The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the worst years for health in recent history. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was thrown into chaos, disrupting lives and causing widespread suffering. On top of this, in January 2020 I lost my mom to breast cancer, then in March 2020 I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer. Just one year later in June 2021, I lost my younger, and only, brother to acute renal failure, acute pancreatitis and hypertriglycerimedia. Losing three loved ones within such a short span of time is unimaginable, and my heart goes out to all those who have experienced loss.
As if this wasn’t enough, In August 2021, one month after I lost my brother, I learned that I had thyroid cancer. It was a lucky accident that I discovered the cancer at all, and early enough for successful treatment. My husband and I were planning a trip to east Africa to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday, and to travel to Africa we had to get certain vaccinations and tests. One of my test results showed an abnormality, and investigating this abnormality led to the discovery of the cancer. If not for this lucky coincidence, I might not be here to share my story.
As I share a glimpse of my life, you will hear a narrative intertwined with love, loss, resilience, and hope. Through all the trials I have endured, I have attempted to exemplify the strength of the human spirit. Please join me as I explore my remarkable journey through this thing called life, honoring the memories of my mom, dad, and my younger brother.
Grief naturally made me consider my own mortality. I have always been an avid enthusiast of health and wellness, but the loss I experienced made me laser focused on doing whatever I could to live as long as possible. I didn’t want my children to have to experience what I have been through. My research brought me to two important discoveries, the concept of “Blue Zones”, and the health and wellness company Arbonne.
“Blue Zones” refer to regions of the world where people tend to live longer, healthier lives. What is it about these countries that causes their citizens to outlive us? Factors such as a nutrient-rich diet, active lifestyle, strong social connections, and sense of purpose all play a role in promoting health and well-being. By understanding and adopting these elements, individuals can strive to create their own little blue zones, improving their chances of living a long and fulfilling life. So, whether you’re young or old, it’s never too late to start incorporating these habits into your daily routine, and reap the benefits they provide.
Through my research into these “Blue Zones” I discovered Arbonne. Arbonne is helping me replicate Blue Zone living despite our country being only #10 in the world for longevity. Just 11 days into my start with Arbonne, I was getting closer to my ideal weight, I was sleeping better and feeling fantastic. So now I want to share my experience with Arbonne, in hopes of helping others feel better, live healthier and avoid the devastating pain of unnecessary loss.
Arbonne has been garnering attention for its commitment to clean and sustainable living, a critical component for me as an eco-friendly warrior. With over 10 years of experience in the green living industry, I can confidently say that Arbonne has the potential to transform your life, and to help you embrace the principles practiced by the people living in “Blue Zones”. Through their range of natural and pure products, Arbonne provides an opportunity to nourish your body from the inside out, and make sustainable choices that positively impact both you and the planet. As we navigate the complexities of this unprecedented time, and strive for better health outcomes for everyone, together we can overcome the obstacles that lie ahead.
When it comes to maintaining a clean and healthy home, Norwex is the name you can trust. With over 10 years of expertise in the industry, Norwex has revolutionized the way we clean by offering innovative eco-friendly products that work wonders. From their signature microfiber cloths to their cutting-edge cleaning solutions, Norwex provides a complete range of sustainable and effective options for all your cleaning needs. What sets Norwex apart is their commitment to reducing the use of harmful chemicals and toxins in our daily lives, ensuring that your home remains a safe and toxin-free environment for you and your loved ones. Discover the best-kept secret of a sparkling clean home with Norwex, the brand that combines sustainability, innovation, and quality like no other. Experience the difference for yourself and join the millions of satisfied customers who have made Norwex their go-to choice for a greener and healthier home.
The desire to help others succeed motivates just about everything I do, whether that means educating prospective clients about our products or help potential consultants make the decision to start a new business. That desire drives my current goal, to improve people’s homes and lives by sharing my mission of radically reducing chemicals and creating safe havens for our families.
Chemicals have the potential to do more harm than good and living well is everyone’s right. We have the buying power to choose harmful chemical free products to use, wear and consume. Fortunately there is no need to choose between healthy products and products that work.
Education inspires people to make healthy choices. When people know better, they can choose better. A small, conscious choice goes a long way. We can show you a healthier way to clean, live and help protect our planet. Never underestimate the power of YOU. Good choices add up, and together we can create a cleaner, healthier world for all families, for generations to come.
I’ve developed a reputation as an eco-friendly mom, starting with the decision to use cloth diapers during the first year of raising our twins (Ben and Ava who just turned 1 in 7.8.19). Then in July 2019, our household set a goal of completely eliminating the use of paper towels and table napkins. Thanks to Norwex we are able to successfully meet our goal. Since converting our home using Norwex products, we have dramatically reduced the use of baby wipes, and saved significant amounts of money from no longer buying all purpose cleaners, glass/window cleaner, powder cleanser, floor gloss, toilet bowl cleaner, disinfectant spray, stainless steel wipes, carpet odor eliminator, fabric softener, bleach, pet odor spray, clean & polish spray for furnitures, cotton balls, facial wipes, dish sponge, paper towels, and table napkins.
