Category Archives: LIFE + STYLE

Travel Tips From Guest Editor Travel Expert Jared James

August 12, 2019

  For most of us, we go on holiday to relax. It is an opportunity to forget about everything that makes life stressful. Wondering about how to make this possible? Read on and we’ll share some tips on how you can have the most relaxing vacation ever!

Bring a Car to the Airport

Getting to the airport can be stressful. Going home after your vacation can also be a headache. To spare yourself from the hassle of booking a ride and to save money, it is best to bring your car. No need to worry about airport parking. There are now services that allow people to book their spot in advance.

If you are flying anytime soon and you want to bring your car as you head to the airport, ParkON can help you have a guaranteed parking space!

Go on a DND Mode

DND stands for Do Not Disturb. This is one of the best things to do for a relaxing holiday. Forget about work for a while. You don’t need to ditch your smartphone. That would be a hassle. Instead, what you need to do is to temporarily block emails and send automatic replies to let people know you are on a vacation and you cannot respond immediately. Avoid doing or thinking of anything work-related. You can also block calls from certain people, especially those that are related to work.

Take it Slow

Do not be in a rush when you are on vacation. Do not pressure yourself to see and experience everything in a short span of time. Be smart when planning your itinerary. List all the places you want to see and pick only those that you can realistically fit in your day. You are on a vacation to relax and not to see all the attractions possible.

Save and Spend

One thing that can make vacations stressful would be not having enough money for everything you want to do. Plan ahead to save. Do not hesitate to spend when you are on holiday. You deserve a bit of luxury while you are on a break.

Plan Relaxing Activities

You also need to be smart when it comes to the things to do while on a holiday. If the ultimate goal is relaxation, a yoga retreat is a good idea. You can also take a cooking lesson, go on a sunset cruise, or get a massage as you explore your destination. Try to avoid activities that require too much physical activity if you don’t want to be exhausted.

Choose the Right Time and Destination

Visit places that are known for being peaceful and relaxing. Stay away from the main tourist areas. Do not book in a large hotel. Pick the right time to travel. Make sure that you avoid peak season. The shoulder season is a good choice because you can enjoy your vacation sans the crowd while also saving money.

The next time you travel, consider our suggestions above! These tips will help you to have a calm and relaxing holiday, which is the perfect way to forget the hustle of the daily grind even for a while.

Happy Travels!
Jared James

 

Photos via Unsplash

Father’s Day For The Fit Dad

June 8, 2019

What I love about Father’s Day prezzies is that I always buy things I secretly want to covet down the line.

So of course, I’m thinking a super rad track suit would be ideal, especially since I like them oversized.

Umbro makes the perfect stuff to pick through. I settled on this dope looking track suit. And welp, I saw the women’s version and just got one for myself too – since I decided the best dad I know right now is my brother!

my bro!
Track Suit Love

Aslo, totally affordable! Ranges from $60 to $70 for each piece. A total no-brainer. I am totally obsessed with my black suit below. (As in can’t take it off).

The men’s is super comfy and cottony. Total home-run.

I’ll be adding more Father’s Day goodies over the next week. Stay tuned!

6 Simple Steps to Defusing Emotional Pain by Dr. Scott Symington

June 6, 2019

by Dr. Scott Symington

Emotional pain is built into the fabric of life. It shows up in multiple forms: anxiety, loneliness, feeling rejected, overwhelmed by the stresses of life and the list goes on. In the midst of these challenging experiences, we naturally look for ways to change the way we’re feeling—to alleviate the pain.

If we don’t have healthy ways of coping with emotional distress, we’re susceptible to relying on things like food, alcohol, shopping and Internet surfing to get the soothing and relief we seek.

To protect your wellbeing, it’s important to be equipped with tools and a game plan to address the challenging emotional experiences that show up in life.

Here are 6 steps to diffusing intense emotional symptoms:

Step 1 Take a deep breath, relax your muscles, and feel your feet on the ground.

Step 2 Remind yourself that thoughts and feelings come and go like a weather pattern passing through: I won’t always feel this way.

