APPS FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Headspace is a popular app that teaches users meditation tools + mindfulness practices in just a few minutes each day. The app features different categories//sessions to fit your mood + lifestyle, while also giving practical ways to incorporate mindfulness techniques into your everyday life — on + off the app.
Calm Harm is an app developed by doctors + based on a practice called Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT] that helps users to manage the urge to self harm. The app describes that “the urge to self-harm is like a wave,” so users ride a wave within the app by utilizing six categories of activities — comfort, distract, express yourself, release, random, + breathe.
Pacifica is more than another meditation app — it offers multiple tools to support those with anxiety, depression, or overall stress. This app is popular for its built-in mood tracker, goal tracker, + thought log, which allow you to monitor your progress over time. Another unique feature is that Pacifica has a support community within the app to share stories + advice.
Eternal Sunshine is a ray of sunshine through your phone with its 60s//70s aesthetic, array of sunflowers, + shades of yellows — just opening the app is sure to lift your mood! The app features meditations, along with its unique features of daily mantras, morning mindfulness, a blog, + a podcast! Eternal Sunshine is filled with all the *positive vibes* + inspiration.
It’s no secret that Insight Timer is one of our favorite meditation + mindfulness apps. ; ) The app is packed with thousands of free, guided meditations geared toward stress reduction, better sleep, + more! A cool feature of Insight Timer is that it tells you how many others around the world are meditating at the same time as you — another cool reminder that you are never alone!
*The fabulous you awaits* through the use of this app! Fabulous allows you to track healthy habits + make time for what really matters. After downloading the app, you’ll answer a series of questions gauging how you feel + what you’d like to work towards — after that, Fabulous generates habits that you can implement in your daily life to achieve your goals!
#SelfCare gives the illusion of taking a digital mental health day. The entire premise of the app is to allow the user to create a safe space by staying in bed all day! The one + only goal of this app is pure relaxation. Users can utilize different functions, like deep breathing or playing short games, such as petting a cat + watering a plant.
Shine is a female-focus self-care app that helps users “rest, heal, + grow through difficulty.” It offers an inclusive community to connect with members + delivered motivational messages throughout the app. The app includes meditations, a daily mood tracker + a gratitude journal ++ as well as other activities for self improvement.
What’s Up [NOT the Facebook messaging system!] is a fantastic app designed to help users cope with depression, anxiety, + stress. It includes aspects of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) + ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) through different features such as a comprehensive diary to keep your thoughts and feelings together, positive and negative habit trackers + breathing techniques.
Moodfit is a free mental health app that is meant to help you ‘shape up’ your mood! There is a questionnaire with resources that will help you understand your symptoms + offers customization goals to help you meet your needs. There are daily reminders to help you stay on track. Over time, you’ll be able to understand what types of actions in your life affect your feelings—like how you sleep, eat, and exercise.
BetterHelp is an easy + convenient way to get help from a licensed therapist. There are over 20,000 therapists who are trained + experienced ready to help you when you need it. The therapists’ expertise ranges from depression to anxiety to family and couples counseling, + with the availability to choose your therapist, you are bound to find someone who fits your needs!
Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Granola
Purely Elizabeth is our favorite granola ever + this flavor tops our list of fav pumpkin flavored things! Run don’t walk to try it for yourself here!
Cocoa Butter Chapstick
Say goodbye to chapped lips this winter! Cocoa Butter is the BEST chapstick around + the only way to survive Chicago winters!
When Life Gives You Lulu Lemons
A novel spinoff of The Devil Wears Prada, this book is a fun + easy read during the holidays! Grab your copy here + let us know what you think with #CHAARGBookClub!
La Colombe Pumpkin Spice Draft Latte
La Colombe + Pumpkin Spice = all our dreams come true. Haven’t had a La Colombe draft latte yet? Your taste buds will thank us ; ) Grab a pack of 16.
The key to surviving cold + flu season! Vitamin C is our go-to supplement + these packets are perfect for when you’re on the run or traveling. Just add water + drink! Grab a pack here.
