Welcome to Wellness Weekly coming to you every Wednesday. This will be a weekly series, sort of like a Letter from the Editors that will rotate between Morgan, Lara and Luigi with the occasional guest.
We’ll hold space on the Dirt to check in on our Sixth Sense: the term we use to refer to our spirit, our intuition, our inner power. And because while we exist in the world alongside our other Five Senses, we’ll do a check-in of those, too.
I just celebrated a birthday, a pretty big one in my eyes, I just turned 39. It’s the last year of my 30s and I’m really excited about it. I haven’t had any anxiety or fear around getting older. Instead I’ve been looking forward to the growth that comes with age. As I get older I take the time to reflect really intently on the previous year. Every time we celebrate a birthday, we are celebrating 365 days. So many things can change within a year, so it’s important to remember where we started and how far we have come.
As I look back on the past year, I’ve really worked on setting proper boundaries, asking for what I want and being clearer about my intentions. Five years ago, these would’ve been some heavy ass topics for me to be reflecting on over the course of a year, but growth is an amazing thing. That’s actually what I have probably been working on the most, growth. I feel like there are so many little lessons that lead to bigger changes and I am enjoying that part of the journey. Understanding why something happened or how my response or reaction relates to my past has been so eye opening. Knowledge is truly power and honing that power is beneficial in becoming a well-rounded and happy person. My goal is to be happy, in the purest most honest form. So I’ll continue learning the lessons while trying my best to enjoy the ride!
Inspired By the 5 other Senses: Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, and Touch
Sight: One of my close friends Freddie just gifted me the book Accidentally Wes Anderson for my birthday. It’s a book of photos from all over the world that look like accidental captures from Wes Anderson movies. The book is sort of a travel guide to places or things the author, Wally Koval wants to see, highlighting landmarks or hidden gems. I love traveling so I’m thoroughly enjoying this book!
Sound: I’ve had H.E.R.’s album Back Of My Mind on repeat since seeing her in concert a few weeks back. She performed at my favorite concert venue in DC, The Anthem. She was so great live! She sounded amazing and she also plays the guitar so it was cool to see her do that as well. Fave tracks: “Damage,” “Back of My Mind” & “Hold On”
Taste: I recently had tempura oyster mushrooms for the first time. My good friend Elise cooked an amazing dinner on a recent group trip to Joshua Tree. The menu was amazing: cauliflower bisque, vegan ragu pasta, garlic butter seafood pasta, escovitch red snapper, panzanella & tempura oyster mushrooms. It was amazing! I’ll be trying the tempura oyster recipe this holiday. Fingers crossed it turns out just as good!!