjects is actually not their fault. This is also why I am so passionate about teaching in a way that Is fun and engaging. 

 

Top by Yasmine Louis (sold in stores, only!); Rachel Classic Rise Ankle Length Skinny Jeans – Kennebunkport from Yoga Jeans

 

How do you envision the future of coding for kids?

Coding should be taught as a literacy skill, just like reading and math. Automation, drones, smart cars and various types of robots are already playing bigger roles in the way we run our lives, and that’s not going to stop. Humans need to stay above the machines and be in control.

 

Did you know that kids entering Grade 1 today will be a graduating high school class of 2031? It blows my mind that we are not investing in educating the humans that will run the future!

 

Is there anything else we should know about you?

 

I can be reached very easily (below) and I am fond of connecting with people. 

 

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @lilrobotfriends

 

Twitter: @lilrobotfreends

Facebook: @littlerobotfriends

 

My personal Instagram account: @annpoochareon

 

AFFILIATE STYLE PROFILE: JESS MCEWEN

Name: Jess McEwen
Occupation: Florist & shop owner at Periwinkle Flowers
Age: 44
Lifestyle: Casual, creative, fun, filled with colour and flowers

 

Fiz Tunic – Bloom by Montreal’s FIG Clothing; High Rise Skinny Jeans – 30″ Inseam – Pitch Black by Yoga Jeans; Scarf available in-stores only

 

What’s a typical day like for you?

 

As the owner of a bricks and mortar flower shop, my days are all over the place. Some are spent at the shop working on the computer: marketing, bookkeeping, planning, making quotes for special client events, etc.

 

On others, I’m busy talking to clients, making flower designs for upcoming orders, and displaying our many fun giftware pieces. Otherwise, I’m probably out at the flower market picking up bucket loads of blooms to fill the shop with, or else delivering and setting up our event work at various venues across the city.

 

Ann Sweater Dress – Gold by FIG Clothing; Jeanette Faux Suede Biker Jacket by Lola Jeans; Classic Rise Skinny Jeans – Athena by Yoga Jeans; Scarf available in-stores only

 

What in your life is really important to you?

 

Family & friendship, colour, and flowers.

 

What would you like to be remembered for?

 

For being kind and helping make the lives of those around me happier.

 

Cashmere Feel Front Pocket A-Line Tunic – Wine by Orange Fashion Village; Classic Rise Skinny Jeans – Athena by Yoga Jeans; Scarf available in-stores only

 

What role does fashion play in your life?

 

I recently read that each day, we should “dress for the JOY you want,” and it really resonated with me.

 

I’m not super fashionable, I’m not really interested in dressing to impress, and I don’t follow trends, but I love wearing clothes that feel good, have colour and pattern, and fashions that make me smile.

 

Cowl Neck Tunic – Red Floral by isca; Blair Mid Rise Skinny Jeans – Midnight Blue by Lola Jeans

 

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?

 

Supporting local makers and designers is an important part of running Periwinke Flowers, so I love that Fresh Collective shares that same ethos of supporting our own homegrown talent.

 

I also really appreciate that Fresh Collective has bricks and mortar shops, as well as online shopping options for those who need them.

 

Because I’m one of those people that likes to see and touch things in person, shopping online doesn’t really work for me, but Fresh Collective gathers unique, wearable clothes from really great designers, all into one place, with a really great eye for what pieces work well together to build a wardrobe. That’s very unique, in my opinion.

 

Eleonor Tunic – Navy from Palette by Laura-Jean; Blair Mid Rise Skinny Jeans – Midnight Blue by Lola Jeans

 

What do you have that you want to promote?

 

If you’re in the city of Toronto or know someone who is, I definitely want you to know about my flower shop, Periwinkle Flowers!

 

We’re located in midtown at Mt Pleasant Rd and Eglinton, and we deliver across the city. Our style of work is joyful, colourful, and just a little wild, with a heavy dose of whimsy.

 

We love weddings and events, of course, but our main day-to-day work is serving our wonderful clients that stop by for a few stems to treat themselves or a friend to every week, or for those sending flowers to mark a special moment in life. Flowers are one of those lovely little pleasures in life that make people happy!

 

Fiz Tunic – Bloom by Montreal’s FIG Clothing; High Rise Skinny Jeans – 30″ Inseam – Pitch Black by Yoga Jeans; Scarf available in-stores only

 

As a new Fresh Collective Affiliate, what got you interested in joining our Affiliate Program? How does it tie in with the work you already do?

 

I’m delighted to be a Fresh Collective Affiliate because it means I can help promote another bricks and mortar small business in the city, sharing the same business ethos I do: that well-made and locally-designed is not only possible, but beautiful as well.

