7 Ways To Add Wellness Into Your Life

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When it comes to wellness, a lot of girls ask me how I got started and where they should start. The truth is I’m no expert, BUT a lot of us already have a really strong wellness practice by definition.

well·ness: the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.

Good physical and mental health comes from a variety of things and this is different for everyone. For me it’s about balance, moderation and practicing the things that make me feel good, such as healthy relationships, exercising, eating for nourishment, getting good sleep, spending time with people I love, enjoying my life (including eating pizza, and yes, drinking!) meditating, reflecting, being in touch with my body…the list goes on.

So when girls ask me where to start, I respond by asking, “What makes you feel good physically and mentally?” Whatever that is, that’s where you should start. If you aren’t sure, here are seven simple ways to integrate wellness into your life each day of the week:

Monday: Drink hot water with lemon in the morning (more about that here).

Tuesday: Workout. No excuses, just go!

Wednesday: Drink a healthy smoothie (recipe inspiration here).

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Asian Steamed Halibut with Scallions & Bok Choy

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I had the pleasure of teaming up with goop and the co-author of GP’s second cookbook, Thea Baumann, to make three LEAF cooking videos featuring recipes from ‘It’s All Easy’ and honestly, it is all easy!

We made this one-and-done halibut dinner and not only is it delicious, but as Thea pointed out, the parchment baked fish makes for an excellent dinner party dish because it’s easy to make it bulk. All of the ingredients cook together simultaneously making a gourmet, Asian-inspired meal in less than 20 minutes. Here’s the recipe:

p.s. how cute are those pink goop bowls (avail here)!? #need

4 scallions, sliced
4 baby bok choy, halved
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled & thinly sliced
4 5-6oz halibut fillets (boneless & skinless)
4 tsp sesame oil, separated
4 tsp mirin, separated
4 tsp tamari, separated
Salt & pepper
Parchment paper

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7 Reasons To Start Drinking Rose Water

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I want to rewrite the classic saying, “stop and smell the roses” to “stop and smell/drink/make/use the roses” after learning what they can do for your body and mind. People—including the ultimate beauty chick Cleopatra—have been distilling petals for centuries to reap the rewards of rose water. It’s not only ultra feminine, but it’s also easy to make and accessible. Most importantly, it’s super good for you!

Drinking two cups a day is said to provide these benefits:

  • Lowers stress and anxiety. Back in the day, it was even spread at weddings to symbolize mediation and prayer. Beautiful, right?
  • Tons of vitamins. It contains vitamin A/C/D/E, and even B3 which can lower cholesterol.
  • Antioxidants which help with aging skin (like dark spots and wrinkles) and even shrinking pores.
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Where To Shop For Vintage Levi’s

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When it comes to style, the perfect pair of jeans is equal parts secret weapon and security blanket. And, when it comes to denim, vintage Levi’s are pretty much the gold standard. But where does one find that perfectly worn in pair? Here are seven places (other than Etsy & ebay which are also excellent sources but require more digging) to scoop up the forever flattering fit:

1. RE/DONE specialize in repurposing vintage denim, hand-cutting and resewing them based on the denim trends of the season, to ensure a perfect fit.

2. Denim Refinery has an expertly curated selection of vintage denim. You’ll find your standard vintage Levi 501s, but also rare finds that are distressed, ripped, and patched.

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