Hello, hello, hello, HLWEO!
We’re Tom Nikkola and Vanessa Romero. We live in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, MN with our furbaby, a Shih Tzu named Gizmo. Our two adult sons have left the nest, making us empty-nesters at the young ages of 41 and 47. We’ll leave it up to you to guess who is older.
We are husband and wife, Christ followers, business partners, city slickers, entrepreneurs, purple lovers, and health nuts. We enjoy working out, eating out, and being grandparents.
Helping others become the healthiest version of themselves, is what brings us the most joy, and what Healthy Living With Essential Oils is all about.
Thank you for being a valued member of the HLWEO team!
HOW HLWEO GOT STARTED
After experiencing significant adrenal fatigue in 2008, Vanessa left her career as a personal trainer and nutrition coach to focus on healing in mind, body, and spirit. During the recovery process, at the insistence of Tom, she started her blog Healthy Living How To.
In the early days of blogging, much of what Vanessa shared was healthy recipes she made for her family that aligned with following a gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free lifestyle. And over time, wrote about other topics of living healthy in an unhealthy world.
In January 2014, Vanessa started to explore the use of essential oils as part of a healthy lifestyle and launched Healthy Living With Essential Oils. Her business expanded quickly by sharing the products with family, friends, and her blog readers.
Thirteen months later, Tom was able to leave his Senior Director role with a significant health and wellness company, and join Vanessa in sharing Young Living.
Tom and Vanessa continue to use their online platforms to inspire others to become their healthiest self and live their best life.