Becca's Fab Five- March Edition

I LOVE the Human Body with all of its mysteries and intricacies. New products and science are always coming down the pipe and it's hard to know what to read, where to spend your dollars, and when to focus your energy. I thought it would be helpful to show you just FIVE things I'm loving each month. Maybe a recipe, or a book, or an exercise or stretch..... Maybe a product, or a podcast, or a restaurant or venue. I'm giving you ONE THING in each of the areas of our Four Cornerstones or Health, plus a bonus. I hope you'll try them in your life and find a benefit for you!

Nourishment:

As much as I like adventure, I also love repetition. Right now, every Wednesday is pizza night. I use the Fat Head Pizza Crust ( the almond flour recipe). I always top it with homemade pesto, mushrooms, onions, roasted garlic and sliced tomatoes. Then I use whatever meat is leftover- grilled chicken, brisket, pulled pork. The key to Fathead Pizza Crust success?? A Pizza Stone and execution!! Place the stone in your oven and preheat to 450*. Roll the dough (recipe below) out on parchment paper. When the oven reaches 450*, place the parchment paper and dough on the hot oven. Bake just until the edges start to brown. Pull the crust out, top it, and return it to the oven to finish.

Fathead Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

2-3 T organic cream cheese (i warm this in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds to soften)

1 room temperature egg

3/4 C organic mozzarella cheese

1 C Almond Flour (plus some)

Dash of salt

Combine it all and mix with a mixer. Add more almond flour a Tablespoon or two at a time mixing after each addition until the dough pulls from the sides of the bowl (less sticky). Some people like to add herbs like rosemary or oregano or italian seasoning but I never do.

 

Movement:

We are preparing for our ROOTED WORKSHOP the weekend of April 20-22, 2018. At this workshop, we'll be unfolding our Pattern and Pause philosophy of movement acquisition and restoration. This training encompasses primal movements and patterns and secures them with well placed pauses. Try this little combo for a great warm up and big core burn. Let me know what you think!

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Enjoyment:

Our Spring Semester of Nature School (our FIRST semester!!!) kicked off a few weeks ago and the kids are LOVING it! We could barely pull them out of the woods.... even the teens. This multi-age approach to nature education is a chance for kids (5-13 yrs old) to acquire skills, confidence, and knowledge in a free-form environment. Levels of mastery encourage the students to push themselves in a variety of directions and gain independence through problem solving. Basically, it's unbelievable... and we've already decided to offer a morning AND an afternoon session in the fall!!!

In the meantime, these are some of our very favorite things that hang out in the Nature School backpack:

  1. Explanatorium- This book is amazing and the price point is great (like $20). The pictures are engaging and beautiful, and my son flips through it incessantly.

2. Multi-Tool- Nothing gets a kid more jazzed than feeling like a grown up. The multi tool is a perfect             little tool- not too dangerous, but still fun to "use" in the woods.

3. Nature Journal- Journaling is a big part of our Nature School experience. This journal is a great                 guide to the process and to help youngsters gain confidence and focus.

Fulfillment:

Fulfillment is all about personal growth and relationships, and Lord knows I always need focus in this area. This month, I've been focusing on really letting people know that I appreciate them. The key here is to be specific about what they bring to the table that you appreciate, EXACTLY how do they add to your life.

"I appreciate so much that you always pound me with questions when I present an idea. The way your mind thinks is so methodical and your questioning nature challenges me to dive deeply into whether I can truly execute something and how I will be successful."

The people in your life bring richness, even when they challenge you. Make it a goal to evaluate how they do that and then send them a thank you text!

EXTRA:

The weather here has been amazing! We spend a lot of time outside year round. Lately though, we haven't gone inside at all! As Super Mark and I work in the yard and ready the spring gardens, the kids alternate between helping and playing. Our yard is set up to engage them with small shovels some dirt areas and my current fave, TREE STUMPS!! We have just randomly collected the tree stumps off the side of the road when we find them and placed them around the yard. You can't believe how much fun my kids (and all visitors) have jumping on and off them, using them as step stones and launching pads. When we have dinner on the lawn, we even use them as tables!