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The Joy Issue

Nourish Your Skin,


Feed Your Soul
with Norabloom founder Holly Green

ENJOY THE MOMENT (14) • EXPAND YOUR SPACE (48) • SLOW DOWN (90)
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Be YOU...the Perpetual You.


L ET T ER from our ED I T O R
F IN D U S @THEPER PETU A LYOU

A
s a young mom, I had no idea
how to nourish someone else.

THE
Life was about surviving—
plain and simple. After all, I had gone
from practically zero responsibility to
being directly responsible for another
human’s wellbeing.
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The Perpetual You Turns out merely surviving isn’t that


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fun and certainly doesn’t bring about
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Joy. I longed for a deeper connection
to my children, even as I longed
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theperpetualyou.com/read. and my mental health was such that I could no longer ignore my own needs. Without
fully understanding the ramification of my actions, I moved “take care of myself” to the
top of my to-do list.
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Looking back, I can see that my lack of practice at self-nourishing (i.e. taking care of
@theperpetualyou.
my own needs) inhibited my ability to provide meaningful nourishment to others. Since
prioritizing self-nourishment, I’ve seen ALL my relationships improve.
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My life is proof that self-care can’t be categorized as a luxury or a special treat—taking
Meet like-minded women in
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care of myself is a critical aspect of my daily life. Whether we’re mothers, daughters,
Perpetual You Society. sisters, or friends, someone will always need something from us, and we can’t give to
others unless our own needs are being met.

THE S U B S C R I P T I O N Nourish yourself first. I promise, your relationships will be more joyful.

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P H O T O by @ B E V E R B U T T S

One can only share what


she has in plenty.

– REBECCA CAMPBELL

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F IN D U S @THEPER PETU A LYOU

IN THIS ISSUE

Create Joy by
Celebrating Nourishment
M O N T H LY M US I C

Nosh on our "Feed Yourself" Spotify


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Celebrate
Choose to pursue your most meaningful,
joyful, and nourishing life, with
esthetician and spa owner, Holly Green.

WITH PHOTOGR APHER MICHELLE TUREK

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Realize
Choose to indulge…in pleasurable
14 activities, healthy food, and warm layers.
Move your body, whether at your desk or
on a visit to wine country. Give yourself
yummy treats and delicious self-care.

Lifestyle

Indulge a Little............................................... 14
Take a Look Inside.......................................... 30
Throw Some Layers On................................... 34

TPY Faves

Books.............................................................. 17
30 Food............................................................... 18
Cocktail.......................................................... 20
Movement....................................................... 22
Nourishing Products....................................... 24
Self-Care......................................................... 32

Plus
Visit the countryside,
27
with DC photographer
@itsmaryelizabeth

34
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Dwell
Curate your home to be nourishing
and joyful, by filling your space with
your most beloved stuff; making space
in which to treat yourself well; and
indulging in a spacious mindset.

Design

Love Your Stuff................................................. 42


Make Some Space............................................. 44
Uncover More Joy............................................. 48 48

90
Live
Crave self-care and give in to the
desire to be completely nourished. Find
all you need to feel whole and well
within the reservoir of your Self.

Mindset

Prioritize Self-Care........................................ 80
Connect through Love................................... 84
Give In........................................................... 90

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F IN D U S @THEPER PETU A LYOU

T H E MA K ERS

Our makers consistently share their time & talents.


We'd love to introduce you to the lovely ladies who contributed to this month's issue.

Michelle Heather
Cover Photography Dwell Feature Photographer

@michelleturekphotography @VanderpoolStudios
michelleturekphoto.com vanderpoolstudios.com

Michelle has loved photography since she picked Heather Vanderpool is the owner of Vanderpool
up a camera as a kid. As the owner of Gray Dog Pet Studios near Rochester, Minnesota. She is a Certified
Photography and Michelle Turek Photography, she has Professional Photographer, and has been awarded
worked alongside some of the best in both the pet & the Platinum Photographer of the Year medal
wedding photography industries, leading to features in 2016 and the Bronze medal in 2017 at PPA's
on Borrowed and Blue, SnapKnot, Lets Bee Together, & International Print Competition. She specializes
other publications. Michelle splits her time between New in high school senior portraits as well as travel
York & Virginia and loves to travel for assignments. photography (she lived in India for 2 years).

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Lee Lee Jessie L. Cindy
Creative Director & Art Director Intern
Managing Editor @littlelegendsdesign Connect on Facebook
@leeleeinp littlelegends.com

Liann Micayla P.K.


Content Editor Books Editor Proofreader

@hilodaisy @uggly_mugg Connect on Facebook


zucchiniontheceiling.com

Amanda Luisa Kay Kelly


Collaborating Photographer Collaborating Photographer Dwell Feature Photographer

@amandaluisaart @walkerstudiosllc @kfpphotography


amandaluisa.com walkerstudiosllc.com kellyfpeterson.com

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Jessie H. Dana Maghon
Contributing Artist Collaborating Artist Collaborating Artist

@jessiehartlandart @danutzi @allshewrotenotes


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Julia Child
Entertaining Expert
Julia Child was as American chef, author, and television personality who
brought French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook,
Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Although a strong supporter of classic
French cooking, above all, she tried to increase the public’s awareness
and appreciation of wholesome, well-prepared, and nourishing food.

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If you're never really off,
you're never really on.

– JESSICA GILES

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C E L E B R AT E

Indulgence
with Marie Levey-Pabst

Notice your simple joys; nourish yourself with indulgence.

“S
elf-care” is quite the buzzword. Advertisers use BASICS ARE NOT “BONUS.”
“self-care” to sell us everything from fitness
I’ve asked many women to share examples of “self-care” in their
equipment to peanut butter. There are even online
lives, Here are examples of what I hear:
courses out there to teach you how to “make time for self-care.”

• Working out every day (because I know it’s good for me)
I love my peanut butter and online courses as much as the next
person. But I wonder if we’ve all started to make “self-care” • Brushing my teeth all by myself for 2 minutes
more complicated than it needs to be. • Sitting down to eat

Essentially, self-care is an act of nourishment, an act of


I get it. As a woman, a mom, and a teacher, being in a bathroom
providing substances necessary for our sustainability and
by myself for 2 minutes is a mini-vacation. These examples
growth. And with the term “self” we name this nourishment as
highlight the one layer of nourishment: Nourishing ourselves
an act we do on our own.
with the basics.

NOURISHMENT HAPPENS ON TWO LEVELS: Understand: this form of nourishment


isn’t a “bonus.” Getting enough to eat, or
1. We nourish ourselves when we make sure our basic needs are drink, or sleep is a right, not a privilege.
met (in the form of food, shelter, health, connection, etc.). Self-Care Tips
Notice that even things you think of as
“basic” can be nourishing, though. For Stay tuned to our
2. We nourish ourselves with simple joys and indulgences that blog this month for
example, drinking water (with lemon,
feed our body, mind, and soul. more self-care tips
maybe!) or taking a walk. Sleeping is one
from Marie!
Both levels of nourishment are worth pursuing because both of my favorites, as is letting myself be
levels allow for the experience of richness and joy in our lives. pampered every now and then by others.

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I N D U L G E N C E I S N O U R I S H M E N T.

What moments in your life bring you joy? Bonus


points if these moments are pure indulgence and
wildly unproductive!

Maybe its . . .

• A movie night.

• Sitting in the sun with a book you love so much you


read it over and over again

• Baking

• Blow drying your hair

• The by now “classic” self-care act of getting a


Reflect + Release
mani/pedi

• A walk in the woods or in the city The following prompts will help you name and
celebrate indulgence in your life! Take 10 minutes to
• A latte
think about and respond to one or both the following
• A good beer with a good friend
questions (and then nourish yourself accordingly!):
• Chocolate. Good chocolate.
• List 10 simple joys you’ve experienced in the last week
or two. If you have trouble coming up with 10, list as
Celebrate indulgence by embracing simple joys. Be fully
many as you can. Then, keep your list handy and see
present for that ray of sunshine hitting your face, and that what you can add to it each night for a week.
first sip of coffee in the morning.
• Make a list of 5-7 indulgences you wish you had time
Celebrate indulgence also in its more elaborate forms. for. Dream big. Imagine limitless funds and time. Then,
Embrace the anticipated plans with a good friend and an choose one that you will make time for, even if it’s
only part of the indulgence. For example, if you dream
afternoon or morning of planned luxury.
of travel to another country but aren’t sure how to
make that happen right now, consider an adventure
Celebrating indulgence is a way to nourish ourselves
somewhere brand new, but within driving distance.
in body and soul. And I mean celebrating. Plan time for If you dream of a weekend away by yourself, plan a
indulgences the way you would block out time for a vacation day from work where you are all on your own.

birthday party or other celebration. Make an appointment.


