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Ask Our Founders - Creating Stability

Ask Our Founders - Creating Stability
ASK OUR FOUNDERS

Hi Friends,

Danielle here with this month’s "Ask Our Founders".

At the beginning of 2020, I worked as a retail consultant traveling every week. Before Noon had just launched, and my mind was split between the job that paid the bills and the job that filled me up. I had recently let go of my apartment in San Francisco, CA and decided to live with my parents in Portland, OR as part of a meticulous plan that would allow me to finally leave corporate and transition into Before Noon full-time.

I had grand visions of what focusing fully on Before Noon would look like, the largest being a vision of stability. I would finally be in one city for more than one week. I would build a community I could regularly hang out with in-person. And, I would create my own routine so that I could feel refreshed, energized, and inspired to tackle each day. 

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Ask Our Founders - Discovering Identity

Ask Our Founders - Discovering Identity
ASK OUR FOUNDERS

Hi Friends,

Natasha here with this month’s Ask Our Founders.

Some of you may know me from when I co-owned a store called Seldom Seen in Hayes Valley in SF. And for those who don’t, here’s a bit of context. My business partner and I closed our store last October, prior to COVID. And though we were grateful for the timing of our close, that didn’t allow me to escape the grieving process. It instead led me to this month’s theme, discovery.

Looking back, I had become one with my business causing the sudden detachment to feel abrupt and foreign. I was experiencing a loss and feeling unclear about who I was without my business. My business’s survival, the community, and the busy lifestyle it provided me gave me purpose. I had become codependent on my business in that my identity and worth was wrapped in it needing me. 

With the guidance and support of alternative healing and determination to create my new dream, I discovered that I am not what I do, what I say, or even what I think. 

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Ask Our Founders - The Season of Change

Ask Our Founders - The Season of Change
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Hi Everyone,

It’s Ann coming at you this month.

As we flip the page on another month and another season, we thought that September was a good month to step back and reflect on transitions.  

For many, September signifies the transition into a new phase or the start of a new school year. In France, there's even a greeting acknowledging this transition, “Bonne rentrée à vous!” literally translated as "Good return to you!" Although it's typically used to wish students well, adults use it, too, to recognize the end of the summer holidays and a transition back to everyday life.

Help me kick off September by joining me this Saturday, September 12th at 10am PST for a Panel Series hosted by Slow Sustain Magazine. Before Noon is featured in the 2nd issue of Slow Sustain Magazine and I will be participating as a panel member talking about Entrepreneurship.

With that, Bonne rentrée à vous!

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12 Questions with Brooke Dabalos, Intuitive Healer

12 Questions with Brooke Dabalos, Intuitive Healer
FEATURED HEALER

 

The Lady of Lightning, Brooke Dabalos, was drawn to healing from an early age. She grew up doing free readings for friends and family. With the encouragement of mentors who helped her accept and hone her intuitive gifts, she launched her practice in 2014, offering readings, reiki, and sound healing. Brooke has since grown into an all-encompassing intuitive reader, healer, and teacher living in New York City. 

Brooke came onto our radar through a girlfriend of co-founder Natasha Wong Davis, who recommended Brooke's tarot card readings. If her name looks familiar, that's because she was part of our very first #betterfeels hour! 

We are honored to share Brooke's gifts and to celebrate her triumphs - on October, 8th, Brooke is releasing a book and album titled "Something in the Sky: True Stories and Tools for Transformation." Her second book, it is meant to be an easy and practical companion for times of transition, grief and awakening. Check out her website for more details.

Without further ado, here's 12 questions with Brooke:

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Rose Quartz: your reminder to love every part of you

Rose Quartz: your reminder to love every part of you
FEATURED PRODUCT

Rose Quartz Crystal

IN ONE WORD:

Love

CHAKRA:

Heart Chakra

HEALING PROPERTIES OF ROSE QUARTZ:

The stone of unconditional love, Rose Quartz opens and purifies the heart. It teaches both self-love and love of others, strengthening your capacity to truly give and receive love.

Rose Quartz speaks directly to the heart chakra. By opening and healing your heart chakra, Rose Quartz guides you to deepen relationships and embrace kindness, compassion, tenderness, and love. It is quite effective in attracting a new love.

The heart chakra is located at the center of the chest and includes the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs, and breasts. It also rules the lymphatic system.

When in balance, you feel surrounded by love, compassion, and forgiveness. You accept yourself and others without judgement. When out of balance, you may feel jealousy, unworthy, and unable to trust yourself or others. 

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Danielle here - we're trying something new

Danielle here - we're trying something new
ASK OUR FOUNDERS

Hello Everyone,

Danielle from Before Noon here - 

Ann, Tash, and I thought we would try something new and kick-off a monthly message called "Ask Our Founders." The concept of Before Noon was born out of the desire to share the power of alternative healing. We each found solace and strength in alternative healing, and after sharing our stories of discontent, heartbreak, and anxiety, realized that our individual challenges were not unique. We started to rely on each other for guidance, connection, and support. 

Enter "Ask Our Founders":


"Ask Our Founders" is our place to vulnerably share what's happening in our lives, what themes we are tackling, and what self-care practices we are focusing on across mind, body, and spirit. We are grateful and honored to share our innermost thoughts in the hope that they will create more dialogue around your own personal growth and development.

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