It’s quite a humbling and uplifting feeling to realise that your Community got your back; that your Community is full of encouragement and skill.
At the beginning of 2016 I had one goal for SeaBerry: 1 skincare workshop a month. At the time it seemed massive! I have a full time job, a young family, and a husband that loves his craft as much as I love mine. I even wrote about “the struggle” when this new SeaBerry phase started (you can read it here!). Seamlessly (well, sort of seamlessly), by the end of December SeaBerry had given 19 workshops! One of the best parts of it is that 7 of them were private. This means that there were souls that loved the workshops so much they actually gathered a few of their friends so they could all share a SeaBerry experience together. Thanks to the Tribe of students new and old that come to the workshops with an open mind and hopefully leave with it full of knowledge and inspiration. You also inspire me every day to keep teaching about conscious and holistic skincare!
I’m not teaching all the workshops alone, though. In 2016, SeaBerry offered 3 new workshops (YES, THREE!) and 2 of them were co-designed and lead by 2 wonderful women. Botanical Beauty made its debut in the Summer. Felicity Roberts, a certified herbalist, took participants through a riveting herbal walk in Signal Hill. In the afternoon, we all gathered at the Lab and made some yummy skincare with the herbs that we identified on the walk. Later in the year came Artisanal Soap II with my personal soap-guru, Maureen Power. Soap II offered the chance, to Soap I students, to learn more advance soap making techniques. How grateful I am for Maureen and Felicity to be up for an adventure by accepting the invite to work on these workshops! I’m looking forward for another year of productive scheming!
Then the NEW DIY Boxes! I wanted people to be able to take a small Box home with all the ingredients and clear instructions to whip-up skincare products in 15-20 minutes. This has been a dream of mine for a while that I didn’t think it would come to fruition for many years to come. Then I had a meeting with my super talented friend Don-E Coady from Dc Design House and I was smitten by how he believed in my business and vision. Don-E and his super team (Hi Erika, Alisha, Jacelle, Sean!) truly helped me bring the new SeaBerry (awesome new logo!!) and the DIY Boxes to life. The time and creative juices that were poured into this project can’t be underestimated and all I can say is: Thanks for making dreams into reality!
So, yes, it takes a Village for anything magical to happen. I’m so blessed to have the best Village helping SeaBerry be a fountain of inspiration and empowerment in this confusing cosmetic world. Do you have a dream? You never know what kind of magic can be created when you reach out to your Village, to your Community.
Happy New Year!
P.S.- Speaking of community, Nova Yoga – my sweet yoga tribe – is turning 7 years old! Nova is celebrating with cake and other treats this Saturday from 12 to 2pm. I’ll be there with my DIY Boxes. I have written about Nova many times and I’m trilled to be helping out with the birthday party! More details about the event can be found here!