Let it be known that I will always be drawn to any facet of nature. While I was never really drawn to jewelry, and I don’t own much to begin with. However, that changed after feeling like I wanted to channel some earthy vibes + wear that proudly.
It’s no secret that gemstones + crystals have become ubiquitous lately. But I wanted something genuine, a timeless piece that I wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere. In truth I prefer substance over ease. I wanted something handmade and thoughtfully curated.
Next level cocoa. Creamy, frothy, and in this case iced (because it’s still warm outside) yet filled with luscious flavor crafted in small batches using organic and wild crafted goods. Here I used Sun Potion’s Anandamide (also known as Bliss Alchemy) as the dreamy + herbal version of the hot cocoa. Perhaps like many others, I put value in what I choose to imbibe and perhaps it’s the HSP in me, I get more joy selecting products when you feel like you “know” where your edibles are coming from. This is why I personally love Sun Potion because of the founders’ genuine love + passion to create products that are sustainable & Sun Potion thrives for educating us on the plant science, not just the concept of a product.
After a long work week sometimes you need a bit of downtime to yourself. I repeat: take time to do your own thing. Never feel like you can’t dedicate some time to unwind, especially on the warm sunny summer days. Because ideally, I would be taking a languid stroll through the lake but you know, I can dream. While August is wining down (but those darn templates still rising!) I wanted to take it easy. Like maybe embrace the summer day. You know?
So onto this easy dusk-time meal. Pizza is one of my favorite things in life, you can top it with whatever is local, whatever is a bulk find, and its quite easy of a recipe because the weekends are(should be) for chilling (and getting down to relaxing). I added a plant based + vegan ricotta cheese but feel free to change it up! I ended up making this roasted summer veggie pizza to split with my mum + some galaxy (flower) iced lemonade that is a radially beautiful, albeit not traditional lemonade color!
To keep it real, I avoided subscription boxes for a few reasons. I questioned how sustainable they could be if there were items you didn’t necessarily need/want, let alone if they gave you an influx of sample products that collect up and typically are not recyclable. Another reason was the concept of things. I wanted to limit material items in my life to what I genuinely want + need.
For those of y’all that don’t know or are new to the blog, mental health + psychological + physical wellbeing are close to my heart and a passion of mine. It’s one of the reasons I work on this blog to empower others to be kind to themselves + the world. We so often hear about self care yet do we truly practice it? You can live in a tranquil area surrounded by the tallest of trees, wildflowers for days yet still feel the weight of stress atop your shoulders.
However, going back to the concept that there are boxes for everyone under the moon, I came across a subscription boxes that is centered around wellness + self-care. Caring Crate defines themselves as:
“a monthly subscription box service for those dealing with mental health issues, chronic illnesses – or anyone who needs a little extra self-care.” This is what drew me to the company, the fact that its rooted in being okay with addressing + assessing yourself regardless of your journey. Chronic illness, autoimmune disease, and mental health are topics we hear about but there are still stigmas surrounding them. However, I will always advocate that our stories matter, our journeys matter, & focusing on our health is not selfish – it’s might.