Here are 3 healthy living tips, 2 book recommendations (one self-improvement and one fun), and 1 journal prompt to ponder this week!
*TBJ = Tips, Books, Journal Prompt
☀️ Try this thought reframe when there is still food left on your plate, but you feel full: I can have delicious food whenever I want, so I don't need to eat to uncomfortably full now
☀️Instead of: I shouldn't eat that, I don't need it > Let’s Try: Food is not just for fuel. I am allowed to enjoy food, and I will let myself enjoy the food I want.
☀️A helpful response if someone comments on your food / weight: You don’t have to agree with me not dieting, but I expect you to respect my choices.
Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski
This book. THIS BOOK. As someone who is chronically stressed (thank you people-pleasing, over-committing, and inability to say no 😭 *working on it*) this book was a gift. Not only is it packed with information about why you feel the way you feel when stressed, but it also gives you tangible solutions on what to do about it. If you struggle with stress, look no further, this is your next read!
Quick Synopsis (from Amazon): “A girl comes of age against the knife.”
So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a white mother and a Cherokee father, Betty is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit in the rural town of Breathed, Ohio, is one of poverty and violence—both from outside the family and, devastatingly, from within. But despite the hardships she faces, Betty is resilient. Her curiosity about the natural world, her fierce love for her sisters, and her father’s brilliant stories are kindling for the fire of her own imagination, and in the face of all to which she bears witness, Betty discovers an escape: she begins to write.
Inspired by generations of her family, Tiffany McDaniel sets out to free the past by delivering this heartbreaking yet magical story—a remarkable novel that establishes her as one of the most important voices in American fiction.
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✏️ What is one important lesson for life that isn't taught in school, that you think should be?
I hope you have a great week!
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🎙 PPS – Click HERE to listen to me answer the question: Hi Ry! I am in recovery, but really struggling because I have celiac disease. And I DO have to restrict gluten. How do I continue in my recovery when I have a legit dietary restriction? The more I try to stop eating gluten, the more I binge on it. And then not only do I feel sick post-binge, I feel really sick because of the gluten. Help!