Sunday Scrolls: June Edition

By Kaylea

Jun 2, 2024 | Blog, Sunday Scrolls

June is such a celebratory month (perhaps you can bring our honey cake recipe to your next gathering?) and Scrolls is packed to the brim! We’re sharing sleep shifts you can make today to sleep better tonight, the easy exercise that actually has the power to change your brain, a simple summer health reset, and our favorite finds of late! Come inside, we are so excited to see you:

Meals

I have a bit of a cookbook obsession, and Jon brought home a Cook’s Science cookbook from the bargain bin at the grocery store. The only problem with my love of cookbooks, is that I can very rarely follow a recipe as-is because of all of our dietary restrictions. So the joy of it is in the ideas, and then I modify to make the recipe vegan, gluten-free, and most importantly, as clean as possible. Enter, the honey cake.

And because we can’t just eat cake, a bit of health from the genius Dr. Hyman. I am making this to go on top of our gf focaccia tonight!

Asparagus Walnut Pesto via Dr. Mark Hyman

  • 1 pound asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • ¼ cup raw walnuts
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 lemon, juiced 
  • ¼ cup olive oil 
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Movement

I’ve been on a deep dive of late into the Blue Space Effect. Studies show that exposure to bodies of water (oceans, lakes, rivers, even ponds) can enhance creativity, reduce stress, and boost overall JOY. Who doesn’t want that? So if you get an opportunity today, take a walk by the water, and your body + brain will thank you greatly!

3 Things to Do If You’re Feeling Pressured to ‘Get in Shape’ for Summer (I like this take)

Grandma planks for four hours to set new Guinness World Record 🤯 ((goals))

Did You Know: Researchers found that 15-30 min of cycling at low-moderate or moderate-high intensity promotes change in your brain.

Mindset

Which quote is resonating with you today? For me, it’s the first. There is no better feeling than making someone’s day with a heartfelt, genuine compliment. And the best compliments, in my opinion, are just under the surface. The ones that are harder to see and far easier to feel. It’s less likely the person has heard that one before, and it will be tailor-made just for them!

More

The Well of Joy’s Summer Health Reset!

…and our May Joy Jolts (a photo diary).

Why tiny, thoughtful gestures go a long way in a friendship.

The best podcast I’ve listened to lately. I learned SO much about new heart health research and know you will too!

We bought this for Jon for an early Father’s Day gift and it was a *huge hit*. He loves it and what a workout!

If your hair has been dry, brittle, or lackluster, I 10/10 recommend this mask.

Have you heard of the Rest Gap? And this one was interesting too: The Soft Life.

Your Brain Works At Its Best When You Make This Shift, A Neuroscientist Says.

8 Lessons to Learn From Nature.

3 Myths About Salt We Need To Debunk Right Now.

Becoming less visible online: five ways to shrink your digital footprint.

Mine is misophonia (to the nth degree!), what is yours?

One of the most powerful, impactful, informative articles I’ve read to date to implore you to get more sleep now.

29 Ways to Romanticize Your Life This Summer.

3 Things I Learned As The Co-founder & CEO Of Whole Foods (#3 was the big one for me).

Favorite, favorite, favorite hormone-supporting morning coffee with triterpenoids +amino acids.

Thank you for being here with us today! I can’t tell you how alive and grateful I feel to be writing for you (and for me), and sharing this space with you more often. I hope this day brings you peace, hope, and all things well + joyful!

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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