What Alisha Ramos from Girls’ Night In Keeps in Her Wellness Bag

alisha ramos wellness bag

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We’re always wondering how highly productive, highly cool, highly well people get it all done. So we started a series in which we ask people we admire to unpack their metaphorical wellness bag—or what we think of as their whole wellness routine. Their gym stuff, their nutrition stuff, their sleep stuff, their self-care stuff. It’s a little bit like Mary Poppins’ carpet bag. But instead of a coat rack, you’ll find a facial steamer, magnesium powder, and the public library.

Headshot: Alisha Ramos

Meet Alisha Ramos

“I’m the founder of Girls’ Night In, a recommendations-based newsletter which goes out to over 150,000 readers every Friday. I started writing it back in 2017 as a way to bring some joy and comfort into people’s inboxes during an uncertain time, and it’s been a great way to build community and share inspiration. Prior to that, I worked in tech as a designer for a while (yes, writing code and pushing pixels!). I’m 33 and I live just outside Washington, D.C. with my husband and our little fluffy dog.”

Alisha Ramos’ Wellness Bag

The Peloton App


“Okay, this might be a boring and obvious answer, but this is how I get my workouts in, whether it’s a 10-minute full-body quick workout, or a 30-minute yoga routine. I like to stream the workouts via Roku onto our big TV in the basement so it feels like a whole experience. I have the bike too, but lately I’ve gravitated more toward strength classes.”

(Earn 65 Ness Card points!1)

EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40


“I’ll never forget the day I went to one of those skincare counters where they can show you the sun damage on your face in, like, 20x magnification. I practically ran to the store to buy loads of sunscreen. This is my favorite because it goes on nicely without feeling greasy, there is no scent, and it’s relatively cheap.”

(Earn 180 Ness Card Points!)

Moon Juice Magnesi-Om

Moon Juice

“I bought this when I had a bout of insomnia a few months ago. I stir a bit of it into water and chug it an hour or so before I go to sleep. It tastes like sweet berries and helps me feel relaxed. As a bonus, it’s also great for gently encouraging bowel movements the next day. (Is that TMI?)”

(Earn 210 Ness Card points!)



“Only recently have I developed seasonal allergies! This helps me get through the day without becoming a sneezy, runny mess.”

(Earn 125 Ness Card points!)

Aira Ionic Facial Steamer

Vanity Planet

“This does two things for me: It helps me open up my pores after a cleanse so that I can prep my skin for all my serums and potions… and it really relaxes me and puts me into that ‘wow, I’m really treating myself’ mood. It’s like having a little mini spa experience a few times a week.”

(Earn 345 Ness Card points!)

Vuori Performance Jogger


“This is a cult fave for a reason! The material of this jogger is buttery soft. The length and weight are just right and perfect for spring. On any given day, you’ll likely see me in Vuori joggers or leggs.”

(Earn 470 Ness Card points!)

Papier Wildflower Hardcover Notebook


“Inspired by Suleika Jaouad’s journaling project, I’ve picked journaling back up as a habit. I try to scribble at least a few things down in the morning as I’m sipping my tea or coffee. More than anything, it’s soothing as I feel my anxieties traveling out of my brain and onto the page.”

(Earn 60 Ness Card points!)

The Public Library

Patrick Robert Doyle

“Anyone who knows me knows I’m a voracious reader. I read for pleasure, but I also read for the distinct benefit of turning off my brain from whatever work or life thing might be begging for my attention or anxiety at that moment. I love to get lost in a good story. I’ve recently rediscovered the joys of picking up an armful of books (and sometimes cookbooks!) from the public library and can’t believe that it’s a free and well-functioning service in our community. Support your local library!”

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