I need to exercise both my mind and body. Meditation is, obviously, essential. If I miss meditating for a day or two I feel more anxious and uncomfortable, it’s not pleasant. I also try to exercise, aerobically, daily. I like to walk, run, take yoga classes, use an elliptical. I like all of it and like to mix it up. And, of course, sleep. I used to sacrifice sleep and get only 5-6 hours a night. I also used to get sick frequently. My health has improved a lot since I started sleeping and meditating more.
On travel, your favorite places:
I love exploring new places and being introduced to unique cultures and people. I also really enjoy a luxury hotel with great service and food. Traveling to a place that provides both + some physical activity is ideal.
I was fortunate to have visited Amangiri in southern Utah recently, and I’m obsessed. The location is otherworldly and neighbors the Navajo Nation which is the largest Native American reservation in the US. The whole experience is magical. The property’s architecture stunningly coexists with the region’s natural beauty. The pool is literally carved out of the abutting mesas. I adore the property’s minimalism and find it completely soothing. Outdoor activities are plentiful, unique and exciting. Think 600 acres of outdoor playgrounds with hiking and mountain climbing.
The spa was also a highlight and inspiring from a design perspective. When you enter the freestanding building you are greeted by a grand candle arrangement that sets a dramatic tone. The structure is sophisticated and completely organic. The architectural use of water and natural light is breathtaking. My massage treatment began with a sage blessing and ended with me as relaxed as I’d been in months.