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Holistic Medicine for Makers

Clean Beauty, Holistic Medicine for Makers

Oily Skin – Not Just Genetic

Oily skin, a curse unto the makeup wearer, doomed to melt off foundation forever more. Something you’re either born with, or born without — right? Wrong. In the way of genetics, ya momma didn’t give you no oily skin, she gave you a more sensitive digestive system, which can totally be helped. Something I like to challenge people to do is think differently about genetics, and what it means for something to be “genetic”. Something like this isn’t usually coded into a person’s DNA as beepboopbeep — the gene fairy now says you’ll have oily skin. Nope, it isn’t the…

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Holistic Medicine for Makers, Musings

How Do I Know So Much About Health? – I Knew You Were Curious

Photos by Vu Phan Do y’all know my story? It’s one of those “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you,” spins. I’m doing it anyway. Today I remembered where I came from. I connected with an extremely woke primary care doctor and she asked, “What would be different if we as primary care doctors, didn’t discredit wellness practitioners? What if we respected what they had to offer and worked with them without this chasm in the middle?” Only, everything. This dug up a lot for me. A lot that many a people could benefit from knowing — but here…

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Anti-Aging, Clean Beauty, Holistic Medicine for Makers

Beauty Corner with Jewel: The Reason your Anti-aging Products Don’t Work

The beauty industry’s been lyin’, dawg. I cringe at the idea of bottled beauty. It is so so missing the mark. There are a lot of factors in how gracefully we age, and very few have to do with how old we are, or especially what we’re applying to our face. If aging is something you’re currently addressing, looking older gives you “inferior” feels, or you didn’t know aging is really just changes in your health: this is for you. We’re about to dive into some very relevant anti-aging talk. It’s a little known fact that you’ll have a much…

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Anti-Aging, Clean Beauty, Holistic Medicine for Makers

“It’s What’s On The Inside” – Not Just a Cliché Anymore

Uncouth Beauty Tips? Don’t mind if I do. I’m giving people a new (and accurate) way to think about beauty regimens – it starts on the inside, and I don’t just mean what your mom told you when you go that classic second grade bowl cut we all fondly remember. Literally, totally, and completely – every beauty concern you have now and in the future is actually a reflection of a physiological development, and your body is just trying to tell you what it needs, not punish you. This is different from what we grew up hearing, certainly, and it…

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Holistic Medicine for Makers, Musings

Why Working and Resting Are the Same Thing

This month I was posed with the question, what is the one goal that if met, would propel your work and life forward the most? I knew pretty instantly; it was my health. Through three moves, packing and unpacking, multiple omg-am-I-sure-I-have-everything’s, being constantly on the move, working 16 hour days and basically living in a tent for two months, multiple 26 hour drives (solo) to and from California and throughout the Midwest, eating NOT the right food, being unable to get a true night’s sleep (thanks insomnia) since August, a 22 hour flight to Asia, hitting the ground running on…

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Holistic Medicine for Makers, Musings

Beijing – The thing I learned about settling

Ayyyooo it’s your girl Chels again, just your favorite unabashed babe running amuck in Beijing, no big deal. Ok but it’s actually a big deal. This is the first time I have been flown anywhere, all expenses paid, for a working relationship. Food, lodging, the whole nine yards, ya girl is glowing up (insert sparkle, flexed arm, prayer emoji etc). Now I’m not saying this to brag or do an ‘I’m better than you’ lap, really it’s the opposite. It wasn’t very long ago that I considered myself unfit for work presents or extravagant displays like this one. I consider…

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CJ’s 11 Steps for Not Completely Losing Your Shit

Rent is an abominable amount of days late? Lose your job? Car broke down? Career-making gig spiraling out of control? We’ve all been in a situation that made us feel like the world was crumbling around us, where we saw no possible resolution in site. For me it was having still not paid rent by the goddamn 21st with two other late payments hanging over my head and the job I thought would save my ass turning out to pay half as much as anticipated. Literally thought the world was ending. Hyperventilation. Impending death. Then I got out here to…

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