Sunday Sanctuary - Reena Goodwin

An interview with Reena Goodwin, Founder and Director of Facteur PR, on how she creates her own Sunday Sanctuary.

How do you create sanctuary in your life?

Mornings are honestly my sanctuary. I wake up around 5 a.m. during the week so I can get in a workout, meditate, create my to-do list, and have some personal time before family and work become my priorities for the rest of the day. Having that alone time first thing in the morning keeps me centered and gives me some much-needed space and clarity. When I get to my office, I try to keep the peaceful feeling going by having my workspace uncluttered and lighting a L'or de Seraphine candle. Hestia is on my desk right now! 

What are your favorite self-care products?
I absolutely love OY-L's Exfoliating Manuka Mask and Crystal Eye Serum. I use the mask one to two times a week and the eye serum twice a day, which contains a vegan form of Hyaluronic Acid. I'm also obsessed with ODE's Verde Olive Oil Shampoo + Conditioner and Feather-Light Hydration Body Oil. And I use my Herbivore Jade Roller on the daily!

What are your favorite Sunday activities that prepare you for the week ahead?
Sundays are all about taking it slow for me. I usually spend the mornings at home with my husband and 2-year-old daughter, Simone. We cook breakfast together and then head out. Every weekend is different; sometimes we go to the park, a museum, a bookstore, church, or check out an event like the Cleveland Flea, etc. After that, my focus for the day is mostly around preparing for the rest of the week, like healthy meal prep, and soaking in as much quality family time as possible!

What is your favorite L’or de Seraphine candle?
It's so hard to decide because it honestly depends on my mood (or the mood I want to be in!). I am currently really loving Whitby. It's clean, crisp, and calming, and I love the design.