We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Elizabeth Cortez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dr. Elizabeth, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
As the years went by, seeing patients in my private practice, I noticed two things: 1.) Most people wanted a natural way to eliminate anxiety, and 2.) most people didn’t take the time to relax/self-care. Year after year, I noticed people, especially women, not taking care of themselves, not doing the assigned homework. I prepared different supplements, herbs, and teas and blended teas for my consumption. Fast forward to the pandemic, and I found myself jumping on Instagram providing free resources to people. The time allowed me to help others and launch a podcast (The Anxiety Dr. Podcast). But, I noticed people wanting a more holistic approach to eliminating anxiety. The pandemic allowed me time to create the perfect Anxiety Ease Wellness Blend and other Blends, and that’s how Té Sana Tea and Wellness was born. I now offer free meditation workshops throughout the year and have created my own tea company.

What should our readers know about your business?
I offer Wellness Teas, which all come with meditation, videos of me helping people learn coping skills. Each wellness tea comes with a specific meditation/video that accompanies the tea. I had no idea how to grow a wellness tea company. I learned about the different teas, who farmed their teas ethically, and how to create blends. It was not easy since I had never blended or sold tea. Reading, asking questions, learning, and meditating are how I overcame these challenges. I have been meditating for 18 years, but I found myself meditating a bit more during my learning and growing.

I created Té Sana Tea and Wellness to remind people worldwide that we should take the time to take care of our mind, body, and soul. Take 10-15 minutes to enjoy a cup of tea.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Houston is a city I never thought I’d ever move to. I fell in love with the town just a few weeks after living here. I love the immense diversity and love that I see in all the people in this fantastic city. I love the food, restaurants, and the great activities and sporting events to attend. My week-long trip would be attending an Astros game, heading to discovery green, driving around the neighborhoods looking at the exceptional homes in River Oaks, and visiting the Houston Zoo. Of course, eating at The Post Beer and Wine Garden, Flower Child, Local Foods, Squable, La Lucha, and we can’t forget the fantastic BBQ at Pinkerton’s.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mother and father have always encouraged me to help others. They are why I created The Anxiety Dr website and Instagram to help people during the pandemic. It has grown, and I continue to offer free workshops. I am so grateful to them for showing me to be kind and helpful when I can. Also, my amazing husband encouraged me and pushed me to grow my business and create Té Sana Tea and Wellness. And my first customers, my brother, and sister. Who are proud of my work and share my accomplishments with the world. They are always recommending my teas to their friends and co-workers. And last but certainly not least, my customers make it possible to continue. My Anxiety Ease Wellness Tea sold out within 24 hours of launching my website. I am very grateful to them.

Website: www.tesanawellness.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theanxietydr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theanxietydr


Image Credits
Sophie Enslein Allison Wilkins

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