In this special episode of the Modern Direct Seller Podcast, we sit down with Amanda Herlan, a go-getter direct seller, proud mom, and mental health advocate. Amanda shares her journey, from navigating career changes to overcoming hardships like the loss of her husband and her own health battles. She brings an inspiring message of resilience and the importance of mental health awareness, encouraging listeners to break the stigma and seek support when needed. Listen in to learn more about Amanda’s journey, her advocacy, and the incredible work she does!

Follow Amanda on Facebook  and on Instagram @spagirlmandy. Click here to donate to Amanda’s fundraiser aimed at raising awareness of Mental Illness during Mental Health Awareness Month.


Time based notes:

  • [00:02] Introduction
  • [01:33] Amanda’s Background
  • [02:20] The Significance of Lemongrass Spa to Amanda
  • [04:15] Amanda’s Advocacy
  • [06:29] Amanda’s Wish
  • [08:35] How NAMI New York State has Helped Amanda’s Kids
  • [09:54] Breaking the Stigma about Mental Health
  • [12:24] Mental Health Days and Healing
  • [16:23] How to Donate to NAMI-NYS
  • [18:46] How to Connect with Amanda


Embracing Change: Amanda’s Journey with Lemongrass Spa and Mental Health Advocacy

In this episode, we are privileged to have Amanda Herlin, an exceptional leader at Lemongrass Spa and a passionate mental health advocate, share her remarkable story. Amanda’s journey is not just about entrepreneurship but also about resilience, compassion, and advocacy.

From Career to Calling

Amanda’s story is one of transformation. After a successful career as a computer programmer analyst, she felt a calling to prioritize family and embrace a more flexible lifestyle. Lemongrass Spa became the vehicle for this transition, empowering her to become a work-from-home mom and find the balance she craved.

Advocating for Mental Health Awareness

Beyond her role in direct sales, Amanda is deeply committed to mental health advocacy. Through her involvement with NAMI New York State, she champions awareness and fights against the stigma surrounding mental illness. Her journey reflects the power of vulnerability and the importance of open dialogue.

Overcoming Adversity: A Personal Journey

Amanda’s advocacy is rooted in her personal experiences. From battling severe illness to coping with the loss of her husband, she shares candidly about the challenges she has faced. Her resilience and determination shine through as she navigates life’s obstacles with grace and strength.

Breaking the Stigma: Spreading Compassion

Central to Amanda’s advocacy is the mission to break the silence surrounding mental health. By fostering understanding and empathy, she hopes to create a more supportive and inclusive community. Through her work with NAMI New York State, Amanda is making a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness.

Taking Action: How You Can Help

As Mental Health Awareness Month approaches, Amanda invites listeners to join her in supporting NAMI-NYS. Every contribution, no matter how small, makes a difference in funding crucial programs and initiatives. By raising awareness and promoting compassion, we can all play a part in breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.

Conclusion: Empowerment through Connection

Amanda’s story serves as a reminder of the power of resilience, advocacy, and community. By sharing her journey, she inspires others to embrace change, prioritize self-care, and advocate for those in need. Together, we can create a world where mental health is destigmatized, and everyone feels supported and valued.

Connect with Amanda and Take Action

To learn more about Amanda’s journey and support her advocacy efforts, connect with her on Instagram @SpyGirlMandy. For those inspired to make a difference, consider donating to NAMI-NYS and help break the silence surrounding mental health. Visit to contribute today.


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