All you need is ❤
Harry and Megan are officially wed, and we can all return to normal life!
In other news, California has become the first state to launch a pilot program that will treat low-income Medicaid patients with specially-tailored meals for relief from chronic illnesses like congestive heart failure, cancer and diabetes.
Moon Wisdom: Plan. Connect. Soar.
Delve into the details! With the quarter moon in Virgo tonight, now’s the time to check off any small tasks that have fallen by the wayside, like finances, de-cluttering that junk drawer or organizing your closet. Don’t let your to-do list overwhelm you! Ask for help, and the universe will lend a hand. Getting these small tasks out of the way can make room for bigger plans towards the end of the week when your intuition will be in top form! Take advantage of this time to connect with your highest self on Friday through more mindful activities like meditation, vision boarding and deep conversation.
You must be trippin’
Psychedelics are making a comeback...with doctors. The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco has begun educating health care professionals to become legal psychedelic therapists after studies showed the use of psilocybin, a psychedelic, could help alcoholics and smokers overcome their addictions. Far out, man.
An evening routine can help reduce stress (yes, please!). Knowing and prepping what you’ll eat for dinner ahead of time, choosing any other activity instead of plopping in front of another screen at the end of the day, and taking a few moments in the morning to set your evening up for success (running the dishwasher, tidying up or leaving your favorite tea bag in a fresh mug) can work wonders on your psyche. We’re not giving up Westworld, but an evening routine is something we’ll look into.
Spring cleaning is for suckers
Sometimes a home needs more than mops and brooms. Find out why snapping your fingers is just 1 of 15 simple ways to up the positivity and breathe fresh energy into your home.
Who made my clothes?
A question worth asking yourself. Fashion is one of the highest-polluting industries in the world. The toxic waste that’s created and the working conditions of garment workers are beyond upsetting. Read: factory deaths, farmer suicides and handicaps in children to name a few. We care about what we put in our bodies, why not what we put on our bodies? Get the full story and learn how you can support the slow fashion movement here.
Stinky feet got ya beat?
Try adding cypress or peppermint essential oils to your bath to kick the unfortunate odor.
… and start the week off on the right foot
Remember the 3 A’s:
Awareness: Become aware of what you are thinking, feeling and speaking.
Acceptance: Go to neutral emotionally and accept “what is” rather than resisting it.
Action: Take a conscious step forward into life.
So hot right now
Shower plants. Tie or rubberband some eucalyptus around your shower head, take a deep breath, and let the zen wash over you.
Sipping over sucking. Americans use enough straws to wrap around the earth 2.5 times every day. Skip the straw or use a reusable alternative.
Forgiveness. And that, according to this 5 Steps of Forgiveness article, “requires keen awareness of our common humanity. We are all imperfect beings whose actions stem from a web of interdependent conditions that are much larger than ourselves.” In other words, you’re only human, zista. Don’t be so hard on yourself!
Farmers markets, where the produce is often harvested just the day before! Buying produce this fresh means it will last a lot longer and cut down on food waste. Pro tip: Shop quickly and use cooler bags to bring everything home to extend the shelf life of your fruits & veggies.
Not so hot?
Gel manicures. The UV rays in those little machines are four times stronger than that of the sun. You may as well lay in a tanning bed.
In the end, only 3 things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.