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THE WELL Q&A: Aimee Raupp

aimee raupp

THE WELL Q&A: Aimee Raupp

THE WELL's Head of Chinese Medicine shares the ways she supports her own health and happiness.

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What does wellness mean to you?

A:

Reconnecting to the presence of your optimal health so you can live your best life.

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Name three non-negotiables in your life.

A:

Coffee. Meditation. Sleep.

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The book you own that is the most dog-eared?

A:

At the moment it’s Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon by Dr. Joe Dispenza.

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Snack you pack when you’re on the go?

A:

A hard-boiled egg, a Lara Bar and plantain chips.

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Instagram accounts that get the most likes?

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Best beauty secret?

A:

Gua sha, which is a healing massage technique in Chinese Medicine that uses a smooth, flat stone tool to boost the circulatory and lymphatic systems and to ease muscle tension. I do it using my own Aimee Raupp Beauty Rejuvenating Facial Oil.

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Wellness travel essentials?

A:

Tea tree oil, Chinese herbs and spirulina.

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The key to a good night's sleep?

A:

Ten sprays of my Mag Ease oil and journaling before bed.

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When you really need to chill out, you...

A:

Meditate or exercise.

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Instant mood lifter?

A:

I list five things I appreciate.

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Food philosophy?

A:

Eat foods as close to their natural state as possible. If it sits on your counter and doesn’t go bad, don’t eat it.

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Most used condiments?

A:

Mustard and sauerkraut.

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How do you take coffee or tea?

A:

With coconut milk and a scoop of collagen peptides.

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Hydration strategy?

A:

Water is my primary beverage. I honor my thirst and drink it at room temperature.

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Simple smoothie recipe?

A:

Spinach, collagen, coconut milk, avocado, cinnamon, and nut butter.

Q:

Go-to wellness gift?

A:

A book by Gabby Bernstein or Deepak Chopra.

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Words to live by?

A:

The love you take is equal to the love you make.

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Preferred mode of movement?

A:

Yoga or running — depends on the day!

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When you feel a cold coming on you...

A:

Use a neti pot, drink garlic tea, take Chinese herbs and get acupuncture.

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Weirdest wellness trend you've tried?

A:

That's hard to answer. I’ve tried them all. Colonics go against my Chinese medicine philosophy, but I did try it once.

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What's sacred to you?

A:

Quiet reflective time and family life.

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Last time you laughed?

A:

About two minutes ago when my husband said the weirdest wellness trend he’s tried was eating bugs.