WHAT ‘WELLNESS’ MEANS TO ME
Meet the women who have worked hard to create their precious wellness routines.
‘I believe beauty is about vivaciousness and energy and commitment and self-esteem, rather than some ideal arrangement of limbs or facial features.’
Anita Roddick The Body Shop founder
ROUTINES THAT NURTURE MIND BODY AND SOUL
Positive routines shouldn’t be a luxury or an occasional treat. They can be practised by anyone, any time. Whether you’re in the mood to start a revolution or simply carve out a few minute’s peace on a hectic day.
Meet three incredible women who have built their own routines around a deep connection to their wellness.
“True wellness has so many facets. It’s your mental space, your spirit, your energy - it’s all precious.”
“When you are blind you can spend a lot of time in your head”
I’ve been thinking about how I’ll teach my son to have a relationship with himself. I will ask him questions I didn't ask myself enough: ‘How do you feel about yourself today? Or ‘What’s something about yourself you are curious about?’ I hope I can teach him to seek out his inner beauty.
‘When you feel like you don’t matter, practising self love is a radical act. Self worth is crucial to creating a better world.’
Zanny Jode, Norfolk UK
‘Doing my Saturday night beauty routine isn’t just about looking good, it’s a self love routine that harnesses my inner power.’
I filled that house with every colour of the rainbow. I was determined my life after him would be full of joy. And it is! It feels like I am talking about another person now. My daughter is now a fiercely independent, smart and kind teenager. There are hangovers from my old life, I still have a lot of social anxiety when I am around big crowds of drunk people. It can trigger a sense of panic from previous abuse.
That’s why for me, doing my Saturday night beauty routine isn’t just about looking good, it's a self love routine that harnesses my inner power and helps me override my anxiety.
I am a little bit witchy like that. My beauty routines are soothing and intentional. When I do my eyelashes I say to myself ‘I am lifting my eyelashes to lift my spirit up’ or when I do my lipstick I do it with the intention my lips will speak kind words. It might sound silly to some people, but it works for me.