The last few days have been an absolute whirlwind, as they always are when we’re traveling the country to take part in trade shows, trunk shows + other industry events. They’ve also been an immense amount of fun, thanks to the opportunity we had to meet so many amazing individuals in the spa, retail + hospitality industries at the 2014 ISPA Conference & Expo.

I’ve been attending ISPA for many years—both as a retailer and a consultant—but this was my first opportunity to present my own brand to a wonderful community of friends and colleagues. And I’m grateful and humbled to say that the reception, encouragement + feedback we received was greater than anything I could have imagined.

It was also inspiring to be surrounded by the spa and wellness community—a group of people who take self-empowerment, mental and physical health, + mindfulness to an unparalleled level. Spending three days with them reminded me once again why Mala and Mantra’s global mission to empower women—and men, too—through wellness is so close to my heart and to the core of our brand.

I hope wearing our mala beads continues to provide you with this sense of wellbeing and reminds you to live life consciously + more mindfully.