This month's Odacité Kind of Girl is the founder and CEO of Unplug Meditation, the world's first drop-in secular meditation studio. It is our pleasure to introduce the beautiful Suze Yalof Schwartz. She is also the author of Unplug: A Simple Guide To Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers, and the creator of the Unplug Meditation App.
In 2012, Suze learned a three-minute meditation that changed her life forever. Prior to this, she was a fashion editor and "makeover guru" working at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour Magazine with regular appearances on GMA, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, and more. Once she discovered meditation, she was determined to keep doing it but she could not find a place to easily learn and practice. After taking hundreds of hours of classes, reading every book possible, and listening to podcasts and lectures from the world's most famous meditation teachers, Suze realized that meditation needed a makeover and she was the one to do it. Suze's mission is to make meditation simple, accessible, powerful and interesting enough so that everyone will want to practice it and experience the benefits for themselves.
We had the lovely opportunity to catch up with the modern meditation guru and chat about her daily life, her latest wellness obsession and what she does to keep her creative juices flowing....
|If I had to describe myself in 3 words…||Optimistic camp counselor.|
|My alarm is set for…||I don’t need an alarm - I wake up naturally at 5am.|
|I cannot start my day without…||A Priming Meditation: I get quiet for 7 minutes then ask myself 1. What do I want to accomplish today, 2. How do I want to feel, 3. What can I do to move towards my goal 4. What am I grateful for? Then I go wake & hug my three sons.|
|You can always find in my fridge…||Apples and peanut-butter but on a great day it would be the Elissa Goodman Soup Cleanse. I loved it so much I am about to do it again!|
|My favorite workout is…||The Peloton - I have one at home and it is so easy!|
|My latest wellness obsession is…||The Unplug Meditation App. It has everything I love! Aromatherapy, crystal healing , hypnosis, guided imagery and meditation from 1 minute to 45min. I designed it for myself.|
|The last book I read was…||The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt|
|My favorite way to relax is…||Playing a meditation video from the Unplug Meditation App. I literally lock myself in my car in the grocery store parking lot and bliss out everytime!|
|To get my creative juices flowing I...||open instagram and surf keywords. My latest favorite # is #styledstockphotographers.|
|My definition of beauty is…||Confidence mixed with no makeup makeup & done undone hair.|
|The Odacité product I swear by…||Green Ceremony Cleanser. It’s like having a matcha on my face and feels so rich. I love the smell, consistency and the way it makes my skin look and feel after. It’s my favorite cleanser of all time!|
|My current mantra…||”Own your ripple.” The way we are effects everyone around us, so flow kindness whenever you can.|