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When it comes to creating, cosmetologist and artist Liz Cook values intention and attention to detail. As the owner of Color & Mane Hair Studio in Phoenix, Cook has built a brand around these principles. But when she launched Boho&Stone, her line of handmade jewelry and self-care products, she wanted to express another layer of her identity. “This is more a look into me, not just my business,” she says. Cook makes hair and body...

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Self-care has been a bit of a buzzword lately, with celebrities encouraging it and companies advocating for it. What exactly is self-care and how can you incorporate it into your own routine? Self-care is the act of empowering your own health without professional guidance – a DIY approach to mental and physical well-being – and it’s more important now than ever to alleviate the anxiety we’re all experiencing. Only Human, a Phoenix-based organization that partners...

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Technology can often be a barrier to our mental health, but Phoenix-based wellbeing expert Marlise Karlin uses it as a tool for self-care through her app, SOS Method. It’s a three-pillar method to immerse, stimulate and empower the body and mind that incorporates concept meditations, discovery programs and life tools to holistically heal. Mindlessly scrolling on social media can be harmful to our mental health, but doing a five-minute SOS Method meditation is an immersive...