|Casa De Mi Alma Wellness Center, Las Cruces, NM, USA|
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Alma Salazar, a budding entrepreneur who is stretching her muscles on a truly multi-dimensional wellness center in Las Cruces, NM. Salazar has chosen a prominent location near the downtown area where she is integrating mental, physical, environmental, and nutritional health, by inviting diverse small businesses to work together. Visitors to Casa De Mi Alma, “home of my soul,” for the English-only readers, can receive professional counseling or fitness coaching from Salazar, who is both a professional social worker and a personal trainer. They may engage in dance and fitness classes at Mesilla Valley Dance, receive childcare and tutoring services at Learn for a Lifetime, or receive assistance restoring food security and integrated health at End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC. Soon, the Casa will be further enhanced with a health food cafe and organic garden. “Food for Thought” is scheduled to open in February. Alma’s grand vision is simple. She wants to provide a place in the community where people can be together and be healthy.