2020. What a ride. What. A. Ride.

And somehow this past decade of a year isn’t even over yet.

You could say 2020 has been a year characterized by abundance. Not an abundance of positives, but rather stressors. From financial stress, health stress, family stress, job stress, school stress, it’s safe to say that most of us are vibrating with anxiety daily.

This is not healthy nor sustainable. So we set out to find a way to tackle our stress in a natural way, using products that we could easily incorporate into our daily wellness routine.

Goldmine was an obvious choice to help manage our mounting stress. A brand built by burnt-out millennials (that could be us!), Goldmine is the brainchild of two women who were looking for a better way to cope with stress. They’re on a mission to help you move, think, create and feel your best all day every day. Sign us up, please.

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We tried out two products from their collection, the Supershroom Immunity Support Daily Immunity Support Powder Jar for at home blending and the Adaptogen Powder Packets for an easy pick me up.

Goldmine Daily Immunity Support is a blend of 4 immune boosting mushrooms and herbs paired with lucuma and ginger for easy drinking. Nutrient dense and packed with our favorite anti-inflammatory immune protecting compounds, polysaccharides, this blend supports and strengthens the immune system with antioxidant rich ingredients.

Goldmine Adaptogen™ Powder is a tasty blend of 5 organic adaptogenic herbs that ease stress on the mind and body—chaga, reishi, cordyceips, ashwagandha, astragalus. It helps with stress management, increased mental and physical stamina, enhanced focus, as well as boosts immunity.

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Even better? They both use USDA certified organic ingredients.

I added it to my coffee, but it also blends well in smoothies, juice, tea, or even just water. I’ve been drinking it for almost two weeks now and I already feel less “on edge” than I typically do. My days feel more manageable, I have more energy, and I’m sleeping easier. Goldmine’s Supershrooms are going to be a part of my natural wellness routine for a long time to come!

I’ve been loving this trend of drinking my wellness, so I searched for a beverage to add to my regimen that would assist me in tackling my 2020 stress.

Photo by: Julia Stotz

I came across Recess via their dreamy Insta feed. Aesthetically, they knock it out of the park – invoking a calming, comfortable space – so it seemed like a no brainer that their drinks would do the same.

Just like their photos, the beverages are just as beautiful. Perfect for a day of zoning out outside or cuddling up indoors, the flavor profiles offer something for everyone: coconut lime, blood orange, black cherry, peach ginger, pomegranate hibiscus, and blackberry chai. I’ve tried and love them all. I have no favorites, because each is a mood; coconut lime is perfect for meditating at the beach, but blackberry chai is my go-to for relaxing in front of the T.V.

So what makes Recess so great? Why is it on our list of go-to products for tackling stress in 2020? It’s what’s inside the cans.

Recess combines hemp extract and adaptogens to promote a calm state of mind that helps you be more creative and productive. They use real fruit and functional herbs to create a rich flavor that’s low in sugar and calories, but doesn’t taste like it (it’s delicious and subtle).

The founders made Recess to help ease the ups and downs of these stressful modern times. Hemp and adaptogens interact with our body’s endocannabinoid system to help maintain equilibrium and homeostasis. Recess chose a specific group of adaptogens known for their ability to help manage stress and promote a feeling of calm and focus when you need it most (which is RIGHT NOW). What you’re left with can only be described as a feeling: calm, cool, collected.

That’s right, they canned a feeling.

Best described as an antidote to modern times, each can of Recess is a moment to reset and rebalance. It’s become a grocery staple, and has replaced harmful coping substances like alcohol. We are happy to have a helpful, healthy beverage that actually assists us in our goal of managing stress and restoring a healthy balance.

Do you need help tackling stress in 2020? Give Goldmine and Recess a try. I promise you’ll be thankful.

For a limited time, use LAWEEKLY10 for a discount on Goldmine orders and LAWEEKLY15 for Recess.

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