21 Nov Empowering Style. The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein Meets Speaker & Social Media Strategist Tash Jefferies
“Fashion is a way to frame you, enhance you, use your defects to differentiate you, and talk to people without saying a word”. – Simonetta Lein
I owe a lot to women, the solidarity that we can create is priceless. I am passionate about speaking of different ways to see fashion: as a powerful tool for empowering your life. Fashion also signifies wellness when applied correctly. Social media is also fashion simply because the image you portray speaks for you in an immediate tweet, or picture without saying a word. I love to talk with the best of the best. Today I have another incredible and talented woman: Tash Jefferies. She lives the word wellness as her life mantra, and she acts on it by demonstarting that inclusion, help, positivism, and abundance can be possible in your everyday life. I strongly believe that they are, not only as a tool you can learn, but one you can apply when you meet people.
I met Tash through social media, of course, my must! She helped me even before getting to know me well, and this forever created a sense of gratitude between her and yours truly. It inspires me to reciprocate when I see a talented, respectful, and genuine woman that I can help in some way. It is amazing how being The Wishmaker I am able to inspire other women and men to do the same. Tash’s passion for a conscious and healthy lifestyle impacted my own world. She taught me that if you want to be well, you have to not pay attention to negativism. Putting people together without envy is a strong tool, and that wellness means smiling. You must go deep down into your soul to find out what you really want, and who you really are to discover what your brand is all about.
You are a brand, no matter what you do. I am so exited that I can pass you a bit of Tash: a Nova Scotia girl that recently launched a new social media strategy company in Silicon Valley to help businesses be healthy and well 🙂
Who are you and what is the name of your business?
I am Tash Jefferies – TEDx Wellness Speaker, Host of Toronto TV Show TV Healthy, Best-Selling Author of The Little Book of Green Minutes, Named one of Huffington Post’s Top 50 Health Twitters, Top-Rated Academy Wellness Instructor. And these days, I can be found as a digital and social media strategist for small and medium sized businesses. I am very exited to be able to use social media to help people as well. You can find my portfolio at www.tashjefferies.com
**How cool is to be among the 50 Health Twitters according to the Huffington Post?
What is your brand about?
My brand is about embracing ALL of who you are. Its also about keeping things real, natural and as authentic as they can be.
**Keeping it real is my must: when I teach, I always explain ways that you can use to explore and really understand yourself to apply to your business. If you are authentic and speak about what only you can contribute to this planet, your are seeding your success. I find it absurd how people can fight all their lives just to be someone else, when instead real success is YOU.
What is your mission?
My mission starts with me – I learn to be who I am fully, as I know that inspires others to embrace who they are, fully. Through this authenticity, I teach people how to make deep connections using social media (Just like Simo and I connected through Twitter!!!). I also firmly believe that to really inspire people, one must know what make you healthiest – inside and out.
**People on social media as well as in real life feel your energy. If you are happy and accomplished, people will be drawn to you like bees to honey. Although it is not always easy to be that proverbial honey, it is important that you know this universal law and create your “basket of tools”. You can rely on these tools in case you need to change your mood and your energy: that song you know by heart will immediately make you happy, that person you know you can call at any time will support you, that book that will make you think about your life in a different prospective, that meditation that gives you an immediate boost, that food that brings you joy, etc.. Life is SHORT, don’t take anything for granted, and be a good student of your life.
Are you a Millennial? What do you think about Millennials?
I don’t think I officially qualify age-wise as a Millennial but I think I’m an honorary one :). I think that Millennials ROCK. If it weren’t for their love of balance, adventure, and really taking life by the wheel, I don’t think we’d see as many changes in the workforce and business that we have – mindfulness, more vacation days, health and wellness programs, new technologies, the list goes on. I’m grateful for Millennials being the change they want to see in the world!
**Thank you! It is great when someone with the clout of Tash Jefferies recognizes the huge impact that Millennials are creating in the business industry. Millennials are the generation of: be the change you want to see in the world.
If you are here it means that you love fashion. Why?