 

Ann Sweater Dress – Gold by FIG Clothing; Jeanette Faux Suede Biker Jacket by Lola Jeans; Classic Rise Skinny Jeans – Athena by Yoga Jeans; Scarf available in-stores only

 

What first inspired you to become a florist and open up your own business? What’s one of your favourite aspects of running Periwinkle Flowers?

 

While I actually got into flowers almost accidentally, by taking a floral course to “fill some time” after dropping out of a journalism program in university, when I examine things in retrospect I realize that flowers have always been a part of my life.

 

As a child, I had a small patch of garden to tend to on my own. I love owning a physical shop most of all and being part of our local community.

 

Plus, having an impact on our clients lives is just the best feeling in the world. And of course, working with beautiful flowers every day doesn’t hurt, either.

 

Cashmere Feel Front Pocket A-Line Tunic – Wine by Orange Fashion Village; Classic Rise Skinny Jeans – Athena by Yoga Jeans; Scarf available in-stores only

 

Besides wedding arrangements, what popular floral services does Periwinkle offer? Do you sell potted plants as well?

 

We do sell lots of indoor plants  (including, of course, the currently-trending succulents and cacti!), as well as many handmade/locally made pieces such as candles, soaps, cute handmade pots, and more.

 

The majority of our business is actually fresh flower bouquets and arrangements for regular orders, which our clients can request to have delivered or come by the shop to pick up in-person.

 

We also have a very popular “Weekender Bouquet Series,” which lets our clients choose from a sweet and simple posy arrangement, or a mini vase of our favourite blooms of the week. These are ready to grab-and-go at a nice, easy price point of $25. And if you sign up for our Weekender Club, every 10th Weekender purchase is free!

 

Cowl Neck Tunic – Red Floral by isca; Blair Mid Rise Skinny Jeans – Midnight Blue by Lola Jeans

 

How does Periwinkle stand apart from other floral boutiques in Toronto?  

 

We’re definitely not the typical florist that many people think of!

If you’re looking for mounded balls of all-white hydrangea and roses, we’re probably not the right shop for you. But if you love colour and energy in your flowers, we’re definitely your jam.

 

We don’t make the flowers “try” too hard. They’re pretty much perfect as they are, so what we do is concentrate more on showing them off with the best presentation.

 

Because most of what we carry is local, you’re going to see many blooms that are a little more off the beaten path, and the mix will change as we move from season to season.

 

Eleonor Tunic – Navy from Palette by Laura-Jean; Blair Mid Rise Skinny Jeans – Midnight Blue by Lola Jeans

 

Where can people find you on social media?

 

The best way to see what we’re up to is via Instagram: @periwinkleflowers

 

You can also check out my personal Instagram page: @jess.kate.mcewen

 

Or go straight to the source by visiting our website: www.periwinkleflowers.com

 

And of course, come by our shop at 661 Mt. Pleasant Road. We’d love to see you!

 

STYLE PROFILE: SHAYNE HENDERSON

Name: Shayne Henderson

Occupation: Massage and Movement Therapist

Age: Forty-Four and Fabulous

Lifestyle: Casual, Healthy and Active

 

Nancy Tank Top – Bamboo – Deep Teal from our in-house line, Palette by Laura-Jean; Laura Skirt – Moths from Palette by Laura-Jean; Necklace by Toronto’s Torched Studio label

 

What’s a typical day like for you?

My days are all over the place, with some clocking in at 6:30 am, and others not until 10:00 am. What always happens, no matter the day, is getting up early in the morning for mindfulness and movement practice.

 

Getting the kids off to camps/school and then putting in a very condensed work day at the clinic is typical. That way I can manage to pick them up at the end of my day. We always have dinner as a family; it’s where we connect and get on top of anything that’s going on.

 

Duster Shirt Dress – Navy / Red Stripe by Brenda Beddome (in-stores only!); Cropped Luci Leggings – Bamboo – Black from our in-house line, Palette by Laura-Jean

 

What in your life is really important to you?

 

Health, family and community. Working in the healthcare field really instills just how important it is to take care of the body we’ve been given.

 

 

Without my health, I wouldn’t be able to be there for my family or be active in the community.

 

Maxi Dress w/elastic waist – Black and White by Marvella

 

What would you like to be remembered for?

 

Making a difference in the world.

We aren’t meant to do this life alone, so connecting with others
on any level, to support them, I think, is a beautiful gift for both the person giving and the receiver.

 

What role does fashion play in your life?

 

For me, fashion has to be functional.

I need to look professional at work, and also be able to drop to the ground and show exercises. On the weekends it’s very much the same; wanting to look good and being able to run around with my husband and our girls.

