Research shows that art can help to relieve stress and relax your mind. To help spread positivity and inspiration, we collaborated with artists to create artwork reflecting what our motto—shine from inside—means to them.

This week, we connect with artist Codie O’Connor.

Tell us a little bit about you.

I became an artist because using my imagination and making things with my hands makes me happy.

How do you support your well-being throughout the day?

Going on long walks with my dog Banjo, taking my vitamins, cooking a good meal with my partner Buckley and remembering to slow down, take it easy and enjoy the ride.

Why were you excited to partner with Rae? 

This year has been tough on everyone, we all deserve to take a deep breath and invest in our well-being. I want to collaborate with companies that put well-being first—I think Rae Wellness does just that.

What does ‘shine from inside’ mean to you?

To me, ‘shine from inside’ means showing up for yourself by taking care of your mind and your body. I feel shine when I’m getting back to the basics. Spending time outdoors, being mindful, playing with my dog, doodling on a piece of scrap paper or cooking a really good meal.