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Here at Wild Sister, January is a celebration of sisterhood. We’re celebrating our wild sisters and the spirit of sisterhood in three awesome ways:

1. Offering a special subscription price to the Wild Sisterhood. (Offer ends Monday!)

2. Running a huge giveaway. Winners announced at the end of this post.

3. Showcasing some rockin’ women in my Sister to Sister interview series.

You’ve met Shai and Deanne and heard why they love being Wild Sisterhood members. Now it’s time for me to grab the mic and tell you why I love the Wild Sisterhood.

Sometimes I refrain from talking about just how much I adore the Wild Sisterhood because it’s not about me, it’s about the members. But, I’m a member too – and I would be a member even if I wasn’t its creator.

I just love it that much.

So I’m going for it.

I’m going for it because I love these women too much to not brag about how awesome they are.

I’m going for it because I don’t see running the Wild Sisterhood as a job or even just as a business, I see it as a privilege.

I’m going for it because these wild sisters have helped me more than they’ll ever know.

Last week, I held the first Wild Sisterhood live chat party of 2015. Every month, I get nervous leading up to our chat parties. Social anxiety kicks into gear. (FYI: this infographic gives a perfect description of what the world looks like with social anxiety.)

But the moment the chat starts, the nerves and anxiety fade. It fades because the women in the Sisterhood are so kind, so welcoming, so supportive, that I feel I can show up as exactly who I am and they’ll still think I’m awesome.

Whether we talk about our big dreams and our fears or everyone’s local weather and our fave TV shows, it’s always so much fun.

I always feel invincible all day long after our chats.

Sometimes I wonder if I should project an image of myself as a fearless leader, the ultimate wild sister, and that showing up as anything less would make people lose faith in Wild Sister and the Wild Sisterhood.

Be more spiritual.
Be more positive.
Be more courageous.
Be more active on social media.
Be more interesting in my emails.
Just be more.

But I’ve learned that the more I show up as my real, raw self, the more faith people have. The more they can relate, the more they feel heard and seen and worthy, too.

In my recent interview with Shai, she said something about why she loved the Wild Sisterhood that really hit home.

“You can come just as you are and be fully loved and accepted.”

That’s it, I thought when I read that. I feel that too.

In the Wild Sisterhood, I can just be Jen. And that gives me the confidence to just be Jen everywhere else, too.

These women are my friends. I talk to them almost every day. I know their dreams and their struggles. I get excited when they talk about their work, their projects, their wins.

And in 2015, I’m strengthening my friendships with my wild sisters by adding new weekly rituals in the Facebook group:

+ Each Monday, we do a fun Q+A. I ask the group a question, e.g.: What’s one big lesson you came away with in 2014? or What book are you reading right now? And in sharing our answers with each other, we learn, we grow closer, we find similarities in each other’s stories and experiences. It’s priceless.

+ Every Wednesday in the Wild Sisterhood is known as Winning Wednesday, where we share how we’re winning that week. Big wins, small wins, it doesn’t matter. We celebrate with each other. Seeing the hells-yes-we-can-do-this energy that floats off the screen on our Winning Wednesdays sets me up for everything I need to do that day.

+ And every Friday is Link Love Friday, where we share links to our latest blog post or offerings. This ensures that the rest of the week is dedicated to conversations and still allows for our talented tribe to share their many gifts.

I can honestly say, the Wild Sisterhood has never been better. I’ve worked hard to get it to where it is today, to build it up to ensure every member gets a ton more value for their money, and I’m immensely proud to know how deeply it has helped and inspired the members – my friends.

Add to that the fact that a new 40-50 page power-packed issue of Wild Sister Magazine is added each month (not to mention that it’s one of the most affordable membership communities online), it’s easy to see why I’m so proud of it.

If you’re craving a safe, sacred space where you can just be you – in all your raw, complicated, wild glory – we’ll welcome you with open arms and open hearts.

Come just as you are,

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P.S: In case you haven’t heard, my three online courses – Devotion to Self, 21 Days of Abundance + Create Your eMag in 4 Weeks – are available ONLY in the Wild Sisterhood. I’ll be running live rounds of all three of these courses in 2015, but only in the Wild Sisterhood.

E N D S   M O N D A Y  –  J O I N   N O W

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P.P.S: Here’s what members have said about the Wild Sisterhood:

I don’t know that I ever would have looked inside myself for healing and love without this Sisterhood. I’m absolutely more dedicated to myself and real, heart-felt connections with others. I have found some amazing friends in this group!”

“I absolutely love the connection and community. I love the passion of my wild sisters. I love the sharing and the support that we give each other. I love the creativity I see from everyone and in so many different ways. I feel supported and devoted to being me.”

“The Wild Sisterhood is so full of truthful energy and soulful inspiration.”

Wild Sister has become a family to me. My life has changed because I have connected to so many beautiful women on a global level, I can’t imagine my life without you, I feel like the world is a smaller, more exquisite place. It’s been a very touching experience.”

There is nothing better than being around highly creative women, that are smart, sassy, funny, powerful, brave, and compassionate.”

“If you’ve longed for a place to be supported and accepted “as you are” you have found your tribe!”

“An investment that has come to be worth every penny.”

Join now + experience wildness + sisterhood for yourself.

 

Sister to Sister: Deanne Kalda

by Jen on January 28, 2015

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Here at Wild Sister, January is a celebration of sisterhood. We’re celebrating our wild sisters and the spirit of sisterhood in three awesome ways:

1. Offering a special subscription price to the Wild Sisterhood. (Offer ends Monday!)

2. Running a huge giveaway. Winners announced at the end of this interview!

3. Showcasing some rockin’ women in my Sister to Sister interview series.

Last week, I introduced you to Shai. Today, I’m continuing that interview series with the always uplifting Deanne Kalda.

