We had the good fortune of connecting with Crystal Levy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Crystal, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Healthy habits have always been a must for me in general and it’s become a “non-negotiable” more so now as I balance business and Motherhood. Having a morning routine for me is a game-changer. I often get asked how I can get myself fully ready in the morning as a mom of 3 girls ages 5 and under and the answer is always my morning routine. I usually plan my outfit out the night before and I wake up before my girls do so that I can journal, meditate, and get myself ready for the day. If this doesn’t happen, I feel like I’m catching up for the rest of the day and I don’t like that feeling. Daily exercise and healthy food consumption is a must for me. I try to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day and I stick to a clean vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free lifestyle. Daily affirmations go hand in hand with Manifestation and are like your wish list to the Universe. I always start and end the day with affirmations and we are teaching them to our daughters so they know that the way that they talk to themselves matters most for their mindset, not to mention their self-esteem. I feel like with these habits and others, I can set myself up for success every day.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My name is Crystal, and I started my blog 10 years ago, as a hobby, to share my beauty finds that I was getting questions about and it grew to sharing my passions for life, love, travel, and everything in between! I’ve had a lot of jobs in my life and I love sharing my knowledge in each avenue that I’ve ever pursued. On crystallevy.com, you’ll find lots of beauty and wellness tips, travel guides, style inspiration, and vegan lifestyle choices. My passion is to help empower others, particularly women, to realize that their past shapes them but doesn’t define them. As an Adult Child of an Alcoholic my path was not always clear and far from easy, but today I’m able to inspire and motivate others to live their most authentic lives by not allowing past trauma and abuse to dictate who they are today. When I’m not on the blog I’m a stay-at-home mommy to my three girls and a wife to my greatest love story, whom I’ve known for 20+ years. We love traveling as a family, trying new vegan foods, and spending quality time together. I started acting at the age of 12 and am proud to be a part of the SAGAFTRA union for actors since 2012.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We are a vegan and gluten-free family so we do our research before we go anywhere to make sure that we have options for food! Some of our favorite dining spots are: – True Food Kitchen at Avalon in Alpharetta. – Cafe Sunflower in Buckhead has an amazing brunch and some of the best pancakes! – Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen – Slutty Vegan for Burgers – You can’t go wrong with Revolution Doughnuts or Cinnaholic for Vegan cinnamon buns. There are other spots that we love that aren’t vegan restaurants but they do such a good job at accomodating us! – Le Bilboquet in Buckhead has a fun atmosphere, and they are accomodating with vegan options. – Fritti in Inman Park has the best pizza that you can make vegan and their gluten-free crusts are delicious. – My birthday tradition is now going to Afternoon Tea at The St Regis Hotel and I wish we could go every weekend! For the most part, we are homebodies but we also love spending the day at Ponce City Market, The Botanical Gardens, or just walking the beltline.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d love to shout out my incredibly supportive husband because without him I wouldn’t be anywhere close to achieving my goals and dreams. They say to surround yourself with people who feel like sunshine and my husband embodies the warmth and the life that the sun gives out. He’s the best daddy to our three girls, he believes in me more than anyone ever has in my entire life and I am forever grateful and honored to be his wife.
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