What inspired you to launch WellSet?
Healers are often experts in the thing they personally needed most. I needed to find my community of healers from a really young age, and now that is what I help other people do for themselves. I moved around a ton: 13 times by the time I was in high school. While this gave me a huge leg up in my abilities to make friends quickly, it was stressful and caused me quite a lot of anxiety. I discovered meditation and yoga as a coping mechanism and art as a therapy. I actually ended up creating an arts therapy nonprofit while I was in college that operated in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Haiti, Colombia, Turkey, Ghana, and the USA, all with kids who had faced natural disaster, warfare, or violence.
During college I also started having bouts of incredible stabbing stomach pain that would land me in the hospital. The doctors could never find anything specifically wrong with me. They would just put me on morphine and feed me lots of antispasmodics and send me home a day or two later. I ended up healing myself into remission with mostly diet rather than taking the steroids that were suggested to me. It was really hard to build my team of practitioners, to know my options, to get started on my healing journey, and I knew that I was going to have to solve this problem for other people too by creating WellSet.