Last Minute Gift Guide | Health + Wellness

1. I love tumblers + travel mugs (I know, so #basic) and this is the only brand I use! So many shapes, sizes, colors and they actually work!! Check out the new Curve design!

2. This copper coffee press is so luxurious. Plus it forces you to slow down and enjoy the morning!

3. For the hostess with the mostest! You know what they say - if it's not moving, monogram it!

4. This is my absolute favorite product. My ride or die. My deserted island item. The one supplement I must have. While you're at it, search the entire website - there's something for everyone!

5. I know this is a splurge item, but trust me it's revolutionary! Especially for morning smoothies, nut butters, soups and so much more!

6. No gift guide would be complete without adaptogens and supplements. Support small, women-owned business and shop from my girl Alyssa! She is so kind and knowledgeable and all her products are incredible! I especially love Reishi and Pine Pollen.

7. Yes, I included a planner because I believe organization is key to a calm mind which leads to a healthier life! Shop from my girl Ashley, another amazing #girlboss! I love all of her designs - so incredibly chic!

8. This not only the perfect gym bag, but it also works great as a weekender or carry-on! I picked it up in Black Cherry for myself ;)


Planning for 2018 | How To Do Year End Review | Part I

In case you missed it, I have a new group on Facebook called B Well by Mae B. Every month, I plan to host a free challenge to address various aspects of life and how we can, quite simply, live well. (Please join us, if you haven't already - it's free!) 

I asked the group to vote and we all decided that December's challenge should focus on planning for 2018. So we'll be discussing various areas throughout the entire month of December! I will not be posting everything here on the blog, so if you'd like to participate or just get the info, please do join the group!

Before we jump into goals & organization, let’s take some time to review 2017. 

That’s an extremely important first step! 

A few things to consider: 

1. What went right? Celebrate your wins & accomplishments!

2. What didn’t get finished?

3. What do you want to add to next year? (activities / projects / people / anything you want more of in your life)

4. How did you FEEL this year? 

5. What’s the most important area you focused on in 2017?

I encourage you to set aside about 20-30 minutes to think about these questions (and anything else you want to review) and actually WRITE down your answers. Writing is such a powerful tool for planning and manifestation! Feel free to comment below or in the B Well by Mae B group with any questions and share your answers if you'd like!

Here's to the best year yet!


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Tips To Have A Stress Free Thanksgiving + Holiday! Plus Discount Codes!

I'm so grateful for each of you and this amazing digital community we've built. The arrival of Thanksgiving means the holidays are officially here – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to quite a bit of stress.  But I'm going to ask you NOT TO STRESS. I know, I know easier said than done. I'm sure y'all have several party invitations collecting on your kitchen counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of braving the mall crowds to find gifts for your loved ones.  All of this, on top of your normal every day life and trying to stay a little bit healthy.  It can be overwhelming to say the least. But you all know the impact of stress on the body is so detrimental.
That's why I wanted to share some of my personal favorite ways to navigate this busy time of year and make this season a lot more enjoyable, less stressful and a time you will remember with fond memories.
Here are my top tips:
Put forth great effort to be present.  It can be difficult, I know.  It’s almost a reflex to pick up our phones and scroll through Instagram when we have a free moment.  One way I like to completely dodge this is to just leave my phone in another room.  Don’t even allow yourself the temptation to pick up your phone and disengage from communicating with your love ones.  When I’m feeling particularly scatter-brained, what really helps ground me is focusing on my senses.  What do I smell?  What do I hear?  What do I feel?  Stopping and thinking through what’s going on around you at that very moment really brings you into the present moment unlike anything else.  It’s a wonderful tool to use to dial in and be present – and is a great tool to use year-round, not just during the holidays! It's all about mindfulness!

Give up those expectations.  A lot of the stress we put on ourselves this season lies in the notion that we expect things to be perfect.  That’d be lovely, of course – but putting your entire extended family in one house is bound to have something go awry.  Therefore, dropping the expectations of perfection will allow you to be prepared for when something may spring up.  There is joy to be found in each situation, so even when things don’t go exactly as planned – spend your energy finding gratitude in your circumstances and enjoying as much of your time as you possibly can.  Tis the season!
Maintain your health routine as much as possible. If you get up in the morning to meditate, try to continue that throughout the holiday season. Love your morning smoothie? Just get up that extra 5 minutes early even on days you have off to make it! Take enzymes with every meal? Continue doing so, your digestion will thank you. It's important to maintain a sense of normalcy so that your body doesn't fall out of a routine and can continue performing at an optimal level.
Find time to move.  It’s incredibly important to keep movement in your schedule, no matter how busy you may feel.  Even if it’s just a brisk walk after lunch or dinner – make it a habit to bundle up in your favorite scarf and winter coat to go for a walk to clear your mind.  Be sure that you are getting your time outside in nature, breathing in fresh air, while burning off some calories and keeping your heart rate up.  What are your favorite ways to move? I recently joined Equinox so I am living it up and going every chance I get!

