We had the good fortune of connecting with Tori Rerick, PharmD and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tori, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
As a parent, I believe one of the most important things I’ve done is allow myself to be human in front of my children and share my self care practices with them. I show my honest emotions and ways to process them as an invitation for my children to do so with me. This has created open communication which I think is refreshing for kids to experience. We apologize when we get upset, we celebrate and dance when we feel happy, and we take deep breaths to find our calm. The impact that I see in my four year old is a supportive, solution-focused individual. It’s awesome to witness!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a mindfulness guide, my mission is to help people reconnect and prioritize to what matters most to them. I share practical and inspirational practices for doing so through two avenues, the Well Connected membership and my Follow Your Heart Oracle Deck. What sets my offerings apart from others is the experience of intimacy. I create this through sharing my authentic perspective as a recovering type-a, spiritual entrepreneur, spouse, mother, and wellness focused, graduate-educated millennial. I speak very honestly about my spirituality + self care in ways that encourages my audience to feel resonance with in themselves. My clients experience depth with the materials whether they are receiving it from my oracle deck, through the membership or directly in a private session. They observe my methods of integrating mindful living and adopt versions that are suitable for them. The Well Connected membership is just over a year old and I am most excited about the relationships that have formed inside and continue to grow beyond the container. Self care is community care. The women who join say yes to themselves so they can show up with strength in their lives and extend support to others. The road to where I am now has certainly had it’s challenges but that’s why it’s worth living. I started my career as a pharmacist and quickly realized, although it paid well, it was not the best use of my energy if I wanted to support people’s wellness journeys in my most impactful way. I started my own business to help others heal in a way that came naturally to me and felt within my integrity. Along the way, I’ve continually trialed ways to operate that not only deeply serve my audience but also support the lifestyle of my growing family. The challenges are overcome through community support — other entrepreneurs, mothers, friends and my spouse lending their expertise and affirmations. My own perseverance and willingness to scrap what wasn’t working is what have lead to the refinement of a successful business. I’ve learned to see all “failures” as data collection and how to be consistent with my energy. I’d like the world to know that my brand is all about meeting you where you’re at and personalizing your wellness. I teach others to be kind to themselves and give themselves grace because that has been the greatest catalyst of growth for me. I invite people reading this to give their best energy of the day to themselves to be connected with their most fulfilled self.

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?
I’m closer to Boulder than Denver so we will work our way back to home base! While in Denver a visit to the Botanic Gardens would be necessary. Walking the grounds is like being in a magical oasis and the kids area is wonderful, too! Plus, I’ve quite enjoyed their dining options at the Hive Garden Bistro and Offshoots Cafe. We’d pay a visit to whichever art event Rob The Art Museum was currently organizing for a good time and to support the creative community! We would most certainly have a metaphysical stop at Herbs & Arts to stock up on soul care goodies before heading north. A meal would be reserved for both the Waterloo in Louisville (I love their burgers) and STEM Ciders Lafayette for the view. While in Boulder we’d walk Pearl Street. It’s fun to pop in and out of shops and make a stop at Gelato Boy on a hot day. Then, we’d swing by Moon Mother Hemp Co’s sunny store near by. A visit to Colorado wouldn’t be complete without a hike. I’d take them on a scenic drive up the mountain to Nederland and walk the Fourth of July Mine.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Definitely! I’d like to give major credit to Jessica Bates, CEO + Founder of Moon Mother Hemp Co. I worked for Moon Mother, first at their Boulder store then advancing to Director of Press Relations, as I was building my own brand. As a trained pharmacist, I didn’t learn about cannabis in school but had the incredible opportunity to absorb wisdom from Jessica, who is a certified clinical herbalist and and her husband Ed, who has been a cultivator for 15 years. They do business in a way I have never witnessed before. It is is totally heart-centered, full of integrity and focused on sustainability. My experience working for Moon Mother Hemp Co was a mentorship in running a successful wellness + community-based business. Jessica and Moon Mother Hemp Co continue to support my my business through collaborations on social media and carrying my oracle deck in their store. I am eternally grateful and would recommend their intentionally crafted CBD wellness products to anyone in the market for a line that’s transparent, high-quality and energetically sound.

Website: torirerick.com

Instagram: @yourguidetori

Facebook: facebook.com/livewellconnected

Youtube: youtube.com/torirerick

Image Credits
Annah Meintzer Photogaphy

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