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Fitness
Published Monday May 06, 2019 by Erica Arvanitis

10 Amazing Mother’s Day Gifts For Her Wellness

Yoga
Pilates
Beauty
Skincare
Meditation
Cardio
Fashion

Although we don’t actually need an excuse to celebrate the wonderful women and moms (or mom-type figures) in our lives, Mother’s Day is a great reminder to do just that. 

This year, skip the go-to “flowers and a card” and give her the gift of wellness. Whether she wants to meditate on the mat, step up her weekly workouts, or feel trendier at the gym, these Mother’s Day presents will show her you’re all about supporting her goals for a healthy, positive life. Check out our list of inspired picks for wellness-loving moms of all ages! 

 


Prolite Yoga Mat // Manduka

Manduka yoga mat

At class or at home, this mat from Manduka will definitely elevate her practice, no matter her yoga flow. Lightweight and sweat-resistant (perfect for hot yoga!), this is a great gift for eco-friendly moms looking for a stylish, long-lasting, sustainable option. 

 

Aroma Breeze // Saje

saje essential oils diffuser

For the mom trying to add more zen to her space, this diffuser from Saje creates a soothing atmosphere using the natural power of essential oils. Whether she loves lemon or needs calming vibes with a little lavender, help her cultivate positive energy naturally—wherever she may be. 

 

Mushroom Matcha With Lion’s Mane // Four Sigmatic

Four Sigmatic mushroom matcha

Help mom curb that coffee intake and tap into the power of superfoods with a Mushroom Matcha mix from Four Sigmatic! From brewing a cup to start her day, sipping it in the afternoon to battle that mid-day slump, or even adding it into her delicious recipe of chocolate chip cookies, this tasty plant-based mix will leave her feeling balanced, calm, and ready to take on anything. 

 

Head to Toe Glow // Lather

LATHER beauty skincare wellness

Give the gift of self-care and support her beauty routine with naturally soothing products from LATHER. Energize the senses and help you (and your mom) achieve the ultimate spa vibes with a Cucumber & Ginseng Facial Mist or a Revive & Thrive Awakening Balm. We guarantee she will feel ahh-mazing. 

 

On My Level Tote // lululemon 

lululemon tote workout fitness

Whether she’s headed to Pilates or packing for yoga class, this classic tote from lululemon is an easy way to keep mom trendy and functional while storing anything she might need for her next workout. Plus, it’s the perfect great overnight bag for her quick weekend getaway! 

 

Tarah Wireless Headphones // Jaybird

jaybird headphones tech fitness

Made for moms who are always on the move, these sleek and comfortable headphones from Jaybird are sure to support her active lifestyle. Built to endure all the elements, they deliver an unparalleled custom sound experience and are *super* easy to connect and recharge—especially for the moms who aren’t exactly tech-savvy. 

 

Sunburst Water Bottle // S’well 

water bottle ecofriendly S'Well

As a fun reminder to hydrate, give your favorite gal the gift of H2O with a water bottle as bright as her personality! Perfect for at work or on-the-go, this bold pick from S’well is not only stylish but eco-friendly as well. Fun fact: the 25oz can hold an entire bottle of wine. Rosé all day, anyone? 

 

Bohemio 7/8 Legging // PrAna
yoga fashion leggings fitness

Improve her yoga practice and wellness routine with these ridiculously comfy and super cute leggings! Complete with unique details and moisture-wicking properties to handle all the sweat (and errands), your mom will be unstoppable on the mat—and in life. 

 

Sundaze Mineral Face Sunscreen // Kopari 

kopari sunscreen skincare health

When she’s steppin’ out at the park or is planning a day at the beach, make sure her skin is protected from the sun with this weightless, mineral-based sunscreen from Kopari. Helping to shield against UVA, UVB, and blue (HEV) light rays, their sunscreen makes it easy for her to put her best face forward and always keep her skin protected. 

 

A wellness experience, together!  // MINDBODY

MINDBODY workout fitness wellness

Whether you want to treat your mom to a relaxing day at your favorite spa, book blowouts together, or spend quality time sweatin’ it out in cycling class, MINDBODY is a great gift for your mom— and you! You can easily book the workouts, wellness services, and beauty appointments she wants through the MINDBODY app or MINDBODY.io. Plus, you can purchase a gift card to her go-to studio or business so she can tap into self-care whenever her schedule allows. 

Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
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Erica Arvanitis
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About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
shanila sattar
Wellness
Published Wednesday Mar 17, 2021 by Shanila Sattar

Foundational Steps to Cultivating a Daily Self-love Practice

Self-care
Expert Advice
Personal Growth
Wellness

When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do. 

How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?

As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.

 

Step 1: Learn to set boundaries

Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.

When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:

  • How do I feel without having boundaries?
  • What would I like to have boundaries around?
  • Are my boundaries actual boundaries or am I creating walls in my life?
  • How do I plan to uphold my boundaries?
Step 2: Cultivate self-compassion

In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect. 

Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.

When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:

  • How do I respond to stressful situations?
  • How hard am I on myself?
  • How do I celebrate myself?
  • How do I show myself kindness?
Step 3: Nourish yourself

In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.

Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion. 

When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:

  • How do I nourish my emotional well-being?
  • How do I nourish my mental well-being?
  • How do I nourish my physical well-being?
  • How do I nourish my spiritual well-being?
  • How do I nourish my social well-being?
  • How do I nourish my financial well-being?

That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain. 

If you’d like to try breathwork, mindfulness, or play classes with me, check out these workshops and training sessions that work with your schedule. For other breathwork classes, browse Mindbody.

 

About the author
Shanila is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, mentor, women’s researcher, and speaker. She is the Founder of AlwaysPlayStudios where she trains breathwork facilitators and sound healers. Her background is in tech, having co-founded an award-winning web agency, and in women’s research, specifically in mindsets, implicit bias, perfectionism, women's health, and societal experiences supported through the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and several universities. She has implemented several health and wellbeing programs in underserved populations throughout the US. Shanila mentors healers on their healing and intuitive wellness journeys. Connect: @shanila.sattar