Mynx Browbar and Ground Up Café

Recently, my friend Nicole Storey asked me to be a model/test subject for her Micro-blading certification. I said yes because I trust her and know how hard-working and conscientious she is. I knew that whatever she was getting into, it would be quality work and would be something awesome. And it definitely was.

I had no idea what micro-blading was but am more than happy that I did trust her and started doing this with her.

On the left is the before and after of our first session. On the right is the touch up and re-shaping completed just this week. If you’re local and would like to try this out, I definitely recommend her (and not just because she is my friend). She will talk to you about what you want, draw an outline of the shape you’re looking for, and check in with you during the procedure to see how you’re doing.

If this is something you’re interested in, here is the facebook page to connect: Mynx Brow Bar and The Instagram Handle: @mynxbrowbar.

Ground Up Café:

This is another local business I am loving supporting and spending time at from time to time. I like to have quiet time to myself at coffee shops and to meet people at occasionally. Also, since last year (late summer/early fall) I started slowly transitioning to Vegan/Vegetarian eating. While I don’t like to label things, because there are certain occasions I will eat meat (a special meal a client has prepared and is proud of, supporting an individual’s cultural diversity and sharing, some family occasions) my choice is to eat to support the environment and animals.

I hope to add another post about this and personal choices surrounding this in the future but, in the meantime, if you would like to support a local business doing great things in the world with their Plant based, organic, eco-conscious options (and if you’re from London, Ontario), The Ground Up Café is a really great one to support.: Facebook page and Instagram handle: @grounduporganiccafe .

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Tonight I stopped there before my regular therapy appointment in the area to do some work, have some downtime, and organize thoughts.

I believe, if we are to take care of others in the world, we have to take care of ourselves and, a huge part of that, is trusting others enough to be there for us. I love the work my therapist does and love having her there to talk to.

If you’re looking for someone to be there for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out or think you’re a “weirdo” for wanting to have an objective and qualified presence. The stigma surrounding seeking help is really bothersome. We all need support, sometimes or often, and often just to have a consistent presence and objective party is absolutely incredible, whether for a specific challenge or everyday life stuff. A great resource to find someone in your area is here: Psychology today

I hope you’re doing well and thank you for reading!

Renée

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