Sunday Scrolls: December Edition

By Kaylea

Dec 3, 2023 | Blog, Sunday Scrolls

Hooray! I’ve been looking forward to this all week. How are you feeling today? We are so excited to share the meals, movement and mindset motivation we’ve been testing and tucking away to make it the most well + joyful end of the year. And please give the meal idea a chance 😅. Your digestive system will thank you, really!!

Meals

Allow me one sentence to convince you to linger here a little longer: If you’re looking for a meal that will warm your body this winter, nourish you wholly, boost energy, immunity, and provide a complete source of protein that is easily and wonderfully digested — then you must try kitchari! Plus, it is oh so delish and you can make a big batch and warm up to have lunch ready for the week.

And woohoo – good health news for my vegan peeps 🙌🏽, including some scrumptious protein-packed recipes to try.

If you’re looking to incorporate more smoothies into your diet, we’re stripping it down and keeping it as simple as possible to get your nutrients in one gulp — start here.

Movement

I read this fantastic new study about seasonal depression, and proven methods to get through the highs and lows that come with this time of year. Would you believe that research showed people who do hot yoga once a week reported their symptoms of depression reduced by 50%?! And not only that, but 44% of those who kept their weekly yoga practice up for 8 weeks (only 2 months!) were considered to be in remission from depression. That is incredible!

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Even if you’re not feeling any depressive symptoms, or if you’re still not totally sold on yoga, I implore you to consider giving it a try <<look at all of these mind + body benefits!>> . I’m in it for the better posture and sleep! I know a class can feel daunting (if you’re an introvert like me, or just trying something for the first time) so here are a few great ones I found online.

Mindset

A little something for all of us in this month’s mindset slideshow. Tap through to see which one fits your current mood best:

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You will never, not ever, feel more soft pajamas than these. They make a buttery, cozy, deluxe gift for any lady in your life.

20 things to toss now 🗑.

I’m not normally big into comedy specials, but since Jon is, I’ve seen quite a few. This one absolutely blew me away and I made an immediate note to tell you about it. It was so wonderfully written and executed – 10/10 recommend!

Our November gratitude photo diary 🥰.

This face serum is outstanding for hydration, all clean ingredients, and has made a world of plumping difference on my dry, winter skin.

10 affirmations to get you through holiday anxiety.

My friend Meg George wrote a beautiful children’s book on philanthropy! What a wonderful gift for the kid in your life to encourage the magic of giving back from a young age 🙏🏻.

And on that note, if you’re looking for an incredible, wildly worthy cause to support – here are a few we show love to year-round: Mazie’s Mission (we adore them and it’s oh so hard not to adopt another), by sponsoring an animal at Best Friends Sanctuary (we were so grateful to visit in person this year!), and Meal Train for Collin House to cook a warm meal for children waiting for foster homes (such a rewarding way to support a mission – I hope you can do something like this in your area!).

I LOVE the idea of a DIY present, especially for the person who has everything. Homemade is such a GIFT!

This pen is sure to be a fun find under the tree. I can’t wait to see what Grey does with it! I have a feeling we’re going to need extra “ink”.

Terrible at Small Talk? Same. Here are 7 Mistakes a Public Speaking Expert Wants Us to Avoid.

100 Must Read Books From 2023.

One of my favorite lego purchases to date. An immediate mood-booster!

These fleece-lined leggings are my absolute favorite for warmth (and they don’t add a lot of bulk which is nice!).

A fun wellness interview with Martha Stewart.

I do not need another coat, I do not need another coat…do I need another coat?! 😅

How to deal with friendship anxiety.

Drink Coffee First Thing In The A.M.? 5 Ways To Make It Easier On Your Stomach.

‘Tis the Season to Unplug—Why a Social Media Detox Should Be Your New Holiday Tradition.

14 Subtle Ways Your Body Tells You That Your Digestive System Is Off.

I hope we’ll see you back here a dozen times before Christmas (so many well-blended and well-being posts coming up!), but in case we don’t – from our family to yours – we are wishing you the most well and JOYful holidays. May God Bless you, your loved ones, your health, and your happiness. You are a wonder and we’re lucky to know you 💙.

Written by Kaylea

Kaylea Nixon is a Certified Wellness Counselor and Certified Health and Nutrition Practitioner who loves sharing practical, purposeful ways to cultivate a life of well-being and joy! When she's not developing fresh anti-inflammatory recipes, or researching new wellness trends; she seeks adventures, experiences and tasty travels with her incredible husband, son, and rescue pup, Gemma.

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