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Wellness
Published Tuesday Nov 12, 2019 by Erica Arvanitis

November Picks: What We’re Reading on SCRIBD

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Meditation

The season of finding gratitude is here, and we’re all about reflecting on books that make our lives, our minds, and hearts bigger. 

Need a good read for the Thanksgiving trip home? Find something you’ll enjoy on the SCRIBD app. Search through audiobooks, snapshots, magazines—even sheet music!

The Little Book of Hygge // Meik Wiking

Wondering what hygge is? Pronounced hoo-ga, this cute little book has all the info you need to know about this Danish lifestyle trend. So take a break, get comfy, and learn about the cornerstone of Danish life while discovering advice and tips on incorporating more cozy into your routine. 

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The Little Book of Hygge // Meik Wiking

Wondering what hygge is? Pronounced hoo-ga, this cute little book has all the info you need to know about this Danish lifestyle trend. So take a break, get comfy, and learn about the cornerstone of Danish life while discovering advice and tips on incorporating more cozy into your routine. 

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy // Jenny Odell

In a world where our value is determined by our constant productivity, doing nothing is a form of resistance. Artist and critic Jenny Odell shares her field guide to doing nothing and offers an insightful critique of what we think productivity is, what reconnects us to nature, and reveals what we are normally too distracted to see about ourselves and the world around us. 

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy // Jenny Odell

In a world where our value is determined by our constant productivity, doing nothing is a form of resistance. Artist and critic Jenny Odell shares her field guide to doing nothing and offers an insightful critique of what we think productivity is, what reconnects us to nature, and reveals what we are normally too distracted to see about ourselves and the world around us. 

Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey // A.J. Jacobs 

Discovering that his coffeeand every other item in our liveswould not be possible without hundreds of people we usually take for granted, New York Times author A.J. Jacobs decided to thank every single person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. A journey that takes him all over the globe to individually thank farmers, chemists, truckers, miners, artists, and more, Thanks A Thousand is a great reminder of the power of connection and how gratitude can change our outlook on life. 

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Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey // A.J. Jacobs 

Discovering that his coffeeand every other item in our liveswould not be possible without hundreds of people we usually take for granted, New York Times author A.J. Jacobs decided to thank every single person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. A journey that takes him all over the globe to individually thank farmers, chemists, truckers, miners, artists, and more, Thanks A Thousand is a great reminder of the power of connection and how gratitude can change our outlook on life. 

Gravity & Grace: How to Awaken Your Subtle Body and the Healing Power of Yoga // Peter Sterios 

Looking for the perfect gift for the yogi in your life? Check out Peter Sterios’ groundbreaking book on the full, healing potential of yoga. An innovative yoga teacher and trainer, Sterios shares a unique set of principles to help anyonefrom beginners to advanced yogisrestore their approach to yoga by tuning into the body. 
 

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Gravity & Grace: How to Awaken Your Subtle Body and the Healing Power of Yoga // Peter Sterios 

Looking for the perfect gift for the yogi in your life? Check out Peter Sterios’ groundbreaking book on the full, healing potential of yoga. An innovative yoga teacher and trainer, Sterios shares a unique set of principles to help anyonefrom beginners to advanced yogisrestore their approach to yoga by tuning into the body. 
 

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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.
black-owned beauty and wellness businesses
Beauty
Published Sunday Jan 30, 2022 by Denise Prichard

Black-owned Beauty and Wellness Businesses to Know

February is Black History Month—a celebration of the achievements and contributions of African Americans in society.  As the beauty and wellness industry becomes a more welcoming and inclusive space for all, we are taking this opportunity to continue to shine a light on the gap of inclusivity and diversity in our industry, and take action to promote, empower, and honor the Black community that shapes and grows wellness.  

While the beauty industry is making improvements—it's important to showcase and support Black businesses and the creatives in this space every day. To honor them, we're shouting out some of our favorite Black-owned beauty and wellness businesses to support. 

1. Beauty Bin 

Beauty Bin is a full-service day spa and dry bar located in Asheville, NC. With a focus on inclusivity for people of all backgrounds, genders, and races, their MO is to match the outer beauty of every client to their inner beauty. From eyelash extensions and hydrafacials to waxing and massage, Beauty Bin is a one-stop-shop for all the spa services.  
 

2. KIKA Stretch Studio  

The KIKA Method® is a gentle assisted stretching process that loosens up tight muscles freeing your body from pain and stress. By practicing this method, clients can experience decreased muscle tension, increased energy, enhanced flexibility, a substantial reduction in stress, improved posture and relaxation, and increased mental clarity. While its headquarters is located in Las Vegas, NV, they have multiple locations sprinkled throughout the US, including Atlanta, New York City, and Dallas—just to name a few.

3. Kimberly Coleman Salon 

At Kimberly Coleman Salon, their philosophy begins with promoting healthy tresses, elegant sets, unique accouterments, perfect pampering of hands and feet, and precision cuts. Known for working with models and celebrities, they fully appreciate and celebrate the diversity of their clientele which also includes super moms and warrior dads. 

4. Pressed Roots 

Pressed Roots was developed with the simple concept in mind—that everyone deserves access to easy, and quality hair care. What started as a single pop-up shop in Boston, grew to a multi-city pop-up tour, and is now slated to be the largest national hair salon franchise specializing in the care and styling of highly textured hair, they launched their first flagship location in Dallas, TX.  

5. SW3AT  

Jersey City resident, Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez started SW3AT. The company began as a fitness apparel line in 2015 but evolved into a sanctuary catered to health and wellness now known as SW3AT Sauna Studio—the first infrared sauna studio in Jersey City. The healing power of infrared heat therapy is a phenomenal option for holistic health proven to strengthen the immune system and provide relief from joint stiffness and muscle pain. It is also supportive of any fitness program as it aids in weight loss (you can torch up to 900 calories in a 45-minute session) while also detoxifying your body from some of the most harmful toxins. 

6. The TEN Nail Bar 

Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson opened The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit to address a void in their city. They saw a need for a quality, modern nail bar that could also serve as a fun social space for Detroit’s residents and professionals. They designed the TEN to provide their clients with a #Perfect10 experience—where you can relax, enjoy music, a drink, your friends, a clean and precise manicure, and a much-needed break from all your hectic days. 

7. Bettye O Day Spa 

Located in the beautiful downtown Hyde Park Chicago area, Bettye O Day Spa specializes in first-class treatments. They aim to nurture and relax each of their clients with individualized and innovative therapeutic techniques. From body wraps and massages to facials and hydrotherapy, this day spa promises to be a safe place for healing to occur.  

Looking for more businesses to support? ClassPass has also created a list of Black-owned business to check out all year-round. While both of these lists are a great start to get you familiar with many of the Black-owned businesses either in your neighborhood or around the globe, we have only scratched the surface. We'd love to keep these lists growing.If you have any businesses you'd like to see on this list, click here to submit a Black-owned business we should be highlighting as well! 

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Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.