One word comes to my mind when I think of Deanne.

V I B R A N T .

Her words, her work, her energy – it all just glows. So today I’ve invited her to shine some her light this way in my latest Sister to Sister interview.

Deanne believes in the profound healing power of aromatherapy and the concept of bio-individuality. Using a very personalised approach, she supports women to restore balance and beauty to their lives in a way that works for them as an individual. Deanne help them connect to nature, eat real nourishing food and nurture themselves on a soul level so they can make the deep life-lasting changes they desire.

Soak up her sunshine and enjoy!

 

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1. Tell us about yourself and what you do…

I’m a Health and Lifestyle Coach, Aromatherapist, Massage and Spa Therapist.

I’ve created a beautiful lifestyle range of organic essential oil blends. I also love creating personalised blends and natural perfumes for my clients .

I’ve been working with aromatherapy in my massage, facial and spa treatments for over 13 years now and I love tweaking treatments to each clients needs.

With my coaching I blend all these wonderful modalities together to help women restore balance and beauty in a way that feels doable and sustainable. I support them to create a healthy happy lifestyle with a deep sense of ease, self kindness and lots of self care. I believe that Soul Food is just as important as diet. By feeding our souls with the things that light us up and energise us we create balance and passion in our lives which leads us to health and happiness.

I can’t tell you how much I love what I do. I feel so lucky to be able to do it, to keep learning more and helping more people along the way.

When I’m not working I’m reading, cooking, walking in nature or perhaps giving myself a pedicure, indulging in a raw cacao treat, good coffee or chilled champagne. I also love animals, photography, sunshine and shoes!

2. One of the things I love about the Wild Sisterhood is how passionate our members are about using their gifts to make a difference in the lives of others. You are a shining example of this. Can you share a bit about your work and how you’re changing the world?

Great question! My work is based on the concepts of bio-individuality, soul food and self care. Bio-individualtiy is a very personalised approach to wellbeing based on the individual and what works best for that person. Soul Food is everything that nourishes us that is not what we eat, for example relationships, movement, creativity, home environment, career, money and spirituality. And self-care is, I believe, the most important and necessary part of life.

If our self-care cup is overflowing we have so much more to give without feeling drained, stressed or overwhelmed.

It’s my hope that with each client we will create a positive impact in their lives which will in turn flow on to create a ripple effect, touching the lives of others around them. I think it’s really important to remember that each small positive change we make can add up to make a huge difference on so many levels – on a personal, family, community and global level.

3. As you know, Wild Sister is a fierce advocate for self-love. How has showing more love, kindness and care to yourself changed your perception of yourself and the world?

More love, kindness and care = more joy, ease, awareness, growth, sense of self, better health and happiness.

The more I give myself, the more I have to give others and I love that. When I let my self-care slip, which I do more often than I care to admit, this is what I come back to.

4. Do you have any go-to self-love or self-care practices for stressful days?

The two self-care practices that I use everyday are meditation and aromatherapy. I choose different oils to wear, inhale and put in my oil burner each day. I also do a nightly 10-15 minute meditation to wind down and relax.

The other thing I do when I find myself feeling stressed or overwhelmed is to remember the ‘one step at a time’ strategy. It’s so much better when you realise you don’t have to have, do or know it all right now.

5. What words of advice would you give to someone just starting out on the self-love journey?

Be kind to yourself.

Surround yourself with like-minded people that lift you up and support you.

Join the Wild Sisterhood.

And allow yourself to be where you are right now.

6. What do you love most about being a Wild Sisterhood member?

I absolutely love the connection and community.

I love the passion of my wild sisters.

I love the sharing and the support that we give each other.

I love the creativity I see from everyone and in so many different ways.

7. How has your daily life changed since joining the Wild Sisterhood?

I feel more connected and have allowed myself to become part of the beautiful community.

I feel, not only inspired, but motivated to keep expanding my business and create the vision I have for my life.

I feel supported and devoted to being me.

8. How are you going to make 2015 your WILDEST year yet?

My big plan for 2015 is moving interstate. I’m so thrilled about this change. I’ll be setting up my business from my new home. My husband and I will be creating a new lifestyle that we love.

I also have exciting plans for my business. I’ll be working on my coaching programs, putting together an outline for an Aromatherapy Lifestyle book and brainstorming some workshops.

And, YES! some travel is on the cards too. Sydney. Paris. LA. Believe it or not I don’t have a current passport right now, so you can only imagine how ecstatic I am about doing some travelling.

Connect with Deanne:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  YouTube  |  Twitter

 

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W I N N E R S  :

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our huge giveaway! The three lucky winners have been randomly selected.

First prize winner:

Shelby Marie Radovich

Congratulations, Shelby! Here’s what you’ve won:

1. One year’s membership to the Wild Sisterhood (worth over $1,000 – retail price $99)

2. Wild + Precious paperback book (worth $20)

3. Framed ‘Wild + Precious’ art print (worth $35)


Winners of Wild Sisterhood Membership:

Lindsay Marriott
Ana Goncalves

Congrats, ladies! I’ll be in touch with the winners soon.

Stay WILD!

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P.S: The awesome Year of Wildness offer ENDS MONDAY!

The Wild Sisterhood is the ONLY place you'll get a 12 month subscription to Wild Sister Mag, access to the 40+ past issues, three life-changing online courses + lifetime membership to our private Facebook group!

Instead of buying each $5 issue every month, why not spend an extra $5 to score tons more? Get over $1,000 worth of magazines, courses, ebooks + other goodies for only $10 a month.

Join now.

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