Date: : November, 2012
Rina Gongagu is Production and Project Manager, and R&D Manager at Wild Earth Nepal, a producer of fine handcrafted Himalayan herbal products. Rina and I have been co-creating together over the past nine years and have developed the Mystic Masala’s exquisite line of Ayurvedic oils, soaps and more recently, the exquisite Ayurvedic blends for The Mystic Masala Aromatic Malas.
Wild Earth is located in Kathmandu, Nepal, and design their simple aromatic herbal gift products to enhance well-being. They also greatly contribute to women’s and rural economic development in Nepal through the wholesale export of their herbal products.
The Spice Mistress is honoured to welcome Rina Gongagu as the focus of this month’s Pancha Q.
1. How do you begin your day?
Rina: I do some stretches in bed before getting up. Drink a glass of water, shower and then do some yoga practices, which I have just learned. Then make a nice breakfast and serve everyone and be ready to go to the office.
2. What’s one piece of life changing health advice you can share with others?
Rina: The only piece of advice I would like to share is ‘Be happy right now’. Happiness is the main key of life to move it ahead. So let’s not wait for a miracle to be happy. If we wait, we will never ever be healthy from our mind, heart and body.
3. What’s one thing that gives you hope for the future?
Rina: My responsibilities of my own life, life is so beautiful, I am so lucky to be alive. So I am trying my best to fulfill all wishes and dreams of my life.
4. Any lifestyle ‘Crimes against Wisdom’ (Prajnaparadha) that challenge you?
Rina: Yes. Firstly, I trust people so quickly so that many times I get hurt. Secondly, I always worry about losing my loved ones. Every time I wish I could retain them with me for my lifetime, so it bothers me really badly.
5. A moment of beauty that inspired you today?
Rina: So many… In the water with my friends, feeding birds, playing with my dog, solving the problem of friends, being around with loved one, helping needy people, achieving the things that I want.
Thank you for the interview, Rina. Om Shanti!
Find out more: Wild Earth Nepal