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Kindness and Wellness

‘Kindness’ is a strong word - it's about being friendly, generous, and considerate! There are also inspirational phrases on kindness that I love:

  • Loving kindness

  • The milk of human kindness

  • Out if the kindness of one's heart

  • Kindness is free - spread it everywhere

What does ‘kindness’ mean to you? In your life? As a start, I’d love to share how I think about it. From an early age, I have always wanted to be helpful to others and especially to my family. This heartfelt feeling even began to overflow when I realized I wanted to help people feel their very best – and in doing so, I could be a ‘someone’ who could make a difference in their lives!

In my journey to do so I initially thought I would become a doctor. However, all this soon began to change course as a found an alternative path that inspired me even more. An alternative course where I could apply the same idea – to help people be and feel their very best – in a unique way in the practice of beauty and wellness. In essence, I wanted to create places where people could go to re-energize their body from the day to day stresses and a place where they could treat their skin in a way they had never experienced before and that would include the ‘touch of kindness.’

Touch had been a lost craft here in our country, and I wanted to bring it back. In those early days of my career, there really wasn’t such a profession as ‘high touch’ aesthetician in the United States – only an informal patchwork of home-grown massages and selfcare facials. I wanted to do more, and I wanted to share more about what other countries were doing. My vision was to bring to our country some of the innovative and helpful wellness approaches from around the world. So, state by state, I along with several colleagues engaged in an effort to establish such a profession – whereby we could make a difference in people’s lives. Establishing the profession of ‘licensed aesthetician’ – applying approaches to provide wellness and beauty to our clients. Treating the skin, nurturing people and giving people them what they needed most – ‘the value of touch.’ From my bringing ‘infant massage’ to the world to having a wellness clinic myself, I found a joy in helping others feel good about themselves. Feeling positive and bringing smiles to everyone along the journey.

I continue this journey today with my brand Immunocologie Skincare, The Ballou Review, and with my family. This is the complete circle of life for me! It has shown me that being kind to others brings joy to my heart and leaves me forever speechless and grateful to have touched so many lives through kindness❣️

Positive Quotes – Kindness:

- “Kindness is the most important tool you can spread amongst humanity.”

By Raktivist

- “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” By Maya Angelou

With Much Gratitude,

Karen Ballou

Founder & CEO


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