When I stepped into Zen&Zip for the first time I had no idea how one store could change my life. And, it wasn’t the music (a great playlist of throwback ‘00s and rhythmic elevator music), or the clothes (to die for), or the mixture of smells in the air of coconut, rose, aloe, and mint (Aloe and Rosewater Balance Mist, Herbivore After Sun, Coconut and Mint Refreshing Mineral Mist).
It was what it all stood for—the ultimate self-care paired with an empowering attitude and a girl boss, yet stress-free lifestyle.
Who doesn’t want that?
A store that people come into from multiple states and countries who want to feel beautiful, inside and out.
It’s not about the vanity of whether the leggings make someone’s butt look good or if the yoga mat can offer a promise of losing weight; it’s the overarching belief that if that we spend an extra five minutes a day on ourselves from meditating on the mat to rubbing a calming ointment on our pulse points to drinking more water from a cute bottle, we can feel better, more authentic and aligned with ourselves.
Zen&Zip is a lifestyle brand that merges the idea of feeling good and looking good. And, again, who doesn’t want that?
And, how insane is it that by walking through one mint green painted door your world can be changed like that, if you let it?
Life is about walking through doors, most of them metaphorical, but this one is definitely real, located in Duck, NC, snuggled away in a shop along crisp blue water and tall whispering reeds.
Working there embedded in me an attitude of you can have it all, if you’re willing to work for it. You can’t just put on the Noli yoga pants, you have to sweat in them. It’s not about buying the glass water bottle, it’s about drinking good ol’ H2O from it multiple times a day.
Zen&Zip offers the many beautiful tools, but it’s up to us to implement them. And sometimes we don’t know where to start or how. But, we want to help you!
From recipes to meditations to beauty regimes and styling tips, Zen&Zip wants to prep you to be your best self.
As a health coach focusing on body image and overall wellness, I want to help women love their bodies more than they love their social media notifications and latest celeb gossip. I want to help women not say no to dessert but yes to the dark chocolate over the milk and not say no to shopping but yes to the neon colored sports bra and then actually wear it to work out, not just lounging around (though lounging with a glass of wine while watching Game of Thrones is definitely one of life’s little pleasures).
It’s all about balance and each person’s balance is different. Take what you connect with from these posts and leave the rest, but let Zen&Zip be your personal tool bag on your journey to ultimate wellness and success. Who says you can’t conquer the world with yoga pants and a green juice?
Jordan Nicholson is currently enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, attaining her health coaching certificate. She hopes to conquer self-consciousness and physical and mental ailments through living a healthy lifestyle. Recognizing that outside media constantly influences how women perceive themselves, specifically their bodies, Jordan is focusing on how to live mainstream while simultaneously living true to one’s self. Jordan has been working at Zen&Zip since Spring 2016, practicing yoga, drinking rosé, and soaking up the sun. Recently moving to San Diego, California, she cultivates a coast-to-coast lifestyle, coaching girls and women on body image awareness and physical wellbeing wherever they may live. To contact her about a free health consultation and 1:1 coaching, visit the contact page to inquire.