We recently spoke to expert health and wellness coach, Vivian Carmody. Vivian started her company, Vida Wellness, as a way to empower her clients to live a life that focuses on clean living and wellness. When we asked her about her beauty and wellness journey this is what she had to say...
What is your daily beauty and wellness routine?
The first thing I do every morning is pray. It’s my way of starting each day with a thankful heart and expressing gratitude. For my morning skincare routine, I use Beutycounter products. It’s important for me to use clean products that won't disrupt my endocrine system. I sleep on Silked I love the feel. I’m spoiled now, I can’t sleep on anything else.
What does beauty and wellness mean to you?
Beauty can be many things. It's being a kind person, it's a funny sense of humor, it's a confidence and strength to overcome obstacles. After a breast cancer diagnosis, I lost my breasts, my ovaries, my uterus and the hair on my head. Everything that I identified with as beautiful and as a woman was no longer part of me. It was a challenging and frightening time, but I managed to find beauty in my journey and my beauty within.
Wellness, on the other hand, requires many things. For me, a balance of good nutrition ( eating/ drinking clean), exercise, spiritual well being ( faith), optimism and forgiveness have helped me achieve wellness.
I'm a cancer survivor and now a health coach helping others heal, stay well and find their own true beauty.
What inspires you?
My daughters inspire me. I look at them blossoming into strong young women and am inspired to live a clean life, be a kinder person and be a good role model for my girls.
About Vivian Carmody:
Vivian is a certified wellness coach. She is a wife and mother of two girls and a breast cancer survivor. She is a licensed RN with expertise in emergency medicine. A breast cancer diagnosis propelled her transformation from emergency medicine into a holistic health care provider, coaching wellness and prevention. She also is a board member for the WunderGlo Foundation which strives to eradicate colon cancer.
Vivian is also a representative for Scout and Cellar and BeautyCounter. All a part of her healthy and clean lifestyle.