Gut reset

Kelly and I have been doing the Whole30 and we are on day 16. Say what you want about “diets”… I feel damn good, I’m eating well, and I’m spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

Things that are hard:

  • being social (we live near too many breweries and I still am not totally clear on whether or not I can have kombucha…)
  • some headaches here and there
  • night shifts at work (I’M SURROUNDED BY SNACKS!)

Things that feel good:

  • making lots of bone broth
  • planning out meals (less waste!)
  • feeling energized
  • going up a notch on my belt buckle
  • learning to use sugar free substitutes like coconut aminos

Here are some happenings from our kitchen ūüĎ©ūüŹľ‚Äćūüć≥

Also, Kelly has to go on a work trip next week. Send her good vibes that she can push through.

 

Giving

With Thanksgiving tomorrow I find myself pondering ways to give back to my community. I have been on and off with volunteering and it’s time to be back on. During my first read through of¬†Small Victories, I resonated with Julia’s call for action towards the back of the book. I am grateful for the food I can buy and being able to spend time in my kitchen. However, I recognize¬†this is a privilege. So this morning I spent some time searching for ways to contribute locally in Denver and this is the short list of organizations I came up with and their missions.

One Colorado¬†– ¬†“To secure and protect equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Coloradans and their families.”

African Community Center¬†– “To help refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Denver through supportive networks of people, services and community activies.”

Project Helping¬†–¬†“Use the joy and purpose created by volunteering to improve mental wellness.”

The GrowHaus¬†–¬†“Create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution,¬†production, education,¬†and economic development.”


 

On another note, if you are able, please consider donating to Standing Rock.
You can contribute here.
¬†This monetary donation will help provide “legal, sanitary and emergency purposes” for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Find many other ways to get involved here.

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