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We asked co-founder Trinity Mouzon Wofford how she’s starting her mornings while in quarantine and learned that she has a refreshingly approachable attitude toward self-care.
Keep reading to see how Mouzon Wofford keeps herself healthy (and hydrated) these days.
Right now, I'm spending some time with my partner and our family upstate in quarantine. I don't like to rely on an alarm because it disrupts your sleep cycle. Since I'm a morning person, I'm usually up around 6 a.m, especially during summer when the sun rises so early!
The first thing I do when I wake up is drink a bunch of water. I find that proactively hydrating after sleep keeps me from feeling like I'm playing catch up all day!
I like to do two eight-ounce glasses in a row. I swear by my Big Berkey water filter. It's sort of an investment piece, but it costs way less than a Brita filter when you do the math because the filters last forever. It gives you the tastiest water ever. We have friends come over who are literally like, "First up, I need some of that water y'all have."
I try to sign off from emails by 6 p.m. each night, so by the next morning, there's usually a good amount to catch up on.
I start off my day with a hot coffee, boosted with our Cacao Turmeric latte blend. I recommend this recipe to everyone, especially people who aren't big on the wellness game just yet. The Cacao Turmeric blend is like a healthy hot cocoa, and when you mix it with coffee, you get the yummiest mocha situation.
More beverages! This time, it's my go-to morning smoothie that I make for myself and my partner every weekday. Again, hydration is the name of the game in the a.m., so I love to make sure I'm getting in liquids with my first meal.
The smoothie recipe is lightly inspired by my friend Nicole Berri at Bonberi. Her green smoothie is legendary. I do celery and romaine plus whatever frozen fruit is on hand. (This one was wild blueberries and mango.) Add a nob of ginger, top with water or kefir (for gut health), and blend on high.
If I need a little extra sweetness I like to add dried mulberries, which you can get in the fruit-and-nut section of any health-food store!
I'm big on walks, and while we're upstate, it's so great to take a few minutes out of the morning to get outside and into nature. This is a photo of the driveway up here, which is conveniently a quarter of a mile long! Real country stuff, y'all. I walk this down to the road and back and usually stop along the way to pick a couple of wildflowers.
Skincare and more emails! I like to do Golde's Clean Greens face mask before I shower. I mix the mask with a little bit of water to activate it. It's made with green superfoods like chlorella and spirulina and also has mango. Basically a green smoothie for your skin.
This one helps me a lot with healing breakouts or any inflammation. I'll leave it on for about 15 minutes until it's dry.
Shower time! The best part of the remote work situation is being able to pace out my morning routine. Once I've handled anything urgent in my inbox, I hop into the shower. Right now, I'm loving this seaweed body wash that I picked up from Dimes in Chinatown.
I keep it pretty simple, so I wash with that, apply a little castor oil to my hair if it needs it, and get ready for the day!