The benefits of lavender have been at the forefront of my mind lately… maybe it has something do with our home office being surrounded by the beautiful buds. It’s one of my favorite scents — my mind is soothed and I feel like I’m up in clouds every time it touches my senses.
Yoga classes are wonderful, but a lot of people (myself included) enjoy practicing yoga at home as well. I have a corner of my apartment where I like to roll out my mat, light some candles, maybe even burn some incense, and do yoga. For some reason though, I don’t like doing it in silence. I like to listen to melodic, soothing music – some with lyrics, some without, and the perfect mix of mellow and a little upbeat to get me moving. Read more »
I think I ask myself this question every week! There have been some amazing new releases lately that I wanted to share with you guys – and tell me, what’s the last album you bought? Read more »
Somehow I completely missed the fact that it is now July… summer, please slow down! You’re movin’ too fast ;) Read more »
Get your week started on the right foot with this incredible green Mountain Shake recipe – it’s healthy yet decadent, full of nutrients and will leave you feeling full and energized. It might just be the yummiest healthy shake I’ve tried! Read more »
“Each of us has the power and responsibility to heal ourselves, to be our own medicine man or woman. Awakening our innate powers of being, loving, knowing, seeing, and healing involves ongoing work at all levels and in all dimensions of our self. Exploring the range of rhythms and emotions, achieving insights into our conditioning and ego, moving through the energy levels of spirit – these are all activities to be integrated into our daily lives.”
- Gabrielle Roth from Maps to Ecstasy: A Healing Journey for the Untamed Spirit
Yoga essentials for beginners: When I first went to yoga I wasn’t really familiar with what to wear or with what essential items I would need for my first class.
Yoga mat bags are a necessity if you are someone who walks or commutes to yoga class. The mats can be slightly awkward to carry on their own and never fit properly in regular shoulder bags. Having a yoga mat bag can not only keep your mat protected, but when you’re walking, biking, or riding the subway to class you can just sling your mat over your shoulder. Finding a cute yoga mat bag is not always easy – but, making your own is! Read more »
This week’s Style File is your very own Free People Creative Director! She’s a boho Americana beauty, the perfect 4th of July inspiration. From peasant tops, to vintage dresses, cowboy boots, and perfect hippie denim, she has a lot to wow with. Check out her week in style, and you’ll understand immediately why we’re all so infatuated with her here at the home offices. Read more »