We are so excited to have brought on the most fabulous Ambassador leader we could find. Tracy & I met many years ago at Afest, an incredible event produced by Mindvalley. Over the years we have bonded, shared and discovered we are committed to similar goals in life and have created a strong connection we hope to now share with you. To learn more about Tracy check out my Q&A with her below.
Q: A little bit about you?
A: I’ve been a designer, artist, creative my entire life. It was inevitable. My grandmother was a painter, needleworker, decorator…she could really do anything creative. My mother was also an artist, and interestingly enough she had a little shop many moons ago where she was one of the first people in the country to carry and sell a line of create your own fragrances called Perfumers Workshop. You would smell the different essences and combine them then add them to a carrier until you created something special.and they would be bottled in one of several shape bottles. She also carried Mary Quant cosmetics, and had clients sit in an antique barber’s chair reupholstered in fuchsia velvet. I was probably only about 10 or 11….I got to help out. I remember it like yesterday. So actually, I was destined for this :)
Q: What do you make?
A: I started designing jewelry in earnest when I was around 18. I couldn’t find earrings that I thought were fun or large enough worthy of wearing. I decided to sew seed beads on felt with dental floss then I’d glue it to a playing card cut to the shape to give it some stiffness and finally glue a piece of felt to finish the back. It actually worked out pretty well…a few of the earrings are still laying around. I’ve continued to design jewelry and have created other fabulous fun things ever since.
Q: The Nomad life- Where have you been lately?
A: Interesting you asked! I actually think I may soon be coming to the end of my nomad life…at least for the moment. When I went nomad 2.5 years ago I thought I was going to go to Europe, design and sell drop-ship online, and travel with my little dog to visit friends. It didn’t exactly turn out that way. Shortly before I was about to begin my adventure, I met two women that I adored. I ended up staying put, and spent 9 months creating a brand with one of the women, although now without my own home. Although it didn’t turn out as I had hoped, I met a fabulous friend! During that time I also spent some time house and pet sitting...something I really enjoy doing. Mostly in the Midwest and on the East Coast. There’s still a plan to go to Europe in the future, but now I’m hoping to do it with someone…and the little dog.
Q: What inspires you? Extrovert or introvert?
A: How to answer……actually I’m an extroverted introvert! I love being around people, and can feel energized for a brief period, but when I’m done, I’m done. I slowly back out of the room. Honestly I really do best when I get plenty of alone time to recharge. When I was married we could very happily both be doing our own thing, but the idea that someone was around to share with if desired, was nice.
Q: Favorite self care ritual?
A: I’m big on self care! I truly believe that the best way to take care of, help other people, is to take great care of yourself. I love pedicures and massages, although they were easier to manage when I stayed in one place. A massage at Esalen on the cliffs of Big Sur was pretty magical. Also a fan of the Spa at Lake Austin, and a stay at Miraval was pretty special. Wow, I forgot about those trips until you asked.
Q: Favorite color?
A: Black, absolutely. But my signature ‘color’ is fuchsia… a bright intense purple deep pink.
Q: Favorite food?
A: Being a nomad has often made eating the way I’d like difficult. I’m someone that likes to make a green juice everyday, but traveling with a juicer isn’t always realistic. I do travel with a few sharp knives, one or two kinds of salt, a good veg peeler, and somewhat healthy snacks, alway snacks. I love to cook and love to entertain, but again, the being a nomad doesn’t really lend itself to either. I mostly like healthy simple food, and feel best when eating a lot of protein, but that’s in conflict with my love and reverence for all living things…I’m still trying to sort that out. Idk that it’s my favorite food, but something I really love is a lettuce free chopped salad…lately I’ve been eating it every night. It makes me very happy! I also adore gardening and am a serious Master Gardener who loves growing organic veggies.
Q: Favorite Mood Boost?
A: ADORAtherapy Creativity Chakra Boost is my fave….did you even really need to ask?? ;)
Q: What does it mean to adore yourself?
A: I can’t think of anything more important than adoring yourself. If you don’t then how can you expect anyone else to. Adoring yourself is really just taking care of yourself, in the purest sense. Often, well almost always it means being gentle with yourself, speaking your truth, asking for what you want, choosing ease, doing things that nurture your soul and spirit, and in general choosing the things that really light you up. Most importantly, forgiving yourself is really the most loving thing you can do for yourself. it’s not always easy, but when you feel like you’re really honoring yourself in all ways…you’re doing it!! *
*a great exercise that speaks to much of this is the H’Oponopono, a transformative Hawaiian prayer.
You simply repeat: I love you
Please forgive me
You can say it for yourself, or for others, and
it doesn’t matter the order, as long as it speaks to you.
Always remember…you’re adored.
Meet Zinny- My pup!