Wellness Community Member: Stacy Karen, Holistic Health Practitioner and Natural Skin Care Creator

Stacy Karen back and white headshotLet me introduce myself:
I’m Stacy Karen, a Holistic Health Practitioner, hobby herbalist, and natural skin care creator. Born and raised in Australia, I currently live in the USA with my husband and three kids.
This is what wellness means to me:
To me, wellness is creating space for the mind, body, and spirit to function optimally so we can become the best version of ourselves. It’s not about wanting to live forever or looking healthy on the outside, it takes into account our entire being, encompassing our inner and outer life as well as our living environment. When we live in wellness, we have the wonderful opportunity to develop our full potential and do the things most important to us.
I contribute to the wellness community by:
I strive to help women simplify wellness so they can create a healthy lifestyle without feeling overwhelmed. I do this through my website, courses, and ebooks, as well as hosting classes online and in my local community.
One item I cannot live without is:
I hate to say my phone, but it’s one tool that makes it very easy to stay in touch with my family back home in Australia. Maintaining those relationships is extremely important to me and I am thankful my phone provides a method for me to do that without a lot of complication.
I practice self care by:
Walking outside! It’s so simple, but it works wonders! A walk outside helps lift my spirits, makes my body feel good, and aids me in working through problems or making plans. If I take a friend or family member along, it’s a great opportunity for conversation too.
This is how I keep my wellness simplified:
Once I find something that works well for me and my family, I aim to stick with it and not continue to research endlessly for other options.
I have spent my fair share of time on Dr. Google and it can be a huge rabbit hole full of anxiety and confusion. It’s not that I don’t consider other options when they present themselves, but I am learning to let go and move on in order to release the mental tension and decision fatigue that comes with over-thinking. Embracing good-enough is a healthier way for me to live rather than striving for the perfection I once did.
This is what motivates me:
My kids. I want to be a good example for them and strive to demonstrate how to be a good steward of the health and resources we’ve been given. I also want to stay in optimal health in order to continue to enjoy life alongside them and stay around long enough to see what they decide to do with their own future.
Learn more about me on:
Instagram @NoFussNatural
Facebook @NoFussNatural
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Wellness Community Member: Sophia Ruiz, Wife, Mama + Wellness Enthusiast

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Let me introduce myself: Hey! I’m Sophia Ruiz, wife, mama to Isabel Grace, and wellness enthusiast.
This is what wellness means to me: For me, wellness is about feeling your best. I believe that when you feel better, you do better!
I contribute to the wellness community by: I have been apart of the wellness community for about four years now. Everyone I encounter has to sit through some wellness spiel while I talk to them about organic food and celery juice. I also run a wellness Instagram called Curve Wellness where I post simple science-based health tips.
One item I can’t live without:  I can’t live without my juicer! It makes my celery juice every morning.
My favorite self care practice: An essential oil epsom salt detox bath, yummy-smelling soy candles, face mask, and sea minerals salt scrub is my favorite way to take care of myself.
How I keep my wellness simplified: I like to look at wellness as a combination of sleep, nature, food, and fitness. If all these are good, you’re probably good!
This is what motivates me: Seeing other successful women in the wellness realm is a huge motivator for me. I love to see some girl bosses!
Learn more about me at:
My instagram @curvewellness is an insight into my daily wellness practices, food, with a few occasional pictures of my beautiful baby Isabel Grace!