Journal

In The Flow

In The Flow

Are you getting used to the new normal? It still feels anything but “normal” but getting used to it, yes. We’re being asked to stay still and that for most of us (myself included) is one of the challenges we need to surrender to here and now. One thing that has been helpful for me these past few weeks (months?) has been applying tips and techniques on how to ground and disconnect from the news and our phones and connect to ourselves in a more profound way. Read on for some of my favorites from friends and colleagues including podcasts, videos and at home massage. Please do share which of these resonate with you and remember you’re doing a great job, no matter where you are. Deep breath.

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Managing Anxiety In An Uncertain World

Managing Anxiety In An Uncertain World

While I have always been one to question the possibility of their being alternatives universes, never did I imagine I would be living in a time that quite felt like one. Skeptical and worried eyes behind masked faces everywhere. I feel fortunate when I can interpret those covered smiles. A playground dressed in bright yellow caution tape.. a visual that creates such eeriness, I can almost hear the faint and haunting harmonies of Enya’s ‘Boadicea’ playing in the background of the new landscapes. But, in each surreal moment I remind myself that there is a message in mother nature’s present demeanor, and I am most definitely not alone.

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Seven Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Seven Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

by Courtney Somer

Nothing beats a good night of sleep, not only in terms of how you feel the next day but also for your restoration, overall health and well-being and effects on aging. Here are 7 ways to get a better night’s sleep.

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The Numerology of 11 11

The Numerology of 11 11

Many people feel a connection to the number 11 11, whether it be through the time or date. This is for good reason! These magical numbers have a lot of interesting interpretations, here are some of my favorites.

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Grounding Practices for 2020

Healthy Habits

Grounding Practices for 2020

by Courtney Somer

2020 is off with a bang! There is a lot going on with worldly events, in addition to astrologically and energetically, and mostly everyone I’ve spoken to is feeling it one way or another (including me)! January is also known as a melancholy month, be it the weather or the back-to-the-grind feeling after the holidays, which make you just want to hibernate.

There are some things I am practicing this month to feel grounded, uplifted and ready to take on the day. I’m upping my self-care, reprioritizing and dedicating myself to rituals both old and new to me. Here’s how:

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Holiday Gift Guide – Something for Everyone

Holiday Gift Guide – Something for Everyone

Giving is its own gift. When you find the perfect holiday present for a friend or family member, it feels great. Here’s how to pick the perfect Lake & Skye product to match anyone on your holiday list.

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Advice From Friends

Healthy Habits

Advice From Friends

Now that it’s autumn, we’re thinking about how we have spent our energy and time over the last year or so. I’m curious how you choose to spend your energy, keep perspective and manage responsibilities.

I reached out to a few friends who are upstate neighbors and colleagues to ask them the following questions: If you were to go back to the beginning of this last year, what advice would you give yourself? Is there something you could intend for the months ahead? Here are a few answers that resonated with me.

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Upstate Fall Diary

Upstate Fall Diary

New month, new season, new opportunities. It’s hard to say goodbye to summer, but the Hudson Valley really shines in autumn. We’re embracing this season of warm sweaters and bonfires with open arms. Here are several upstate spots and festivals we plan to enjoy as the leaves change. Hope to see you out there!  Read More

Introducing The 11 11 Body Oil

Introducing The 11 11 Body Oil

I have always loved body oil. Using it feels like a ritual. I especially love how it feels after a bath or shower, the way it moisturizes all over, deeply nourishing your skin.

So when the time came to develop and launch a new product in the 11 11 line, I had body oil on my mind. And when we reached out and asked you, our customers, about what other ways you would like to experience the 11 11 scent, body oil seemed to be top of mind for you, too. It feels like a natural extension of the line.   Read More

11 Things You Can Do To Be More Healthy Right Now

11 Things You Can Do To Be More Healthy Right Now

Here are eleven, easy to do tips to be healthier right now.

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Q&A with Sarah Copeland

Q&A with Sarah Copeland

This week we check in with Sarah Copeland, cookbook author, tastemaker and curator of good living. We asked her 15 questions about her journey, creativity, new cookbook, inspiration and how she finds balance as a mother and a writer. Her answers are so fluid and full, and you may want to read them more than once.  Read More

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