Mondays A La Mode: Recovery Hacks!



Its a Monday a la Mode!! This week I’m in FULL fall mode and I started the week reaaall rough- I’m talking strep throat. Yeah, last week I went hard all around.. working hard and playing hard. Sometimes I think I’m invincible.. and slack on the self-care a bit (i.e. Not sleeping enough and saying yes to too much, can you blame me?? I’m in the city that never sleeps.. HA)

But seriously, recovering quick & having to you take that keep you from burning out is soo essential & there’s nothing that makes me more antsy than being forced to be in bed🙈 But when it happens I make myself sleep all day, bring my stack of books to my bedside, & my oil diffuser! (I diffuse frankincense & Frankincense + First Aid from Living Libations).


+Frankincense! (I use Living Libations, not sponsored, I just know how hard it is to find good essential oils!) I add it to my diffuser and also it’s amazing for fighting colds & supporting the immune system! It’s also antimicrobial & a natural astringent.. Love!

+Chaga: Seriously.. soo good for the immune system. I add it to almond milk with ice, Maca, and some chocolate Sun Warrior protein powder & shake!! I have a full post but it’s an amazing recovery drink. If you want a nighttime drink, Four Sigmatic has an amazing Reishi Hot Chocolate that you can throw into some almond milk, yummmm

+Sleep Mask: getting deep sleep is like gold for your body (helps with literally everything!) So sleep as much as you can when your sick. A sleep mask is so helpful when your trying to recover & snooze all day! Seriously.. a game changer.

+ Water: Ok, ok, water is wayyy boring. Spice it up & add some health benefits! I love adding mint leaves, lemon, apple cider vinegar, aloe juice, magnesium, turmeric, etc. I’ll throw in a few of these depending on what I’m in the mood for, but having water with extra health benefits is just SO efficient. Love.

+Books & Podcasts: fight that sick day boredom & bounce back smarter & soooo motivated.

+ Podcast: Manifesting the Metaphysical (The Life Stylist by Luke Storey)

+ Bath Time: My “sick baths” are nooo joke. I have an entire post on my love of baths It’s a major detox & burns a shit ton of calories… helloo?! I mean you can’t workout when your sick.. so it’s fab. Hot water is amazing to “sweat out” the toxins, and I add Epsom salts to further detox (magnesium is insane for inflammation, flushing out toxins & digestion) , I also add my essential oils, too! See this if you want my “bath” recipe

+ Books: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: My friend Jay Azeltine recommended it: and I totally agree with him that it’s life changing!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK is directly from Spirit Juice by The Balanced Blonde!!It’s my new fav weekly newsletter about all things New Age:

“There are no happier people on this planet than those who decide that they want something, define what they want, get ahold of that feeling of it even before it’s manifestation and then joyously watch the unfolding as piece by piece, it begins to unfold. That’s the feeling of your hands in the clay.” -Abraham Hicks

Now that I’m almost fully recovered, I can’t wait to film some more video content and recipes!! Let me know your suggestions & what you want to see.

Xx Valerie

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