The Healthy Vibe

About: A store which aims to provide everything you need to live your optimum healthy life
Available At: Valley Mall, 1 Mount Bernard Avenue, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, A2H 6Y5, 306 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1C 1B8, 344 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada A1X 7A3.
Tel: 709-634-6101 (Corner Brook), 709-753-6101 (St. John’s), 709-834-6644 (Conception Bay South)

The Healthy Vibe aims to make healthy, lower-footprint living, easy.  The family-owned, community-centred enterprise started in 1999 in Corner Brook, by entrepreneur Paulette Fudge, and now almost two decades later, Megan Kennedy, daughter of Paulette, and her husband run two of the three locations.

The Healthy Vibe seeks and sells good-for-you goods that can be hard to find in smaller centres. They look for locally-made and Canadian products first, but bring in products from all over the world.  Each store is different and caters to their community and Megan and husband aspire to create an atmosphere where people feel like they are listened to and their needs are met.  For instance, the downtown store recently expanded, and carries a larger selection of food and lifestyle products.  But all share the same healthy vibe – healthy foods, eco-friendly and recyclable products (bamboo toothbrushes, unbleached coffee filters, bees wax candles and recyclable razors), and nutritional supplements.

Interconnectedness is the message the Healthy Vibe continues to share. They promote a healthy mind, body and earth by providing products which are not only good for you, but also beneficial to the environment.

One of their latest initiatives at the Water Street, St. John’s location is ‘Kombucha on tap’. Megan Kennedy says, “People love the kombucha!  It’s a fermented, tasty, non-alcoholic beverage that we sell directly from the kombucha keg. We encourage people to bring their own mason jars (and it costs less that way!). This reduces waste from disposable cups, it also provides people with an alternative to the usual beverages’.

The Healthy Vibe is looking forward to collaborating with other individuals and groups to continue to grow the community of healthy and environmentally conscious living.