Health and Wellness Favorites 2023

Jan 5, 2023Loves

Self-care in 2023

It’s all about self-care in 2023 and everyone deserves it! any of us are resolving to make healthier choices, take better care of our bodies, and find ways to improve the way we look and feel. After a long career of standing behind the chair, experiencing her own chronic concerns, and listening to the needs of her clients, Janet St. Paul has an updated list of her trusted spaces to wind down. 

Importance of Mental Health Awareness

1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year so it’s important to stay aware of how you’re feeling and to take care of yourself. Here are a few ways that you can take care of yourself this year:

  • Find a therapist you feel comfortable expressing your thoughts to each week
  • Take days off (It’s OK to stop working for one day, it’ll always be there!)
  • Unplug while you’re on vacation
  • Meditate, practice gratitude, and focus on positivity
  • Find exercise classes that you enjoy
  • Do what makes you happy! Spending time taking care of YOU is not selfish, it’s important to be able to be the best version of yourself.

Retreats & Staycations

You don’t have to leave town to enjoy a little R&R. Here are a few of our favorite spots in Austin and just a short plane ride away. Natasha and I recently went to Sedona, AZ for a retreat with Catherine Scherwenka (click here to learn more) and it was a truly transformative experience. Highly recommend!

Lake Austin Spa Resort

Sedona, Arizona
So many wonderful retreats, hikes, and activities to do here! We went this past year and loved getting out in nature.

Sante Fe, NM
Another short plane ride away filled with resorts, spas, and activities!

Health & Wellness Professionals

As you may know, we have Dr. Katie Shea providing the most relaxing services right at the salon! You can book through her website and line up a visit at the same time as your beauty appointments to add on another hour of relaxation and wellness. Take a look at a few other wonderful recommendations below as well.

Dr. Katie Shea
Fundamental Health
In a session with Dr. Shea, one can expect to feel relaxed and at ease. Acupuncture is designed to promote balance by redirecting the flow of energy to the natural rhythm that is intrinsic to our self-healing bodies.

Catherine Scherwenka
Spiritual Empowerment and Retreats
Explore the body through movement + yoga, the mind by cultivating awareness using meditation + breath-work, and expand your experience of life by having stronger connections deepening your relationships with both the seen and the unseen.

Kim Love Method
Nutritionist, Catalyst, Guide & Coach Method
These methods guide you to the teacher and healer within you, where your results come from direct access to that empowered part of you.

Nina F. Davis, MS, LMT
Biodynamic Craniosacral and Lympth Drainage Therapy
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle-touch health care facilitation based on the discovery, 100 years ago, of a previously undetected subtle cyclic micro-movement in the body.
Shirat Ling
Cosmetic Medicine and Aesthetic Procedures
Dr. Ling’s philosophy incorporates osteopathic manipulative treatment, hormone balancing, and nutrition. She believes in subtle but effective techniques to augment and rejuvenate your inner and outer beauty.


If you want to spend a few hours escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city, here are a few quiet spots that we love. The new bookstore on the east side pours wine while you read. It’s a dream!

Zilker Botanical Garden

Book People

Vintage Bookstore & Wine Bar

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Laguna Gloria

The Blanton Museum



Workout Classes

One of our favorite ways to relax is through exercise! There are some incredible studios around Austin with a wide range of classes.

LOVE Cycling Studio

HEAT Bootcamp

Hive & Honey

Peach House Pilates


We hope this list will help make your self-care journey easier in 2023! Here’s to YOU!