These are a few of my favorite things

Hey folks!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my “recent faves” or things I’ve been uber digging lately. Today is the magical day where I spill the beans. Also, to be real, I wanted to share a more lighthearted post between you save yourself part 1 and part 2 (up later this week/weekend).

For the most part, everything in this post is new to me within the past six or so months. I’m excited to share with y’all the random things I’ve been loving as of late. Let’s get going.

Acupressure mat

My friend Lindsey “lawn” suggested this when I was dealing with a major hip flare up about two months ago. She allowed me to borrow hers for a couple days and I fell in love enough to purchase my own. Acupressure mats have a bunch of small circular dots with spikes on them. They provide nervous system stimulation without any skin perforation. I’ve been laying on this a few nights a week for 20-30 minutes whilst listening to music or podcasts.


Roll on essential oil

From Etsy. This one: “liquid xanax”, while definitely not Xanax, it has a mellow scent/helps me to relax.


Unicorn notebook

I needed a notebook for making notes and jotting down each golden nugget my brain has related to some upcoming new adventures. It surely doesn’t hurt that it’s my dang spirit animal. For the record, unicorns were my spirit animal before they were cool. Also, I prefer the term “mountain unicorn”, because, well, I climb mountains on the reg.



Previously I’ve underestimated the power of going for a walk. Walking is simple, easily accessible where I’m living, and provides outdoor experience and fresh air. I prefer trail over road walking but have recently been partaking in both. Below is a picture I took on a recent trail walk of a (mostly) frozen pond.


Essential oils via diffuser

Health shield = wonderful scent. It’s a mix of cassia, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, and rosemary. Creative juice is another fun one I like to diffuse in the morning. Lavender is my go-to when my brain needs a chill pill and I’ll often have this going when laying on the acupressure mat.


CBD (aka cannabidiol)

Another round of before it was cool… similar to the unicorns. I began testing out CBD a few years ago, both topically and orally and have found it beneficial for my own body. Recently I came across Pure Kana and dig the flavors as my taste-buds and olfactory receptors don’t prefer the more earthy taste/smell. I also dig that the company uses CO2 extraction and is 3rd party tested/they are transparent with test results (KEY for supplements).


Hiking/outdoor-related books

Now that I’m done school with the exception of my current six week course, I’ve been enjoying more “for fun” reading.


“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” ― Agatha Christie


One thought on “These are a few of my favorite things”

  1. Whoa, that accupressure mat is SO cool! I am going to look into that! Love all the essential oils. We can all always use some calm in our lives!

    Amen to walking being amazing. I just took Sadie for a walk in her stroller and it was sunny outside and it was just GOOD, ya know?!

    You unicorn notebook = epic!

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