Happy Friday, y'all! It's time to meet this week's #wingwoman, Amy Bye! I met Amy a year ago at a Christmas party, and I have enjoyed getting to know her ever since. Amy is originally from England, a mom to a 20 month old daughter, and has an amazing aromatherapy business called Luna Rose Remedies. In our interview, Amy shares how she's always known that she wanted to care and nurture others, how she wishes the stigma around mental health would go away, and how she is planning to carve out more "me-time" to help her focus on building and maintaining her close friendships. Continue reading to learn all about Amy!
1. What makes you happy?
My Daughter - I still can't put into words the love I feel for her. It truly is indescribable.
2. What advice would you give your younger self?
Don't sweat the small stuff. There are going to be many ups and downs in life, but it is all getting you to where you're meant to be. 3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?
Beating the taboo around mental health. I feel that we are getting much better at having open conversations around mental health, though this pandemic has most definitely highlighted that there is still a lot of work to be done.
4. How did you find your purpose?
From a young age I knew I wanted to help nurture and care for others. I began working in the wellness industry over sixteen years ago offering treatments such as Massage, Facials and Reflexology. After I began to explore additional holistic healing modalities within the industry it became very obvious to me that my purpose was to support woman with their emotional and mental well being using aromatic remedies and treatments - thus the idea of Luna Rose Remedies was born.
5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?
Right now it is time. With running a thriving business, keeping up with errands and home life, as well as having a very busy 20 month old Daughter (and another on the way!) I find that there isn't enough hours in the day/week. That being said, as we move forward into 2021 one of my goals is to give myself more 'me-time'. Building new friendships and nurturing existing ones will be a big part of that.
6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?
We grow and evolve over time. The person we are sixteen is a completely different person at Thirty. It took me a really long time to come to terms with the fact that as I got older, I grew out of some friendships.
I remember a few years ago being sat across the table from a girlfriend I'd had known since school thinking 'I have nothing to say to you. We have nothing in common anymore.' It was a big life lesson and one that took me a long time to grieve. Now I understand that as my life evolves, so do my needs, and sometimes those friendships that once felt aligned, become less so over time.
7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?
Tara Bliss. She is an Australian Writer, Coach and all round badass of a woman. She is an incredible Writer and I am constantly in awe of her raw and honest approach to all of life's trials and tribulations.
Also, every single person who is going through struggles, challenges and hardships and still show up with a smile on their face. You, my loves, are my heroes.
8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?
I have about five or six podcasts on the go right now. I dip in and out of them depending on what I feel I need on the day. I love The Sage Family Podcast, The Holistic Healing Project, Yoga Girl Conversations From The Heart and Happy Mum, Happy Baby.
Books, again I have about two or three on my nightstand and read whatever I feel I need on the day. Right now I am reading Gentle Parenting by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, Aromatherapy for Women by Maggie Tissersand, and A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle (I have read that book about three times but it is one I keep going back too!).
9. Where can we find you?
You can find me on Instagram and Facebook @lunaroseremedies or over on my website www.lunaroseremedies.com.