Kadi & Myka - Highbrow Hippie

Kadi & Myka - Highbrow Hippie

What is your definition of wellness?

For me wellness means being well physically, mentally and emotionally. Which means there is no one size fits all approach. I think it's important to find what works for you and then double down on that while remaining open and fluid. Currently for me it means making sure my actions are in alignment with my greater goals, spending time alone, daily yoga and meditation, working on some personal projects and loads of sleep.

What are your tips for self-care as an entrepreneur, mother, etc.?

As women we can play multiple roles - mother, entrepreneur, wife, sister, friend. For me, being the best version of myself allows me to bring my full self to all the roles that I play on a daily basis. My biggest tip is to establish boundaries and stay true to your vision of yourself. Sleep is also been instrumental as well as not subscribing to the false narrative that in order to be successful you have to work constantly and burn yourself out. My motto is work smarter, not harder and build a great support network.

How important is routine to you? What parts of your routine are essential to you?

For me routine is everything. My natural desire is to want to have things in order with everything having a place and function. Having a routine speaks to that. That doesn’t mean that everything always goes as planned, but having the structure and framework that a routine provides ups the chances of success. The parts of my routine that are essential to me are morning yoga and meditation, bedtime stories and catch up with my son, weekly menu planning, plant watering on Saturdays, and annual solo birthday vacations.

What current projects are you working on?

Professionally we are working on launching a product line and trying to boost our online presence. Personally I’m going through old photos and framing all the best ones. There are so many photos in my phone that never see the light of day and it brings me so much joy to see them reflected around my home. I’m also working on a podcast with a friend that has been in development for about 3 years now. We get to it when life allows, fingers crossed it will happen before we roll into year 4!

Where does your inspiration come from?

Silence and spending time in nature. We spend days at the atelier surrounded by people, conversations and music which oddly enough is the opposite of my ideal work environment. They laugh at me in the office with my headphones and classical piano music, but it can be a challenge for me to think or focus with a lot of noise. I find that for me, creating time each day to be still and silent allows me to fully hear my inner voice and brings clarity to my mind. When my mind is clear and my heart is settled that’s when inspiration comes. Chaos is my worst enemy.

What is your definition of wellness?

For me wellness means being well physically, mentally and emotionally. Which means there is no one size fits all approach. I think it's important to find what works for you and then double down on that while remaining open and fluid. Currently for me it means making sure my actions are in alignment with my greater goals, spending time alone, daily yoga and meditation, working on some personal projects and loads of sleep.

What are your tips for self-care as an entrepreneur, mother, etc.?

As women we can play multiple roles - mother, entrepreneur, wife, sister, friend. For me, being the best version of myself allows me to bring my full self to all the roles that I play on a daily basis. My biggest tip is to establish boundaries and stay true to your vision of yourself. Sleep is also been instrumental as well as not subscribing to the false narrative that in order to be successful you have to work constantly and burn yourself out. My motto is work smarter, not harder and build a great support network.

How important is routine to you? What parts of your routine are essential to you?

For me routine is everything. My natural desire is to want to have things in order with everything having a place and function. Having a routine speaks to that. That doesn’t mean that everything always goes as planned, but having the structure and framework that a routine provides ups the chances of success. The parts of my routine that are essential to me are morning yoga and meditation, bedtime stories and catch up with my son, weekly menu planning, plant watering on Saturdays, and annual solo birthday vacations.

What current projects are you working on?

Professionally we are working on launching a product line and trying to boost our online presence. Personally I’m going through old photos and framing all the best ones. There are so many photos in my phone that never see the light of day and it brings me so much joy to see them reflected around my home. I’m also working on a podcast with a friend that has been in development for about 3 years now. We get to it when life allows, fingers crossed it will happen before we roll into year 4!

Where does your inspiration come from?

Silence and spending time in nature. We spend days at the atelier surrounded by people, conversations and music which oddly enough is the opposite of my ideal work environment. They laugh at me in the office with my headphones and classical piano music, but it can be a challenge for me to think or focus with a lot of noise. I find that for me, creating time each day to be still and silent allows me to fully hear my inner voice and brings clarity to my mind. When my mind is clear and my heart is settled that’s when inspiration comes. Chaos is my worst enemy.