Who we love
When I started Pink Elephant, I couldn’t have known what a beautiful circle of people would support it. I’m blessed to work with amazing clients who fill me up but when I wear myself down, I’m also blessed to be able to lean on these good folk on this page. These are names that make me smile to see and spirits that I want to introduce you to, in case you could use some support along your way too. (If you are wondering, none of these are affiliate links.)
For mind + heart
It was love at first sight with Tanya. Literally, she walked in the room and the whole space lit up. She’s luminous like that. Tanya is a coach and a champion of clarity. In a casual chat over tea, she’ll ask me questions that blow. my. mind. I think I know what I want and she sees right past it to the real gold – but lets me think I uncovered that wisdom all on my own. Hers is the kind of energy you want to hang out in all day long.
If you want a taste of the Tanya Geisler experience, download a copy of her so beautifully named The Joy Pages, Tanya’s first e-book for her coaching clients, a work inspired by her beloved mother’s mantra: Don’t postpone joy.
I carry this woman in my heart. She is funny and smart and pure light. She is a life alignment and heartbreak recovery coach (among other things) – and completely brilliant – but you will also want to eat up every word she writes because this lady is a WRITER. The for-real, gift-from-the-heavens kind. Sign up for her lovebombed notes and let her sprinkle delight all over your Facebook newsfeed too.
Heather has many, many gifts and one that I cherish deeply is her ability to make people feel whole-heartedly appreciated. I think that’s an art, and she really inspires me. Heather also has a gift for creating community – the really genuine kind. I love her Soul-filled Cafe and check in every Wednesday that I’m free. There’s so much wisdom there. Heather is a coach to people who coach others (because we all need that rallying, right?).
Because of these two creative, smart, beautiful women, our home is now lined with the prettiest mason jars of speckled beans and tiny lentils, curries and ferments and delicious pickled things (like my Baba used to make). They helped me get off sugar in the most delicious way (totally recommend their Sugar Detox program!). They taught me about moon cycles. They have introduced me to super easy and healthy recipes. And every program I’ve taken with them has made me want to learn even more.
Meghan is a nutritionista here in Toronto but you can shop her little boutique online and can read her absolutely excellent blog from anywhere. I adore her recipes. Her e-books are AWESOME. If you own a Vitamix blender (and you should! oh my goodness, you should!) then you must buy a copy of Meghan’s Green Smoothie recipe book. (I recommend the box set of Meghan’s guides since after buying one, you’ll probably want them all, like me.) You’ll fall in love.
Did you know that the sex toy industry in Canada is completely unregulated? That means manufacturers can put all sorts of chemicals in their toys because they can sell them as “novelties”. Many of the toys, oils and lubricants on the market – products that women and men are using intimately – have been linked to serious reproductive health issues right up to cancer. Totally uncool. And we haven’t even started on what they do to our environmental ecosystems. So Ecosex.ca was born to help inform men and women about eco-friendly and body-friendly options for sexual awesomeness, fertility and other stuff that makes us feel vibrant.
I don’t know anyone who has seen Tanya for treatment who hasn’t been touched by her gentle spirit and compassionate approach. Tanya has a clinic in Toronto but she is also able to provide distance care to anywhere in the world. She specializes in reproductive wellness and fertility treatments. I see her for neck and back pain (she works wonders with those acupuncture needles!) and for the occasional bout of hormonal crazies.
I met Laurie Anne when I was in my 20s, the confused-without-realizing-it decade, and since, she has supported me through the darkest (and best) times of my life so far. She provides psychic mediumship and cranio-sacral therapy and when we both lived in the same city, I would regularly schedule a “shake ‘n’ bake”, her name for a psychic reading paired with CST. Now that Laurie Anne is living in Australia, she does readings by phone and skype and still whispers the wisdom of Spirit in my ear.
People kept telling me that I had to meet Alex. After months of this, we finally skyped …and immediately I knew why people wanted us to meet. He’s a really, really good man. Guileless. Kind. Humble. Interesting. An excellent story-teller. And if you’re an entrepreneur who’s feeling run ragged, you want to participate in one of Alex’s workshops – either in person or online. He will help you sculpt your business so that it supports the lifestyle you desire – not the other way around. The best way to find out what Alex is running next is to connect on Facebook.
Donna takes the most beautiful, genuine personal portraits I’ve seen. I hate having my picture taken SO MUCH but with Donna, it was easy. She got my nervous self relaxed and ended up taking pictures of me that show the brightness I feel inside. She’s a magician with light, such an artist. Donna is Toronto-based but if you’re from out of town, she’s worth the travel.
It’s complete joy to introduce Tad to friends. We’re kindred spirits, with similar ideas about what makes a business successful and marketing good – stuff like generosity and kindness, strong opinions, gorgeous clarity and humour. Tad is a brilliant facilitator and if you’re in a holistic practice or green business, you really should attend at least one of his workshops. And in the meantime, sign up for his blog - so much good-natured, big-hearted wisdom delivered right to your in-box. Ok, and also pick up a copy of his e-book, The Free Gift, to help you build your list in a feel-good way. (It’s the perfect companion to How to Write a Lovable Homepage over at Pink Elephant Academy for Entrepreneurs.)
For a very long stretch I was totally swallowed up by my inbox and STRESSED OUT about it. For every note I answered, three more (or thirty) would come in. I was overwhelmed. And then I found Todd. Todd taught me how to adapt my current e-mail processes so that my inbox would be more manageable. After a single one-on-one online coaching session with him (he has a cool tool where he can take over your computer and show you what he’s doing), I was empowered to get my inbox down to zero! It felt glorious!! And now I want everyone to know about Todd. His expertise is in personal news aggregation, so it goes far beyond email productivity – but that’s the best place to start, I think.