Today we’d like to introduce you to Brenda McChesney Mino.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Brenda. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Just like the millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, sleeplessness, emotional stress and anxiety, I began spiraling after a pole fell slamming my head into a table in February of 2015. This accident left me with severe whiplash, mild traumatic brain injury, TMJ injury, severe facet joint injury, bulging and torn discs. This ultimately led to my neck is 25% permanently impaired for life. Not being able to control the pain left me sleepless waking 5 to 25 times a night, left me overwhelmed, sad, and depressed, cognitive impairments, sensitivity to light and sound, and slowly my life began failing to thrive in every way- as a mother, wife, professional and women.
As the days turned into months, and months turned into years I tried everything I could get my hands on…you name it, essential oils, creams and topicals, vitamins and supplements, massage therapy, PT, chiropractic care, acupuncture, acupressure, craniosacral therapy and myofascial release. This offered some reprieve but not the pain-free life I needed to flourish again. I tried everything including three-neck procedures, high milligram pain relievers and opioids. And nothing gave me back my life until discovering the amazing power of high milligram hemp CBD.
Up until my accident, I truly thought I knew what parents and families needed to flourish. For the last 20 years, I have been working in the nonprofit and philanthropic fields in Colorado and across the nation to strengthen families and support their holistic needs. As a published author, master trainer and family support expert, I truly felt like I had my finger on the pulse of what families and parents need to be safe, stable and thriving. But what I realized through my experience is that I had been overlooking a major roadblock to flourishing. My firsthand experience taught me that regardless of financial stability, knowledge of parenting and child development or being surrounded by strong and loving support networks, chronic pain and it’s spiraling effects can strip you of everything, leaving you helpless, overwhelmed, and failing on every level.
After three years of sleepless nights and struggling to feel normal again, my first night of high milligram CBD use was revolutionary. I slept for over eight hours straight. When I realized this upon waking the next day, tears came to my eyes. Just one night after incorporating high milligram hemp CBD into my wellness routine, I began to feel the shift back to balance and the relief I had desperately been searching for. As I continued using it daily, I finally started to feel caught up on sleep, my pain significantly decreased, and my emotional balance and inner peace reemerged. I had more balance, cognitive clarity, and I was becoming the woman and mother that I longed to return to.
My life transformed so much that I decided to take health and wellness back into my hands and start a movement of my own to make hemp health and wellness accessible, approachable and affordable to all. My dream started with the creation of my own hemp CBD product line, Healing Power of Hemp, and has grown to include launching Flourish AVEDA Wellness – the nation’s first fully-integrated AVEDA and hemp CBD spa and salon, launching Flourish Hemp Health Studio, writing my first book, Flourish 90-Day Guide to Hemp Health and Wellness, and creating our signature Flourish Hemp-Infused Yoga Class
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My entrepreneurial journey in hemp health and wellness has required learning the “in and outs” of hemp regulations, insurance requirements, navigating the nightmare of payment processing in the cannabis industry, learning product development, label design, marketing strategies and more! Next was understanding the world of retail, wholesale accounts, shipping across stateliness before hemp was federally legalized and learning the unfortunate lesson of shipping to southern states during the hottest days of summer. Let’s just say one customer was quite surprised to find her Refresh Hemp oil Body Butter liquefied in 115-degree heat and consequently ended up with it all over her blouse! We have had ups and downs but each moment along the way has allowed us to grow place our customers first, and deeply root ourselves in our values of transparency and authenticity.
Please tell us about your business.
Before launching my first company, Healing Power of Hemp, I started looking around at available options on the market. The vast majority of CBD products were incredibly expensive and beyond the reach of what is affordable for the families and communities across America that I had spent 20 years working to support. On top of that, many products contained low amounts of CBD that weren’t enough to meet my health needs. So, the first step was to create an affordable, accessible, high milligram line of hemp CBD products that helped break the stigma associated with cannabis.
Healing Power of Hemp’s mission is to provide natural, safe, and effective products that promote holistic health and wellness. We’re a company owned and grown by women that strive to promote sustainability and equality. Our products are handmade using all-natural and organic ingredients infusing essential oils with Colorado-grown CBD. We make CBD capsules, tinctures, oils, lotions, bath bombs, rollerballs and more. We passionately believe that consumers need to be dialed into the milligrams of CBD they are buying, which is why we based our pricing on the amount of CBD contained in each product. I believe that by offering both high milligram quality products and setting affordable pricing based on the amount of CBD in each item, we are helping elevate and educated consumers. This has set us apart from the myriad of other CBD companies entering the marketing place.
