the secret to Being happy
The gorgeous aussie model and tv host tells us how she gets her glow on.
Mari Jasmine is our new favorite ray of sunshine!
is friends thebest!
Whipping up a good meal
I’ve always loved cooking. It makes me feel inspired, since cooking gives me creative freedom to experiment with new flavors and textures. Even the presentation is a big part of the creative process. When I come up with a new recipe that looks and tastes good, I feel accomplished!
Being physically active
I had the most amazing childhood. I have really good memories of being outdoors all the time, playing sports like swimming, softball, soccer, tennis, and netball. I don’t enjoy being in the gym, since the treadmill bores me. So I do hot yoga classes and the Insanity workout—it’s fun ’cause I do it with my friends. making time for yourself I try to get out of the city as much as I can. It’s about keeping a promise to make time for myself instead of getting overworked. It’s really tempting to work when offered a gig and I think, “Oh that’s a nice job.” If it’s that great then of course I’ll do it. But you’ve got to draw the line somewhere. Have some self-respect and give yourself time to rest because ultimately, it affects how you work the rest of the time.
getting some Vitamin n
Sometimes I struggle during the rainy season because of the lack of sunshine. I don’t mind the rain, but the gloomy gray skies get to me. When the clouds open up I recharge. It’s the weirdest thing— even just being out for five minutes and feeling the sun on my skin gives me a natural buzz. It’s like happy hormones are being released in my body. And when I’m out in nature, I’m less stressed. In the US, doctors are prescribing Vitamin N—getting out in nature for 30 minutes a day. It really has a positive effect on their patients.
rediscovering your identity
Neither of my parents are Australian, and I used to have a super mixed identity. People would ask where I was from and I would say “My dad is English and my mum is Japanese.” When I went to London I thought, “I’ve got an English passport, we speak the same language, we’re not really that different.” But when I got there I never felt so unEnglish and so Australian in my life. Our mannerisms and ways of being are so different. It really hit me then that I was Aussie, down to the accent—i never realized how strong it was ’til I got there. Now, if people ask me where I’m from, I say Australia. Traveling really makes you appreciate home.
Veggie Rolls! Her fave cooking
tool: a spiralizer to make veggie “noodles.”
AUGUST DECEMBER 2014 2015 With fellow “Yogi bear”
Bian c a Kin g.
Mari swears by rosehip oil
Mari thrives in sunshine!
Vitamin D gives an energy boost, which “may encourage individuals to get out and socialize, get moving, eat a healthier diet, and make other choices that fuel an
upward spiral of positivity.” Getting her
dose of Vitamin N.