What does "self-care" mean to you?
Self-care to me is doing what feels good at that time to help me get back to the place I need to be. It could be meditating, writing, going for a walk on the beach. I have a non-negotiable night ritual, which incorporates meditation, a skincare routine, and journaling. It’s a time for me to prioritize myself so I can start the next day giving the best version of me.
How do you de-stress?
Meditation, Super Zen, being with friends and family, walks in nature or the beach.
“When I take Super Zen it’s more what don’t I feel.”
How does Super Zen make you feel?
When I take Super Zen it’s more what don’t I feel. Instead of crashing in the midst of a stressful moment or task, I have a calm feeling and can carry on.
I especially find it helpful when I can feel emotional feelings arising. I’ll take it straight away every day for 4 days and that situation is a lot more manageable.
"I try hard to use medicine from the earth before going for pills.”
What inspired you to start The Base Body Co.?
I started The Base Body Co. when I was living in London. I was working for a wellness expert and was very fortunate to be able to come to work every day and learn new ways to live well. Where I lacked balance, was the overwhelm I found of living in a big city. The constant hustle was taking its toll on me, so I started to look into natural alternatives and healing modalities to help me live a full life, but feel less anxious and stressed. I try hard to use medicine from the earth before going for pills. I spent years learning ways to balanced life for myself.
When I returned to Australia I knew it was time to share that.
What are some of your favorite healthy foods?
I love simple, fresh whole food. Nothing tastes better than a meal cooked from scratch with ingredients that just came out of the ground.
My favorite meal would include seafood. A snack is something like avocado on crackers with baby tomatoes, fresh basil, and olive oil with a sprinkle of sea salt – YUM!
What are your favorite supplements, herbs, and healthy products?
I swear by Drunk Elephant Skincare. I enjoy taking my time to apply it during my nightly rituals. My favorite is their Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil and T.L.C. Glycolic Night Serum.
I also love adaptogen herbs, we created a special blend of rhodiola, rehmannia, ashwagandha, and alma. All four are amazing and great for inflammation, stress and adrenal balance.
I’ll have Super Zen as a latte with almond milk or I’ll add it to a smoothie in the morning.
I love starting my day with a smoothie. I will add Super Zen or AfterGlow with blueberries or strawberries, maca powder, chia seeds, almond milk, or coconut water.
Now and then, I will have a kombucha or a glass of organic wine. I have a sweet tooth and am obsessed with Loving Earth chocolate.
When I am in Los Angeles I live at, Erewhon Market and try all the incredible, interesting products.