We had the good fortune of connecting with RaLonda Copeland and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi RaLonda, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“Travel far & pay no fare; a book can take you anywhere.”— ANNE MORROW LINDEBERGH

This quote is one of my go to’s because it represents who I am and who my brand, The Well-balanced Conscious Woman is. In life we get trapped in the everyday hustle and forget the importance of self-care. Self-care to me is picking up a book and getting lost in it while I light my favorite candle. With everything that is going on in the world due to covid-19 and also trying to be a responsible adult sometimes its not feasible to catch a flight but reading can take you anywhere you imagine. The power of the brain is so amazing especially when you add aromatherapy benefits to it, which is how I created my business. I began The Well-Balanced Conscious Woman to share my love for reading with my girlfriends. We often get so caught up in our busy lives that we forget how important and enlightening that reading can be. I wanted to bring excitement back to picking up and reading a great book. The Well-Balanced Conscious Woman is a company who promotes the importance of reading. Our objective is to get you into LIT(erary) while you get LIT. We currently have two aspects that we cater too. The first is our book club where we focus on the everyday woman who is juggling multiple aspects of life. Your #WCW Reads allows you to connect with other successful women who enjoy life but also understand the benefit of escaping in a good book. We are here to encourage you to live your best life! In living your best life our second aspect will enhance that. The Well-Balanced Conscious Woman: Lit Collection specializes in all natural hand poured soy candles made with essential oils. Each one of our candles have a story and pairs up with many books. Our goal is to promote reading while indulging in your self-care aromatherapy routine. Get LIT with us!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What I am most excited about is the fact that my products has helped numerous people and the quality of my items. I worked hard consistently to discover my lane; each day I find something to tweak to make not only myself better but my brand. I had to really buckle down and figure out what was my Why. Once i figured out making a difference was the most important factor everything began to flow. As a Well-Balanced Conscious Woman it is very important to realize the power of who you are, how you are viewed, the power in the products we use, and how all these things coincide. I learned to not compare myself to those around me and everyone has a chance to win. Focus on you, your reasons, and those who lives you can change and there is no way you can lose. I want the world to know I like my candles like i like my relationships non-toxic. LOL but on a serious note I want the world to know that when you find your Purpose nothing can stop you, live in it, breathe in it, and be it. You are the deciding factor on how successful you chose to be.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend was visiting and I had to show them a good time we are 1st starting off with a home cooked meal and game night at the house. I would probably make some bbq meatballs, mashed redskin potatoes, and broccoli and cheese with some tequila, drunk uno, phase 10, and karaoke. The next day we would go to brunch at Le’Petiit Dejeneur than walk around eastern market, head to the DIA and just walk around downtown. One of those days we would then go to Good Times on the Ave (Livernois) for some good food and drinks. Another day we would rent a boat and ride downtown and stop at bell isle for a picnic so we can discuss our favortie books and obsess over our book crush. OF course one night we would have to get some coney island because you cannot come to Detroit and NOT EAT IT! I would also probably throw a movie night with my family and friends in the back yard. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shoutout my parents who started me into reading, my sister who gave me books I didn’t appreciate at that time, all my friends, and family who pushed me,assisted me,and encouraged me when things got rough and of course God cause I legit couldn’t do this without him.

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