Interview + Giveaway with Romy Taormina of Psi Bands
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015 in The Conscious Living Blog by Lee Wassem
We are loving our home at Target in the new Women's Health destination that caters to pre and postnatal care. We have had the privilege of meeting some really fantastic women behind some pretty wonderful brands in this same assortment and one of them is Romy Taormina of Psi Bands. We love these acupressure bands that provide a drug-free alternative to quelling nausea from morning sickness, motion sickness, chemo and anesthesia. These brilliant little bands come in an assortment of colors and patterns (something for everyone), they are waterproof, reusable and adjustable to fit most wrists. The founder of Psi Bands is even more lovely and we have had the good fortune of connecting with her and learning more about her and what's to come. Enjoy this short interview and giveaway below!
ZO: Tell us why you started Psi Bands. What was your inspiration?
ROMY: I suffered from debilitating morning sickness during both of my pregnancies. While I found nausea relief through acupressure wrist bands, I was dissatisfied with existing products on the market that were not waterproof so I could not wear them in the shower, unsightly, and not adjustable so they would not stay static on the acupressure point clinically proven to relieve the nausea. Thus, I set out to create a product that would be both stylish and functional for those who suffer from nausea. Psi Bands are uniquely waterproof, adjustable around the wrist and at the acupressure point for a personalized fit, and they are available in several fun colors.
ZO: How has your role as a mother influenced how you run your company/live your life?
ROMY: I have learned that as soon as you get too comfy doing anything, things will change. The only constant is change so it’s best to be agile.
ZO: Tell us about a woman who inspires you.
ROMY: Oprah inspires me. She had a very difficult childhood and, yet, has become an inspirational force despite those setbacks. She influences millions in a way that uplifts them to “own” their femininity, see their potential, and grow with confidence, self awareness, and gratitude.
ZO: Your favorite part of running a business is…
ROMY: Providing nausea relief to so many who suffer is incredibly gratifying. When I am faced with challenges, it is our customers and their warm testimonials that keep me fueled. I also love being a mentor to my children (that hard works pays off), sharing and supporting fellow entrepreneurs (especially women entrepreneurs), and the flexibility to set my own schedule.
ZO: Please share with us a hobby or "guilty pleasure".
ROMY: I love chocolate covered strawberries. And a good, bold cup of coffee. It’s ok if it’s decaf.
ZO: What's the best parenting advice you have ever received or have learned from your own experience?
ROMY: To do my best to guide and protect, but that I cannot control. I am still learning how to do that.
ZO: Congrats on your success! Anything new planned for 2016 that you’d like to give us a hint about?
ROMY: Psi Bands’ door count at Target is increasing in 2016. Super exciting. The rest is under wraps, but thanks for asking!
Ready for a giveaway? We have paired our Refresh Oil aromatherapy blend with Psi Bands for a sweet gift! Enter below - we are choosing 3 winners!
Zoe Organics + PsiBands Giveaway