We hope that 2020 is off to a great start for you! It’s been an amazing year for us already! This year marks Naturally Susan’s 10th year in business. It’s a milestone! And, we’re thankful that you continue to be a part of our journey.
As we reflect on the past decade, we’re proud that we have stayed true to our core mission. Our products and packaging remain minimalistic, eco-friendly, and sustainable. They continue to be long-lasting and travel-friendly. And, we’re still steadfastly cruelty-free. These aspects of our business have become an even more important part of our lives and for that of our environment and we’ll continue to remain true to our core.
Our road has been filled with exciting adventures and we’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people like you along the way. We’re grateful that you continue to journey with us and we look forward to the amazing new adventures to come.
Thank you for being a part of our lives. And, thank you for being kind to your body.
With love and gratitude,
Spring is almost here and readying its blossoms. This is the time when we emerge from our layers and unburden ourselves from Winter’s sedentariness. We often lighten from the outside by cleansing our homes of clutter and excess. And, we cleanse from the inside by purifying our minds and bodies.
Many have watched Marie Kondo’s Netflix series, Tidying Up, that offers ideas on how to organize and purge our homes of clutter, allowing us to open up and brighten our spaces. We tackle this by letting go of material items and clearing our homes of the years of amassed clothing, shoes, and books. We’ve ‘KonMari-ed’ our home and recently took on our sister’s kitchen cupboards! We felt a bit like Monica Geller from the television show Friends (if you know what we mean :)), but we got the job done!
For our bodies, cleansing may include exfoliating the dead layer of Winter’s skin that has been hidden underneath heavy, thick clothing. Also, choosing the right foods including leafy greens like kale, watercress, and arugula and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant foods like ginger, garlic, turmeric, lemon, and berries can help to heal and protect our bodies (we’ll include some of our favorite green smoothie recipes in an upcoming post).
For our minds, cleansing our thoughts may feel like the most challenging task. Because how do we stop our minds from drifting, especially to negative thoughts that can affect both our minds and bodies? What can we do?
For us, taking long walks gets our body moving and allows us to reconnect with nature from which we draw inspiration and to clear our thoughts. Life’s details snare us. So, we turn off our cellphones and disconnect from the social noise so that we can reflect in the beauty before us and, most importantly, the beauty within us. We admire the perfect imperfections of nature. Not every tree is perfect. There are many with fractured branches. But that’s what gives each tree its character. Not all the rocks are uniform in shape. Yet, the variations in shape allow for greater contrast and a varied flow in the waters. It’s the combination of these differences that create the perfect picture that we call life. So, take a step back and breathe. Let the fresh air purify your body and mind.
More recently, we’ve also found that meditation can help to clear our minds, especially of any negativity and distractions that can draw us down a seemingly endless rabbit hole. As we researched the meditative practice, we reviewed material from Oprah Winfrey, Marie Forleo, Gabrielle Bernstein, and Dan Harris whose book, 10% Happier, gave us a good understanding of how meditation can help many to be more centered in their personal and professional lives. Meditation takes time and discipline to effectively incorporate into our day-to-day lives but it’s a practice that can help us remain focused on what’s most important…our health and well-being.
For us, we’re still working on honing the meditative practice. Oftentimes we find it hard to stop thinking about the dishes that have piled up in the sink or the loads of laundry that need to be washed, but we’re working on that :).
Choose the practice that feels most comfortable to embrace into your life. Take the time to disconnect from the social noise so that you can reconnect with your inner self. It will help to disentangle from the minutia and allow your mind and body to cleanse.
Thank you for being kind to your body.
She travels frequently for her various acting roles and picked up some of our travel-friendly skincare essentials. We love it! It was wonderful meeting you and we hope you have a fabulous holiday! Thanks Margaret Colin ❤️!
We’re topping off the month of June at Williams Sonoma Home in Chelsea! This weekend, we’re popping up at Williams-Sonoma Home (104 7th Avenue) from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Come shop home decor and enjoy some of our cooling face and body mists…perfect for Summer! See you soon 😊!
Our Matcha Seaweed Facial Masque (a.k.a. The Green Monster) is an NS Fan favorite! Packed with the finest quality green teas, Spirulina, and Chlorella…chlorophyll-rich ingredients deep cleans, purifies and detoxifies your skin. Promote circulation, skin cell renewal, and fight free radicals (anti-aging). It’s skin-loving goodness for your face! Shop online at www.NaturallySusans.com!
And, we’re excited for our upcoming popup at West Elm Chelsea! Spring is here so join us on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm (112 West 18th Street) to shop new interior designs and freshen up your home!
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