Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health, and wellness but not sure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mary Rodgers, owner of Slow and Steady - Practicing Eternity. She is a certified and licensed complementary health care professional providing home-based and mobile wellness services in Quechee, Vermont, USA.

What's your business and who are your customers?

I am a healer, and also an artist that is stepping back from my practice to focus on my product line and art.

Tell us about yourself

I started my business 16 years ago, I have recently changed the name of my business, from Your Authentic Self to Slow and Steady, practicing eternity.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

It depends on what you consider success. I would do my work for free because I love it so much! I have several clients that I see once a month for the maintenance of their health. My focus has recently changed when we were all hit with the pandemic. I get paid to touch people. It was painful emotionally, and physically being cut off from those you are helping. I don't think I have seen the success of my business yet.

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

Well, for being in and out of a coma for 3 1/2 months, two grueling years of rehab. Learning how to walk and talk again. Go back to school eventually, and become a healing practitioner.

If there was one thing you could do repeatedly to help grow your business, what would it be?

This is new territory for me because I am doing my work more privately, and independently, and in my home. So I'm not exactly sure what that is going to look like. I will be launching a new line of gifts — healing boxes perhaps launched before Christmas. I am collecting items that I make, and that others make, and providing healing through the products, and the handpicked heal gifts.

Where can people find you and your business?

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