Kiehl’s Body Butter
With cooler weather comes dryer skin… but we’ve got you covered! This lotion from Kiehl’s is super moisturizing + a little goes a long way so it lasts forever!
NUMI Golden Milk Latte
Golden milk is full of health benefits, antioxidants, + is pretty much the ultimate cure for any fall blues! You can make it at home just by heating up milk of your choice [our fav is oat!] + adding a teaspoon of Numi’s Golden Latte Mix!
Finally hopping on the letter board trend! These can add decor to any space + you can easily change for the occasion. Grab one here!
Biena Chickpea Snacks
The cure for long study sessions — SNACKS. These roasted chickpeas from Biena are full of protein, delicious, + have a ton of different flavors [try: honey roasted + BBQ]
We’re obsessed with these lights! Perfect for wall decor or to frame a window/door frame in your apartment or dorm room. Grab them here!
There’s not much we love more than a good travel mug… + this one comes in CHAARG blue [+tons of other colors]! ; ) Grab one + take it to those 8AM classes with you. Find it here!
Butternut Squash Soup
The most underrated food of fall — Butternut Squash! There’s a ton of different ways to mix it into your meals but this soup from Minimalist Baker is our fav + so easy to make [plus it’s vegan/gf!].
This scarf is a Lululemon *classic* + has snaps so it can be worn a million different ways AKA it’ll never go out of style! They come out with new colors every season + you can see this year’s here.
Simple Mills Pumpkin Bread Mix
The Simple Mills obsession continues… with Pumpkin Muffins! They are gluten free + can be made vegan. A new fall essential. Grab a box + enjoy.
Blue Q Bag
Packing your lunch everyday can be a drag, so spice it up with a fun bag! The perfect buy for any meal prepper — find yours here.
The fix for tight muscles? A Lacrosse ball! Use it to roll out muscle knots + massage sore areas. Simple but VERY effective. Grab a pack of 6.
Capri Blue Candle
This candle will have your whole room smelling like Anthropologie in 20 minutes + last forever! Count us in! With different sizes + colors — it’s the perfect way to ring in fall. You can get yours here.
We can’t have a fall obsessions list without a fuzzy blanket! Target has great everything but their blankets top our list of essentials. Pick from their wide variety of colors here!
You Are A Badass
If you’ve ever felt stuck or wondered how to level up your life — this book is for you! It’s all about how to raise your vibration + stop doubting yourself [no surprise that we love it!]. Get your copy here!
The secret behind every successful woman — A PLANNER! Passion Planners are great because they have weekly//monthly reflections + you can map out the steps to achieve all your goals this year!
Once Upon A Pumpkin Cookbook
50. Pumpkin. Recipes. A true fall necessity! Even if you’re challenged in the kitchen — this book is full of simple [+ delicious!] recipes to get you in the fall spirit. Grab yours here + be sure to post your creations + tag @CHAARG on Instagram!
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter
Run don’t walk to Trader Joe’s because they have pumpkin EVERYTHING. Pancakes, almond milk, biscotti, salsa, + MORE. This pumpkin butter is one of our fav fall items but we’d recommend just getting one of everything 😉
RX Bar Nut Butter Packets
This is not a drill — RX Bar sells packets of nut butter. They are heaven. They are easy to throw in your bag for a snack. They are perfect in every way. You can even buy a pack of 3 flavors- Regular, Honey Cinnamon, + Vanilla [our fav!].
Aztec Clay Face Mask
Mix with a little water or apply cider vinegar + this clay mask will completely clear your pores! You only need 10 minutes for this mask to purify your skin + have it feeling silky smooth! Plus you only need a small amount so it lasts FOREVER.
We’ve been grabbing these *delicious* granola bars on busy days or to fuel up before a workout — they’re grain- + gluten-free, ++ are amazing crumbled up + sprinkled over yogurt. Grab them here!
Juice Beauty Cleanser
This one is also on our list of our favorite “green beauty” products here! We’re all for a clean cleanser that smells incredible. Check it out here!
