Herb of the month!

What herbs have such potency that they can indeed change your life?

Our June herbs were picked based on the current environment we’re in: our immune systems are still in dire need of being supported, and the systemic stress surrounding us cannot be ignored.

To take care of ourselves with plants - our greatest allies - is of utmost importance. That is the vision of our Build Your Own Apothecary subscription: not just to experience a moment with these herbs but to take what you learn and change your whole life with it!

With that said, this month has been a special one for our Build Your Own Apothecary subscribers, as they received not just one, but TWO herbs to experience, hold, and heal with…

LAVENDER & ECHINACEA! Click here to learn more!

Want to join our membership & make your own medicine?

BECOME AN APOTHECARY MEMBER HERE!

By Element

#herbs #element #tea #herb #apothecary #lavender #echinacea

Exciting news!

We've been working on new, more sustainable packaging! Read more about it here!

We’ve decided to move away from plastic bottles and toward sustainable cardboard packets. It's better for our planet, and we also think it will help simplify your supplement routine.

"The Essentials Pack" will be the first of many custom bundles that we are creating in this new packaging, and it will be available very soon for purchase!

Click here for more from Empirica!

#empirica #supplements #sustainability

Milky Oats

An overlooked ally in the plant world.


Almost everyone is familiar with milky oats - likely from their experiences with it as a breakfast staple - but this unassuming plant holds much more value than you can see in your morning bowl of porridge. And that’s what the month of May was all about!

Click here for a snapshot of what our Build Your Own Apothecary members learned this month, including:

- the benefits of milky oats
- its healing properties
- how to make your own medicine!

#herbs #element #tea #herb #apothecary #milky oats

Join in for a follow-along circuit with Pasha and Em working through 2 biomechanic exercises. 

These two exercises are to help teach our body to hold weight on one side before moving to the next, as well as light your glutes and lats on fire! 

#biomechanics

Build your own apothecary

Click here to learn more about our monthly loose leaf tea subscription and click here for more from Element!

#herbs #element #tea #herb #apothecary

Summertime Skincare

Click here to learn how to take care of your skin this summer with nutrients and herbs!

Get your Omega 3s and go here for more from Empirica!

Want more herb education? Check out Herbal Element!

#empirica #supplements #herbs #omega 3 #element #sunburn #skin #skincare #fish oil #calendula

How to prep for pregnancy (besides kegels!)

Google “preconception exercise”. I bet the main thing you’ll see is to make sure you’re doing kegels. And while that’s not inherently wrong, there's nuance to it. Many women have overactive pelvic floors, meaning that kegels may not be beneficial at all.

There are SO many other things you can do to prepare your body for pregnancy, which you can read about in the blog Six Exercises to Prepare for Pregnancy [that aren't kegels!]

Want to learn more about preconception, pregnancy, & postpartum workouts? Join the email list for non-spammy actionable, holistic health tips to your inbox.

#strength #strength training #well from within #preconception #pregnancy #prenatal

The Evolution of Exercise

What is your relationship with exercise like? If you’re like me, you may have had a love/hate relationship with it over the years.

As a kid, it’s all about having fun! Playing sports, chasing your friends, doing cartwheels, etc. No agenda, no worrying, just pure enjoyment moving your body. Then as you get older you learn about how exercise is healthy and can make you lose weight, which seemingly everyone wants to do. Which makes you think that you should too. You start to realize there is SO much pressure on women especially to look a certain way, and yet that seems to be a moving target.

Be thin, but not too skinny. Be strong, but not too muscular. Be curvy, but not too much! It’s a never-ending cycle.

My relationship with movement has changed drastically over the years, and I thought I’d share because I know some of y’all will relate. You can head to the blog to read the full story!

Kick With Kat: Leg Day Zumba Style

Fun fact: I taught Zumba for almost 10 years. Try this leg day song for when you need to do legs, but don’t wanna do legs

By Kat Muto

#kick with kat #leg workout #zumba

3 Things to Care about More than Race Performance

As runners, we love striving for PRs, putting all of our eggs in one race basket.

The feeling of hitting a PR is unmatched - you’re on top of the world.

But when you don’t hit it, it can be devastating.

Here are some things to care about more than your race performance: enjoyment, longevity and how you feel.

I love when my athletes hit their race day goals, but I love it more when they enjoy the process before and after getting there.

One day, the PRs will stop coming. Will you still want to run then?

Click here for more info!

By Kelly Lutz

#running #training #runner #kelly lutz #race