In maybe the cutest Kodak moment ever, the O.G. Gerber baby Ann Turner Cook (who’s now 91-years-old) posed with baby Lucas, who made history when he became the first Gerber baby with Down Syndrome earlier this year. Just try not to “awww”, we dare you.
In other news, IKEA announced that they will no longer be using any single-use plastics in their stores or restaurants starting in 2020… leaving us 1.5 years to get a headstart!
Moon Wisdom: Be hopeful. Bring change.
The new moon in Gemini is Wednesday, bringing magic and wisdom in duality, teaching us that we are whole even when what we seek is a total contradiction. While you might feel a sense of despair in our world, politics or your position in life, you can still feel hopeful about a positive future. Learning to embrace this duality is an essential survival skill and a characteristic this new moon is here to teach us. Bask in the power of it by setting intentions around positive actions you will bring into our world.
Journaling prompt: If I had the power to change the world, what would I do? What baby steps can I take to put these into action?
Is your job stressing you out?
Read this article about prioritizing happiness over a stable income! #livemore
RIP supplement graveyard
It turns out, the FDA doesn’t review supplements for safety, meaning the quality and amount we’re consuming can be risky. Instead of poppin’ pills, eat a good mix of cooked and raw veggies for prime nutrient absorption, and work with a legit nutrition expert to figure out which supplements are right for you.
You know that masculine-driven approach of conventional medicine? Well just as the feminine movement has swept the country, so too has the rise of a more intuitive, natural way to women’s health. Find out how to not only get healthier but also awaken your power to renew, create and nurture here.
(And once you’re up to speed... use it to improve your sex life too.)
When you’re feeling uncomfortable
Mentally or physically, try this phase to get through just about anything.
Working the closet
We talk a lot about the importance of recycling your clothes to help cut down on fashion pollution. Why not make some cash doing it?
Lift that frown upside down
Regular weight training or resistance training has been proven to substantially reduce the symptoms of depression.
Love hack, baby
It looks like the secret of a happy marriage could be "love hacks," or shortcuts that create goodwill and trust over time. These love hacks, when practiced regularly, create a "love bank account" that you can dip into when the going gets tough.
These hacks can be as simple as making coffee every morning, sending a sweet text, gentle touches even when you don’t really feel like it, a regular date night, and showing interest in small talk even when you’re too busy to care (couples who accept the bid for conversation and connection are 88% percent more likely to stay married than partners who ignore it. So, yeah...)
So hot right now
Superfoods. But are they really so super?
CBD Oil, a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis with a ton of healing properties, is now being used in everything from pet care to beauty products for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Try it out next time you have achy joints, a bug bite or a blemish!
Alternative milks like pumpkin or oat. Make your own to save money, save water and cut down on packaging waste.
"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu