Mama Glow Founder Latham Thomas Shares Her Uplifting Daily Essentials
Twelve years ago, an astrologer charted Latham Thomas's course with a single pronouncement: "You're supposed to mother the mother." Then a prenatal yoga instructor, she began training as a doula, and has since assisted in hundreds of births (her clients include Alicia Keys, Rebecca Minkoff, and Nicole Tuck, DJ Khaled's wife).
In 2011 Thomas, a grad of Columbia University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, the author of two books, and a super-cool mom (her 15-year-old son is an in-demand DJ himself), launched Mama Glow, a wellness company that supports women during pregnancy and motherhood. She always dresses up for deliveries—usually in something chic and comfortable, like a jumpsuit. "It's a birthday, after all," she says, describing her look as glam-meets-granola. "I'm both hand-holding and hands-on during the most vulnerable, most powerful time in a woman's life."
When she isn't nurturing moms-to-be on their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys, Thomas is imparting her advice on how to live luminously, the subject of her last book titled, Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within
. "I would love for women to really practice self-care—not just take a bubble bath for Instagram, but figure out what they need and do it, and not be afraid to say no," she says. One daily self-care routine she encourages: A guided "beditation," which is a 10-minute, soothing solution to help you get to sleep that includes tucking yourself in and doing a number of micro-movements, intended to not only enhance your sleep, but to also reenergize you for the day ahead.
Thomas's style mantra keeps with her broader self-empowerment philosophy: "Dress for the dreams you have." Here, she shares her favorite ways to do it, along with her other uplifting essentials.
"I never take this off. It reminds me that we're all unique."
Mas Bisjoux Maxi Magix Unicorn Necklace, from $700, masbisjoux.com
"Hospitals are always cold. I love that it keeps me warm and makes a statement at the same time."
Lingua Franca Sweater, $380, linguafranca.nyc
Cozy Throw Blanket
"This blanket is so cozy. I keep it at the foot of my bed and wrap myself in it if I'm not ready to get under the covers."
Minna Sunset Throw Blanket, $135, minna-goods.com
Bold Nail Polish
"I try to be natural with everything, but when it comes to my nails, I just need a little fluorescence."
Color Club "Jackie Oh!" Nail Lacquer $8.50, colorclub.com
"I'm hooked! I blend it with cashews, coconut water, sometimes pumpkin seeds, and a bit of ice to drink in the morning."
Golde Turmeric Tonic Blend, $29, golde.co
"It's got notes of rose and lime, and is very grounding, warm, and welcoming. I feel swaddled when I wear it."
Good Medicine Beauty Lab Beloved Botanical Perfume by Mama Glow, $68, goodmedicinebeautylab.com
"I grew up sporting these, and they are still the best. They go with everything, and they're comfortable."
Salt Water Sandals, $45, zappos.com
"I'll put some under my tongue when I need a really good night's sleep. I chase it with water and sometimes a drop of peppermint oil."
Soul Addict CBD Elixir, $48 for 30 ml, souladdict.co
"They're the best quality and fit, and can be dressed up or down. I've tried other brands, but I'm a Taurus—once I find something I love, I stay the course."
Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans, from $195, rag-bone.com
The Ultimate Getaway
"I want to stay here next. The colors, tiles, lanterns . . . it all looks so beautiful."
Hotel Riad Yasmine Marrakech , from $108 a night, riad-yasmine.com
"People high-five me when I wear this. It's a powerful message. We have to remember who we are."
Our Sacred Women Organic T-shirt, $65, oursacredwomen.com
"I keep it in the refrigerator. After I use it, my skin just glows."
Orgaid Anti-Aging & Moisturizing Organic Sheet Mask, $22 for 4, orgaid.com
"They're my favorite, perfect for nearly every occasion."