READING MY FAVORITE PAGE FROM MY FAVORITE BOOK
I love taking a moment to re-read my favorite books. I often find that they speak to me in a different way years later, depending on where I am at in my life. Congratulations By The Way is one of my favs, but I remember sitting here about 6 months after my daughter was born reading it again just sobbing. It had a whole new meaning the 2nd time around...
Sounds can be so healing. Vibrations are one of the best ways to connect with yourself and those around you. Having a giant cuddle puddle with a bunch of adults on the floor and sitting in on a sound bath is an experience I hope we normalize in our society. Platonic touch, sound, relaxation, listening, these are some of the things you get from an experience like this...
A LITTLE SELF-CARE IS SO IMPORTANT
My dear friend Kari, who has a company called Poppy and Someday, does some amazing treatments like this one right here called Shirodhara, where oil is drizzled or poured on your forehead accompanied by massage for relaxation and detoxification. Taking a moment to check out from the world but check into yourself is so important. I think it actually makes you a better friend, parent and partner when you take time for you.
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.