Army Veteran Launches Holistic Brand JOHARI & LOU Artisan Soul Stones

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shanise Spruill.

It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?

To start, I’m a mom and retired Army veteran. I served in the military for 20 years. While I was serving I started a small home based jewelry business, that allowed me to express myself creatively as a form of stress relief. In 2019 I was officially diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder, and severe anxiety. I was not representing my best self and ultimately took a break from creating and military duties to focus on my mental health and wellness. It was in therapy that l began a healing journey, and learned invaluable practices that introduced me to the realm of holistic health. Launching a business was not the sole objective. This mental reset also opened the door to self education on integrative and alternative health practices. I went on to earn a Baccalaureate in Complementary and Alternative Health with the University of Arizona Global Campus, earn Reiki certifications, and complete master classes such as Psychoneuroimmunology (how thoughts impact disease) through Maryland University of Integrative Health. The desire to self-healed along with wellness education served as the catalyst to launching a holistic wellness brand geared toward helping others reach and maintain optimal health.

I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?

Though I was familiar with PTSD, living with it while running a business, and serving in the military was very challenging. The goal was to get better mentally so that I can show up as my best version of myself. Spending nearly 2 decades dedicating time and energy serving others and my country, being a full time mom, and a senior leader in the military, eventually took backseat. I had to learned to re-dedicate and invest the same energy and time towards myself and wellness, which became my new normal.

Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?

Johari in Lou Artisan Soul Stones as a crystal inspired brand it promotes energy wellness. As a holistic practitioner I specialize in energetic health. I offer energy therapy along with Chakra consultations. These services are specifically designed to help identify imbalances and create a healthcare plan that facilities self-healing.

What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?

The best advice I would share is to live your truth, be authentic and transparent with yourself. This leads to personal and professional evolution.

Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?

Success for me, is being able to use your growth to positively impact others, while living freely and in peace.

What’s next for you?

It’s been over a year since we’ve rebranded our company JOHARI & LOU Artisan Soul Stones. As a small business we’re still enjoying getting to know all of our clients and customers as well as being a source for information. We utilize our blog and social media to share and educate our customers and clients. We’re also working to launch a podcast “So Soulistic “ that will share real life experiences, coupled with Wellness tips for the every day individual.

Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more.

Google us! We can be found at or on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using our social media handle @johariandlou

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