A Self-Care Brand in Kansas City, Missouri
What is Grace & Grind?
Grace & Grind is a health and wellness publication in Kansas City, Missouri that aims to enrich, enhance, and empower lives through self-care. In addition to articles, videos, and a podcast, Grace & Grind offers health and wellness products, health coaching services, and digital marketing services to other health and wellness brands.
In 2018, after seven years of marriage, Wesley and Kharissa Forte found themselves on the brink of divorce. Unhealthy and unhappy, the pair realized that the only way they could develop what it takes to have a successful marriage was if they worked on their individual health and happiness first.
Through several rounds of counseling and months of transparent inner work, Wesley and Kharissa were equipped with the right tools to develop holistic habits and become their best selves. On that journey, they realized that self-care was the most selfless thing they can do – a fact backed by Matthew 22:37-39.
Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
For these two, this bible verse explained why their marriage was in shambles in the first place: how could they love each other if they didn't even understand how to love themselves?
In order to pour into someone else's cup, you have to first fill up your own.
Along the road towards healing, Wesley lost 100 pounds and Kharissa became a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Through the culmination of these events, Grace & Grind was conceived.
Grace & Grind was birthed from the unconditional love, patience, and hard work they put in to get to where they are today as individuals and as spouses. Their goal for this platform is to empower others to make self-care a real priority and to help them manifest abundant, fulfilling lives at home and in the workplace.