Step 3 Instead of fighting what you’re feeling, move into emotional acceptance, allowing the painful feeling to breathe. Say to yourself, I can live with this feeling right now.

Step 4 Describe out-loud or on paper what you’re feeling and the thoughts you’re having, almost as if you were taking on the role of an impartial commentator. Label the emotions and describe where and how you feel them in your body.

Step 5 Engage in a five-minute grounding exercise. First, listen to all the sounds in your environment intently for 1 to 2 minutes. Then pick out a visual anchor in your environment, something pleasing to the eye, such as a painting or picture, and study it visually for a couple of minutes. Next notice how your body feels on the cushion or chair or run your hand under warm water noticing the sensations (1 to 2 minutes). Lastly, grab a spice or something that has a pleasing aroma and engage your olfactory sense. Study the smell for a minute or so. This process of grounding is highly effective in both bringing awareness into the present moment, which is incompatible with internal spinning, and decreasing emotional intensity.

Step 6: Engage in meaningful action. Instead of turning inward and focusing on how you’re feeling, place your attention and concern on someone else. Engage in an act of kindness or if you pray, pray for someone you know is struggling. Take some action that reflects the best part of who you are.

Next time you find yourself emotionally overwhelmed or in a painful feeling state, implement the 6 steps you just reviewed. Especially with time and practice, you will notice that this approach reduces the power and presence of emotional pain in your life. You can’t always avoid the emotional challenges that come your way but you can develop a set of responses that protect your wellbeing and keep you fully engaged and present with life. Give it a try!

Dr. Scott Symington is the author of Freedom from Anxious Thoughts and Feelings: A Two-Step Mindfulness Approach for Moving Beyond Fear and Worry. He is a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to helping adults overcome worry and anxiety, negative moods, addictive behaviors, and other conditions stealing people’s joy and freedom. For more information, please visit, www.drsymington.com and connect with him on Twitter, @drsymington.

When Ayurveda Meets Cannabis

May 30, 2019

Last week I went to a gorgeous launch gathering for a very special line of Ayurveda-Inspired, Cannabis-Infused Remedies, THE ROOT OF IT ALL.

I am so impressed with this line of sublingual tinctures and one divine salve, their Rewind topical ointment which contains less than 20% 
beeswax for enhanced texture and consistency.  The remedies are not only all-natural, plant-powered remedies, formulated to “solve everyday conditions of modern living such as anxiety, stress, insomnia, and lethargy so you can get back into alignment.” 

They also taste rich and divine. 

“The Root of It All tinctures and topical ointment are blends of herbs and spices, inspired by ancient Ayurvedic philosophy of Holistic wellness, 
amplified with cannabis extracts to rejuvenate the mind and body. The product line includes five cannabis-infused essential remedies for energy, calm, sleep, unwind and stress relief as well as one topical balm for restoration. Each product’s dynamic formulation creates a consistently 
peaceful yet potent effect that tastes and smells good with fast-acting relief. “

I have been using them daily. I for sure take the STOP, UNWIND, SLOW and EASE at day’s end. In the morning, I use a dropper of GO which 
seems to soften the jittery edge I get from coffee, which I refuse to ever give up, but keeps me in my work flow. 

I was so impressed meeting the CEO and hearing him talk about the four years and two PhD’s that went into developing the remedies. With the
craze of all things cannabis and CDB, it’s amazing to meet the true passionate and dedicated founders like this brand.

Below I have posted snippets from their website. This explains it all perfectly. *Please find a list of where to buy.

Cannabis-Infused Essential Oils and Topicals

Every ingredient has a story. Every formula has a purpose. The Root of It All™ is on a quest to discover the path to well-being by providing powerful plant-based essential remedies for everyday conditions. Our line of essential oil tinctures and topical ointments are blends of herbs and spices, inspired by ancient Ayurvedic philosophy of holistic wellness, amplified with cannabis extracts to bring you back into your natural state of balance. 

