At Rae, our community is the reason we exist. That’s why we created ‘Your Shine’—a series highlighting how our community supports their well-being throughout the day. This week, we’re sharing how Camryn Adele Portagallo shines. ​​

Rae customer for2 months​

Tell us a little bit about you. 

I am the type of person whose mind is always on a roll. With a lot of goals and expectations for myself, I find it sometimes easy to forget to be present, joyful, and grateful for what one has in life – so I look for ways to be more in touch with that gratitude, and a better version of myself each day. Life right now is guiding me with a desire for new places, opportunities, and connecting with others. With this, I take acting, music, and a love of writing right alongside. 

I come from a supportive Italian New York family, have some great friends, and a partner whom I love very much. Cherishing these relationships, and expanding the vision of who I am and what I can offer others is what I’m all about right now. I am learning to give myself permission to take up space, experiment, and get my hands in all that makes me more of myself each day. I graduated from college a few months ago, so I am garnering that strength and perspective for this new chapter of life. ​​

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

I wake up, take as much time as possible before I go on my phone. I drink some tea or water, take my Rebalance supplement, and really try my best to exercise and journal. When I find myself in anxious cyclical thought pattern, I use Tara Brach’s RAIN technique (recognize, awareness, investigate, nurture). I check in with loved ones, and communicate the way I feel to the best of my ability. I also love to write poetry.​​

Why did you start Rae? What are your go-to products? ​

I started Rae after months of looking for a product to rebalance my hormones and help with mental health. I had a miscarriage, which worsened my already unbalanced hormones. I looked for alternatives to medication like birth control or anti-depression pills. Rebalance cleared my cystic acne and really improved my mood. DeStress and In The Mood also work great for a clearer mind and creative energy boost. Rae has drastically improved the quality of my life, and from the bottom of my heart thank their products and mission.

What helps you feel shine? ​

Active appreciation, trees and flowers, old photos, playing my guitar, my dog’s face, art museums, new films, telling those I love I love them, smiling and talking to strangers. Hugging myself.

What does ‘shine from inside’ mean to you? ​

Everything starts from the inside out. Trust your body, heal your body, get to the root cause of imbalance, stress, worry. You will always find your shine.