Fashion to me is something that transcends wealth, brand names and designers. I think it belongs to everyone. Through the years I feel I’ve found my own fashion groove, so I really want to urge anyone who reads this post that it is up to you to learn to frame your body, your style, your personality, your energy – no matter what your size, shape or budget. Everyone should really take the time to learn what it takes to let your own beauty shine through – for yourself 🙂
**How much do I LOVE this! Take the time to understand how to let your own beauty shine through. Beauty is about the perception you have about yourself. If you love yourself people will follow. An exercise you can do to better achieve that status is to look at yourself in the mirror every morning for two minutes and say to your image: I LOVE YOU. It might be awkward at the beginning, but then it starts to become more and more natural and eventualy it becomes downright empowering. You owe it to the world to love yourself: planet Earth needs happy people and it all starts with you.
What cannot be missed from your wardrobe?
Brightly colored high heels. So bright they look like candy. I think I have awesome legs, so its my right and duty to show them off any chance I get! 🙂
**What about writing down at least one thing you like about yourself every day? I find it beautiful to read about a woman that states she has pretty legs. You see, accomplished people should make everyone feel the same way. It is true, the world is also full of haters, but as a wise friend once told me “THE LESS YOU RESPOND TO NEGATIVE PEOPLE, THE MORE PEACEFUL YOUR LIFE WILL BECOME”. – Laura Fedock, my friend and personal stylist.
What is your style and what can you not stand in people, inside and out?
The more color the better, and the brighter the colors the better. I LOVE them so much, I’ve removed muted colors from my wardrobe entirely. The world is already full of enough black, grey, beige fashion. Why do I need to add more to it?! 🙂
When it comes to people, the only thing I don’t like are those who are malicious as a past time. You’ve seen them – folks who pick others apart for how they look, walk, move, dress. I do my best to send them love, as they need it just as much as those they ridicule.
**Let’s try to put some color in our wardrobe as our favorite wellness consultant Tash suggests, ok? There is nothing more cheerful than seeing colors in your winter style.
What is your fashion mantra?
Love yourself because your body can feel it and needs it! I have a better body, better fashion sense, and feel way more beautiful than I did in my 20’s. I’m sure its because I learned how to love myself fully, inside and out. I think self-love is just as effective (if not more so) than dieting! (btw, I’ve never believed in diets, and still don’t use them)
**There are scientific studies that prove how positive thoughts equate to positive waves in our brain. Guilt, sadness, and fear are low energy waves. That is why sometimes when you are on vacation or in love, you overeat yet your body stays in shape. Instead when you are stressed out you can eat only salad and gain weight. This is due to the cortisone that our body produces when we are stressed out or very depressed. A healthy diet is the base for a healthy life but healthy thoughts have to be there as well.
Here is my “Empowering Style” collection for Tash. All about colors and wearing your best smile as the greatest fashion accessory.
Here is Tash at an event as a keynote speaker. Her colors and positivism must have impacted that room tremendously.
I love DENIM. And with a colored t-shirt and a nice belt she created a nice young look that people can remember. Her smile is her best accessory, no doubt.
Colors and a toned body. Isn’t it beautiful when we decide to go to the gym again, eat healthy, and shape our body?
What is that magic word that speaks only about you?
BOLD – Color and heels are my thing!
Me as a guest on my friend Tamara Green’s show “Home Cookin’”
Me showing of my games with the candy-colored high heels 🙂
Me in one of the spread for a Toronto Magazine. 🙂
Me on stage at the launch at launch for my friend Gwen Elliot. Just like candy! 🙂
What is a wish that you would commit to grant this year to someone paying it forward?
I’m about to launch a major media project, and I would LOVE to give some up-and-coming content creators a chance to shine and showcase their talents on my show that launches in early 2017. Creators who are wellness and health focused are especially needed, so if you’re reading this, and you’d like some visibility, feel free to reach out!
**My dear readers, Tash is offering a collaboration. if you are in the wellness and health world this article is especially for you. We believe in “TOGETHER”. Thank you Tash for constantly bringing light and helping out. Remember, HAPPY PEOPLE, HAPPY WORLD. LET’S GET COMMITTED TO BEING HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER FOR THE SAKE OF A BETTER SOCIETY.
As always, make your wishes come true.
From Philadelphia, The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein