Anna Griffin

Founder/Editor in Chief, Coco Eco Magazine


Find Your Joy

As we move through this first month of 2021 there is a change in energy as we welcome Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., as the 46th President of the United States. On his first day in office he signed vital executive orders including addressing underserved communities and creating a standard of equality, and rejoining the Paris climate accord, both of which bring us joy. The Paris accord commits 195 countries to create a goal to reduce carbon pollution and monitor and report their fossil fuel emissions. As the United States is shockingly the world's No. 2 carbon emitter after China, we are hopeful that the new administration has made climate change and protecting our environment a priority again.


Last year was incredibly stressful and as we welcome this new year, we still find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic and all the concerns that accompany it. Life for many is not easy and as we go through the first few months of ‘21, we have a challenging journey ahead as we endeavor to return to universal health and wellness, the growth of our economy and job creation, and the ability to reunite with our loved ones again.


One thing that 2020 taught us was the importance of self-care and the need to make our wellness a priority. Being socially distanced and in our homes 24/7 created an opportunity to revisit how we experience life between our own four walls, and whether our fitness goals, beauty routines, spiritual practices or dietary habits, we recreated how we look after ourselves in the face of uncertainty and concern.


When creating our first issue of 2021, Finding Your Joy, seemed the perfect theme and an absolute necessity to maintain our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. On a personal level, I have had to redefine what brings me joy and finding it has now become a much simpler practice. Whether it’s time with my rescue pups, a great hike in nature, a virtual catch-up with my mother in England, or giving myself an at-home spa moment, joy is something I now find within the pared-back structure of my daily life, and within its simplicity has become a richer and deeper experience.


Launching this special issue, we are thrilled to share our first cover story of 2021, Danica Patrick, who has evolved from a legendary career in motor racing to become an author, host of her brilliant podcast, Pretty Intense™, and the owner of an organic, boutique vineyard and wine label, Somnium. I was lucky to talk to her about it all as she shared her refreshing perspective of life and all that brings her joy.


In Fashion, Essential Wardrobe Pieces, highlights separates to get us through winter that are versatile, kind to the planet, and support small business. In Beauty, our Behind the Brand column features Luxie Beauty, the world’s first vegan, cruelty-free cosmetic brush brand, and its founder, Conor Riley. Upcoming content includes inspiring travel ideas for when we can move again, an anti-ageing series, and more from our world of eco-conscious fashion, beauty and lifestyle, as well as exciting wedding and pregnancy features.


Continuing into 2021 our intention is to consciously find our joy in each day, and in doing so our hope is to inspire you to find yours too.


In love and gratitude as always,