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Down to earth. Committed to holistic living. Promoter of Savoring. Business Savvy. Creative and connective. Explorer. Nurturer of Wellness. Fun.
I'm so happy to share this feature and interview with Diana Morales of Greenheart Juice Shop and Miss Lust Local. Formerly a military recruiter working for the government, Diana changed careers a few years ago, teaming up with a friend from high school to build Greenheart Juice Shop. Greenheart is a product line of organic and high quality fruit, vegetable, spice and alternative milk blends that is committed to giving you the good nutrients and energy you need to live your best life.
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Being around Diana, you quickly intuit she has a sense of who she is and that giving energy to living the good life means both inside and out. A fun personality in any room, Diana has a fondness for the local economy and is creating that sense of community through Greenheart's new location in Great Falls, Virginia. On a sunny winter day, she joined us on the streets of downtown DC to amble around and share what's on her mind.
What is different about you today than in the beginning of the year?
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Usually my days are really busy, and it’s my initial morning meditation that really motivates me to get up and get on my way.
What juices and milks do you swear by for the winter season?
Our more grounding elixirs like our Tumeric Cashew Milk and our Naked Roots Beet juice really help me stay down to earth during this time.
If you had a magic wand, what would you change about your business or your industry?
I would want to educate our customers on how organic produce in concentrated food products is so important, as well as the health benefits of the boost and herbs we offer that can help to elevate your health to a new state of well being.
Who is a force in your life and why?
My business partner for Greenheart Alicia has been such a grounding and influencing force in my life. Her support has help me move through my days and her encouragement continues to guide me daily to make strides in both my personal and professional life.
When faced with a challenging situation, what is the first thing you do? What is the second thing?
Panic, but no seriously. Then after that initial “oh shit” moment I start thinking about the actions I need to move through the situation.
What do you love about yourself?
Probably my ability to accept change. Things change rapidly all the time and adapting to change has become a great ally.
What does self-care and self-love mean to you?
Self-care to me is being able to take time to look after not only yourself physically but mentally and emotionally. To me self-love means being at peace internally and externally, to appreciate yourself and all of your virtues in the good times and the really bad times.
What is a Valentine's Day wish for your Greenheart community?
My Valentines Day wish for the Greenheart Community is pure love and appreciation. They stick by us through so many hurdles and through such tough times, I am truly grateful for them.
What is a quote you come back to time and time again?