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Sydney Holland Shares Her Wellness Secrets

By Laura Eckstein Jones | April 17, 2020 | People

AS STAYING SAFELY AT HOME BECOMES A WAY OF LIFE, THIS L.A. GURU SHARES HOW SHE'S TAKING CARE INSIDE AND OUT.

The Urban + The Mystic co-founder relies on exercise, nutritious meals and the power of crystals to guide her healthy lifestyle.

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“Crystals are like the outlets in your home,” says Sydney Holland, co-founder of The Urban + The Mystic, the crystal-focused gifting brand she launched two years ago. “They’re sitting there waiting for you to plug into them and give you the power you need.” Holland first became a believer in the healing power of crystals after struggling to conceive, and now curates gorgeous giftable boxes, each with a specific purpose. The House Blessing Box ($330), for example, contains items perfect for creating a sanctuary: two rough rose quartz crystals for unconditional love, black tourmaline for protection, amethyst for positivity and tranquility, a handmade onyx bowl and more; while the Prosperity Box ($165) helps usher in a new perspective via malachite for transformation, citrine for prosperity and creativity, a journal and other inspiring items. “Our goal is to show people that you can be a modern human being and use rose quartz to call love into your life,” says Holland, who, along with exercise and a healthy diet, indulges in facials with Candace Marino and massages to stay balanced. “We’re showing people that crystals aren’t as far out as you may have once thought they were.”

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1. “I like to cook, but on the nights I need a break. My go-to is Crossroads Kitchen. The winter chopped salad is one of my all-time favorites!
West Hollywood, crossroadskitchen.com


2. “I make sure to get a workout in each day. I alternate between Gina or Brian’s class at SoulCycle, or yoga at Alo Sanctuary.” Alo, Palisades Village, aloyoga.com

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3. “I also like to work in some boxing at least once or twice a week at BoxUnion. It’s a really great workout and works different muscles than a gym class would.” Santa Monica, boxunion.com

4. “After my workouts I am usually starving, so I’ll stop by SunLife Organics and grab a keto smoothie. It’s delicious and gives me the energy boost I need to get through the day.” Palisades Village, sunlifeorganics.com


5.
“Depending on
the week, I try to book a massage or do some reiki at home. It’s a great way to recenter after work meetings.”



Tags: wellness

Photography by: portrait by Annie Shak; photos: food photo by Jakob Layman; boxing photo by Arisa Chattasa/Unsplash