It is my mission at cityWell to provide affordable and accessible preventive health care to a wide range of urban wellness seekers while making self-care part of everyday life and not just a luxury.
Now, more than ever we need to find ways to bring well-being into our homes and into our lives, by creating simple rituals to help us feel WELL, cared for and connected to our bodies.
With House of Well, it will be my goal to share the many rituals I have cultivated over the years to heal my body and my mind.
My easy recipes for healthy eating. Make them yours!
Spring elixirs 🍋🍈 Stay Hydrated/Stay Well💪🏼
I have been experimenting with making delicious and healthy beverages. A coconut water, lemon, lime ginger elixir or fruit-infused water to sip all day long.
Here are some of my latest and easy options. Try them at home!
Coconut, lemon, lime ginger elixir
- Coconut water, juice of ¼ lemon & ¼ lime
- Grate a little bit of fresh ginger
- Enjoy on ice or shaken ~ garnish with fresh mint, rosemary or basil
Fruit infused water 🍋🍊🍈🍉
Any combination of your favorite fruits or herbs will do. I’ve been enjoying lemon, lime, and mint 🍋🌿. Try orange and fresh ginger 🍊, basil, mint and rosemary 🌿.
Pour in a glass water bottle and see how pretty it looks! Keep refilling throughout the day. Your body and skin will thank you!
And for the evening...
Coconut, pineapple, blackberry crush🍍
Mix coconut water (I use Vita), ¼ cup of pineapple juice, 4-5 blackberries. Add a bit of mezcal or rum for a boozy take :). Shaken on ice and serve in a rocks glass.
I am also sharing this one last special drink I came up with the other night: a blackberry mint daiquiri.
- One shot of rum, fresh mint, simple syrup, fresh blackberries.
- Shaken on ice and strained into a coupe glass. Enjoy!
Super Easy Guacamole
- 1 ripe avocado
- Half of a diced fresh jalapeño
- Juice of a whole lime
- A small amount of diced red onion
- About 4-5 halved cherry tomatoes
Salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste. Mash the avocado with a fork and incorporate the ingredients. Savor with tortilla chips! Yum!
*Double or triple you are making it for more than one 🙂
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I love finding ways to treat my body well. Make them a part of your daily rituals at home!
My avocado/honey hair + face mask 🍯
How does your hair feel these days? I know that it is one of the things we are missing the most, having someone taking care of our locks… but this is the moment we can now choose to take care of ourselves. Take the time, it will be worth it!
This can be a fun late afternoon or evening weekend activity and even fun for the kiddos.
What you need:
- 2 or 3 ripe avocados (depending on your hair length)
- Whipped or any honey 🍯
- Olive or coconut oil
In a bowl, mash the ripe avocados, and add a generous tablespoon of honey or coconut oil. Mix and apply to dry or dampened hair. Gently massage your scalp.
If you have long hair, put it up in a bun. Leave on for about 20-30 mins, then wash and condition. The natural oils will deeply replenish your hair and scalp.
For your face: You can add a bit of lemon juice for an extra boost. Apply and leave on while enjoying a bath 🛀. So nourishing for your skin and hair!
My tips for a well-lived life. From my house to yours.
Bring more green into your life and home! 🌿🌱
I have been needing more nature and green, but as we all know getting out is not as easy as it used to be! This past weekend, while out for a Sunday stroll, I was inspired to buy some plants! I got a few succulents (I’m a sucker for succulents 😉 and a pretty hanging plant for my “terrace” (my fire escape). If I had stopped by the Farmers’ market on Saturday I would have picked up some herbs too! Maybe next weekend? 🌿
It’s a great time to get your hands dirty! Bring some soil and a few plants you are drawn to and take a little time to replant them on your fire escape or roof, maybe in your own painted pots!
It’s so satisfying to see your plants grow🌱🌱. It’s a nice way to stay connected to nature and makes that basil, rosemary and mint you use in your home a little more special!