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The Make-it-Easy Masters: 10 Women Share How They Get Everyday Stuff Done
It’s easy to be inspired by women who do big, incredible things like starting their own medical practice, running a marathon, or writing a book. But we can’t forget about the small stuff, either! Our everyday rituals, habits, and choices have an enormous impact on our happiness, health, and productivity. In this Make-It-Easy Masters series, we asked 10 women who are doing big things how, exactly, they get the little things done.
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.
“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.