However, my intention was never just to sell products but instead to create a one of a kind destination location for hemp health and wellness that could be replicated across the nation. In August 2018, I partnered with Lotus AVEDA Spa and Salon in Centennial, CO to bring the Healing Power of Hemp to our local community. Given the receptivity and health results from clients and staff, the tenured AVEDA salon owner, Camie Bolaski, quickly moved to including CBD massages on the menu and it was a HIT! The positive energy surrounding our business partnership grew quickly and in February 2019, we decided to join forces to launch the nation’s first fully-integrated AVEDA and hemp CBD Spa, Salon, and Wellness Studio.
Flourish AVEDA Wellness is a CBD spa and salon that offers the finest products and services in beauty, health, and wellness to support you on your journey toward flourishing. Our world-class team of highly trained professionals takes a hands-on approach towards enhancing inner peace, balance and pure magnificence. During your visit, we invite you to enjoy our Signature Spa packages and AVEDA Salon Treatments including CBD & AVEDA Massages, CBD & AVEDA Facials, CBD & AVEDA Mani-Pedis, CBD & AVEDA Hot Oil Scalp Treatment, and more!
We also offer a CBD Tea & Coffee Bar, Flourish Hemp-Infused Yoga Classes, and Healing Power of Hemp CBD products and. Our Flourish AVEDA Wellness specialists infuse holistic approaches to support nourishment, serenity and beauty from the inside-out and outside-in. Our team will pamper you with hair, skin and body treatments that embrace your whole being for a soothing and revitalizing one-of-a-kind experience!
We are kicking off this amazing incredible new venture with our Fall Flourish Festival on September 21 from 12:00-4:00 PM. Our FREE community, health and wellness festival is an event you won’t want to miss. There will be over 30 vendors, two live bands, aerial performers, live art, food trucks, CBD Bar and more!
What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?
Since deciding to leap into the world of CBD and hemp health and wellness, I have experienced incredible moments of affirmation through the stories and experience of those who are using my Healing Power of Hemp CBD products. I regularly receive calls and emails from customers excited to share their stories and experiences with me. Our products have stopped daily seizures from occurring, eliminated debilitating pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis and fibromyalgia, returned feeling and pink coloring to feet after a lifetime of chronic neuropathy, dramatically improved sleep quality and duration, increased focus and concentration, calmed racing minds and increased inner peace and balance by decreasing stress, anxiety and emotional unease. These stories are the reason why I wake each day elated. They are the motivation behind my desire to create products, activities, resources, and training that bring hemp health to every person, family, and health and wellness practitioner in the country. My two worlds of supporting families and encouraging hemp health have now become one, and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this incredible wellness revolution!
- Healing Power of Hemp CBD Product Line: • $15 for 100 milligram products;
- • $39 for 500 milligram products;
- • $73 for 1000 milligram products;
- • 2000-3000 milligram products launching soon!
- Regardless of the type of product you use, I originally set my prices based upon milligrams for simplicity and to highlight the importance of high milligram CBD and knowing the amount of CBD you are getting in the products you buy. Healing Power of Hemp CBD products line are available online at www.healingpowerofhemp.com. Use code: VoyageDenver to receive 15% off your first order. We invite you to experience the Healing Power of Hemp and ignite your Zen with our plant-based power for mind, body, and soul!
- Flourish AVEDA Wellness- CBD upgrades for massage, facial, mani-pedi, and scalp treatment! • $20 for Flourish AVEDA Wellness Members
- • $25 for non-members
- • $20 for Flourish Hemp-Infused Yoga
- Whether you’re on a vacation or stay-cation, we invite you to come in for our signature Flourish AVEDA Wellness experience. We are Colorado’s go-to location for your hemp health, wellness, and beauty needs! Anyone who mentions they read about us on VoyageDenver Magazine will receive a complementary cup of CBD tea or coffee. You’re invited to join us at our Fall Flourish Festival Sept 21 from 12:00-4:00 PM – a celebration of community, health, and wellness for the whole family! There will be over 30 vendors, two bands, live art performers, and more! Event is at Flourish AVEDA Wellness at 15200 East Orchard Road, Unit #101, Centennial CO 80016.
- Address: 15200 East Orchard Road, Unit #101, Centennial CO 80016.
- Website: www.flourishavedawellness.com
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