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WIPN Oregon | Wellness, Work, & Entrepreneurship with CocoGlow
January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emily and Nicole discuss how they created and grew their wellness business without sacrificing their day jobs or livelihoods. COCOGLOW is a women-owned PDX business inspired by Nicole and Emily’s personal health journeys. They share how the idea of a business first sparked, and the challenges and lessons they’ve encountered along the way. If you’re struggling with burnout or a lack of a satisfying creative outlet, mark your calendars for January 25th!
Nicole is a longtime vegan, focused on creating nutrient-dense, whole foods recipes and non-toxic beauty routines. She grew up on a small farm in Eagle Creek, Oregon and learned early where food came from, and what fresh plant foods are really supposed to taste like. After college, she started experiencing skin reactions to most cosmetics and foods, which she soon learned was perioral dermatitis. She began to break out into hives and welts on a regular basis, often in response to skincare products, environmental stressors, foods and stress. This experience ended up being a healing crisis and turning point in her life. From that point on she started devouring all the information she could find on holistic nutrition, natural beauty, and herbalism. She recently completed her studies through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, becoming a Certified Health Coach. Her outlook on nutrition and beauty is adaptable and positive — focus on adding nourishing habits and rituals to your life, and eventually crowd out lifestyle choices don’t serve you. Nicole begins a new chapter within our industry when she joins The Partners Group in January 2022.
Emily is a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist and runs a holistic wellness clinic in Portland, Oregon. Before studying East Asian medicine, Emily worked in the environmental health field, where she first became interested in the safety of personal care and food products. This experience, combined with her deep interest in the optimal function and movement of the body from her background as a classically trained ballet dancer, led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, the top-ranked acupuncture school in the United States. Emily is inspired by East Asian medicine’s ability to connect the mind, body and spirit in profound ways that encourage the body to heal. She believes in the motto, “food as medicine,” and incorporates it into both her practice and personal life.