It is my pleasure to introduce you to the wonderful Kristal Brown. She is a wife, mother of Tanna (2 years) and Florence (6 months), the founder of Positive Peeps and co-founder of The Holistic Project.
This girl is an unstoppable force. She has a passion for helping people find their soul purpose and inspire them to make their dreams come true. Positive Peeps is an online blog and one stop shop for soul nourishing products. She sells affirmation cards, meditation C.Ds and motivational books as well as “Nourish New Mums” gift packs to help mums combat post-natal depression. Talk about a perfect baby shower present!
Along with friend Helena Duncan, she has also created The Holistic Project which creates inspiring events for entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers. One such event, (Pursue your Passion held in Byron Bay) was one of the catalysts for me to turn my Mama + Me dreams into a reality. (Namaste girls!)As if that weren’t enough reason for us to celebrate and love her, Kristal also supports The Tafea Connection Communities Scholarship Award (TCCSA), which allows 25 girls each year from the TAFEA islands (which includes Tanna, where her great, great grandfather was from) to receive primary, secondary or university education. She is one amazing woman creating positive change in this world so let’s raise her up and applaud her for setting a wonderful example for her two girls and all of us. Hey Mama Kristal
“My passions are writing, creating stuff, generating ideas, finding out about other people’s passions! The thing I love the most about being a mama is creating and rearing the most incredible little beings! It’s pretty special to love, and be loved, unconditionally, by your own little clan. The freedom to jump around, sing and dance unashamedly is a whole lotta fun too!My darkest parenting moment was when Florence was taken to hospital by ambulance recently, struggling to breathe with croup. Very scary.
What makes me feel the most supported is when my family has my back regardless of how big or small (or dreamy!) the decisions I make are.My eldest, Tanna, [loves] sitting down, cross-legged, cupping her hand to her chin and saying, “So, tell me how you’re feeling”…! [A] little therapist in the making right there!
If I could change one thing about the world for my babies it would be that they can both live in a society and travel a world less threatened by extremism and violence, and one that is more open, accepting and mindful of all people.I want to teach my babies that women are capable beyond measure. As are men. I will teach them that because they are human, and they are who they are, that anything is possible.
My perfect day would go like this: Cuddles in bed, a beach walk, markets, picnic, dinner, show, drinks, dancing, and a full night’s sleep!My babies’ daddy rocks because: I love the way he loves our girls. And, he listens to my business and invention ideas without dampening my enthusiasm!
What gets me through the toughest days is:
In the moment: breathing and counting to 10.
After 7: a glass of wine haha!
I think it’s incredibly important to always have something to look forward to – to keep moving forward and keep anticipating positive experiences. We are mothers, but we are first and foremost ourselves, so in meeting our own needs with small acts of self-nourishment as often as we can (for me some yoga, dinner with friends or simply space to write) we are so much better equipped to meet the needs of others.Tell us more about your charity work:
It is part of my personal mission to contribute voluntarily and financially as much as I can through my business endeavors. Through my collaborative business with good friend Helena, The Holistic Project, we’ve been able to put a girl into primary school for a year in Vanuatu. While we donate a portion of the sale of each ticket from each event we run to a charity or foundation, this particular cause of young women’s education in Vanuatu is particularly close to my heart.
I feel so incredibly proud and privileged to be able to do this and make a positive change in a young girls’ life. My goal is to contribute as much as I can, when I can. It feels so good to give in this way to the people of my heritage – to help empower my sisters across the ocean.