e had the good fortune of connecting with Gabriela Perez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gabriela, how does your business help the community or world?
Social Impact is what fuels my daily passion to wake up and work. We’re at a pivotal point in society and global existence. Our every day choices can add to solutions or contribute to the problems. My mission is to work in integrity by practicing what I preach – natural health, sustainability, love, peace, and help others to easily incorporate practices that support these intentions as well. Alone I can only accomplish so much, but together, we can influence the world for the better. My business as a Holistic Health Educator is to be a resource of information and tools that help people live their healthiest and happiest lives, naturally, in a harmonious way with nature. One way that I take pride in, is connecting people with the highest quality drinking water for their home. This eliminates the use of single use plastic water bottles, and also provides them and their loved ones with an unlimited amount of clean water. With this system, they can enjoy the many benefits of a Medically Certified water technology for drinking, and also over 60+ additional uses that reduce our carbon footprint and enable us to have a non-toxic home for humans, our pets, and the environment at large. We have a phrase, “Change your water and you can change your life”, and I have found that to be 100% true. We’re often told how much to drink, but rarely educated upon what TYPE of water to consume. Since our bodies are over 70% water, as is our planet, I’ve found a deep social duty to reconnect us with this element and the consciousness behind it all. Along with providing this type of information and resource, through my social media platforms, I give free tips of how we can live more sustainably while also sharing messages about physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial health. I wasn’t always this person, which is why I full-heartedly believe that transformation is available to anyone and everyone. That is how I strive to help impact the world. Growth for the greater good of all.
How did you get to where you are today business-wise. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
The journey of entrepreneurship is far from easy, however it is very much worth it. I think it’s all about finding something that sparks your soul – and then merging that passion with paychecks. I’ve learned that it takes some experimentation and not every idea is the million dollar idea we hope for (LOL) but it can provide you millions in terms of growth and experience. Stay committed to your vision, and in one way or another, it is sure to come true.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love being a tourist in our own hometown hehe! Miami is full of gems! If I were showing my best friend around, I would take them to places such as South Pointe Park where people meet for acro yoga and overall good vibes, Wynwood when studios are open to see the art and culture, and a little beyond Miami is the beautiful Keys. As far as food – Love Life Cafe is my #1 go to! A place I frequent and love introducing people to is Verde Market, the Zero Waste Bulk Shop. I believe everyone should see all the ways we can be living an eco-friendly lifestyle, and have the tools to do so! We are very fortunate to have a store like this in Miami.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This is so true! Behind every successful person is life experiences, supportive souls, books, and more that have helped them get to where they are. I’m blessed by an amazing community that I get to grow through life with, but before I had this, my dedication to the journey is ancestral. My dad came with his family from Cuba with nearly nothing, and supported his mother plus 2 sisters, since their father had passed away. He dedicated his life to being of service and helping people. Later in life as a doctor, he went above and beyond his duties. For example, he had a patient whose mother couldn’t afford a bed and furniture for their home. My dad bought them beds and furniture. He lived true to his name – an Angel in the lives of many. He passed away at the age of 42 from cancer, before we had the type of knowledge about health that we do now, and that’s what sparks my fire. People and families need to know about the tools available to live a preventative lifestyle, or at the least – improve quality of life while persevering through a health issue. My dad is my inspiration every day. I dedicate this to him with love and gratitude.