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BEHIND THE GLOW GETTER ~ WITHINUS TEAM

March 23, 2017 12 Comments

BEHIND THE GLOW GETTER ~ WITHINUS TEAM

Glow Getter:  A driven individual who strives to achieve their goals, all while attaining a beautiful, healthy glow on the inside and out

Behind every glow getter is a mentor - someone that has helped guide and shape them into the person they have become.

We asked 7 of our TruAmbassadors and loyal supporters - who truly are glow getters -about their personal mentors. It came as no surprise that many of these strong, successful women had a similar mentor - their mom. Read all about how these gurus (aka mom) lead by example by teaching their daughters to learn from their mistakes, challenging them to be their best and most importantly, to live life with gusto! 

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1. Kaitlyn Bristowe

Kaitlyn is from the small town of Leduc, Alberta and is best known as the 11th season Bachelorette - the popular TV show on ABC.  Kaitlyn has taken the social media world by storm (with over 1.5M loyal Instagram followers) and continues to showcase her personality and unique perspective with KaitlynBristowe.com.  She has made appearances on major network talk-shows including the likes of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight.

"Something my Grandma and Great Grandma always said was: "Haste makes waste.” Which means, don’t waste your time, always do things right the first time. My mom always said: “Be YOU, to be be-YOU-tiful." Which means, stay true to who you are, because that is what makes you beautiful!”

 

2. Alex Troll 

Alex and her mom, Christina Prevost, are the founders of The Juicery Co. - a Vancouver based Organic, Cold Pressed Juice & Nut Mylk Shop.

“My mom is the strongest woman I know. Like any teenager, I was tough on my Mom over the years, and I'm so lucky for all the love and patience she's given me. We decided to start a business together three years ago and I've discovered through working together that we're very alike- when you're young you can't see or appreciate that. It's so special to have a friendship with your Mom. She has always believed in me; taught me to embrace failures and that's helped me learn to love myself. Her best advice, ironically is the one I disagreed with growing up: 'A messy room is a messy mind!'  Now, I think:  It’s so true!”

 

3. Jillian Harris

Jillian is the host of Love it or List It Vancouver (Canada) & Love It Or List It Too (USA), and is an accomplished interior designer. With creativity and infectious energy, Jillian’s love for fashion, decor, food, fitness, travel, and family is fully expressed at JillianHarris.com and through her JH for Privilege and JH for Melanie Auld collections. 

“My mom taught me never to say or use the word HATE. I never forget it. I will catch myself saying it, and always try to use ‘dislike’ instead."
 

4. Jen Murtagh

Jen is CEO of The Minerva Foundation, a foundation dedicated to enhancing the visibility, influence and contribution of women leaders in BC. She is an active community leader who contributes to a variety of boards including WNORTH, Little Flower Academy School for Girls, and the Steveston Moms Network. Jen is a Business in Vancouver ‘Forty Under 40’ alumni and finalist for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. She is a mother to two young children, an avid reader and U2 super-fan.

 

“My mother is someone who instilled in me the importance of service to others. She taught me, by example, to give, give, give. Offer empathy, volunteer and above all be kind to others. When you haven’t been kind, seek forgiveness as we are all human and make mistakes. Forgive yourself and most importantly forgive others. Love above all.”

 

5. Alexandra Miller

Alex is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Equinox. Her classes - Best Butt Ever, Best Abs Ever and Precision Running - help her clients reach their fitness goals.

"After two years of battling breast cancer, my mom has taught me what bravery is, and to never give up on my goals. She has shown me what true love is in the hard times, and to always appreciate the little things in life."

 

6. Erin Cebula 

Erin is a reporter for Entertainment Tonight Canada, an active advocate for the BCSPCA, and a proud spokesperson for the BC Children’s Hospital Lottery.

“My mom has never been big on formal advice, but this lady sets a very strong example. She's highly creative, intelligent and everything she does - she does with gusto. As you can see she is also the one responsible for my addiction to dress-up!”

 

7. Kaitlin Hargreaves

Kaitlin works her magic on the set of W Network’sLove it or List it Vancouver” as the Key Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist. She was also the Key Makeup Artist for Vancouver Fashion Week and has worked for well known companies such as MAC, Shiseido and Christian Dior.