 

I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe that brings together all of these elements of fun, functionality and feeling good!

 

Candace Dress – Fragmented Floral on White from Palette by Laura-Jean; Necklace by Fresh Collective

 

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?

 

I love the way the clothes really jump out at you! Everything in the store has something unique going on; either the way it’s been cut, or the pattern or detail.

 

The clothes are so beautiful that you really can’t help but shine when you put them on. There is something here for everyone.

You might find a piece and think, Hmm, that’s not really my style, and then you put it on, and it fits and moves beautifully. Fresh Collective really hits the mark for a women’s clothing boutique.

 

Eugene Dress – Houndstooth from Toronto’s Mandala

 

What do you have that you want to promote?

 

I love helping women feel better in their bodies and dispelling myths about what is normal. I have a free Facebook group in which I do live weekly workouts, answer your questions, and offer tips and information on improving your health.

 

I’m extremely committed to creating a safe and open space for women to share their journeys. We all rise together when we share!

 

Nancy Tank Top – Bamboo – Deep Teal from our in-house line, Palette by Laura-Jean; Laura Skirt – Moths from Palette by Laura-Jean; Necklace by Toronto’s Torched Studio label

 

You recently decided to dedicate a part of your massage therapy practice to aiding women with symptoms of pre-natal anxiety and postpartum depression. What inspired this choice?

 

Before my first daughter was born, I had two losses. So that pregnancy was full of anxiety and disconnection, and then I moved into postpartum depression (PPD) after my daughter’s birth.

 

My PPD showed itself as anger, so everyone just thought I was super moody and would get angry back at me. Finally, someone stepped in and said that they thought something bigger than Baby Blues was going on, and that’s when I started to come out from the fog and realize just how much I was suffering, and that I needed help. This is really what moved me towards wanting to help mothers thrive in all aspects of postpartum life: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

 

Duster Shirt Dress – Navy / Red Stripe by Brenda Beddome (in-stores only!); Cropped Luci Leggings – Bamboo – Black from our in-house line, Palette by Laura-Jean

 

What are some common misconceptions about early motherhood and postpartum depression? The latter seems to be a bit of a social taboo, and so many women out there are in need of support.

 

I think the biggest thing with postpartum motherhood is that everyone expects you to be happy because you have a baby, and that’s simply not true. It is an overwhelming experience for many, and there just aren’t many avenues of support in place, so women push through as best as they can, until they can’t.

 


You don’t have to love every part of being a mom; there are parts that are really a challenge and it’s okay to not like it sometimes. It’s okay to not want to spend every moment with your child, and it’s actually healthier for you to have time apart.

 

I think we should shift from baby showers filled with the latest and greatest gifts, and instead try and support with food delivery or cleaning services–things that help make the transition of being home with a baby easier.

 

Maxi Dress w/elastic waist – Black and White by Marvella

 

What sort of approach do you take in your one-on-one sessions?

 

My goal is creating a safe and compassionate space. Always. I really want this time to be about what is needed to help a woman feel grounded and more capable of meeting the demands of life once she leaves.

 

Depending on what is needed, it may be just a hands-on treatment. We may focus on mindful techniques with breathing or movements, and  approaches to help stimulate or calm how she’s feeling.

 

Candace Dress – Fragmented Floral on White from Palette by Laura-Jean; Necklace by Fresh Collective

 

Is there anything else we should know about you?

 

As a way to tap into the more spiritual side, I recently added Angle and Oracle Card Readings. I have found it is such a great way to offer insight and clarity in a way that is positive and motivating.

 

Eugene Dress – Houndstooth from Toronto’s Mandala

 

Where can people find you on social media?

 

My website: www.shaynehenderson.com

Facebook: @ShayneLHenderson and @HelpingMamasThrive

Instagram: @shayne.henderson

 

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Style Profile: Karen Porter

Name: Karen Porter

Occupation: Holistic Health & Wellness Expert

Age: 53 and feeling awesome!

Lifestyle: Healthy, busy, active

 

Pina Cami – Navy by Montreal’s Cherry Bobin; Flowy Summer Pants – Green/Blue by Marvella; Necklace by Toronto’s Torched Studio

 

What’s a typical day like for you?

 

What is typical?!! My days are always different. I take patients at a clinic in Toronto one day a week. On other days, I might be seeing private clients, networking, meeting with referral partners, creating, doing a speaking engagement, or running a retreat!

 

Joanne Dress – Blue Tulips from our in-house label, Palette by Laura-Jean

 

What in your life is really important to you?

