Periodically, A Light In The Chaos will place the spotlight on an entrepreneur who leads with soul.
It is with gratitude to we spend time with NYC Acupuncturist, Lauren Glauberg.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR LIGHT WITH US. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND WHAT DO
My name is Lauren Glauberg and I am a licensed acupuncturist in NYC. I am also an Assistant Supervisor on the Kiiko Matsumoto acupuncture clinical teaching team at Tri-State College of Acupuncture as well as an essential oil wellness advocate and educator for doTERRA.
WHEN DID YOU REALIZE YOU WANTED TO DO
A few years ago, I was having unexplained health issues and after exhausting much of what Western medicine had to offer, it was recommended that I try acupuncture. I will admit I was skeptical, but symptom relief happened in the first few treatments and I was immediately intrigued. How is it that strategically placed hair-thin needles relieved my symptoms?
About a month later, during one of my acupuncture treatments, I was lying on the treatment table and suddenly had an “ah-ha" moment. I knew I had to learn this medicine and I wanted to offer people the same type of healing care I received. My inner voice was speaking loud and clear and I heeded its call.
I have always had an innate interest in health and well-being, but at the time wasn’t necessarily seeking a career change. A few months later, I was enrolled in graduate school and on my way to getting my Masters in Acupuncture.
HOW DID YOU MAKE THE SHIFT FROM CORPORATE INTO AN ENTREPRENEUR AND MORE SPECIFICALLY INTO HOLISTIC FIELD?
The transition from working in the corporate world to becoming an entrepreneur happened over a few years. While in graduate school, I continued to work in my corporate job. Upon graduation, I was anxious to test my entrepreneurial spirit, but at the same time was taking a leap of faith without the safety net of an organizational infrastructure and a paycheck waiting for me every two weeks.
Becoming an entrepreneur has taken lot of will, patience, perseverance, and self-confidence, and when these are running thin, I make sure to focus on my mission to help others heal and create a better quality of life in a simple, elegant, and effective way.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
Healing does not always mean becoming symptom free, but rather feeling at peace with or accepting a situation. Having had multiple surgeries and various health issues, I know that healing is a type of evolution since it requires change on various levels. It can take a tremendous amount of courage and patience to heal especially for those who have lost hope which is one of the most important parts of the healing process.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Scheduling downtime for myself. Taking time for myself is often the first thing to go when I get very busy.
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF BUSINESS ADVICE YOU HAVE RECEIVED?
“Believe in yourself”. This seems a rather common and obvious piece of advice, but the word “believe" has a lot of depth and determination behind it. As long as you believe in yourself, you will have the self-confidence to keep moving forward, learning, and growing.