I consider myself an efficiency ninja. As a current trusted advisor of a tax and financial company, I can always be relied on to swiftly deliver solutions against exacting client problems and situations. I manage Fortune 500 accounts, including working with each client to set and drive the achievement of annual goals and quickly resolve tax and payroll issues. I enjoy personally advocating for my clients in the toughest situations, and I bring unfailing resilience to every challenge. For me, “no” means “not today.” I strive to combine this fortitude with a warm, friendly approach to client service that allows me to secure repeat business and gain high-value referrals.
When I’m not driving client success, supporting my team mates or trying to make the world a little greener, I can be found relaxing with my family, traveling, or experimenting in the kitchen. My greatest passions in my personal life are exploring other cultures and preparing (and eating!) wonderful food. I have a certification in patisserie and baking from Le Cordon Bleu program at the California School of Culinary Arts, and I enjoy putting it to use at every opportunity.
After almost 20 years in the corporate world and the recent loss of three beloved family members within a matter of months, I made a radical decision –to really live life on my terms, my way. I quit my job to run a business that reflects my core values –treating people and this planet with respect, gratitude, and kindness. I’ve never looked back since.
At ecomaids of Claremont, we not only clean houses using products safe for people, pets, and the planet, we get to transform homes into havens, enabling clients to spend time with the people they love, doing what they love. That, I painfully realized, is the most important thing in life. The fact that my work is able to provide that gift to others brings me untold joy and satisfaction.
Being an eco-friendly mom, a cleaning ninja, and a proud, first-generation immigrant business owner are merely extensions of my goals to live life authentically, passionately, and with intention. I want to make a difference in this world –one house, one person, one planet at a time.
Read on for the really juicy tidbits about me . . .
Professional Goal . . . To be the Michael Jordan (GOAT) of the Cleaning Industry! I want to do it bigger, better, and more creatively than anyone else.
People are surprised to find . . . that I change my hair color on a monthly basis! Sometimes it’s orange, sometimes blue . . .
Greatest wisdom of my elders . . . “Be Great!” My grandmother always said that. Just, “be great!”
My day always begins with . . . a long walk with my dog King. I use this time to clear my head, set intentions, and feel good about myself and the upcoming day. I wake up at 3:45AM, walk 2 miles and ride my rowing machine for 20 minutes, win your mornings and finish it strong, it conquers the day.
What others would say about me . . . that I don’t really care what others say about me!
Ecomaids take pride in being the go-to solution for all your cleaning requirements. With over a decade of experience in the industry, we have mastered the art of providing top-notch cleaning services for everyone. Our team of professionals is dedicated to delivering exceptional results, leaving your space spotless and fresh. Whether it’s residential or light commercial cleaning, we’ve got you covered. From a more detailed cleaning to eco-friendly practices, we tailor our services to meet your unique needs. Experience the convenience and reliability of ecomaids, where cleanliness meets professionalism. Say goodbye to the hassle of cleaning, and let us take care of it for you. Trust us for a refreshing and immaculate experience every time.
Claremont is one of the best places to live in California, at least according to the Huckells – owners of ecomaids of Claremont-Rancho Cucamonga-Glendora. The locals of Claremont are very eco-friendly, they support small businesses and are truly kind and supportive community.
While the Huckells have a background in a variety of fields including engineering, entertainment, financial and education they are also enthusiastic about food, travel and saving the environment. They have four children: Aaron, 23, current pursuing career as a barber, Angelica, 20, studying to be a nutritionist, and three-year-old twins Ben and Ava who have the entire world in front of them. They also have a three-month old puppy named King, a Golden Doodle studying to be the sweetest dog ever.
As residents of Claremont for twelve years, the Huckells know firsthand how outstanding the colleges, local restaurants and playgrounds are and enjoy all the area has to offer. In Claremont you can visit the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, the California Botanical Garden, and the Claremont Museum of Art. Upland has fun breweries to visit, escape rooms to experience and the Cooper Regional History Museum. You do not want to miss the Pacific Railroad Museum in San Dimas, and any “Bill & Ted” fan knows they are the home of most excellent waterslides. Rubel Castle in Glendora is a fascinating, recently built “castle” created out of concrete and recycled materials. Rancho Cucamonga has Victoria Gardens, an excellent outdoor mall with a wide variety of local food joints, and you can visit John Rains House to see an interesting 19th century historical home. There are also great hiking trails in most of our locations.
ecomaids of Claremont-Rancho Cucamonga-Glendora have one main goal, to help create awareness in their local community about the benefits of eco-friendly cleaning services. The Huckells have always been an eco-friendly home, but once their twins were born, they realized just how important it was to use eco-friendly cleaning products. And the 64-point check list that ecomaids uses ensures the customer is satisfied every time.
They are also happy to leave their 9-to-5 to become business entrepreneur and provide employment opportunities that are both highly engaging and offer possibilities for growth. ecomaids offers a chance to grow within the company, but also fosters new business owners who can branch out and discover their own dream jobs.