We had the good fortune of connecting with Regina Topelson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Regina, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My son was born with severe food allergies to multiple foods. I had spent years reading food labels and navigating the food allergy landscape. One day, I was asked to consult with a family whose child was newly diagnosed with food allergies and so I decided to hone my craft and go back to school to formally learn about nutrition. Since starting my business I have pivoted to helping women who are breast cancer survivors to nourish, heal, and rebuild their bodies – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – through food and lifestyle.
What should our readers know about your business?
As I mentioned, my business is geared toward women (and men) breast cancer survivors. I help my clients navigate the (sometimes) rough waters that a cancer diagnosis can be. I offer support through a combination of personalized nutrition therapy and coaching. What sets me apart is that I’ve walked the path they are traveling and can gently guide them down the road. Cancer is a team sport, no one should have to do it alone, and no one knows it better than someone who’s been through it. I’m most proud of the work I do for local news media. I do monthly nutrition segments and have been doing so for several years now. I love educating people on the power of nutrition because I know how much it can improve the quality of their lives. Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. It takes dedication and diligence and I am committed to providing the highest quality information to my clients. Some of my challenges have been overcoming technology issues. So, I find mentors or people who have done what I want to do and I ask a lot of questions. An example is my podcast which is released twice monthly, every second and fourth Thursday. I interview other cancer survivors about how they have transformed their lives after the experience. I didn’t ask to be part of this (cancer) club, but I’m so grateful for the people I have met along the way and the freedom I feel to be myself as a result.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
On Monday, I would take my friend for breakfast at Snooze, a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a coffee break at Tattered Cover, and dinner at Union Station. On Tuesday, I would take my friend downtown to visit our State Capitol, Denver Public Library, and Denver Art Museum with lunch at City O’ City and dinner at the Art Hotel. Of course, you can’t miss the Convention Center with the dancers and the Big Blue Bear. On Wednesday, we would go to Cherry Creek Shopping Center, lunch at Flower Child and spend the afternoon at the Denver Botanic Gardens and dinner at Barolo Grill. On Thursday, we’d stop by Santiago’s for a breakfast burrito, go for a hike near Idaho Springs, and then stop for a Colorado treat, lunch at Beaujo’s Pizza. Next stop the Highlands for dinner at Root Down and dessert at Little Man Ice Cream. On Friday we’d head down to the Garden of the Gods, The Zoo in Colorado Springs, with lunch and a massage at the Broodmor Spa. Late night snack at VooDoo Donuts. Saturday we’d head up to Boulder for a hike of the Flatirons, walk on the Pearl Street Mall, lunch at Leaf Restaurant, and dinner at The Fort.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without my loving family and my dog who is my emotional support furry child. My colleagues, friends, and mentors. I’m also finding a lot of really great women on social media who have been supportive in my new direction. And of course, my clients who trust me to guide them toward a life they love.
Facebook: Regina Topelson: Life Well-Lived
Other: Life Well-Lived with Regina Topelson Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-well-lived-with-regina-topelson/id1506852338