Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.— Oscar Wilde.
Hi! I’m Olga Marie. It’s no coincidence my initials are OM. It’s kind of like my mom destined me to be a yogi. I found yoga at a pivotal time in my life and it quickly became my calling. Before that, I earned my college degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and art. I was on the path to medical school but feeling uncertain about my purpose in life and yoga made me realize I was going through the motions of what I thought I had to do—but I wasn’t doing what I was called to do.
After about ten years of feeling as if I had thrown my life away to be a flexible hippie, my passions finally merged. I found out what the universe had in store for me and it was pretty awesome. Now, I am a Managing Director at Beautycounter and I’m still super passionate about biology, chemistry, and art. I have spent 20 years studying the endocrine system under the guidance of my father who is a Regenerative Physician. The biology of hormone health is directly related to the chemistry of the personal care products we use on our bodies, the chemicals we use to clean our homes and the fragrances and pesticides in the environment (to name a few).
Oh, and yoga was basically born from the fusion of art and biology so that’s another huge part of who I am and what I do.
I have three kids and I’m married to a badass rule-breaking rebel just like me. But at the same time, we couldn’t be more different. I’m emotional enough for the two of us and he is the responsible one who makes sure our water doesn’t get cut off. (What can I say I’m a little forgetful). I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for a long time but I’ve got A LOT to say now and can’t wait to share it all with you.
I’m on a mission to heal the physical and emotional wounds that life, science, the environment, and Big Pharma have caused. I’m keeping it real and I hope you do too!