Game Changer Interview: Heidi Wilde

Game Changer Interview: Heidi Wilde

Name of Your Business

Amare Global, The Mental Wellness Company

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

I thrive from being a part of a community of positive, like-minded, passionate, health focused and fun people who make a difference in other people’s lives. The company I am aligned with, Amare Global and it’s community, is doing this in a natural holistic way. Together, Amare and I are on a mission to create a holistic mental wellness platform that connects a purpose-driven community of passionate people. Our holistic approach combines community, mindfulness, mood management, positive psychology, movement, nutrition and natural product solutions.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

Amare is holistic, natural solutions that are ideal for anyone seeking improved psychological vigor.

Vigor is defined by a mood state characterized by physical energy, mental acuity and emotional well-being. Vigor can also be described as the opposite of “burnout” (physical fatigue, brain fog and emotional exhaustion).

Whether it’s improving one or all of these, Amare has a solution.

“Amare’s product philosophy is not just about helping a depressed person to feel normal again, but is about helping the average person feel amazing.”

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

Amare Global is a direct sales company that was first introduced to market in a pre-launch phase on September 1, 2017 and formally launched on January 1, 2018. We’ve had phenomenal growth month over month and yet are still in its infancy stage.

Amare is the first and only company specifically offering a comprehensive natural solution to address mental challenges. Amare combines ancient natural wisdom with modern scientific innovation to develop natural health products and programs based on our emerging science, centered around the most recent discoveries on what is called the “Gut-Brain Axis” (the GUT being our second brain).

Amare is already an award-winning company; the flagship product called The Fundamentals, has recently won the prestigious 2018 NutrAward for Best Finished Product and the Mood + was a finalist in the Best Botanical Product category. In addition, Amare Global was a finalist for Best Start-up in 2018.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My role model was (is) my mother, Anna Gloria Goldman Saltzberg. My mother was a school teacher when she contracted polio in 1955. At the time, she had two small children (one and two years old) and spent a year in an iron lung in the hospital. When she came out, my mom was confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down.

My mother overcame this affliction and adversity in many ways. She became pregnant and gave birth to a child ( me) when no one said she could. My mother learned to drive a car with hand controls, and she taught guitar lessons to the neighborhood kids after school. (she had me pay $.25 per lesson so I would appreciate and value them).

My mom was very creative – she was a seamstress and sewed her own clothes, having unique needs being in a wheelchair. She also made outfits for her three daughters and used sparkly sequins ribbons and buttons on many of her projects.

My mother was considered a ’genius’ and was awarded the Founder of Boston Mensa. She had lots of interests – she read Tarot cards, and we had Transcendental Meditation (TM) ceremonies and hootenannies ( folk music parties) at our house. My mother had many diverse friends, she had black and gay friends (back in the 60s) when this was not the norm. My mom taught me not to judge people and to accept them as they are. I remember she would tell me that if I didn’t get to know the people that were supposedly ‘different’ than me, it would be my loss as I may miss out on getting to know some really wonderful people.

We often had foreign exchange students from MIT and Harvard living in our basement and then she would travel to their countries and visit with their families (she was fluent in six languages). She earned the money to travel from her music teaching and did so with my dad, despite being in wheelchair at a time when handicap accommodations did not exist.

My mom was not afraid to ask strangers for help with the groceries or to assist in putting the wheelchair into her car. She would also compassionately explain to the inquisitive children about her wheelchair when their parents would attempt to hush their curious mouths.

My mother had a strong moral compass and lived her truth. She taught me so much about life in our short ‘time’ together. I watched her continue to ‘live her life out loud’ and although she was in a wheelchair, my mother continued to dance.

My mother passed away at the tender age of 50; I was 18. She continues to live on within me and in my heart every single day.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

Ogunquit, Maine

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

Nourish myself and my body, healthy nutrition- surround myself with positive, up-lifting, like-minded and fun people.

Daily physical exercise- run in the swimming pool, walk, yoga, etc.

