In February, we kicked off a series of engaging interviews that our partner, Wellness Warrior, conducted with our company owners, Attila and Boldijarre Koronczay. Wellness Warrior is an organization that we’re proud to ally with in their mission to support and inspire health and well-being. This month, we continue the conversation with the brothers and take a closer look at their vision of health, wellness and beauty.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BEAUTY AND / OR WELLNESS?
Boldijarre: I think beauty and wellness are directly related. If you’re healthy and feel good, then you look better.
Attila: Wellness starts in the mind. It’s essential to have psychological wellness. One of my favorite inspirational health quotes is “Mens sana in corpore sano” - a phrase that means "a sound mind, in a sound body."
YOU'RE KNOWN FOR YOUR BOUNDLESS ENERGY AND DEEP PASSION FOR INSPIRING HEALTH AND WELLNESS ... WHERE DID IT BEGIN AND HOW DO YOU KEEP IT GOING?
Boldijarre: It all began when I was just four years old and I was told that I might not live for a long time [due to my childhood leukemia]. Even being so young, that changed my attitude and I really always just wanted to make every day count and live each day like it could be my last. That helped me throughout my childhood in a different way than most kids. I had no sense of entitlement and, rather, just an appreciation for every moment I was alive.
Growing up, the sport I chose was ballroom dancing, which is a strenuous exercise when you have several trainings a week. It became a habit for me that still exists. I try to work out in the morning now, no matter how short it is. Even just 10 minutes of cardio, first thing in the morning, raises my heart rate to help me to wake up instead of having coffee or other stimulants.
WITH FARMS IN HUNGARY AND OFFICES IN THE US AND CANADA, YOU MUST SPEND A LOT OF TIME TRAVELING. WHAT ARE THE "MUST HAVES" YOU KEEP WITH YOU ON THE ROAD AND "MUST DOS" TO STAY BALANCED AND HEALTHY WHILE YOU TRAVEL?
Must Haves - Lavender essential oil, applied to pressure points to help me sleep; a white noise machine (the sound creates a consistent ‘feeling’ even when I am in different hotels every night for business trips); vitamins and elastic workout bands.
Must Dos - I get at least 10 minutes of cardio first thing in the morning, and if I’m on a long conference call, I’ll use the workout bands to do bicep curls, chest presses and more.
Attila: I always pack running shoes on business trips so I can get in a workout after a day of meetings. A workout always helps me get a good night’s sleep.
EMINENCE ORGANICS HAS PLAYED A LEADING ROLE IN BRINGING AWARENESS TO ORGANIC SKIN CARE. WHAT IN YOUR BACKGROUND INSPIRED YOU TO MAKE ORGANIC SKIN CARE SO FUN?
Boldijarre: I love what I do, so of course I want to make it fun! I want everyone to love it, too. Humor and laughter release endorphins into the human brain, which create happiness. When people use our skin care products as part of their daily routine, it makes them feel that same happiness. People have enough challenges and stress in their lives as it is, so we want to be a fun part of their lives, rather than a source of stress.
Like Boldijarre and Attila, you can be inspired in health and wellness for your skin. Boldijarre’s must have for healthy skin care is the Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Masque – find out more about his favorite mask here.