Friday Favorites #88
July 10, 2020
“Be a voice, not an echo.”
— Unknown

Teri in her kitchen

It has been a tough time for everyone, including myself. Part of it is that our world is not exactly as we want it to be. Although there are some wonderful things going on, and I'm grateful for all that's in my life, I also feel off track.

Roy's Mac and Cheese

In addition, at the beginning of quarantine, Roy and I did lots of wonderful cooking—because that’s what we love to do. (Roy has a couple fantastic recipes in the cookbook.) But the eating too much and not exercising enough has led to me feeling really out of sorts, and as dairy, sugar, and carbs have snuck back in, so has the feeling that I haven’t been living my best life.

Teri and Roy out on their daily walk
One thing I love about community is that we can share our experiences with each other, and I’ve found that I’m not alone in feeling worn out. So, it seems like a wonderful time to talk about a reboot and how to shift this moment from the nearly impossible idea of getting back on track, to creating a different reality for ourselves. So many of us are looking around now and not feeling proud of or delighted with where things are, both for ourselves personally and for this country and the need for all of us to be free and equal.
Roy's Potato Cheese Gratin
Often, I’m excited to be able to share my own inspiration for something fabulous to make for dinner, but this week is more about seeking inspiration for myself in these areas. When I'm asking questions like these, it's not because I'm an expert but because I'm trying to determine how to live my very best life and feel good doing it.
Seafood Pasta
This week I asked others both from this community and outside to share their perspectives about resetting. Let's do this together.
Teri Turner, founder, nocrumbsleft
Author:  No Crumbs Left, Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous
Podcaster:  nocrumbsleft Table Talks
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Inspiration From This Week's Contributors
Self-Care Reset
Devi Brown

A lot of spiritual shedding is happening right now, both in the world and inside ourselves. As a species, we have never processed so much at one time, which means that the ascension of our collective consciousness is happening rapidly, so self-care and joy are not just “on-trend,” they are essential to our survival. Build your daily self-care routine around the four pillars of wholeness:  mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical. Taking a step in each one of those categories can radically change your experience of life. My daily practice is a mix of meditation (spiritual), journaling (emotional), reading a few pages of a soul nourishing book (mental), stretching/moving (physical) and finding moments of what I like to call #TinyJoy, like noticing a beautiful flower or savoring something delicious whenever I can.
Devi Brown, Wellness Expert, Storyteller, Author

Regaining Control of Healthful Habits 
Liz Josefsberg

You can begin your wellness journey again, today! Reverse your quarantine habits and begin healthful ones for this new reality. Take a gentle turn away from what’s not serving you. Choose just one meal this week to remedy. Here are my top five tips for immediate results:

• Remove tempting treats and foods from the house. 
• Schedule an outdoor walk every day. 
• Reduce alcohol intake. Alcohol is a depressant. 
• Try a new, free type of streaming exercise on YouTube. 
• Take a three-day, no-sugar challenge to free you from its grip.
Liz Josefsberg, Weight Loss Expert

It's Time To Get Moving
Brittany Hammond
Some days you’re pumped to work out, and other days you want to chill and watch Netflix. Both are valid, but let’s focus on moving. Choose what you enjoy and ask a partner to join you for accountability. My challenge to you is to get back on the fitness wagon and move 30 minutes daily. Believe in yourself. Lift a little heavier every day. Add one-tenth of a mile per hour on the treadmill when you can. One small step at a time gets you where you want to go. Exercise helps boost your immunity, which we all need right now. The only workout you’ll regret is the one you didn’t do.
Brittany Hammond, Certified Personal Trainer
Prioritize Your Pleasure
Emily Morse

We often put our sexuality on the back burner, or assume it’s going to “get back to where it was” or that “one day I’ll feel in the mood again.” The reality is, it rarely happens that way. Perhaps we have shame or guilt around our lack of interest, or we simply don’t know the next step to take. So, take a step to prioritize your pleasure, whether it’s scheduling sex to make sure it happens, or finding time alone for self-pleasure. Yep, masturbation is the greatest act of self-love, and sex begets more sex. So, the next first step is literally in your hands.

Emily Morse, CEO

“I Am More Than My Body"
Kaisa Keranen
This mantra has long been a reminder to stop criticizing the way my body looks and to be grateful for what it does for me. It means “thank you for waking up this morning;” “thank you for carrying me through this crazy day, even though I didn’t give you enough sleep;” “thank you for doing your best to stay healthy, even though I didn’t feed you enough veggies;” and most importantly, “thank you for still being here for me after all those years of looking in the mirror and talking crap about you.” The world will always have something to say about you, but what you say to yourself is what matters. 
Kaisa's new mobility workouts can be found here.

Kaisa Keranen, NASM-CPT/PES
Reset Your Mindset
Karen Millsap
Here are three tips to help reset your mindset, given the uncertainty, stress, and heaviness looming in the world today. 
  • Talk it out with a professional. Bottled up emotions are unhealthy, and a constructive venting session is an effective way to release your thoughts and feelings. 
  • Gratitude is so powerful for creating a happy and positive mindset. Put your life in perspective and count your blessings every single day. 
  • Declutter your home. That’s right. Not only is cleaning therapeutic, but a minimal space (home, desk, bedroom) creates a calmer mind.
Karen Millsap, Author and Speaker
Clearing with Herbs and Salt
Deb Swingholm
Clearing rituals can transform how you feel in your home. The most important ingredient is intention. In these uncertain days, I love using salt, a gift from Mother Earth with exceptional healing properties. For safety and protection, fill a tiny bowl with salt and a pinch of your favorite healing herb (lavender, sage, and rosemary are mine). A little no crumbs left prep bowl is perfect. Place the bowl near where you sleep or work. The salt grounds you and absorbs negative influences. Refresh the bowl regularly. Simple rituals bring the sacred into everyday life.
Deb Swingholm, Spiritual Teacher, Author, Artist
This Week's Recipe
Whole30 Smoky Steak Cobb Salad

This week we are sharing a recipe not only perfect for rebooting but easy and delicious. It's my Whole30 Smoky Steak Cobb Salad. Click here for the recipe.

This Week in the Shop
Marinated Red Onion Bowls

Marinated Red Onion Bowls! This week in the shop we are stocked. Click here to view the shop and order your bowl. Click here to make this fabulous recipe.

This Week's Giveaway
Rainbow Marinated Red Onion Bowl

This week we're giving away a Rainbow Marinated Red Onion Bowl over on this post. Click here to the post for details on how to enter and for more information about the upcoming phase two of our seconds sale.

This Week's Table Talks Podcast
S1 E22:  Food For Thought
Teri and Liz
In this episode from Season 1, I talk with Liz Josefsberg, a weight loss expert and author of Target 100, about the six pillars for weight loss: nutrition, hydration, movement, exercise, stress relief, and sleep. We discuss late-night eating, navigating vacations, creating new habits, and setting goals. Liz also dishes about working with celebrities at Weight Watchers. She shares some amazing tips for weight loss, so listen in, and share with your friends.

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Get the Cookbook
Amber Leigh Purnis
Toronto, Canada

My favourite go-to summer recipe is the Chicken Shawarma Salad with the Marinated Onions. Easy, fresh and incredibly tasty!

Amber Leigh Purnis

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