Cannabis and Ayurvedic Herbs Join Forces

Botanic remedies have been providing relief to individuals for thousands of years. While the Western world’s pharmaceutical industry has focused on isolating, synthesizing, and patenting specific chemicals and molecular compounds; the world of alternative remedies employ natural treatments stemming from the plant kingdom. An essential oil represents the most simple and natural essence of a plant. The Root of It All™ selects these pure oils for their Ayurvedic, restorative benefits and balances them with cannabis extracts to create powerful, plant-based remedies for everyone who shares our quest for holistic wellness.

Cannabis-Infused Essential Oils and Topicals

Every ingredient has a story. Every formula has a purpose. The Root of It All™ is on a quest to discover the path to well-being by providing powerful plant-based essential remedies for everyday conditions. Our line of essential oil tinctures and topical ointments are blends of herbs and spices, inspired by ancient Ayurvedic philosophy of holistic wellness, amplified with cannabis extracts to bring you back into your natural state of balance. 

Cannabis and Ayurvedic Herbs Join Forces

Botanic remedies have been providing relief to individuals for thousands of years. While the Western world’s pharmaceutical industry has focused on isolating, synthesizing, and patenting specific chemicals and molecular compounds; the world of alternative remedies employ natural treatments stemming from the plant kingdom. An essential oil represents the most simple and natural essence of a plant. The Root of It All™ selects these pure oils for their Ayurvedic, restorative benefits and balances them with cannabis extracts to create powerful, plant-based remedies for everyone who shares our quest for holistic wellness.

All-Natural Herbs and Spices

Many tinctures in the market utilize alcohol, glycerin, and/or propylene glycol as chemical carriers of cannabinoids. These chemical carriers offer no added value to the products, and they leave a rancid taste that artificial flavors struggle to mask. The Root of It All™ uses Ayurvedic blends that are plant-based and utilize all-natural ingredients. Our essential oils are vegan, gluten-free, and allergy friendly.

Flavor and Function United

Pairing proprietary cannabis extracts with essential oils and Ayurvedic blends (all-natural herbs and spices) allows our unique formulas to target specific everyday conditions as well as produce culinary-quality flavors without a hint of cannabis taste or odor. The product works quickly, delights the senses, and delivers results every time!

Check them out on IG too!

Ooh La LA: Rosé Day L.A. Presented By Corkcicle

May 10, 2019

Calling all Rose lovas…. The 2nd Annual Rosé Day L.A. presented by Corkcicle in Malibu at the beautiful Saddlerock Ranch to celebrate National Rosé Day!

From noon to sunset, indulge in various rosé offerings at the most elegant summer kick off experience. Complemented by live DJ’s, luxury brands, delicious food pairings, leisure games and more! We look forward to having you at the “must attend” event of the summer.  

GARDEN ADMISSION TICKETS ($65-$95)  

  • One-day access to the event, June 8th, 2019 12:00PM to 8:00PM
  • 1 complimentary Corkcicle drinking vessel for the day ($30.00 value) 
  • $25 toward your Uber or Lyft ride to the event via our rideshare partner Freebird App (code: ROSEDAYLA19) 
  • Open meadow seating 
  • Gourmet food court curated by Iron Chef Marc Forgione feat. local Malibu & L.A. food trucks all paired specifically well with Rosé. Chef Forgione will be collaborating with several trucks to feature some of his signature dishes. (for purchase $) 
  • Access to all Garden bars serving glasses & bottles rosé wine, champagne & signature cocktails (for purchase $) 
  • Access to the Rosé Beer Garden serving a variety of rosé beer (for purchase $) 
  • Access to the Frozé Zone featuring a variety of frozen treats (for purchase $) 
  • DJ Performances 
  • Leisure games & activities 
  • Art and Luxury brand activations 
  • No re-entry permitted

For more information and ticketing visit: RoseDayLA.com@roseday_la, and corkcicle.com

“Rosé Day L.A. Presented By Corkcicle”
Saturday, June 8, 2019 / 12:00pm – 8:00pm Saddlerock Ranch  
31727 Mulholland Hwy  
Malibu, CA 90265