Put it on a calendar. Add an indulgence to your to-do list.

Embrace life’s simple pleasures fully. Go ahead


and indulge a bit more than you think you
should! Recognize the nourishment in this
celebration of you and your worthiness.

Marie Levey-Pabst is the founder of the


Create Balance method. She teaches parents
to create balance between family, work, and
personal fulfillment. Connect with Marie at @
CreateBalanceCommunity on Facebook or at
CreateABalancedLife.com.

Photos by Walker Studios LLC.

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P H O T O by @ C A T B A L L O U 2 4
N O U RI S H I N G REA D S

The Art of Eating The Gifts of Imperfection Foreign Soul


by MFK Fisher, Pub. 1954 by Brené Brown, Pub. 2010 by Maxine Beneba Clarke, Pub. 2014

Joy is only possible through nourishment, Nourishing our minds, understanding how If you’re looking for some inspiration for
and one of the fundamental ways we nourish we’ve been taught to interact with our world, your own joyful journey, then this is the
ourselves is through food. If you are looking and learning new ways that serve our joyful book. A collection of tales as diverse as the
for more joy in your life, take a second to sides so much better – that’s what The Gifts countries they’re set in, there is no end to
look at your kitchen through the eyes of Mary of Imperfection is all about. If we can get to relatable differences from which to pull. These
Fisher’s book, The Art of Eating. It’s a book a place where we deeply know that we are stories weave together beautifully, just as
that will rekindle your love of food, friendship, enough just as we are, then we will be able to nourishment, joy, and journeys combine to
and culture, and the joy that happens when all truly nourish ourselves – and our joy – every make a beautiful life.
three of these things intersect. single day.

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C E L E B R AT E T H E

Moment
with Crystal Cathcart

Reclaiming a simple food experience is a radical way to increase your daily joy.

R
aise your hand if your day looks like this: Pack lunch, produce at a local farm or farmer’s market before heading to
eat breakfast on the go, rush to the store after work, your regular grocery store.
whip something together for dinner, do the dishes,
A basket of just picked apples becomes a household favorite—
fall in bed.
freshly baked pie. Listen to new music while slicing apples
Daily pressures of caring for ourselves and others can and preparing the dough. Create an element of celebration
become routinely dissatisfying. What if we practiced around this dish by inviting friends and family to help.
intention, rather than routine? Mindful practices can
If we focus on the joy of the present moment, we’ll feel
transform shopping, cooking, and eating into truly
warmth not just from the oven, but also from the heart.
nourishing activities.

As the weather cools and harvest season takes over,


Look for more yummy reflections from Crystal at @paisleyrosie.
opportunities to focus on nourishment arise. Turn routine
cooking into a rewarding treat, simply by browsing the Photo by Kelly Peterson, @kfpphotography.

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Hot Toddy
with Crystal Cathcart

Cozy up with a mug in hand to this comforting,


incredibly dynamic drink.

When the nights become crisp and the leaves turn into
a rainbow of colors, the desire for a perfect fall drink
to warm up the body, inside and out, arises. Enter the
Hot Toddy.

Keep it classic using traditional water, honey, and lemon,


or switch things up with tea or cider, cloves, cinnamon,
or agave nectar. For a kick of warmth, add your preferred
amount of whiskey.

Have a favorite liquor? The Hot Toddy works well with


so many items in a liquor cabinet, whether a robust
spicy bourbon, sweet rum, or even white tequila.
Or go alcohol-free and make it
a “Not Hot Toddy.”

However you take it, this


autumnal cocktail is as
satisfying as it is
simple to make.
Photo by Life Unstill Photography, @lifeunstill.
Look for more yummy reflections from Crystal at @paisleyrosie.
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Celebrate Movement
with Julia Grimaldi

When building your holiday meal to-do list, remember to add “move my body” right up at the top!

E
mbrace movement with as much joy as you embrace your Enjoy what’s good for you. In the kitchen, in the supermarket,
holiday favorites. Make room in your life to move your around the table and in your choice of movement. Instead
body just like you make room in your belly for that very of spending precious moments worrying about how, when,
last bite of your favorite dish. or how much movement you’re getting, just move—for the
sake of moving.
When we make the choice to move our bodies in any way we
want because we like it, we feel happier and more content than
if we feel like we must do it. With intrinsic movement, we simply Photo by Kelly Peterson, @kfpphotography.

enjoy an activity and view it as an opportunity to explore, learn,


and actualize our potentials.

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Celebrate
Yourself
Nourishing self-care products and practices are trendy + necessary.

Take a moment to slow down and recognize that going against the grain can be
tiring. Allow yourself moments of peace and tranquility to bolster your spirit. Buy
yourself products of beauty and quality to nourish your body.

A hand-knitted scarf for when the weather (finally!) turns chilly; responsibly-made
and beautifully-packaged skincare; delicate and delicious candles; books that make
you want to live your most healthy life. Top it all off with a lifestyle magazine focused
on positivity & mindfulness and you’ve got a self-care date.

Splurge a little, slow down a lot. Check in with your body and make time for your Product Placement
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C E L E B R AT E A

Day Away
with photographer

Mary Elizabeth Godier

Making time for yourself is crucial for everyone, but especially for those of us
who wear approximately one million hats each day. You simply cannot give all
of yourself to everyone if you don’t put some of your energy back into you.

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F
inding joy sounds like a simple process, with all the small
joys circling around us everyday, but sometimes it can be a
challenge. You're stressed, busy with work and family; it can
be easier to just fall into the slump of "work-eat-sleep-repeat."

More than anything, finding joy just takes a bit of time, and a
commitment taking on the challenge of making that time for yourself,
even if it feels hard. Taking time for yourself in the busiest of
moments is, in my opinion, the key to self-care (and staying sane).

In a time where I find myself stretched in a million directions


between work, friends and family, a day trip to Stone Cow Brewery
could not have been more welcome. My family and I packed into the
car, mentally prepared for the lack of cell service and drove a few
towns away for an afternoon of relaxation, rolling hills of foliage, and
of course, a couple of locally crafted beers.

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I brought my camera long to capture the
memories and it was the perfection. A crisp fall
breeze, cows grazing in the fields and time to
stop, laugh and not worry about work deadlines
or other commitments. A day away was exactly
what I needed to allow myself time for finding joy.

You don’t have to take a lengthy tropical vacation


every season; simple things like a walk outside, a
quiet hour with a good book, or a quick day trip
with friends can often bring the same feelings.
If you can stop, breathe, and find sometime for
yourself and the things you love, the joy will find
you before you know it.

Addicted to Sharpies and sketchbooks, Mary Elizabeth


has always been a creative at heart. She discovered
her passion for helping entrepreneurs and local brands
find their voice and amplify it; whether through brand
photography, social media marketing, blogging or
live events. She excels at capturing the essence of a
company, and translating that into exciting, and unique
brand messaging and experiences, and she can't wait to
work with you!

Connect with her at @ItsMaryElizabeth or visit Mary


Elizabeth Creative on the web.

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Celebrate
Whole Health
with Leigh Schwab

Beauty comes from within.

W
e’ve all heard the old adage, but have you ever plump your skin, clear toxins from your body, and keep you
stopped to think about how true it is? Beauty healthy all around. I start each day with a large glass of water to
really does come from within! get my system hydrated and moving.