 

Family first, always. Self-care that includes healthy eating. Movement and mindfulness are important, as well as connection with others (friends, extended family, cohorts). Helping and serving others is another big one.

 

Pina Cami – Navy by Montreal’s Cherry Bobin; Jenna Skirt – Camo Print from Lola Jeans; Necklace by Toronto’s Torched Studio

 

What would you like to be remembered for?

 

For being a giving, loving, compassionate person.

 

What role does fashion play in your life?

 

My mom was always dressed to the nines, so I grew up loving fashion and accessories. It’s one of the ways that I express myself.

 

Andrea Wrap Dress – Mod Flowers from our in-house line, Palette by Laura-Jean; Necklace by Toronto’s Torched Studio

 

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?

 

I love the fact that it’s Canadian and filled with Canadian designs. There’s a huge variety of funky business-casual and casual clothes. Laura-Jean’s spark and background story drew me in!

 

Pina Cami – Navy by Montreal’s Cherry Bobin; Flowy Summer Pants – Green/Blue by Marvella; Necklace by Toronto’s Torched Studio

 

What do you have that you want to promote?

 

I love to show busy women how to feel their best, physically and mentally, so they can go beyond just struggling to get through the day, and actually feel on fire and able to accomplish whatever they’d like to do! I love to show women, hands on, how to prepare delicious and healthy food that they can incorporate into their lives.

 

 

I also discuss important lifestyle habits like movement, sleep, and stress management. And finally, I discuss mindset, as that is the important piece to make it all happen!

 

I love hosting retreats and offer a 3-day retreat in Haliburton, as well as a 1-day retreat locally (for just a “taste” of the experience). I’m also creating a 6-month Energize Your Life Mastermind Program for those who are really seeking new habits to feel amazing.

 

Joanne Dress – Blue Tulips from our in-house label, Palette by Laura-Jean

 

How did you first get into the business of healthy eating?

 

I suffered from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and debilitating bouts of depression for almost 30 years. I was finally able to start feeling better physically and emotionally when I incorporated better food, healed my gut and my brain, and added some other “tools” that I share with my clients, which I call my “toolbox” of health.

 

What sort of services do you offer?

 

In addition to the 1 and 3-day retreats, and 6-month Energize Your Life Mastermind Program, I also work one-on-one with clients.

 

Pina Cami – Navy by Montreal’s Cherry Bobin; Jenna Skirt – Camo Print from Lola Jeans; Necklace by Toronto’s Torched Studio

 

I’d really love to adopt healthier food choices, but feel overwhelmed by the task of inventing a meal plan. Would I be able to contact you for a one-on-one consultation?

 

Definitely! Meal plans work for some people. Others benefit from just knowing the principles and deciding as they go along.

 

Is there anything else we should know about you?

 

I enjoy self-improvement, learning, and reading. I enjoy playing the piano and I volunteer at a retirement home where I play weekly. I love that it brings so much joy to others.

 

 

Andrea Wrap Dress – Mod Flowers from our in-house line, Palette by Laura-Jean; Necklace by Toronto’s Torched Studio

 

Where can people find you on social media?

 

Visit my website, find me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, or subscribe to my YouTube channel!

 

Style Profile: Yulia Urukova Martins

Name: Yulia Urukova Martins
Occupation: High Performance Strategist and Process Improvement Coach
Age: 35
Lifestyle: #Bossmom entrepreneur

 

Joanne Dress – Blue Birds from our in-house line, Palette by Laura-Jean

 

What’s a typical day like for you?

 

I love to wake up early, before my family, and have some quiet time for my morning ritual that includes a simple routine to fill up and fuel my body, mind and spirit. Usually, if I’m lucky, that’s just 30 minutes before my baby wakes up. Then, I spend the rest of the morning with my 1-year old daughter; we eat breakfast, go for a stroll, read books, and play together. Creating some structure and routines in our day helps me to stay focused and it’s also important for her development.

 

 

My husband comes for a break in the afternoon and we have brunch together. After that, I work on my projects and take client calls.  I’ve learned to focus on the highest impact activities in my available time so that at the end of my day I feel accomplished.  After dinner, when the baby is down for the night, there is some time for us, just me and my husband. We talk about our experiences throughout the day, discuss upcoming plans or household projects, or just snuggle watching YouTube videos.

 

Betty Cowl Top – Bamboo – Taupe from our in-house label, Palette by Laura-Jean; Rachel Classic Rise Ankle Length Skinny Jeans – Ocean Roll by Yoga Jeans; Alicia Tote Bag w/Removable Cross Body Bag Inside – Muted Rose by Pixie Mood

 

What in your life is really important to you?

