To empower women and make then believe in their own beauty, and believe in their own potential. Because when you find your own path, you can do anything. Harnessing that inner potential is the first step to finding your inner glow.
I had the pleasure to sit down with Co-Founder of STUNN Collective, Ash Depass. Growing up, Ash had the dream of becoming an actress. She soon found that
there was a bitter and toxic trait that came along with the beauty standards within the industry. After speaking to other women and knowing that she wasn’t alone in holding unrealistic standards for herself. This triggered a dark space in her life that eventually hit showed up as depression, anxiety and serious self doubt. Ash wanted a change and new she needed something different that a “bandaid” fix.
“I was on the search for something that could be sustainable. Something people could use that would benefit the body and not get addicted and not have negative effects in other aspects of our lives. “
So she teamed up with her husband to create STUNN supplements. A brand that focuses on holistic health and mental wellbeing to showcase true beauty. With the healing properties of extracts, adaptogens, antioxidants, and polyphenols STUNN creates the shift from depending on medication to adding in nutrients that nourish the gut to mind connection. And in turn, elevating other aspects of our lives such as skin, sleep, energy, hair, and more.
“It wasn’t just the physical benefits that I wanted people to see. I wanted to build up the message behind it. When you really see what this can do for you as a whole, you start believing in your own potential.”
In this episode we talk about how it all started, wins and loses while creating a product, the benefits of specific ingredients, the vicious cycle of social media, business inspiration, and more.
After listening back to this episode it made me think about the journey I’ve been on myself. My confidence levels, how they were boosted up in times of my life, and why they were lower in other seasons. The confidence I’ve created in my own life is not from beauty, its not from being a certain weight, its its from putting in the work to better myself.
When I’m fuelling my body correctly, when I’m giving myself what I need to succeed. Such as sleep, rest, movement, pushing myself when I know it’s time to work harder, and so on. This is what has created my true confidence. Respecting myself enough to show up for myself and not letting anything get in the way of that because I know it’s what I need.
Theres a big difference between looking in the mirror and liking what you see VS loving how you feel in your own skin. I loved the point that Ash made about how going out to buy a supplement or a specific product isn’t going to change your life. It’s about the work that you put in behind it. It’s about the feeling you get after being consistent enough to see results.
“The supplements are the seeds – they’re not the end of the road. They won’t do the work for you. But they will help you get on your way with your better foot forward.”
Challenges will always pop up, we will always have negative thoughts but there are things within your lifestyle that can help. A few of those things may be products to nudge you in the right direction, but most of the time it’s the mental steps it takes to prove yourself wrong. Always remember you have the power within you to do just that.
Prove yourself wrong.
Check out the episode for more inspiration from Ash and STUNN Collective here!