Sure, skin care and makeup help by cleaning and perfecting; Focusing on what is going IN your body can also help relieve
however, taking care of your skin from the inside-out can have some of the worry about what is going on your body. Take
just as much of an effect on the way you look and feel. a break from buying new products and assess your overall
lifestyle. Have you eaten your greens? Are you getting sleep? Do
Water is the source of all things good when it comes to the
you have energy, and—if not—then why?
appearance of your skin. Drinking water can erase dark circles,

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BeYOUtiful 1

We often focus on the external, but beauty—as in truly


being your best self—starts on the inside. Below are my
favorite products and routines for 360° Wellness.

1 Drink your Greens.


In this fast-paced “go go go” world, getting enough daily
greens can be a challenge. (Sometimes it seems down-right
impossible!) I reach for these effervescent tablets that help
me complete two tasks at once - getting my greens and
drinking water. Oh, and they taste yummy too.

Leigh recommends...
Amazing Grass Green Superfood Effervescent Tablet

2 Sleep it Off. 2
I’m a night owl at heart but having four-year-old twins keeps
me from living that way—this cream has done wonders in
helping me get to sleep. When my mind is racing or I am
nervous about something for the next day, I slather this on
my feet and the inside of my wrists and poof I fall asleep
within minutes of getting in bed.

Leigh recommends...
Cook’s Organics Sweet Dreams Magnesium Cream

3 Nourish Your Body.


It is absolutely amazing what whole foods can do for
your body. Jolene Hart’s book “Eat Pretty” will help you
navigate each season and the bountiful foods they bring to
the table. She explains how these foods nourish your skin
and help you look and feel your best.

Leigh recommends...
Jolene Hart’s Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, 3
Inside and Out

Whole health encompasses the beauty routines we love as well as


the food and exercise stuff we often overlook. Go ahead and get
that beauty sleep, eat those fruits and veggies, and chug that water
because you will see a difference both inside and out.

Leigh Schwab uses her love for skin care to help educate women about the
ingredients in their products and the need for proper skin care legislation in our
country. Learn more about her passion for a healthy and simple life on Facebook
and Instagram @leighschwab.

Featured photo by @amandaluisaart.

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Self-Care for the


Curious YOU
Drink more water. Drinking water works
wonders for your body and mind. When
you’re ready to go on a hydration kick, buy a
lemon or get a really nice new water bottle.
Fill it up and drink up!

Nourish your soul. Feeling good on the


outside is of no use when you’re at unrest
on the inside. Spend time with yourself and
ask some reflective questions: What about
your life do you love and want more of?
What are you ready to let go?

P H O T O by W A L K E R S T U D I O S L L C

CEL EBRAT E S EL F - L O V E

Even though self-care is something that we theorize about often, on a day-to-day basis, we can get so
caught up in making sure that everyone else is happy and taken care of that we neglect our own wellbeing.
After we have shown love to ourselves, we can more effectively exercise kindness and compassion to
others. To assist you in the art of self-love, you can look to Goddess of Mercy—Guanyin; relax under the
warm glow of rose quartz; and cleanse your energy by burning juniper over a soothing lavender bath.
Taking the time to appreciate oneself is vital; remembering to love ourselves is a way of feeding our souls.

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Juniper Lavender Rose Quartz Guanyin


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Cleanses the energy around Relaxes the body and Inspires feelings of Embodies compassion and
you and reinvigorates your soul; mind, soothes sore muscles self-love and facilitates kindness; reminds us to
uplifts in times of negativity and eases tension emotional healing care for ourselves so that
we co care for others

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Celebrate
Warm Layers
with Cait Sherrick

Short on time? Short on motivation? Throw a little self-care into your style choices.

W
hen was the last time you took a moment for yourself first. You can’t give something you don’t have. And the
yourself? When you’re constantly on the go for your only one who can take care of you the way you need to be taken
kids or your business or your day job, it’s easy to care of while you’re constantly on the go is YOU.
be so wrapped up in life, you lose sight of your joy. People rely
Tap into some warm layers so you can feel (and share) joy more
on you, dreams need to be nourished, bills need to be paid. Your
freely. Layer a puffy vest over your plaid shirt. Throw a cardigan
needs just aren’t a priority right now.
over your favorite t-shirt. Wear a big blanket scarf with just
I get it, babe, I really do. about everything. Better yet, wear two big blanket scarves with
just about everything.
Here’s the thing, though. The only way you can provide for your
kids or your dreams or your job is if you make sure to provide for

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Celebrate a
Blanket Scarf
Versatile yet intimate, a blanket scarf layers over any
outfit for an extra dose of warmth and joy.

1 Wrapped.
Wear your favorite sweater with some skinny jeans and ankle
boots. Throw on a hat and a long necklace, and wrap yourself
in your scarf like it’s a big blanket. Simple, comfortable, and
warm, you can go from backyard fires to indoor gatherings
with ease.
1
Pictured: blanket scarf, green sweater, blue jeans, bean boots,
hat, Leocadia K. Athena Necklace

2
2 Draped.
Drape your blanket scarf around your neck and pair it with
a baseball tee, your most comfortable jeans, and a leather
jacket. Slip on a pair of converse and layer a long necklace
under the scarf. A refreshingly stylish combo, this look works
for day, night, or all weekend long.

Pictured: blanket scarf, baseball tee, blue jeans, converse,


leather jacket, Leocadia K. Sloane Necklace

3 Tied.
Tie your scarf around your neck, layered over a plaid shirt
and a puffy vest. Pair it with some torn jeans, some wet
weather boots, and a few bracelets. You can go from pumpkin
picking to grocery shopping in this look and be stylish yet
comfortable the whole time.

Pictured: blanket scarf, plaid shirt, black jeans, ankle boots,


puffy vest, Leocadia K. Bracelets
3

Putting yourself first when making style choices is an easy yet


empowering form of self-care. You can make any outfit YOURS simply
by choosing things you want to wear because you want to wear them.
When you put yourself first in this way, it’s fulfilling and authentic and a
heck of a lot more joyful to take care of all the things.

Cait Sherrick is a jewelry designer + stylist for mildly rebellious flow-goers at


Leocadia K. She’s deeply inspired by modern art, has a boho heart + loves
the warm, unconditional love of a good cup of chai tea. Join her on Instagram
@caitsherrick for daily inspiration + visit her shop for more every day outfit ideas.

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P E R SPECT I V ES from T H E PA N EL

What self-care practices fill your well?

It depends on which country I'm living in! Eating out, hair care, and
massages are all very affordable experiences in Taipei. An additional
self-care practice is my evening strolls. In Los Angeles, my favorite
Catt self-care practice is driving to the beach and soaking up the vibes. In
Marketing Consultant
Milan, my number one self-care practice was visiting the cathedrals
and churches I found randomly on the streets. All these things fill
@cattkaizen
cattkaizen.com my well with such a beautiful vibration—and all quite differently!

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REALIZE

Yoga is truly one of my favorite self-care practices. I am able to


Amanda physically challenge myself. I am able to mentally challenge myself.
Writer + Content Creator
I am able to quiet my mind, which is nearly impossible otherwise.
Prim and Propah
After my favorite Sunday morning Power Flow class, I feel like I can
@primandpropah
primandpropah.com conquer the world. It recharges my batteries like nothing else.

I am drawn more and more to seek out time and space for being alone.
Paula Jean It is in this alone time that I find connection back to me. It is in this
Creator
alone time where I meditate, heal and hear my soul. It is in this alone
Your PURPOSE works
time that my creativity is revealed clearly. It is in this alone time that
@yourpurposeworks
YourPurposePages.com I rest. It is in this alone time that I love myself beyond all others.

I am a huge fan of baths and all forms of exquisite self-care. I eat foods
that are healing and nourishing for my body, I move my body in ways
Hayley that feel best for me, and I spend time with people that love me and
Founder & CEO
support me completely. A daily spiritual practice and ritual helps me
Soul Sparkle
to stay grounded, centered, connected to my intuition, and filled with
@hayleyhunterhines
soulsparklemagic.com love. Being consistent with these practices means I can give and serve.

Even a few minutes of meditation can level me out. Acupuncture once


Nancy a month keeps me in balance; I run hot and intense, and acupuncture
Mayor
transports me to another place. And afterwards I can often barely walk —
St. Augustine, Florida
and certainly wait a good while before driving my car. And getting my hair
@mayorshaver
nancyshaver.com cut regularly—I love the brief shining moment when I look oh-so-soigné.

