Hi, Friends! Hope you all had an awesome Labor Day Weekend and were able to squeeze out the last bit of summer. Jamison and I had a good mix of work, play and relaxation with some delicious food, summery cocktails, good friends and a few workouts thrown in there.
From Left to right: We made some delicious Brazilian capirinhas replacing the cane sugar with coconut sugar (recipe to come!), a new to me Cabernet that was only 8 bucks AND has a horn on the label (what more can you ask for?), favorite homemade grain-free pizza (thanks, Primally Inspired!), and an extremely labor intensive watermelon project Jamison took on to impress the kiddos at a grill-out (tutorial video..don't believe him when he says it only takes 8 minutes! Lies..)
Things Worth Reading
11 Signs You're Not As Healthy As You Think You Are- I definitely fall into several of these categories..
8 Tips for Beating Insomnia and Improving Your Sleep- This inspired me to download f.lux and order some blue blocker glasses. I have already noticed a difference in my sleep quality just by minimizing blue light exposure at night!
6 Additives and Toxins that Hide in Healthy Food- "Manufacturers can use the “natural flavor” label to hide hundreds of questionable ingredients." Watch out for Autolyzed Yeast Extract, which gets converted to MSG in the body! Scary stuff!!
To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need a Lot More Food- "These athletes are essentially malnourished. The danger they face is called female athlete triad syndrome because it typically includes three symptoms: irregular menstrual cycles, low energy, and low bone density." Make sure the active young females in your life are getting enough food to fuel and recover from those strenuous high school sports practices!
Things Worth Listening To
Male Military Spouse Radio Show Interviews Jamison Stone- Jamison talks about his new book (there's even a short reading!) and his experiences as a male military spouse.
How to Fall Asleep in 60 Seconds- I've started doing this breathing technique every night in bed and it actually works! It is also an effective stress reduction technique.
Things Worth Eating
Chocolate Protein Mug Cake- This has changed my life!! Make it now and top it with some nut butter and honey!
The BEST Pumpkin Bread Recipe- Even though it is still blazing hot outside, I have been getting into the fall mood with all things pumpkin.
Raspberry Caramel Chocolate Cups- These look amazing!! And a perfect way to use up all those seasonal raspberries!
We hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week! Thanks for stopping by!
Now, it's your turn. In the comments section below, share with us a favorite article, podcast episode, recipe, etc. from this week!