| JASMIN KECHEL |
This woman is truly amazing! She’s such an inspiration and guiding light on living a life you love. Jasmin is all about spreading the love too, and I feel so aligned with everything she believes in and embodies.
I can personally say that her range of products are gorgeous and so INCREDIBLE! (And if you’re one of my special clients, you may just receive some Lemon Canary goodness yourself!)
Kick Ass Candle Maker, Aromatherapy Expert, Beauty Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Crystal Maniac, Writer, Free Spirit, Mum, Lover, Creator, Believer in creating change for a more loving planet.
Jasmin Kechel is the founder and creator of Lemon Canary, the place to be if you want to create love and connection in your life or someone else’s. Lemon Canary embodies love and connection between people and within ourselves. Her beautiful range of intention based products are each handmade with love by Jasmin in her Gold Coast studio. Jasmin also believes in giving back and runs ‘The Canary Project’ where she puts money back into the local community.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO JUST GO FOR IT, AND START LIVING THE LIFE YOU LOVE? WAS THERE A TURNING POINT OR AN ‘A-HA’ MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU REALISED YOU NEEDED TO MAKE THE CHANGE?
Yes absolutely, my father became terminally ill and I was in a job I hated, I was a longhaul flight attendant and away all the time, battling jet lag and missing out on everything at home that was important to me. At the time I was just dabbling in candle making but really loving it and decided to give it a crack.
HOW IS YOUR LIFE DIFFERENT NOW AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
I am excited every day when I show up to the studio. I can make a difference to peoples lives on my terms. It means that I can set an example to my boys to make changes if they are not happy. To be fearless and live a life they love.
WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST FEAR OR BLOCK (EMOTIONAL, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL) THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO GET WHERE YOU ARE, AND HOW DID YOU BREAK THROUGH IT?
Learning the financial side of my business. I am a creative person so looking at figures did not come easy, it took me a while to get my head out of the sand and start paying attention. I don’t know that I have broken through it but am on the journey of doing so. Watch this space.
HOW DID OPENING UP AND ‘BEING AUTHENTICALLY YOU’ AFFECT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU OR YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM?
Many old friends dropped away as I became more honest about who I was. I have made some wonderful new friends who appreciate and support me and that I have a lot in common with.
DID YOU FACE ANY JUDGEMENTS OR CRITICISMS, WHETHER FROM YOURSELF OR OTHERS?
Yes lots, and still do. What are you doing? You should be at home with your kids. Why would you leave a good job? etc etc. Quite simply I listen to my heart, not what other people think I should be doing.
WHAT IS YOUR TRUE ESSENCE? THE NATURAL PART OF YOUR BEING THAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL.
I am deeply sensitive and know that love can heal the world. I try to find the good in everyone and everything.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF?
I am light hearted, loyal, love to laugh & call a spade a spade.
WHERE DO YOU FIND BEAUTY AND INSPIRATION?
In nature, in my children and from travelling.
AS A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO DO?
Make candles and mix potions! (go figure)
WHAT LIGHTS YOU UP AND WHY?
Making someone else feel good, because love heals all.
WHEN LIFE GETS BUSY, OVERWHELMING AND THE NEGATIVITY STARTS TO CREEP IN, HOW DO YOU UNWIND AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO ‘JUST BE’?
Meditation. A walk in nature. Time with my family.
WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER WOMEN WHO ARE WANTING TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR OWN NATURAL WAY OF BEING AND FIND THE BEAUTY WITHIN THEMSELVES?
Just be. Let go. Just waking up is enough. Stop putting pressure on yourself and just love.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE YOU?
Love it! Living for my Dad and myself now.. It’s going to be one heck of an awesome life! x