Simple Swears for a Busy Life: What Author and Fitness Expert Erin Stutland Swears By

Erin Stutland is a best-selling author, fitness expert, mom, and entrepreneur bringing mindful movement and meditation to the masses. What is mindful movement, you ask? Erin describes it as, “the idea of moving from a place of connectedness.” Instead of moving to lose calories or chisel a six-pack, mindful movement is “strictly about moving to connect with your power, moving with intention, and moving with your breath, to become the best version of yourself,” a fitness philosophy we can definitely get behind. Erin starts every class with a mantra: “I am tuned in. I am into the flow. I am all that I need, and the rest I let go.” Mantras are a key component of her mindful movement practice, as the meaningful affirmations make the movements even more powerful. Erin has been working with mantras herself since she was a young ballet dancer—standing at the bar, she would recite a mantra from The Greatest Salesman in the World, “I will greet this day with love in my heart,” at the beginning of every class. After studying with a fitness expert in New York who incorporated spirituality into physical activity, it just felt natural for Erin to continue the practice.

Erin teaches her fitness students to accept where they are, and what they have, right now. She practices this idea in her personal life by living simply and with purpose. Erin’s word of the year is “streamlined,” and she’s working to streamline everything from home life to business. To her that means “buying less stuff” and investing in simple, high-quality products. Check out what Erin Swears By to live simply, even when life feels anything but.

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Rosenice Aventurine Gua Sha Scraping Tools

“This is a skin tool that helps with de-puffing and collagen production. I like to use it in the morning and night, if I’m really in a groove with it. I find that it feels really good on my face, and feels really good on my sinuses too. I use the Beautycounter Brightening Oil with it to really blend the product in.”

Beautycounter No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil

“I actually do sell Beautycounter to my community, because I really do swear by it! The line is non-toxic, and offers clean beauty with none of the chemicals you often find in big skincare brands. I also love their packaging—it’s really clean and modern. I have replaced my moisturizers with oils and this one is my favorite.”

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Apple AirPods

“I love these. I waited too long to get them and I don’t know why. They have changed workouts for me completely, especially when I want to do a workout at home while the baby naps. They just free you up, stay in place well, have excellent sound, and are a total must-have. Just don’t lose the case!”

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Stojo Collapsible Cup

“It’s a reusable cup that is non-toxic. I like it because I don’t have to stop at a coffee shop—I can make my tea at home and take it to-go with me. What I love most about it is that it collapses, so when you’re done drinking your tea, you can just put it in your bag. I hate carrying around a big cup that you have to then stuff in your bag, but this collapses down and it’s really cute! And it makes your life easier too.”

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Madewell High Rise Skinny Jeans

“Right now, I want to live as simply as possible. I want my beauty routine to be simple and clean; I want my clothing to be easy. I like these Madewell jeans because I know they work for me, they’re comfortable with the right amount of stretch, and the style is great. They’re literally what I wear almost every day…I’ll alternate between this and another pair!”

Mantras in Motion: Manifesting What You Want through Mindful Movement

“I wrote this book for anyone who is struggling to organize their thoughts and goals into a doable system that will help empower you to move forward. One of the biggest things that prevents us from going after and getting what we want in life, is our limiting beliefs and self doubt. In this book, I will walk you through easy to follow steps that will not only help you clarify your vision, but also embody the confidence and courage you need to make it happen.”

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Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel

“I had been searching for a good skin peel, and this is it! Awesome overnight peel. It makes your skin brighter, and also reduces fine lines.”

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Beyond Yoga Levels Bodysuit

“I love a good bodysuit. Maybe it’s the dancer in me, but it just feels sleek, sexy, strong and simple. You can also throw a caftan over it and you have a complete look to go out in after your workout. If I could live in this, I probably would.”

We think you deserve to buy only awesome things. We've asked the most discerning women out there to share what they honestly, truly swear by so you can get on with life and find your next favorite product, faster. What do you SwearBy?