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
Katharine is a holistic psychotherapist – a creatrix of a totally rad and original mix of Jungian psychoanalysis, Buddhist psychotherapy, and energy medicine. I love her like mad. I went through her nine-session protocol (called The Hummingbird package) and had my heart soothed in ways I couldn’t have predicted, for good. And at the end? I had the most powerful new understanding of my personal life purpose. Kinda a biggie, that.
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.
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 workshops are AWESOME. If you own a Vitamix blender (and you should! oh my goodness, you should!) then you must check out all her smoothie resources. And if you’re not so into nutrition but you like teal leggings, she’s still your girl. You’ll fall in love.
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. Sisters Kim and Amy are also the women behind the glory that is Red Tent Sisters. Theirs is a blog to follow. I consider myself so blessed to know them.
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 non-judgmental total compassion and spiritual insight. I used to see her in Toronto but 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.
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.
Nita is a solution-ist. Do you need to figure out how to sell your ebook online? She’ll set you up. Wanna teach online courses? She knows what you need. Not sure how to accept credit card payments? She is. More than her solution-ing, Nita is a dear friend and the woman I lean on heaviest in my business (who never lets on that it’s a weight).
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.)
I put Wendy in the business category but she could go in all of them. She’s a style coach and a personal stylist and she understands that for creative people, our wardrobes are part of our art. As a special gift to myself, I like to hire her for her online styling service when the seasons change. She picks out beautiful clothes for me (and totally has my tastes nailed) and then I go shopping online!