We had the good fortune of connecting with Randi Keiser and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Randi, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It’s more complicated than just wanting to work for yourself. It was never about money for me. One of my instructors said to me, “keep heart set in the intention and the money will come.” He said he could see me passion. My intention has always been how can I help heal others from trauma and injury. Someone once said out minds are out biggest critics. And scientifically our subconscious is far more in control because we have been conditioned our whole life’s. As adults we get to reprogram and recondition ourselves. This is the greatest lesson. When I was pregnant I decided to go back to school to become a holistic healer. I had to choose between a holistic healer/midwife or a traditional medical doctor. I ended up learning a lot about the pressures of hospitals. I went with a midwife and delivered my own baby at home without any drugs. It was beautiful. Once I laid my eyes on my daughter I thought I needed to change the whole system. Our health care system is a last resort system designed to keep you sick by bandaging or masking problems instead of healing them. I quickly realized that nutrition is a big part of whole body health; mind, body, spirit. My daughter is 3 now and she had been meditating in the mornings with me since she was born. The point is I came to the conclusion that we aren’t taught in school about mental health or nutrition. So now I have a job where I can teach anyone to properly care for themselves which brings me wholeness and happiness. I owe it all the my kid, Lincoln.
What should our readers know about your business?
I like to think of my company as a safe haven. No one wants to go to the hospital for everything..they really shouldn’t. Doctor, no doubt, can “fix” you with pharmaceuticals or surgery. That’s the “quick fix” option which should be the very last option. Option number one is teaming up with Ascending Moon Massage & Botanicals and doing the work yourself. A lot of times pharmaceuticals and surgery won’t work anyways. So, what makes us different is that we are going to educate you to be able to heal yourself and take your health into own hands. This is very important to be an independent and self sustaining person. I’m most proud/excited about changing health care overall. I’m currently learning herbalism which will be so much fun to incorporate in healing sessions. I faced a lot of challenges being a single mother with a new born baby. Finding time to work for someone else 40 hours a week, be a mother, and I also had to clock myself in 40 hours a week for my company. That’s my best advice for starting you’re own business. You have to work twice as many hour and you HAVE to clock yourself in and hold yourself accountable, you won’t sleep much but if you want it bad enough you’ll make it happen so hold on to your passion and your dreams will come true. You won’t just work that hard and not get anything back, I promise you that. That’s where “if there’s a will, there’s a way,” comes from. Trust me you have what it takes. If you don’t believe in yourself, come see us for meditation and we can get you in control of your mind, self doubts and insecurities. I can also recommend a handful of amazing life coaches. Austin Rowe, Shannon Grace, Matt Shikir, Mike Aidela, Ashley Novak, Matt Michalek. Love them all with a passion. Be sure to reach out and lean on your community, a neighbor, family, friends and especially strangers. There is no way anyone is getting through life alone. Human connection is the most valuable lesson in life and it’s where love blossoms.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had to show the Denver area off to my friends visiting I’d take them to boulder for a hike, we’d get sushi on Pearl street. Another day we would play disc golf at beaver ranch or fly fish the south Platte river. Follow up with vegan ice cream at Sweet Action or a cocktail at Sputnik on south Broadway. Billards at Gerald’s in the Rhino district is a must. Dinner or lunch at Denver Central Market in Rhino is a must. Coffee at Nurture in the highlands is the best! Also, a great place for healing. Forest Room Five is in my neighborhood of Lohi. Paddle boarding in Georgetown is how we would finish up the week with a nice hot spring soak at Indian Hot springs. There are so many beautiful places to go and see. Denver is my love.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank Tyler Cox my graphic designer for making my ideas come to life and overall branding. Thanks to Mike Aidala for shooting the most beautiful photographs for marketing. Thanks to my buisness coach Matt Michalek! Thanks to my friends and colleagues for the endless support.. Alana Ortiz, Ashley Novak, Taylor Khoury, Taylor Rodriguez, Ryan Cecil, Mackenzie Koss, Dave Momper, Eric Hinman. Sorry if I left anyone out. Austin Rowe, my personal training/life coach at Apex Human Performance has been undoubtedly the back bone of my success. Most of all thank you to my clients- you all are my family and have supported me through a pandemic. I could not have kept food on the table without you. You mean the world to me. I promise to alway give 110% to all of you on your healing journeys so we can all live this beauty life out together for many many more years. Love you always!
Photographer Mike Aidala