 

Continuous personal growth and gaining wisdom through experiences, interaction with people, reading from various thought leaders, implementing ideas and reflecting. Being my best self for the people in my life and living my values on a daily basis. Since I became a mom, creating a thriving and loving environment for my daughter is also a significant part of my life.

 

Pina Cami – Flowers on Denim Print from Montreal-based Cherry Bobin; A-line Skirt – Pockets by Toronto’s Desserts and Skirts

 

What would you like to be remembered for?

 

Someone who always strove to live to my fullest capacity, which is, first and foremost, in learning and implementing ideas. I believe that we always need to be in a constant state of growth. I am someone who is always pushing the envelope for everyone around me to be, to think and to live up to the best possible version of themselves.

 

Osa Dress – Romance from Montreal’s FIG label; Necklace by Toronto’s Torched Studio

 

What role does fashion play in your life?

 

I grew up in Belarus where fashion is on the list of the top 5 priorities in everyone’s life. In addition, my parents ran a boutique clothing company that specialized in manufacturing women’s professional wear and school uniforms for children.  As a result, I spent a great deal of my childhood and youth living on the operations side of it, and it was very important.

 

In Canada, however, I took a more relaxed approach to fashion and don’t follow trends. Instead, I go for functional and a bit more sophisticated styles that allow me to feel elegant and comfortable at the same time.  Also, I don’t like shopping for clothes – it’s a chore for me, which is why I always prefer to be in the company of a trusted friend or a professional, such as an image consultant who guides me in this area.

 

Osa Dress – Leafy Black by Montreal label FIG; Frances Ziparound Wallet – Muted Rose from Markham’s Pixie Mood

 

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?

 

I love that there is a variety of local designers and a beautiful collection to choose from. I truly appreciate the assistance from the Fresh Collective team to help customers put together a fabulous outfit, including accessories.  Most importantly, I can find dresses that make a statement and help me look and feel fantastic.

 

Joanne Dress – Blue Birds from our in-house line, Palette by Laura-Jean

 

What do you have that you want to promote?  

 

We are fast approaching the half-year review mark and many people find themselves behind on the personal and business goals they set for the year. Two main reasons for this are: 1) lack of a good plan of action and accountability to follow through on it, 2) women especially face “shiny object syndrome” and put too many goals/ projects on their plate, so it becomes difficult to stay focused. 

 

Betty Cowl Top – Bamboo – Taupe from our in-house label, Palette by Laura-Jean; Rachel Classic Rise Ankle Length Skinny Jeans – Ocean Roll by Yoga Jeans; Alicia Tote Bag w/Removable Cross Body Bag Inside – Muted Rose by Pixie Mood

 

In July, I facilitate a series of 1-on-1 Strategic Planning Intensive workshops designed to create a solid plan to maximize personal performance, identify benchmarks and business challenges, develop a growth plan by learning profit levers and what really moves the needle forward! 

 

Along with a customized road map, you will have a way to measure, fine-tune and update your plan as needed, to ensure absolute success in making 2019 your best year yet!  Most importantly, I help you to stay the course by setting a structure of accountability after the workshop.

 

Who is it for, you ask?

 

If you are a busy business professional trying to stay focused while being pushed and pulled by the demands of your life and business, I will help you take back control and achieve the results you desire and deserve.

 

Pina Cami – Flowers on Denim Print from Montreal-based Cherry Bobin; A-line Skirt – Pockets by Toronto’s Desserts and Skirts

 

I just don’t feel like I have the kind of personality or mindset required to become more organized and efficient. How would your services work for someone like me?

 

Based on research done by the High Performance Institute led by Brendon Burchard, an evaluation of traits and behaviours of thousands of high performers found that the secret is in daily habits. If there are habits and structures that can support you being organized, you can certainly develop them.  As a high performance strategist, I help you to identify strategies and ideas that fit your personality and current situation, and also provide accountability to ensure you implement them.

 

Osa Dress – Romance from Montreal’s FIG label; Necklace by Toronto’s Torched Studio

 

What are some of the biggest ways we sabotage our success?

 

First and foremost, simply by not defining what success looks like to us! 

 

This is the challenge with many women, they don’t spend any time thinking about what they want and often end up being influenced by the people around them.  Even if you are a super-achiever who loves to pursue many goals, but is not completely satisfied on the inside and is not fulfilled, it is because you go after goals often defined by other people; you have not spent the time necessary to reflect, define, or go after and ask for what you want. 

 

It’s also important to ask: what kind of work are you doing? “Busy work” or “productive work”?  I see many women being busy throughout the day. However, much of this busyness isn’t getting them any closer to their goals.  This is why it is vital to work with someone who can hold that mirror up and get you on the right track. I’ve done it for many clients and I can do it for you.

