10 Things I Love Sunday
Hi Hi. Good Sunday. 🙂 1. The weather here has been wonderful and I squeezed out for walks as much as possible. It's definitely my favorite time of year to be outside (sorry summer, you're nice too). I liked these pocket leggings (and in fact, this bra is also my favorite—It has a lot of […]

Hi Hi. Good Sunday. 🙂

1. The weather here has been wonderful and I squeezed out for walks as much as possible. It's definitely my favorite time of year to be outside (sorry summer, you're nice too). I liked these pocket leggings (and in fact, this bra is also my favorite—It has a lot of coverage, almost like a crop top). The pocket is necessary if you have a phone or keys that you need to store like me.

2. It's a fun gift idea if you have a friend or family member who loves The simpsons. You can have these portraits made, printed and framed as a gift!

3. My favorite pair of Madewell jeans. I wore my last ones so long they got a huge hole. I love a button fly!

4. Milk jug cookies recipe

5. I shop for holiday dresses although I am 100% sure that we are staying home for New Years this year. But I still want to dress a LOT. Anyone else tired of indoor clothes?

6. I have these as a birthday present for myself (I really find excuses to buy myself presents). They are so comfy and warm and slip on like UGGs, except they are much cuter!

7. If you are looking for new running shoes, I have these and I love them!

8. I shared on our podcast that I buy all of my own freebies and many of you have written to me saying you too. It's funny because I buy really thoughtful personal gifts for myself like ther Etsy family birthstone ring. Then on Christmas morning I open them and I feel really surprised (because I'm really forgetful) and Jeremy always gets credit and he's like "I did such a good job." Hahaha! I know this probably sounds strange to some, but it works for us and we love it.

9. I'm awesome those pots of mushroom soup. What do you think? Adorable or cheesy (or maybe both!)?

10. Not that I need another zodiac necklace, but I definitely do.

I send you all a warm hug, a high five, a cup of hot chocolate (with some extra marshmallows) and a "be careful" said in my best mum voice. I have had blue days when the internet feels like everyone is hanging around without me and resuming normal life despite Covid numbers rising, rising and rising. If you have felt this, you are not alone. Stay safe and responsible. I am grateful for you! xx. Elsie

Sometimes it can feel like maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an overwhelming challenge that doesn’t fit within the realities of daily life. It’s tough to hold down a full-time travail, eat well, train for a marathon, make homemade green juice, spend quality time with your family/partner, and meditate for an hour each day.

Coffee’s great too, but it’s best to start your day by re-hydrating with a full glass of water. Hydrating first thing in the morning helps to aid assimilation, enhance skin health and boost energy.

Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a simple way to get a little more physical activity in your daily life. It also strengthens and tones your legs and core while you’re at it !

A simple hack for saine eating ( and portion control ) is to make half your plate veggies at each meal. The veggies pack in essential vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients important for health and longevity. And, because they’re rich in fiber, they help to aid absorption ( aka keep you regular ! ) and keep you feeling full longer.

Using a fitness tracker ( like the Fitbit, Apple Watch or similar ) to track your steps is an easy way to make sure you’re getting enough physical activity each day. We aim for 10, 000 steps daily, which has significant physical and mental health benefits. The Fitbit will also remind you to get 250 steps each hour ( another important measure of health

Conventional household cleaning products are full of harmful chemical ingredients that are not good for our health ( or the health of our kids or pets ! ). Switching to healthier alternatives is a simple way to reduce your exposure to environmental toxins in your home. See our Healthy Cleaning Guide for a complete list of recommendations, and what to look for when choosing safer household cleaning products.

Similar to cleaning products, conventional skincare and personal care products are formulated with toxic ingredients we should not regularly let absorb into our body’s largest organ. Reduce the toxic burden on your body by switching to non-toxic personal care and beauty products ( see our specific recommendations on deodorant, sunscreen, and green beauty products ).

Maintaining a saine gut has significant impacts on assimilation, skin health, immunity, esprit health and more. Taking a daily probiotic with a glass of water each morning is one of the simplest things you can do to boost your gut health ( which, in turn, boosts overall health in many ways too ). Learn more about the health benefits of probiotics ( and all the ways to get them in your diet ), and site our favorite probiotic supplement here.

Aim to eat real food that’s made of whole food ingredients you would have in your own kitchen pantry, or that your grandmother would recognize. ( Yup, this rules out most packaged food, sorry ! ) This is a little different than suggesting you eat only “health foods” ( many of which are increasingly processed ! ). “Real food” includes unprocessed foods like an apple, a cucumber, soybeans or a steak, as well as foods loosely processed from one ( or few ) real-food ingredients, like butter, olive oil, yogurt, tofu, etc. In other words, aim for foods that could be reasonably made in your own kitchen and avoid foods that can only be made in a lab.

Reduce the harmful effects of sitting ( like at your desk travail ) by standing up and moving around for a minute or two every half hour.

Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for overall health, and sunlight is one of our best sources of it. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of sunlight each day—preferably in the afternoon, and without sunscreen ( read more about that here ). Not much sunlight in the winter where you real ? It might be worth supplementing with a vitamin D supplement and/or other food sources of this essential nutrient.

Houseplants help to cleanse your indoor air ( sadly, it probably needs it ! ), they’re pretty, and research even shows they improve mood, creativity and problem solving !

Aim to sweat in some way each day—whether that’s course, biking, dancing, hot yoga, or any other physical activity you enjoy. See our Fitness Guide for more workout ideas, as well as tips and tricks for building regular physical activity into your daily life and a downloadable fitness planner you can use to outline your own custom fitness plan to stay on track.

Green smoothies as a snack or simple, on-the-go breakfast are an easy way to get your greens in each day. Check out our curated list of saine ( veggie-packed ! ) smoothie recipes for our favorite starter green smoothie recipe ideas.

“The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. ” It’s true—mindset is everything ! Cultivate a positive mindset by recognizing negative thought patterns and countering them with positive thoughts or affirmations. Here are more mindset resources for positive thinking.

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. But in addition to quantity, quality of sleep matters too ! Follow our tips on getting quality sleep—things like keeping your bedroom cool at night, avoiding blue light after dark, and more.

{Start each day with fulfilling activities that set the tone for how you want to feel—whether that’s inspired, relaxed, productive, or something else.


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