We had the good fortune of connecting with Chase & Mimi Ramey & Lindquist and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chase & Mimi, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Before our work at The Medicin, we were childhood sweethearts who turned husband & wife in our early 20s. After 3 years of marriage, and 10 years together, we actually divorced, thinking we would never see each other again. We both hit physical, emotional, mental and spiritual rock bottom and committed (separately) to get to the root of our personal issues. We both needed a complete lifestyle overhaul. After 3 years of intense self development, holistic health integration, and personal epiphanies, our new lives crossed paths organically. After many real, hard conversations and tuning in with our souls, six months later we officially moved in together to start ‘Part 2’ of our relationship. With a brand new outlook on relationships, love, the meaning of life, and health, our mission has become to spread as much information on what we call the real “Medicins” of the world. Our mantra, you could say, is breaking through the mainstream narrative on relationships. Not just in your romantic or community relationships, but the relationship with yourself, with your food, the earth, your body and your purpose. Through our podcast and the health products that we offer, we encourage our community to welcome expansive and novel ways of thinking, to push against the norm, and never stop asking questions. The majority of our community grew up like we did. Structured, “get good grades, go to college, get married and get a job, buy a house and start living the dream,” but have reached adulthood and wondered if there’s more. Is this really it? So as we looked to start this business, our thought process was that we can be a bridge to these deeper ways of thinking and more conscious ways of living.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
The Medicin brand’s ethos is around the cultivation and creation of deep, conscious relationships. With your partner, community, with the earth, your body and your purpose. We do this through our digital offerings in the form of our podcast, (“The Medicin Podcast”), through online courses as well as masterclasses and live events that we host. Additionally, with our backgrounds both having been in the health and nutrition space, we offer our own medicinal mushroom products, as well as partner with some amazing brands who create solutions and supplements that support a holistically healthy lifestyle. All of these products live on what we call the “Medicin Cabinet” on our website (themedicin.com).
While it has been easy to know that this business is very much our purpose and mission in life, the decision to open up to the public about our divorce and relationship story, as well as our individual health journeys, has been filled with emotion and a need to overcome the fear of vulnerability. We also started this business right before the pandemic hit and had to quickly pivot and navigate a changing world. That meant everything from dealing with charged political and social issues with our podcast content, as well as inventory shortages during the lockdown with our products. The big takeaways for us, through all of these challenges, have been the importance of purpose and the power of your own creativity. We found that if we can continue to nurture a united constitution that this work is truly our purpose in life, and ensure that the positivity and motivation associated with that purpose far outweighs the negative energy of the obstacles, we will and can sustain. By not focusing on the circumstances that are out of our control and rather focusing on and leaning deeper on the power of our own creativity, we learned that our minds will always provide solutions.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Since we live in Coronado and definitely think that you should stay here on the island at the Hotel Del Coronado. Spend a couple days in Coronado, at the hotel pool and lawn, walking or renting bikes to see the nearby neighborhoods and downtown, obviously hit up the beach, check out the hotel and enjoy food at Clayton’s for breakfast, Parakeet Cafe for coffee, smoothies or a bowl and grab dinner at The Henry. A sunset happy hour at the Hotel Del is also worth your time.
Take the ferry across San Diego bay and check out the Little Italy Farmers Market as well as the Gaslamp Quarter. A rooftop happy hour at The Nolen and dinner back in Little Italy at Born & Raised or Herb & Wood is highly recommended.
To be active, in addition to a ton of beach walks, I would take a couple hikes. One would be at Torrey Pines State Park for ocean views and the other I would recommend would be Cabrillo Monument. Best views of the city and Navy base!
La Jolla is worth a day visit as well. Breakfast at the Cove House, walking La Jolla Cove and driving through the neighborhoods that feature some beautiful homes. Grab a sunset happy hour at George’s Ocean Terrace and a rooftop dinner at Trilogy Sanctuary.
I would also spend a day up in North County. Checkout Carlsbad’s beach and downtown for shops and food. Get lunch in Leucadia at Nectarine Grove for fresh, healthy eats and either find dinner nearby or check out Campfire up in Carlsbad.
It would also be worth your time to check out Ocean Beach, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. Visit Ocean Beach in the morning for coffee at OB Coffee Roasters and to visit some of the many eclectic local shops. Then I would take the afternoon and evening to see Mission and Pacific Beach. Rent a paddleboard and cruise around Mission Bay for an hour. And finish your day at Mission and Pacific Beach. It is an absolute gem for people watching on the boardwalk and for finding a reason to start the party before 5pm if that is what you are in to.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
If we are giving thanks, we will forever be grateful to our fungi friends, that is medicinal mushrooms. We offer medicinal mushroom products and blends now as a part of our business, but when we were separated, mushrooms served as healing modalities for our bodies and it was our shared interest and passion for them that lead to us talking for the first time after 3 years of divorce.
Additionally, would be our great teacher, Paul Chek. Without his teaching and educational material on physical and spiritual health, on a holistic life purpose as well as his personal coaching and mentorship to us, we would not have near the tools that we have today to navigate the chaotic world of health and relationships.
Instagram: @themedicinpodcast; @mimi_themedicin; @the_chasen_one
Other: “The Medicin Podcast” on any podcast platform (Apple, Spotify, Amazon, etc.)