Staying Healthy While Staying Home
Resources & Rituals For Mind, Body & Spirit
Despite these unprecedented and unsteady times, we're choosing positivity and really leaning into our self-care practices to get through the challenges that each day brings. In an effort to help you all do the same, we've put together some of the resources and rituals that we've been relying on to clear and calm our minds, move and nourish our bodies, and support and raise our spirits.
CLEAR & CALM YOUR MIND
Check out the comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Meditation from Gabby Bernstein and watch her many meditation videos (including some recent ones around calming your mind during anxious times, specifically dealing with your emotions during quarantine and feeling a lack of control in general due to COVID-19).
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MOVE & NOURISH YOUR BODY
Create "long lean lines" and get moving with this free pilates "class" that you can do at home utilizing just your own body weight and a yoga mat:
Try out this recipe for an immune-boosting soup courtesy of long-time EVOLVher Davida aka The Healthy Maven. It's packed full of vitamins and minerals from delicious ingredients like turmeric, kale and bok choy in a mushroom broth for a healthy vegetarian soup that's absolute comfort in a bowl. Feel free to add/sub in ginger, and/or other sturdy greens such as chard, mustard, beet, collard, and turnip, depending on what you already have at home/have access to.
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Check out our Q&A with Davida here >
There's never been a better time to step up your hand washing skills. It’s one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community. And if you’re like us, you’ve probably been doing it wrong. Check out this guide and Q&A courtesy of The New York Times:
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All that washing can easily lead to dry and even cracked hands so don't forget to apply SmartBody Lotion afterwards - we keep a bottle in every bathroom so we don't forget and because we can all use as many little moments of luxury as we can get.
SUPPORT & RAISE YOUR SPIRIT
We're officially calling this the UltraRepair Relaxation Ritual:
Light a candle, run yourself a hot bath (bonus points for adding bath salts, essential oils, petals from flowers that are on their way out, etc.), apply UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque onto your hair, put on your go-to face mask or favorite sheet mask, and soak it all in. Use this time to meditate, read, or do nothing at all. A glass of wine isn't required, but it's certainly recommended.
[ 15 SOOTHING DIY BATH SALTS ]
And last but not least, here is the SmartBody Buff & Smooth Step-By-Step:
Step 1- Dry Brush
Step 2 - Exfoliate
[ 7 HOMEMADE BODY SCRUBS ]
Step 3 - Cleanse With SmartBody Wash
Our SmartBody wash provides gentle cleansing while infusing essential nutrients to leave skin moisturized, smooth, soft and radiant. This amazing sulfate-free moisturizing cleansing foam is concentrated and long lasting, and is better for our planet when going down the drain.
Step 4 - Moisturize With SmartBody Butter
The ultimate noncomedogenic moisturizing and repair treatment offering the highest concentration of unrefined shea butter and other supremely beneficial ingredients, our SmartBody Butter's unique nourishing formulation restores elasticity to skin and helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles, while evening out skin tone.
We hope to continue to care for our community (from afar) and provide value and inspiration in any small way we can. We would love to hear what's resonating with you and what sort of content you would like from us right now - please email email@example.com and/or leave a comment below with any and all feedback.
Stay healthy and safe, EVOLVhers!
The EVOLVh Team