Mindbodygreen is a website with a mission "to revitalize the way people eat, move, and live," focusing on five interconnected pillars of wellness: emotional, spiritual, physical, environmental, and mental. To me, the articles offer more unique insight and are more relatable and practical than many other health and wellness publications. The Holistic Home Tour series of posts is particularly appealing to the senses. Several articles about yoga have been beneficial to my personal practice and role as a teacher.
This is a website that highlights environmental sustainability projects and stories and "educates people about the interconnection of all life." The images shared here are awe-inspiring—they engage the senses and spark thought about the vastness and complexity of the natural world around me in a way that is quite humbling.
Headspace is a website with a simple phone app that offers guided meditations. You can choose from a variety of themes and styles. The system is easy to use, and there are great videos and graphics that explain the meditation process in a simple, unintimidating way. Meditation helps me slow down, calm down, and be more present and aware of what is going on around me.
The 52 Lists Project
Earlier this year, a friend introduced me to the book The52 Lists Project by @MooreaSeal. It’s a journal of sorts that prompts you to create informal lists, one each week of the year. It’s simple and beautiful, and the lists really get you thinking. After a few weeks into the journal, I found that I really enjoyed reflecting on topics that range from songs that describe my life to my goals for the year.
Author @JenSincero has published some really great "self-helpery." She is funny, straightforward, and relatable. Her books are all about living intentionally and focusing on what you love in order to make your dreams a reality. She encourages people to get out of their comfort zones in order to make things happen (and hence I started a blog about something I enjoy).
The Simply Luxurious Life (and The Simple Sophisticate podcast)
Author @ShannonAbles is behind this blog and weekly podcast series that focuses on living your best life. Inspired by the French culture, she's all about simplicity and celebrating the small things. I appreciate that she often organizes her thoughts in bullet points. Through this blog and website, I have discovered books, art, recipes, and ways of thinking about a range of topics from rest to contentment to confidence.
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is a circus based in Montreal that aims to "invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world." Going to a Cirque show is an immersive, multi-sensory experience. There's live music, stunning talent, bursts of color, and high energy in every direction. Because going to a live performance is not an everyday activity, I enjoy poking around their website for behind-the-scenes insight and video clips.