Women We Admire - Mona Sharma
Our Women We Admire series is our way of supporting and sharing the stories of incredible women whose values match ours. Today, meet Mona Sharma.
Mona Sharma Wants To Heal You From the Inside Out
Mona Sharma is the founder of Xicama™, a line of beverages made from jicama and a nutritionist to stars like Jay Shetty and Hrithik Roshan.
Tell us about yourself. What first inspired you to start your business or go into the field?
Having grown up living at the Sivananda Ashram, I have first-hand experience seeing the healing power of food, yoga, and mindfulness. As a nutritionist, my approach is rooted in the philosophy, “food as medicine, movement as therapy, and mindfulness as the journey to optimize health.” This was the foundation that led to my recovery from two heart surgeries, debilitating anxiety, and changing my career path from a high-profile corporate job.
I am also the founder of Xicama™, an innovative line of functional beverage products that deliver gut health and immune-boosting benefits from superfood jicama. My mission is to guide my students to honor their personal constitution, to optimize health and energy for life.
What motivates you?
Living in flow, my children and husband, helping as many people as possible and guiding others to optimize their wellness and pure potential.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve learned from your industry?
Quality matters. Don't believe everything you read. Comparison is a killer of joy. Live to love every day with intention, and attune to the feeling you want to feel in this life.
What’s your greatest accomplishment? What do you still hope to achieve?
My greatest accomplishment is giving birth to my two children and learning to love and celebrate my body for doing so! Another accomplishment I’m proud of is launching two companies aimed at helping people heal from the inside and out. The future holds a lot more with a wellness brand in the works and global wellness retreats.
What would you like skincare lovers to know?
What you eat is just as important as what you put onto your skin. Read your food labels closely and eat whole colorful foods with high vibration if you want to glow from the inside out.
What are your favorite Province Apothecary products and why?
I love the Rejuvenating + Hydrating Face Serum for its amazing hydration and base for makeup and the Invigorating + Balancing Toner to refresh my skin throughout the day.
Where can people find you?
https://www.instagram.com/monasharma/ https://www.monasharma.com/ https://xicamalife.com/
Sign up for email updates (including skincare tutorials, green beauty tips, plus launches and product info).