JESSICA MURNANE - Wellness Advocate + Podcast Host

Photo: Eva Deitch

Photo: Eva Deitch

"BEAUTY IS DOING YOU. KNOWING THAT YOUR 'FLAWS' ARE JUST YOUR MAGICAL POWERS IN DISGUISE AND ARE WHAT MAKE YOU SPECIAL"

 

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

Does showering count? My shower is my little beauty/thinking zone. A place with no distractions. A place to brainstorm ideas or just think about nothing at all. 

I’m not really a beauty product junkie, but there are a few things that I must have in my cabinet at all times: 

SW Basics Makeup Remover - liquid gold

Cocovit Coconut Oil - for my face and my bebe’s booty 

Custom oil blend from REMIXbeauty - it smells so good I get stopped on the street!

Benshen’s Clary Sage + Lavender Hydrosol - my new buddy to feel refreshed

 

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

Plants. Plants. More plants. Good food changed/saved my life and I’ll always be grateful for all the plants out there that made it happen.  At home, it’s acai smoothies, almond butter on everything, tahini-covered salads, lentils on lentils, and bowls of brown rice with whatever veggies I can get my hands on. On the go, I love Owen + Alchemy  juices and bowls. Their #59 (raw coconut meat + juice) always feels so special, no matter how many times I’ve bought it...which is A LOT. 

 

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

I have a very hard time with repetition and monotony. So I'm constantly switching it up how I energize my body - run/walks, aerial yoga, a hardcore circuit class, a Kundalini yoga session, or weird workout videos I find online. Variety inspires me to move more. 

 

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

A combination of being alone and surrounded by the ones I love. I’ll get a dose of confidence and peace spending the day all by myself and then return to my incredible friends and family to feel inspired and loved. 

It’s a very delicate balance - solitude and togetherness. Too much of either one can make a girl go mad.  

 

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?

Sharing people's stories fuels my spirit. I used to lay in bed at night searching for my "thing". It wasn't until I started my brand and podcast that I finally found IT. To be able to connect and grow a community around the inspiring stories of my guests has truly been a dream come true. Their openness, honesty, and willingness to share with the world has been a gift like no other.