In her heyday at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Glamour, Suze Yalof Schwartz was responsible for making people look and feel like a million bucks—a skill she still puts to good use today, only in a different vein. As founder and CEO of Unplug Meditation studio, she helps people reset, recharge, and, quite literally, unplug from it all.
The idea for Unplug came to her after a particularly stressful period in her life when she realized that there was no space suited to a quick fix… i.e., a place where you could walk in feeling icky, and walk out feeling great (all in under 30 minutes!).
So Schwartz did what she does best, and gave the world of meditation a modern-day makeover. She opened the doors to her Los Angeles studio in 2014. She went on to write a book on the topic—Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers—and to create the Unplug Meditation app.
When she’s not working or inspiring the masses as a contemporary spiritual entrepreneur, Schwartz is busy raising her three boys and occasionally indulging in a cookie or two. Read more of what inspires and nourishes her, below.
What’s your go-to recipe?
Arugula salad with watermelon, lime, and mint.
The superfood that’s always in your kitchen?
Justin’s almond-honey butter and celery.
The food you can’t resist?
I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like.
Your favorite way to move?
Hiking on Will Rodger’s path—it’s beautiful, feels good, and it is a great way to connect with people.
The one place on earth you can always count on to help you reset, refresh, and refuel:
Inside: Unplug Meditation. Outside: Half Moon Bay, Jamaica.
Your wellness muse?
Heather Reisman from Indigo Books.
The travel destination you can’t wait to explore (or explore again)?
Rishikesh, India. I’ve never been to India, and can’t wait to go.
Way you relax and unwind after a long day?
A dip in my hot tub in my backyard.
The hobby or endeavor that nourishes your soul?
Water skiing. It’s my passion, and maybe even the love of my life.
The best piece of advice you ever received?
“Never confuse who you are with what you do.” Herb Yalof
A few other ways to find your center:
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