Alexandra Elle has dedicated her life to wellness, and her goal is now to teach you how to do the same. And author and wellness consultant, her mission is to build community and self-care practices through literature and language. And if it sounds far-fetching to you, hop onto her Instagram page where more than 565k followers are committed to making a change for the better.
Her path to healing isn’t as hard as it may seem at first. Sharing quotes and mantras that are sometimes scribbled on tiny notes, she explores the way journaling can help you understand yourself better. She also teaches workshops and retreats centered around assisting others in finding their voices through storytelling, poetry, and narrative writing rooted in truth without shame.
“For me, self-care teaches that I can pour into myself just as much as I pour into others,” Elle explained in an interview with Hello Giggles. “In fact, it means that in order to put the most love and care towards others that I can, I must take care of myself first.” A simple truth but one that is powerful and most often forgotten.
“A lot of people believe that self-care has to be expensive and lavish, but it doesn’t,” she stresses. “It can mean something as simple as making sure that you take five minutes to decompress every day. Take time to breathe. We are moving so quickly that sometimes we don’t even realize we’re breathing! Remember to be here and be present—that’s a non-negotiable for me. It really is amazing what taking five minutes—or whatever you can spare—just to be present can do for the rest of your day.”
Take a breather.