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Meet Zenina Rashed of Wholesome Zen in Valley Village

Today we’d like to introduce you to Zenina Rashed.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Zenina. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Wholesome Zen was inspired by my desire to help others discover their “wholesome” self. My vision is to use dance, yoga, plant-based nutrition, and purposeful guidance as tools to inspire and support people in their life journey. Wholesome Zen is a reflection of my experiences in life thus far. I have worked in several different industries; pursued careers in dance, fitness, field marketing and sales within the natural food and beverage industry. Wholesome Zen is the result of discovering my passions that, in which fuels my purpose in life which is to help others uncover their true self.

My tagline is “discovering your wholesome”, which consists of using the different services under Wholesome Zen as tools to promote self-healing. The first piece of this vision begins with offering delicious plant-based food and desserts. I am in the process of developing the other offerings and excited to help so many with their journey through life!

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?
I honestly believe this road has been one I’ve been traveling on my entire life. It has not been smooth at all! The “car” has broken down, ran out of gas, lost tires, etc. If you get my drift! I spent most of my adult years without any family support or guidance, so I’ve had to fall on my face many times to figure out what works. I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur but feeling unsupported made embarking on this journey much harder because I felt insecure and unsure that I could succeed. This led me into jumping around in different industries that closely matched what I was passionate about, but none of them truly fulfilled me because I have had a clear vision on what I wanted to do in life as a child. Nevertheless, I’m beyond grateful for all the experiences I have had to reach this point because I have learned so much that I can pull from to help others.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Wholesome Zen story. Tell us more about the business.
Wholesome Zen is a health and wellness company that uses dance, yoga, plant-based nutrition, and purposeful guidance to help others uncover their true self. The available offerings are tools that clients can use to travel within and begin the process of, as I like to say, “discovering your wholesome.” The offerings are all healing modalities that help people heal their mind, body, and spirit collectively, so they can begin living purposeful based and fulfilling lives.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I honestly do not believe in luck. We are the authors of our journey. I know the decisions and choices I have made are the reasons I have encountered any “good luck” or “bad luck.” And I have used these experiences to make better decisions and choices to produce more positive outcomes.

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Khalid Farquharson

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