Thriving Thanksgiving Tips

by Judy Griffin on November 25, 2013

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie

Thriving Thanksgiving Tips

  • Start traditions focusing on gratitude.  When the kids were little  we made paper cut outs of our hands, wrote down what we were grateful for and shared it with one another. It’s fun to take that box out each year and read them and so important to keep adding to it
  • Start you day with a nutrient rich protein breakfast so you are not ravenous for the feast. Try Chia Seed Pudding or Green up Quinoa Muffins.
  • Drink water or seltzer in between cocktails and soda to avoid over-indulging in alcohol and sugar since this weakens the immune system. For a holiday cocktail try this Pumpkin Margarita
  • Eat mindfully. Pass on the chips and dip, pretzels and pigs in a blanket and focus on fruit, nuts and veggie platters. How about some Kale Chips and Guacamole?
  • Treat yourself to delicious sampling of desserts rather than multiple heaping portions of pie.
  • Relieve nausea by drinking Ginger Tea or for digestive distress try any of these essentials oils:Peppermint, Clove, DiGize, Fennell, or Ginger.
  • Revitalize with a mini cleanse if you feel like you over did it with fattening foods, sweets and alcohol. Start your day with warm water & lemon; move on to fresh juice, green smoothies, salads, soups, and vegetables. This will detoxify and replenish the vitamins and minerals you may be lacking.
  • Afterwards consider joining my Fall Flourish to get you back on track.  You can get this for  Free after you purchase by book, Flourish Beyond 50: Your Path to Vibrant Living, on Kindle. If you already purchased the book you can download the Kindle version for free. You’ll find the sign-up on the last page of the book on Kindle.

 

 

 

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