What is Tova & Wild?
Tova & Wild explores lifestyle topics that encourage sustainable and holistic living, all the while understanding that through discussion, humility, and humor, we can all learn to be better individuals for ourselves and the world.
A Note From the Editor
Hi Dear Readers.
What you just read above this little note is our mission statement. When I say our, I am referring to a constellation of people that have helped me along the way to develop and focus what this site is to me and to you. I know that might sound a wee bit dramatic, but it kind of is—TW was not just something that I started out of the blue. It has been curated, cultivated, and shaped for a little over a year now, into what it is currently.
The truth is, I’ve been somewhat reluctant to define what it is TW is for a lot of reasons because, for me, it has meant so many things and showcases so many things, that it could also mean a number of different things to the people who view it. I have been hesitant to place barriers around the site because I so badly view it as something that is inclusive and expanding, and hopefully, for all of its users, it remains so—a judgment-free zone that allows you to be who you are.
I personally tend to shy away from any concepts, or ideals…anything, really, that neatly fits in a box, and I’ve never wanted TW to fall into one, but as it appears, we have found a place that fit comfortably and flexibly with what I view for Tova and Wild.
I began the journey to Tova and Wild back in June of 2017, after a somewhat sabbatical from writing, creating, and really everything personal, and had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Initially, my focus was on interior design and decorating, as my background lends itself to that field, but something continued to feel incomplete. As much as I loved working on homes and being in the space with my clients, I realized what I loved more, was helping curate a lifestyle for my clients to take part of. I started exploring with writing and creating, and found myself further questioning what the intention was of everything I was doing. I turned to leaders in the fields I was interested in and discovered blogs and lifestyle publications that fed into some of those ideals, and yet, I found that so much of the prose seemed prescriptive, dishonest, and disingenuine. Where was the humor? Why was everything so highly stylized? What was the deal with everything being minimalistic? Why did every blog look the same as the next? Why was everyone so serious? I just wanted it to be real, so I started writing the kind of stories and articles that I wanted to read.
Holistic has also been one of those descriptive words I have been hesitant to prescribe to TW. Oftentimes, when I hear the word holistic, I think of a sort of LA reticent with sun-bleached hair who regularly detoxes in order to synch their body back up, but I know for me personally, that couldn’t further from the truth. Holistic refers to the whole person, and the whole person has good and bad, ups and downs, is both negative and positive, and yet is complete—this is our definition.
Our topics can be broken down into four little categories, but are vast in their understanding and relatability.
Wellness: is a conscious, self-directed and ever-evolving process of achieving full potential for health, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being.
Style: everything from interior design to fashion to DIY, style is something that is transformative both inwardly and outwardly.
Travel: goes beyond guides and destination trends, but looks at the world through the lens of conscious living and sustainability from a global perspective.
Food: we all love it, we all need it. From recipes to practical food waste solutions, food is something that nourishes our bodies and our souls.
How To: live holistically, sustainably, and consciously…a practical guide.
So that’s what it is now, a small lifestyle site, with a name that means ‘good and wild’ but has a mission of making you feel more understood, encouraged, and hopefully inspired both intellectually and emotionally, to live more holistic lives.
Stay a while, take a gander, read a blog, listen to a podcast, ask questions, and learn for yourself. Thank you for listening and being there every step of the way.
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Partner With Us
One way that Tova & Wild is looking towards expanding our audience and ushering in new content that caters to the unique take of TW is by partnering with brands, influencers, and creatives. We are extremely selective about the brands we work with, and retain editorial control of all content we publish across all platforms. We never publish stories written by brands, and we don’t allow brands to edit our content. It’s a stance we’ve taken to keep the integrity and standards of our content.