My Wellness Journey.


Over the years, I've shifted my perception of caring for myself as not a selfish act but an act of self-love. If you know me, you've seen my shares on my self-care rituals and wellness experiences on this VISUAL DIARY and my Instagram. In my early twenties I had digestive and general imbalances. When western medical doctors couldn't alleviate any of my symptoms, it led me to seek out holistic ways of healing. Since I started on my wellness journey over 5 years ago, I've integrated a deeper understanding of how to attain physical, spiritual and emotional wellness. I've learned so much from holistic healers, wellness experts, intuitive guides and a supportive community. I still suffer from imbalances as my Ayurvedic constitution is prone to being out of balance. Now I have a deeper compassion and patience with the process cultivated from integrating Ayurveda, practicing my morning tea + meditation ritual, reading Buddhist teachings, and doing self-care practices. I'm so grateful to receive so much insight and support. I wanted to share my personal journey in Wellness.

Although my profession is in creative content and production, you maybe surprised to know I have a Bachelors degree in Public Health. My early intention was to work for a non-profit to help solve healthcare issues and alleviate diseases at a community level. After pivoting careers from health to fashion design to finance and to my current role as photographer and consultant, I still have this desire to promote wellness. Wellness has been a trending topic the past few years. This Vogue documentary on wellness is actually a really entertaining and accurate portrayal of the wellness world in Los Angeles. For me the definition of wellness is honoring yourself through rituals, connection with your highest self, nature and community. It is deeper than doing yoga, consuming green smoothies and supplements. It's balance in physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. After diving deeper into my wellness journey last year and investing in both inexpensive and luxurious wellness experiences, the practices that truly aligns me is rooted in tradition and strengthening intuition.

My formula for wellness includes a combinations of daily rituals:


I've been journaling for years but did not start doing it daily until someone recommended I write morning pages upon waking up. Writing out 10-15 minutes of stream of consciousness significantly improved my days. I continue to write daily and it's one of my favorite forms of self-care. In Ayurveda, my constitution is Vata Pitta, which essentially means I'm highly prone to anxiety and over-thinking. Prior to writing daily, I would journal sporadically documenting what I wanted to call in or what I was struggling with. I'm very solution focused to all my problems but writing daily gives me perspective and gratitude for just being. Daily journaling supports me in a therapeutic way and is the foundation for creating space to manifest what I'm calling in.

Tea + Meditation

My life has been transformed since integrating tea and meditation. Tea is my heart and soul medicine. It allows me to connect inward, provide clarity and strengthen my intuition. Allowing stillness through tea + meditation is also a beautiful way to start my day. My first tea experience started on a spiritual retreat in Kauai. I'm extremely lucky to have my own personal tea practice, share the way of tea with loved ones and sit in ceremony with my tea community. 

I attended my first meditation class in 2010 at Against the Stream. My boyfriend has been a student of the Dharma for over a decade and to have him as a spiritual partner and lover has helped me become a more mindful human being. Meditation was something I did not easily integrate until more recently in the past few years. It's been a journey but the more I practice meditation, the more I have clarity. The mind and ego creates delusion. To practice non-attachment with our thoughts and expectations is truly the key to end suffering. It's easier said than practiced. But I continue to practice meditation to cultivate happiness and equanimity even in discomfort.


I have been integrating Ayurveda for a year now and its changed my life. Ayurveda is defined as the science of life. Although it probably seems to be trending more recently, this science is over 5,000 years old and is essentially a manual on how to live and align your life based on your prakriti or body constitution. The simplest way I can describe my journey with Ayurveda is that it's a way to align with nature. I've been able to shift my diet sleep, energy, digestive, and spiritual wellness through Ayurveda. A big part of Ayurveda is that food is medicine. I practice mindful consumption where I connect with my food. One way is by honoring those who grew and farmed the foods, packaged and delivered it. I try to cook at least one meal a day at home. When you cook a meal with positive energy and intention, you're able to fully digest and consume with intention. Sometimes I'm not able to cook at home due to work or travel, so I still honor the source of the ingredients and share gratitude for the meal before consuming it. Also best not to work or look at my phone while I'm eating. There's so many other ancient Ayurvedic self-care rituals I have learned but food was what drew me in. I also practice Abhyanga self oil massage and tongue scraping. Being consistent with your dinacharya or routine is suggested for all dosha types. My health and wellness is still a work in progress, but I've been patient with the process. Connect with nature and find harmony within is a process especially while living in this fast-paced modern world.


Living in the mecca of wellness of Los Angels and working with conscious brands has given me the opportunity to try a lot of different wellness experiences. Sometimes I need extra support and thankfully I have a community of healers, wellness resources, and spiritual events in my city. I'm also very lucky to have a supportive relationship, family, friendships and community. I truly believe that we are all connected and as ancient traditions would prescribe 'connection to community is what keeps us healthy. So grateful to share my personal journey and today will be taking over The Moment's Instagram for my #MOMENTOFBEAUTY. Follow along @themoment where I share what beauty means to me and my personal self-care, wellness and spiritual practices.


