Introduce yourself! Who are you? Hi! I’m Stevie Moon, aka The Health Curator. I’m the CEO + founder of The Healthy You Co., a media company dedicated to empowering women with skills and tools to heal themselves.
Did you always know what you wanted to do as a career? I’ve always wanted to be a writer, even when I was (poorly) studying physics in college. I’m not surprised I’ve found my way home to my true passion: storytelling. Now, my stories are often told through my camera lens. It’s very exciting and if I’m honest, intimidating; as we watch our world grow, we must remain flexible to grow with it.
Were you scared to start the process? I knew I didn’t know much. Which, set me up at the edge of a cliff. For all I knew, I could step off and fall perilously to my doom. Luckily, each step I’ve taken has illuminated the next. We don’t know what we don’t know; the process we envision in the beginning is very often limited to our perspective at the time. Just step forward. Follow your intuition. You will fail– and that’s a good thing. Therein lies your growth opportunities. If you can focus on your healing, you’ll find yourself on a path that will lead you to fulfillment and passion.
What is one thing no one really knows about you? I’ve got a permanent divet in my gluteus maximus, from falling on a bucket of nails when I was 8.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Consistency Compounds.
What would you say to 16 year old you? The exact reasons you’re hiding who you are, your insecurities, are exactly what people will be drawn to. So, take off the mask.
Have you ever had anyone doubt you? How did that make you feel? A piano teacher– I felt small. But, I paid her with my allowance. My mom told me I could fire anyone I paid who wasn’t doing their job. So, I fired the teacher. And, that made me feel empowered.
What message do you think every woman should hear? It’s time to heal yourself. Heal and spark your body, master your mind, and ignite your soul. Never shrink your light again. You are a gift– our world needs your gift.
Have you always had confidence in yourself? As a child, yes. Then around eighth grade, I started to notice my confidence and brightness begin to dull. It took me until I was 24 to start building my confidence again. From scratch. Now, I’m home.
What do you love most about yourself? My tenacity. And, my eyebrows.
Do you remember a specific time you overcame adversity? Mile 11 of my first half marathon: my entire arch of my right foot cramped into a charley horse. I turned on “My Shot,” from Hamilton, and ran the last 2 miles with that charley horse. Every single step sent shocks of pain through my body. But, I knew this was not just a race, it was training for life. And I, I am not throwing away my shot.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned along the way? What you repeatedly do is who you become. Success is a habit. Success is 1000 habits. Whenever you are stuck, plateaued, take massive action and level up.
What motivates you most? Long-distance running. I am being who I prefer to be when I run: a champion, a lion, a queen.
How do you manage your work-life balance? I asked for help. I enrolled my daughter in day-care, and started treating myself like an entrepreneur instead of a wantrepreneur. When she’s in care, I’m busting moves. When she’s home, I’m with her. That means the phone is off and we are bonding. With my husband, we started dating again. It really saved our marriage.
What do you do on a daily basis to grow and move forward? I learn and grow somehow for my body, mind, and spirit. For my body: a morning workout, then reading or listening to podcasts about nutrition +fitness. For my mind: meditation, running, and reading (or a podcast). For my spirit: meditation, running, and videos on Gaia. You’ll see a lot of crossovers– it’s all entangled.
Do you have a mentor? If so, what did they teach you? Online mentors who don’t know I exist: Rachel Hollis, Gary Vee, Tom Bilyeu, and Ed Mylett. They taught me that anything you need exists online, right now, for free. And, a hundred other pieces of wisdom.
What is one thing people would be surprised to hear about you? I’m even more spiritual than I let on . . . and, I’d prefer to be more open. I’m coming to terms with that. I’ll be sharing much more of myself and my process.
If you weren’t doing the job you have now, what would you be doing? Writing, and staying at home raising my daughter.
Who is your biggest role model? Why? Rachel Hollis. She didn’t give me permission to give up. And, she called me on my b.s. and lies my fear sold me. That changed me. I want to be that kind of catalyst for other women.
Where do you find inspiration? It comes to me, like thought. But, I have to work for it. My runs and meditations bring inspiration towards me. I have to stay mindful to see the signs.
What are your biggest passions? Running, cooking, and stories in all forms.
Stevie Moon is, first and foremost, a dreamer.
Sept 2018, she woke up and realized it wasn’t enough to want the dream. She found herself an obese, new mama with PPD, in desperate need of healing. She started on a weightloss journey, that developed into a life transformation, and now into her life’s purpose.
She believes the message of healing is so important, especially for women. To spread the message, she founded her media company, The Healthy You Co.
Every day, she creates content to share the skills, tools, and education with the intention to empower women to heal themselves.