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– SH AUN A N I EQUI ST
to align your physical space
with your
ever-evolving self

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Dutch Oven / ',d CH ', v n / noun
A beautiful and purposeful way to
prepare and provide nourishment.

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The Sustenance
of Stuff

Don’t have a fireplace?


Don’t worry! You can
strew your favorite
accessories on the top
of a bookshelf or cabinet
anywhere in your home.

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The fireplace mantel is one of the great gems


of intentional design: a space small enough
to redecorate as often as you please, and
prominent enough to have a meaningful
effect on the ambience of a room.

Whether you switch out the décor seasonally, decorate


anew every holiday, or update with the natural flow of
your aesthetic, the mantel’s mere existence is excuse
enough to surround yourself with the things you love to
look at.

Choose variety and interest over perfection. Integrate


myriad textures: wallpaper, prints, maybe a bit of
lace. Have items of different heights such as stacked
books, candlesticks, and shallow bowls. Or, showcase a
collection of like items, all in a row.

Use the palette to introduce a new, complementary color,


or to highlight an accent color dispersed through the rest
of the room. And feel free to let your design trickle all
the way up to the ceiling and/or all the way down to the
floor. Find sustenance in the freedom to {re}decorate this
design showcase however you see fit! Being surrounded
by the things you love is a critical component of self-care.

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Lifestyle
Design
C A R V I N G O U T S PA C E F O R
NOURISHING PRACTICES

with LaToya Burton

Make your home a part of your


self-care toolkit by consciously
creating a space to explore joy.

N
ourishment is a lifestyle choice that
guides us in consciously creating space
to support uplifting habits in our home-
life. If movement and cultivating peace of mind are
core valued activities in your life, then making space
for practice is a high priority. Meditation and yoga
nourish the mind and body, enhancing our levels of
joy, and neither requires much space.

A stool, a comfy blanket, and a meditation companion


or symbol of your choice can create a comfy corner
nook. You can use your bedroom, living room, or a
spare room where you will be motivated to hop out
of bed and physically transition into a mindful state
of being.

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When creating a Yoga space don't hesitate to choose based bring into your space, especially natural fibres that are smooth
on comfort. If it is in your living room off to the side of your and soft, can also be calming.
sofa, great! Consider a spot where your mat can remain rolled
Carving out space asks that you release feelings of guilt and
out – which reinforces an intention to spend time cultivating
fear around doing something for yourself that may seem
your practice. When accompanied by a decorative yoga tool
indulgent. Move slowly and with intention—simple choices can
like a singing bowl or a small altar, and purchased in a color
make a big impact. Over time, your mindset will shift, leading
or pattern you love, the yoga mat becomes a joyful part of
you to make choices that increase your joy and wellbeing.
your decor.
Soon, you’ll no longer question the need for these spaces in
Consider all your senses. Choose colours that set the mood - your home.
pastels can be calming and brighter colours can help increase
energy. Diffuse an essential oil or light an incense that is known
LaToya is a mama / imaginer / gypsy nomad who explores life through
to ease your mind; for example, sandalwood, lavender, or clary
the lens of interiors imagination and inspiration. She lives on a bus with
sage. Decide whether music, a chime, or silence would best her husband and son exploring the Australian landscape. For more
complement your practice. The textures of the materials you inspiration, follow her @latoyaburton_musing.

Photos by @latoyaburton_musing.

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Dwell on This
Whether you meditate, do yoga, or recharge your
mind and body in another way, your home can be
part of your self-care toolkit. Carving out a space
to treat yourself well and to do what you love leads
to joy—pure and simple.

1 Set an Intention.
Our desires lead us in the direction of enjoyment,
and when we set our intention on expressing those
desires, we are on the path to a nourishing life. What
experiences are you wishing you had more space for?
What do you find pleasure in doing? Pay attention to
these desires; explore what lights you up. The joyful
possibilities of your life experience will expand.

2 Carve Out Space.


You can carve out space for anything that nourishes
you, whether a dedicated creative shelf or drawer or
adding a chair and your basket of tools to a currently
unused corner. Maybe a pot for planting herbs in
your kitchen, or an art supply stash next to the dining
table. Keep your guitar or other instruments out on
display in your living room where you can see and use
them every day.

3 Make it a Habit.
Now that you have your space you can carve out time
to do the things you really love. You are going to be
reminded of your intent every time you see the space
you have made. Still, you might need to schedule
time into your calendar to remember to make it part
of your routine. Creating habits that are rooted in
delight can start with just 10 minutes at a time.

Thank You!

Thanks to Naturopath and Herbalist, Janelle


Twine, for letting us feature her calming space.
Check out more of her self-care practices at
@seedsofhealth on Instagram

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Cabin Woods IN
THE

NOURISHING POTENTIAL IN
A D O - N O T H I N G S PA C E

Words by Lee Lee Thompson

Photos by Heather Vanderpool

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Thank You!

Gratitude + Friendship to Jane


Reeves for letting us showcase her
special cabin. Connect with her
@radiantjane on Instagram.

Doing nothing and nourishing one’s potential aren’t so


at odds when you’ve created a safe space for dreaming.

I
n beautiful Bluff country (Minnesota), among the forests,
streams, orchards, and caves, sits the hermitage cabin that
Jane Reeves and Jesse Buggs built together. And though the
rest of us might not have a cabin in which to plan and dream and
rest, their choice to create a space where doing nothing is the
main agenda is inspiration for us to do the same.

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We are all gifted. That
is our inheritance.

– ETHEL WATERS

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The 10 x 12 cabin fits right in with the Tiny House
trend and, similar to these cute little dwellings, it
offers a living space that prioritizes function over
form. There’s built-in bunks, a small stove that packs
a punch, and unassuming artwork that reinforces the
tranquil atmosphere.

Unlike a tiny house built to live in, though, Jane’s


cabin is meant to offer a break from real life. “I’ve
learned that without pause and hush, I’m tapped out
creatively,” says Jane. “Here I can let it be simple,
follow the bread crumbs and go from there.”

Simplicity is the primary aesthetic in this space,


which leads to relaxation—the kind of relaxation
that allows your creative juices to flow unrestricted.
Spartan though it is, the cabin offers plenty of
indulgences, from a collection of meditative books
to get lost in to comfy, inviting textiles on which
to mediate.

In addition to being the place where Jane writes,


coaches, and dreams, the cabin is also used to slow
down and reflect on the more practical aspects of our
busy lives. “I'm not referring only to grand gestures
of creativity. It's simple things like what kind of soup
to make or what I want to plant in my garden this
season,” says Jane.

Even the path toward the cabin offers a chance


for meditative, reflective thought. Jane and Jesse
have adopted a ritual of quietening—physically
and emotionally—as they walk down this path.
A preparation that, again, reinforces the idea that it’s
okay to do nothing. Nothingness and productivity can
coexist, and even support one another.

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Because it’s a space for dreaming and planning, fear isn’t First, we can all claim a space that belongs to us. Yes, it may
allowed in the cabin—at least not the kind of fear that be small and yes, there may be a cat always sitting in your
prohibits or inhibits. “When things become too overloaded chair—but I believe that this can be, and should be, done. I’ve
or complex, fear steps in to take over,” says Jane. “The more written about this often in our magazine, from claiming a
simple it is, the more relaxed my heart is.” chair for yourself (May ’17) to carving out a space all your own
(Aug ’15).
From the time spent building and furnishing the cabin to
their current life, when all they are required to do is to enjoy Look around your home: where can you create a place for
coffee on the porch together, this space has become an meditation, stillness, and nourishment of the “leave me alone”
integral part of the couple's relationship. Simplicity, in fact, type? If you’re a minimalist, perhaps a plain mat in an under-
promotes connectedness—to nature and to each other. decorated corner will do. If you like to be pampered, maybe a
guest bath needs to become a “my” bath.

