This is a sponsored post on behalf of Stonyfield and prAna. All opinions, as always, are my own.
If there’s one message that I took home from my weekend at Wilder, it’s the importance of connecting with #TheWholeYou — mind, body and spirit — and to take the time to nourish and care for yourself.
Too often we focus on taking care of other people, especially as women and as mothers, that we often forget to listen to our own needs. I mean, when was the last time that I really asked myself, “What do I want?”
But as important as self-care is, the weekend away also reminded me how important it is to connect, really connect, with those around you.
We were out in the woods near Bend, Oregon with no cell reception and minimal wifi. That meant four days to disconnect from the overload of media and email. That meant four days to sit, be present and chat with the women at the retreat and hear their stories.
That’s what I love about Stonyfield and prAna. Both companies care place an emphasis on quality over quantity. And they both care about the whole picture, from sustainability and environmental issues to the well-being of their farmers and producers to their customers.
Stonyfield Whole Milk Greek Yogurt is a favorite in our family. I seriously cannot keep it stocked in our fridge. My kids love a berry yogurt parfait for dessert. My husband enjoys a yogurt snack. And I love to add yogurt to my smoothie bowls. It add a delicious tart, creamy twang. I usually have to
Plus, can I say how excited I am that it’s smoothie bowl season again? Unlike regular smoothies, which I tend to drink quickly and mindlessly, smoothie bowls force me to slow down. And it’s these times when I slow down that brings out the whole me.
Recently, I received the Liana sweater and you guys, it’s so super cute. I love that I can throw it on over a tank top for a little more coverage but, thanks to the open knit blend of hemp and organic cotton, it’s lightweight — perfect for summer. Plus, the asymmetric hem makes it just different enough but not some crazy design.
My kids still have about a month of school and I can’t wait until summer is in full swing. I’m looking forward to a slower pace (I hope!) and time to relax and play with my kids.
Luckily, Stonyfield and prAna help make that a little easier. I don’t have to worry about what’s in my breakfast or snack and I don’t have to worry about my outfit. All I have to think about is being present for my kids and myself.
How do you reconnect with #TheWholeYou?