Meet our community of friends, family, collaborators and role models as we ask them the Jolie Shower Thoughts questionnaire.
WITH Courtney Seabrooks
Courtney Seabrooks is an influential artist living in Southern California. She is a devoted mother who prioritizes health and clean water for her and her family. Seabrooks’ home and lifestyle are a constant source of inspiration.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU FELT INSPIRED?
I felt inspired early yesterday morning. It was a Friday and the air was cool.
WHAT DO YOU VALUE THE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHY?
I’ve grown to appreciate how optimistic I can be. I have always had such a belief in myself, a determination, and sureness. As I am now a mother, and constantly transforming, this quality helps me stay confident and connected to my instincts. I’m an ambitious person who likes to get things done, and a big dreamer. Wherever I find myself, I will make it successful and beautiful. And when it is time to rethink things or change, I’m ready for the new.
WHAT'S ONE THING YOU THINK OTHER PEOPLE OVERVALUE?
Myriad things, actually. I think people overvalue products, when they only need about half of those things but of a higher quality.
WHAT DOES THE WORD 'WELLBEING' MEAN TO YOU?
This is a phrase I’m actually fond of because of how all-encompassing it is. I think of spiritual well-being, physical well-being, emotional well-being. Well-being for me is facilitating my journey towards abundance and love with every choice and action.
WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH WATER?
I’m a water sign. I was raised at the beach. I am close to water and I have a deep appreciation for it. I know it’s alive, that it makes up a majority of the human body, and that anything can change its structure. I drink only distilled or filtered, structured mineral water or alkaline water out of glass. I teach my daughter the importance of cooking in clean water, bathing in it, and of course drinking it. Water is so sacred and knowing how to acquire clean water is invaluable.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOUR DAILY ROUTINE, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
I’d probably start every day with a quick meal, tea, and go straight into painting, writing, or sculpting. It isn’t always possible but that would be the ideal way to start the day for me.
WHAT WOULD YOUR STARTER PACK INCLUDE?
A handful of books such as, “Nourishing Traditions” or “Play it as it lays,” by Joan Didion, a few films like “Dressed to Kill” by Brian de Palma, some vinyl records like T-Rex “Electric Warrior,” a wide range of clothing to adapt for any occasion (Prada, Chanel, Bode, The Row) —and undoubtably a canvas, Golden brand acrylic paint, and a wood paint palette.
HAVE YOU HAD ANY INTERESTING SHOWER THOUGHTS LATELY?
Well, I’m currently four months pregnant, so my shower thoughts lately are mostly about my growing body. Life has been so fruitful and it feels like this is just the beginning. I’m a big dreamer so showers are a great place to picture it all.