The coolest thing about the internet is how it allows you to connect with people all over the world you otherwise may never known. While I only met Tero Isokauppila for the first time this summer when we recorded this conversation in person while he was here in New York, we’ve been friends on the internet since early 2013. Tero’s from Finland and founded the popular superfood mushroom brand Four Sigmatic over five years ago. While I’ve loved Four Sigmatic’s products ever since I was one of the first bloggers in America to try them, my knowledge on the fungi kingdom, foraging, and the benefits of utilizing mushrooms was limited until this conversation. Wellness wise, we got identifying adaptogens, how to use powerful herbs, ‘mushroom hacks’, and why not all water is created equal. He answered everything I was curious about in the fascinating fungi kingdom. Beyond mushrooms we had a meandering conversation where we discussed everything from entrepreneurship, inclusivity in the wellness industry, the importance of family, cultural and education system differences in other countries, his life growing up in Finland and moving to the States, his thoughts on living in New York City, and his journaling, reflection/gratitude practice. Tero is a great guy and I loved finally meeting him in person and getting to record this episode. His new book Healing Mushrooms which you’ll hear a bit about in this episode is out now and it’s as great as he is. Hope you love this episode as much as I did.
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