Coming in November: The Thankful 30!

October 30th, 2014 at 6:06 am
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The Thankful 30: A Month-Long Celebration of Gratitude (Daily Bites)

Halloween is the farthest thing from my mind these days. Instead, I’ve been cooking up a post series for November that I just can’t wait for! Get excited. Coming to you this Saturday, November 1st—The Thankful 30: A Month-Long Celebration of Gratitude.

If ever there was a month that’s gotten lost in the shuffle, it’s November. In our rush to hurry up and get the holiday season cranking, we jump straight from Halloween to Christmas preparations, and too often poor old Thanksgiving gets the short end of the stick.

The Thankful 30 is all about resurrecting a spirit of gratitude for the month of November in an effort to create a long-lasting habit. I believe that giving thanks has just become another item on our to-do lists, a short-lived side effect of reading self-help books. Just go to Pinterest and type in “gratitude.” You’ll quickly find hundreds of motivational quotes—all of which look great on the screen but let’s be honest: do they really penetrate the soul?

What if we could turn November into the January of giving thanks? The kickstart of habitual gratitude? The resolution that revolutionizes how we live from this month forward?

The Thankful 30 will take place right here November 1—30. Every day you’ll find a new post here that will celebrate gratitude in some way or another. I’m eager to share reflections, recipes, challenges, stories from a few of my soul sisters (and even my real related-by-blood sister), mini devotionals, and more all tethering back to that anchor of thankfulness.

We’ll explore how gratitude impacts our health on so many levels, and how positively transforming our relationship with food and our body image hinges on giving thanks.

I didn’t decide to launch this series because I know everything about gratitude. Whoa whoa whoa no. Definitely not. In truth, I’m a (major) work on progress on the thanksgiving front. And also, I don’t really feel like I choose my writing topics anymore. They choose me.

The Thankful 30 is happening because I need it—and if I’ve learned anything from blogging these past five years, it’s that if I need something, usually someone else needs it, too.

I am beyond excited to enter into 30 days of thanksgiving with you!

Might I suggest you sign up to get each Thankful 30 post delivered to your inbox this month? A little dose of gratitude every day?

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See you on Saturday for Day 1 of #TheThankful30.

Peace, love, and pumpkin truffles
-Hallie-

 

When Giving Up Is Good

October 24th, 2014 at 12:12 pm · Post a comment · 15 Comments

If you’re wondering where I’ve been the past few weeks, wonder no more! I’m back and I’ve got a confession to make. I’m an Autoimmune Protocol drop-out. Yep. It’s the truth! I started the AIP at the end of September. I lasted just under two weeks before I called it quits. Why? Three reasons: I […]

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5 Lessons from My First Week on the AIP

October 7th, 2014 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 4 Comments

My dad and I were driving on some country roads, me sitting fearfully behind the wheel with white knuckles and a hammering heart. I was 15 and learning how to drive. When we pulled back into the garage, I remember asking him how this ever becomes “normal.” Everything about driving felt so foreign to my […]

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The Autoimmune Protocol & Exercise

October 2nd, 2014 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 7 Comments
Letting go

My heart was warmed so much by all of your kind comments on my post earlier this week about my new adventure with the Autoimmune Protocol. When I’m having hard days (or am so sick of drinking bone broth I could weep…), I will be coming back to that post to let your words of […]

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Autoimmune Protocol (Day 1)

September 30th, 2014 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 26 Comments

Well. It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, huh? I wish I had a lofty reason for my absence, like crunching to complete a new cookbook or working behind the scenes on a big secret project. In truth, though, I’ve gone silent for a few weeks because I’ve been working on a project […]

Filed under: Autoimmune Protocol, Egg-free, Grain-Free, Nutrition

When You’re Uninspired to Cook…

September 12th, 2014 at 1:01 pm · Post a comment · No Comments
Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

That moment when you open the refrigerator door and just give the shelves a long stare, hoping that somehow dinner ingredients will jump onto the counter and magically whip themselves into a meal. We’ve all been there. Even those of us who love to cook find ourselves feeling completely uninspired from time to time. I […]

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The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

September 10th, 2014 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · No Comments
Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

I’m spending the week in Utah with my sister and her two adorable kiddos, but I wanted to pop in quickly to let you know about an amazing bundle sale going on right now. The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is a fantastic collection of eBooks and eCourses designed to empower, educate, and equip you to […]

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Food & Fitness Favorites

August 28th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 3 Comments
Primal Pit Paste

Welcome back! I’m busy preparing for a few weeks of traveling starting tomorrow, so Food & Fitness Friday is coming a little early to you this week. I’ve decided to commit myself fully to enjoying my trips over the next few weeks, so this will be the last post for a bit until I return […]

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Visualization for Reaching Goals

August 22nd, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 2 Comments
Lake Michigan

Welcome to Food & Fitness Friday! I’ve been on my 14 Day Wellness Jumpstart plan now for 1 week, and I’m feeling great. Keep on reading for the full update on how things have gone. A little later I’m going to talk about visualization for health/weight goals. It’s something new to me so I thought […]

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Low-Glycemic Breakfast Ideas

August 19th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 6 Comments
Low Sugar Breakfast Ideas from Daily Bites

Before I say a word about breakfast, I first have to tell you how grateful I am for all of your comments on last week’s two posts: Introducing Food & Fitness Fridays and My 14-Day Jumpstart to Wellness. I’m a pretty private person. If you look up “introvert” in the dictionary, it probably says my […]

Filed under: Breakfast & Brunch, Family-Friendly, Grain-Free, Links, Nutrition, Recipes

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