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The 4 Pillars of TupperwareⓇ for the Modern Woman: Part 1

Take a deep dive into the basics behind the brand: Wellness, Organization, Sustainability and Efficiency.

By Modern Woman founder, Joelle Larade

Part 1: Wellness

When you think wellness, do you think of it in a two-dimensional way? In other words, do you think of only physical and mental wellness? Time to expand your thinking. Here at Modern Woman, we take into account six dimensions when we think about wellness:

  • Physical;

  • Emotional;

  • Intellectual;

  • Social;

  • Environmental;

  • Financial.

Physical Wellness

Most people recognize the importance of physical wellness and its role in your overall health. Movement is so important in today’s often stagnant world. Since I spend a lot of time in front of my computer building my business, I make it a goal to move my body every day (even if I don’t always reach that goal). Sometimes it’s a 5k run, sometimes it’s a bootcamp workout, but sometimes it is a walk around the block or some stretching. Don’t overthink it, just move.

Physical wellness also involves eating foods that nourish your body so that you can keep going in all your daily activities. I am NOT perfect when it comes to healthy eating. Instead of striving for perfection, I strive for balance. We all need a good cheeseburger or ice cream from time to time! I do have a few strategies in place that I use to keep that balance though, which includes meal planning and meal prepping. If I didn’t plan my meals at the beginning of the week, I would be coming home from work every day, exhausted, and be asking myself “What can I make for dinner?!” over and over again until I toss a frozen pizza in the oven. By planning my meals ahead of time, I avoid this decision fatigue and I also have everything I need on hand.

Meal prepping is also a habit that I got into to make mealtimes easier and take the guesswork out of making work lunches. Meal prepping can be as simple or as elaborate as you make it. It can simply be washing and cutting fruits and veggies for the week, or it can be making freezer meals for an entire month. Find what works for you! I’ve found that prepping a work lunch for each day of the week really saves me time in the morning and keeps me happy and healthy during the week. Nobody wants a hangry teacher! Having healthy snacks to throw into my lunch bag is also one of my key strategies. Meal planning and prepping requires a bit of trial and error, but once you find your groove you will never go back.

Emotional Wellness

Physical wellness and emotional wellness go hand in hand. Your physical reality can affect your emotional reality, and vice versa. For example, I find that I am more prone to anxiety when I am not making my daily movement a priority. That is just the tip of the iceberg. You can eat healthy and exercise all you want, but if you don’t have a healthy mind, you will never experience wellness. For me, a healthy mind begins with having a healthy relationship with myself and doing things that fill my cup and recharge my batteries. These things include reading, meditation, therapy, and organizing my space. Find out what fills your cup, and do those things every. damn. day.

Intellectual Wellness

I am a lifelong learner so intellectual wellness is very important to me. I have loved learning since I could remember. I was writing words before I started grade school, I loved to play “teacher” with my friends, my favorite place to hang out after school was my mom’s classroom, and all my classmates always asked me for help with their homework. I graduated highschool with honors and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts at Saint Mary’s University where I double-majored in French and English and did an Honors degree in French, complete with a thesis. After that four year degree, I completed a Bachelor of Education at Université Sainte-Anne because (surprise, surprise) I wanted to teach. Even though my formal schooling days are over, I still consume knowledge on whatever topics interest me. We must never lose our thirst for knowledge and our curiosity. Like the keener that I am, I soaked up all the knowledge and training TupperwareⓇ had to offer in my first month of being a consultant. I am still learning new things every day!

Social Wellness

I think the past two years, living with the COVID-19 pandemic, has made us realize just how important social wellness is. Isn’t it funny that it is only when something is taken away that we realize how much we need it? (The same is true for toilet paper, lol). Although I’m an introvert and I LOVE staying at home, there is nothing I love more than spending time with family and friends. In my case, these gatherings are more often than not around a dinner table. Food brings us together like that. My parents taught me how to cook from a young age and were always having dinner parties with their friends. Folks laughing around a kitchen table after a good meal is my visual representation of social wellness. Whatever yours may be, make sure to have enough of it in your life.

Environmental Wellness

Environmental wellness is a HUGE one for me! Environmental wellness, for me, is having a serene space that brings you peace and happiness. For some people, that might be a bedroom covered in posters and concert memorabilia. For me, it is having an organized space free of clutter. When there’s clutter in my space, there’s clutter in my mind. I even try to keep my classroom as clean and clutter-free as possible. I give each student a tidying job at the end of the day. As for my home, everything has its place and if it doesn’t have a place, it can’t stay. Simple as that. Many people have told me that I could be a professional organizer! I find joy in cleaning and organizing. If my home is happy, I’m happy. In my opinion, it is SO important to have a space to come home to every day that makes you happy! If your space is causing you stress, it’s time for a change.

Financial Wellness

Finally, we have financial wellness. So fundamental but seemingly so hard to attain for so many of us. I am lucky to be fairly financially literate at a young age (25, in case you’re wondering). I gained what knowledge I have about personal finance by working in a credit union for a few years and also through the sheer desire to educate myself on this topic (told you I was a lifelong learner). However, no amount of blog articles or self-help books was going to change the fact that I graduated from two degrees with five-figure student debt (and that’s with a side hustle and summer job all throughout my university years). Getting my first big-girl paycheque felt good, but I knew I wanted something more. So when I was presented with the opportunity to join TupperwareⓇ and generate supplementary income, I jumped at the chance. Financial freedom = goals!

No matter where you are on your wellness journey, it is important to shift your thinking from two-dimensional (physical and emotional) to multi-dimensional. This will allow you to take a step back and examine areas of your life that you previously paid little or no attention to, but that may be having a significant impact on your wellness. As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. On top of that, you need to make sure that each one of your cups is filled so that you can in turn fill others’. The Modern Woman knows that she must take care of herself before she can care for others. The Modern Woman puts herself first. Always.



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