I have several spaces that I’ve claimed, even going so far as


to label a chair that I don’t want anyone else sitting in! The
Like me, you may not have a separate sphere which you can bed is one of my favorites and, now that my kids are old
lose yourself in. Rather than being envious of Jane’s cabin, enough, they aren’t allowed in unless we’ve invited them.
though, I’m wondering what we can take away from her
experience. And I think the takeaways are broad, actually. continued on page 56

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Little steps such as this allow me to control my
own nourishment levels.

On the other hand, space isn’t just about


physicality. Relaxation can happen anywhere
when your mindset is ready for it. That’s the larger
takeaway from Jane’s story, isn’t it? Simplicity
promotes growth; doing nothing can feel
nourishing; relaxing can be a form of connecting.

Whether you’re living in a rambling bungalow, a


studio apartment, or out of a hotel room, the trick
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I’ve long believed in the impact our physical space


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How many of us read a piece in this magazine


(or any other!) about someone’s dwelling and our
first thought is, “Well, that’s fine for them but I
don’t have a home like that.”? Let me encourage
you to release that reaction, which actually
fits better with a scarcity mindset than it does
intentional living.

Instead, let’s view the introduction to others’


living spaces—no matter how distinct from our
own—as a blessing. We can admire their abilities
and dedication, and we can then adopt a mindset
that allows us to have those same feelings in our
own homes.

Lee Lee is an introverted editor who loves being in


her own home. Stop by her porch for warm coffee and
conversation, if ever you’re in Hamden, CT. Follow her
intentional living journey @wordsbyleelee.

Photos by Heather Vanderpool.

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Q & A with Jane Reeves + Jesse Buggs
What led to the decision vacations are generally more How do you currently use tea, get quiet, read books, let
to remodel the cabin? equipped and larger, which also the space? dreams emerge, contemplate life,
can make them feel less inviting. practice yoga, meditation and
When originally built on this We spend the night here when going off the grid.
otherwise completely virgin The Spartan aspect with no we have Airbnb guests, from
property, the 'Shantastic ' (as we running water or electricity invites friends who want to Hermitage
first referred to it) was the cabin renunciation and meditation. We experience. The cabin is also a How would you describe
Jesse stayed in while working on quiet place where Jane coaches
can truly experience that practice your cabin?
the larger house we live in now. without having to fully and and writes, and we use it as a
“Santa’s cabin” for the grandkids Eclectic, cozy, woodsy, inviting,
actually commit some significant
In 2014, we realized no one and nieces. and relaxing—especially during
period of our life; we get the best
had used the cabin for several the cool seasons but also in the
of both worlds and unlike going
years. The occasional once-a- summer because it’s concealed in
away to a vacation cabin, this
year overnight guest had all but is ours. What aspects of the cabin a canopy of woods.
diminished. The only people that are the most meaningful
would stay were the people who to you?
wanted to go fishing. How did the functional How does being in
requirements of the cabin
Some of the meaningful features the cabin affect your
Then there were the problems include the beautiful wood on
affect your design? mindset?
with flying ants. At one point, the ceiling—local trees cut in on
the plywood rough sawn exterior the Amber sawmill and installed Life is delicate and fragile. These
With its 10 x 12 dimensions,
covering was not going to hold by Jessee and the local Amish days call for time to re-set and
everything about this type of
up or take another coat of stain. Carpenter. This space is heated re-frame what we're learning,
structure has to be intentional.
Yet, this cabin was far from comfortably by the small Jotl processing, and knowing.
The rough design is commonly
deteriorating. We just needed to woodstove, even in 0 degree Softly, gently and with kindness
known as a hip roof—a difficult to
finish it. conditions, and Jesse enjoys reflected inward and outward. We
handle frame, but with the help of
chopping wood for that space, love the meditation of the walk
my grandfather we figured it out.
which we don't burn anywhere down to the space and use the
How is the cabin different The building is sitting on wooden else indoors. path like a ritual—entering this
place one begins to speak softer,
from your house? timbers with the front elevated
off the rocky hillside. In this We also love the built-in beds, to be quiet.
The size of this place and the very tiles, and shutters. It's not glam
driftless region with very little
stripped-down conveniences at all—It's a place for getting to
topsoil at this elevation, this type Jane Reeves is a life coach
really make it a perfect second know oneself and putting the
of foundation structure is about and leader of Sacred Yoga
house away from your house. brakes on the crazed pace of
the only kind of thing you could Retreats who believes everyone
Cabins that are intended for life. The cabin is where we light
build in that part of our property. deserves to be seen. Visit
people to stay in or rent for the wood burning stove, sip her at RadiantJane.com.

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Time for
Pumpkins
corresponds to
Benjamin Moore
CSP-1110

Garden Visit
corresponds to
Benjamin Moore
CW-530

Fallen Leaves
corresponds to
Benjamin Moore
CSP-295

Wildflower
F ES T I V E + FRI EN D LY
corresponds to
Benjamin Moore
2075-20

A seasonal flower arrangement is a natural, fun way to indulge in an


autumnal color palette. Whether you order from your local shop, arrange
purchased flowers yourself, or select from wildflowers in your garden, a
colorful + festive bouquet by the front door calls out to visitors and welcomes
them to stop in.
Meditate
+ Meander Want this palette forever rather than just for fall? Here are some ideas for its use:

corresponds to
Benjamin Moore Entertain Elegantly Sleep Soundly
CSP-60 Saturate a formal dining room with these A master bedroom can feel fulfilling when
colors and dine in style. To keep it current, you include saturated colors. Include plenty
infuse modern art. For a cozier look, of nourishing textiles—from blankets to
incorporate cushioned chairs. curtains to rugs.

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Shop the Look
Nourish your desires with accessories that
encourage intention and contemplation: a
meditation-ready statue and candle, and a
hearty, handmade basket to hold any other
accessories a moment with your thoughts
might require. Grab a book, sit a spell, and
invite Joy to hang out a while.

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NATURAL BASKET ( from $28) via The Little Market ∙ TERRACOTTA BUDDHA HEAD ($29.99) from Cost Plus World Market ∙
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– N I S H A M O O DLEY
to align your life story
with your
ever-evolving sense of self
T H REE Q U ES T I O N S

with Holly
What's one practice in your daily life that What about your physical space For you, what is the relationship of joy
brings you joy? promotes nourishment? & nourishment?

My nightly beauty ritual—those few minutes A tidy home and office makes for a tidy mind. When I feel nourished and taken care of, I feel
at the end of the day where you wash away I am a full blown creative, I think in pictures. JOY! Nourishment is essential for growth and
the day and deeply cleanse your skin (and There are so many thoughts racing through my prosperity. Things that nourish me are: self-
thoughts). I love the entire shebang- cleanse, head at once, so many ideas and desires. I love
care, yoga, making things pretty, my nightly
exfoliate, mask, tone and refresh, treat and to be surrounded by beautiful objects, fabrics
beauty ritual, naps, meditation, baking pies,
hydrate. Our Norabloom Warm Organic and texture. I love white walls, splashes of color
a walk in the woods. I feel full, and when I feel
Lavender Packs gets placed on my belly every and loads of pillows! This sort of space (nice
full, I can then offer my gifts to the world. My
single night, it puts my body and mind at ease and tidy) nourishes me visually which settles
and off to sleep I go. my mind; when my mind is relaxed, my body joy gives others joy.

will follow.

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on the road to

JOY
HOW PRACTICING SELF-NOURISHMENT
LEADS TO A LIFE FULL OF MEANING

Words by Liz Edgaro

Photos by Michelle Turek

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We’ve all played “Would You Rather…” – the game where you must choose
between two equally uncomfortable scenarios. Would you rather have permanent
braces or a permanent unibrow? Would you rather have every room in your house
painted purple or every room in your house decked out with shag carpeting?
(The answer to that last one is obvious; nobody likes vacuuming that much).

Some people love “Would You Rather…” while others are uncomfortable
with the demand to make a choice. What if everyone else chooses
the opposite thing as me? What if the person I’ve been flirting with
thinks my choice is weird? What if I really don’t like either of the
options? Do I really have to choose? Here? Now? Out loud?

It may seem like an inane game designed to generate the kind of hilarity
enjoyed by high schoolers hanging in their parents’ finished basement,
but our ability to make a choice (even a pretend choice) confidently
without any outside validation, especially in the absence of a comfortable
option, determines our likelihood of finding the joy we seek.

