When I was quite young, my family experienced a “health revolution.” As my mother learned more about holistic health and how to take care of her body naturally, she began to change the way our family ate. We had always been an active family, so it seemed that diet was the missing component for us.As I look back, I can see how huge of a gift my mother gave us. In the 80s and 90s, Handi Snacks’ “Crackers and Cheez” were all the lunchbox rage, and I had apples and pears instead. She also taught me the value of valuing myself and taking care of myself.
My mother is one of the hardest workers I know. My father became seriously ill, leaving mom to be the sole provider for our family. She brought home the bacon (figuratively), but also provided for her family emotionally as well. I still remember watching her deal with the stress of owning her own business, juggling sports practice and doctors appointments and being in awe that one woman could do so much. I also remember her making a point of taking the time to get her nails done. It seemed like such an insignificant thing to do, and I think that sometimes she felt guilty spending that time and money on herself, but she needed it. It was a small way to help her relax and feel good about herself.
After college, I started a career in interior design. I loved what I did and how it allowed me to utilize the creative part of my brain, but my heart wasn’t in it. After a short stint in Europe, I started over and began a new career in retail management. I loved helping people feel good about themselves and choose beautiful clothing, but I wasn’t quite there yet.
Now, I feel so honored to be a part of The Dragontree where I get to help facilitate healing, rest, and renewed energy for others in my community of Boulder. I enable others to feel good about their bodies, relax, and love themselves and others more. It is surreal sometimes that I get paid to do this. I am so thankful for the journey that has lead me here. I am grateful to have a mother who taught me the foundation of healthy living and how to take care of myself. I am thankful to have worked with so many creative colleagues (and clients!) and impact their lives in a positive way. I can see how there were so many different events that happened in my life to prepare me for the role I play today.
I am so excited to help make Boulder a more peaceful place through The Dragontree Spa. I could not be more blessed to work with such an amazing, talented, caring staff and am ecstatic to see what the future holds!
Editors note: The Boulder Weekly is doing Best of Boulder! We would so appreciate it if you could take the time to vote for The Dragontree for best: massage, acupuncture, skin care, day spa and bath and body shop. Thank you! thank you! Thank you!