I’ve always loved and been super interested in health and wellness. In fact, I spent half of my time at college studying nutrition and public health before doing a complete 180 and switching to English and journalism. I also happened to grow up with two parents who were significantly older than everyone else’s parents I knew and who were passionate about taking exceptional care of themselves so they could be around for me as long as possible despite their older age. I grew up on things like organic flaxseed bread and locally made kefir, and I also watched my parents live very active lifestyles—yoga, bench presses, butt-sculpting classes led by Jane Fonda (that was mom), meditation, and everything in between. Naturally, the interest and passion wore off on me, and educating myself and taking care of my body have been things I’ve always prioritized.
Obviously, a lot has happened between my childhood and 2020. I’ve had personal health challenges I’ve had to overcome, and I, like one in five Americans, deal with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and eating disorder recovery. These issues have ebbed and flowed over the years—recovery is never linear, but I’d be lying if I said 2020 hasn’t been especially jagged. I’m sure many of you can relate. Naturally anxious, I crave, to a certain extent, control and routine, most of which have been thrown out the window this year thanks to a global pandemic. So in order to take care of myself and lean into the new normal, I’ve had to recalibrate and adjust my approach to taking care of myself accordingly. And quite honestly, I’ve ultimately been able to find, foster, and cherish a lot of joy and many more silver linings than I ever thought possible. Since people are always asking about my day-to-day and my personal recommendations, I’m sharing my current wellness routine below—the supplements, practices, and products that have had a positive impact on how I feel mentally and physically and which help me feel centered when anything, from the world to work to my personal life, starts to dip a wee bit off-kilter. Keep scrolling!