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L
ast month, I talked with Holly Green, esthetician Holly’s Organic Rosehip & Carrot Serum and Organic Sweet
and owner of Norabloom Botanicals, a skincare spa Orange & Clove Body Scrub were nominated for "best in show"
and beauty lounge in Ithaca, NY, all about the (very for the serum and best body scrub categories!).
real) choices she has made on her own “Would you rather?”
As part of building her business, she renovated a dingy space
journey, and how she is living her most joyful life one
into a bright, soothing, welcoming studio—and has plans to
nourishing decision at a time.
do the same to an old school house she recently acquired.
The beauty Holly has built extends to her online presence,
THE CHARM OF A MEANINGFUL LIFE too. She’s designed a beautiful business website, along with
an eye-candy-licious brand lookbook, and has attracted a
While growing her living-room business giving facials to
dedicated following on her beauty-centric Instagram account.
the town locals, Holly developed 26 products for her own
skincare line, earning attention from major publications and
recognition at the 2017 Indie Beauty Expo. (Out of 250 brands, continued on next page

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Holly’s ability to craft a life in which she was best


positioned to be her shiniest, glowiest, most-
radiant self comes from nourishing herself in the
ways that make her whole. “From a young age,
I’ve always needed “Holly Time,” says Holly, “a
time actively creating things.” Knowing this about
herself, Holly carves out time in her day to do the
things she needs, the things that fill her up and
make her happy.

Holly would rather create than analyze, would


rather teach and learn from peers within her
industry than directly manage any of them, and
would rather have long-term recurring clientele
with whom she can build relationships than
single-instance customers. She spends half the
week concocting holistic balms and the other
half caring for clients who have shared much of
themselves with her.

Holly’s also adept at choosing which types of


self-care are nourishing to her, versus ones that
would bring her more stress. She’d rather spend
20 minutes on a night-time facial routine to wash
off the day than escape into a chapter of a terrific
book. She would rather do her creative work in a
All the while, she stayed true to her purpose of cultivating community tidy and peaceful space than in an energetic and
in a town that wasn’t originally her own. Oh—and she raised a beautiful cluttered workspace.
daughter, who currently works with Holly. This truncated list of Holly’s
Holly would rather spend an hour in her sacred
accomplishments took place in less than 20 years, and Holly has energy
yoga mat space than she would take a walk in the
for more. “I don’t ‘feel my age’ like other people say in their 40s. I’ve had
wee morning hours. And she’d rather bake a pie,
a fantastic 42 years. The wisdom that comes with age is the best part!”
stud it with pecan halves standing on end so it
For Holly, the secret to success – a life in which you are “super looks like the center of a sunflower, gift wrap it
connected, super happy and super full” – is setting up your life. Not the and deliver it to a friend than she would buy them
life of Bill Gates, not the life of Ellen DeGeneres or the lady who lives the most delicious pie from a commercial bakery
next door, not even the life of the friend you admire the most – your life. or big box store. In other words, she’d rather stay
“I know exactly what I need,” Holly says. true to herself.

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THE CALL OF INTUITION

Holly’s been finding her own way before she even knew
what that meant. Raised in the foothills in North Carolina,
Holly was a 4-hour drive from the beach and a 2-hour drive
from the mountains. Her family were decidedly seashore
people, yet Holly never felt comfortable there. The sand
felt scratchy, the sun felt harsh on her skin, and the threat
of a sunburn made her want to stay inside out of nature.

On the other hand, the mountains made Holly feel alive.


She loved the way the mountain air felt on her skin, the
way the windy roads invited her around every turn, the
way her shoulders were lower than they were in more
bustling places. And she loved the Christmas tree farms.

Holly didn’t know why these feelings were important; she


simply knew that they were. That intuition was enough
for her to honor what she was feeling. When she had the

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Photoshoot
Deets
Non-Toxic Hair, Makeup
& Nails by Madi Tarantelli,
@madeline_nora_

Wardrobe Styling by
Catie Millspaughm,
CMarieStyling.com

Jewelry provided
by Laurel O’Brien,
LaurelObrienJewelry.com

Flowers provided by
Ithaca Flowershop,
IthacaFlowerShop.com

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opportunity to move, she chose a small town in upstate NY.
Would You
“I’m a Southern girl at heart,” she says, “but one of the reasons Rather?
why I’m happy here is because it feels like a mountain town.”
Self-care comes in many options, so how do
Complete with winding roads, a relaxed dress code, and
we know which is the one we prefer? Do we go
a Christmas tree farm, her chosen home is a place that
with what’s popular? With what makes us feel
gives Holly the space and peace she needs to breathe, the
pampered? Or do we connect with our soul in
nourishment she needs to thrive, the freedom she needs to
some intuitive act?
grow into her fullest and brightest potential. Living intuitively,
says Holly, “fuels the feeling of invincibility” that allows While there’s no one way to make yourself
a woman to find her true joy. Thus, intuition and joy are feel nourished, we thought it would be fun

inextricably linked. to engineer a “self-care quiz” for women to


explore and discover more about their self-care
preferences. To take the quiz, grab a cup of
coffee and head to bit.ly/TPYquiz.
THE CROSSROADS OF YOUR DESIRES

Do your preferences mirror Holly’s? Or do you love having Once you’ve got your answers, join us in the
TPY Society all month long for quiz results &
sand in your toes and salt in your hair? Holly is in a continual
follow-up questions, as well as encouraging
process of setting up her life, re-evaluating it, and setting it up discussions about establishing self-care
some more, following the things that bring her joy like hikers practices that lead to joy.

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foundation of joy, for it is only when you are full that
you can truly overflow. Or, as Holly puts it: “If you’re
happy, full, smiley and you’re feeling joy, you can
do anything!”

THE CHOICE TO PURSUE JOY

To start down the road to joy, first answer the


question, What makes me happy? Your answer will
have many parts to it. Your answer will be conditional
on day of the week, amount of sleep had, season of
the year, and season of life. Finding your answer is a
continual process of figuring yourself out, checking in
with no major agenda, maintaining a curious “I’d like
to get to know you” mindset.

Remember to be gentle and patient as you journey


through the “Would You Rather” moments of life. As
Holly points out, a life of nourishment doesn’t mean a
life of 100% perfection. “Life ebbs and flows,” she says,
“It’s awesome until it’s not. When its joyful, celebrate
the heck out of it! When it’s not, go inward.”

In fact, simply pausing to reflect on how you’re feeling


is self-care, and keeps you on the path toward joy.
Instead of scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed,
do a 15-minute meditation or take a peaceful walk
around the neighborhood. Instead of ruminating on
follow blazes on a trail. And it’s pretty darn inspiring. I mean, I want to your overwhelming list of to-dos, do something kind
be like Holly! Who doesn’t? and spontaneous. When it comes to nourishment, a
little goes a long way.
Still, I’m on my own trail, and so are you! The blazes you follow are
entirely up to you. Don’t follow someone else’s path; find your own. “Women are so magical,” says Holly. We’re “blessed
Holly encourages all women to slow down, go inward, and define what with intuition and innate wisdom,” says Holly. Our
connects you to yourself: your higher power, the spirit within and needs and desires are as diverse as are the roads
through and around. “When I get too busy and don’t have the quiet we’re traveling on. Through the practice of self-care—
time, I second guess myself,” says Holly. discovering the routines that keep us full and fueled—
we can remain our “dynamic, fiery” joy-filled selves.
If we don’t nourish ourselves with the things that make our eyes sparkle
and the corner of our lips turn up, we deplete ourselves, our stores of
passion and inspiration, our joy. Undernourished, we move slowly, step Liz is a petite lass who likes crafting better than cooking,
walking better than running, and Malcom in the Middle
cautiously, fear the risk of dreaming that much more because we are
better than anything. She sings loudly and often, and is in her
guarding the tiny reserve of joy that has been carrying us through life element when building connections. After studied Science,
since that last vacation. Technology, and Society at Vassar, she became a data mining
darling. Her superpower is remembering the name and face of
everyone she meets.
Daily Nourishment – weekly, daily, hourly – is the practice of
discovering and realizing your innermost desires. This establishes a Photos by Michelle Turek.

