Rituals - Malia Mills


Founder of Malia Mills


My first ritual of the morning is...

To silence the chirping birds on my iPhone (for the first three weeks of the sleep monitor, monitoring my sleep I thought we had a new nest of birds outside our window. I kept wondering about the birds and how they built the nest and carried on this conversation with my boyfriend for at least three weeks until I realized it was my phone. True story. It's been over a year and we still laugh about it, every morning.)

A few years ago my sister enlightened me to the wonders of drinking a giant glass of water first thing in the morning. So before I turn on the news, brush my teeth and inevitably check emails I'll kick off the day with a glass of New York's finest.


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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.