On November 6, 2019, I celebrated my 41st birthday. This year, I decided to focus on a fun theme; a theme I'm calling The Year of Food & Movement. During my leisure hours, I don’t want to be online. Instead, I want to cook yummy food and move my body.
During an average week, I’m planning on:
attending 4 CrossFit classes,
going to 1 hot yoga class,
exploring my community by foot,
and riding my bike as much as possible.
To build strength and stamina, I'm fueling my body with real food. Thanks to Thug Kitchen, I've upped my vegetable, grain, and bean consumption. I'm also baking yummy treats. I'm about a month into my experiment, and so far I’m having a blast!
Are you interested in learning about my year of food and movement? If yes, what type of information would be helpful? Links to recipes, books, or academic studies? Or would you like me to share personal stories?
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My Work in the World
+ My publisher—New World Library—is hosting a 50% off holiday sale! The sale will run from Sunday, December 1st to Thursday, December 19, 2019. You'll also get free shipping on orders of $20 or more. My book—You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap)—is included in the sale!
If you’re looking for good reads, consider buying a few books from New World Library. Enter the code “FRIENDS" at checkout to get 50% off your order.
+ During April 2019, I worked on a 1,800-word essay for Flow Magazine about the art of letting go. It took me 13 drafts to finish the piece, and I’m proud of the effort I put into the article. The essay is in Issue 6 of Flow Magazine (Dutch only). I’ll let you know when it comes out in English.
Good Reads & Listens
Over the last few months, I've spent a lot of time consuming informative and inspiring content.
Here's a list of my favorite articles, books, and podcasts:
The Education of Natalie Jean by Nona Willis Aronowitz
The Writer as Influencer by Allegra Hobbs
+ Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
+ Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
+ My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme
+ Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
+ On Being Human by Jennifer Pastiloff
Happy reading & listening! See you in 2020!