We know you’ve got a long list of to-do’s and we want to help make things a little easier and breezier. Because let’s face it, most of the time, it’s the small stuff—like packing a lunch, getting in a quick walk, or even figuring out what’s for dinner that stress us out. We teamed up with youtheory® to share the advice and insights from influencers and experts so you’re equipped with the right tips, tools, and strategies to help make life a little simpler, healthier, and more delicious.
Work-related stress and anxiety are at an all-time high. In fact, it’s gotten so bad that the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed burnout an official medical diagnosis. We often blame burnout on external factors, such as workload, relationships, and stressors as simple as rush hour traffic.
For a makeup artist, herbalist, and natural beauty expert Jessa Blades, food and beauty are one in the same. “So much of my beauty routine lives in the kitchen,” she explains.
Dr. Bindiya Gandhi has a schedule that would make any person’s head spin. She’s a physician, medical director, and busy mom of one (soon to be two!). And yet somehow, she still manages to get her workouts in.
Your gut is a delicate and incredibly complex thing that requires lots of TLC. When you’re busy with work, friends, family, and other obligations, it can become tough to give your microbiome the attention it needs. I mean, just brushing your teeth seems like a major chore some nights!
“I’m very much a tequila person, which people find funny because they assume you’ll have a glass of wine. But I say have whatever you want!” says Serena Wolf, cookbook author and the woman behind the food and healthy lifestyle blog, Domesticate Me.
In the mornings you can find Liz Moody sipping on a green smoothie while checking her texts and emails. Moody — a journalist, podcast host, and best-selling cookbook author — is a jack of all trades; she’s constantly flying around the globe interviewing celebs, trying out new cuisines, and reporting on all the latest trends in wellness.
“My philosophy is all about eating well the easiest way possible,” says Lauren Paige, a healthy lifestyle coach and travel and food creative. Lauren Paige is currently in Germany, working and exploring the local cuisine with a healthy spin.
We all have those days. We’re stuck in traffic, our phone battery is at 2%, and we’re late for an appointment. “I used to have a gigantic toolbox for those situations,” says Elli Richter, a transformational life coach and partner of the only meditation studio, Still Soul Studio, in Charleston, South Carolina.
For Dr. Ellen Vora, a holistic psychiatrist practicing in New York City, there aren’t many things that are more important than eating home-cooked meals. Unfortunately, small NYC kitchens, busy schedules, and the temptation of thousands of restaurants that deliver less-than-healthy food to her door in under 30 minutes can make that a hard goal to meet.
“Don’t commit to a whole big pampering routine,” says Minna Lee, a wellness entrepreneur, health coach, and content creator who has mastered the art of the quick, easy, and inexpensive self-care routine.
“By default, so many people talk about planning, logistics, finances, and to-do lists over dinner,” says Dr. Sara DeFrancesco, a naturopathic doctor living in Portland, Oregon. But in her mind, that’s actually the worst time to do it.
Alyssa Gagarin is the meal prep queen. Her social media is sprinkled with photos of Pyrex container after Pyrex container filled with meals that any of us would be thrilled to eat for lunch.
We all know (and love) Costco for bulk TP, rotisserie chicken, and surprisingly good in-house wine, but the mega-store is a destination for so much more than crowd-size bags of potato chips.
We’re guessing you’ve heard the term inflammation thrown around quite a bit these days. Inflammation is a natural immune response that happens when your body interacts with anything it identifies as foreign.
You’re going on a trip. Congratulations! You’re all packed and ready to go. You even remembered your cellphone charger and razor this time. Yay! Although you might feel like you packed everything, there’s still something else that truly savvy travelers never forget—and that’s a wellness travel kit.
No matter how hectic your morning—overslept, waited extra-long for the shower at the gym, kids dawdled over breakfast—there’s always time for coffee.