Self-care is more than just face masks and bubble baths. For us, self-care means taking care of ourselves - body, mind, and spirit - and finding balance in the way we live our lives. Wellness blogs and the communities around them make this sometimes daunting task way less stressful, and way more fun. Not to mention, there is so much to learn. Whether you're a veteran of the wellness world or are just getting started, these are 5 of the best blogs for all things wellness and holistic living.
Suffice to say that Janny is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to organic living. Covering everything from beauty and skincare to women's health (this article on breast cancer awareness changed our lives) to creating a less toxic home environment, Janny educates in a way that makes living healthier attainable instead of overwhelming.
The Holistic Babe
Amy Contreras has an inner light that shines all the way through to your phone or computer screen. Amy not only emanates some serious love, she has a plethora of knowledge to share when it comes to living holistically. If a more soulful and spiritual approach to fitness, nutrition, and beauty sound like your cup 'o' tea, Amy is your girl. With everything from yummy, plant-based recipes (vegan pizza, anyone?) to full moon rituals and advice, The Holistic Babe is our favorite one-stop shop for living a balanced life.
The Healthy Maven
We love Davida's honest and down-to-earth approach to wellness (not to mention her super easy and delicious recipes.) If there is one thing Davida is not, it's pretentious. The Healthy Maven is a judgment-free zone where plant and meat eaters alike can find helpful tips, recipes, and learn how to live their healthiest lives. You can also find easy-to-digest information on adaptogens, gut health, and so much more. What's more, Davida has shared honestly about her struggles with clinical anxiety and depression and has created a safe space for an important dialogue on mental health and how it fits into wellness.
Courtney is a chiropractor who happens to be majorly passionate about clean living. Her Instagram is a consciously curated mecca of clean beauty, healthy snacks, yummy teas and tonics, eco-friendly alternatives, and more (like this grey Himalayan salt lamp we can't get enough.) As if that's not enough, Courtney's ever-present grin, bright spirit, and (beyond) adorable dog make regular appearances on her feed.
OC Holistic Beauty
We love Sherry's glamorous and creative approach to wellness. OC Holisitic Beauty often features unique DIY's (like this gold leaf nail art tutorial or this soothing lavender detox bath), gift guides, product reviews, and more. Sherry's an avid essential oil advocate and has the 411 on essential oil blends for everything from staying healthy during cold and flu season to improving your sleep to reducing headaches. And the cherry on top is that Sherry's local to us in OC, California (she even hosts fun, live wellness workshops and events on occasion!)
Laura's Natural Life
Laura is a nutritionist and holistic wellness educator who graciously helps others live a clean, green life. Laura's Natural Life provides well-rounded information on organic skincare, non-toxic mama and baby products, supplements and more. She even offers support and information for those suffering from chronic illness (like these five tips for thriving with chronic illness.) Laura also has a podcast called Non-Toxic Pursuits where you can get educated on everything from holistic pregnancy to breathwork to toxic mold.