Drink your collagen. I know this sounds kinda crazy, but you need to pay extra attention to your gut health when you're busy / stressed and collagen is the perfect way to do that. It helps maintain gut health as well as gives you beautiful hair, skin and nails. Win-win. Click here for my favorite collagen.

In Case You Missed It.... 

I have a new YouTube video live! I partnered with Sweetgreen and Milk and Eggs to host an amazing Friendsgiving celebration. It was such a special night full of love and laughter and delicious food!
We even had a surprise activity - watch the video to find out what it was!
(Also, Milk and Eggs is offering you all
40% off your first order - click here to get your discount!)

And for all my OG planner girls - the beginning of the video is a haul of my new Bullet Journal supplies!

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm so grateful for you all!



I'm feeling extra grateful today.....
not only for this bunch of people in the photo but for you all 
and for all the brands that make what I do possible. 

As you may know, social media is not my job. It's just a super fun creative outlet that I'm so lucky to have. I hope to use it to do good and build community. 

I was so fortunate to partner with the team at Sweetgreen to host my very own Friendsgiving with some of my favorite people. We had an incredible meal (hello curried cauliflower and roasted brussel sprouts!) at the Sweetgreen at Platform LA in Culver City. It was amazing! Sweetgreen is one of my favorite restaurants - it's fast and healthy. I couldn't ask for anything more. They have so many organic options and their seasonal salad menu changes which means they're using local and fresh ingredients. LOVE.

The team at Milk and Eggs provided the most incredible brownies from Bertha Mae's. If you've never tried Milk and Eggs - you must. There is nothing better than ordering groceries from your couch and having them delivered straight to your front door. Plus, they offer so many organic options - it's like getting the best of the Farmers Market delivered to you without having to leave home! Win-win.
And you can get 40% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER! Click here to shop!

I'm so grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with amazing brands who support (and spoil!) influencers and who allow me to spread the love and share with my friends.

My friends are my family away from home here in Los Angeles and I'm so thankful to be able to spend a little time celebrating with them. We had a really fun activity too! Check out my YouTube video below to see what we did during Friendsgiving 2017!

And I'm so thankful for you all as well. I wouldn't have these opportunities without your support. Thank you for watching my videos, interacting with me on Instagram and for your endless recommendations and advice! You guys are my digital family and I am so blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you are surrounded by much love + goodness

PS. If you're one of my original planner girls, you'll definitely want to check out my Friendsgiving vlog below because there's a Bullet Journal Haul at the beginning!!


B Well by Mae B Fall Wellness Retreat | Reebok LA

That's my name on the Reebok LA sign!!
My heart is so full after an amazing fitness and wellness event this weekend at Reebok LA.
I'm so grateful to the team at Reebok LA for allowing me to bring my vision of hosting a Wellness Retreat to life! 
When I first started on this path to wellness, it was definitely a more personal journey. But I have encountered so many wonderful people along the way and realized that I have the ability to share what I learn and to impact so many of you! So thank you for coming along for the ride!

For those of you who couldn't be there, let me walk you through the morning!

We started out with coffee from Alfred (the best coffee and the cutest shop in LA for sure! check out their new Beverly Hills location!) Then we moved out onto the gorgeous rooftop of Reebok LA with a guided meditation and intention-setting practice. My friend Ashley led us by explaining intentions, the New Moon, and helping us focus on what we'd like to manifest. I know it all sounds a bit woo-woo, but at its very core this is all about thinking positive thoughts, dreaming big, writing down goals and focusing on bringing them to fruition. We had DoTerra essential oils and rose quartz stones to use as well. 

Then Ashley led us through a light yoga session! It was so nice to stretch and release all that no longer served us. After finishing up yoga, we moved inside for turmeric lattes and fellowship!

I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the sponsors who contributed and helped make this event a smashing success. 

First of all, Reebok LA was so gracious in hosting us at their space in West Hollywood. Look at that studio! Danielle and the team there is incredible and oh so kind! (They have classes all the time - check them out!) And they were so generous in gifting me a super sleep workout outfit and the most chic (hello, black reptile) shoes. Thank you!

Also, some of my absolute favorite brands provided seriously amazing goodies for the fabulous gift bags:

Eating Evolved Coconut Butter Cups
Primally Pure Natural Skincare
I Heart Keenwah
Perfect Bar
Inspired Oil Life Essential Oils
Siggi's Dairy
Model Meals
Alfred Coffee
Goldyn Glow

I hope to be hosting even more Wellness Retreats all across the country in 2018!
But for now, I hope you'll join my digital Fall Wellness Retreat over on Facebook
It's completely free and I'm sharing tons of great information!

Thanks for all your support & coming along on this wellness journey with me
Here's to your continued health & prosperity!