Style Profile – Vaishali Patel

Name: Vaishali Patel
Occupation: Registered Psychotherapist
Age: 37
Lifestyle: active woman, wife, and mom with a private practice
 

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Dress: Drape Dress from Toronto designer Rita DiCesare; Bag: Orford Block Tote from Matt & Nat

What’s a typical day like for you? My typical day starts and ends with the Five Minute Journal. The middle isn’t always so typical.

Wake up

Take time in the morning for myself (Five Minute Journal is a must, then some meditation or a Surya Namaskar if I can fit it in)

Get ready

Get kids ready for school, pack lunches, feed them and myself breakfast

Take kids to school

Go either to work out/ to the clinic/ a “coffice” (coffee shop office)/ home office to work, have clients, meetings, and/or support circle. Have lunch somewhere in there. This is the most atypical part of my day.

Pick up kids

Get dinner ready

Have dinner with family

Tag team with husband on clean up and getting kids ready for bed.

Might get some work done if I need to, or just chill with husband, or just chill by myself

The 5 Minute Journal again

Bed

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Dress: Ramona from Melow

What in your life is really important to you? Being good to myself. If I am no good to myself, I can’t possibly be authentically good to others.

 

What would you like to be remembered for? I would like to be remembered for my battle against Superwoman Syndrome, and creating opportunities for conversations around why women feel pressured by perfectionism, role strain, guilt, and low self worth, and what we can do to change that. Also my cooking skills and sense of humor I think are worth remembering!

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Top: Dove Summer Jersey Tee from Toronto label Mandala Design; Skirt: Paisley Flip Skirt (also by Mandala Design)

What role does fashion play in your life? I wear what I feel comfortable in that I feel I look good in. I don’t necessarily follow trends; just wear things that make me feel confident.

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective? That I’m supporting other small businesses, just like myself. The clothes also don’t look mass produced.

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Sweater: Acaulis Cardigan Stripe from Toronto’s own Jennifer Fukushima; Top: Charlie Slouch Tee; Pants: Crop Moto Pants from Toronto designer Brenda Beddome

What do you have that you want to promote? I truly feel that therapy can help anyone, however I know many women won’t reach out. That is why I’ve created other offerings to help other women struggling with Superwoman Syndrome. I have RAW (Revealing Authentic Women) Support Circles- think somewhere between group therapy and a coffee date with girlfriends.

I also host these amazing evening events called good for you Ladies Night Out, where women can come out to wine, dine, and pamper themselves while also going through a personal development exercise that will have them leave happier and healthier.

 

Is there anything else we should know about you? You can find out more about me on my website at www.servinghumanwellbeing.com or email me at vpatel@servinghumanwellbeing.com

 

Where can people find you on social media?

Facebook – good for you Ladies’ Night Out

Twitter @bewellpatel

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