Posted: by Jo Thursday, 31 October 2019 @ 11:54
October draws to a close, we are in full Christmas preparation at Mantra. In
particular, this means looking at which pieces of jewellery have been the most
popular this year, to make sure we don’t run out of stock as Christmas
great thing for us is that you all buy across a really wide range of pieces. I
am delighted by this, because it means you are each choosing a piece very
specifically to suit the occasion, the person or the circumstance.
is how we originally envisaged Mantra. That we would have enough different
mantras to cover the many, many occasions in all of our lives when some
uplifting and inspiring words would make a real difference to how you feel, or
how you’d like a loved one to feel.
the New Year, we’ll be asking you if there are particular themes or messages
you would like to see in our collection, that you think we are missing. If you
want to tell us right away, then drop me an email right now, to
has been Breast Cancer month, and we have been talking a lot about our heart
necklace in aid of Breast Cancer Haven, as well as taking it to a Wellbeing
Festival in Coventry, organised by the charity. Many of you have bought it this
month, which we really appreciate - as it means a bigger donation to BCH.
of our team members came back from maternity leave this month, which is very
exciting for us. Pallavi is our eCommerce Manager, and I have missed her hugely
positive and problem-solving approach to life. Already mum to 5 year old Swara,
with Dhvani now joining the family, Pallavi is navigating the world of work
with two children to raise....
have been very privileged this month to start working with a number of new
collaborators also. I truly believe that collaboration is the way forward in
of our amazing customers, Claire, has been a Mantra fan for the last two years,
loving our myMantra collection in particular. Meeting up with her recently, she
asked me if I would consider a charity collaboration with PANDAS, the charity
that helps with pre- and post-natal depression. We are currently working on
creating a powerful mantra to support new mums, before we plan how to bring
that to life as a new necklace.
also met with two other truly inspirational women this month - Niyc Pidgeon,
and Dr Gemma Newman - with a view to creating a necklace collaboration with
each. We are at an early stage – but I hope to bring you two new collaborations
is a long-time inspiration to me, having seen her speak at a Hay House event
some years ago, and then buying her positive psychology guidebook, Now Is Your
Chance. Now living in LA, Niyc is a brilliant example of a woman who has
created an incredible business, helped many women, and let nothing stand in her
Gemma Newman is equally impressive, in a very different way. A working GP with
solid clinical experience, she has become convinced of the enormous benefits of
plant-based living and a positive, grateful approach to life. I am loving
working with her, and am learning so much.
out for exciting collaborations with these two powerhouses soon.
finished with Paul and me on holiday for 10 days, enjoying some sunshine and
relaxation together - before we enter the busy festive season. Taking time out
with our loved ones is so important, and I would urge everyone to prioritise
time together with your partner. For me, a holiday is a time for reading
interesting books – this time, ‘Black Box Thinking’, about how we learn from,
and how we interpret, failure; listening to inspiring audio books – like
Gabrielle Bernstein’s ‘Judgement Detox’; and doing some thinking and planning
about the future, in a relaxed setting.
focus at Mantra over the next two months is on helping you to have a relaxing,
enjoyable and mindful Christmas season. So, I’ll sign off for now, and look
forward to catching up with you next month.