During this time, it’s easy to look around and see how much work we have to do and skills we must relearn in order to become more sustainable inhabitants of this planet. There are some individuals who are really making strides and examples of living in accordance & harmony with nature. Vicky Salcido-Cobbe is one of them.
You can never stop learning. That is what I have realized. All herbalists, health coaches, nutritionists & chefs all have wisdom to share. Right when I got in touch with the Great Kosmic Kitchen, their book beamed with this energy I was searching for and I knew that I had to connect with them about their sacred herbal rituals about eating and living.
Some products instantly become an staple in my life. Bottega Organica’s Sea Salt & Peppermint Scrub is one of them. It is so important for us (especially those who live in cities) to detoxify our body, scrub off all of the dirt and leave all those dead skin cells behind. However, many ‘healthy” scrubs and soaps contain ingredients that are chemical-ladden and could end up causing more harm long term than good. This is why I love Bottega, their ingredients are some of the most pure, organic & potent I have ever seen. Read those labels, you may be surprised what you find! You know what they say, “if you couldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your body”.
Is it possible to have a crush on a store? Help Your Self, a wellness boutique located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is quite possibly my biggest crush yet. Set all in white, I walked in and felt immediately cleansed & calm. During my recent trip to New York, I had the opportunity to meet owner and founder, Catherine Foley. She is sweet, loving & so caring. So much that she even talks to the herbs in her store and thanks them for working with her.
"IT ONLY COMES once a year, and when it does it seems all of LA’s wellness-minded community members flock to one place: Expo West, the mother of all natural product conventions. Last week, health coach and wellness educator, Alexa Gray of Super Food, Super Life, hit the show to navigate the endless array of natural products. She reported back with these ten interesting finds…"
The full moon is under way. Can you feel it? The energy feels peaceful yet profound. What has manifested for you this past lunar cycle? What do you need to let go of? Could one of your releases be your toxic beauty products? If so, I am highly recommending all my friends try this incredible, holistic and all-natural hair care line, Under Luna (for adults and kids). I have used both the shampoo and conditioner twice already on my hair and it works wonders. It’s hydrating, smells lovely & is made with organic botanicals. Most natural shampoos and conditioners are either too expensive or can be very drying, Under Luna is neither.
Every single feature on this blog has been about someone or something that has caught my eye, uplifted my spirit or stolen my heart. Recently, it happened all over again with Sarah & Summer, the duo behind The Great Kosmic Kitchen. These two herbalists teach us all how we can creatively incorporate the herbs into our food and why we benefit from all that plant magic.
I want to share one of the first chocolate artisans that I met on the path, Justin Polgar of Yes Cacao. Justin’s chocolate is infused with so many beautiful superfoods and herbs, and is marked all over by the word …YES! I have been working with that word a lot recently, to just say YES to my dreams & wishes. It’s made such a difference in my spirit and approach to life. Just say Yes to the situation and say Yes to Love. That is where the magic really happens. For YES cacao, Justin’s wish is that every time you take a bite, you do the same.
Recently, on a road trip up to Santa Cruz, I came across some gems, the Honey Mama super food fudge bars. It’s a bar made from sprouted almonds, organic honey, coconut oil, Himalayan salt, and then different dark cacaos from around the world (she also has a no-nut, which is equally as delicious). That’s it! It’s an organic treat that you can eat for breakfast or a snack, and feel totally satisfied.