Kiss your friends’ faces more
Destroy the belief that intimacy must be reserved for monogamous relationships
Be more loving
Embrace platonic intimacy
Use emotionality as a radical tactic against a society which teaches you that emotions are a sign of weakness
Tell more people you care about them
Hold their hands
Tell others you are proud of them
Offer support readily
Take care of the people around you
Happy Valentine’s Day, loves. Tag someone in the comments who needs to hear this. Every moment is a chance for radical self-expression, self love, and freedom of expression to love those around us. Race, gender, sexuality, romantic status — none of it binds us. I know there are moments in time and places in the world where we certainly feel limited, but we need to remain tender. Take this moment to offer some love and kindness to someone who needs it. ❤️
P.S. Check the Hebrew on the McDonald’s behind me and the salty drips on my hair and skin from the Dead Sea. 💦
Shirt I wear literally every day by @publicmyth ✨
The Dead Sea has a salt content of over 33%. To put that in perspective, oceans have a salt content of about 3.9%. 💦💀
The Dead Sea is called “dead” because larger organisms, such as frogs and fish, can’t survive in the high salt content. But certain bacteria and microorganisms have found a way to adapt and survive! What’s more, there are pockets of freshwater popping up under craters scattered around the base of the Dead Sea. And there are microorganisms and bacteria that are thriving in the freshwater pockets AND the intense salt water! That’s unheard of. According to a study in National Geographic, “there is no such documented species that exists that could fit this bill.” But it now exists.
While in Israel, I learned that the information being derived from these organisms is helping with the development of new medicines. From death comes life. Miraculous.
And yes, I floated in the Dead Sea! You just lay back... 🐡🐠🐟🐬🦀
Dancer Pose over Jerusalem... Hand on my heart, breathing in the history.
Edited with the new presets @kikhaly and I are developing for you...! Swipe to see the before. ~~>
Favorite joggers by @avomuse
Thinking about my time in the mystical city of Tzfat. I’ve been pretty much nonexistent online for over a week, been recovering from this cold that hit me so hard on the plane ride home from Israel... But every time I look back on these photos, it brings me back to the magic of walking around, being enchanted by every door and archway, wandering down alleys, all the shades of blue, visiting art galleries, the spiritual energy buzzing through the city. ✨🇮🇱
First photo of me edited with my new preset pack from @kikhaly... We’re developing something fun for you guys. 😏 I’m learning Lightroom and am so excited for more sophisticated photo edits.
Fluffy coat that carried me through my entire trip to Israel from the one and only @aloyoga#beagoddess
Still working to kick this jet lag post-trip, this little cold, and the crunchiness in my body after backpacking across Israel for 10 days...
A 10-hour time difference is no joke, plus a 15-hour flight home, oh my goodness. I keep conking out at 6pm and waking up in the middle of the night.
Thanks to #PostmatesFresh for letting me order cold-pressed juice, hot tea, ginger, lemon, all the things I need to revive myself ASAP. And I don’t even have to leave the house. 😛👁💋🎊
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Wearing @avomuse bra and leggings! 🥑
BACK IN LA! What a way to start my birthday, on the tails of this incredible adventure to Israel. After 10 days of backpacking all over Israel with 39 other people, climbing mountains daily and covering an insane amount of ground, I can tell you one thing — my tolerance for chaos is way higher than I originally thought. 🤪
What an honor to get to know on a personal level the specific kind of crazy 39 separate people keep locked away in their hearts. I’m number 40, and they welcomed me in with open arms and minds.
There’s so much to unpack...I mean this emotionally and mentally, as I actually packed my suitcase pretty light. Expect lots of photos from all over Israel to be appearing on my grid for the next few weeks.
I have to add, thanks to all of you for loving me and showering me with support all of these years. My greatest adventure is this life with all of you. Thank you. Thank you for the birthday wishes. Thank you for all the love. I love you. 🎊
A little tea and some early morning yoga flows... I’m writing this in the air on a 13 hours flight to Israel. I’ve never been before! My body is feeling stiff and restless, but I’m excited for adventure. 🇮🇱
A little stretch, a little #questforthepress... Finding a bit more progress as I work to stack my hips over my body. We’re all seeking some balance that works in our own way — like with these 🍓 and 🍪 from #PostmatesFresh, because why not? Get whatever groceries make you feel nourished from the inside out delivered in 30 mins. You can use my code ERINZFRESH to get $10 off your first Fresh order from @Postmates.
Remember to nourish all sides of yourself. It’s a process — one that requires patience and a willingness to learn the hidden parts of yourself. Stillness when you need it, movement when you need it. Alone time and introspection when you need it, community and support when you need it. Healthy fruits and vegetables when you need them, a little treat when you need it. Safe travels, loves, wherever your heart takes you. Here’s to exploration — both inward and out into the world. ♥️
Wearing my current favorite Rosewater shade from @aloyoga.
