Trinity Mouzon Wofford didn’t waste any time before diving into the world of entrepreneurship. At age 23, she and her partner, Issey, founded Golde, a wellness brand offering a host of superfood blends, in their one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment with the idea that superfoods should be “more approachable, inclusive, and fun.” That was in 2017, and since then, Golde has grown into a profitable brand with partnerships with Urban Outfitters, Goop, and Target. As if launching and building a wellness brand wasn’t enough, Wofford also began documenting her entrepreneurial journey in 2019 on office_hrs, a digital and in real-life life series designed to help young people create, launch, and scale their own businesses. When she isn’t busy growing Golde and helping others to dream big, Wofford is focused on spending time in her garden in upstate New York and minimizing her screen time. Here, she shares some of the ways she maintains her own wellbeing.
What does wellness mean to you?
To me, wellness is really all about the practices you create that help you to feel like your best self. I think finding those simple routines that give you joy are really what’s at the center of each person’s relationship with wellness and self-care.
What are your favorite things to do to maintain your personal wellbeing?
It’s all about the little things that help me feel better throughout the day. That can be as simple as a morning walk around the block before logging in to work, taking a daily lunch break (away from the computer!), or spending time with family on the weekends.
What is your favorite healthy beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), and do you have any insider tips for preparing it?
It’s no secret that I love a good matcha latte, and I have one every day at 3 pm as a post-lunch treat to power me through the rest of the day. I use Golde’s Pure Matcha and our Coconut Collagen Boost—the CCB is really the secret to making it extra delicious. It adds the most amazing creamy vanilla flavor and boosts your collagen levels with vegan superfoods.
What do you think is the most overused word or words in wellness?
Probably “detox.” Of course, it has its place, but I think we have a tendency to focus too much on what’s wrong with us—a mentality of restriction—rather than thinking through all the things we can add to our lives to help ourselves feel better.
Do you have a secret health or wellness tip you would like to share?
When I was living in NYC, I installed a filter on my showerhead, and noticed an almost instant improvement in my hair and skin! Highly recommend if you live in a city or are struggling to find the cause of your breakouts.
What is your favorite self-care routine?
Gardening! And anything else that gets me away from screens and the internet. It’s so much easier to make that space for yourself when you’re out in nature.
What is your go-to for de-stressing?
A quick walk, meditation, or at-home workout. Always helps me reset and stay centered!
What wellness-related books or authors do you recommend, and why?
Anything by Michael Pollan. His words help us better understand our relationship with food and our ecosystem, which I think is so important for anyone interested in holistic wellness and living better.