Mind Your Headspace

Every day is an opportunity to treat your mind & body well!

Every day is an opportunity to treat your mind & body well!

Hey Boss Babes! Welcome to another great week in your amazing life. What do you have planned for yourself this week? Whether you’re working on personal goals, business goals, or something that includes them both, making sure you are staying on top of your health & wellness is key to all goal-smashing. September is National Self Care Awareness Month, but honestly, self care should be something we practice every day.

I’d love to share something from the world of canning that can be applied to our daily lives. One of my PR clients (and one of Tampa Bay’s most well known makers) is The Urban Canning Company. I’ve been shooting monthly recipe videos with Illene Sofranko, AKA The Urban Canner. She has talked in these recipe videos about leaving one inch of “headspace” in the mason jars before you add the ring & lid. If you fill the jar with veggies & brine all the way to the top, your food will expand too much, causing disruption to the seal. Without a proper seal, your food isn't shelf-safe & that's the whole point of canning. Ha. That one inch of headspace is important not just for canning, but for us, too! Of course, humans’ need for headspace can’t really be measured in inches, but we need to be mindful of staying mentally & emotionally fit in order to live a life that we love. 

Pickled Pineapple + Jalapeño. Photo by The Urban Canning Company. 

Pickled Pineapple + Jalapeño. Photo by The Urban Canning Company. 

If you’ve ridden the London tube, you’ll know that the ground near the train says ‘Mind the Gap’. I’d like to invite you to ‘Mind Your Headspace’. Make it a point to take it into account, especially on the days when we can see that we’re taking on too much or that we’re neglecting our health & need to top back up. Lessons that we can use to live better lives are everywhere, including in the kitchen of a St. Pete-based cannery! ;)

Shout out to Jenn Landry of JCL Jewelry for collaborating with us on this month's giveaway!

Shout out to Jenn Landry of JCL Jewelry for collaborating with us on this month's giveaway!

And for added inspiration to practice self care, we’re hosting a giveaway to celebrate with JCL Jewelry, handcrafted jewelry by Jenn Landry. Jenn is giving away one of her gorgeous ‘Beauty from Ashes’ necklaces & we’re giving away a Boss Babe Club tote bag and ‘Boss Babe Vibes’ art print to one lucky Boss Babe. This month's contest is to remind you to take a moment to celebrate yourself & all that you've accomplished. You're amazing, resourceful, strong, beautiful, & you can always sit with us. ;)

Enter our giveaway by filling out our brief giveaway form. We’ll be adding you to our newsletter & to JCL Jewelry’s and will choose one winner Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 AM. The winner will announced on Instagram & in our Friday newsletter. Feel free to enjoy the prizes for yourself or give them to a Boss Babe friend who you think needs a self care reminder. Stay boss, xx

-G

Photography by The Dashing Ginger Ginger. Tote Bag + Desk Art Print Design by The Weekend Creative. 

Photography by The Dashing Ginger Ginger. Tote Bag + Desk Art Print Design by The Weekend Creative. 

National Self Care Month Contest with Boss Babe Club & JCL Jewelry Details: One entry per Boss Babe. United States entrants only for the contest. The deadline to enter is Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10 AM, EST. Once a winner is chosen via email, that winner has within 24 hours to respond in order to receive details to claim her prizes via USPS. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, the prize will be given to another entrant. Thanks for entering our contest and may the odds be ever in your favor.