Rituals - Medea Juhasz

 

Founder of Catalyst Gold

 

 
 
 
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My last ritual of the day is...

"I love to nourish my skin applying one of my favorite Leahlani face masks before I go to bed. I usually read for 20-30 minutes and sip on roasted dandelion tea. A 5-minute reflection and meditation right before I go to sleep always helps me to wind down."

 
 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite women to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Amy Shapiro

 

Founder of Real Nutrition

 
 
 
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My first ritual of the morning is...

"I ALWAYS wake up before the rest of my family to get my day started.  I need that time to myself to organize my thoughts and to get ready for the day ahead.  Mornings either consist of organizing and working OR heading out for a seriously early workout while everyone is still asleep at about 5:15 AM. Being outside in NYC at this hour is honestly one of my favorite things in the world. But, prior to either, I make my warm lemon water before I even change my clothes. I boil water, squeeze the juice of 1/2 of a lemon into a large mug, add a dash of cayenne pepper and during allergy season (currently) I add a dropper full of Nettle Leaf. If I’m working at home I’ll drink it at my kitchen table while typing away in silence or I’ll put it in a Swell bottle (currently obsessed with the new wide mouth version) and I’ll take it to go.  Sometimes I’ll have two mugs but often I’ll change to black coffee post kid wake up or post workout. I’ve been known to travel with my own lemons too!"

 
 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For women especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Dr. Lamees Hamdan

 

Founder of Shiffa

 
 
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My first ritual of the morning is...

"the breath of fire followed by jade rolling. Breath of fire is a Kundalini type of breathing with equal emphasis on the inhale and exhale.  It is said if you master the breath of fire it is the key to higher consciousness and while I have yet to experience that, I feel this type of breathing helps purify my body and energizes me in a very positive way, it is also said to stimulate the solar plexus to generate heat and release natural energy.  After that, I enjoy the calming ritual of jade rolling with my Jade Facial Massage Roller.  The jade is nice and cool on my skin and it helps give my face (and neck and under eyes) a great lymphatic massage.  Most of my day is work related, so I love taking time in the morning to just focus on me."

 
 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For women especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Savannah King

 

Savannah King Founder of Third Eye Jewelry

 
 
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My first ritual of the morning is...

"sitting with tea. I fill my kettle with fresh water, whispering words of love and gratitude into it. I then open a tin from Global Tea Hut ("Spirit" a shou puerh tea) and inhale the scent of the leaves.

I sit on a meditation cushion and sheepskin from WMN Space and create a chaxi (tea stage) with a slab of petrified wood, a stone, and a flower.

I steep the tea leaves in a handmade pot from Peter Kuo and serve myself several bowls in silence.

This morning practice centers me for the day and leaves me feeling calm, awake and connected."

 
 
 
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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For women especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Nadine Abramcyk

 

Co-Founder of tenoverten

 
 
 
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My favorite ritual alone is...

"taking a bath. I am only able to find time to take a luxurious bath 1-2 times a week but it is the ultimate form of self care for me. I sage my bathroom and dry brush my skin to release some toxins and help with blood circulation. I then put Dr Singha's Mustard bath into a warm tub. I light a candle, I am obsessed with from the 1 Hotels which smells divine and grab a book to read or sometimes meditate while I soak for 20 min. I then immediately take a 5 min cold shower after emerging from the tub and wrap myself in a robe and hop in bed. It is so indulgent but I love this ritual more than anything."

 
 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Joanna Vargas

 

Founder of Joanna Vargas Salon & Skincare Collection

 
 
 
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My first ritual of the morning is...

"I wake up and spend a half hour reading through the beauty news of the day, articles I bookmarked, and emails I may have gotten in the middle of the night. 
 
Beauty wise, my morning ritual is dry brushing my whole body before getting into the shower. It's invigorating and makes my skin so soft! 
 
My favorite juice that I drink absolutely without fail every day is the Daily Detox from Juice Generation. I usually don’t eat breakfast and I have that in the morning. It’s great for my skin and when I am on my program and doing it every day, clients comment on my skin. Daily Detox has carrot for energy, cucumber for detoxing and for hydrating, apple, lemon and ginger. Green juices are automatically very depuffing, oxygenating and antioxidants so they help strengthen the skin, strengthen the capillary walls and they help hydrate from the inside out."

 
 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Malia Mills

 

Founder of Malia Mills

 
 
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My last ritual of the day is...

"wine, chocolate and candles. It's more addiction, less romance novel. (Plus, it's more glamorous than admitting I don't wash my face at night - I like to let the natural oils do their thing). Ritter Sport dark chocolate with marzipan. Washed down with some version of a grassy white or a spicy red. Our apartment is essentially an open space and at night we always light candles scattered here and there. A ritual begun with my friend Sarah Meikle when we were roommates in my first apartment/office in NNYC. In addition to a lifetime supply of Ikea tea lights we have a collection of Fornasetti candles - the first time I experienced their magic was on the house boat of our friend Paul. He's docked on the Seine in Paris near Place de la Concorde (I promise I'm not making this up) so the scent reminds us of this insanely amazing time and place."

 
 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite women to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Jaycee Gossett

 

Founding Teacher and Director of Training & Development of The Class By Taryn Toomey

 

 
 
 
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My first ritual of the morning is...

