Tiffany is one of a kind, a special soul and incredibly invested in her business, Spirit + Soul LLC. She is also the mom of two boys!
What do you love most about living on Long Island?
I love that we have so much available to us in our towns. From bustling Patchogue always having so many fun community events and all of the to die for restaurants to Sayville/Oakdale which is just so pretty and has such a quaint beachy town feel. I take my kids to Mini Monet in Sayville all the time and we always grab dinner and walk around visiting the shops in town.
How many kids do you have and what are their ages?
I have 2 boys: Gavin who is 8 1/2 and Nico who is going to be 5 next month!
Why did you decide to launch your business?
I hit a turning point in my life where I woke up and realized that I wasn’t living life for my own happiness. I was in a job that I happened to be good at, but was stressful and demanding and not really something that I loved. From there I began this journey in entrepreneurship that has now led me to co-founding Spirit + Soul with my soul sister Melissa (@moonfulmama). We wanted to create a space where women who are spiritual or were just beginning their spiritual journey could be in community and take the steps to live their best, most fully expressed life, whether they had a focus on spiritual growth or business growth from a really soul conscious place. This is the way we grow our own business and live our own life and we realized that the more in flow with the Universe we were, the easier we were manifesting our best lives, so we wanted to pass that along.
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What motivates you?
This may surprise you, but the answer is not my kids or my family. I wholeheartedly believe that you cannot place motivation on your family because your family will love you regardless of whether you grow and be successful in your business or stay on your spiritual path. The motivation for growth and success has to come from deep inside you. YOU have to want to manifest and live your best life so deeply that it gets you out of bed every morning before your kids. YOU have to want to succeed so deeply because the rewards will greatly impact your quality of life FOR your family. So my motivating factor is that I have been put on this Earth with a purpose of being a lighthouse for women, meaning that my presence, my words, my actions can help wake up another woman to her own purpose in life and begin to take the steps to live her best, most fully expressed life. The results of this motivation are that my kids get to watch their mom grow a business from nothing and see what hard work, a purpose, and dedication can bring you. I get to teach them that when you lead with heart, you are living out your greatest purpose in this life: to create a beautiful world for others.
What is the best mom advice you can give?
To make time and space for you every day. This might mean that you have to get up earlier than your kids and go to bed earlier so you’re not exhausted. But, we are expected, whether that’s from our family, society, or we put the pressure of perfection on ourselves, to show up in really big ways in our lives and we CANNOT do that effectively if we don’t show up for ourselves first. Fill your own cup. Take time in the morning to have your cup of coffee, breathe in and out deeply, and write down 5 things you’re grateful for (and maybe an affirmation or two!). Then maybe add on meditation so you can go inward and be with your soul. Do a yoga class. Whatever that time of peace looks like for you, do it! Don’t wait until the end of the day when you’ve already given everything you have to everyone else. Show up for you first and you’ll see a noticeable difference in the way you show up for everyone else.