Conscious commerce is a state of mind. It is shopping with purpose, for items that bring joy to your life and help you express your inner light. It is in support of small businesses, of creators, men and women who are dedicated to their craft. To use your dollar with passion, thought, awareness and intention. It is bringing an end to mindless purchasing and creating a wardrobe + home that supports the life you dream of.
I first discovered Jess, the designer behind Willow Knows on Instagram and thus began my love affair with her incredible creations. Her collection of hand-dyed clothing and textiles bring together the elements; water, heat, pigment and fiber that result in classic, timeless designs that will be a wardrobe staple for years to come.
I am honored to be sharing 7 things currently inspiring me on the always inspirational and perfectly curated Poppy and Seed. Check out the feature here and follow along as this magical group of ladies puts out a new online digest every Tuesday.
I am absolutely beaming with excitement to introduce today’s very special, informative and inspiring conversation with Jessa Blades. A true force in the natural beauty industry, she has made it her life’s work to teach the power of self-care and empower women to own their individuality.
I have been following Jessa for years now, first discovering her work in the beginning stages of exploring this world of natural beauty. Her energy pulled me through even on the computer and I knew that as soon as I had the chance I would be attending one of her workshops. When the opportunity presented itself a few months ago, I didn’t think twice about signing-up (definitely follow Jessa on Instagram to stay up-to-date on all events + daily inspiration). I can’t recommend experiencing Jessa’s knowledge in-person enough. You will walk away with valuable information and feeling the true possibility and excitement that comes with having the tools to feel your best.
When I first discovered Addictive Wellness I thought it must be too good to be true. A sugar-free chocolate, made with raw cacao, superfoods, herbs, fair-trade and free of any ingredients I was allergic to? This was a rare find and I knew I had to taste it to believe it! Sage and AnnaBlanca were kind enough to gift me their chocolates and upon arrival I immediately made a pot of tea to sit down and taste-test. The feeling of euphoria that washed over me after the first bite was priceless. High-quality, nutritious and and insanely delicious, I knew I found my go-to dessert and diet staple that was going to satisfy me and nourish my body. Sage and AnnaBlanca are both extremely bright stars, passionate and fun-loving in changing the way we think about chocolate. I adore them both and am thankful for the work they do. This is the food of love and it is time to enjoy it without the guilt or afternoon energy slump. One bite of Addictive Wellness and you will be hooked for life (I know I am)! Now let’s get to know the beautiful couple behind this truly addicting treat!
I first met Scott and Nitsa of Sun Potion at their Potions 101 class held at my favorite natural beauty store in the city, CAP Beauty. I was immediately entranced by their glowing energy and the knowledge they brought with such openness to share. Within minutes of sipping their tonics I was buzzing with the most life-changing clarity and energy I ever had (I am not using that term loosely, it was transformative). At that moment I instantly fell in love with these herbs and knew they were about to become a major part of my life and wellness regimen.
In this wild world of social media I am infinitely thankful for the friendships I have made on this ever-expanding platform. One of those beautiful souls I instantly connected with is Michelle of The Vibrant Kitchen. I am deeply honored to share more about myself and very personal parts of my story today on her gorgeous site.
Check out the full interview here.