In the health and wellness industry there is a lot of talk about the importance of physical health - about looking good to feel good - about detoxing, cleanses and having flawless skin that "positively radiates". At Genuine Tea, this messaging has always seemed disingenuous. To us, being Genuine always meant standing for something that we truly believe in and about being honest with our customers. We built our business on the foundations of our love of travel, adventure and of course sourcing great quality tea!
That all being said, building a business is not easy - it takes a lot of hard work, perseverance and sleepless nights. We have certainly questioned whether we are on the right path in life and whether being self-employed and being 'present' parents is even possible. To put it bluntly, we've had our fair share of struggles. We have also seen a lot of our friends and family struggle as well - whether it is with addiction, depression or anxiety - life can be hard for a lot of people.. and a lot of people can feel very alone without the resources they need to find the support they need in life.
Genuine Tea proudly supports promoting mental health and wellness and 1% of all proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.
Mental Health IS Health and we need to acknowledge that now more than ever - sure, we can't be close physically but, we need to stay close emotionally. Reach out to someone, pick up the phone because even if you're not struggling odds are you know someone who is. #strongertogether