How did your journey with Nectar begin?
Juice! Nectar first caught my eye at a kiosk in the mall where I got so excited about all of the juice and mylks that Nectar was sampling. I couldn’t decide which one so I bought them all! Because I didn’t make it downtown too often, it was always a go to destination to treat myself whenever I was in the area.
A few years later, when I saw they were opening on Main street, my heart skipped a beat! The first time I went in, I was prompted to answer what I wanted to elevate and they knew exactly what I needed! I fell in love with Nectar even more as I started learning about holistic formulas and what Nectar had to offer beyond the juice. When the opportunity arose to work alongside these incredible women, I had to get on the bus. I feel like my journey with Nectar has only just begun.
You have such a passion for sharing your knowledge and creating adaptogenic food for people to enjoy. Tell us, what adaptogen you most enjoy creating medicinal foods with?
Do I have to pick just one? Mucuna Pruriens is my go to adaptogen right now for my own recipes. I use different adaptogens in food depending on how the person I am making it for is feeling, or what state their health is in.
What is your favourite thing about our Main Street location?
The community! I love connecting with all of our customers and making sure they leave feeling like they’ve been taken care of. I've worked on Main Street in my previous work, so it was a nice transition still seeing all the familiar faces!
How would your friends describe you?
Helpful, kind, and sort of clumsy.
You’re fairly Vata; How do you stay grounded as the season changes?
Getting back to Earth is sometimes a challenge and a work in progress, but carving out time for myself is really important. Routine is also a big one; my morning ritual is a must.
Describe your daily ritual.
Every morning I stretch before taking on the day. Then I make my Mucuna Pruriens coffee which is essential for not only me but everyone else around me. Having the Mucuna in the morning helps with focus for a successful work day and even just days walking around and enjoying our city. Music is always an integral part of my daily rituals as well. Music is medicine.
What makes you laugh?
My partner Nathan has the best sense of humour. He makes me laugh all the time.
What is your best-loved Nectar product?
Chill Out Juice - I crave it often as it’s grounding for me as a Vata with the root vegetables, warming spices, and has Ashwagandha as well. It’s the dessert of juice!
If you could offer one piece of advice in reference to wellness, what would it be?
Pay attention and listen to your body. It’s easy to get busy and lose sight of what’s going on in your mind and body, and it’s undoubtedly the most important.