Posted: by Sinade Tuesday, 13 December 2022 @ 10:37
This month Sinade caught up
with the creator of ‘Meaningful Mornings’, Timea Carlo. Timea reached
out to us late in 2022 to include Mantra in her ‘Most Meaningful Christmas Gift Guide’. The two brands blend beautifully together so we were keen to find out more about how Timea's morning programmes can help you feel happier and live healthier...
Sinade: We were so
happy to be included in your recent Gift Guide, what was it that drew you to
Timea: I was already a fan
of your brand because it combines my two favourite things: positive uplifting
messages and pretty jewellery. I also have one of your necklaces and
it’s my favourite piece of jewellery, so I have been hoping we would be able to
collaborate in some way one day.
With the creation of the
Meaningful Gift Guide, I was looking for a way to add value and provide a
platform to showcase soul-centred businesses and share them with our audience.
Sinade: It sounds like
you understand exactly what we’re trying to achieve here at Mantra, combining
the power of words with the beauty of jewellery!
Tell me a little about
Timea: The company was
established in August 2021, we are a health and wellbeing consultancy currently
offering workshops, online courses and one-to-one sessions. We
specialise in creating obsession worthy morning routines for people who perhaps
need more energy, want to wake up feeling excited about the day
ahead, invite structure into their lives, feel happier and live healthier.
Now that the world is
opening up again, we are looking to organise in-person events and attend
wellbeing festivals, while also continuing to grow our online presence with
the creation of an online wellbeing membership site.
Sinade: What was it
that prompted you to start this amazing company, in 2021?
Timea: Branching out from
the traditional Personal Trainer and gym environment, I had become drawn
towards wellbeing and mindfulness during the pandemic and felt a calling to
create a space where people can come to simply feel better. A place where it’s
possible to make a few simple changes to our schedule and experience the
positive ripple effect that can have in all areas of our lives.
Most of us are busy and it
can be difficult to carve time out for ourselves once the day has started.
'Meaningful Mornings’ mission is to showcase morning routines as
simple yet transformative tools, which enable us take care of ourselves before
we go out there to take care of everyone and everything else.’
Sinade: Did you plan,
when you set out in your career, that this is what you would be doing?
Timea: Absolutely not! I
have a degree in History and was on course to become a history teacher. I
didn’t feel that the traditional school environment was necessarily the best
place for me to thrive, so I have set out to pursue a corporate career instead,
learning a ton of useful skills.
I have always loved exercise
and have been very active – sitting by the desk is a struggle for me. So
eventually I decided to follow my natural passions for health and fitness and
turn that into a meaningful business.
Sinade: If this blog has
inspired our readers to make a change to their mornings in 2023, what do they
need to do?
Timea: Work with me! Today
we are very fortunate that we have access to an endless amount of information
online and can learn a lot by ourselves. There are many articles and videos
about morning routines available on the internet for free, which can be a great
starting point. I would suggest asking yourself the question: What do I need more of
in my life?
And search specifically for
that. For example, if you need more mindfulness, then search for “morning routines for mindfulness” This
can help navigate through all the information that’s out there.
Our approach is very
personalised and unique, because we understand that everyone has a completely
different set of needs and preferences. So, if you’re after a plan that has
been designed specifically to suit your lifestyle and works perfectly in line
with your own unique goals and dreams, then definitely reach out via our website
Sinade: What do you
hope to achieve with Meaningful Mornings in 2023?
Timea: Be present at a few
wellbeing festivals and host some in-person workshops too. We have met many
amazing clients online since starting out and now looking forward to creating
in-person connections and experiences.
In the second half of the year,
we are also planning to launch our membership site, which will be a complete
wellbeing hub offering workshops with various health and wellness experts, yoga
classes, meditations and a huge number of resources for all things wellbeing.
Sinade: We can’t wait to see
you pop up at some of our favourite events! Finally, do you have a
mantra, or positive phrase, that you live your life by?
Timea: Yes! I love “Everything I need is already within me” –
a mantra from one of your necklaces. I occasionally like to buy myself gifts
after completing complex projects and this necklace is most likely going to be
the next thing I reward myself with after delivering my next workshop!
I also often use “All is well in my world” at
times when I feel anxious because it helps soothe my restless mind.
In January we’re giving you the opportunity to win a Meaningful Mornings planner to help you make the most out of the new year.
Along with a Sterling Silver ‘Ornate Lotus myMantra Necklace’ engraved with your
personal mantra for 2023!
Check our competitions page to find out more!