Women In Wellness: Roxy Rusek of Wanderess On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing

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8 min readJun 25, 2023

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The journey of healing is like a relationship — you will have the ebbs and flows — welcome it all as that’s how you become aware — it’s how you learn and master your own hero’s journey.

As a part of my series about women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Roxy Rusek.

Roxy is a Lifestyle Design Coach, Energy Healer, Biofield Tuning Practitioner, and the CEO of Wanderess — a lifestyle brand that prioritizes inner healing, spiritual growth, aesthetics, travel, and personal alchemy so that her clients can experience life to their fullest potential.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

Yes of course. To put it simply, if my life was a short story, it would be that of the “Alchemist.” The Alchemist traveling the world deeply exploring the treasure and magic we all have within.

For years, I traveled, experienced the world, and “tried on” many career hats. I saw first-hand the primary role that energetics played on our well-being, spaces, and the external environment. Now, within my work, I incorporate my spiritual knowledge, intuitive gifts, and energy healing (Biofield Tuning, Reiki, Breathwork, & Meditations) as well as my diverse professional background (interior design, event planning, home organization, and hospitality…to name a few) to truly “alchemize” and “transform” my clients lives. Each program, offering, and session is designed to help them live their best Wanderess life — in their hearts, spaces, and faraway places.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career? What were the main lessons or takeaways from that story?

For me, there isn’t really a starting moment. When I look back everything feels like a tapestry that got me to where I am today…feeling free, doing what I love, and helping people. It feels like I already have lived many lifetimes in my 38 years, and feel like there is still so much to come! I will however say that after the third round of quitting my job….I finally said NO MORE. So naturally for the last time, I quit yet another job that I was really good at but it wasn’t serving me — and I did what I always do. I bought a one-way ticket to Poland to see my family and then shortly after flew to Bali. A planned 3-week trip to Indonesia that turned into 4.5 months. It was there that I finally realized that I cannot keep making the same safe but unfulfilling career choices.

I also placed my focus on my inner healing — and started following the golden nuggets that keep presenting themselves to me — the random healing opportunities; the shaman who just happened to be disguised as a chef, the Reiki master who saw my gift and encouraged me to pursue a path of healing, the near-death experience I had, the breaking down of me — so that I could rise up and rebuild myself. This was when I dedicated myself and my life to healing and showing others the path to rediscovering themselves through healing.

It was all a tapestry of those experiences (and many more) that led me to NOW.

It has been said that our mistakes can be our greatest teachers. Can you share a story about a mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

Yes. I kept playing it safe. I felt guilty leaving my 9–5 each time. Because I owed to it my mom to pursue her and society’s standard of “success” and the path to advancement. Because I had a couple of college degrees in XYZ. When you realize you are making choices to subconsciously obtain the approval and acceptance of others — even your parents, spouse, etc. then you know you’re not in alignment. Sometimes it takes time and experience to figure out what you love and how you want to be of service in this world. It’s ok. Think about it, there are so many new paths today that didn’t exist years ago. Try things. Fail. Pivot. And realign. Because you’ll never know if you don’t try it. Don’t leave any of your stones unturned. And follow your what I like to call “wanderosity” — your curious heart and childlike state of wander +wonder. Let your thing light you up.

Let’s jump to our main focus. When it comes to health and wellness, how is the work you are doing helping to make a bigger impact in the world?

Put simply — my work helps release you out of your inner shackles and stagnancy, it helps you heal, and brings you back into coherence in your heart — the highest frequency. I help people break down and rebuild in the 360 degrees of life — because everything is energy, we are energy, and when we work on freeing our energy and channeling in a way that is more deliberate, conscious, and sparks joy — that’s when life becomes fulfilling.

Can you share your top five “lifestyle tweaks” that you believe will help support people’s journey towards better well-being? Please give an example or story for each.

