Though she’s now an advocate for natural hair, Vancouver-based entrepreneur Kaya didn’t always love her curls. Now a hair specialist, she told us about her journey to accepting her hair, how conversations, self-empowerment and reflection led her to where she is, and how she views accountability in the beauty industry.
This week, Retreat Founder Janice Liu chatted with Shilbee Kim, a passion and social enterprise coach. In Korean, Shilbee means “drizzle rain”:
This week, we got to chat with Medge Beauvoir-Yellowlees, whom you might know as Toronto’s beloved @myvoguishdiaries, where she chats motherhood, purpose and lifestyle.
This week, we got to chat with Bianca about dealing with anxiety, mindfulness and the difficulties of healing. Make sure to check out her wellness account!
Left: photo by @minamarlena – Right: photo by @kvibzz RELAX: If I need a few minutes to unwind, I’ll put some boiling water in a bowl, add a couple drops of essential oil (lavender, jasmin, or citrus) and place my face over the steam for about 15 minutes.
What can be more relaxing than a massage and a bubble bath to create a retreat at home? An orgasm. This week, we met up with the founders and co-CEOs of Bonjibon, a female-oriented sex toy shop, Katie Aitken and Grace Bennett, to talk about female pleasure, sexual stigma and what their own self-care routines look like.
This week, we had the pleasure of chatting with Liz Rozman, the founder of the app @Sweatabl. She talked to us about how she started her business, the community she’s building, as well as her self-image and self-care routine.
It's important to bring the kind of energy we want into our home. Now that your home is reset and the old energy is cleaned, it’s time to bring the energy of a retreat into your space.
From freezing temperatures and vicious wind chills to lack of sunlight and hectic commutes, winter can be a nightmare. If you also find yourself sluggish from time to time, or even low in energy despite a full night’s sleep, then welcome to the “winter blues”.