At Eminence Kids, we are passionate about our mission to provide organic nutrition to sick children around the world and love hearing stories from Eminence Organics partner spas. We find it incredibly rewarding to discover how our valued partners spread the Eminence Kids message in their own communities and how the foundation has impacted their lives and businesses.
Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Julie Zivanovic of Pure Skin Day Spa in Binbrook, Ontario. We were touched to learn how Eminence Kids has resonated with Julie’s own experience with illness and the value of organic nutrition. Read on to learn about her Eminence Kids journey.
Q+A With Julie From Pure Skin Day Spa
Tell us about your spa industry journey.
When I began practicing aesthetics I absolutely loved it! I always knew I wanted to be my own boss, but I never rushed it. I wanted to learn as much as I could before taking the leap. Four years ago I made the decision to open my day spa, and it was the best decision I have ever made! Now, years later I still love every part of it. I always thought I would slow down on some of the other services and focus more on my specialty of facials and skin care, but I still enjoy all the aspects of being an aesthetician and helping people escape and relax!
In one word, describe yourself.
When did you first hear about the Eminence Kids Foundation?
While working with and receiving training from Eminence; it was such a beautiful story.
What about the Eminence Kids Foundation inspired you to donate?
I had my own brush with an autoimmune disorder. The most relief I felt was through a healthy diet and lifestyle. While visiting my own family members that were hospitalized for different reasons, we would bring them different foods and fruits as they wouldn’t even touch what the hospital was giving them. This was all before the foundation was even announced. Shortly after, Eminence showed us the first video made for the foundation. It was so amazing to see that there were others that felt the same way.
Tell us about some of the people that have inspired you.
Eminence has always been my biggest inspiration. With Forests for the Future and now Eminence Kids, making people aware of issues they might not have even thought about is amazing. I also love seeing that so many entrepreneurs find the time and have their own stories about creating their business around helping others. You see it so often – cleaning up plastic, bringing clean water to those in need, helping people in impoverished countries get noticed for their talents. If I can’t yet do something so direct, I’d like to contribute in any way that I can.
What’s your personal wellness philosophy?
I don’t know if I necessarily have a philosophy. I’m a true optimist. No matter what goes wrong in my life I always know it will get better.
What are your hopes for the future of the Eminence Kids Foundation?
There is such a rise in people who understand the importance of healthy living. I can’t wait for the day that everyone is on board 100%. I would love to see the Eminence Kids Foundation implemented in all hospitals and branch out to reach schools. Kids have an amazing passion to help! I think doing inspirational talks at schools on this very topic could affect the future drastically.