BONNIE WRIGHT - Director | Actress
“BEAUTY IS YOU WITH NO BARRIERS. BEAUTY IS A REFLECTION OF THE WORLD."
RITUAL • What are your daily inner + outer rituals to cultivate beauty and radiance?
I start my day with a big stretch, both body and face! Then a glass of water followed by a cup of herbal tea or a Sun Potion tonic. When I am in the shower I like to do a little check in with myself: my intellectual, my emotional, my physical and my spiritual self to see where I am that day. I then wash my face with Shamanuti Activated Charcoal cleanser, then create a little soup in my hand of Benshen Serum 1 and the Clary Sage + Lavender Hydrosol. Silky heaven!
NOURISH • What are your staples for beauty + wellness + radiance?
I love to cook, I would say it is my greatest love after filmmaking. Most of my meals are vegetarian, one meal every other day includes wild fish or organic chicken. Everyday like magic medicine I include ginger, maca, aloe, tocos, flax seed, turmeric and loads of greens. By having a healthy relationship with food and being patient this past year it has healed me ways that no other western medicine has. I am grateful to Mother nature for that!
BODY • How do you keep your body healthy, strong, and powerful?
I can get very stiff sat writing all day so yoga at Sky Ting is my time to stretch and silence my thoughts away from hectic New York. I also love cardio and high energy group classes like Soul Cycle, the energy and focus it requires completely removes me from myself. My work is very solo so I love being surrounded by others and being taken by their energy. Sweat elevates me to higher grounds!
MIND • How do you stay grounded, confident, and centered in this modern day craziness we call life?
Meditation for me is the best way to move stagnant energy and bring the right focus to my day. I try and catch myself throughout the day and notice my breathing. It always mirrors how I am feeling. If I want to change how I am feeling I come back to my breathe. I often look to other’s if I am trying to center myself. I look to the great masters I love for their art and filmmaking. That inspiration then shifts my mind from internal worry to external excitement about my own work.
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 with the ironic knowledge that it will always be in flux. Knowing that nothing is ever constant allows me to be free and patient with my dreams. This freedom has released patterns and emotions I was holding onto that were stagnating my health. By sharing this journey with other’s my vulnerability sees their beauty and their power helps me to see mine.
Above all I am rooted by the passion for my craft. Everyday is a practice whether in meditation or directing. As a storyteller I see beauty everywhere.