Creativity, meditation, being in nature- ideally all three combined

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

Art, draw, collage, interior design, movement- dance, drumming, yoga, help others with their passion/mission ( interviewing, mentoring, ideas for their business, etc)

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

The Universe Has Your Back, Gabrielle Bernstein – She speaks to me. This book is about creating your own life. We are always guided. Our vibration attracts what we bring, surrender and be an instrument of love. Very inspiring!

Favorite Movie and Why?

The Wizard of Oz – a classic- although we don’t always feel whole- like we are missing something (heart, brain, courage). We are complete. And there IS no place like home.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

“Everything is always working out for me” Abraham Hicks

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Parenting (my two) children- they are kind responsible young adults who care about other people and the world around them.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Not to worry – that everything is perfect – even if I don’t understand it (now I don’t feel the need to)….. and to trust in the process Life is delicious -! And messages are there if we pay attention to them

Advice to Younger Self?

Be kind to yourself – follow your inner wisdom and guidance- it’s the best GPS ever. No one knows what is right for you – except you. And be reminded to let that child within you out- and often! Have delightful, joyful and ridiculously spontaneous fun!

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

I am genuine and heart-centered and see people and the world as they are – love.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

This is an opportunity to be in a community of inspiring women, to get to know and learn from, so don’t let your ‘obstacles’ or excuses get in the way ( time, money, distance) and see what it can bring. You don’t know unless you try.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

I welcome you to take a brief five-minute online Mental Wellness Assessment where you will learn where you fall on the mental wellness continuum. You will receive a thirteen page eBook on (Amare) product and lifestyle recommendations specifically tailored to your needs.

Actual answers are strictly confidential.

Take the Assessment here: 11008.amarecontent.com

Finding Your Tribe

Finding Your Tribe

Long before the overscheduled work-week and the isolating days of social media, women lived in cultures where they supported one another in all aspects of life. Together they raised and protected children, foraged for food, and helped each other through life’s daily challenges. As humans and technology evolved, women became more independent and the time previously dedicated to togetherness became less important – or so it seemed. In fact, science shows that women are physically hard-wired to connect with each other. In times of stress or need, women release oxytocin, a hormone that compels one to nurture and bond. These bonds result in positive mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing and restores women to their true nature.

Further evidence on the positive effects of meaningful relationships on physical and mental health is found in a 2018 survey conducted by Ipsos/Cigna. The survey, which included more than 20,000 Americans ages 18 years and over, found that people who engage in frequent in-person interactions are not as lonely, and report better physical and mental health than those who do not spend quality time with others. These findings reinforce the social nature of humans and the importance of having a community – or “tribe.”

But in today’s disconnected and demanding world, how does one find a tribe? Here are some suggestions on where to start

1. Look for people who share common interests and values

Seek out like-minded women who share your interests and help expand your universe. Take a class, join a wellness studio, attendee local meet-up groups, or start a club that focuses on a specific interest.

2. Identify your wants and needs

Ask yourself, “What personal need do I want to fulfill?” Be truthful in your answer, and leave self-doubt and judgment at the door. Follow your heart and the universe will attract compatible individuals.

3. Surround yourself with people that lift you up

Share your time with women that have your best interest at heart. Be part of a group that celebrates one another’s successes, but also helps each other weather the storms

4. Be yourself

It’s easy to confuse what we think we like, with what we actually like. Different people have different interests, values, or goals. Be authentic and stay true to your beliefs, and your vibe will attract your tribe.

5. Trust your instincts

Finding your tribe may take some time, and that’s ok. Your heart and mind will when know you’ve made that special connection and found your soul-sisters.

When women come together in a supportive environment to laugh, explore, and share genuine experiences, we create a tribe which strengthens our community and our world. So take a moment to step back, breathe, and connect. Your tribe is waiting for you.

Jennifer Gulbrand is a self-proclaimed Warrior Goddess and creator of SheBreathes Balance & Wellness Studio in Walpole, Mass., where all women are invited to breathe in balance, be inspired, and feel supported.