I'm so grateful to be able to have the connections I have in my personal and professional life. I wanted to honor all the women who have inspired me and supported my journey. THANK YOU...


To my tea sisters, your presence and open hearts support my purpose and healing. I am so grateful to each and everyone of you and will always be available to support you.

To all the amazing women I get to work with EVERYDAY! You take risks, run companies, have babies, consciously choose ethical ways of producing, and choose me to represent your brand through photography, strategy and production! Thank you for trusting in my creative eye and expertise. 


To all the women I had the pleasure of connecting with at Workspace Oasis - a women's coworking + wellness container I created last year. Thank you for showing up for yourselves and opening your hearts so authentically. Seeing you connect with each other and finding my own community within has been so nourishing.

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To all my healers and expanders, you support my wellness and spiritual journey. Thank you for being so generous and holding space for others. You inspire me to do the same for myself.

There are so many other women to mention who have come before me. Strong female leaders who suffered and fought back for us women today to get to live the life we get to live. Thank you for your contribution.

Today is a day I get to celebrate and reflect the many ways I am so blessed to live the life I get to live. I owe it to the women I surround myself with. Thank you so much! I am honored to be in service, contribute and support the feminine rising. 

With Immense Gratitude,




Like most people in our fast-paced modern world, I receive so much sensory stimuli everyday. As a photographer, I have this heightened sensitivity where I am aware of the visuals and details all around me. Not to mention my extended use of my phone and computer for work and pleasure. I've had experiences of visual fatigue from consuming so much information, sounds, ideas, etc. I've cultivated self-care practices to reset from the noise with my daily tea and meditation practice. Sometimes I need extra support on busy weeks where I have back-to-back meetings, shoots and deadlines for deliverables.


When I received an opportunity to try my first float experience at PAUSE FLOAT STUDIO in January, I carved out a time to reset my overly stimulated senses on a busy work day. My float experience felt like I was floating on a cloud. I eased into full sensory deprivation by having the blue light on my little float capsule with meditative music. Then dropped in and had it completely dark and without sound. I focused on my breathing as I mindfully watched my planning and fleeting thoughts. I integrated that stillness the remainder of the day float. After my float session, I got to wind down and drink my friend's tea NEAKITA. The staff at float are so friendly and supportive. The experience from stepping into the studio and after is truly worth it and highly recommend!


As a way of GRATITUDE for the amazing experience I get to receive and document, I wanted to offer a wellness gift to my community. I partnered with PAUSE FLOAT STUDIO to gift one person their first float session. To enter, follow @kristine.lo + @pausefloatstudio and tag a friend in the comments. Will be picking a winner next Wed March 7th!

Wellness Diary: Wulai, Taiwan


After a beautiful ten day tea + zen retreat in Taiwan, I gifted myself a luxurious wellness experience to gently integrate back to the real world. As I've mentioned in my Tulum Wellness Travel Diary, gifting myself with the experience of travel is the ultimate act of self care. Traveling solo has become my annual ritual. Being able to create space for myself has been a beautiful expansive journey to strengthen my intuition, deepen my connection within and nourish my creative spirit. My intention is to share how I create this sacred space through my recent wellness experience in Taiwan.


After researching several enticing destinations in Taiwan, I decided to explore Wulai Hot Springs for its close proximity to Taipei. I made my 24-hour adventure in Wulai worthwhile with a visit to one of the most beautiful resorts, VOLANDO URAI SPRING & SPA RESORT. I had afternoon tea and a light lunch the day I arrived and got to experience a beautiful sound ceremony by the river. Two artists performed on a platform elevated above the pool that overlooked the lush mountain side backdrop. The ceremony was performed in harmony with nature with the visual elements in synchronicity with the natural sounds of water, wind and rain. Across the river echoed sounds that also became part of the drumming ceremony. It was magical. Coming from a spiritual retreat with heightened sensitivity and a year-long journey connecting with nature, this visual art + sound experience resonated so much with my creative spirit.  


The next day I indulged in a wellness session at Volando's Dasha Spa. I booked a massage with a hot spring bath. The spa room was so dreamy with a stunning view of Wulai river. Helen, my lovely practitioner, gave me an intro to Chinese medicine's 5 element theory (Earth, Water, Fire, Wood, Metal). I picked an essential oil based on my 'intuitive choice' (eyes closed) which my inner LA Hippie appreciated. I started with a foot soak, then relaxed in the most luxurious bath that drew water from springs. I definitely felt a little extra during this self-care session but I always practice gratitude for these special experiences I receive. I could have stayed in that room forever but I had a 14-hour flight back to Los Angeles the next day. 


