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Hello, I’m
Jessie Quinn

Writer, Artist, and Reiki Master

Jessie Quinn is a journalist, artist, and certified Reiki Master Teacher who explores the power of creativity and how artistic expression and well-being intersect.

She began her writing career as a beauty editor, which quickly led her to cover health and wellness after discovering how much of beauty comes from within. Today, she writes across the beauty, wellness, fashion, entertainment, DIY, and lifestyle categories, and her words are published in NYLON Magazine, Forbes, Brit + Co, StyleCaster, Byrdie, Bustle, The Sunday Edit, and more.

When she is not writing and holding space for her Reiki clients, Jessie rejuvenates her mind and cleanses her energy through art. Some of her creative rituals include pottery, crochet, weaving, papier-mâché, and jewelry-making. In addition to her own creativity, Jessie gives back to the writing community as a volunteer mentor at WriteGirl , a Los Angeles-based organization that empowers teen girls through creative writing.

Currently, she is working on completing her meditation teacher certification through Chopra. You can learn more about Jessie’s work and endeavors at www.jessiequinn.com .

Articles

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Mind-Body Health

The Healing Benefits of Salt Water

It’s hard to imagine our world without salt. In fact, it would be impossible since salt — or, sodium, rather — plays such an important role in the human body’s natural functions, and in Mother Nature. “Salt is closely tied, along with water, to the origins of life and, thus has numerous enlivening properties,” says Chaye McIntosh, the clinical director at ChoicePoint. Beyond these properties and the essential role it plays in bodily function, salt is also incredibly healing for the mind, body, and spirit.

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A woman and her daughter painting a pot together
Personal Growth

How Embracing Your Inner Child Makes You a More Resilient Adult

When we are young, we are no stranger to resilience. As children, we are constantly trying new things — such as sports, games, and creative activities — meeting new people, and putting ourselves out there to form lasting friendships. But, as we get older and into adulthood, we start to lose a little bit of resilience. And, on top of that, we have a lot more responsibilities, worries, pressures, and roles than we did as kids.

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Personal Growth

DIY Wind Chimes

We could all benefit from a little more peace in our lives. And, one way to invite more calming energy into your home is through sound, particularly the relaxing sound of wind chimes. Much like attending a sound bath, listening to wind chimes can have a soothing effect on the mind, helping to lower stress levels and feelings of anxiety as well as improve mood. On top of inviting peace and relaxation into your space, wind chimes are also believed to attract positive energy and ward off back luck.

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Artist painting watercolor on easel
Meditation

Art as Meditation: In the Flow With Watercolor

Meditation isn’t just a practice of sitting in stillness, it’s a practice of presence, focus, flow, letting go, and freedom. And, in many ways, creating art can have the same effect. From pottery to dance, there are many ways to experience art as mediation. One way to get into that meditative state in art is through painting with watercolors. “The way watercolors practically have a mind of their own, blending together in unexpected ways, reminds me of how beautiful it can be to lean into the unknown and unexpected — not just in painting, but in your own life,” says watercolor artist Liv Lane.

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Hand writing in note pad in the sun
Personal Growth

7 Practices for Manifesting Creativity

As human beings, creativity is one of the most powerful energies we can tap into. After all, it is a natural part of who we are — which is why those who carve out time for creation often compare the process to meditation. “As we tune into our creativity, we are transpired to that transcendent space, the present moment, and that is where the magic happens,” says Sarah Bick, an artist and therapist who helps people through creative blockages. “Dwelling in the present moment is meditation, and a creative practice can feed the soul in the same way,” she adds.

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Blender with beets
Nutrition & Recipes

The Power of Beets: Add This Veggie to Your Smoothie for Grounding and Nourishment

With the busy, always-on-the-go, lifestyle so many of us have become accustomed to, it’s no wonder many turn to practices such as meditation, yoga, and even art as a form of grounding or recalibration. Grounding — which is also referred to as Earthing — is a therapeutic method that involves realigning the body and mind with the Earth’s energy. Certain exercises, practices, and even some hobbies can promote grounding feelings, but so can the food we eat.

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Mind-Body Health

How Shorter Workouts Can Bring Balance to Your Exercise Routine

Shorter workouts have taken over the at-home exercise space with everything from online yoga to Pilates to cardio classes being pared down to shorter increments. For many, this switch-up has been welcomed with open arms, making it even easier to get a workout into a jam-packed day. But, time isn’t the only reason why this workout trend has grown in popularity — it’s the efficacy of a shorter workout that makes it even more appealing.

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Laughing friends hugging
Mind-Body Health

Laughter for the Lymph: How Laughing Benefits the Lymphatic System

They say laughter is the best medicine and while that is certainly true for our mental health — laughing releases endorphins, which can boost the mood! — it’s also wildly true for our physical health. Laughing requires more oxygen intake so, in a way, it’s like its own form of breathwork. It can also even help temporarily relieve pain. But, perhaps one of the most interesting things about laughter is how it can help the body detox.

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African American father and daughter holding small seedling in garden
Mind-Body Health

Grounding in the Garden: How Planting Seeds Promotes Healing

Have you ever taken a walk through a garden and felt an immediate sense of relief? Spending time in nature is believed to have profound mental health benefits and manmade gardens are no different. Whether it’s a rose garden, herb garden, or vegetable garden, each can bring about feelings of peace and wonder — and have a grounding energy, too.

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Person practicing yoga at home
Mind-Body Health

Four Daily Rituals to Adopt for a Healthier Mind

Thinking about ways to take better care of ourselves can get particularly overwhelming. This is especially true in our modern world as we have access to so many beneficial practices that we might start to feel the pressure to do it all — but none of that is good for our mental health. Starting small with daily rituals vs. throwing ourselves to the wellness wolves is actually much more effective (and sustainable) in promoting a healthier mind while giving us the structure and organization that keeps us growing and progressing.

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