April 2020

Kristen Sonntag of Sunday Diamond - Part II: The Maker

How do you start your day?

My morning begins with my husband and son and your typical weekday family dynamic. I work from home so I may dive right in to email or filling orders. On a good quiet day where I’m taking care of myself, I’ll exercise with a brisk walk around the track if the weather is nice, followed by meditation, journaling, and a little tarot.

Do you have a morning / evening ritual?

When I’m in a good meditation groove, I will sit for 10-20 minutes every morning, sometimes self-guided, sometimes incorporating chanting.

What is your daily skincare routine?

At night I use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and rosehip oil.

Do you have a daily wellniss routine?

The heart of wellniss for me is creative expression. Any day where I can make music, even if it’s just playing guitar for 15 minutes, is time well spent and provides a reserve of contentment for me.

What is beauty product or tool you can’t live without?

A great night’s sleep. I love Monk Oil and Fat & the Moon’s All Cream.

What do you do for R&R when you need to reboot?

Time in nature, which is difficult and rare in the city. If I take a few seconds to look up at the clouds that can provide a little reset. Laughs with close friends and date nights are great.

What are your must-haves when traveling?

This is a real mom answer, but - refillable water bottle, healthy snacks, and comfortable shoes. A map (okay a phone) and recommendations for good food and fun.

What selfcare advice would you have given yourself 5 years ago?

Slow down; multitasking is overrated.

Do you have any beauty / wellniss advice for our followers?

Be kind to yourselves, and take time to connect with nature. In the silence is where we can create space to work through life’s difficulties. When in doubt, breathe. Do what makes you happy!