Rituals - Dara Kennedy


Founder of Ayla Beauty

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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.

Up next is Ayla Beauty founder Dara Kennedy, on her favorite solo ritual.


My first ritual alone is...

"traveling. I really don’t like being away from my family, but I’ve always thought that traveling alone is a good way to remember who you are — and even more so when you have children. It doesn’t have to be a long trip, and you don’t have to do it often, but being by yourself in a different environment from time to time allows you to see and feel things more fully and deeply. One of my favorite Proust quotes is this: “The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes.” But a solo journey to a different place can help you see through those fresh eyes very effectively."


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