I’m Robyn Cohen, And This Is My Dharma
Robyn Cohen, Founder of Simply Be Good and COO of Viable. I spent fifteen years in the cosmetics industry working my way up from makeup artist to sales, marketing and business development manager. I had the opportunity to work with companies such as; M.A.C., Smashbox and Molton Brown. I then moved into the tech space in 2006, helping to run my husband’s company for a couple of years. In 2008, I became involved with the women’s empowerment space by volunteering with a women in tech organization.
Then I started my own blog called Women On It (formerly Girls On It). In 2010, my husband and I moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil for his company. I continued working on my blog, while teaching English to young professionals. In 2014 we returned to the U.S. My husband started his own company, Viable, which I became involved in this year. I also launched Simply Be Good at the same time. I have my Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Montreal. I love reading, writing and enjoying the outdoors with my husband and dog, Asia.
Your Personal or Professional Goals:
My personal goal is to become a mom. My husband and I started trying back in 2007 and it’s been one failed attempt after another. I wrote about our journey here – http://simplybegood.com/2015/02/20/face-infertility/. I was also interviewed by CNN, because my article got a lot of traction – http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/09/living/feat-infertility-why-people-dont-talk-openly-about-it/. (Please note, my blog used to be called Women On It). As for professional goals, I am studying to become a health and wellness consultant. I’m taking the health coach/nutrition program through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and will be graduating in July 2017.
I’ve always been very passionate about health and wellness but never thought I would develop a career in the industry. I would like my blog, Simply Be Good, to become a resource for anyone that wants to learn about health and wellness. I’m stunned by how bad the quality of our food is and how misinformed we are about good nutrition.
So my goal is to become a health and wellness advocate to teach people how they can become healthier and essentially happier by the foods they eat and the life they create.
What’s your offering to the world:
My offering to the world is partially what I said in my last answer. I want to empower people to make better health and lifestyle choices.
Who/What Inspires You:
So many people and things inspire me, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m first and foremost inspired by all the women and/or couples that have struggled with infertility and pushed through the odds to finally become pregnant. I’m inspired by women who have blazed trails against the odds to achieve their goals. For example, Oprah, Arianna Huffington, and Sara Blakely. I’m inspired by all the information, sites and blogs talking about health in a much more empowering way and that we’re no longer bound by the archaic food pyramid. And finally, I’m really inspired by the new Netflix series The Crown. To follow how Queen Elizabeth came into power and watching her evolve as a women, queen and an empowering female force in the British monarchy, it’s really fascinating.
To empower people to take control of their health and happiness.
I can’t pick one, so here’s my top three:
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ~Oprah Winfrey
”Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra
“All my work, my life, everything I do is about survival, not just bare, awful, plodding survival, but survival with grace and faith. While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated”. –Maya Angelou
As I mentioned above, my personal goal is to become a mom. My husband and I have been struggling since 2007 to start a family. We’ve had all sorts of ups and downs, but this year we finally gave IVF a try. We’re in the midst of the transfer cycle, meaning I’m taking a few different medications to prepare my body. When we went through the retrieval cycle, I had to inject four different medications. I’ve read how intense it can be, but honestly, I was just so excited to finally have the chance to try IVF, none of it matters.
I feel blessed that modern medicine allows people like me, that have endometriosis, to get pregnant this way. I want to let other women and couples know, it’s ok. You’re not the only one and this is not a setback. There are so many reasons why people struggle to get pregnant today, that it’s actually a miracle if you get pregnant naturally. Embrace whichever journey you’re on (artificial insemination, IVF, etc) and never lose hope.
Online and Social Sites:
Website URL: http://simplybegood.com/
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