Hello, fellow readers! Welcome to The Listen Blog: a space where you can find highlights and insights from The Listen Podcast, hosted by Kate Jetmore. This post focuses on Season Two, a series of interviews featuring members of the international wellness community. Here, we take an honest look at how to find a healthy balance in life. Enjoy!
Olga and Pavan Gulati: Juno Health & Wellness
Our guests for our first interview in this bundle are Olga and Pavan Gulati, who in 2014 launched Juno Health & Wellness. Their goal is to promote integrative wellness using a holistic approach through educational courses and retreats. They provide their clients with specific tools they can use to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Olga, having survived an eating disorder herself, gives us some insightful reflections on how the birth of her daughter and the founding of Juno Health & Wellness inspired her to overcome her own illness. Today, she supports others in their search for balance. She and her husband Pavan also take us through their creative process and the first steps they took when founding their company. Having lived in San Francisco and Colombia, they now live in Alicante, Spain. To learn more, you can visit their website: https://www.junohealthandwellness.com.
“Let’s just jump! We’ll figure it out when we land.”
Sacha Jones: Stiggly Holistics
Sacha, who was born in South Wales, moved to New York City at a young age to work as an au pair. There, she discovered a sense of freedom and opportunity she had never experienced before. She found that she could reinvent herself and there, in the city where everything seems possible, she founded Stiggly Holistics.
Suffering from asthma and other health issues, she tried to figure out how to get back on her feet and be healthy again. In this way, she discovered that being healthy has not only a physical side, but also an emotional aspect. She takes a holistic perspective when treating her clients, focusing on cleansing and nourishing the body and the soul.
“This is my life blood. This is healing me”.
She works with individuals, couples, and groups of varying sizes. Her focus is on enjoying the process and eliminating the false belief that having a healthy life means saying “no” to certain things. Instead, she says yes to many wholesome and nourishing alternatives. After all, it’s about having fun, right? You can find Sacha at https://www.stiggly.com
Dolka Lina Vásquez: Dolkalicious
Dolka is a cheerful and friendly Colombian woman with a lot of energy! Currently, she teaches Spanish in Richmond, Indiana, but before that, Dolka owned a small business selling food, juices and smoothies. Over time, she not only nourished the locals, but she also built a small community around her.
Driven by her desire to improve her English when she arrived in the States, Dolka started browsing through the books that she could find; namely, cookbooks! These cookbooks sparked such joy in her, that with time she ended up opening her own establishment: Dolkalicious!
There, in the heart of Richmond’s historic district, she started off by selling fruit juices and smoothies three days a week. Eventually, she began to sell wholesome, home-cooked meals and earned a place in the hearts of the people who would go and eat at her beautiful, cozy restaurant.
“How I cook for my family is how I cook for my customers”.
Today, as a teacher, she continues to cook and bring food to her students. If you want to find out more about Dolka and Dolkalicious, go ahead and tune in! She even shares some of her cooking hacks… What are you waiting for? Click here!
What did you think of Season Two? Have you ever found yourself looking for inspiration to eat better or have a more balanced lifestyle? If you have an experience you’d like to share, or if you have an idea for a future season, please reach out to us on social media. We’d love to hear from you!
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