Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IXUNSTOPPABLE WOMEN
Mika Bruin is a passionate podcaster, wellness advocate, successful entrepreneur, mother of three, lover of laughter and much more. Although she dreamed of being an Olympic ice skater or gymnast, the universe had an even brighter and more influential future for her.
Her career began at 18, when she worked as a receptionist at her mother’s nail school. This sparked an interest in attending nail school, which then led her to work in the nail industry for more than 10 years. At the age of 24, her mother and best friend, the light of her life, left this world. Upon her mother’s passing, she took over the salon, which she operated and managed for the next two years, before selling in 2012.
Her mother had been a very nurturing inspiration in her life. As Mika watched her over the years, she admired her mother’s hard work, which allowed her to achieve success. She was particularly impressed when she gave advice. This is because she actually listened to those who spoke to her. She was always fully present and authentic, even while enduring her trials.
As Mika overcame challenges and found peace with the passing of her mother, it create a shift in her life that would lead her on her destined path. Moments took place in her personal life, that lead her to see more natural avenues of healing. She discovered the incredible properties of essential oils, which she shares with others due to her own successful use.
In February 2020, she launched her podcast “Inspired Babes – Let’s Chat”. For years, those close to her have presented her with the idea of beginning her own Youtube channel or podcast. The idea really didn’t resonate with her, until a friend shared his own podcast. This provided Mika with the idea to create an outlet of diversity, where she could empower those with different life experiences, feelings and ambitions. Everyone who shared their stories to empower and heal those who listened.
As an empath, and someone who embraces all wholesome and loving things, Mika thrives because of her ability to see people for who they are to their very soulful cores. She not only sees their potential but also stands by their side to give them strength in finding their power to be raw and vulnerable. This will allow them to live passionate and creative lives, so they know that they are not alone on this life’s journey.
Awakening to My Journey
When Mika lost her mom at a very young age, she didn’t realize that it would be the start of a chain reaction that would cause a life awakening for her. Years later, after many trials and healing, the rug once again seemed to be pulled from underneath her. There was a pivotal eye-opening moment in her marriage, that completely altered the possibility of rectifying it. This led to a divorce and became a single mom. She was very unaware of the raw emotions she would soon face, and the profound impact it would have on her life. It was becoming very apparent to her that she had more healing to do. This required her to continue the journey of inner work. Those years of trials, and experiencing the lowest points of her life, created a space for her to be aware of her full potential as a woman and a mom. This has given her a sense of power, freedom, and love.