It's been challenging while having to pivot our directions in business, family reunions & moulding our homes to encompass our work life, family life, personal life & love life. Whatever it may be, while being in quarantine we have seen so much in just under 10 weeks. The world is changing as our minds and bodies are developing new patterns to grow and enjoy the abundance of life itself. But how do we move forward? How do we face our fears in times when darkness bends the wave of hope; our inner light? This week on the Love Letter Workshop, I would like you all to meet my woman of influence, BRITTANY CHURCHILL. An angelic spirit and courageous woman who has opened her heart while sharing her story. Brittany is a women's health advocate and cancer SURVIVOR.
"The word COURAGE to me is really showing up for yourself, facing your fears & recognizing undeniable truths. After facing illness & cancer treatments, I was forced to face a lot of fears. When I look back at the lessons I’ve learned I realize what courage really is. A lot of the time it was letting go of ego, being vulnerable, & having an open mind that really made courage possible. I believe the more you face your fears & get to know yourself the easier courage gets. I learned how to share things I learned that I thought were embarrassing or was unsure of in order to learn more. I learned how to ask for help when I really needed it. I learned how to let go of relationships that were not good for me. I learned the value of really helping someone when they need it. I learned all those things because of courage to do so. When someone is really ill or weak or tired courage can be just getting themselves to face the world, it’s definitely a feeling of pushing yourself to a place that’s hard to get to but you know you need to get there in order to be better, or do better." - Words of Brittany Churchill
We are an ever growing community of women who are built from strength, compassion and have the capacity to adapt to change. As we complete the tenth week of quarantine, I would like to suggest that we all take a moment to appreciate how far we have come. Let us face the patriarchal routines with our feminine powers and decipher new challenges with solutions for our betterment. We must remember that there is a force inside us that has been waiting in our hearts with unconditional love and she has been patient. Let us hear her speak.
HOW WE MET
During an editorial shoot, which I was directing in 2018, I had met Brittany. Her aura magically encapsulated everyone's hearts and she performed with such eloquence (a woman crush for sure) as she modelled within minutes. The south asian attire was no challenge for her while she would pose outdoors in the frost outside. In between changes, Brittany had mentioned not to tie the lengha tightly around her waist and I made sure of that. At the time Brittany was trying to conceive, not knowing just a few moments later her life would change. Brittany was diagnosed with breast cancer and as a Holistic Henna Practitioner I wanted to gift her with a henna crown to encourage her to keep fighting.
Woman warrior Brittany is an incredible human, wife, women's health and wellness advocate, Estee Lauder spokesperson & Zen ambassador. She now lives in Las Vegas with her husband (originally from Toronto) and devotes her time to helping others find their light to great health and the ability to listen to your body when needed.
While having adorned her in her henna crown, we had the chance to document her transitional henna stages through these wonderful photos and made some videos of her transformation, which can be seen here on my IG.
'Be honest with yourself, question your actions, & practice what’s good for you. Take time for yourself, meditate & gain focus. Speak your truth, practice what you know is right, & continue to keep learning with an open mind. Face your fears, no matter how big or small they may be.' - Brittany Churchill
Every Wednesday, a woman is reassured with compassion and health. A woman opens her heart and mind to her sisterhood; womanhood. Thank you for being a part of our circle of empowering women. Brittany and I look forward in seeing all of you this week. Please register below to receive the password, love letter activity & e-meet our magical woman of influence as she shares her story. To watch the replay click here