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The practice of ritual


Styled by Jacqui Ives for Public Figure Photographed by Tess Leopold

 

Self-care to us means taking space to connect,
love and nourish oneself.

 

 

Operating in today’s fast paced world means we often have our toes dipped in many projects, which can leave us feeling strung out and unbalanced. Rituals allow us to feel more grounded. Our daily rituals are meaningful practices done with intention; they allow us to enter a world where we are at home with the trees and the stars. Cultivating presence and ritual is the ultimate self-care. It’s not about getting that $300 facial but rather, it’s the practice of listening to your body and asking yourself what you need in a moment.

 

 

Image sourced from Jules Ferrari

 

 

“Ritual seems to be one method of reintegrating individuals into the cosmos, and to tie in the activities of daily life with their ever present, often forgotten significance… rituals allow us to recreate that unity in an explosive, non-abstract gut level” Margo Adler

 

 

Here are five ways to bring ritual into your daily life. Feel free to use these rituals as inspiration, a guide, or carve out what feels aligned for you.

 

Soak It In

Baths are a wonderful way to take time for yourself. Fill your tub with magnesium flakes, burn some incense and escape the noise for 30 minutes.

Meditation

Discover the power of meditation. Light a candle, turn on a guided meditation and invite some inner peace into your life.

Feed Your Face

A honey face mask is the perfect way to nourish your skin. It’s healing properties can beautify and balance your skin.

Unplug

Taking time away from technology is essential for our happiness and well-being. We reset our nervous systems when we spend time in nature or connecting face to face with our loved ones. Get lost in a book.

Sleep

Our entire being benefits for deep, restorative sleep. A ritual that includes 7-8 hours of sleep every night is vital for our physical, emotional and mental health.

 

 

A recipe that nourishes you from the inside out.

Image sourced from Orchard Street

Cacao elixir.

One cup of hot milk of your choice

1  &  1/2 tbs raw cacao powder.

1 tbs lucuma

1 tsp raw honey

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

 

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Written by guest writer, Olivia Towning of Naturopathic Wisdom 

 

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