"water...lots and lots of water! I add WelleCo green powder to my water and I also love E3 live algae with lemon. But before I get out of bed Adam and I have a good morning ritual where whomever is the first to get up and out of bed, MUST kiss and hug the other person. He gets really mad when I forget! Which is often :-)"

 
 

 
 

Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite women to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Jamie Graber

 

Founder of Organically Jamie

 

 
 
 
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My favorite ritual when I am alone...

"whenever I am traveling, whether I am staying at a hotel or with friends and family, the first thing I do is set up a sacred space for my mediation. It starts with my traveling altar, that I ALWAYS have with me. An altar is different for everyone. For me, it's about my crystals, crystal jewelry, Palo Santo, a candle and a leather pouch they travel in - all which has special meanings to me. By having these things close by, it helps keep me feeling grounded and connected..."

 
 
 
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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite women to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Jimena Garcia

 

Celebrity Eyebrow Artist

 
 
 
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My favorite ritual alone is...

"to once a week, sit down and write my thoughts on whatever inspired ideas, learned, seen, or write a letter to someone dear to me. I get so much joy from drawing the shapes of letters. Since as long as I remember, I have loved calligraphy and my mother would always use beautiful pens and Irish green ink only. I believe it was her example that created this ritual."

 
 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite women to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Larissa Thomson

 

Founder of ONDA Beauty

 
 
 
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My first ritual of the morning is...

"Coffee. I know this is maybe not what you thought but I love my coffee and I am very specific about it :) Then I drink a tall glass of water with The Beauty Chef's Hydration, Glow and Collagen all together. It taste great and has all the pre and probiotics I need plus more. Then I try to meditate, though it doesn't always happen in the morning, so I then try to carve out another time of day even if it’s only 10 min.

Heading into the bathroom, I generally switch up my cleanser depending on what my skin needs and what mood I am in but right now I am loving Dr. Alkaitis Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser, Goop’s Luminous Melting Cleanser and May Lindstrom's Pendulum Potion. I first I splash my face with cold water to reduce any puffiness then I cleanse. I try to cleanse using circular motions with my hand for as close to a minute as possible. This will help increase circulation. I remove the cleanser with either a muslin cloth or a Halo cleansing pad. Next I use a mist either Marie Veronique's Pre and Probiotic Daily Mist or May Lindstrom's Jasmine Garden Mist to add hydration and open up pores to better receive the benefits of any serums that follow. After patting it a bit with my fingers I like to use a good serum. Theses days I am using Marie Veronique's C, E and Ferulic or Joanna Vargas Daily Serum. Both are like food for the skin increasing cell turnover, boosting collagen, keeping pores clear and brightening. I press gently into my skin with finger tips again trying not to rub.

Finally, I use a face oil for hydration and nourishment. Right now I am all about Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum which I use as my face oil. At this point my skin should be pretty dewy and glowing. I follow up with Marie Veroniques tinted sunscreen, Olio e Osso #5 lip balm on lips and cheeks and if I'm in the mood Kjaer Weis mascara which in my opinion is the best. Then I am ready for the day. The whole routine is under 5 min. Even though it doesn't sound like it."

 
 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Kimberly Johnson

 

Founder of Magamama and author of The Fourth Trimester

 
 
 
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My first ritual of the morning is...

"either putting on my workout clothes and tennis shoes to zip over to Fitwall (I wake up at 6:50 to get to a 7am class), or assessing what's in the refrigerator to make my daughter for lunch. As a single parent, sleep is my medicine. When I wake up, it's action time."

 
 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Natalie Kuhn

 

Natalie Kuhn Senior Teacher and Executive Director at The Class By Taryn Toomey

 
 
 
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My last ritual of the day is...

"fully preparing for bed just before taking the dog on a walk. I've got blemish prone skin so it's especially important that I do this ritual after teaching The Class by Taryn Toomey and at the end of the day. I use True Botanical's Hydrating Cleanser with my clarisonic and follow it with Pure Radiance Oil. Lastly I combine the Vitamin C booster with the Cellular Repair Serum and give myself a little face massage. It seems like a lot but all of that takes about 5 minutes. Then my husband and I take our dog, Coop, out for a night walk and it gives us a chance to catch up and wind down before hitting the pillow. Once around the block, and straight to bed!"

 
 

 
 

Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Joanna Vargas

 

Founder of Joanna Vargas Salon & Skincare Collection

 
 
 
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My first ritual of the morning is...

"to wake up and spend a half hour reading through the beauty news of the day, articles I bookmarked, and emails I may have gotten in the middle of the night.  Beauty wise, I dry brushing my entire body before getting into the shower. It's invigorating and makes my skin so soft!"

 
 

My last ritual of the day is...

"doing a mask on my face right before bedtime. Some nights I even sleep in them. They make my skin look glowing the next morning and it's nice to treat myself.  I usually use my own collection, but I also like to use some of Peach and Lily's masks."

 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.

 

Rituals - Medea Juhasz

 

Founder of Catalyst Gold

 

 
 
 
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My favorite ritual alone is...

"creating a gratitude list. I try to make sure I go over my gratitude list every day, sometimes multiple times a day. It is my favorite ritual that can be practiced waiting in line at the post office or riding the subway. Keeping my gratitude list in check transfers an activity of the mind to an actual act of the heart. It is a fantastic tool to have to lift my spirits or a great way to start my day off on the right foot."

 
 

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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.