Founded in 2018 by holistic education entrepreneur and thought leader Sarah Southwell.
GroWise Be Well is a holistic and metaphysical lifestyle company dedicated to empowering you. Through the creation of beautiful interactive products, the curation of resources, and collaboration with masters in modalities, we offer you holistic and metaphysical tools to fill your toolbox of resources.
It all started in 2002 when Sarah experienced severe withdrawals from a 15 year addiction to speed. She diagnosed herself with panic disorder; she was too scared to drive or be around new people and sometimes she didn't even want to leave the house. She knew there must be some way to regain the vibrancy of her life, so she searched and searched for natural, holistic treatments that would help her find her balance. Sarah didn't just return to a life of health and peace, she became stronger than before and gratitude and abundance fills her life.
In 2012, Sarah's eldest child was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder and she began searching again. She sat in her backyard with a piece of white poster board and created a list of the podcasts she wanted to record and share with the world. She came up with the business name GroWise Be Well. But she had a newborn and her family was and is her top priority, so, GroWise Be Well would have to wait a few more years.
As the years unfolded, people would ask Sarah what modalities she used to heal herself and her family. They wanted her to write a book or create a plan for them and their families; Sarah knew it was time for her to officially launch GroWise Be Well. Sarah will continue learning and trying new ideas so GroWise Be Well will continue to grow Wiser and we all be Well.
Surrounded by inspiration
Nestled in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana, our Headquarters is located on an 80-acre permaculture farm, where Scottish Highland cattle, chickens, and the occasional bald eagle can be seen outside the window, all against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
View from the HQ
Everything we share, sell, or support is done so with intention and is the driver of our values
To give power or authority to; to enable
GWBW ferociously supports you in enabling your own power. You are your own best guru and have your own direct connection to the universe. We’re here to help you step up to your calling, tap into a higher frequency, and connect with others as we work together to change the world for the better.
Pulsating with vigor and energy; exciting
We’re out to slay once and for all the notion that wonder, excitement, and magic ends after childhood. Fun, play, and creativity infuse all that we do at GWBW. Everything we do pulses with the energy of creation.
Not false or copied, genuine; true to oneself; verified
We have a strict no-bullshit policy here at GWBW. That means no cheesy gimmicks, no impossible promises, and no tricky half-truths. We’re real people that embrace change, imperfection, and honesty.
Done with purpose
Everything we share, sell, or support is done with positive intention. You can be sure that anything with the GWBW brand on it has been carefully considered, tried out, tossed around, debated and dissected. Our products have a reason to exist and there’s a reason we’re sharing it, and you are that reason.
We cut through the clutter of the holistic world.
GWBW ferociously supports you to step into your power so that together we can raise the energetic frequency of humanity. Through curation, creation, and collaboration, we offer you holistic and metaphysical modalities to fill your toolbox of resources.
We proudly support and collaborate with regenerative, eco-friendly businesses, showcase small-batch products made with positive intentions, and guarantee that we've personally used and love everything we offer.
Luminary, CEO & Founder
“Oh Captain, my Captain!” Sarah is the Founder and CEO. GWBW is born out of her lifelong interest in the metaphysical, passion for helping people grow in their spiritual journey, as well as her desire as a mother to pass on a holistic lifestyle to her children.
Sarah is an energy healer, Reiki master, multidimensional warrior, and teacher of experiential transformation and healing. Alchemist of intuition, energy, and ancient forces, she is excited to share her life’s journey and expertise to support you as you connect to your power. She has created an oasis for mystical beings and multidimensional travel through the construction of a manifestation portal on her family farm in Montana. Her path is to help raise the energetic frequency of humanity and adore her three boys. She loves her husband, chocolate, drinking coffee, and her Nubian goats (not necessarily in that order).
Note: As a thought leader and experienced entrepreneur in holistic education, non-GMO and gluten/dairy-free nutrition, as well as alternative medicine, herbs, essential oils, and other metaphysical modalities, Sarah offers 1-on-1 consultations to help you and/or your family activate your ultimate potential. Consultations are by appointment only. Rates begin at $100/hour. To schedule, click "Session with Sarah."
Kayli began in 2018 as Administrator for Riverstone School, a holistic and experiential k-12 school also founded by Sarah Southwell, before transitioning to GroWise Be Well. As Wordslinger, her role is to know fancy words, scowl over grammar, and wear thick eyeglasses. In addition to crafting fine paragraphs, she's handy with computers, creative input, and business development.
When not reading, writing, or researching, she enjoys playing tennis, gardening, and crafting. She lives in a cabin in the woods with her cat Winston and standard poodle, Carl. Kayli specializes in the modalities of Education, Mystical, and Celestial.
Genie & Project Manager
Like a genie, Sasha makes things happen...only without all that bottle-rubbing, make-a-wish nonsense. In 2018 Sasha joined Riverstone School as theatre instructor. She went on to teach theatre, yoga/meditation, and Quest K (ages 5-7) before transitioning to GWBW where she now handles everything from product design to customer service.
Sasha is passionate about performing arts, music, and dance. She is the community's best-loved hula hoop dancer and fire spinner, and was once voted Bitterroot's Best Bartender. Sasha loves dogs, coffee, plants, crafts, and above all, spending time with her young daughter. She specializes in the modalities of Crystals, Education, Mindfulness and Celestial.
Alchemist & Certified Herbalist
Body Vessel & Herbal Arts
MacKenzie joined GWBW in 2021 as our resident Herbalist. She spends her time working with herbal allies and their energies. In addition to making intentional plant medicine, MacKenzie is passionate about intuitive nutrition & exercise as well as spending time in nature.
MacKenzie is a Clinical & Family Herbalist, Yoga Instructor, and Therapeutic Movement Specialist. When she is not creating plant potions, you can find her riding her mountain bike, rock climbing, or simply taking a nap in the forest. MacKenzie specializes in the modalities of Herbal Arts, Mindfulness, Body Vessel, and Eastern Healing Arts.
Dynamo & Office Assistant
Crystals, Herbal Arts, Divination
Terri joined the team at GWBW in 2021 as Office Assistant. Everywhere she goes magic seems to follow, and from customer service to cookbooks, everything she does takes on a little sparkle.
Terri lives on a farm in a tiny log cabin of her making. Surrounded by flowers, fruit trees and a plethora of fur babies, she can often be found puttering among the many blooms. Terri’s hobbies include painting, gardening, and zooming around backcountry roads on her scooter. In the evenings she can be found under her pear trees watching the sunset with her faithful guardian dog and her goats.
Her GWBW modalities of speciality include Crystals, Herbal Arts, and Divination.
Maven & Retail Manager
Green & Blue
Jessica began her career with GWBW in 2021 as Retail Manager. Product Master by day and Resident Jeweler by night, Jessica spends her time focused on the integrity of products and how they are postured to serve and empower the families we nurture here at GroWise Be Well. Her areas of expertise at GWBW include taking product photos, cultivating spreadsheets, managing all aspects of retail and inventory, and brainstorming how to fit unbridled magic into a cardboard box.
As a talented and multifaceted artist, Jessica is passionate about visual arts, flow state, personal growth, charcuterie, music, reading, and creative writing. She can be found sharing this and more with her young daughter. Jessica’s GWBW modalities of specialization include Crystals, Body Vessel, Celestial, and Divination.