Embracing Nature, All Day Long by Nikki Reed
Getting your hands dirty
Soil has amazing anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties and we often forget how important it is to get our hands in it. I love gardening. It’s a meditation for me, but it’s also the core of all of our at-home learning and discussions with my daughter. Life starts in soil. We have the ability to change our lives through soil. The mycelium network is the foundation for all life, the answer to so many diseases and one of the key building blocks of how we came to be...
I love waking up early. I love watching the sun rise. Maybe it’s because the constant sounds of airplanes and cell phones and cars honking aren’t there, or maybe it’s because I just like having a moment to myself. I feel a boost of adrenaline and happy hormones when I wake up early. I feel like I’ve accomplished something, even if all I did was hang out with the sky.
The conversation happening in the photo was super sweet. My daughter was asking me where the baby cow gets her milkies, as she was also nursing. We learn from watching others, and I always talk to her about how we aren’t so different from animals, from plants and trees, from nature. We are all connected...
Nikki Reed is a mom, wife, philanthropist, actor, and leader in the sustainable jewelry industry. She's been leading the charge in the Los Angeles-based sustainable jewelry market for the last few years with her socially conscious lifestyle website, BaYou with Love. Galvanized by the desire to create harmonious moments between how we feel and what we wear, Nikki’s attainable, sustainable efforts include engagement rings made with 18 karat gold recycled from Dell technology, and are accented with cultivated diamonds grown in California and ethically mined sapphires. Not only are the materials sustainable, but the rings are made in DTLA at a manufacturing facility committed to minimizing its environmental impact and footprint. For her endeavors, she's been named one of Cause Artist’s Top 35 Social Entrepreneurs to Watch. Inspired by the beauty that surrounds us and motivated by the lack of sustainable and natural options, BaYou with Love was founded to merge thoughtful consumerism with effortlessly chic style.