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 Melissa Koby.

Tell us a little bit about you.

I became an artist because I’ve always been drawn to being creative. It is my default state and it makes my heart so happy.

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

I carve out time for well-being throughout the day by unwinding with my husband. No phones, no work talk, no stress.

Why were you excited to partner with Rae? What are your favorite Rae products?

I’m excited about this collaboration with Rae because they pair wellness and artistry seamlessly. I have been introduced to great products and new artists through them in the past few weeks alone. My favorite product is the Sleep supplement because sometimes I have so many ideas that keep me up and wired and I need extra help to calm my mind to be able to fall asleep.

What does ‘shine from inside’ mean to you?

Having peace of mind and acceptance of self. I feel shine when I get to create for fun.