Meet Rosanna (Rose) Lauria
Rose and I caught up recently over coffee and had a great chat about our shared passion for helping people and living your life.
I also asked Rose a bunch of questions so we could get to know her better.
John: So where are you based?
Rose: In Sydney, it's my home and where my business is based.
John: So where did you grow up?
Rose: In Sydney, born and raised in Cronulla.
John: What are you passionate about?
Rose: Helping people find balance in their busy life so they can improve their health and happiness while still fulfilling their work and family commitments.
John: So what drives you?
Rose: Empowering people to take control of their health and take responsibility for their choices and the way they live their life. The one thing that frustrates me (and I don’t get frustrated easily…) is when people play victim to the circumstances of their life, rather than choosing to take action on the things that are in their control.
I love inspiring people to get back in the driver’s seat of their life, let go of the fears around what others expect of them, and do the things they truly want to do. I get excited by helping people implement simple changes in their busy schedule. I believe this is the number 1 thing you can do for your health, and then the rest – good diet, peace of mind, regular exercise, good sleep, etc – will easily follow.
John: What do you do and who do you help?
Rose: I help workplaces make health and happiness a normal part of their business, allowing their leaders and employees to function at full capacity (enjoying themselves along the way).
When employees sacrifice their health, it significantly reduces their productivity, focus and motivation to do their best work. By increasing their resilience, energy and engagement, workplaces maximise the performance of their employees today and over the long-term.
John: So where is your favourite place to travel to?
Rose: I've been fortunate to have travelled to many places around the world and looking forward to doing many more travels. But my favourites that stood out (sorry, there’s no way I can pick one) are Cambodia, Rome and New York.
John: I'm with you there, LOVE Roma & NYC. For me Cambodia is a mixed bag. It is stunningly beautiful and has a long and noble history. Oh to visit the Angkor Region 1,000 years ago that would be mind-blowing. But Cambodia is deeply sad, it seems to have lost hope as a Nation.
What is the one place/thing at the top of your bucket list that you haven’t got to yet?
Rose: South Africa for a safari...
John: Oh me too, it's in my top five to do. Travel is deeply linked with food and drink. Do you have a favourite travel story that is linked with food and drink?
Rose: One night in San Sebastian (Spain), my husband and I did a tapas bar crawl, feasting on the most delectable and creative tapas, while sipping on local wines. We couldn’t believe the variety of flavours and ingredients they used. And the atmosphere was like nothing I’ve seen in Sydney on a night out.
John: If you had $1000 spare and no rules on how to spend it what would you do?
Rose: My husband and I are doing a road trip to Brisbane soon, so I’d use the money to stay in Byron for a few extra nights on the way and enjoy some yoga on the beach.
John: If people want to know more about you where is the best place for them to find you?
Rose: On my website recipeforhealth.com.au is best. Otherwise I am on