We are thrilled to partner with Rosy, a company that gives us all the sexual wellness solutions we deserve. Meet Lyndsey Harper, MD and founder of Rosy.
We love that you position yourself as an ambassador for wellness—what drew you to your field of work and focus on supporting women’s wellness?’
As an OBGYN, supporting women’s health and wellness is core to who I am as a person and a professional. I first discovered this passion in college when I worked at a women’s hospital. I was able to witness, first-hand, the miracle of what it means to be a woman. The intricate and miraculous way our body supports not only us as individuals, but also the capacity we have for bringing new life into the world, using our empathy and compassion to connect and solve problems with others, and ultimately change the world for the better. Without the healthy second-to-second cellular interactions that support our physical and mental health, none of this is possible. I find that fascinating and extremely motivating.
We understand you’re also on a mission to this world is to serve as a doctor, teacher, business leader and wellness transformation specialist, why are you passionate about this mission?
I am appalled that a topic such as women’s sexuality that is so personal to each of us and so important in our lives continues to be too “taboo” and “embarrassing” to discuss. We pride ourselves as a society, as a medical profession, and as corporations for being progressive, but yet we remain silent on these extremely common and important issues for women. Another highly motivating factor is that it is not just sex that is too uncomfortable for us to talk about, it is specifically WOMEN’s experience of sex. We see reminders every day in the media, at the doctors office, and in advertising that men’s sexual health is important to men and the rest of the world, and I’m ready for the same to be true for women and our sexual concerns.
As a busy founder and physician, how do you support your well-being throughout the day?
This is always a work in progress, but I have built in several safe-guards against overleveraging myself too much in one area or the other. I have a calendar by which I live, work, and play. I make time for doctor’s appointments (I have a mammogram this afternoon!), for working out, for lunch with friends, for alone time to reflect and plan, for family time, and time with my spouse. If I’m not careful, all of those things are in danger of being overridden. I choose to spend my time working in a role that I LOVE, connecting with people that matter to me, and emphasizing that balance. It is never perfect, but I always have these priorities in mind.
What does ‘shine from inside’ mean to you?
It means living and speaking my authentic truth. Finding and voicing that has been a journey for me, but I am now able to speak with confidence in situations that make me uncomfortable, whether that is in a work situation, something with my kids, or with my spouse. That freedom to know that I will always show up for myself and my tribe with love and kindness is my definition of shining from within.
Any advice for the Rae community?
Take the time you need to know what you want. If you are spinning in indecision, overwhelm, busyiness, or resentment, it is time to take a step back. What are your goals in life? What small step can you take today (and each day from now on) to make that happen? I have had so much support from coaches, my goal planner (Cultivate What Matters), Brene Brown, and others. I love this work in my life and can’t stop recommending it to others.