What philosophies are central to your universe?
With decisions for Everyday Oil and also in life, I try to ask myself the central existential question: What if everyone did this? Would that be good or bad for the world? I try to run the business like that...is this good for me, our employees, our customers, the Earth? If everyone made this choice, would that be OK?
Do you have any daily nurturing rituals / rituals of intention?
Well, I am not an early riser—sometimes I wish I were! I usually wake around 7:30 or 8 and I drink a raw cacao herbal drink I make or hot water with lemon. Then I do yoga—but most mornings since Covid I just do a casual amount in my living room. I do Ashtanga but I'm pretty mellow about it. It helps me a lot to stretch in the mornings and do some short meditations of 10-15 minutes before the day gets going. I like to take the pressure off of myself to do anything extreme—and just try to do what fits and works everyday.
Has your perspective on how or why we nourish both our physical or spiritual selves shifted or altered during these wild times of upheaval?
I think it has reinforced the need to take care of ourselves, physically and emotionally...and a big part of that is time and slowing down. Something I am working on learning from this is that all we have is our time. So, trying to use it more wisely, give it more freely to ourselves and others, and generally break the rules of our society governing our thought patterns about it. Change will come from giving time to what is important, internally and externally.