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The Covid pandemic has been a challenge to navigate through for most startups and entrepreneurs. Nadia and Melanie chat about how they stay motivated and what tactics they used over the past two years.

Nadia’s Bio:
Stone and Shadow is a unique boutique experience for each individual. We specialize in holistic healing products to nurture your skin, loose crystals, and handmade gemstone jewelry. Our service offerings include Reiki, Sound Therapy, Breath Work, Lucia Light Therapy, and Wellness Coaching sessions. Our Wellness studio is a safe space for anyone dedicated to opening the path to their own wellness journey. Nadia Ishmail is the artist behind each handcrafted gemstone design, accessory, and skincare item. Certified in Reiki Level 2, Herbalism, Multi-Instrument Sound Therapy, and Certified Life Coaching, Nadia is dedicated to supporting and connecting with those who are interested in empowering themselves through energy and self-care. The boutique and all items have been cleared to ensure the highest vibrations are passed on to you.
Website:
https://stoneandshadow.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/stoneandshadow
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/stoneandsha
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/stoneandshadow

Melanie’s Bio:
Melanie Wong grew up in St. Catharines, ON, and attended Brock University and Mohawk College. Upon graduating she started her career at a major engineering firm and went off to start Olive + Splash shortly after. Melanie opened the world’s first clothing drive-thru in her hometown of Burlington, ON. Her innovative face mask was named the best bamboo mask made in Canada and her company was listed as one of the top 15 start-ups to watch in 2021. Olive + Splash is a collection of bamboo athluxury apparel made in Canada suiting ages 3-6 months to adult. The company is best known for its signature gold zipper hardware and butter-soft fabric in each hoodie + jogger set.
Website:
https://www.oliveandsplash.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/oliveandsplash
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/oliveandspl
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/oliveandsplash