Here at LIVELY, we’re constantly surrounded by swoon-worthy women that are killin’ it in their businesses. We're launching #WomenCrushWednesday to celebrate the boss babes who provide us with a constant flow of inspiration, support, and endless girl-crushes.
Up next, Founder and CEO of Love Wellness, Lo Bosworth
Tell us about how you transitioned from TV spotlight to health and wellness?
After the Hills, I moved to New York where I attended culinary school and was working on my YouTube channel. I went through a time where I was unwell, anxious, and though countless visits to specialists and my OB/GYN, I learned I had severe vitamin deficiencies. My transition to the wellness space and creating Love Wellness was born out of personal need.
What is Love Wellness and how did you decide to make it a business?
Love Wellness is a clean, body-positive, total body care brand for women. Our products are made with clean ingredients that range from fiber supplements, probiotics and digestive enzymes that optimize gut health, to personal cleansers, suppositories and lubricants that are made with women’s unique biology in mind.
My journey to starting Love Wellness started during a period where I was not well. I was someone who was constantly at the doctor, looking for some sort of answer to my different health problems. I had been suffering from anxiety and depression and nothing I was being prescribed worked. On top of that, every time I went to the drugstore looking for said solution, I saw so few women’s personal care products that were natural and would actually work. It was at that moment that I saw a gap in the market where women needed access to affordable, naturally-derived personal care products, because ultimately that is what healed me.
Here at LIVELY, we think every badass woman has had to take a risky leap of faith to get to where they are now. We call this our YOLO moment. What was yours?
I think that I’ve had a few of these moments in my career as I’ve had to pivot a few different times. I went from reality TV, to creating one start-up, to culinary school, to Love Wellness. All of these moments were leaps of faith where I learned to trust myself and follow my goals.
How do you find balance (assuming that "balance" is possible)?
Letting myself sign off and take breaks is the best way for me to find balance! I’ll focus during the day with my Love Wellness team, but when it’s time to sign off I really do try to do so. Allowing yourself to reset is important when finding balance and showing up.
Love Wellness is a pioneer in addressing women's health issues that usually go unseen. What inspired you to open up the conversation and offer a solution?
With Love Wellness, it’s important for me to remove the stigma around women’s health. What I often see is that women are too embarrassed by their bodies, and therefore, it prevents them from taking proper care. Education is at the root of what we do, and through education we simplify a lot of topics that have long been considered taboo.
What's the best advice you've received from a mentor?
“Don’t celebrate until the ink is dry”. My dad has always been a mentor of mine and has been one to say that.
When do you feel most empowered?
I feel empowered when I’m surrounded by my team. We all work to lift each other up both in work and in life.
What keeps you motivated when you're feeling burnt out?
When I feel burnout, I allow myself to hit pause. Resetting is powerful and allows me to come back more focused and motivated.
What are your thoughts on "following your gut"?
Your intuition is almost always right and following your gut is all about listening to that little voice inside of you. Trust yourself!
3 Favorite LIVELY pieces!?
The All-Day Short Sleeve Shirt (because matching pajamas are where it's at!)