 

Osa Dress – Leafy Black by Montreal label FIG; Frances Ziparound Wallet – Muted Rose from Markham’s Pixie Mood

 

Is there anything else we should know about you?

 

People used to laugh about the fact that I plan and strategize everything, and I was told that there are some things you just can’t have a plan for, like finding your soulmate.

 

Well, as it turns out, I went from being a single person who’s never been in a relationship to finding my amazing life-partner in less than 90 days after I set a goal and wrote a strategic plan in my journal.  I don’t just talk, I strive to practice and “walk the talk” in every area of my life. 

 

Where can people find you on social media?

 

You can find me on Facebook or Instagram.

Join my free High Performance Accountability Facebook group Better Than Before!
Or schedule a Clarity Call over “virtual coffee.” 

 

Affiliate Style Profile: Lisa Petsinis

Name: Lisa Petsinis

Occupation: Life Coach & Holistic Career Coach

Age: Almost 50. Old enough to be wise, but still young and idealistic at heart.

Lifestyle: Multi-Mompreneur Trapeze Artist

 

Harbour Dress – Grey Dot from Toronto’s Mandala Clothing label

 

My life is about finding the right balance and harmonizing the elements that are most important to my joy and success. Leaving the corporate world to be my own boss brought both terror and exhilaration.

 

Now my life is about hurling across space, releasing my grip, and reaching for the next bar. I am navigating the tricky bits of my life, keeping my eye on the target, trusting myself, and revelling in each moment.

Learn more about the Fresh Collective Affiliate Program here!

Brooke Maxi Dress – Fade by Mandala Clothing

 

What’s a typical day like for you?

 

I start my day after hitting snooze about 5 times. Then, I remember all the great things I get to do every day as a coach and get on with my routine. I have a 10-minute, 5-step morning process of hydration, gratitude, focus, visualization, and movement. It’s simple, and it gets me going when I have little time.

 

I chunk out my days, with allocated periods for working with clients, exploring new business ventures, and writing articles. Being a multipreneur, this helps me to keep all the balls successfully in the air. My schedule is such that I can work in quality time with my daughter and deal with household items, as well.

 

Learn more about the Fresh Collective Affiliate Program here!

Of course, when you’re running your own show, you’re “on” a lot of the time — and it’s a good thing that I love what I do! Regardless of the volume of work some days, I try to follow what I preach about self-care. You must put yourself first or else you aren’t good for anyone else. That means injecting joy into my day as much as possible, even if it’s a 5-minute meditation or a few cuddles with our rescue kitten.

 

Gabriella Denim Jacket – White by Lola Jeans; Nancy Tank Top – Bamboo – Teal from Palette by Laura-Jean; Flowy Summer Pants – Black/White by Marvella; Necklace from Fresh Collective

 

What in your life is really important to you?

 

I’ve had a few uh-ha moments that gave me pause about my life. Life is short, and you must do what makes you happy. My family is #1 in my life, and besides that, it’s important to me to live with intention, do meaningful work, and make a difference. It’s my mission to help women find their voice and become what they’re capable of becoming.

 

What would you like to be remembered for?

 

First and foremost, I want people to remember me as a good role model for my daughter. I have the privilege of mothering a beautiful, creative, spirited tween, and she keeps me on my toes. It’s so critical for girls to build confidence and self-worth at an early age, and I want to be part of that skill-building process for women, too. Inspiring women to take the reins of their lives and working with them to create awareness, confidence, joy, and success – that’s what gets me going every single day.

 

Blue Moon Dress – Black Stripes from Cherry Bobin; Gabriella Denim Jacket – BCH by Lola Jeans

 

What role does fashion play in your life?

 

My daytime wardrobe has shifted over the years, depending on the culture of the organizations with which I worked. Now, as a busy mompreneur, I tend to choose soft, flowy, classic, durable pieces for every day, and more fun and fashionable items to wear when I go out to network with women in the community, meet clients, or enjoy a date night with my Mr. Right.

 

Trish Dress – Teal Deco Flowers from Palette by Laura-Jean

 

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?

 

I love the personal service at Fresh Collective. They get why women need to feel good in their clothes and insist that you only buy something you love. Online shopping at the boutique isn’t intimidating, either. Real women are featured, and you can picture yourself wearing the outfits.

 

I tend to be a bulk-shopper, and when I find clothes that fit right, inspire confidence, and make me feel like myself, I can’t resist! The clothes at Fresh Collective are perfect for my trapeze-artist lifestyle.

 

Eugene Dress – Houndstooth by Toronto’s Mandala; Frances Ziparound Wallet – Tan by Pixie Mood; Necklace from Fresh Collective

 

What do you have that you want to promote?

