Stress and anxiety are just terrible. No matter what causes them – money troubles, strained relationships, job issues – you don’t have to face life with fear and worry.
I can relate because it’s a serious issue I was facing after my daughter turned about 2 years old. I’d always had a pretty positive outlook on life, but suddenly found myself stressing on everything, all the time. Sure it’s normal sometimes, but this was becoming chronic. My life looked completely different than what I had always known: now I was a mom and wife, co-running a household, a business owner (my first career), and balancing it all was almost too much for me to manage. I didn’t even recognize this anxiety-ridden person I had become. And for what? Was I really born so that I could worry that laundry wasn’t done, worry that maybe I wouldn’t earn enough money, or at the idea of missing a work deadline? It seemed that all my anxiety was over some future event that might happen, but pretty much never did. And the people that were really paying for all this stress were my family; my dear, sweet daughter. It couldn’t go on.
The first step in recovering from this chronic anxiety was to define an intention that was bigger than just myself: To live a relaxed and peaceful life so I could be present, calm and kind for the people that need me. I followed much of the advice out there for mindfulness, and through that process had the idea for Zen Balance.
Zen Balance isn’t just a place to buy a supplement, it’s a loving intention: “I want to live a calm and peaceful life.” You have people that need you, and I want to help you take good care of yourself so you can be present for them. There are varying degrees that stress and anxiety play in our lives, and this personal growth doesn’t stop at a supplement, but I hope that ours can be a nourishing part of your journey to an anxiety-free life.
All my best,
Naomi Catalina, Co-Founder
Naomi is always working on being calm and patient, which doesn’t come 100% naturally for her. She’s made it her life’s mission to help others with this struggle because she knows firsthand how damaging it can be for everyone around her. Her husband can definitely relate to the “happy wife, happy life” statement! With a B.A. in graphic design from San Francisco State University, she’s had the pleasure of working with numerous world famous brands that have shown her how a purpose-driven business can do a lot of good in the world.
Sarah is a super-star at anything that she does. Her ability to step into any project at any time with her tireless effort makes her the perfect business partner for Naomi’s creative pursuits. Sarah has a B.A. in marketing from Sonoma State University and is one of the most kind, and least stressed out people Naomi has ever known.