Women In Wellness: Caroline Candace Of Look Organics On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing
An Interview With Candice Georgiadis
Visualize yourself the way you ultimately want to be and feel. It will teach you to recognize what you need to help you succeed in reaching your goals.
As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Caroline Candace.
Caroline Tusiuk, known to her Instagram followers as Caroline Candace, is a Certified Nurse Practitioner and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner who founded her brand, Look Organics, in 2021 with a mission to change the landscape of the beauty industry. Caroline works to promote a holistic healthy lifestyle, with an emphasis on nurturing not only our bodies, but the ecosystems around us.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?
Of course! My name is Caroline. I am CNP and a Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner, a Content Creator, and the founder of LOOK Organics who takes an integrative wellness approach to life. I believe in prevention and treating each person as a whole; combining evidence-based modalities and correcting molecular imbalances through addressing toxic load and deficiencies. I’ve been very successful as a Health Educator, helping men and women achieve their goals sustainably through a balanced approach to lifelong vitality.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career? What were the main lessons or takeaways from that story?
Without a doubt, I can say social media has changed my life. While I was in school studying holistic nutrition, I used to make my skin care products in my bathroom, mixing coconut oil, olive oil and a bunch of other raw organic ingredients. I was consistently asked by my audience on Instagram at the time regarding what skincare products I used and recommended brands I trusted. At the time, there weren’t many, and I’d usually recommend mixing their own raw ingredients. Of course, most people aren’t me — and didn’t want to make their skin care products themselves. I saw this as an in-demand problem/issue, and my plan was to solve it. Today — LOOK Organics is a minimal ingredient, organic, vegan personal care brand.
Can you share a story about the biggest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
I’m not sure there’s been just one haha, there’s been a lot! And I think my biggest lesson from all of them would be to know that most things will not go as planned. Most things actually never go as planned. I think it’s important to hope for the best, plan for the worst. I think if you want guarantees in business, you don’t want to own a business. Entrepreneurship requires risk. You’ve got to risk your money, time, energy and ego. None of us can predict what’s going to work and what won’t. You always have to stay vigilant, flexible and challenge yourself to keep growing. Things barely ever go as planned, you need to do your best to adapt. Let yourself accept the possibility of failure. When things don’t go as planned, don’t take it personally — learn from the experience and move on.
Let’s jump to our main focus. When it comes to health and wellness, how is the work you are doing helping to make a bigger impact in the world?
My goal has always been to empower people to live healthier lives, and I want to give them the tools to do that. My goal with LOOK Organics has always been to change the way people look at their everyday products, their bodies and the world. Everything is connected.
Can you share your top five “lifestyle tweaks” that you believe will help support people’s journey towards better wellbeing? Please give an example or story for each.
1 — Exposing myself to light as soon as I wake up
As soon as you wake up, I recommend getting outside (even if it’s for 2 minutes), or simply open the blinds or turn on the lights. This will help to balance your circadian rhythm as you start your day.
2 — Practice gratitude daily
There is so much power in gratitude.
3 — Declutter living spaces frequently
Clutter can affect our mental health immensely. Clutter creates stress, and stress can create even more clutter. Clutter can show up physically in our space, but it can also be internal, and show up as feelings of regret, worry and negative self talk.
4 — Make time for movement everyday
Our bodies were made to move. There are so many mental, emotional and physical benefits to regular movement.
5 — Spend more time grounding in nature
Getting outside in nature is one of the most beneficial things we can do for our well-being. Nature has a calming effect on our nervous systems.
Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of wellness to the most amount of people, what would that be?
Creating a movement of mindfulness, decluttering and needing less.
There is so much magic in mindfulness, and I think you only can get to it if you slow down.
It’s easy to get caught up in feeling like you’re not doing enough (I feel it too), but I’m learning to embrace doing less, better.
Trust me, I don’t have it all figured out. I’m learning and unlearning everyday. Mindfulness is a practice, and it’s more about being aware.
For me, it’s about understanding what’s important to me, and where my fulfillment comes from.
Currently, I am finding so much fulfillment in creativity, and being more creative in my everyday life.
I’ve come to realize that rushing through life doesn’t slow down time, and I don’t want to look back and wish I enjoyed these moments more.
I think it’s easy to get caught up feeling like you need to add more things into your life to be happier. In reality, I think a lot of us need less.
Less negative talk.
Less screen time.
What are your “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started” and why?
- Understanding the beliefs that are holding you back is critical to moving forward and living the life you want.
- Burn-outs are real, and chronic stress can wreak havoc on your life. Make your health a priority. Focus on getting great sleep, getting movement in, staying hydrated and eating well.
- Don’t underestimate the power of networking and building relationships.
- Do not waste your precious energy on things you cannot control.
- Visualize yourself the way you ultimately want to be and feel. It will teach you to recognize what you need to help you succeed in reaching your goals.
Sustainability, veganism, mental health and environmental changes are big topics at the moment. Which one of these causes is dearest to you, and why?
Mental health, because not only does it affect how we feel, think and act, which affects almost every part of our lives — emotions can manifest physically.
What is the best way for our readers to further follow your work online?
@carolinetusiuk on Instagram + Tiktok, and www.carolinecandace.com for my blog!
Thank you for these fantastic insights! We wish you continued success and good health.
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