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– HOLLY GR EEN
to align your innermost thoughts
with your
ever-evolving perspective
I L L U S T R AT I O N B Y @ D A N U T Z I

Calendula
Self-care liberates our individuality, replenishes our thoughts and
ambitions, and nourishes our souls so that we may reminisce on who
we were and ponder on who we want to be. A powerful antioxidant used
for its healing powers, the Calendula reminds us of the importance
of pausing for a few moments to find the joy in healing our souls.

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Nourishing myself is a joyful
experience and I am worth the
time spent on my healing.

– REBEKKA REINHARD

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Take Good Care


FINDING JOY IN SELF-CARE

with Meghan Kacmarcik

When you think of nourishment, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Eating well…? Perhaps good nutrition? Indulging in a special treat?

A
s a registered dietitian, I am aware of all the ways in and co-workers relying on us, self-care can be forgotten. As
which nourishment is important to our health and cliché as it sounds, the metaphor of putting your own oxygen
our bodies, but what often gets forgotten is how mask on before helping others is true. If we don’t nourish
important it is not just to nourish our bodies, but our minds, ourselves in the ways that we need, then eventually we’ll
spirits, and souls. Learning to nurture our whole selves is a become bitter and resentful.
crucial step on the path to true body love.
Learning how to take care of ourselves allows us to take
I consider myself a natural nurturer. I love taking care better care of the people in our lives and allows us to live
of people—cooking them meals, giving them pep talks better, more rewarding lives. We’re not worth taking care
and making sure they’re comfortable both physically and of just so we can care for others; we’re worth taking care of
emotionally. I’ve been taking care of people since I was four because we are humans and we are worthy.
years old and carrying around my dolls, making sure they
Learning how to take care of myself felt like learning how
were tucked in and well fed.
to walk again. During a long period of time where I was
When it came to nurturing myself, though, I was completely overloaded with work, undereating and over-exercising, I
lost. I rolled into adulthood having no idea how to take care of found myself at my limit. I rarely made time to do things I
myself in the ways that really mattered. It’s as if all the ways enjoyed; when I did, I felt immense guilt for not being more
I learned to nurture others didn’t apply to myself. I didn’t “productive.” Maxed out but in denial, I ran for months on
know what it meant to be nourished physically, emotionally, empty, feeling like I was about to break.
spiritually, or mentally.

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A few years ago, after realizing that I couldn’t sustain the way
I was living, I decided I needed to make a change. And that
meant re-learning how to nourish myself and in some ways,
learning to take care of myself for the first time. It meant…

• learning to practice what I preach as a dietitian and eat


what I was craving, when I was craving it;

• learning to sit on the couch and watch an hour of my


favorite show without feeling guilt;

• going to yoga and instead of focusing on how much my


body could do and the level of intensity I could achieve,
focusing on breathing into anything uncomfortable
and accepting when my body didn’t want to do
something; and,

• giving the pep talks that I would give other people to


myself when I was down, even if I didn’t believe them
at first.

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For a period of time, self-care felt like my full-time job audition for that play, spend more time with your friends or
because, after years of not incorporating any into my life at all, kids; just start doing the things that you’ve been putting on
it felt totally inorganic. your perpetual to-do list.

Here’s the thing: learning to take care of yourself is fun. We cannot afford to forget how to take care of ourselves when
I was filled with joy remembering all the things I had once we’re busy with school, work, families and other obligations.
enjoyed and realizing all the new things I wanted to learn and By focusing on self-care, we will be more present and more
experience. Remembering what I enjoyed eating as a kid and fulfilled, both for the people around us and for ourselves.
allowing it back into my life. Eating and moving with pleasure, We will find monumental relief in our bodies, all the while
rather than out of fear or as a punishment. restoring mind and spirit.

When you start nurturing yourself, you might feel odd or At the end of the day, after all the wondering and stumbling,
stumble. If you don’t know where to start, think about what there’s joy to be found in learning and re-learning how to take
you did when you were younger. What did you enjoy eating, care of ourselves.
doing, watching or making? Oftentimes, going back to how we
used to nourish ourselves when we were young can give us a
Meghan is a blogger, body positivity advocate, eating disorder
starting point in our adult lives.
survivor and Registered Dietitian. You can follow along on her
adventures on Instagram @sundaesforthesoul or read her blog at
Sometimes the most helpful thing is to just start doing sundaesforthesoul.com.
whatever it is you’ve always said you would do. Whether you
Photo by Kelly Peterson, @kfpphotography.
want to write more, go to that yoga class, make that recipe,

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Replenishing
Connection
H O W S E L F - C A R E S U P P O R T S M E A N I N G F U L R E L AT I O N S H I P S

with Sarah Bachelder

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Self-care is more than a buzz word;


an essential aspect of our holistic
wellbeing, it allows us to tend to ourselves
and others with compassion.

S E L F - C A R E TA K E S C O U R A G E .

About three years ago, my oldest son was diagnosed


with Leukemia at the age of 2 ½. I also had a newborn.
Around that same time, my husband started an online
course while he worked full-time as well.

To say I was overwhelmed is an understatement. Even


though my husband did what he could to help, it felt
like everything was on my exhausted shoulders. I was
convinced that I had no time to do anything that felt
like real self-care and I began to feel very resentful
and drained.

I felt so disconnected from myself that I held on tightly


to what fragments were left. This manifested as me
withholding affection and connection, in particular from
my husband. I was scared of losing myself completely
and I didn’t feel I had capacity to give anymore.

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S E L F - C A R E R E Q U I R E S C O M PA S S I O N .

Self-care is much deeper than getting a mani/pedi or going


for a run. These are simply actions and they can look like
almost anything, depending on our wants and needs. In fact,
there is no “should” in self-care. I’m not going to give you a
list of things to do.

Being a mother to three little boys keeps me occupied. I

SELF-CARE LEADS TO CONNECTION. don’t have the time or resources at this season of my life
to physically leave the house on a regular basis, so I have to
When we aren’t taking care of ourselves, our perception get creative in how I take care of myself. I drink out of my
of our relationships can become skewed. For example, my favourite mug, listen to music I enjoy, exercise, write. I am
husband did a lot when Liam was first diagnosed, but because working on giving myself grace and compassion.
I wasn't practicing self-care I got so wrapped up in my own
experience I didn't always appreciate it. And I don't think we In essence, self-care is self-acceptance, and I firmly believe
were supporting each other as well as we could. that self-care is most effective when we practice it in
alignment with our core values, honouring our faith or
Here’s the truth: Practicing meaningful self care improves spirituality, and nurturing the best in ourselves. My greatest
our relationships with other people. And I mean every act of self-care was to stop expecting perfection from myself
relationship; whether it’s with your romantic partner, and to have the courage to take up space in this world with
children, siblings, friends, co workers, whoever. We cannot vulnerability and authenticity.
connect with others if we are disconnected from ourselves.
If all we do is give to everyone else without replenishing
ourselves, we will have nothing left to give. SELF-CARE RELIES UPON CHOICES.

Brené Brown says that “vulnerability is the glue that


Once I began taking care of myself in intentional ways,
holds relationships together.” Unless we are willing to be
I experienced a shift and was able to start repairing the
vulnerable, we will find it hard to show up in our relationships
damage that had been done. Specifically, we’re working on
and be truly seen. We will struggle to speak up with honesty
communicating and expressing gratitude (a work in constant
and engage in the difficult, but necessary conversations that
progress). We also found ways to compromise to meet both of
take us deeper into each other and allow healing.
our needs and nurture our relationship.

