Photo Cred: Christen Clemins - insta @christencleminsphotography
My name is:
A mother, an adventurer and a lover of plants, raw nature and wild beauty.
My non-negotiable wellness habits are:
Tea, yoga, clean water and simple, organic food.
I wake up each day at:
5:30 if I can. Otherwise, 7.
First thing I do each morning:
I try to empty my mind.
My morning routine goes something like this:
Clear my mind: Meditation and prayer.
Clean my face: Splash of cold water.
Clean my body: Warm glass of lemon water.
Then, I put the kettle on for tea and finally I head to yoga or for a hike or run.
My morning beverage of choice is:
I prepare it:
Usually I just put leaves in a bowl and add hot water. I have at least 3 bowls. Sometimes, I make a chai instead.
Recently, it has been a smoothie with yogurt, flax oil and fruit. I often forage from my kids leftovers… usually some bread crusts with butter, part of a croissant or a bite of a hard boiled egg.
Lunch is normally:
Today it was hummus, cabbage salad and pita which is pretty normal.
Snacks, take them or leave them:
Leave them-- I’m not that organized. If I am at home, I snack on chocolate or I make a tonic with Sun Potion Yin Powder, honey and almond milk.
Dinner is often:
Fish (grilled or baked), veggies (steamed, raw or roasted) and rice, quinoa or pasta. I like to go out for sushi too.
My favorite way to get my sweat on is:
a long run in the woods.
My go to beauty/skin care products are:
Venus and Vetiver, Tata Harper and Revel Nashville are my favorite skin care companies. They are all natural, organic and functional.
My regular skin routine includes:
Exfoliate, wash and oil-- at least a few times a week.
For me, self care means:
Connecting with myself, nature and divinity through meditation, quiet time alone in nature or a long walk or tea with a good friend.
On a Friday night, you can find me:
Cooking dinner and drinking wine on our porch with friends and family. The kids run around and play and we get to relax.
I take a salt bath, drink some hemp leaf or chamomile tisane and try to empty my mind again.
Words to live by/life philosophy:
Know thyself -Socrates.
What does success look like for you, personally and professionally:
Success to me is making a difference through my work, having fun with my family and friends, keeping my body and mind healthy and always having an exciting adventure on the horizon!
If I had known then what I know now, I would tell my younger self:
Be true to yourself.