Rosanne Bostonian – Holistic Health Practitioner at Essential Spirit

Luciano Pavarotti once said that he prepared himself with study and practice, and when a performance was required he would “fall backwards into the arms of God.” I believe if we are open vehicles, the ideas come to us.

Rosanne Bostonian began her career as a teacher and taught at Paramus High School throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. She was involved as a student government advisor and also coached softball, basketball, and cheerleading. Dr. Bostonian subsequently earned her PhD in psychology from Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine Campus and spent nearly a decade as school psychologist with the West Morris Regional High School District in Long Valley, New Jersey.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Rosanne Bostonian has always supported others’ health and wellness in a variety of ways. She currently serves as a certified Reiki master and teacher, which allows her to bring clients’ mind, body, and spirit into balance. Acknowledging the importance and efficacy of the energetic domain of healing, Rosanne combines Reiki, light touch energy, and essential oils. The synergy provides a powerful healing environment.

Rosanne has an extraordinary gift of making the abstract understandable with humor, metaphor and the poetry of words. These talents support her current marketing activities with Young Living where she provides team support and undertakes speaking engagements. Many organizations seek out Dr. Rosanne Bostonian as a presenter for their group support activities and events. She recently spoke to the Health and Wellness Co-Op of Millburn/Short Hills on “Healthy Campers Healthy Kids.”

Actively involved in her community in her free time, Dr. Bostonian also enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling to her second home in Florida.

Where did the idea for Essential Spirit come from?

Essential Spirit, LLC, is a synthesis of various service modalities following my retirement as a psychologist in private practice. The combination includes the practice of Reiki, light touch energy healing, a multilevel network marketing business with Young Living Essential Oils as an Independent Wholesale Distributer, and teaching/speaking at various venues, including adjunct teaching at Berkeley College and other inspirational speaking engagements.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

The typical day starts with gratitude for health, opportunity to serve and checking avenues of communication. Productivity comes from service and commitment to be fully present for clients and students.

How do you bring ideas to life?

Luciano Pavarotti once said that he prepared himself with study and practice, and when a performance was required he would “fall backwards into the arms of God.” I believe if we are open vehicles, the ideas come to us.

What’s one trend that really excites you?

As people understand the effects of altering Nature for financial gain, the trend becomes the return to holistic and healthy practices, foods and choices. That gives us all hope that we are becoming more aware of long-term consequences that result from short-term gain.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

I build relationships, which I believe create success if the motivation is sincere.

What was the worst job you ever had and what did you learn from it?

I don’t feel there is a “worst job,” because every experience is valuable. I’ve learned from my experiences that operating as an independent practitioner/entrepreneur is more rewarding that being a cog in the wheel of a larger organization. Independence allows for more creativity, even though the risks appear greater, they really aren’t, since one relies on personal strengths and motivation rather than the whims of larger organizations.

If you were to start again, what would you do differently?

It’s hard to second guess what life brings us. Since I humbly respect the twists and turns of life, I don’t know that I would change anything. I’ve learned from every opportunity.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

I would strongly recommend a strong commitment to purpose beyond financial gain. That will see us through the times when cash may not be flowing.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business? Please explain how.

My father taught me to “do what you do well, and let others do what they do well.” I’m not adept at social media, so I engaged the help of Suzanne Bugge “A Focused Advantage” to help create a presence on social media.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

This may seem evasive, but I don’t relate to the word “failure.” If I am working with someone who isn’t responding, this is an opportunity to go within and alter my approach, or simply understand that person better. So this wouldn’t be a failure, but an opportunity for mutual growth.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

Explore a business in multilevel network marketing that interfaces with the holistic health movement. This involves a minimal investment and will catch the trend of health consciousness.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

I spend $100 weekly on massage with a fellow Young Living Wholesaler, Colleen Maurer, LMT. She uses therapeutic grade essential oils and the health-giving, supportive work is extremely helpful. It keeps “the engine” running!

What software and web services do you use? What do you love about them?

Computer skills are not my strong suite, so my software is pretty basic, I use word. Fabulous program – I remember typewriters and whiteout! As for web services, Facebook and LinkedIn are the ones I use most often and, of course, shopping on Amazon, which is about the best thing since sliced bread!

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

Start Where You Are,” by Pema Chodron. The author is a Buddhist nun, an American woman by birth, who teaches principles that are extremely valuable. To maintain equilibrium in a stormy world, it’s vital to have inner focus and balance.

What people have influenced your thinking and might be of interest to others?

I can include such names as Joel Goldsmith, Joseph Campbell, Pema Chodron, Michael Brown, Paulo Coelho. These are all authors who encourage spiritual awakening and maintaining inner balance and intrinsic purpose. They can all be Googled for further information.


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