“All my life, my friends have always told me, ‘your mom’s the best!’ To me, she was just my mom, I never knew anything else. It hasn't been until recently, that I've come to truly understand and appreciate how much she does for me, and everyone in her life. Many know my mom as a strong, focused and driven woman. She is organized and meticulous, and she is ALWAYS there to help you out.  I have the pleasure of being her daughter, and knowing her as a beautiful, hilarious and silly woman- full of life and energy. She has always encouraged me to be independent and do better, and is never far away when I need advice or someone to confide in. I can honestly say that if it weren't for my mom, I wouldn't, and couldn't, be the woman I am today, and for that I will always be thankful.”


We admire these strong and passionate women, and believe we can all learn a thing or two from them about inner strength, independence and connection. Thank you to all the women mentors out there, and also the men, for teaching younger generations about selflessness, determination, and how to get their glow on!   

 

 

 xo
withinUs Team

 




12 Responses

Mel
Mel

March 27, 2017

What beautiful amazing stories!

Reg Lok Von
Reg Lok Von

March 24, 2017

I was going through my mind of all my girlfriends and as much as they inspire me and help through tough times, my mom really was my one true mentor. She died three years ago from colon cancer. She was ALWAYS thinking of us kids and selflessly helping us. She showed me how not give up, how to be strong and also allow herself to rely on us, her family, to help her during this fight. It was the hardest thing to watch: the strongest woman I knew, battling this awful disease. Before she died, she tried to tell me everything I needed to know about being a good mother. She told me things she wished she did with us. She taught me how to do better. We cried together holding hands. Now when I’m struggling or too tired for something, she comes to mind and drives me to be the best person I can be. Everyone loved her so much. If I can instill even just a little bit of her in my children, I will be happy.

Jasmine
Jasmine

March 24, 2017

So blessed to be able to call my soul sista Chloe my mentor, friend and sister. She inspires me to allow my inner light to shine! She’s also a fellow all that Holistic jazz kinda Nutritionist!

Deanna
Deanna

March 24, 2017

Even though I live on the other side of the country from my mom she is still a huge presence in my life. Her generosity and kindness for all around her is a consistent inspiration of the person I want to be.

Dev
Dev

March 24, 2017

I’m so lucky to be able to call my mom my best friend, my wine drinking partner and my mentor!! My mom lost her mom at a very young age so my relationship with my mom has been so much more special for us. She’s had firsts with me that she wasn’t able to have with her mom and I’m so lucky to be able to experience that with her. She always taught my sister and I to never be quitters and to follow your heart and I can’t wait to teach those lessons to my children! Hug your moms, dads and mentors close ?

Dani
Dani

March 24, 2017

Love reading about all these inspiring mentor-moms! I have to throw my own mom in the mix – she takes her responsibility as a parent so seriously and supported our family to no end while I was growing up. And then while I was in college she went back to school and got her doctorate – so inspiring. She’s taught me it’s never too late to pursue a dream or set new goals!

Madi Webster
Madi Webster

March 24, 2017

All of these heartfelt posts remind me of my grandma and what a mentor she was for me. She brought our entire family together as the heart and soul. She was the mother of 5 and her husband had passed before I was born. She was strongest, most caring and definetly the most opinionated woman i have known. I know I have made her proud and I am where I am because of her.

brenna
brenna

March 24, 2017

As a new mom it is so great to read all these stories of the inspiration moms are. I know my mom is my biggest hero and yet I never thought about begin a hero to my children….I mean I still need my mom so how is it they can need me the same??? Still figuring this all out :) Would love to try the Collagen. I have been doing some reading and research and am very curious.

Samantha
Samantha

March 24, 2017

I have seen Jillian Harris try this product and would love to see how it works for me! I am always looking for something to help my skin, hair, etc.

Kat
Kat

March 24, 2017

Loving all of these women’s stories! One of my mentors is also my mom. She is such a strong-minded women and I have learned to appreciate that side of hers but also of myself over the years. I am not afraid to stand-up for what is right anymore and I can thank her for teaching me this though her example and guidance. She’s also a goofball and continuously makes me realize that laughing is good for the soul!

Jeanine Anctil
Jeanine Anctil

March 23, 2017

I first found out about your products through Jillian Harris. Once i did my research, I decided to go for it and am so happy I did! My skin, hair, nails, joints, just everything has improved! So much so that I bought some for my Dad, Mom and my In-law so that they could get all the same benefits! Not only am I repeat customer (For Life) but now so are my friends and family due to my raving of the product. So thank you Withinus and Jillian for this product!

Janaan
Janaan

March 23, 2017

Awesome blog post!

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