When and how in your busy schedule do you find time for yourself?
As a holistic nutritionist, I need to create time to take care of myself so I can continue to help others. I block off time or days just for me. If I don’t, I’ll just continually plug away at work or do chores. It’s very important to have boundaries and work with clients that respect that I need time for myself too.
How do you enjoy drinking tea?
Lately, I’ve been loving drinking tea in the evenings as a way to calm the nervous system. However, anytime is a good time for tea. During the colder months, I sip it all day long.
Do you have any self-care routines or relaxing routines?
I have an active dog so I’m often in the forest, which helps our bodies get into rest and digest – the parasympathetic nervous system. This is where we want to be the majority of the time. It allows our bodies to heal, to function properly and feel more grounded. I’m also famous for my 2 hours baths with snacks and drinks to keep me hydrated. I love adding oil as a carrier, eucalyptus or lavender oil, epsom salts and lighting candles. I live for Sunday night yin classes and a long meditative savasana.
How do you make your tea time experience more relaxing?
Burn responsibly sourced palo santo or sage and light some candles if it’s at night. If it’s during the day, I sit in my yard and just take a few minutes to pause and be truly present, no distractions.
Jordan Bruce is a registered holistic nutritionist who helps clients that want to take a proactive approach to health and mental wellness. She supports clients with current imbalances and examine potential root causes of illness.
She lives in North Vancouver and enjoys spending most of her free time hiking in the forest with her dog.