Hey Hey! I’m Batty.
And no, I’m not “crazy” — unless you consider rebelling against the mainstream beauty, cosmetics & skin care industry to be “crazy.” In which case, I’m completely certifiable.
If you’re reading these words, you’ve probably already read the story of how Batty’s Bath began — and how I ended my lifelong struggle with acne, with hand-crafted botanicals and an internal wellness plan.
I know from personal experience – which you can get a little peek at here – that the way your skin looks does affect your self-esteem. There’s no escaping that reality.
But there are lots of other things — dark, terrible things — that can pierce your self-esteem, as well. Things like cruel teasing & bullying, at school. Domestic abuse. Debilitating auto-immune disorders* — and random acts of violence.
All of which, unfortunately, I’ve experienced, too. Maybe it’s fate, destiny, my life calling — or just bad luck. But for whatever reason, I’ve become an expert at dealing with unexpected trauma, picking up the pieces — and surviving. These days, I spend my daylight hours making beautiful botanical-based delights and guiding radiant souls to their perfect-for-them skincare + wellness plan.
And while my work is light & bubbly on the surface, if you look a little closer, there’s a bigger mindset-shifting message that you were divinely lead here to receive:
You are not a victim … of anything.
You are a survivor. And always will be.
You are a strong, courageous, capable human being.
You are empowered, free, and radiant.
You are beautiful, brave,
and the BEST kind of batty.
I hope that every time you pop over to my blog, join me during one of our live pow wows, browse through my shop, or lather one of my products onto your body, those words echo in your mind & heart. Because they’re true. For me. And for you.
Thank you for being open to hearing this message, for taking it to heart, but most importantly, thank you for seeking to connect with your naturally abundant radiance. When we each connect with our inner radiance, we create a space of love, acceptance, and freedom.
Go be sudsy, happy & free – while loving deeply and scrubbing gently.
OK! That was pretty heavy. I’m going to wrap this up with a few happy tidbits & facts about my world.
(Nothing wrong with ending with a smile).
I live in a rambling house with my rescue dogs, and a sprawling herb & vegetable garden. (If I ruled the world, we’d live waaaaay out in the country. Or the middle of the forest. Someday!)
I am a complete & total Internet nerd — the kind who loiters in online forums, gets lost down a rabbit hole of links, and spends many happy hours on Pinterest. No shame!
I am blessed with a powerful lineage of women, in my family. My mom, aunt & both grandmas are passionate environmentalists who taught me how to live in attunement with the seasons (and play in the dirt). Mother Nature is my sanctuary & teacher. I need to feel the sun on my back, every day.
I have multi-colored hair that is perpetually changing — lately, it’s been violet & indigo! Next up … who knows?;)
In the not-so-distant past, I worked at an animal rescue facility. It was demanding & tiring work — but I loved it. I’m so proud that I’m able to donate a portion of my income from Batty’s Bath to a number of furry-creature-saving organizations — including my former employer, the Ontario SPCA!
I’ve completed several rounds of post-secondary education including psychology, fine art, and animal care. (In case you’re wondering, I’m an ISFP and an enneagram type 4).
I have a blog. It’s not perfect or always “on topic”, but it aims to be helpful, and occasionally I post little confessions — if you’re looking for a cozy corner of the Internet to explore, on a rainy Sunday afternoon, here it is.:)
I love to help inspire people with motivation and creativity! More info can be found in my media and speaking kit at jamiesabot.com
* Wondering which disorders I’m referring to? It’s a question that comes up a lot, so I’ve added this little note so nobody is left in the dark 😉 I’ve been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia and endometriosis. Occasionally I blog or vblog about my experience (here’s a video about my life with AS).
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