Welcome to Wellness Diaries. In this series, we send members of our community $1,000 to splurge on any product, service, or experience—as long as it’s something that can enhance health.
This time, we’ve got intersectional feminist leader Candace Reels. She spent her $1,000 on liquid vegan multivitamins, a Heyday facial, and a community garden donation.
She’s a Los Angeles native, intersectional feminist, culture curator, self-love advocate and founder of Female Collective, a global community that empowers, uplifts, and celebrates the female perspective. Through daily affirmations, cultural conversations and community events, she reminds women and non-binary folks everywhere they are loved, they matter, and they are worthy.
Candace is also a Ness Card Legend. That means she’s someone who uses the Ness Card (and we just think she’s especially cool). Here’s what she’s loving about the card:
“I love that the Ness Card rewards me for taking care of myself. This year I made a promise to myself to truly take care of myself mentally and physically and the Ness Card is helping me do just so!”
$169 Light Therapy Wand
“I’ve had my eye on this red light therapy wand for a while. I’ve read many reviews and asked many friends their thoughts before purchasing. Skincare has always been very important to me, so I love researching the latest and greatest in the space. Red light therapy keeps coming up, so I’m so excited to try out this device and see what my results will be.”
$98.60 Medicinal Mushroom Chocolate
“I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, and sleep is very important to me. If I don’t get enough sleep I just feel absolutely exhausted the next day, which makes it difficult to do anything productive. I’ve been hearing about this company, Alice, and how its medicinal mushroom products help people not only get a good night of rest but also stay focused throughout the day.”
$44.95 Liquid Vitamins
“I got really sick at the end of March, then again at the end of April. Like most people, I absolutely hate getting sick. In many ways, it causes me to become depressed, because I feel so unproductive. So I’ve been researching different multivitamins that will help support my immune system because I obviously need some help in that department. As someone who doesn’t love taking pills, I found this brand and decided to try out a liquid vitamin for the first time.”
“A big part of my job is telling people to take care of themselves, mentally and physically. But to be honest, I haven’t been the best at that over the last couple of years. Self-care sometimes means treating yourself to things that you don’t do often, and I can’t remember that last time I had a facial.”
$129 Juice Cleanse
$200 Community Garden Donation
“Something that has always been important to my wellness journey is helping others with their wellness journey. It’s what I do every day with the Female Collective, by sharing daily affirmations to remind everyone how important, worthy, and loved they are. Compton Community Garden, an entirely organic, regenerative, and community-run garden, does the same thing for its community. When I found out that the garden needed donations to keep going, I had to help in any way I can. Being born and raised in Los Angeles, I want to make sure that communities like these continue to thrive.”
“One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of the day and at the end of the night is to light a candle. As a Libra, aesthetics are very important to me. Not only does everything need to look right, but it also needs to feel right, and for me, candles do both. Nette is one of my favorite candle brands—it’s non-toxic, uses incredible fragrances, and the scents don’t overpower the room.”
Total: $936.55 | 4,083 Ness Card Points
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