 

I work with busy women who want to beat overwhelm, connect to what matters most, and live a purpose-driven life – without guilt. I help them to rediscover their brilliance, take back their power, and create a life they love.

 

To support these results, I offer my services in several ways. I have individual coaching packages, in-person workshops and group coaching, and specific coaching programs like Out of Overwhelm, Who Am I, What To Do With My Life, Create A Life You Love Total Transformation.

 

Fitzgerald Dress – Black by Montreal’s Cherry Bobin; Necklace from Fresh Collective

 

For those interested in creating a career they love, I offer career exploration and job search programs, training and coaching on Interviewing, and resume writing.

 

I love sharing my advice using the written word and I’m a published writer and active expert contributor for several online magazines, in addition to the articles I write for my website. You can follow my blog at www.lisapetsinis.com/blog, or sign up for my newsletter and get my free resources.

 

Harbour Dress – Grey Dot from Toronto’s Mandala Clothing label

 

What got you out of your two decades of HR work and into life and career coaching? Any advice for those looking to take a similar path?

 

I’d been in the people development field for 23 years, so it wasn’t such a big leap to want to become a certified coach. I was burning out, and I knew there was a career out there that would enable me to be my best self, create a lifestyle that was good for my family, and at the same time transform people’s lives.

 

My advice to you if you’re feeling stuck is that you don’t have to make a drastic change. Take time to reconnect with yourself. When I was figuring out what I wanted to do with my life at age 46 (it’s never too late!), I took up mindfulness, and it was a game changer. I then delved into my interests, values, strengths, and innate preferences – and dug deep. I hired a coach, explored possibilities, and I create a new and compelling vision for my life.

 

Brooke Maxi Dress – Fade by Mandala Clothing

I went back to school and earned credentials as a certified coach with the International Coach Federation (ACC), Certified Career Coaching Specialist, and certified Strong Interest Inventory® practitioner – on top of my HR Leader (CHRL) and MBTI® certifications.

 

My advice to others is to do the same. Invest in yourself, and you’ll find your path and your purpose.

 

Gabriella Denim Jacket – White by Lola Jeans; Nancy Tank Top – Bamboo – Teal from Palette by Laura-Jean; Flowy Summer Pants – Black/White by Marvella; Necklace from Fresh Collective

 

So, as a certified coach, what got you interested in joining our Affiliate Program? How does it tie in with the work you already do?

 

It’s natural for me to share information about what works with people, whether that’s healthy products, life lessons, career advice, or clothes that make you feel fantastic. Joining the Fresh Collective Affiliate Program was an easy decision.

 

I envision my clients getting their back-to-work wardrobes together, boosting their confidence with a dress that shows their personality, or simply picking up something that sparks joy. My clients deserve to say, “I love my life!” and “I feel amazing wearing this!”

 

Trish Dress – Teal Deco Flowers from Palette by Laura-Jean

 

You offer FREE discovery coaching calls! How long is the call, and what can I expect from our conversation?

 

I offer a 20-minute complimentary coaching call to help women determine what they want to be different in their lives and identify what they have to gain by moving forward. They walk away with one simple yet impactful step that they can implement right away. On this call, we also figure out whether it’s a fit for us to work together.

 

Blue Moon Dress – Black Stripes from Cherry Bobin; Gabriella Denim Jacket – BCH by Lola Jeans

 

Is there anything else we should know about you?

 

I’m a self-professed Passion Planner addict. I consult it, decorate it, and virtually nothing happens that isn’t in my planner!  I also love vision boards! I have 3 of them, and I run full-day workshops so that other women can create a clear vision of a life they love!

 

Eugene Dress – Houndstooth by Toronto’s Mandala; Frances Ziparound Wallet – Tan by Pixie Mood; Necklace from Fresh Collective

 

People tell me it’s the thoughtfulness, empathy, and care that I bring to each situation that makes the difference to others. You can count on my experience, credentials, authenticity, and devotion to your joy and success.

 

Where can people find you on social media?

 

You can find me here:
My Website

Facebook

Instagram
Pinterest

Twitter 

LinkedIn

 

Fitzgerald Dress – Black by Montreal’s Cherry Bobin; Necklace from Fresh Collective

STYLE PROFILE: LACHLAN CRAWFORD

Name: Lachlan Crawford
Occupation: Naturopathic Doctor; mental health focus
Age: 31
Lifestyle: Introvert, but with dance moves

 

Rachel Classic Rise Ankle Length Skinny Jeans – Maine by Montreal-based Yoga Jeans

 

What’s a typical day like for you?

