And since Mother’s Day is about celebrating the women who gave us so much, we tapped inspiring, influential women—like Rebecca Minkoff, Linda Rodin, and Laurie David—to share the most meaningful practices and tips they inherited from their mothers.
Click through for their inspiring reflections, and please share one that your mother taught you in the Comments section, below. —Jamie McKillop
(Photo: Petras Gagilas)
Founder, Tata Harper Skincare
“Cranial sacral massage is a wellness practice that my mother shared with me that I’ve really found to be helpful. It’s not your typical form of massage that involves muscle work, it’s all about aligning your brain and spinal fluids. It’s mainly used to reduce stress and tension and to bring your energy back into alignment. The results are very mental. It’s so easy to get overly stressed about things that don’t really matter, so cranial sacral treatments help shift my brain back to a place where my priorities are aligned and my stress is reduced.”
(Photo: Tata Harper)
“My mother was a wonderful cook and very creative. She was a wonderful artist, interior designer, and owned a charming antique shop. I never remember my mother not wearing lipstick. Even driving us to school, in her night gown, she would have lipstick on. I guess I just saw early on how glamorous she always looked, and I caught the lipstick bug. I wear it always too and feel naked without it.”
DJ, cofounder Beautified
“My mom is the most beautiful person on the inside, which makes her a magnet to all those who meet her! She taught me that the greatest thing you can possess is confidence and kindness. With those two things, everything is possible.”
(Photo: Hannah Bronfman)
Founder, Mama Glow
“My mom taught me the value of self-care early on. She always said to take care of your body and learn to pamper yourself because it is a necessity for well-being. Skin care starts early with good products and hydration. We weren’t allowed to drink anything but water, no fruit juice, but fresh fruits, yes. My mom is well into her fifties and glowing. She has no wrinkles and doesn’t use makeup. No foundation, just lipstick. She would have my sister and I use shea butter and coconut oil on our hands and feet and cover our feet with cotton socks before bed, and we would wake up with super soft feet and hands. The rudiments of my glow-time practice definitely started with these lessons.”
(Photo: Latham Thomas)
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