With me on the daily... these are my essentials!
MY CAMERA: Whether it is my big canon DSLR with the heavy sigma lens or my little Fuji film (or my Nikon!) I have to take my camera with me everywhere I go. I feel naked without it. I go into the world with the intent to make art, my camera is my tool for that. Sometimes the iPhone just doesn't suffice....but that leads me to my number 2 essential...
MY PHONE: Not even sorry about it...from snapping quick pics on the go to calling Uber's to checking the RTD transit app to see when the next light rail is....smart phones make city life easy. Don't get me wrong, I thrived in the city for years with a flip phone or less to my name but man, modern life is pretty great. There's literally an app for everything within the city, it's a great way to tune into the community!
MY SUNNIES:Sunglasses are a must have with the quick changing clouds and weather in Denver. I find all my favorite pairs at vintage shops and thrift stores. Your sunnies can redefine your whole outfit.
BLUE RIDGE HEMP CBD:
Always! What would I do without it? Sore muscles after yoga? Can't sleep at night? Stressed? Joint pain? I have the oils for all those things and carry them with me everywhere. Not just for myself but so that anytime someone is in pain I can actually help them by sharing my CBD! Blue Ridge Hemp is by far my favorite CBD company, it really is pure magic.
CRYSTALS: Another extremely healing thing to have with me at all times. Which crystals I carry depend on the day and where I am in my journey but I love how supported I feel when I have a few in my bag and pockets. Crystals help to balance our chakras and align us to our true path.
SMELL GOOD SPRAY: Patchouli, Frankensence and Myyrth, Lavender and Sage...I'm about it! My personal favorite way to feel beautiful is to smell good. I totally splurge for the fancy soaps at Whole Foods and have on some sort of oil or spray on me every single day. It makes me feel like I smell like a forest fairy.
LIPGLOSS/CHAPSTICK: Right now I have e.l.f. Nude lip gloss in my bag but I'm also a really big fan of the old school lip smackers! (Both cruelty free brands!) Colorado gets so dry and our lips are exposed almost always. Stay moisturized my friends!
MEDICINE CARDS: My Medicine cards were gifted to me by our dear Chief Hal who sent them to me in the mail when I was going through a really hard time almost 10 years ago. Over the years, these cards have become more sacred and special to my life every single year. It amazes me how much significance resides in such small things.
You will also often catch me with my Tarot deck. Sometimes I give readings to friends on request and I often ask the cards of my own path...but mostly I just enjoy having a direct connection to the cosmos that I know gets pretty good reception.
SNACKS: I love having snacks in my bag and car because personally, I'm hungry every 3-4 hours it seems! I can't do anything if I'm hungry so I always make sure to bring something nutritious with me for my busy days! Also- keeping extra snacks in your car for the homeless in Denver is always a good idea, you have no idea how much a granola bar means to someone who hasn't eaten in 2 days.)
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this post! Until next time!
PS- All graphics by yours truly ;)