Cozy Concoctions, Virtual Workouts, and Other Sunday Rituals Keeping Us Sane

Cozy Concoctions, Virtual Workouts, and Other Sunday Rituals Keeping Us Sane

For some, Sundays feel more sacred now than ever. For others, weekdays now spill into weekends, everything transpires within the same four walls, and differentiating between the days has become a matter of “when did I last wash my hair?”

We took the temperature of four goop women from Los Angeles to New York to Dublin: How do we untether from the workweek? What kind of rituals, however small, can keep us company in the present moment?

  1. Megan O Neill


    senior beauty editor

  2. Hug in a Mug

    “All I want is comfort right now: abrupt midday hugs from my husband, steamy bedtime baths, and endless cozy hot drinks. This turmeric tonic from Golde is soul-warming, rejuvenating, and freaking delicious. Guzzling the creamy blend of turmeric, coconut, ginger, and black pepper from my favorite ceramic mug leaves me instantly soothed, encouraged, and grateful for all I have. It’s excellent mixed with frothy nut milk. I love the packaging, I love the other cacao and matcha blends Golde makes, and I love that the founder is a chic black woman living in Brooklyn, like I do.”

  3. Golde Original Golde Golde Original Golde
    Golde Original Golde goop, $29
  4. Vitamin Sea

    “Am I crazy that I think there’s a supplement that’s actually fun to take? I’m obsessed with the vegan omega-3 ones from Simris and eagerly down them with water every morning because they’re hot pink. Omega-3 fatty acids have many health benefits: They support healthy brains, eyes, and skin. Simris sources its DHA and EPA omega-3s from growing microalgae on a farm in Sweden—a genius way to counteract overfishing. Most omega-3 supplements come from fish, which are a source of omega-3 because they eat microalgae. And the alpha-linolenic acid, another omega-3 in Simris, is from cold-pressed flaxseed. The founder is an incredible woman who has a PhD in biotech and is a long-distance runner and vegan. I love everything about her brand, including that you will never burp fishy fumes after taking plant-based supplements.”

  5. Simris Algae Omega-3 Simris Algae Omega-3
    Simris Algae Omega-3 goop, $55
  6. Waste Management

    “I have a bunch of projects on my to-do list—beekeeping, learning to do splits, painting my Ikea bookshelf turquoise. But next up is to learn everything there is to know about composting and make my own compost pile in my backyard. In the US, food waste makes up 30 to 40 percent of the food supply, according to the Department of Agriculture—how insane. So my first step: Buy this sleek bamboo compost canister that sits on the kitchen counter.”

    goop, $180
  8. Sports Massage 2.0

    “I’m thankful for my new online morning yoga and Pilates
    routine, but god do I miss going to a workout class led by a
    real-life person and the galvanizing energy of the room. So
    when the sun is shining on Saturdays and Sundays, I’ll go for a long run outside, which helps me distinguish the weekends from the haze of weekdays and detach from my computer. Pre- and postrun, I massage out my hamstrings and butt, which just feels fantastic. I LOVE my husband, but his massages don’t get in there and work the bunched-up fascia and hard-to-get spots the way the Theragun does. I feel flowy and unstoppable after, like I could turn perfect cartwheels or lift my refrigerator. You can use this vigorous handheld massager anywhere, even if you live in a teensy New York City apartment—it doesn’t take up any space.”

  9. Theragun Theragun G3 Theragun Theragun G3
    Theragun Theragun G3 goop, $399



  2. Playing Defense

    “My husband and I feel incredibly lucky that we’ve been able to hunker down and work remotely from our spot in Venice. Now especially, have we both been doubling down on our second line of immune defense. Lately, our weekend mornings look a little something like this: Wake up, blast music while huddling around the espresso machine, load up on the wellness supplements, and throw down a couple of Perfect Attendance chews while frying up eggs. They’re packed with immune-happy elderberry, and the chewy blackberry flavor doesn’t exactly hurt, either. No really—we’ve been sneaking them throughout the day like candy because they taste so damn good.”

