Heart of Health Exchange


Kristen Williams is the brain behind Hempsley, a holistic wellness company based right here in Columbia, Missouri. We met Kristen when she put together a thoughtfully curated herbal blend as a takeaway from a dinner we attended at the beginning of the summer. Since then, we have grown to love the Hempsley aesthetic and have learned more about our own approach to holistic health.

Kristen has had a vision since the beginning of her company to put together a “hands-on educational experience to learn about your endocannabinoid system and how to care for it.” She asked us if we could provide coverage for it and we were more than happy, not only because we wanted the education for ourselves, but because this was someone local, bringing together local businesses, and being passionate about their mission.

This year, the Heart of Health Exchange brought together companies from across the nation, all supporting holistic wellness. Some of those partners included local companies like Soul Seat, The New Territory Magazine, Makes Scents, and Nourish, among others, that share a similar mission. The day included early morning yoga, a locally-sourced breakfast, an ingestion station, product testing, and several hands-on tables where guests could make their own at-home wellness products. 


We aren’t going to attempt to explain the endocannabinoid system and how it works, but Hempsley has tons of resources for you if you are even the least bit curious. We will tell you that the Heart of Health Exchange is just a beginning. We have a feeling that Kristen will be back next year with an even bigger and better event, and we hope that you join in!

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