The HavenTree box was born out of necessity.
Business partners and friends Meredith and Tresa are evangelical about self care -- because they rely on it themselves.
Self-described “busy broads,” they initially bonded over their shared health complications and the special needs and disabilities of their children. Those shared experiences made Tresa and Meredith firm adherents to the “airplane rule:” putting your own oxygen mask on first to be better able to help anyone else. Dispersed among business strategy talk, their text threads reveal repeated reminders to each other. “Take another day to rest! You’ll be more functional and make the time up anyway!” “How’s [your son] doing after his surgery? Have you taken a shower in the last week? Let me recommend a dry shampoo!” “Is gluten [your daughter’s] only allergy? I’m sending snacks.”
Juggling families, entrepreneurship and their own health issues mean that they have had to find a system that works, and works for the long haul. Self care is a way of life for them.
HavenTree is a product developed by Tresa and Meredith’s company, Abish Media, SPC. Abish Media is organized as a Social Purpose Corporation in the state of Washington.
This designation allows them to prioritize a social mission over profit margins, and make its choices based on what will advance our social mission. It supports organizations that benefit anti-racist efforts, religious freedom, physical and mental health care access, LGBTQ rights, feminism, disability rights, and military veterans.