The Shut Up and Go Team's March/ Early-April Faves

With the state of the world drastically changing in less than a few weeks, it feels like we’ve lived through two decades in the month of March alone. Is it scary? A bit. Have we had time to reflect? For better or for worse, quite a bit.

Here are a few items that have helped us all to find some solace during all of this madness:

Let’s start with my personal faves:

Ginger Shots – Okay, so I might be doin’ the most, but I truly believe that a ginger shot a day keeps the viruses away. I’m probably entirely wrong, but damn – let me have fun throwing these shots back and enjoying that burning sensation in my throat. I just want to feel upbeat during these rather “low” times.

CBD Smokes from Lowell Farms: I don’t know how or why it took me 23 years to realize that I’m a pretty anxious person. If it’s not me obsessing over “what’s next,” then it’s me creating scenarios about what could go wrong. As a traveler, this is no bueno. Sometimes we’ve just got to chill out and go with the flow. I was never huge into CBD, but I tried these CBD smokes for the first time this month, and I feel lighter… I’m taking deep breaths and controlling my thoughts instead of letting them control me.

If you’re a traveler who has some anxious tendencies, it’s worth checking these out. I’ve gotta try the gummies next.


JoJo’s Fave(s): 

Atztec’s Secret Healing Mask  – “I love this clay mask for acne prone skin.”

Balance Form GoYoga Mat  – “This yoga mat is perfect for anyone who wants to take this time to meditate and practice yoga at home.”


Damon’s Fave(s):

“Here are two good books I read in the past month!”

It’s All In Your Head 

How To Be An Existentialist 

Jo’s Fave(s):

Bialetti 06800 Express Moka Pot – “Without a barista, this is the next best thing!”

Zulay Original Milk Frother Handheld Foam Maker for Lattes – “For that extra special touch!”


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[mini book caption] Soon the retreat would finish and I’d stay in Wellington on New Year’s Day and catch an Auckland bound flight on the 2nd where I had booked a glowworm cave tour with a complete stranger I met on an app (another story for another day). On my last day of the retreat, one of the fellow retreaters mentioned that he had come all the way to New Zealand from Arizona to watch the first sunrise of the decade in one of the first places it’s seen. I hadn’t even thought about that, but he also revealed later to me that he was a neuroscientist, so clearly the guy just thinks a little differently. After our last yoga session of the morning on New Year’s Eve, I asked him if he had found a place to watch the sunrise he had come all this way to see. He smiled, said that he had found a remote beach per local recommendation. We parted ways to relax before our sound healing ceremony that would go until the midnight fireworks overlooking the city that sits on the water like a perfect postcard (I swear you can’t make this up). (2/5) #josjournal #35mmfilm

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Raida’s Fave(s): 

Nintendo Switch – “Is there really any other answer than this?”


What are your favorite items at the moment or things that bring you a bit of peace?

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