December 2015 Meanderings.

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12276848_920419791387069_463843815_nDecember is in full swing so here are my Monthly Meanderings. A long tradition in WW-Land meanderings are links to things that have genuinely inspired me around the web this month.  Until next month keep in touch with me on Facebook & Instagram (above are some Insta-glimpses into my past month). I’m still loving Snapchat now so join me there too. Oh and tons of new pod episodes coming this month.

 

THINGS I READ // WROTE ::

-Molly Sims on Body Image. 

Comfortable shoes. 

Omg. Whole Foods. $$$ 

-Loved this article from Sakara Life! especially this line::
“Those extra 5-10 pounds, that place where your body naturally wants to be – that’s your life. That’s your late night pizza with your man, that Sunday morning bottomless brunch, your favorite cupcake in the whole entire world because you wanted to treat yourself. Those 5-10 pounds are your favorite memories, your unforgettable trips, your celebrations of life.”

-Loved this super feminist blog post about the holidays. So much good stuff in here. Eye-opening. For instance this line is so good::
“the concept of food being connected to morality remains: we judge people as good when they eat salad and yogurt and chia seeds, and bad when they eat donuts and burgers. We turn this inward on ourselves too. And we don’t have to. Instead we can adopt the belief that we are just inherently good, that we never need to be perfectionisty about anything, and that health and eating are not connected to morality.”

-I wrote this last year about the holidays but it is still very true this year.

TO LISTEN // WATCH::

-Amy Schumer on Body Image & style please watch!

I love both of them so much & this video was so fun! 

Best most important TED talk I’ve seen.

11906269_110607259307034_944634875_n-So I heard on Alanis Morissette’s new podcast (yes she has one, listen here) about this communication style and I’m going to try to adapt it as much as I remember to in my life. This post outlines the steps.

-Loved this story about COLOR. Listen to it. Fascinating!

-I loved this episode of This American Life this week especially the first act about the high school girls.

-Last week’s episode of Katie Wonders in case you missed it!

TO EAT::

-Dying to make these brownies they happen to be sugar and gluten free too.

-The dip I’m dying to dip into. Creamy spinach and avocado dip.

-This recipe isn’t actually to eat it’s to smell but it look awesome.

TO TRY // EXPLORE ::

-I love baths and this one is my new obsession thanks to Kris Carr.

New social media where you can only post one super good link per day. I’m into it.

-Look at this pretty jewelry line. They’re giving us a donation to a charity with every purchase we make using this code::  “WellnessWonderland

-How cute is this pin?

-Um I need this how clever is this mermaid blanket?

-How cute are these nails? Perfect for the holidays I think.

-I haven’t done gift guides in a couple years but I did them in 2012 & 2013 and so here they are if you want to meander them!

Check out my friend abbey’s sweet shop Amiga!  Perfect for all your holiday shopping needs. At least I want everything.

I wrote this about what I think a Wellness Wonderland is::
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+ one more thing
TO LISTEN to::
my playlist of the holiday season that I’ll continue adding to throughout the season if you want to jam festively with me.

Full Moon Monday Meanderings

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Happy Monday Wonderland! How was your full moon weekend? I swear this was a cool full moon for everyone! I heard more about this full moon than any other one in my life. From friends in California or Toronto to my yoga teacher on Saturday morning, everybody was talking about manifesting & loving the moon! It was sweet! I spent the weekend hanging out at this cool artist market in my friend’s booth selling cool letterpress art! Check out her work here! & toss her a thumbs up on Facebook!

As always, amazing week of post coming at ya, but until then feel free to meander the rest of the internet & allow me to guide you below…

20 signs you’re a wellness wonderland local…aka a health junkie…17, 18, and 19 are spot on…so funny!

Amazing Clip from a Gabby Lecture!

What did you do on your wedding night? I loved this post!

Maca Super food hot chocolate!

Super herb cupcakes? yes they exist! {& want to know a secret? their creator is our guest on WWRadio this week! OMG shhh!} Check out these Pumpkin Muffins with He Shou Wu Cashew Cream Icing

Autumn Wellness Guide also from our this week WWRadio guest

Who is your celebrity crush?! Mine will always be the one and only Seth Ezekiel Cohen from the OC (yes I know a fictional character’s middle name, because I love him)

Cool conference going on this week!

