1. Welcome to FHGC! Thank you for joining us. Tell me about yourself and what keeps you blooming in your purpose?
I have always been an entrepreneur and an artist at heart. I love to create–whether it’s decorating, entertaining, drawing, or anything DIY. When I was laid off from my corporate job, I took it as an opportunity to use my creative abilities in an entrepreneurial way. I saw it as a sign, a blessing in disguise. As they say, “when one door closes, another door opens,” and I am a firm believer in that. A closed door gave me the opportunity to follow my passion for creating… and through Strength, Inspiration,
2. What does wellness mean to you, in one word?
3. How are you balancing wellness in your everyday life?
I know that wellness has different meanings for different people. For me, it’s about being happy, feeling content and having peace in my life. The past few years have been a journey for me. One of transformation. I had to deal with my dad’s passing, a separation after almost 20 years of marriage, and being a mom – all while growing a business. I’ve found that taking time for myself and focusing on personal growth is critical for my wellness. The work that I have done and continue to accomplish on my journey has brought me confidence, strength and peace in my life.
4. What’s an exciting accomplishment you have made so far on your wellness journey?
5. The FH lifestyle is about planting your health on higher ground. What is your biggest advice to someone who is on the path to flourishing heights?
With all of the challenges I was facing, in addition to the time I was dedicating to my business, I tended to put my health on the back burner. I would always say that once I got past this hurdle, then I’d go get that check up that I needed. Doctor’s appointments always seemed to fall to the bottom of my to do list. After hearing a friend’s story of breast cancer, I finally made it a priority to get a mammogram–and I had a scare. I am okay now, but it was definitely a wake up call and a learning lesson. I know that as women, we are innate caretakers, and my advise would be to take care of yourself first so you can be healthy enough to take care of others!