  3. goop Wellness Perfect Attendance goop Wellness Perfect Attendance
    goop Wellness Perfect Attendance goop, $55
  4. Go with the Flow

    “There are a lot of great online workouts out there, but there’s something hilariously relatable about Love Yoga’s live donation-based digital classes. Maybe it’s seeing eighty people downward dogging in their living rooms with pups and babies crawling around the screen. Or maybe it’s that Kyle Miller’s classes are fun and untraditional in the best way—there’s a real sense of community there, a void that needs filling right now. Plus, it’s a great way shake out all the stagnant energy from sitting all week—a little weekend ritual I look forward to doing. I like to roll out my mat in a warm spot in the sun, prop up my laptop next to my block, light up some palo santo, and ensure my crystal-infused water bottle is at arm’s reach. I’ll take all the good vibes I can get.”

  5. Glacce Amethyst Crystal-Infused Water Bottle Glacce Amethyst Crystal-Infused Water Bottle
    Glacce Amethyst
    Water Bottle
    goop, $84
  6. Blend, Spritz, Repeat

    “I think I was an apothecarist in
    another life, because I can’t get enough of my essential oils. And there are a thousand ways you can use them around the house. I just ordered this bottling kit and have already put it to work: The vitruvi grapefruit combined with tea tree oil and vinegar is a great citrusy solve for stinky yoga mats—my new yoga partner in crime can attest. I also love a heavily eucalyptus-misted shower session—there’s nothing like a good, steamy, spalike schvitz to get you going. And because we’re all longing for some outdoors time right now, I’ve been shaking a few drops of spruce and woodsy cedarwood into my diffuser every day to bring a little of the outside in. It’s a quarantine-friendly version of forest bathing.”

  7. vitruvi x goop goop Exclusive Stone Diffuser vitruvi x goop goop Exclusive Stone Diffuser
    vitruvi x goop goop Exclusive Stone Diffuser goop, $119
  8. vitruvi The Essentials Bundle vitruvi The Essentials Bundle
    vitruvi The Essentials Bundle goop, $50
  9. Getting Centered

    “I’ve been mourning the loss of my after-work ceramic classes at the Temple of Mediclaytion—an essential business for my mental health. Sometimes we all need a creative outlet to get away from blinking screens for a few hours. The other weekend I went ham on Blicks and ordered up a bunch of oven-bake clay to play around with at home. I ended up making a handful of pinch dishes to send to friends along with this Jacobsen salt and these sleek brass spoons as a pick-me-up—hey, everyone’s cooking, right? Who knows, a few more months of this and I might just convert our guest bedroom into a makeshift studio, pottery wheel and all—with more elaborate care packages to come!”

    Jacobsen’s Salt Co. CHEF JAR PURE FLAKE
    goop, $55


  2. Cocktail Hour

    “On a typical, nonisolating weekend, I would have been lucky to make it out to dinner and maybe a bar afterward. But now, in this Lyft-less land? I’m hopping from one virtual happy hour to the next with reckless abandon and have quickly found how easy it is to overdo it with alcohol. And I certainly didn’t imagine I’d ever get tired of wine. So I’m stocking up on the SkinTē. It’s great alone, but if I want to mix it in a drink, I can do that, too. I even sent the variety pack to a friend, so we can have our collagen-packed cocktails together on Zoom.”

  3. SkinTē SkinTē Collagen Sparkling Tea Twelve-Pack SkinTē SkinTē Collagen Sparkling Tea Twelve-Pack
    SkinTē SkinTē Collagen Sparkling Tea, Twelve-Pack goop, $68
  4. Studio Sessions

    “Working out at home has its challenges, so I’ve been doing everything I can to make the experience more user-friendly. It makes sense that everyone raves about the Manduka Pro—it’s the Cadillac of yoga mats. Some people like to break it in with salt because it’s a little slippery at first, but I actually like how it forces me to hold poses correctly. It’s also nice and cushy, a plus with all the be.come project I’ve been doing these days, which is a mix of dance, yoga, and Pilates. It’s a body-neutral program that’s only twenty-five minutes long, and it’s modern, beautifully shot, and set to the best music.”

  5. Manduka GRP Yoga mat Manduka GRP Yoga mat
    Manduka GRP Yoga mat goop, $128
  6. Larb Queen

    “The only thing that separates Sunday from Monday for me is all the indulgent food I get to make when I have twenty-four unrestrained hours to myself at home. I really miss going to eat at my favorite restaurants, like Night + Market, where the experience of dining is half the fun. So I’m relying on their cookbook to get me through for now—the vivid photos make it seem like I’m there—and I’m learning how to make pad see ew, larb gai, and the famous fried chicken sandwich.”

