Wellness Library

Wellness Spotlight: Kyra Rickards, Poet, Model, and Brand Manager

July 02, 2020 7 min read

"Seeking wellness, seeking beauty, seeking self-care - these are tender, loving, considerate concepts which have amazing opportunities for growth and renewal. Wellness also means seeking what you deserve and affirming healthy habits that reinforce your self-worth, mental health, and balance. We all deserve to feel well, happy, and secure. We deserve what makes us feel most alive and creative. It’s as simple as this - we deserve to feel good."

Herbal Highlights: Cordyceps Mushroom - Effects on Fatigue, Stress, Physical Health + Nutritional Profile

June 22, 2020 6 min read

Cordyceps Militaris is an edible (when cooked) mushroom that is now safely and effectively cultivated, which seems to have various positive metabolic effects in humans due to its wide range of novel polysaccharides and because of the compound Cordycepin.

Get Your Greens Smoothie w/ Balance My Stress Blend

June 15, 2020 1 min read

Not enough greens on your plate? Have no fear - this green smoothie recipe packs chlorophyll filled kale, spinach, and wheatgrass with our signature Balance My Stress adaptogen blend for a delicious morning drink!

Herbal Highlights: Lion's Mane Mushroom - Effects on Cognitive Function, Health Benefits, and Nutritional Profile

June 15, 2020 5 min read

A tasty and highly nutritious mushroom popularly eaten in Asian countries which may have some mood stabilizing effects, but currently does indeed seem to improve cognitive performance with daily consumption.

Wellness Spotlight: Amanda Smith, Writer and Content Creator

June 15, 2020 4 min read

"Wellness to me includes your body, mind, and spirit. For me it’s all about balance and checking in with myself daily, weekly, monthly, etc… You know yourself more than you think, and being honest with yourself about bad habits, toxic relationships, or foods that are not healthy, is the best thing you can be. I have cut out habits that are not good for me, but I also love a Dr. Pepper on the weekends. I love working out, but I don’t beat myself up if I miss a week. I love journaling, but I give myself grace when I miss out on it. It’s about balancing your needs as a whole and giving yourself the love and energy you need. Whether that be with food, physical activity, or how you deal with emotions and thoughts! "

Sunrise Smoothie with Adaptogenic Mushrooms Recipe

June 01, 2020 1 min read

Adjectives for this recipe? Fresh, Tangy, Sweet, Skin Nourishing. A delicious smoothie to cool down with during the hot summer!

Herbal Highlights: Rosehips - Health Benefits and Nutritional Profile

June 01, 2020 6 min read

Rosehips are the edible fruit of the deciduous rose. They are typically reddish-orange, although black and yellow kinds can be found as well. There are many varieties stemming from the multitude of species of roses that can be found all over the world. Historically, they have been used both as a source of food and as a medicine throughout many cultures for a wide variety of reasons, with the main uses having been for circulation, lotions, tonics, and purifications (both spiritually and physically).

Wellness Spotlight: Daisy Pyo, Mental Health Advocate

May 28, 2020 5 min read

"...As corny as it sounds, I don’t think anyone needs to look a certain way to be beautiful. I think beauty is all about being kind, self-aware, open, and being unapologetically yourself. There’s truly nothing more beautiful than someone who is so in tune with who they are, and so shamelessly themselves. That confidence is always so radiating, and something I’ve always admired. "

Wellness Spotlight: Courtney Phillips of Gumbo Magazine

May 19, 2020 2 min read

"To me, beauty is a personal journey. There's always going to be the external messages of what beauty is, but ultimately it always comes back to how you think and feel about yourself. Being comfortable in your own skin. My beauty is my own, and once I realized that my whole life changed."

Herbal Highlights: Turmeric Root - Health Benefits, Cultural History, and Nutritional Profile

May 15, 2020 5 min read

Curcuma Longa, commonly called Turmeric, is a root that is very commonly used in cooking. Native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, it was widely used for cooking and as a coloring agent. The root, along with other parts of the plant, are also part of Ayurvedic medicine, and were historically used to treat various illnesses, ranging from general health tonics to antiseptics to treat wounds.[1] It is from these Ayurvedic practices and results that had been observed for centuries that scientists in modern times began to look into the plant closer to determine Turmeric’s medical benefits.

Morning Warming Tonic

May 08, 2020 1 min read

This everyday morning warming tonic is ready-to-drink in less than 10 minutes of prep. Ashwagandha, Reishi Mushroom, and Eleuthero root combine to decrease your body's reaction to stress while supporting the immune system. 

Wellness Spotlight: Writer and Poet Kelly Peacock

May 06, 2020 4 min read

"To me, self-care is doing whatever it is that makes me feel good. Practicing self-care is so much more than putting on a face mask, taking a bath (personally, I hate taking baths), or doing yoga and meditating. Self-care is also buying that book you’ve been eyeballing, or leaving work early because you have painful menstrual cramps or staying in on a Friday night and ordering take out and watching a movie that makes you happy. To me, self-care is whatever makes me feel content and right, within my body and my soul."

Morning Cup of Joe (With Adaptogens!)

May 04, 2020 1 min read

This recipe adds an adaptogenic boost to your morning cup of joe. Made in under 6 minutes, our Balance My Stress blend soothes your nerves while the espresso has you up and ready to face the day. 

Iced Morning Matcha Milk

May 01, 2020 1 min read

Energizing matcha pairs with our Nourish My Brain blend to create a morning drink that is sure to get you going!

Groovie Brain Latte

April 27, 2020 1 min read

This cinnamon latte stars our Nourish My Brain blend and silky oat milk. With only 4 minutes of prep time, this latte is sure to set you up for a groovie day (and groovie brain!)

Vegan No-Bake Cookies with Peanut Butter and Reishi

March 20, 2020 2 min read

These rich no-bake cookies have a melt-in-your mouth quality that is sure to make anyone's mouth water. Spiced with our adaptogenic Balance Blend, these cookies are endorphin boosting and stress relieving.

Oaty Golden Milk Recipe

March 13, 2020 1 min read

This creamy dreamy golden milk recipe is a warming before bed drink. Anti-inflammatory turmeric and stress relieving adaptogens combine to make sure you have a good sleep.

Nighttime Moon Milk Recipe

March 04, 2020 1 min read

Stress-fighting ashwagandha and brain nourishing lion's mane mushroom are the stars in our brain blend. Creamy hazelnut milk + warming spices create a nice nighttime drink.

Adaptogenic Chocolate Banana Smoothie

February 18, 2020 1 min read

The stress-relieving powers of eleuthero root and ashwagandha are combined in this chocolately banana smoothie. Enjoy in the morning as a prelude to a stressless day, or as a nighttime sweet snack.

Wellness Spotlight: Amy of Veggie Mijas

February 14, 2020 4 min read

" I love to practice mindful eating in a capitalistic world, meaning that I try to be very present with my food. It is hard to do that when you see everyone else around you doing the complete opposite: eating at their desk while working, eating at meetings, or just simply not being present. I think wellness is overall being in the moment, listening to your body and what it needs, and feeling good about yourself."