If you are traveling in Taiwan, I highly recommend visiting Volando resort in Wulai. As mentioned on my previous post, I will be consistently sharing my work, travel and wellness journey on this VISUAL DIARY with the intention to inspire conscious expansion through travel, wellness and experiences.




I have done a lot of things in the past few years that I’ve labeled as 'spiritual' but nothing in my life has been more divine than this day on a tea + zen retreat in Taiwan. This was the view as we hiked up and down a thousand steps to gather water from a temple while practicing noble silence. 

It became a practice of meditation as I carried the water jug, trying not to complain and possibly tainting the purity of the water. I recited the mantra 'my mind is pure, my mind is pure' with each step down. My body and spirit was so aware. In tune with everything. It opened me up. It got me feeling all sorts of feelings. Positive and negative. I cried into my bowl at a tea ceremony and had waves of uncomfortable, beautiful, pleasant, imperfect and emotional moments during the remainder of the retreat. Reflecting back, the lesson is that every moment difficult or pleasant is a chance to practice mindfulness. This experience has profoundly given me deeper meaning in my personal life.

There are so many sacred moments I prefer not to share publicly online because I believe in honoring some of our most precious moments to be experienced privately. I felt called to share this experience because I don’t want to paint a picture of my journey as all positive. The visuals are only slices of my real life. My life is far from perfect and not always positive - in case that is what it may seem. I create content and passionately document my work, travel, spiritual and wellness journey. Sometimes it feels so vulnerable to share moments of my life. However, I've seen the beautiful ripple effects that sharing my personal journey has translated into meaningful connections in real life. My intention will always be rooted in what I consciously create and do that lead to genuine, meaningful contribution for the collective good. As part of my practice, I have set the intention this year to be more consistent sharing on my VISUAL DIARY- to deepen this connection to myself and to my community. I am in deep gratitude if you have felt any ounce of inspiration from my creative work or experience. 

Conscious Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, I wanted to support the conscious community I’ve been so blessed to have connected with this past year. Because I’m so deeply moved by brands rooted in intention, I’ve curated a holiday gift guide to share my recommendations for conscious gifts featuring intentional products and holistic experiences.


My friend and creative soul sister, Kristen Flores, created Muse Bath a conscious company offering intentional products for deepening your self-care rituals and intentional life. Her background in herbalism and media birthed this beautiful brand that I adore. Each product is handmade in Long Beach, California poured with love + intention.

My favorite Muse Bath apothecary: Gratitude Mist, Manifest Mist, New Moon Bath, & Full Moon Bath.

She has generously offered a special 10% discount for my community. Please use code ”conscious10” at


Hannah Mills created this conscious collection of ancient tea blends with the intention for people to slow down and experience drinking tea while bringing balance and connecting back to earth. NEAKITA ingredients are sourced organic, fair-trade and ethically wild-harvested herbs. Made in Venice, California. In honor of mother earth, a tree is planted with each NEAKITA tea purchased. Each blend was formulated with a specific healing function and my favorites: Rose, Wisdom & Grace.

She has generously offered a special 10% discount for my community with the code ”conscious10” at


Tara Curran is a certified nutritionist with a loving and supportive approach to holistic health. She’s given me the guidance and self-care tools that I needed on my wellness journey through one-on-one work with her. Starting January 7th, she will lead an amazing group nutrition program that includes nutritional education, support in digestive health & balancing hormones, meal plans, and self care tools for lasting habits.

She’s generously extended a 10% code for the UNCOVERED group nutrition program. Use code “Gratitude10” here.


I’ve been going to Hayley Wood for my monthly holistic facials for almost a year now. I always look forward to her warm and supportive approach to skincare. Her sessions feel like therapy hence the ‘therapeutic’ name. Her knowledge of skincare and products is vast and each session leaves me feeling both an external and internal glow. I cannot recommend Hayley enough to everyone. Book a session on


Met the founder of Wild Omen at Mercado Sagrado a few years ago. She is a beautiful spirit and holds a deep reverence to nature. This is infused in her gorgeous batches of raw chocolates. She produces her intentionally made chocolates in Taos, New Mexico using organic, wild-crafted ingredients by hand and stone.

