About Emmy Stoltz
With 24 years’ experience of established and innovative practice, Emmy has advised spa operators and product manufacturers to grow profit margins by improving systems and creating awareness through training and mentorship. A well-known keynote speaker at many industry events, a regular spa judge and respected member of the beauty industry in South Africa, Emmy has collected many awards as manager, visionary and ambassador. She is well known for her volunteerism support; Global Mentorship Director for Africa, Board Member for the SA Spa Association and now Global Wellness Ambassador for South Africa, giving back to others is part of her DNA.
Tell us about your involvement in Global Wellness Day?
I was appointed as the GWD Ambassador for South Africa in April 2021. Before this, I served as Key Supporter.
What makes you smile or brings you joy and why?
My family; watching them have fun and succeed in life brings me immense joy! Seeing a sunrise or sunset, a beach or a beautiful butterfly through the eyes of your children and seeing them completely in awe of this wonderful thing in front of them, makes you see it as though for the first time too.
What is your daily wellness routine?
I am fortunate to have a personal trainer that guides me three times per week. We switch the routine up to ensure it is never boring. We often take walks with our dogs and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Cape Town. In addition, I try and follow most of the GWD 7-step Manifest. My most favourite being sharing a family meal.
What is your favourite quote or affirmation?
It must be the quote from Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.
Describe how you achieve mindfulness
Because I juggle a few balls, I need to ensure I am mindful and live in the moment otherwise my days can quickly become overwhelming. I wake up at least an hour before the rest of the family. This time is used to have a few moments for myself before the day begins. I try and focus on all that I am grateful for, focus my breathing and prepare myself for the day ahead.
What does wellness mean to you?
It means taking care and making time. Taking care of all that is important to you, and making the time to do this.
Where do you find inspiration?
I have great mentors in my life that inspire me on a daily basis.
What are your go-to wellness apps and/or podcasts? Why?
I have my watch connected to my phone that helps me track my steps, sleep and water intake.
Books that changed your wellness perspective and why?
I love cooking and I enjoy books like The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner as well as The Food Therapist by Shira Lenchewski. Both are practical books that teach skills that can easily be used in your day-to-day life.
Name three things for which you are grateful
I have learnt to love my body, with all its flaws, I am grateful for the capable and healthy body I have.
I am grateful for my family and that I am able to share experiences with them
I am grateful for all the opportunities I have been given in life.
Finally, what words of wisdom can you pass on?
You are your only limit! Embrace and love who you are!