An accomplished actress, singer, and wellness advocate, Mandy Moore shares her empowering and inspirational life tips with Organic Authority that encourage us to put our phones down, tap into our creativity, and lean into self-care.
We caught up with Moore at Expo West where she partnered with Nature’s Way to celebrate their milestone 50th Anniversary. Moore opened up about how therapy, mediation, and ditching guilt is her path to wellness. “This is the most exciting time I’ve ever had in my life," she says. “Having an intentional and balanced wellness routine helps me be my best self for my job, my friends and my family.”
So, what is that that keeps Moore’s light so bright while juggling a hit TV show and music career? Keep reading and learn all her self-care secrets.
A self-proclaimed beginner, Moore says meditation opened her world up and even had a positive effect on recent gut issues she was battling. Meditation helped her learn to listen to her body. And she attributes it to helping her creativity flow.
Moore says that “we live in an increasingly crowded content-filled world where we’re in constant communication with each other and it is hard to disconnect.” She's always looking for a way to “fill herself back up” and find balance in the ebb and flow of life. Meditation helps her do just that.
She Seeks Moderation and Balance
“Moderation has always been important to me. And it changes on a daily basis. After a busy day, I’ll go home and maybe drink a glass of wine, take a bath, light a candle, and put on a jazz record. I take some ‘me time’ at the end of a busy day,” says Moore.
"When I’m fueling my mind and mindful of what I’m fueling my body with it's going to have ramifications into my creative output. It all comes down to that I want to feel my best. I want to make sure that I’m healthy and aware and ready to go."
With such a busy, active and sometimes overwhelming life, Moore says that supplements and vitamins are a vital role of wellness. While she doesn’t hold to a routine, she finds that taking Nature's Way Vitamin D, probiotics, and Sambucus Elderberry Gummies to support her immune system help her stay at peak performance.
She Taps Her Creativity
For the first time in over a decade, Moore is making music again. Recently, she spent an entire week in the studio writing and recording. She says that returning to music – one of her loves – is soul fulfilling. “It’s tapping into something that’s been dormant for so long that’s a vital part of who I am. It brings me joy.” She warns not to get sidetracked from your core creativity - find your way back.
She Disconnects in Nature
Last year while on break from filming her groundbreaking hit TV show This Is Us, Moore climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro – which she said changed her life. “When you disconnect from the outside world the conversations you have are different," she says.
"When you are inescapably in the middle of nature – it changes you. This trip continues to fill me up. When I’m having a down day or feeling overwhelmed, I think back to being on the mountain and something in me clicks and I can breathe again.”
Moore continues to fuel herself up with transformational experiences. This year she’s planning an 11-day trek to Everest Base Camp –another bucket list goal.
She Leans into Feelings
Moore doesn't allow herself to feel guilty for feeling stressed out. Instead, she fully experiences her feelings without wallowing in them. She tells herself that feelings are legitimate and need to be acknowledged. “When I’m overwhelmed," she says, “I take a deep breath, stand up, and shake it out to move my energy around. I put my phone down and try to remember the impermanence of the moment."
So, how can you tap into radiant health?
Take Moore's advice. Make a transformation bucket list and do it. Put your phone down. Let the guilt go. Tap into your dormant creativity. Feel. Adjust on a daily basis. Lean into self-care. And support your body.
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