While we don’t like to wait around until January to start chasing dreams, there is something undeniably motivating about the freshness of a new year (exhibit A: the launch of this blog!). If you are like us and feel the itch to try something new and freshen up your health this month, then this link roundup is for you.
We dig these 5 resources to help you hit the refresh button:
Minimalist Baker’s free Detox Guide
Don’t let the word “detox” fool you: Minimalist Baker’s Detox Guide is a collection of simple, tasty recipes that will lift you out of your booze and Christmas cookie coma (and it’s free!). The pancakes are to.die.for. Plus we have a major “couple crush” on these two. We dig their love for simple food and simple living.
Thug Kitchen is a fantastic collection of simple plant-based recipes served up with a large side of curse words that will have you giggling (and blushing) your way to the kitchen. They have a blog AND a book. We recommend both.
Naked Food Magazine
If you want something more sophisticated than US Weekly to read on the treadmill, check out Naked Food Magazine. Another cheeky resource (cursing? naked? These plant-based people are crazy!) chockfull of recipes, plant-based celebrity interviews, and scientific straight talk. Naked Food Mag rallies all the best whole-food, plant-based experts into one rad magazine.
A little extra space in our heads would be nice, yes? The very best way to create that space and improve your overall life experience (bold claim, but no joke) is through a daily meditation practice. Meditating is no longer reserved for new age-y yogis and Buddhist monks- it is mainstream and it is time to embrace it folks.
Famous meditators include Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Rupert Murdoch, Ellen DeGeneres, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Seinfeld, Oprah Winfrey, and countless CEOs. A few reasons why these VIPs devote a piece of their day to mindfulness:
- reduces stress and anxiety
- enhances creative thinking
- improves self-acceptance and relationships
We get it: the thought of reserving time you don’t have to sit still and clear your mind seems laughable- at least that’s how we used to think about meditation. But the more laughable or impossible you think meditating is, the more you probably need to meditate.
After 2 months of meditating daily, we notice a difference and we think you will too. We got our start with an app called Headspace. It is awesome. Andy, the narrator who guides each meditation session, will be your new BFF. We think of him as our therapist, guru, and a guy we really want to go have a beer with.
We challenge you to download Headspace and complete 10 days of 10 minute guided meditations (it’s free!). Be sure to request us as a buddy on the app (Kayli; firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can motivate each other to get our daily dose of zen!
Our free recipe e-book A Good Food Day
K: “Hi honey, how was your day?”
J: “It was good- I had a really good food day!”
As long as you have a good, solid food day nothing else matters.
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