#SelfLoveSymphony is a campaign that spreads positivity and encourages us to find happiness in ourselves. When life is stressful and when every update on social media is about political unrest and unveiled prejudice, it’s hard to locate self-love, motivation and the time for wellness and good health.

Sure, there are new year’s resolutions that focus on making time for y-o-u, but these only come with temporary solutions (and a lot of pressure to be better, based on the standards of others). Self-love and self-care are long-term commitments and #SelfLoveSymphony encourages participants to share those practices, while also promoting their importance with others on social media.

Indeed, we need to unite and take action against this culture of hate, a culture in which so many marginalized groups have been living. However, if we’re not strong, how will we fight back? In order to kick ass, we must also focus on improving personal wellness.

In a world filled with darkness, we must remember that love conquers all and that small changes within ourselves and our own lives have the power to leave long-lasting impact for generations now and in the future.

Photo by: Amanda Urbanski Creative Photography.

WHAT: #SelfLoveSymphony will run on Twitter and Instagram throughout the month of February 2017, beginning on the first of that month. It’s a celebration of self-love and self-care with one purpose: to make positive noise.

HOW: Take and post photos of how you practice self-love and self-care. Then, hashtag #SelfLoveSymphony on Twitter or Instagram, while also tagging @AQuarterYoung. You will be entered into a draw to win one of 16 prizes. Winners will be announced on Twitter and Instagram, respectively, on March 1, 2017. Winners will be required to email A Quarter Young with their first and last name, so we can provide them their prize and connect them with our dedicated Giveaway Partners!

WHY: We want to get people talking about what makes them feel good, what keeps them motivated, what they practice in times of distress and how they continue to work towards making health and wellness the forefront of their success, strength and sovereignty. We want to flood the social media waves with positive messaging – but we can’t do it alone.

PARTNERS: #SelfLoveSymphony would not be possible without the support and dedication of our partners!


screen-shot-2017-01-28-at-7-47-17-pmDo Yoga With Me  is a website that offers high quality online yoga with hundreds of free streaming videos and audio meditations from a wide variety of teachers, styles and difficulty levels. The website, accessible anywhere, has an optional monthly subscription, which gives members access to their subscriber-only videos. Participants in #SelfLoveSymphony have the chance to win one of five monthly subscriptions to Do Yoga With Me.

Shecosystem Coworking and Wellness is giving away one free full-time monthly membership so the lucky winner can make self-care part of their business strategy for 2017. Shecosystem’s open, flexible space across from Christie Pits in Toronto is a home base for women who work independently but want to connect with an engaging sisterhood that values holistic wellbeing. A $280 value!

Shecosystem also wants to support campaign participants in making self-care part of their working life. Lucky winners could also be awarded with one of 10 passes to Shecosystem’s hump day Self-Care Circles. These circles will help participants hit their internal reset button though practical wellness rituals that will leave them feeling grounded, aligned and focused.


aucp_logo2_300jpgAmanda Ubranski Creative Photography (AUCP) is a commercial lifestyle and wedding photography brand. Amanda is also a yoga teacher, military wife + mama, currently located in the Ottawa Valley but available all over for commissions. Amanda is passionate about anchoring her clients’ identity through visual storytelling, for both couples and creatives. Her brand is focused on connections, being heartfelt, and celebrating nostalgia.

Amanda is donating creative content to #SelfLoveSymphony to help A Quarter Young promote the campaign, honour submissions and share news about contest winners.