I love all her chocolates but my favorite is definitely the WILD ROSE raw chocolate. Made with cacao, wildflower honey, cacao butter, wild roses, wild nettle and sea salt. Available for purchase on

In Studio w/ MUSE BATH


Lovely Sunday from a few weeks ago spent @museyoursoul's studio. She recently released her new @musebathPeace Ceremony line in collaboration w/@easytobreathe 🌿✨

As a former fashion brand owner, I appreciate brands that create products with intention and CEO's that make conscious decisions. There's always the traditional way of being successful that focuses only on the bottom line without regard for having a purposeful presence. The companies that I see as successful impact you in a deep, meaningful way and customers will support its financial growth. This topic is something I feel so passionate about and so grateful to practice this in my own work 💛Also feeling so lucky to work with conscious brands and owners that nourish not only my creative purpose of visual storytelling and authentic marketing but creates work that impacts the collective good. Thanksgiving is over but I'm still#gratefuleveryday 🙏🏼



It's not about the precious teaware but the practice.

To put things to perspective, while in NY I drank my tea in a paper cup for four days. Not being in my sacred space at home or not having my tea ware didn't stop me from my practicing my sacred ritual. 〰
I've always consciously had a cup half full mindset. The gratitude I have for what I currently have creates space to receive what I am manifesting. Without any expectations, I received a beautiful Kyusu from my love earlier this week and yesterday gifted myself new tea bowls from @puerhbrooklyn.

This morning at home, I filled and emptied my cup. I've gained far more than aesthetically beautiful teaware. The wisdom, clarity and intuition from my daily sadhana is the gift. I'm sharing this not to be preachy but with the intention to influence a daily practice. Whether its meditation, journaling, reciting mantras, yoga or sitting & drinking yourself something sacred before that daily scroll on this app we love.#elevatedandaligned



AUTHENTICITY is defined as the quality of being genuine. I believe we all have our interpretations of what authentic truly means especially in the digital space. As a collective, I believe we all strive to be genuine even though content we share on social media are curated + filtered constructs of our real life. 〰 Through a daily mindful practice and inward journey, I'm grateful to have discovered my own expression of what it truly means to be genuine both online and in real life. As you may have observed this year, I've shared my experiences visually and through (extended) written captions on Instagram as well as on my digital diary. For me the focus isn't to have more likes, comments or increase my engagement. I share to influence others and offer something meaningful outside of this digital space. As I consciously choose to practice what I promote, I wanted to offer an experience for others to go inward and discover our intention behind why we create the content we share online. Whether this relates to the personal experiences we share on social media to connect deeper to our community or to influence others to purchase products or to be transparent about our business. Communicating through authentic visual + written content is available to us all. You don't have to be visually creative, a content creator, or a digital marketing expert to be able to create authentic content. We all possess the conscious creator within 🙏🏼✨

This Sunday 10/22, @museyoursoul and I are co-teaching our#ConsciousContentWrkshp @wmn_spaceto inspire a mindful + hands-on approach to content creation and authentic expression in the digital space. Our intention is to align our digital and real life presence through meditation, discovery, shooting flat lays + portraits and connection to community. This workshop includes a gift from@musebath, portrait session w/ me, tea served by @neakitaorganicgoods and food by @sorellacollective 🌿✨Link in bio to reserve your spot.



So excited to announce this creative offering I've been manifesting this year 🙏🏼 ✨I've been so blessed to create content for a living and to experience + share my spiritual journey on this amazing platform. I wanted to offer an elevated creative experience for this amazing community. On Sunday October 22nd, I will be co-leading a Conscious Content Creation Workshop w/@museyoursoul @wmn_space. Our combined experience creating content + building brands for several years has been so nourishing due to our conscious intention and connection within. 〰 This workshop will inspire creative expression and intention in your digital and real life presence. Through meditation, discovery, and content creation, we will guide you in a mindful and hands-on approach to create authentic content to share in the digital space. 〰 Link in bio for more info 🙏🏼🌿


Living in Alignment



So grateful to have spent a beautiful weekend immersed in deep spiritual consciousness through self care rituals, ceremonies and gathering in community. This all sounds super woo-wooh ✨and I feel called to continue to share my personal experiences because I am consciously choosing 'to practice what I preach' and inspire through my digital platform. The more I integrate (or invest) in my self care practices, daily meditation and connection to community, the more I've grown my business.

My intention is to create a unique container for others to also feel in alignment with their work, wellness and community. To promote investing in experiences that nourish your self care and your work.

I've been gifted with the amazing opportunity to co-create elevated experiences for women through@wrkspc_oasis. To merge what seems like two opposite parts of our lives- our work and our self care - is possible. The intention has manifested in my own experiences and the feedback we've received from women experiencing our past #wrkspcoasis days is proof we can invest in ourselves and also find success in our work. As we transition out of Summer and into Fall, it's a beautiful opportunity to bring a shift and balance in our daily lives. 〰
So excited and honored to host our 6th WRKSPC Oasis this Thurs 9/28. Please join us for an elevated day of working, connecting, & meditating with a community of supportive women 💻👯🙏🏼🌿✨ Portion of the tickets will support the large container that supports us all 🌏@charitywater @kissthegroundca@oceana 🌻🐋🌊

Post originally on @kristine.lo