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Top 10 Detox Tips


Happy Detox Day 1!

I appreciate you stopping by last night’s Detox Kick Off via Facebook Live. If you missed us live, the 30-minute REPLAY is available here. For some reason the video got pixelated at times, but the audio is clear. Apologies for me turning green and multi-colored!

RESOURCES

I won’t be posting everything here, on Facebook, or the Year of Tranquility forum since this is a smaller group, but I am offering to send daily detox love straight to your inbox. Sign up here for detox support.

Detox checklist and more resources HERE.

MY TOP TEN DETOX TIPS

1. Remove temptations from your home. Bye, bye sugar-coated cereals!

2. Review the basic food plan and pick up these staples: brown rice, fresh and/or frozen veggies (especially kale, spinach, avocados, cauliflower—for cauliflower wings), frozen fruit (for green smoothies or smoothie bowls), chia seed, ground flax seed, black beans, lemon, herbal tea, raw nuts, veggie stock for soups, apples, nut butters, gluten-free whole grains, hummus, etc.

3. Start weaning off the sugar and caffeine. I know, I know!

4. Upgrade your eating to include five servings of fruit and veggies each day.

5. Gather and schedule your self-care: journal, tongue scraper, bath supplies, dry skin brush, exercise, massage.

6. Schedule time for food shopping and prep.

7. Eat plenty of healthy fats like nuts, seeds, avocados, and edamame to help curb cravings.

8. Drink plenty of water to help release toxins. Add lemon, mint, and cucumber slices to spice it up!

9. Believe you can do this and enlist the support of others. Better yet, have them join you!

10. Value progress over perfection.

TDJ Live {+ Detox}

Every bite is an opportunity to boost your outer glow, deeply and over time.
—Jolene Hart

Today, Sunday, June 10 is the summer edition of Tranquility du Jour Live at 8pm ET. I’ll be sharing eight tranquility tips for summer (including a summer reading list) and all the scoop on our upcoming detox.

Since we’re exploring wellness in Year of Tranquility this month, I decided adding an optional 7-day detox June 13-June 20 would be a fun complement and I’m inviting YOU to join us in the adventure.

TO JOIN:

Register  for TDJ Live here.
Register for 7-day detox updates here.
Tune in to Tuesday’s detox kick off via Facebook Live.

PREPARATION FOR OUR 7-DAY DETOX:
 
1. Review the basic food plan and pick up these staples: brown rice, fresh and/or frozen veggies, kale, spinach, frozen fruit (for smoothies), avocados, chia seed, ground flax seed, lemon, raw nuts, veggie stock for soups, herbal tea, nut butters, gluten-free whole grains, veggie soup, hummus. Try these 15 nutrient dense foods.
2. Start weaning off the sugar and caffeine. I know, I know!
3. Start upgrading your eating to include five servings of fruit and veggies each day.
4. Gather and schedule your self-care: journal, tongue scraper, bath supplies, dry skin brush, exercise, massage.
5. Schedule time for food shopping and prep before Wednesday.

6. Download the detox checklist.

WHAT TO INCLUDE:

Veggies (lots of dark leafy greens)
Quinoa, brown rice, millet
Beans, legumes, lentils
Unsalted/unroasted nuts and seeds
Fruits
Fresh herbs
Water
Herbal tea
Unsweetened non-dairy milks
Extra virgin olive oil

WHAT TO ELIMINATE:

Gluten (wheat, rye, barley)
Animal products (fish, eggs, meat)
Caffeine, alcohol, soda
Sugar
Dairy
Processed or fried foods

PRACTICES TO INCLUDE:

Dry skin brush
Tongue scrape
Journal
Exercise
Meditate
Warm bath

SAVVY SOURCES:

Tranquility du Jour podcasts #240, #354, #391 #394
Spring detox kick off call
7-day Detox Diaries
A blog post on when I successfully completed one
A blog post about the spring detox
Eat Pretty by Jolene Hart
The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder

Consider joining us on this 7-day journey (or try even 1, 3 or 5 days). Here’s to nutrient-rich, plant-based whole foods!

Hope to see you TONIGHT. Bisous. x

Simple Joy

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.—Cicero

Last week before work, I headed out to Wollam Gardens to pick peonies in Jefferston, Virginia. I’d signed up for it a month ago and kept hitting refresh on their website until the tickets went on sale. I couldn’t wait to wander the fields choosing my peonies.

Although most of these blooms have now gone to peony heaven, they brought great joy during our short time together. I would wake up and smile at them, smell them, and feel deep gratitude for their existence.

Isn’t it amazing how something so simple can bring such joy? Lately I find myself paying particularly close attention to these little gifts that make a day meaningful.

From sipping an iced matcha latte, to writing with a pen that glides across the page, to eating crispy cauliflower wings smothered in buffalo wing sauce, to spritzing perfume, to sliding into a tub sprinkled with almond oil and lavender essential oil, to cuddling with my pugs, to reading a good book, to taking a ballet class that flows, to seeing a matinee on a Monday {thank you Memorial Day}, to biking around town, to noshing on avocado toast topped with microgreens and siriacha sauce, to starting the day with hot water and lemon.

While daily life is filled with those typical stressors and challenges, these small pleasures help me find calm within chaos. Wishing you a pause in between the busyness to notice, appreciate, and savor. Bisous. x