8 Pretty Weird Things I Read on Goop.Com Today

I’m a big fan of the Internet. I also like to learn, grow, evolve– you know, normal, adult human traits.


When Gwyneth Paltrow launched GOOP in 2008 as a newsletter I subscribed. I was young and in a big city– it seemed like the right thing to do. Since its newsletter days and evolution into a “fully formed lifestyle site, offering a tight curation of products and content,” it’s gotten a little– out there. It’s a place for Paltrow to, “to organize her unbiased travel recommendations, health-centric recipes, and shopping discoveries for friends, and she also wanted to get her own questions—about health, fitness, and the psyche—answered.” And some of those recommendations and questions are just insane. But, always good for a giggle.

8 Pretty Weird Things I Read on Goop.Com Today:

1.Flower Power: Floral Tinctures for 6 Ailments

A flower is much more than a pretty face! It is a powerful agent of healing and transformation—acting on an individual, societal, and planetary level. Flowers have been used since time immemorial for healing purposes—to address a wide range of physical and spiritual concerns—and are often an important part of ritual and ceremony.

So, if someone sends me flowers I should use them as a treatment for a bruise or something?

2. How to Use Tarot Cards to Guide Daily Decision-Making

Once you feel like you have worked through the energy of the cards, it’s time to part ways. How? I ask that you say goodbye to your personal story around the card and thank it for all the teachings, lessons, and blessings it has shown you.

Bye, Felicia!

3. Why Everyone Is Wrong About Millennials

We all have to remember that many of the challenges millennials find themselves facing today are not of their own making. It is those of us in the generations before them who created the conditions millennials deal with today.

I mean, sounds like a millennial wrote this?

4. The Ultimate French-Girl Hairbrush

Swan around in a kimono, and have a cup of tea or champagne when you use it to get the full Christophe Robin salon effect (he puts everyone in gorgeous floral kimonos, even while coloring their hair).

“Swan around in a kimono” is the greatest phase on the Internet today. But, also– WTAF?

5. 12 Things You Need for Your Next Vacation

POM-POM ADORNED ANYTHING: This season, it’s all about the pom-pom. We’ve spotted wearable takes on the trend on just about everything from bikinis, sandals, straw bags, and sun hats. A tip: Keep the rest of your outfit’s palette simple (black, white) to avoid things getting too costume-y.

Of the 12 things I should pack on vacation there’s a whole section dedicated to pom-pom adorned things? V. practical.

6. Statement Wallpaper For Every Taste

Brooklyn Toile by Flavor Paper: Designed in collaboration with Mike D of the Beastie Boys for his Brooklyn home, this twist on toile shows all of BK’s icons: Biggie Smalls, baby prams, and Hassids included. Part of Flavor Paper’s EZ Papes range, this wallpaper is as easy to put up as it is to take down.

When every taste includes wanting Biggie Smalls on your wallpaper– I’m in. But, also– very out.

7. The Power of Infrared Saunas

I try to get in the sauna every day until I break a sweat. This need be no longer that 15 minutes. Longer sessions of 30 minutes, 3-4 times a week are also a great plan. But in general, do it as often as you can.

I looked up the recommended saunas. They are so expensive you have to get a quoted price. Seems practical, if nothing else.

8. Activated Charcoal Chai—and 3 Other Wellness Drinks That Actually Taste Fantastic

We’re big fans of ingestible wellness around here (see our story on magic potions), so when activated-charcoal lemonade and unicorn lattes started popping up in our Instagram feeds and at our local cafés, we were intrigued.

Activated charcoal magic potions to promote ingestible wellness? Sign me up. Sign us all up!