Hi, my name is Andrea and I am the founder of Gracious Om, a wholehearted beauty & wellness company that puts self-care above all else.
I officially founded Gracious Om in 2018 after prioritizing my own self-care and leaving my 9-5 to do some serious soul searching. My sole objective was to regain my happiness. Happiness, I had felt I lost on my path to achieving society’s definition of success.
I dedicatedly worked in the mental health field for nearly a decade, giving as much as I could of myself to helping others. After grad school, I became a supervisor for one of the fastest growing mental health companies in Northern California and the lead research specialist for a prominent Neuroscience lab in San Francisco. I pursued these two titles for years, thinking happiness was just on the other side of achieving them.
“You can’t pour from an empty cup.”
After years of cumulatively working in these fields, I was mentally and emotionally exhausted & spiritually depleted. I was unhappy, stressed, had problems sleeping, fighting terrible and painful cystic acne and just completely out of balance with myself. Having tried every Western medicine solution at my disposal and being unsuccessful, I turned to holistic healing.
I quickly experienced first hand how Hemp, crystals and ancient herbal remedies worked, and in no time I fell in love with the plant world. I traveled, researched, met curanderas and curanderos, Shamans, estheticians, holistic healers and doctors originating from countries all over Latin America; and with their guidance and teachings dived deep into my self-care journey.
Flash-forward to today, I have come a long way from where I used to be. My self-care journey has not ended and I am continuously learning and growing. I have chosen to travel a path I never saw myself taking and it has made all the difference because I am finally truly happy. With a humbled and open heart, I welcome you to Gracious Om and invite you to embark on your own path to self-care & self-love.