  1. Pay attention to your energy and act accordingly. Your body, thoughts, feelings, and emotions are constantly giving you information. Listen. And make space to listen. We are living in a society where hustle, grind, and productivity have become the primary focus. But tap into the “heal and grow” instead of the “hustle and grind” and your life will start to look very differently.
  2. Revisit your own foundation — ask yourself what you want, and whether you’re on the path of having it and living it. If you’re not….change course. So many of my clients are going through life changes at the moment….breakups, new jobs, new homes, taking time off for the first time in their life, and traveling long-term for the first time. Big life changes as such really have a way of showing you the foundation you stand on, and more often than not, it wasn’t a solid foundation to begin with.
  3. Don’t be afraid to communicate, ask for what you want — in your relationship with the universe, with your spouse, family, etc. Speak out — The more you hold in what you want to say, the more it will accumulate tension in your body — over time it will create this buildup and fear of speaking up and expressing your needs. Go back and notice if that happens to you — and where it may have begun. (CLUE: most likely in your childhood.
  4. Declutter Your Life — start in the physical (your home, your office, in the garage, paperwork, clothes) then start thinking about what behaviors, routines, relationships, and thoughts need decluttering. Purging is such an important process in life, but we often bury ourselves in distractions rather than looking at the root. This goes for physical things and our subconscious behaviors.
  5. You will find your answers in the patterns. So what is your pattern that keeps you locked in a certain behavior, thought, or emotion? You can change the cycle when you recognize those patterns so it may seem like the same scenarios are showing up for you in life, the same relationships with a different face, the same beliefs that keep you stuck from taking a leap into a new job, or that dream project, or a breakup, or a sabbatical. You may forget the pattern or the lesson but it will keep showing up until you learn it. Be kind to yourself in those moments. Realizing you’re reliving the same lesson can be tough to see. Furthermore, even tougher to face knowing that it’s happening and feeling helpless because you just can’t seem to get off the merry-go-round. Practice compassion, and this is when you get more support because it can often be difficult to see the root of that pattern from your own perspective.

What are your “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started” and why?

  1. Never lose yourself when other people tell you what you need to do to get to where you want to be.
  2. Getting to know yourself in body, mind, and spirit is the best gift that you can give yourself.
  3. The journey of healing is like a relationship — you will have the ebbs and flows — welcome it all as that’s how you become aware — it’s how you learn and master your own hero’s journey.
  4. Pay attention to your inner voice, there are 3 –

#1 YOUR INTUITION and connection to HIGHER WISDOM;

#2 The what people may call “SABOTEUR” — that voice that keeps you safe and stuck in your routine, it was created once to keep you safe — it may be hindering you but it was meant to protect you — try to forgive it;

#3 The INNER SHADOW — the “you’re not good enoughs,” the old programs that want to keep you small as they take advantage of your life wounds.

MASTER ALL 3.

You will learn and you will forget some lessons. You will have moments when you have to relive the lessons until you work out that inner muscle so that you become resilient to the lesson at hand. Welcome that lesson and allow it to give you strength and fuel — not the resentment for having to learn and live it over and over again.

Sustainability, veganism, mental health, and environmental changes are big topics at the moment. Which one of these causes is dearest to you, and why?

For me connecting back to the elements, nature, the environment, and the healing frequency of the earth is dearest to my heart. The more the earth heals, we heal, and vice versa. So all of those topics — to me are interconnected. Really returning to nature, caring for nature, eliminating trash, and decreasing consumption of “things” is huge. We don’t need more things…we need more nature, trees, gardens, permaculture, sustainability. When we realize we have paradise at our fingertips and it’s dying because we’re trashing it more — when we realize natural resources are gone then it’s too late. There is a Cree Indian Proverb attributed to Chief Seattle (c.1786–1866) — “When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money.” This is the time to heal and evolve as humanity.

What is the best way for our readers to further follow your work online?

You can follow me on Instagram @I.am.wanderess and visit my website www.wanderess.me for my work.

Thank you for these fantastic insights! We wish you continued success and good health.

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