 

First, I wake up and move! Morning movement is an important start to my day, followed by a mostly-regular meditation practice. I have a good balance between clinic days when I am in the office, working one-on-one with patients on their mental and physical health, and days when I work from home writing, researching, studying, and planning the next workshop or retreat. In the summertime, you’ll find me barefoot in a park after work.

 

Andrea Wrap Dress – Red Floral by Toronto-based Palette

 

What in your life is really important to you?

 

Nature, movement, authenticity, and connection. I notice I get antsy when it’s been too long since I last had a good hike, workout, or exposure to raw nature.

 

Staying authentic requires constant reconnection to myself and those that inspire me to be my best self. I’ve learned to prioritize these things above other things that clamour for my attention and energy, and to let go of the rest. You can’t be everything to everyone.

 

Pina Cami – Black by Montreal-based Cherry Bobin; Lace Cover-Up – White (only black is in stock)

 

What would you like to be remembered for?

 

Making people feel safe and brave enough to grow through difficulties. I’ve found a way to do this in my work, creating safety and acceptance in a healing space for people to address physical and mental concerns, and in my personal life. I’d like to leave the earth even just a little bit cleaner, greener, and happier.

 

Spadina Madarin Wrap Dress – Floral Polka Dot by Toronto-based Funkd

 

What role does fashion play in your life?

 

It’s a creative force. I love exploring expression through movement (ecstatic dance anyone?) and fashion is an extension of that for me. I typically dress very simply on a day-to-day basis, but there are times when I have fun celebrating with clothing and aesthetic.

 

Andrea Wrap Dress – Grey Bees from Toronto-based Palette

 

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?

 

How unique it is here! I feel the self-expression comes out easier when there are such unique pieces. The fact that they use local designers is great, and they do a lot of cool community-building work that I think is so very important.

 

Rachel Classic Rise Ankle Length Skinny Jeans – Maine by Montreal-based Yoga Jeans

 

What do you have that you want to promote?

 

I want people to know there are effective integrative non-pharmaceutical treatments for mood, anxiety, and mental health that can help you, whether you’re already on medications or not.

 

If you’re wary of medications, or unhappy with the results or side effects, I want you to be empowered with knowing there is an approach to help support your body and mind, that looks at WHY you are struggling in the first place, and works to correct underlying root causes, not cover them up. As an example, you can read this article on what really causes depression to learn more about the integrative approach.

 

Andrea Wrap Dress – Red Floral by Toronto-based Palette

 

What area of treatment do you specialize in at Darou?

 

I help people who are struggling with mood, stress, anxiety, and other issues like bipolar, PMS, PMDD, and OCD. It’s all connected with hormones, the immune system and the gut, so inevitably I search out the root causes which end up being things like auto-immune conditions, overactive stress response, inflammation, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, and other things. I love the investigative work to find the causes, and helping people get past them.

 

Pina Cami – Black by Montreal-based Cherry Bobin; Lace Cover-Up – White (only black is in stock)

 

What are some common misconceptions that people have about naturopathic medicine?
People don’t always understand what naturopathic medicine is, and I don’t blame them because there is some misinformation out there. We look at a person and seek to heal using evidence-based treatments (typically non-pharmaceutical, although in some places NDs use drugs), but we are unique for 2 main reasons:
The first is that our medicine is based on different guiding principles: 1) medicine starts with educating and empowering the patient, 2) look at a person as a whole, and 3) find and treat the root cause (there are 6 principles total). I want a person to understand their illness, what causes it or contributes to it, and how they can help themselves beyond taking pills and supplements.

 

The second reason is that the model is set up for us to spend time with our patients and understand how every symptom, and every system is connected. The medicine is designed to integrate with conventional medicine, not against it.

 

Spadina Madarin Wrap Dress – Floral Polka Dot by Toronto-based Funkd

 

What are the benefits of seeking medical treatment at a clinic like Darou Wellness?

 

A lot of the time insurance plans will cover my services. I’ve even had patients have their supplements and blood tests covered, but you need to check with your insurance provider to be sure. This is a place to come for acute concerns (like panic and severe depression), but also for prevention and education. If you’re wondering things like if your heavy periods are connected to your mood changes, or if your digestive concerns can flare your anxiety, I’m here to talk and share with you. We also do weird and wonderful workshops and community events. Darou is a cool space to hang out in!

 

Andrea Wrap Dress – Grey Bees from Toronto-based Palette

 

Is there anything else we should know about you?

 

I also have training in psychotherapy and in meditation exercises for mental and physical health.

 

Where can people find you on social media?
Learn more about me and my treatments on my website.
Read the info and studies I post on facebook and on instagram