Finding my own inspiration in contrasts
LA - Day 14
Currently in Lincoln Heights. (Naomi Campbell in Alaïa, 1991) 🐆✨🥂 #pechugavintage
Inspiration for Today 🖤 Tim Walker • Kate Moss • The Prim Girl • 2012 • Vogue
This week we are featuring the Mario Testino @mariotestino
book, In Your Face. "This unorthodox collection of various images chosen by Testino from the span of his 30-year career reflects the diversity of his work, ranging from fashion and advertising shots to sexually-charged images and autobiographical photos.”
Kate Moss, by Nick Knight .
ANXIETY AND SLEEP// Sleep disorders are an increasingly common byproduct of anxiety. As a suffer myself, ruminating thoughts of the future and involuntary teeth clenching are just some of the torturous symptoms that get in the way of a satisfactory sleep, leading to a host of other health issues. Throughout last year my circadian rhythm was so out of whack; I was unable to sleep before 2am most evenings and would wake constantly. It was truely traumatising.
Science tells us the deepest and most regenerative sleep happens between 10pm-2am, when our stress glands (adrenals) recharge and our melatonin production is highest. Melatonin is a powerful nocturnal antioxidant that removes the effects of free radicals that are produced by stress throughout the day, thus preventing cellular and DNA damage and in turn, disease.
It’s all too common to self medicate with alcohol, marijuana or over the counter medication to combat sleep issues, however this typically only blankets the root causes, and can often fuel further sleep issues.
There are so many rituals to adopt that will aid in adhering to a healthy sleep pattern. Screens off, low lighting and an essential oil diffuser can work wonders. Avoiding food for three hours prior and calming teas and tunes are also pleasant and effective.
What is your wind down ritual? Image: #katemoss #mariosorrenti #sleep #womenshealth #sleephealth #anxiety #selfcare #ritual #healthy #soberlife #soberliving #dailypractice #rest #recovery #community #support
Hailey Baldwin by Jake Rosenberg