Music by @sebwildblood
This is my Mama, Kathy. She is the best person. I know I look dead in this photo, but I swear I am living. She keeps me the most alive and full of love and light, and I hope (and believe) I do the same for her. Her birthday was a couple of days ago (on Jan. 3rd!), and I forgot to post anything about it because we were just hanging out and having such a good time. And I think she looks so good in this dress and in this photo (all gussied up at my movie premiere last year), so here it is. I love you, Mama. The most. My best friend. Happy birthday. 🎂👭
P.S. She’s an incredible musician and writes beautiful, insightful, haunting original music. Her first album is nearing the end of production (!!!!!), so please follow her for updates and links to purchase/stream once it’s available!!!! @kathysandersmusic
Happy New Year, l o v e s. Let’s make the choice to shed some skin, shed what dulls us...and shine brighter, feel all the pain, learn from it, grow from it, look inward with respect, and allow it to let us look outward with clarity, with hope, with fire, with big eyes. The bigger you open your eyes, the more light they let in.
L e t t h e l i g h t i n. ✨
I can’t be the only person still listening to Christmas music, right? 👽 My mom dug up these records from her collection and we’re sitting around all snuggly.
We literally didn’t leave the house yesterday... Sat around watching movies and eating all the groceries in the house. Today (thankfully), we got groceries delivered from @postmates new #PostmatesFresh, because I’m not ready to leave the house yet. You can get tea, berries, hot cocoa, avocados (🤤🥑) all delivered within minutes. So you can dance around in your socks and listen to records all day. Use my code ERINZFRESH to get $10 off your first Fresh order!
Speaking of avocados, comfiest joggers ever by @avomuse 🥑❤️
Thinking about all of you... We are all on this journey together. Each moment, we wake up to who we are, and we have the choice to learn from each experience or be swallowed up by it. And that applies to the “good” experiences as much as it does to the “bad” ones. I’ll admit first, I’m definitely not perfect. I slip up. But I try to learn from everything. This year has been very transformative for me, waking up to all the possibilities that life has in store for me, the work I’m capable of putting in, what is right under my nose — but I have to be awake to it.
You have to be awake for what is here for you, too. It’s all here for you, b a b e. Open your eyes. 👁
Merry Christmas Eve, loves. Happy holidays. Whatever you celebrate. I celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas. Love to you, no matter what lifts you up. 🕎 🎄
Cozy flows when my body starts out so stiff and cold, it doesn’t even feel like it wants to move. It really is during these moments, when we don’t want to show up, that we’ll be serving ourselves best to put in the work.
@Postmates has a new thing, #PostmatesFresh, for when you need groceries, odds and ends (really whatever) and you can’t bring yourself to leave the house. They’re all carefully curated, locally-sourced, delivered literally within minutes. Fresh fruits and veggies, hot tea, a soy candle — and suddenly, I’m warmed from the inside out and can get back to taking care of myself. Use my code “ERINZFRESH” to get $10 off your first Fresh delivery! ❤️
song “figures” by @si_bonobo, wearing @aloyoga
Breathe into this moment.
This is the only one that matters.
Learn from the moments that came before without lingering on them.
Prepare for the moments to come by being as real and present as you can be here, and now.
Feel the uncertainty sweep over and be washed away.
I love the puzzle of bouldering — it requires me to think logically about the problem at hand, but also about how my specific body works with it — my size, my muscular strength and endurance, my flexibility, how to use my overall strengths to move past areas that hinder me (for example, the fact that I’m only 5’2”, and my wingspan fingertip-to-fingertip is only 5’ 😂).
I love controlled actions — moving with precision and fluidity. And then there’s the other aspect of bouldering for which I have so much respect: sometimes you just have to gather what you have, say “fuck it,” and swing like hell and hope you make it. And you had better COMMIT and gather all you have. Then take that leap of faith. And, chances are, you’ll fall 100x. (Well, I guess I should just speak for myself. 🤷🏻♀️)
Learning to swing and leap with all I can gather is a deep gift bouldering has helped me embrace with just a little less discomfort, a little more willingness. ❤️🧗🏻♀️ #girlswhoclimb
✨ rosewater bra - favorite new color from @aloyoga’s cozy holiday line, I’ve seriously been wearing this baby every day (the matching leggings are too nice for bouldering 😂)🧘🏻♀️
When you smell the stuffing/sweet potatoes/turkey/pie/vegan roast/whatever is your favorite dish in the oven.
Happy Thanksgiving, loves. I’m deeply grateful for all of you. Tell me in the comments your favorite Thanksgiving dish and something you’re grateful for! 🦃❤️✨
(Highlight by @clecosmetics ✨✨)