OLIVE OIL & PHILOSOPHY
BY ERIN DIXON
1. OLIVE OIL
Take 1 Tbs organic olive oil (Flatlands Olive & Mill: www.flatlandsoliveoil.com is a good choice!) + 1Tbs of fresh lemon juice first thing in the morning. Combine in a small dish, emulsify with a form and drink before anything else to kick-start your metabolism, detoxify your liver and get your skin glowing.
2. YIN YOGA
Attend a yin yoga class, which targets the deep connective tissues of the body, which beyond impacting our mobility hold deep-seeded stress and buried emotions.
Spend half an hour reading philosophy, either something current, like The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak, or ancient, such as On The Shortness of Life by Seneca. While the eras in which these were written are vastly different, the human experience and its trials reveal themselves as the same. This reminder tends to put our current personal and societal problems into perspective.
Erin is not a mom, but many other things. She is a writer, editor and content specialist for international publications and global brands. Additionally, she is the co-founder of Double or Nothing, editorial director of OURUSE and the former managing editor of Dossier Journal. Erin also launched Foundation Onda, which works in partnership with nonprofit organizations and the fashion and beauty industries to help women survive and rise from crises.