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Women In Wellness: “Take time and touch base with yourself” With Carolyn Harrington of Maty’s Healthy Products

Take time and touch base with yourself. This has become popular recently and is very helpful. I do it every morning for at least a half hour. By practicing mindfulness and connecting with myself, it puts me in a happier place for the rest of the day. It helps me stay grounded, centered and positive.

  • Take time and touch base with yourself. This has become popular recently and is very helpful. I do it every morning for at least a half hour. By practicing mindfulness and connecting with myself, it puts me in a happier place for the rest of the day. It helps me stay grounded, centered and positive.
  • Being active and keep moving. Being in shape effects your overall health, so it’s important to keep moving.
  • Being true to yourself and getting rid of inner conflict inside of you. I tend to be methodical in my thoughts and the way I do things. Many times, when I’m forced outside of my comfort zone, I start to feel uneasy. When you don’t live true to yourself, it can have a negative physical effect on your health. It may not show right away, but a physical effect can result a few days, weeks or even later in life.
  • Eating best for you. I’m not a nutritionist, but I’m not convinced there’s one diet that’s right for everyone. I’m vegetarian mostly. But my sons eat mainly meat. Find the right one for you but make sure it’s based on whole food and nothing processed.
  • Listen to your body. When you’re taking the time to touch base with yourself, your body will talk to you. If you learn to listen to it, you can get a lot out of it. I live in Boulder now and love hiking here. Sometimes, I’m hiking, and my hip will start hurting. That’s my body talking to me. I’ve learned to do something right from the start, instead of letting the condition continue. Your body might be telling you that you have too much stress, eating wrong, or too tired. If you start to re-adjust, that will help the ailment from continuing.
  • You’re required to play every roll. My husband and I like to say, ‘you’re in an orchestra and are required to play every instrument.’ This is what is required of you when you start your business. You’re suddenly an account expert, R&D, marketing, etc. It’s hard to be prepared for that. So if you are one who wouldn’t like to play every instrument, then maybe it is a sign this may not be for you.
  • Trust your gut. You’re not going to be the expert at everything. Trust those experts you hire but it’s more about trusting your gut and what feels right.
  • Capital. ‘Just double it.’ Double whatever you think you need. It is hard to predict ups and downs, so it is always helpful to assume you need more to help protect when there are downs.
  • Persist through adversities. You need to keep the end game in sight. When you take two steps forward, you may end up taking one step back. You need to keep plowing forward to your goal even when you hit a down.
  • Learn from the lows. In hindsight, starting a business is a roller coaster ride with high highs and low lows. I learned that there are reasons for the lows. It can be scary when it happens but, in a day, or two you realize there was a lesson to be learned.
  • Develop a relationship with a local bank early on. A relationship with a bank can really help. There might come a time when you need extra capital and if you don’t have a relationship with a bank, it can be hard to get capital right away.

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Dr. William Seeds

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon and physician, with over 22 years of experience, specializing in all aspects of sports medicine and total joint treatments