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Self-Care Top 10
1. Know your core values

2. Be true to yourself and accept


that who you are will change

3. Have an outward mindset

4. Embrace vulnerability but


establish boundaries

5. Value the little actions

6. Be creative

7. Let go of the hustle

8. Own your worthiness

9. Develop resilience, empathy,


and compassion

10. Give yourself grace

People, especially those we love, need to know who we really My boys are young enough that their well being depends on
are. I want my husband and children to see me pursue my my well being. If I’m not taking care of myself, they suffer.
interests and goals. I want them to see me take care of myself When I practice intentional self-care, I’m reminding myself
and stand up for myself. To see me value myself means they and my family that vulnerability leads to greater connection.
will value me as well, and learn to value themselves.
When we practice intentional, meaningful self-care, it can
Healthy relationships need healthy and respectful boundaries. give us the courage to embrace vulnerability as we discover
Meaningful self-care empowers us to establish and ourselves and grow into our truest potential. I know, from
defend appropriate boundaries even though we may risk personal experience, that being open sparks a desire to
disappointing people we care about. Boundaries can build connect, to contribute, and to love. In fact, putting effort
respect and trust, while minimizing resentment. This, in turn, into developing our relationships is an act of self-care in and
opens us up to deeper connections. of itself.

S E L F - C A R E B R I N G S C L A R I T Y. A self-proclaimed dysfunctional perfectionist, Sarah Bachelder is


learning to accept and embrace all aspects of motherhood. Connect
Practicing care for ourselves also has the effect of giving us with her at SarahBachelder.com.
clarity. When we recognize and honor our worthiness, we
Photos by Jacqui DePas (p.85) & Jillian DeLoach (p.86).
are less tolerant of relationships that may be harmful. We can
then make an empowered decision to move on, if that is what
feels right.

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LIVE

My body isn’t fighting me.

My body is trying to support and help me.

Slow down.

Get quiet.

Listen.

All is well.

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F
or most of us, when we hear the word “nourish”
it immediately brings to mind the food that
graces our plate and the drink that fills our cup.
What if we expanded the definition to include the way
we move and carry our body throughout the day? Or
the activities we do that stimulate our minds and feed
our souls?

“These were questions I stumbled upon the answers


to 3 years ago as I stood in a room with 30 other We opened the workshop by picking an Oracle Card. Mine was the "art of
women waiting for an embodied movement workshop receiving." The card was perfect because I had been gifted the workshop.
to begin. I was terrified. Every inch of my body was in How often do we give our time, energy, and attention to others, but deny
physical pain. I was exhausted and constantly running the gift of the same when someone offers it to us? We think we’re too
on empty. Also, part of my soul always felt hungry, busy. We think we’re unworthy. And we don’t trust that the world will
continually searching for the perfect thing to satisfy hold itself together if we choose to take a break.
its craving. Had I made a mistake thinking I could
For all of those reasons, I was here. For over 5 years I'd suffered with an
do this?
undiagnosed injury to my sacrum and despite looking like the perfect
I’d been introduced to a taste of Qoya (a practice that 5'3", 113 lb. picture of health as a yoga instructor, I was in constant pain,
combines elements of dance and yoga) a few months was completely out of physical alignment, and couldn’t remember what
earlier and was shocked to discover how much I it was like to feel "comfortable" in my own skin. I needed to remember
mistrusted my own body and even more shocked to how to nurture and nourish myself.
feel how satisfying and fulfilling it felt to move my
body slowly and gently. While the taste had whetted
my appetite, I wasn’t sure I was ready to handle the
whole buffet. continued on next page

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Everything Is OK
Even if you’re not in a space for movement,
you can use calming as a coping mechanism

To stimulate your Vegus Nerve, bring the


first finger and thumb to touch on each hand
(like you’re making an OK sign) and rest the
hands in your lap. Make an “O” shape with
the mouth and slowly sip air in through the
mouth (like breathing in through a straw),
hold the breath at the top for as long as is
comfortable and slowly exhale out through the
“O” shaped mouth.

We danced a slow warm up circling through each part of our We were instructed to dance the feeling of not trusting
body. I felt joints crack and shift in ways that scared me and ourselves. Slowly swaying, I immediately covered my eyes with
tensed every cell. Despite my unrealistic desire to want to bust my hands because my first emotion was shame—a feeling I
out some "So You Think You Can Dance" amazing moves with my wanted to go away. As I continued dancing I wrapped my arms
body, I took the advice of the instructor, Rochelle, and did less. around myself as a form of protection. Soon my dancing became
more aggressive as anger arose: I hated the fact that I didn't
This concept went against all of my conditioning. I come from a
trust myself because deep down, I know I’m pretty amazing.
long line of perfectionists. I double-majored in college because
doing only one felt like slacking. I have always loved the fast- My movements became bigger as I danced, shedding off the
paced, driven intensity of NYC because it makes me feel alive. shame, the need to protect and the anger. Towards the end
Doing more always felt like the path to reach my potential, so Rochelle called out to "dance as though you trust yourself like
doing less felt like giving up. never before." I immediately opened my arms wide and began
jumping and twirling in circles, a LOT of circles. I could feel my
I created smaller and slower movements and took my ego out
skirt twirl with me and my hair fly around my head in a moment
of it until I started feeling less afraid and could relax. I realized
of rarely experienced freedom that started in my mind and was
that my body hadn’t actually relaxed in years. What I thought
able to be expressed in my body.
was “relaxed” was a nervous form of numbness from constantly
being “on”—from the moment I woke up to the moment I yielded As the song ended, I opened my eyes and savored a sense of
to sleep. Just a taste of relaxation felt spacious and like being balance in my hips and an absence of pain... and dare I say it, a
given food after years of starvation. I wanted more. sense of ease in my body. Trusting myself felt empowering. Like
knowing that everything was okay and that even if the world
around me wasn’t ok, I knew how to find peace in myself.

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During another portion of class, we created individual
Move on Through
labyrinths and took our time moving into the center in Rather than waiting for that perfect opportunity (or
whatever way felt natural. Once there, we put our heads someone else’s permission), incorporate movement
down to listen to what our bodies needed us to know. The in your day, start to finish. Here are some of my
only thing my body wanted me to do? Breathe. favorite activities that move my body naturally and
without expectation.
Just like food is vital for the functioning of our physical
body, breath is vital for the functioning of our souls. It not 1. Awakening in a way that resonates with my
only moves blood through our system and supports the desired feelings (journal, dance, meditate).

functioning of our organs, it can kick our nervous system 2. Replacing “What do I need to do today?” with
into high gear to protect us or elicit our relaxation response “How do I want to feel?” and be guided by that
by calming and soothing, giving us a sense of security as we during the day.

fall asleep at night. 3. Allowing flexibility. Rigid thoughts, schedules, and


expectations lessen our connection to the body’s
On an energetic level, breathing helps us process and clear needs in the moment.
out emotions and stress. With each intake of oxygen, we also
4. Redefining necessities as those things that nourish
draw in inspiration and with each exhale we let go of carbon
your soul.
dioxide, tension, and whatever else is no longer needed.
Breathing is our body’s constant detoxification process that 5. Having fun every single day.

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(thankfully) happens without us even thinking about it. Like that’s how I functioned every day. As I stood there swaying
anything, though, the benefits are magnified when we bring out I was reminded of Rochelle’s instructions during one of our
attention to it. very first dances that blew my mind: let your movement be as
restorative as rest.
We finished with one final free dance. I tried closing my eyes
to be with myself and feel what I needed and how my body Sometimes we need rest. Sometimes we need movement.
wanted to move. My eyes kept flying open and drifting towards Sometimes we need a salad. Sometimes we need pancakes. And
one woman who was standing completely still amongst a sea of sometimes we have to stay up late to meet a deadline when
flowing, gyrating, and twirling bodies. I asked myself why I was what we really need is a good night’s sleep. Instead of thinking
so drawn towards her and soon heard the answer: I was jealous. about what you should do, think about how you want to feel and
what to do to get that feeling.
I was jealous that she had the courage to stand still because
that’s what I was desperately wanting. In my mind we were How can you let everything you do be as restorative and
“supposed to be” dancing, even though my body was exhausted nourishing as rest?
and all it craved was rest. I slowed my movements a little bit.
Then a little bit more. And then a little more still until I was only
Allison Richard is a Stress Management, Self-Care and Sensual Living
gently, slightly, swaying.
Coach who resides in NYC. She loves empowering women from around
the world who desire to live beautifully, love magically and dream
After spending years feeling like most movements caused me passionately. Learn more about her adventures at allisonrichard.com or
pain, I had unconsciously started believing that movement was on Instagram @allisonlrichard.

something I needed to brace myself for and push though and Photos by Walker Studios LLC.

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