Adidas Running Shoes
From running to class to running at the gym — these shoes are our go-to! Find them in tons of different colors… + get them in only two days ; ). Find them here!
Sanuk Flip Flops
We will be LIVING in these flip flops this summer. The bottoms literally feel like you’re standing on a really thick, cushy yoga mat… pure heaven! Grab them here — there are tons of colors to choose from!
Traveling this 4th of July? Say hello to our go-to road trip snacks. Sure, granola bars are great, but granola bites are a lot more fun ; ) Grab them in multiple flavors here!
This is a fun, easy read that anyone would enjoy. It tells of a boy’s search for “wordly treasure” that leads to a self-discovery journey… + ultimately, learns to listen to his heart + follow his dream. It’s such a great vacation book! Grab it here.
We love all TonyMoly face masks + this one is no exception. On Amazon, you can buy singles so you can try them all! Make sure you pick up one of the avo masks, they are so refreshing + hydrating for dry, summer skin. Check them out here!
Dealing with sore muscles from the #CHAARGBOOTYCAMP? ; ) We love this foam roller! The best part? It comes in CHAARG blue ; ) Grab one here!
Running season is hereee! There is nothing better than going on a run in the sunshine, but we hate finding little pockets in our leggings/tanks/etc. to store our things. This running belt holds EVERYTHING [+ even fits the iPhone plus!]. Check it out here!
If you haven’t tried a Perfect Bar, we promise you’ll be obsessed. Our favorite? Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter! These are a staple when you’re constantly on the go in the summer. Grab them here!
There is nothing worse than getting dehydrated after a challenging workout or a hot day. These tablets are a lifesaver when it comes to hydration. Plus — they taste AMAZING. Our go-to flavor is the strawberry lemonade. Grab them here!
CHAARG Water Bottle
Speaking of hydration… we’re a little biased, but the CHAARG Water Bottle is a serious obsession ; ). It’s glass [aka much easier to clean!] + can be carried easily with the top handle. Shop here!
Jojoba oil has so many uses + benefits! We use it as a makeup remover, hair mask [hellooo soft + shiny hair!], + in the summer as a moisturizer [more on transitioning your skincare routine to summer here]. Check it out here!
We’re obsessed with these notebooks — they’re perfect for journaling! The best part? You can select your own color/paper combo. Whether you love dotted, plain, or lined paper, you can grab a notebook with that paper style! Grab one here : )
One line a day journal
If you’re not into free-flow journaling + a notebook filled with empty pages intimidates you, try a one line a day journal! This journal has one line for every day of the year, for 5 years. The idea of this is that you can write down any sentence for the day + go back year after year to reflect + see what you’ve written in previous years! Check it out here.
Our team loves these cards [we even pick one every week at our team meeting ; )] — they are full of inspiration + words of wisdom to help you get through the week, or any challenging season of your life. Grab them here!
In light of Earth Day this week, we’re sharing an affordable [+ CHAARG blue ; )] tumbler! It also comes in two other sizes. Grab it here!
Dead Sea Mask
If you struggle with breakouts + clogged pores, we can’t say enough good things about this mask. Plus, the tub is huge + a little bit goes a long way, so it will last you a while! Grab it here : )
If you don’t know how much we love astrology + birth charts, now you know! Lauren from @themodernastrologer just contributed a guest post on the blog that walks you through how to read your birth chart [it is great for beginners!]. Check it out here!
Oatmeal Yogurt Bowls
In Instagram land, we saw @eatsbyames create an “oatmeal yogurt bowl” + we’re hooked. Adding yogurt to your oats will give you extra protein, probiotics, ++ spice up your typical oat recipe! PS — this is an amazing Instagram account to follow for recipes! She is a college student, so her recipes are quick + simple!
We’re sure you’ve seen these reusable, environmentally friendly bags in the kitchen ((we love them for storing produce + frozen fruit!)), but another use for them is traveling! If you’re worried about transporting your shampoo + beauty products on vacation, pack them in one of these! Order our favs here.