Back in 2001 I decided to participate in a weekend workshop on Ayurveda, given by a great physician, and now dear friend that has also been my doctor for more than 20 years.
What he shared was so shockingly coherent to me that it turned my life around; I took a leave of absence from college and only one month after I began a year-long program in Ayurvedic Studies at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
That year changed my life.
I became an Ayurvedic Practitioner.
I learned, embodied, experimented, the meaning of health, the importance of our lifestyle, the quality of our food, and of organic agriculture.
I reconnected to my spirituality, and opened myself to a broader and more holistic perspective, to say the least. That’s also when I was introduced to natural skincare by a dear friend who swapped my conventional lip balm –made from petrolatum and synthetic fragrances- for a Dr. Hauschka’s lip balm.
Later, I pursued a very successful and fruitful corporate career working for Procter & Gamble, I just couldn’t resist the idea of exploring sustainability and business. I worked with my Ayurvedic doctor for a couple years in the development of a line of biodynamic herbal remedies, and dermatological products deepening my understanding of health and salutogenesis -a medical approach focusing on factors that support human health and well-being as opposed to just treating the symptoms of disease.