Want to feel like a Rockstar in your Body?! Robyn will show you how here!  Sign up! And here’s more info on Robyn in Wonderland!

Marianne Williamson is running for Congress!!!!!!!! OMG I can’t wait for the day I can vote for her or Gabby for president!

Watch my video on 4 ways to make taking supplements actually fun! if for no other reason than to see how goofy I look in the YouTube freeze frame! haha! ie. see below:

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Happy Monday Meanderings | How was your weekend? A peek into mine + a new VLOG

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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Here are a couple ‘instas‘ into mine which was spent walking in the leaves, meditating, journaling, and stalking the #spiritjunkiewedding on Insta. Didn’t Gabby look perfect? It was better than the Oscars for me seeing all the people I love and admire all dressed up in one place. Great week ahead of inspiration including of course a new episode of WWRadio on Thursday. Until then please enjoy meandering the rest of the wonderful internet below.

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Yummy autumn spice cookies

Soup that sounds amazing from Ella!

Need something to do with your butternut squash? Ella’s got you covered there too! She’s so great, remember her guest post here?

Who says getting healthy has to be all serious?  Not my friend Robyn Youkilis.  Her video is insanely good!  Check out her free video series talking about how to eat well no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

How cool is this dude? He’s local! Maybe I’ll have him on the podcast, what do you think?

Your on-the-go greens guide!

Great post from Carly last week! On letting go and trusting the Universe!

Gabby the newlywed vlogs about releasing fear this week!

My newest vlog…on my stuggles with inspiration overload:

Monday Meanderings | It’s going to be an amazing week!

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Happy Monday loyal inhabitants of WWonderland! How was your weekend? Clearly, I had a nice one, went berry picking, got organized for the week ahead and made my weekly fresh almond milk. It’s going to be an amazing week, I can feel it! Great blog posts coming your way, a new WWRadio episode featuring this lovely lady, more deep posts and great recipes, so as always until then please enjoy meandering the rest of the internet.

Jess, the Wellness Warrior is starting a garden.

Never buy almond milk again! Look how easy it is to make! Yum!

Need a good healthy simple recipe book to get started? Look no further! The Healthy Cooking camp girls have you covered!

Man this is good juice! Yum!

Enter Sarah Jenks 28-day Challenge! It’s amazing!!

Look who Gabby is interviewing this week!

Detroit Locals! Check out this sweet expo I’m going to with some of my local wellness junkie friends, email me if you want to come along! We’re getting a little group together!

Do you like The Wellness Wonderland? Do you visit often? Make it official and like us on Facebook! I even gave our Facebook page a face-lift this weekend so check it out! The first 3 people to like the page & leave a comment on the wall telling me their favorite section of the blog ie. WWRadio, Meandering Mondays, Gratitude for Today, Dance Challenge Check-Ins or Foodie Friday will WIN A SPECIAL SURPRISE FROM ME! OMG!

& while you’re on Facebook like my best friend Laura’s amazing page The Mint Creative, she is a talented artist and I know everyone in Wonderland will adore her work, so check out her fantastic Etsy shop.

Is it Snack time yet? | Introducing WWSnack time with Katie

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Instagram has become such a great community for The Wellness Wonderland to hang! I love seeing everyone’s morning mantra daily doodles of how they want to feel &  using the #wellnesswonderlandeats hashtag. Two of my food posts that everybody loved were my simple snacks, so I’ve decided to keep sharing snacks at least weekly with you guys by starting a new series, “Snack Time” with Katie.

We’ve got on top double-stuffed Oreos aka organic cucumbers with coconut butter & sunflower butter topped with cinn, pink sea salt, & turmeric (see earlier post for turmeric benefits) tasty & easy, don’t even need to peel if the cucumber is organic but peel if not!

& below that we’ve got glazed doughnuts (or tiny bagels with cream cheese?) aka apple rings with raw coconut butter & raw sunflower seed butter topped with cinnamon & sea salt.