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This is what failure looks like

Don’t let the big smile fool you - this is what burnout looks like! Ok, I’ll back up a little bit and explain the whole story. I wanted to open with a catchy opening because I feel like this might be one of the most honest, and hopefully important posts I’ve ever written. Oh no, now the pressure is on! I knew I wanted to write this piece for a while, but I was also pretty nervous because I’m...

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So, what exactly is Conscious Lab?!

I know you haven’t heard from me in a while, and I just realized that this post took me an ENTIRE month to write. I wrote the first chunk on September 2, and the second chunk on October 2 - which was a total coincidence too! Usually I write my posts in one sitting, or at least over only a couple days. Even though this post took me way longer than I thought, I can’t tell you how gooooood it feels...

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10 years of making it happen!

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the first craft fair I ever organized. It was July 21-22 at the TransAlta Arts Barn in Edmonton. Back then it wasn’t even called Make It, it was called Stop & Shop and I produced it with one of my best friends at the time, Ally Ng. We met in the summer of 2006 while selling at a street festival. She had a line of jewelry, and I was slinging Booty Beltz....

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Life after Make It!

  It’s always a strange mix of feelings after I complete the last Make It show of the season. This time was particularly intense because we launched in Calgary for the first time in 6 years. The Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver shows were all 2 weeks apart so it was a crazy month for me.   The feeling I get when Make It wraps is a cocktail of exhaustion, relief and sadness. It’s kinda...

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The best video you can watch for your biz!

I'm finally back from India after over 3 weeks spent in Goa. My trip was incredible, but not without some pretty difficult experiences. From other people who I've talk to who have been to India, this seems to be common. The beaches of Goa are absolutely stunning! I especially enjoyed the South part because it was less touristy. It's also very clean and the people are sweet, generous and kind....

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Energy is everything + everything is energy!

Happy New Year! I hope your first few week into 2017 has felt fresh n' clean. I know it can be crazy over the holidays and the beginning of the year can feel like a shock to the system. With all the over indulging I personally love the feeling of getting back into a routine and more structured way of being. The final 6 weeks of 2016 were pretty challenging for me in many ways. If you have been...

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Why Make It never has and never will have competition

When I was in business school I remember some of my marketing classes spent a lot of time teaching about competition. We learned how to distinguish a competitor, and then how to react so their business isn't a threat. We were taught that competition was something to always be aware of so that you could keep your business safe from it. I've been an entrepreneur since I was born, but I started my...

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Why you shouldn’t chase cats!

I'm a massive cat lover. My childhood cat Phoebe is 19 years old and one of the loves of my life. I even wrote a post about the lessons she's taught me. She's still going strong and hopefully has a lot purrs left in her. While I was in Bali earlier this fall, I was delighted to come across a catfe (cat cafe)! I couldn't have dreamed of a better place to do some writing from. When I first walked...

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Meet Jenna

Hello, I’m Jenna and I want to help make your life more magical! Not just in a glossy, filtered, perfectly Instagramed way, but in a way that feels amazing to you. I want to show you how you can serve the world by just being your gorgeous, perfectly imperfect self.

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