Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kelly Weichsel-Arya, co-founder of Plant Yourself Healthy, located in Armonk, NY, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We created Plant Yourself Healthy to assist people who either worry about developing a chronic health condition due to their family history or lifestyle choices or people who are grappling with a chronic disease diagnosis. We teach people that their genes are not their destiny, and making simple lifestyle changes using a whole food plant-based diet can positively impact your health and longevity. We promote Lifestyle Medicine.

Tell us about yourself

We are a partnership, so we found each other because we were both similarly enthusiastic about spreading the word about the whole food plant-based lifestyle and Lifestyle Medicine. We get along very well and are always excited about each new endeavor we plan.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Having sincere gratitude from our clients who see big lab changes and their health improve with sustainable lifestyle changes. Everyone from tweens to the elderly.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Not getting constantly distracted with the "shiny stuff" that makes you lose focus on what you want to do and also keeping up with all the things you have to do to get established with lots of subscribers.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Stay true to who you are. Your values and ethics and keeping greed and profit where they need to stay. Keep learning from your mistakes, and know it's a marathon, not a sprint.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

It's good to have a mentor to whom you can refer with questions.

Where can people find you and your business?


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