Name of Your Business
How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?
I love helping people!! Educating consumers about unsafe ingredients in personal care products allows me to help improve the health of individuals by reducing the toxic load on their bodies. It is very fulfilling for me to know I can impact someone’s life in a positive way by providing tools and information to make more informed purchasing decisions.
Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?
Really everyone is my ideal client; women, men and children. We all use personal care products every single day. Unbeknownst to the majority of consumers, most of these products contain ingredients linked to many health issues, including infertility, cancer and neurological toxicity. So everyone benefits from identifying ingredients that should be avoided.
What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?
Education is my passion!! I love talking to people about this issue, as it is not widely known among many people I speak with. I offer one on one counseling as well as group discussions where I provide in-depth information on ingredients. In addition, I provide clean, safe, high performing solutions with a wide variety of skincare, body care and cosmetics.
Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?
My Dad was a wonderful role model. He would do anything for his family, including working 3 jobs and moonlighting so he could provide a nice life for my mom, sister and I. My Dad’s work ethic had a lasting impact on me. I have always been a hard worker and committed to seeing a project through to the end, which I learned from him. He was a very positive person, and had a great sense of humor. Even though he worked a lot and we didn’t see him as often as we would have liked, he always made the most of the times we were together.
Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?
Little Compton, RI. This is one of my favorite places on earth. Spending a day here is so relaxing and the beautiful scenery always fills me up. The beach is never crowded, and I love bringing my chair, book and towel and curling up on the beach for a day.
Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?
Monthly massage, meditation and time with girlfriends.
How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?
Through photography! I love taking photos of beautiful scenery. I also enjoy photographing people when they don’t know I’m taking their picture. The candid shot is always a more interesting photo to me.
Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?
The Great Alone. This book was epic to many facets to this story. The descriptions of the Alaskan Wilderness are so vivid, you almost feel like you are there. Beauty, love, redemption, PTSD, patience, loyalty and the everlasting bonds of family and friends.
Favorite Movie and Why?
When Harry Met Sally. I could watch this movie all day – there’s nothing deep about it – just uplifting, happy and very funny.
“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?
Be Present in All Things and Be Thankful for All Things.
Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?
My two children! They are the world to me and I am so proud of the people they are in this world.
Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?
Your attitude is everything. The attitude you bring to any situation is going to determine the outcome of that situation. Keep it positive and positive things happen.
Advice to Younger Self?
Love yourself above all else, and don’t worry what other people think about you. Follow your heart.
What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?
My compassion and kindness. It not only makes me feel happy, I can see the impact it has on the lives of those around me. I truly believe in putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, not judging and showing kindness always.
Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?
Join!!! This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with so many like minded women. You’ll have a whole new group of friends!
Any Message You Have for Our Community?
I’m thrilled to be part of this community and I look forward to connecting with more of you at upcoming events!
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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:
You know by now that education is my passion! I would love to offer members a free one on one consultation, where I will share information on ingredients to avoid, go through your own products and determine safety, and provide you with tools to make more informed decisions when purchasing personal care and beauty products.