Wellness Digest #28: Vegetarian Dirty Rice, Superfood Moringa, and Venice

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Welcome to this week’s digest. This week find out about the superfood moringa (see above photo), better ergonomic set-ups, and enjoy the incredible art installation in Venice’s Piazza San Marco. Here’s this week’s list:


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers Wellness Toolkits to help with anxiety, your environment, and other health concerns. Their Disease Prevention Toolkit has advice on screenings, germ protection, and other insights.

Also, check out this guide to improve your ergonomic set-up and save you from back and neck strain.


My dear friend Tanya Holland (of Food Network and Top Chef fame) presides over her phenomenal restaurant, Brown Sugar Kitchenin Oakland, California. People come from all corners of the earth for her chicken and waffles, but her Vegetarian Dirty Rice gives it serious competition.

On the supplement/superfood front, I just started adding moringa powder to my smoothies. Moringa is one of the most nutrient-dense foods, contains all amino acids, and boosts your immunity. There are superfoods and then there are SUPERfoods. As always, I do recommend going organic for natural supplements.


I’m always on the lookout for short exercise routines that help with daily stress. Here’s a 10-minute workout that’s a three-move bodyweight routine

And as many of you know, I’m also always on the lookout for natural, non-toxic deodorants. Here’s a new one that came my way (thanks Dina!) called Kopari. It’s a coconut oil formulation with activated charcoal. And, yes, it smells wonderful.


Art: To celebrate Venice’s rich cultural history, Dior teamed up with artist Fabrizio Plessi to create a digital installation of golden waterfalls in the Piazza San Marco.

Fashion: There were no crowds for Fashion Week this year, but that did not stop designers from creating incredible set designs for the Spring/Summer ’21 shows. Here’s a peek at some of the bestOh, and here’s a botanically-infused one from Valentino.

Books: Here’s Harper’s Bazaar‘s list of 43 books best new books for 2020.

Thanks so much for reading!