With over 20 years of international business experience and with family members experiencing health crises, Arna Jade is familiar with the common struggle of finding a work-life balance. In her own life, she began to face burnout, stress, and overwhelm. She knew other women could relate. The balancing act between career, family, and downtime wasn’t her struggle alone.
With burnout, Arna’s health took a hit. She noticed she put on weight. She felt more stressed than usual. Ultimately, this led to her feeling more and more unhappy in her life.
At the time, the promotion and development of her sport and supplement company forced Arna to move to the USA. And the move was much harder than she anticipated. Her anxiety and stress grew. Yet, with long hours spent in the lab, Arna began to investigate formulas to help improve her own health situation. She sought to find a mix that decreased her anxiety and reduced her stress. The right formula soon emerged, and Arna began to feel better. From this, she co-founded Vivir Labs to bring these formulas and products to other individuals facing similar issues.
Arna firmly believes that each and every person should feel happy in their own skin. She highlights her personal advocacy for body positivity and equality through true equality, not exclusive equality. In other words, Arna doesn’t believe the answer to equality is for women to separate themselves. Instead, she believes in proving one’s worth and finding that balance on a personal level. Each person is different. But we are also very similar. Arna’s learned not to allow others’ perceptions of her to sway her personal goals or journey. As such, she encourages other women to do the same and to actively find techniques and products that help them reduce the stress in their lives.
Arna created the company Vivir Organics with Co-Founder and best friend Matty. Together the two have developed products focused around reduction and management of stress.