Kathleen O'Connor

Banyan Content Editor, Kathleen

Kathleen headshotContent Editor

Constitution: Pitta-Vata
Currently Resides: Ashland, OR
Hometown: Long Beach, CA

 

 

 

Kathleen has worked at Banyan since 2002 starting in the Albuquerque office and moving to Ashland with the Marketing and Customer Service teams in 2005. She brought her sweet animals and her love for adventure. Working in different roles within the company has given her the opportunity to get to know Banyan from the inside out.

How has Ayurveda changed your life?

I’ve always loved the natural world and have found peace and refuge there. Ayurveda was the link that really brought my focus to the natural world within. Through Ayurveda I’ve been able to find balance by adjusting what I’m doing, eating, and thinking while paying attention to what’s going on around me.

Which Banyan products are you currently using and why?

I’m using Daily Massage Oil for abhyanga—it nurtures and grounds me. I also love combining castor and sesame oil which I use on my face instead of soap.

When are you most likely to go out of balance and how do you bring yourself back in balance using Ayurveda?

When my plate gets too full, I can really get out of balance, feeling overwhelmed and anxious. I love combining our Brahmi, Shatavari, and Ashwagandha extracts—this trio calms me right down! Whenever I need a bright shining heart, I take Arjuna extract.

Favorite place in the world?

Anywhere with family and friends

Favorite hobbies?

Beekeeping—keeps me grounded because you need to be calm when working with the girls!

Favorite quote?

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” — Hafiz

Who inspires you?

My mom—she’s 98, spirited, curious, and kind, with a love that holds me.