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Meet Elizabeth Villa of Do The Good Stuff

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Villa.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Do The Good Stuff was launched in May of 2016 as a media platform for individuals pursuing health and wellness on their own terms.

It started out of frustration after one too many Google searches resulted in How To articles meant to get clicks rather than help the real people reading them. I had already followed the internet’s wellness advice from eating Paleo to training for triathlons and while outside me had looked healthy, inside me was still anxious, sleep deprived, and extremely unhappy. I started searching for resources that helped me feel better in ways that actually mattered to me and I didn’t find any, so I decided to create them.

Over the past two years, I’ve worked with a great team and community to create responsible digital resources to help individuals take care of themselves in ways that feel good to them like our Check-In Quiz, weekly Self-Care Sunday emails, and events.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Starting something new is always a challenging and imperfect process. That has definitely been true of starting Do The Good Stuff. I’ve especially struggled with navigating the emotional ups and downs that come with putting your best ideas and hardest work into something and then having to sit back and watch people take it or leave it. It’s extremely vulnerable, but I’ve learned to value it as a personal growth opportunity and as a chance to learn from the people I’m trying to help.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Think of Do The Good Stuff as your digital toolkit for taking care of yourself and advocating for your health. The easiest way to get started is to take our Check-In Quiz telling us how you feel. We’ll follow up with relevant articles, stories, and weekly emails full of tips for feeling better. You can also attend events for an IRL toolkit experience.

High stress, low energy, and inadequate care aren’t norms we’re willing to accept. By breaking down exclusive trends, expert advice, and complicated systems, we’re making health and wellness possible for the individual so that you can own how you feel and get what you truly need.

What were you like growing up?
When I wasn’t playing soccer, I was making music videos (yikes), writing business proposals to pitch my parents on my next big idea, and speed reading books starting with the last page first. My lemonade stand had a real cash register my parents bought from a going out of business sale and my closet was a make-shift library that my sister was guilted into frequenting often.

It’s safe to say that while I was an anxious kid, I was optimistic. I believed in myself and was lucky enough to be surrounded by people who believed in me too.

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Bree McCool Photography

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