On today’s ‘Get to Know’ we want to highlight a holistic company based out of DFW, Bodies By Earth. Founded by Bria Johnson and Traesi Spencer Smith they strive to inform their audience of natural remedies they can use to bring healing to their bodies. We love their tips that they constantly put out on their social channels, so make sure you follow their pages to stay up to date with all the new information!
What is Bodies By Earth?
Bodies By Earth is a company that promotes love and we believe that through love everyone can heal. We want to use our platform to promote positivity, healthy lifestyles, and provide affordable holistic health products. We will soon release our own line of herbs and CBD infused vegan products! The goal is to help others find and afford healthier products that contain all natural ingredients from Earth. We believe that everything our body needs is already here and has been here for years, we’ve all just become so disconnected from nature. Our main goal is to encourage everyone to adopt the concept of healing through natural practices. Also, be on the lookout for our YouTube series! In this series, we will be reviewing vegan restaurants/chefs all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area and then expand out from there!
What made you want to get into fitness & wellness?
Bria- I’ve always loved working out and pushing my body to new limits. Exercise is one of those things that I naturally put my heart into. After college I went through a low period mentally and decided to challenge myself and get in the best shape of my life. When I made this decision I did not know I was about to embark on a journey that would completely change my life physically, mentally, and spiritually. During my quest I learned really fast that in order for me to reach my physical goal I had to change my diet. I didn’t grow up eating healthy and did not know anything about it. I did a ton of research and obtained so much knowledge on healthy eating, the mind body connection, & even mental health. I fell in love after that! I loved how connected I felt with myself, and I developed confidence from within that I’ve never experienced. I became more aware of all things around me, and I started to truly appreciate the many aspects of nature. This level of consciousness pushed me to go vegan and become more aware of products I was using on my body as well. The best part about it all is that I still discover new things daily and absorb all the knowledge I can to become a healthier version of myself. Fitness and wellness has given me purpose and a much deeper meaning and understanding in all aspects of my life.
Traesi- I have always been into fitness and exercise. It all comes down to sports; that’s where it started for me! Any sport that I participated in or observed, I loved. (I can thank my brothers for that!) Knowing and learning sports contributed to how fit I am now and my knowledge on fitness! From sports, I wanted to know about the anatomy of the body and I fell in love with anatomy! I love seeing how the body is able to make one single movement; it’s truly amazing! I came across the idea that it’s more than just exercise by experiencing so many friends and family members taking several pills throughout the day to relieve the pain caused by their diseases. This is what led me to watch what I was consuming, but what lead me to veganism was being invited by a friend to a raw vegan restaurant. It was not the best food, but it lead me down this path to research more and after that it was just a snowball effect of all the knowledge I was gaining about overall wellness. I share more of my transition journey on our YouTube, so you’ll be able to hear me explain what helped me switch over.
Do you believe vegan is the way to a healthier diet? What are your views on society adopting veganism?
We do believe veganism is a stepping stone to a healthy future. There are so many studies showing the improvement in overall health in patients that switched over to a vegan and/or vegetarian diet. For example, some patients dropped to a healthier weight, freed of their previous diseases, and free of consuming prescription drugs. Going vegan will teach you things about yourself you never knew. For example, it will test your discipline. If you can control what you eat, you can control all other aspects of your life. Of course everyone has their own health journey, so we believe everyone should follow what works best for them by listening to what their body agrees with. We believe that veganism is a trend right now, but if people truly grasp the concept of this lifestyle, it may get them one step closer to their transition and staying with it.
What do you find challenging about owning your own business?
Owning a business comes with so many surprises and unexpected issues that most of the time you are not prepared for. One of the challenges was having so many ideas and not knowing what to tackle first. There are so many different avenues and opportunities within health and wellness, so finding the right lane for this business took a lot of research, organization, and frustration at times. Other challenges have been finding the right products, advertising, and the trial & errors.
If you could travel anywhere where would you go?
Traesi- I would love to visit India.
Bria- I would love to visit the pyramids in Egypt.
What is one form of fitness you would like to try that you haven’t tried already?
We would both love to try aerial yoga and boxing.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
In five years, we see ourselves owning a store front and our own wellness facility. Also, traveling outside of the Country reviewing different vegan cuisines while promoting our brand.