We are honored to share that Gwenn Shimizu, Regional Director of Sego Lily Spas in Utah, recently raised funds on behalf of Eminence Kids Foundation. This heartfelt effort by Eminence Organic Skin Care spa partners like Sego Lily confirms that we are touching lives and opening eyes to the benefits of organic nutrition. People like Gwenn, who see giving as a personal core value, are dedicated in their effort to make a difference. Gwenn’s positive energy and outlook are both inspiring and contagious. We asked her a few questions to learn more about her influential work and her connection with the Eminence Kids Foundation.
What inspired you to give to the Eminence Kids Foundation?
It really began with the Eminence Organic Skin Care family. I adore everyone I have ever met from Eminence and the support they have given me both professionally and personally. I’m also a huge believer in the power that healthy foods have in healing our bodies. Supporting amazing genuine people, such as Eminence Kids’ founder Boldijarre Koronczay, doing amazing things was an easy decision!
How “Giving” Gives Back To Each of Us
What special moments have you experienced since you became involved with philanthropy through your spa business, Sego Lily?
Witnessing the surprise in people when they start to see just how easy it can be and how good it feels to give. Whether that means donating linens to a local rescue, donating their services to a cancer patient, or going to volunteer at the local Ronald McDonald House. I love seeing people have that shift and have the ‘that was really cool’ breakthrough moment.
What type of people inspire you?
Anyone that has found their passion or purpose in life. I just love interacting with anyone that exudes that. Regardless of topic, sometimes it’s a barista about coffee, sometimes it’s an artist, an athlete — whatever it is, I love seeing people’s hearts sing. I want that.
What’s your personal wellness philosophy?
For me, it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress. That progress comes from mindfulness and an ongoing conversation with myself. Figuring out what makes me and my body happy and healthy, and honoring it. Whether that is listening to a TED talk, recognizing when I need sleep, being on a trail in the mountains, getting a massage, crossing accomplishments off a list, good healthy food, turning up the music… It’s all wellness.
Dedication to the Future of Eminence Kids
What are your hopes for the future of the Eminence Kids Foundation?
Growth and sustainability. It’s absolutely something that I want to continue contributing to and being a part of. I encourage people to hop on the Eminence Kids website and see how to be involved. I often feel businesses are looking for a non-profit component, but they get intimidated by how hard it can feel to set something up. If you don’t have the time or resources to come up with your own ideas, connect with Eminence Kids. I truly see the Eminence Kids Foundation as a win for anyone that is involved in any way.
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The Eminence Kids Foundation is active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, discussing the benefits of organic nutrition, sharing untold, heartfelt stories and more. As well, a portion of the sales from every Eminence Organic Skin Care product you purchase supports the Eminence Kids Foundation.