  7. Night + Market cookbook Night + Market cookbook
    Night + Market cookbook Bookshop, $32
  8. Play Your Cards Right

    “When Neel van Lierop came to goop HQ earlier this year, she did readings using her Inner Compass Cards. She created the deck when she was fresh out of a relationship and didn’t know what her gut was telling her. But she wanted to create something—not something that told her what to do but something that would help open her up to new possibilities. Learning how to listen to my inner voice is something I’ve been working on, so each morning I like to draw a card and sit with whatever comes to mind. It’s practice in quieting the noise so I can hear what my soul needs.”

  9. Inner Compass Cards Inner Compass Cards Inner Compass Cards Inner Compass Cards
    Inner Compass Cards Inner Compass
    goop, $55



  2. Ready to Roll

    “The Irish government allots me a two-kilometer radius and sixty minutes of daily exercise. I take full advantage of this small liberty, pounding the pavement and waving exuberantly at anyone I vaguely recognize. Once home, it’s time to roll. The affection I feel for my extra-long LoRox foam roller is not normal. I flip on one of the body whisperer’s videos and contort my tight-from-too-much-tech body for ten minutes. Then it gets weird. I lie with the roller vertical up my spine, to correct my horrific stooping, and practice breathing. The many wonderful wellness practitioners I encounter through this job tell me the shallow, frenzied panting I consider breathing is not good. So I diligently inhale meditative streams of air up my nose and whoosh it out through pursed lips for five minutes. I feel calm and oxygenated and bendy. To be repeated tomorrow, and the day after that.”

  3. OPTP LoRox Aligned Foam Roller OPTP LoRox Aligned Foam Roller
    OPTP LoRox Aligned Foam Roller goop, $45
  4. The One Cult
    Worth Joining

    “Yes, my skin is incredibly dry, and no, I will not drink more water. To compensate, I slather Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum all over my face every day. I know, I know, we’re like a Vintner’s cult, but that sh*t works. I love using my gua sha tool to slide the slippery oil over every wrinkle and contour of my face and neck—which makes for a nice lymphatic massage and is as close to multitasking as I get. Then for extra at-home facial vibes, I press my fingers firmly into the pressure points around my nose, under my brows, along my jaw, and up under my cheekbones. This facial massage manages to both hurt and feel extremely good at the same time.”

  5. Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum
    Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum goop, $185
  6. Home Brew

    “Come 9 p.m., I brush my hair and pour my witch’s brew, aka turmeric-ish tea, for Zoom, the host of tonight’s book club. In reality, book club is twenty women I’ve known for twenty years shouting over each other. No one read Fleishman Is in Trouble. Everyone has powerful opinions on TikTok. Back to the brew. I coined the scientific term ‘turmeric-ish’ because there are other goodies in the pot, like freshly grated ginger, dollops of raw honey, grinds of black pepper, and lemon juice. Pro tip one: Do buy whole turmeric root. Pro tip two: Pour the boiling water over the ingredients in a pot and let them steep for a few minutes to bring out the flavor. This Ayurveda-inspired tea is the color of fire and tastes spicy, sweet, and comfortingly earthy.

  7. Trendglas JENA German Glass Tea Cup with Strainer Trendglas JENA German Glass Tea Cup with Strainer
    Trendglas JENA German Glass Tea
    Cup with Strainer
    goop, $18
  8. A Cure-All Soak

    “It’s 2 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon: time to stew in the tub until my fingers crinkle and my face gleams. To encourage said stewing, I fling fistfuls—and I mean fistfuls—of goop’s ‘The Martini’ bath soak into the hot-as-I-can-handle water. Once the salts hit the steamy tub, a woodsy, floral scent fills the bathroom, and honestly, it’s like being enveloped in a warm hug. Before submerging, I smoosh raw honey all over my face using the back of a teaspoon and let it do its thing while I soak. What is a bath without a book? I use this cozy me time to mentally travel to faraway snowy steppes via Sophy Roberts’s gorgeously evocative The Lost Pianos of Siberia. After thirty minutes, I feel physically and emotionally reborn. Really. The knots across my shoulders have unfurled, the dull aches that creep up my lower back have gone mute, and my skin is extra glowy.”

  9. goop Beauty The Martini Emotional Detox Bath Soak goop Beauty The Martini Emotional Detox Bath Soak
    goop Beauty “The Martini” Emotional
    Detox Bath Soak
    goop, $35

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