We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachel Kay and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachel, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I have two boys, each with different health concerns, and I am always researching ways to teach them positive, healthy lifestyle choices from supplements to meditation practices while learning to managing my own mental health challenges. When I found out our local health food store was closing, I knew I had to do something to continue the availability of not only quality products but also access to education. We went through years of struggles while I learned best practices so if I can help shorten that for anyone dealing with similar issues, I’ve done my job well. This is the main reason that Monarch Health Boutique was created.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Monarch Health Boutique is a planet conscience, healthy living boutique committed to providing high quality health and wellness products. All cutting-edge inventory has been researched for highest quality, healthiest results, environmentally friendly and best choices for families. We strive to be a “One-Stop Shop” boutique for products with a purpose. I have faced many challenges while opening a retail space during a world-wide pandemic however the process has been therapeutic and personally rewarding. I have learned that anything is possible if you try hard enough! I hope to share my experience and knowledge with other families in search of true healing.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I try and connect with nature multiple times a day whether it’s enjoying the wind or taking my shoes off and grounding. I love to remind my friends and family to slow down, take a breathe and appreciate the moment. There are so many places in the Kingwood area, and even more the Houston area, that provide eco-friendly ways to enjoy outside. I work quite a bit so when I’m off, I prefer to be either on our local river or at the beach.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a shoutout to my husband Quentin Elmer. All of this could not be possible without the love and support I get from him daily. My family has been so patient throughout this entire process and I wouldn’t be who I am without them. Much love.