Last year, when I wrote these lines for this issue, I remember telling you about how, just a few months into the pandemic, I had let myself go completely. My overall health took a turn for the worst, and I was feeling the brunt of it. It’s been over a year since I put self-care at the top of priority list. I noticed how many of my family members, colleagues, and friends had begun to do the same.
The bottom line is you cannot give from an empty vessel. Your body is most precious, and I hope these resources remind you how to come back to yourself and live your most BELLA life.
Time for LASIK eye surgery? Make Dello Russo Laser Vision your go-to. Tired of being reliant on eyeglasses or contacts to correct your vision? LASIK eye surgery is a permanent solution! Using state-of-the-art laser technology to perfect your vision, it reduces (and can eliminate) dependence on corrective lenses. We trust and love Dello Russo Laser Vision, a dedicated LASIK center with locations in New Jersey, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Long Island. DelloRusso.com
Emotional + mental health is key. Sometimes self-care looks like talking to a professional who can help
you see things from a different perspective. Taking time out to care for yourself can remind you and others that your needs are important, too. It conveys to those around you that you value yourself. This can contribute to long-term feelings of well-being. For resources straight from our Medical Advisory Board, go to the Mind + Body section and visit BellaMag.co/ category/mindbody/.
Give back with B. Human By BELLA Magazine. Being human is messy, but even through the mess, you can always find love. Love is always the answer. I drew a heart with a simple goal: Shine more light on what it means to B. Human. All proceeds from our Pride Essential T-shirt will benefit The Ali Forney Center, a NYC-based organization dedicated to offering LGBT youth shelter, health, and educational initiatives to assist and transition them into independent living. For LGBTQ youth experiencing the terrors of homelessness, The Ali Forney Center serves as their first responders. AliForneyCenter.org
Find joy—and art—in a cup of tea. As a die-hard coffee drinker in the mornings, drinking tea after dinner has become one of my favorite evening rituals. Matcha, honey, and ginger are at the top of my list, and so is Luciana Pampalone’s Art To Tea collaboration with Tea Guru @tealadytsalon. This unique and delicious tea blend, “Rouge Royale Earl Grey,” was created by company founder, Miriam Novalle, and Luciana’s photography, “Burgundy Calla,” can be appreciated on the tea tin. This is a lush Earl Grey blend of bergamot, rose petals, and rose oil. TSalon.com
Hone into the power of community with ETTWomen. Collaborations with other women actually help us all come out as stronger individuals. It’s what I always remember when I am looking to service my life or business. I source from a tremendous community that Lynette Barbieri and I have built, and this year we celebrate 10 years! Join us for our celebration on September 9, 2022. Learn more at bit.ly/ettw10.
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