FEATURED GLOW GIRL JOA Designer Olivia Lara

FEATURED GLOW GIRL JOA Designer Olivia Lara

Jennifer, designer at JOA, creates jackets out of garments their local charity shop can't sell. This way, we save the clothes from a long journey around the globe to then end up in landfills and pollute our planet immensely. We cut those clothes up and remake them into unique one-off jackets. All made locally in East London in our own mini-factory, each jacket is unique and our design and production processes go hand in hand. 30% of our profits go back to the same charity shop. We want to change the way fashion is operating, starting within our own niche.

It Was NOT Love At The First Sight 😬

It Was NOT Love At The First Sight 😬

As you may know, meditation is a big part of my practice, of what I do for myself and what I teach my clients. In the last few years, meditation has helped me… Heal past trauma from bullying in childhood, release shame and guilt around past relationships, strengthen my self-confidence, uncover my potential and become the best version of me, speak up for myself and speak my truth more rather than just bottling up things inside of me…

3 Reasons To Travel Solo

3 Reasons To Travel Solo

Hey beauties! I have just arrived in Bali this week and am on a solo trip! Can you believe I haven't traveled alone and for myself in about two and a half years! Last time I traveled by myself, no partner, no family, no friends, no clients, no work, was when I went on my first retreat in Bali a few years ago. Now, you may think I am crazy to travel by myself. But it is actually SO rewarding and life-changing you won't believe it…

FEATURED GLOW GIRL Teacher Jennifer van Dijk

FEATURED GLOW GIRL Teacher Jennifer van Dijk

Jennifer helps people live the life of their dreams through values and emotion led financial planning. Every single person has stories around money. The stories can be both positive and negative. And there are values and emotions at the root of all financial decisions - from the groceries you buy to the way you earn a living. Through her courses and 1:1 programs, she helps people first become conscious of how the money stories, values and emotions are currently affecting their spending and earning decisions.

Stop Telling Yourself "I Don't Have Time"

Stop Telling Yourself "I Don't Have Time"

I’ve been traveling in the Caribbean for a couple of weeks now, almost two months to be precise, and I’m loving it! You can follow me along on my Instagram stories every day, where I share bits and pieces of our travel experience! Now, while this is an amazing journey we are on, I notice some people dropping comments like „You are so lucky to be able to travel!“ Or „You’re really living the life, Martina!“.

4 Simple Ways To Get Lucky And Live Your Dream Life Now

4 Simple Ways To Get Lucky And Live Your Dream Life Now

I’ve been traveling in the Caribbean for a couple of weeks now, almost two months to be precise, and I’m loving it! You can follow me along on my Instagram stories every day, where I share bits and pieces of our travel experience! Now, while this is an amazing journey we are on, I notice some people dropping comments like „You are so lucky to be able to travel!“ Or „You’re really living the life, Martina!“.

Are You A Conscious Consumer? [+Event]

Are You A Conscious Consumer? [+Event]

Conscious consumerism is a topic I am really passionate about and I love helping people change their habits from mindless to conscious, but first, let’s talk about why this is so important.

When I was a teenager, I went to College in a bigger city by train. Every day after school, we had to wait for our train to take us home and my friend Lisa and I would always checkout my then favorite clothing store.

Traveling With Intention: The ONLY Reason Why I Travel Nowadays

Traveling With Intention: The ONLY Reason Why I Travel Nowadays

Hello from Bonaire in the Caribbean, where I've been for about two weeks now. I want to talk a bit more about travel today, because I noticed people have different reasons why they travel (and no, I don't normally travel with these kinds of dresses and shoes ;)). What are your main reasons why you travel? To escape reality? To recover from all the stress you’re experiencing at work? To experience a new culture? To learn a new language?

2 Things I Learned In 1 Week On Bonaire

2 Things I Learned In 1 Week On Bonaire

2005 was my last year in college, and I had to write a thesis. I decided to work with my Spanish teacher, who I loved and is 100% the reason why I loved learning Spanish, on the topic of „El Turismo en el Caribe“, the tourism in the Caribbean. Growing up in the Swiss countryside with cows and forests, I always dreamed of white sandy beaches. My walls were full of the latest palm tree posters I could find in the warehouse, and everyday I woke up, I just wanted sun, palm trees, and beaches! Writing my thesis back in 2005 drastically opened my eyes.

Next Level Skin Care Luxury: Home SPA With Panasonic's Facial Steamer

Next Level Skin Care Luxury: Home SPA With Panasonic's Facial Steamer

Next Level Skin Care Luxury: Home SPA With Panasonic’s Facial Steamer

In collaboration with PPR Media Relations and Panasonic Switzerland, I’ve been testing the Panasonic Facial Steamer and am excited to share my experience with you! Who doesn’t love a Sunday morning home SPA session in your bath robe? Sundays have slowly but surely become my favorite day of the week, where I don’t plan anything into my calendar, don’t work, don’t clean, don’t wash, and mostly just have a relaxing day at home or with family.

[Lesson 5] Surround Yourself With The Best People

[Lesson 5] Surround Yourself With The Best People

Here's my last lesson, lesson #5, that I learned in 2018:

Surround yourself with likeminded people.

I know you’ve heard this many times before and it’s really so important. Here’s a quote for you:

Great minds discuss ideas. 
Average minds discuss events. 
Small minds discuss other people.

If you’re a great mind with all these ideas, plans, dreams and you’re only hanging out with people who talk about last Saturday’s party or how annoyed they are by their boss - guess what. You’re not going to get anywhere with your dreams!

[Lesson 4] Always You First

[Lesson 4] Always You First

Here comes lesson no. 4: Always prioritize yourself first.

Because if not, #hello burnout, overwhelm, frustration, and everything else but success.

This past year really showed me that in order to be successful in my business, I have to be successful with my mindset and my health first. How can anyone's life be successful if you're overworked and are feeling exhausted and empty at the end of the day, despite the lucrative salary, the prestigious position or the success at work?

[Lesson 3] Ask For Help

[Lesson 3] Ask For Help

Here's lesson no. 3: When you want more from life, ask for help. The right support will help you get past any blocks and fears.

We all get stuck sometimes. We all get to the point sometimes where we think "Ok, I'm done! I stop right here!". We all have those moments where we just don't know how to continue or what to do to move forward.

[Lesson 1] When Strategy Meets Spirituality...

[Lesson 1] When Strategy Meets Spirituality...

Are you ready for some #lessons I learned in 2018 in my life and business that can actually transform your life this year?

These 5 lessons I'm sharing with you this week have literally decided over my success and happiness last year, and that's why I want you to get them and implement them in this new year - BECAUSE THEY WORK!

5 Lessons I Learned In My Business In 2018

5 Lessons I Learned In My Business In 2018

Cheers to an amazing new year, lovely! I hope you've had some great first days in this new year and that you're feeling inspired, energized, and rejuvenated after the holidays!

I love this time of the year, because I love dreaming big (which is basically how I've made everything I did last year happen!), I love making plans, and I love being creative and coming up with new ideas, events, and programs for the women I work with.