ALEXANDRA ELLE - Writer, Creative, Founder of The Balm & Co.

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"BEAUTY IS THE ABILITY TO SEE PAST OURSELVES + RECOGNIZE THE LOVE IN OTHERS. BEING BEAUTIFUL IS SO MUCH MORE THAN OUR EXTERNAL SHELLS + REFLECTIONS..." 

 

RITUAL • What are your daily inner + outer rituals to cultivate beauty and radiance?

I am not sure I have one. However, I love and indulge in taking hot showers. That really wakes me up, opens my heart chakra and gets me going. My partner thinks I am insane for taking such hot showers, he doesn’t understand how I handle them lol! My shower time is definitely a sacred time for me...

 

NOURISH • What are your staples for beauty + wellness + radiance?

I am a smoothie junkie. Currently I’m transitioning back to veganism + this time around it’s going so beautifully. The older I get the more important it is for me to eat what grows from the earth. Encouraging my body to experience new things when it comes to food and nutrition has been so fun and eye opening.

Right now my fave food would have to be veggie stuffed squash blossoms - amazing! I am hooked. Drinks vary, but I love my lemon chia detox water, green smoothies and matcha green tea.

 

BODY • How do you keep your body healthy, strong, and powerful?

Yoga! Nothing balances or centers more than yoga. I am huge fan of bikram (hot) yoga + vinyasa. My body is pushed to the limits while I practice, in a healthy + captivating way. I am a huge advocate when it comes to introducing yoga into our daily lives.

 

MIND • How do you stay grounded, confident, and centered in this modern day craziness we call life?

Meditation + writing keeps me afloat. Indulging in books + independent films helps too. It’s nice to disconnect and enjoy the simple things. I prefer to do those things alone most of the time too. investing in myself is a huge gift that I try to give daily.

 

SPIRIT • BENSHEN means 'root of the spirit' - how do you root your spirit into your life, which in turn, keeps your body beautiful, healthy, and radiant?

I root my spirit into my life daily by staying true to my life walk + journey. Gone are the days that I fight where I am supposed to be at any given time. Learning to enjoy every single step of the way, the good and the bad, assists in me growing. When you live good + give purely, the universe will always treat you kindly in return.