Welcome to My Morning Routine, where Alicia Silverstone and other good-life gurus share their personal (frequently surprising, often healthy) morning rituals—to help you make your a.m.’s more awesome.
I wake up naturally when I can, but I have a little monkey named Bear Blu and we get up for school around 6:45 a.m. Before I get out of bed, I try to put my legs up the wall, breathe, and do kegels. But most of the time I jump right into getting the day started with my son. It’s full-on kiddo time from the moment we get up.
To prepare for my work day, I try to get the most sleep possible and get exercise out of the way. I love yoga and walking—with friends, with Bear, or by myself. I also enjoy Barry’s Bootcamp or some kind of circuit training class.
Sometimes when I walk, I try to meditate by listening to the trees and sounds, smelling the air, and feeling my steps. Spirituality is so individual, in terms of what that means to a person, so it’s sort of hard to talk about. For me, it is my commitment to non-suffering. I don’t want any creature to suffer, and I certainly don’t want them to suffer because of me.
My diet is really the core of it all. It depends on the day, but my go-to dishes are immune boosting miso soup, steamed or blanched greens with ume vinaigrette, sweet rice, amaranth, and apricot breakfast porridge, or mochi waffles—yum!
For everyday, I don’t need makeup to feel fresh—thanks to the best beauty trick of all: eating plants! On top of my Kind Diet foundation, there are a couple products I enjoy using. I love a face serum, particularly the Deep Hydrating Serum by Josh Rosebrook and the Balancing Serum by Qet Botanicals. For my hair, Kooshoo’s organic hair ties are my go-to, and if I’m in need of mascara, I’ll go with Zao Volumizing Mascara. Both of these are part of my Love Goodly box benefiting Farm Sanctuary.
Then, I make sure I have superhero fare for the day planned and pack my lunch and snacks if I’m headed out. Being well-nourished leaves me so much more clear-minded, present, open-hearted, and connected to the earth.