Welcome to Real Women Wednesday
Yay! RWW is back and better than ever. This series was created to empower, inspire and connect women around the world. Every Wednesday a new Q&A with a remarkable woman who I’ve connected with and/or admire appears on my blog. It’s my way of showing the beauty that is being a woman. The empathy, soft and powerful sides of us that need to be celebrated.
It’s about growing our sisterhood and developing the understanding that all women are divine beings and we were put on this earth to share our wisdom, empower others and live out our wildest dreams.
This Wednesday’s woman is Harmony Mir. I first met Harmony when I walked into her Chiropractic clinic in hopes of getting my back sorted out. I quickly realized this friendly (& bubbly) woman was not only an AMAZING chiropractor, but she was also an east coast babe all the way from Newfoundland. We became fast friends like all east coasters living on the west coast do and I feel so lucky to know her.
Harmony has a kind soul. When you’re in a room with her, you automatically feel happier. It’s like this multi-coloured aura surrounds her. I love spending time with Harmony because her words always have a deeper meaning to them and if you’re lucky, she’ll sing for you. She has an incredible voice.
Meet Harmony Mir!
When you think about yourself & who you are… what 3 words come to mind?
1. Resilient, 2. Conscientious, 3. Loyal
Wherever mom is. We moved a lot in my younger years, but as my brother and I started
extending our education home was wherever mom was. For a large portion of my childhood
home was St. John’s, NL but now home is Kelowna, BC. They say home is where the heart is
and I’ve come to learn that for me, that is where my family is.
Share something about yourself that might surprise people
I’m a closeted Introvert. I am extroverted all day at work but when on my own and outside the
workplace, I really love my alone time. I’ve learned to love my own company and I gain energy
from having alone time. When people meet me they see someone who is outgoing and social,
but when on my own, I enjoy quiet time.
Where do you feel the happiest?
There are very few people who I am as comfortable around them as I am alone, my mother
being one of those people. I would definitely say I am happiest when with her and my brother. I
am also very happy when making music, especially when singing. I play a bunch of instruments,
but for some reason singing still feels the best. I’ve always felt so blessed that I could soothe
myself when I needed through music.
How do you form meaningful positive friendships without it turning into competition/
I’m selective. We’ve all had “those” friends who we wonder if they are really even our friend.
This was the lesson of my 20’s to be honest. Now I’m just patient and selective of who I let in.
My list may have shortened, but the quality truly outweighs the quantity. I’ve also learnt to just
be grateful for whatever is presented to my life and take things lightly. There’s a saying: A
reason, a season, a lifetime. Some people come into your life for a reason, some for a season
and others for a lifetime. My outlook is….whatever the reason, season or lifetime a person may
enter my life, it’s all a gift and I choose to enjoy it. If it becomes negative or competitive, then it
just wasn’t meant to last a lifetime and that’s ok…I still see it as a gift.
What do you do to improve your mental health and grow as a woman?
I constantly challenge my mind and try to grow my mind and as a person as a whole. I spent
over a decade in University and practice as a Chiropractic Doctor in my clinic, Harmony
Chiropractic Clinic in Kelowna, BC. I am known by my friends as a seminar junkie…in that I am
constantly trying to expand my knowledge in seminars and conferences geared towards
Chiropractic but also in personal growth.
Outside of this I read, a ton! Last year I made it my mission to read 365 research articles in the year, allowing myself to read at least 1 article a day. I love reading books that teach me things about myself and find myself often reaching out to friends for new book suggestions. With all my years of study, no one has helped me grow as a woman more than my mom. She has this innate ability to keep it real with me at all times.
Although her honesty and opinions can be a lot at times, I do appreciate her for it since she
says the stuff I need to hear. When I need to be checked, she never hesitates to rise to the
occasion and I am lucky for it.
Tell me about a woman that inspires you
My grandmother (mothers mom) was the most inspiring woman I have ever known. She was a
strong woman who thought for herself and wasn’t afraid to stand up for women. She lived in Iran
at a time where women were discouraged to work or do “men’s” jobs.
Instead, she became a professor of computer science and was really quite bad-ass if I do say so myself. She always inspired and encouraged me to never let anyone set my limits. She would say there isn’t
anything a woman cannot do…but to always remember to wear my lipstick while doing it. It was
her way of saying women are capable of everything but they should never sacrifice their grace as that’s what sets them apart as women.
If you could tell a woman one thing, what would you say to her?
I would tell her, “keep up the great work!” I would encourage her to keep doing a great job at
whatever it is she is doing and to keep rising. It doesn’t matter what she does, whether she is a
mom, Entrepreneur, student, Doctor, or all the above, I’d applaud her for being great! I think we
I think we need to help each other as women through encouragement and positive affirmations when it is
warranted. Brave women before us fought for us to do amazing things and this is our time as
women to shine! I mean there are more female CEO’s of fortune 500 companies than ever, 70% of Iran’s science and engineering students are women and the recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found 126 million women either starting or running businesses, and 98 million women were operating established businesses….just to name a few examples of our rad abilities. We have to be supportive of each other when we have amazing women like Eleanor Rosevelt, Gloria Steinem, Coco Chanel, Betty Friedan, Maya Angelou, Sheryl
We have to be supportive of each other when we have amazing women like Eleanor Rosevelt, Gloria Steinem, Coco Chanel, Betty Friedan, Maya Angelou, Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai, and of course….Oprah. It’s our time so I would lead with encouragement so that she knows she is doing great and that she is in fact, enough.
How would you define the word “woman”?
What words of wisdom did someone important share with you?
“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”
Hello, Molly here. I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Harmony for taking part in RWW and answering these questions. When I told my boyfriend Matthew about RWW, the first words out of his mouth were “Harmony would be a great Real Women Wednesday.” He was totally right. I really admire Harmony because of the time she spends helping others, educating herself and being a crazy successful career woman. She’s booked months in advance! If you’re ever in need of a chiropractor, visit Harmony Chiropractic Clinic. And, if you ever have the chance to meet Harmony, listen to her words, she always has something meaningful to say.
Thank you, Harmony, for being part of my Real Women Wednesday series.
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