November 2017 Favorites {Experiences Over Possessions, Honeynut Squash} #recipe #squash #healthy #healthyfood #healthyrecipe #glutenfree #vegan

November 2017 Healthy Favorites {Gratitude Journal, Experiences Over Possessions & Minimalism, Honeynut Squash}

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This past month we entered a season that tends to be filled with gatherings, gift giving and gratitude.

I hope you have tried out some of the lessons from minimalism I shared and found that they are helping you to create a more meaningful and less stressful holiday season this year and enjoyed some vegan gluten-free honeynut squash cookies!

Here is some of my favorite healthy inspiration from the past month inspired by these posts! 

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Here are some of my Simple | Pure | WholeTM Healthy Favorites for November!

Favorite Product: The Greatest Gift: A Short Gratitude Journal

November 2017 Favorites {Experiences Over Possessions, Honeynut Squash} #recipe #squash #healthy #healthyfood #healthyrecipe #glutenfree #vegan #food #healthyfood

November is often a time when people become more aware of gratitude and take some time to remember what they are thankful for in their life. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to become more aware and reconnect with the power of gratitude, but gratitude is a practice that can bring more joy and satisfaction into your life all year round!

Indulging your loved ones with thoughtful gifts that uplift, comfort and inspire enhances your connections and helps you build mindfulness. I commonly guide my clients in establishing gratitude rituals and expressing them with others. One of my favorite ways to let someone know they are cherished is by sharing a gratitude journal where you can express cherished memories of the person, a favorite photo or something you appreciate about him or her. 

So when I learned about The Greatest GiftI was excited to learn more and share this beautiful product! This all-in-one kit provides everything you need to create a heartfelt gratitude journal for someone you care about. 

The Greatest Gift allows you to:

1. Choose one person you’re close to.

2. Write up to 21 entries about why you’re grateful for them.

3. Surprise them with the finished journal afterward as a beautiful gift!

To make it an easy and help you become a master storyteller, the kit includes writing prompts & guidance for every entry, a complete scrapbooking kit to easily and effortlessly fill the journal with pictures and other visuals, gifting materials and a bonus gift for the writer.

I found the prompts really helped me reflect on my relationship and express my thoughts, emotions and gratitude in a beautiful way. The product itself is beautifully designed and provides a therapeutic and fun process as well as a meaingful end product that you get to share with someone you love!

Right now you can support this initiative by backing The Greatest Gift and save 50% off by ordering early (expected delivery February 2018).

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  • Take your happiness, gratitude, and relationships to the next level by getting your own Greatest Gift here!
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Favorite Inspirational Article: The preference for experiences over possessions

November 2017 Favorites {Experiences Over Possessions, Honeynut Squash} #happiness #minimalist #minimalism #joy

This month I shared some strategies for embracing minimalism during the holidays. This approach can help you add more meaning and less stress to your celebrations without the need for more stuff or more obligations.

Studies like this one back up the science behind how minimalism can lead to mindfulness and greater happiness and fulfillment in life. For example, the researchers found that experiences like theater tickets or a meal at a nice restaurant resulted in greater well-being than gifts of material possessions.

The results suggested that experiences produce more happiness regardless of the amount spent or the income of the consumer. These experiences also tend to satisfy higher order needs like the need for social connectedness and vitality, making us feel more alive and part of something greater.

“These findings support an extension of basic need theory, where purchases that increase psychological need satisfaction will produce the greatest well-being,” said Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University.

Simple Pure Whole Solutions:

  • Take a more mindful approach to gift-giving this year by considering giving experiences and tools that you can share with your loved ones during the holidays or anytime to celebrate your friendship, show your appreciation and support a healthy lifestyle!
  • When planning a gift, think about who the recipient truly is and what she values. Recall what makes him laugh or what his true passion is.  Gifts that let the recipient know that you see their true self and honor their inner beauty are truly powerful and deepen your connections.
  • Consider how you can embrace minimalism this holiday season to find a deeper connection with your loved ones, escape from the constant busyness of the season and choose your obligations wisely.

Favorite Farmer’s Market Find: Honeynut Squash

November 2017 Favorites {Experiences Over Possessions, Honeynut Squash} #recipe #squash #healthy #healthyfood #healthyrecipe #glutenfree #vegan

The Honeynut Squash is an adorable little mini-me to the bigger and more common Butternut Squash. It has a creamy texture and amazingly sweet and nutty flavor which works perfectly in a variety of both savory and sweet dishes. 

Compared to a regular butternut squash which averages 10-11 inches in length, a Honeynut squash is only 4-5 inches long. Their diminutive size makes them quick to roast. They are the perfect size for a quick lunch or side dish for 1 or 2 people.

Like all winter squashes, Honeynut squash is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, carotenoids and other vitamins and minerals including manganeseThese nutrients may help to balance immunity and help you ward off infections and even diseases like cancer.

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This Month’s Favorite Quote:

#minimalism #quote #simplicity #happiness #mindfulness #yoga #present www.jenniferweinbergmd.com

A #Thanksgiving #gratitude ritual and #meditation. #free download and video! #healthy #health #happiness #holiday #love #yoga #mindfulness www.JenniferWeinbergMD.com

November’s Features from The Simple | Pure | WholeTM Blog:

Vegan Honeynut Squash Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies {#GlutenFree #Vegan #Vegetarian #SoyFree #DairyFree #NutFree #EggFree #dessert #cookies #cookie #baking #bake #thanksgiving #fall

Embrace #Minimalism during the #Holidays for a more meaningful #Thanksgiving #minimalist #wellness #health #simple #holiday #Christmas #gratitude #thankful #hope #love #peace #selfcare #positive #mindfulness #meditation #yoga

What are your favorite minimalist traditions?

Have you tried Honeynut Squash? 

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