Recovery Love Box Is Officially Open!
We did it! The doors to our new adventure are open!
If you'd asked us at the end of last year whether we'd be creating Recovery Love Box and launching our idea for "little boxes of healing help" we'd have quirked an eyebrow at you. ;)
And now here we are, with our first boxes selling and soon to be shipped! We're super stoked about our new Chronic Love Boxes, because we think the idea of having a new mix of healthy, feel-good goodies and self-care stuff delivered every month sounds amazing...and we've heard from many of you who agree. It's incredibly heart-warming to hear from long-term and chronic illness sufferers from around the world who are as excited about this box as we are!
Thanks to everyone who has helped spread the word, supported our endeavors, and generally been cheerleaders for this project. We're excited to share all our chronic illness research, new products, self-care must-haves, recipes, activity suggestions and more as we continue growing out our offerings.
And CONGRATULATIONS to our contest winners!
Over 450 people joined us for our "Share to Win" launch sweepstakes, generating nearly 1,500 entries! That activity included over a thousand shares on social media, referrals to friends and family, and a huge amount of excitement about our new products. Wow!!
Of those, our giveaway generator pulled six names from the proverbial hat for our giveaway prizes, and we shared them live on Facebook the evening before our doors opened. Here are the final results:
- We'll be sending out 3 of our favorite Evan Healy 'Calming Ritual' Kits to Carol Moore, Christy Hawkes, and Cristina Almond. Congrats!
- Brandy Hunter and Cheryl Bomar each will receive our first Chronic Love Box for free! Enjoy, ladies!!
- And our grand prize of a LIFETIME Chronic Love Box subscription goes to....Brandy Goodman, of Beaver Dam, KY. We're so excited for you!
It's our mission to help you focus on your recovery
I'm Liz Lajoie, and here's what I know:
Loving yourself when you’re at your lowest is the best gift you can give yourself.
Helping someone to feel loved while they’re struggling with recovery from illness (acute, chronic or long-term) is the best gift you can give a friend.
After riding the long-term health roller-coaster of autoimmune & Lyme disease since 2012, my family & I have learned a few things…
- Self-care during recovery from an illness is critical but being consistent about it can be tough.
- Even when you know what you need to take care of yourself, having the energy or the supplies on hand to be “healthy” isn’t always easy or possible.
- Food is medicine. I always feel best when I eat less sugar & carbs, more leafy greens & lean protein. But my family doesn't eat the same way, which is tricky. The ups and downs of long-term healing can be a dietary challenge.
- It’s exhausting leading the charge of your own healing process over the long haul. Sometimes you just don’t have the energy to get to the grocery store, and when you do, sometimes they don’t carry what you need.
- It can also be hard to trust that someone else understands and supports your dietary & self-care needs. (Anyone who’s discussed why organic produce is not a choice but a necessity with their spouse post-grocery trip knows what I’m talking about.)
- People want to help when we’re sick. They just don’t know how. Whether you’re battling a really bad cold or a long-term chronic illness, people who care about you will inevitably ask “How can I help?”. When you’re really laid low, it can be hard to know what to say. It takes more effort to explain your strange dietary needs and care habits than it’s worth so usually we say “I’m fine, thanks”.
One day I was lying in bed during a flare up, thinking how much I wished someone could magically show up with a basket (or box!) full of goodies that I didn’t have to spend brainpower determining if I could eat. I really wished I had a stash of gluten-free, sugar free, dairy free snacks on hand because the last thing I wanted to do was root through the fridge, trying to find something “good” that I could make quickly.
If you can barely get out of bed, it’s way too easy to avoid the foods we know we should be eating for our health (lots of fresh veggies & lean protein) and way to hard to steer clear of the junk food in the house we know we shouldn’t be eating…and sometimes cooking a full meal when you’re not feeling your best is just a bridge too far.
I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to just have the good stuff on hand?”
And the idea for Recovery Love Box was born. We want it to be easy for anyone in recovery to get healthy, organic foods and self-care products without having to step foot out of your door. And we want all your friends and family to have an easy answer for the “How can I help?” question, too!
It’s important that you (or your loved one) feel as supported and loved as possible during your (or their) recovery…no matter how long or short that process.
Because we know just how important it is to your well-being.
To help make that happen, we’ve sampled and vetted hundreds of “clean” products to support your healing and put only the best in our Recovery Love boxes. We’ve scoured the shelves and brought together all the good stuff I’ve discovered during my healing journey to share with you. Whether you need a small boost or could use a regular care package showing up monthly, we have a pick-me-up tailor made for your chronic or long-term illness recovery.
We are nothing without our health.
Focus on your recovery; we’re here to help make it all just a little bit easier.
If you'd like to learn more about how Recovery Love Box came to be, check out this recent video.
We can't wait to share more with you as we grow!
Thank you to everyone who has joined the Recovery Love Box community.
Here's to feeling brighter!
Liz + Nia