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Alumni Profile: Irina McKenzie - Circular Economy Fashionista

Alumni Profile: Irina McKenzie - Circular Economy Fashionista

Irina came to Canada with a background in law and retail, and a love of fashion and the environment. She was also done with a regular career. She turned a lay off at work into the springboard she needed to jump into a new life as an entrepreneur. Read how she made the leap and is now leading the conversation and taking action in textile recycling and reuse in Metro Vancouver with her three ventures.

A Hard Truth to Swallow

A Hard Truth to Swallow

We're sharing Groundswell alumnus Conlan Mansfield's latest blog post on handling the totality of your dream: the costs and the benefits, the hardships and the fulfilment.  Find the original post on his ventures's website: Feral Strength and Conditioning.  

The real test isn't whether or not you can handle what you enjoy about your vision - rather, it's can you handle the costs of your vision.

The quality of your life is NOT determined by the quality of your positive experiences, but of your negative ones. And to get good at dealing with those experiences is to truly live your dream and to love your life.