The microbiome is one of the most important ecosystems in your body. The bacteria in your gut that help us process foods and absorb nutrients are responsible for weight, mood, energy, and overall wellness. This amazing community of bacteria, also called “the second brain”, has an enormous effect on your sleep, skin, allergies, hormones, immunity, and more.
Ah, the best laid plans. We all make promises to ourselves at the beginning of a new year, optimistically looking forward to a clean slate and a fresh start. I personally love the feeling of starting anew, but this year (after many past New Year’s resolutions made and forgotten), I’m a bit more in tune with how to be successful meeting my goals.
So bring it on 2019! Here are my 3 biggest goals in the new year and what I’m doing to commit to myself and my community, personally and professionally.
Health in 2019 is on the top of our minds as we get ready to shower our loved ones this holiday season. As we continue to prioritize self-care and wellness in our own lives, we're determined to help our family, friends, and colleagues develop a routine practice as well to support their mental, physical, and emotional health. For those obsessed with clean beauty, ultimate jetsetters, total wellness junkies, or new moms in our life, our Founder and Head of Client Wellness have rounded up the best of the best gift ideas.
Want to supercharge your mood? Look at what you’re eating. Food is an important - but often overlooked - piece of the puzzle for managing stress. The food you eat can have a direct impact not just on things like anxiety, depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, but even on your everyday mood. Eliminating inflammatory ingredients like gluten, dairy, and sugar can be a great place to start, but you also need to be sure you’re getting adequate stress-busting nutrients.
Our founder & CEO, Caroll Lee, hopped on a plane with her family to Bangkok, Thailand, with return tickets dated 9 weeks later. After traveling around Southeast Asia, seeing ancient ruins and temples, and finding peace and beauty in the steamy jungles of Bali, she reflects on the benefits of travel and how to bring that beauty back in daily life.
Properly hydrating your body can address a plethora of health issues - from chronic headaches, brain fog, and fatigue to weight gain, gut issues, and autoimmune conditions. You’ve heard the age-old advice: Drink 8 glasses of water a day. But is that really the best way to hydrate your body? In this edition of our book club series, our Head of Client Wellness, Sarah Hebbel-Stone, turns to the latest read among wellness professionals, Quench.
Step one to getting the best skin ever: Eat superfoods that nourish from the inside out with antioxidants, fatty acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s simple, yet fundamentally true advice. But there’s another level to superfoods. Their superpowers need not be relegated to salads and smoothies – they can feed skin from the outside, too.
Our commitment to the environment reaches far and wide. We believe we have a responsibility to use our buying power to help support local communities all while providing ample nutrients to our bodies. We are also committed to using packaging that is either compostable, recyclable, or reusable. In our kitchens, we source the highest quality sustainably grown foods available. However, it doesn’t end there.