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November Goals (and a review!)

November is the beginning of some things.

-My Life (Birthday on Thanksgiving!)
-The Festive Holiday Season
-True Fall weather into winter
-Snow? -although I hear there was somewhat of a “snowtober” over in the states ;)
-My life as an adult? (I’ll be 21)

Even though I still get dressed up as a hippy and go out on the town!

So here’s to a new month. I’ve seen so many bloggers post about monthly goals and I thought that this month I’d join in the fun.

This november I’d like to work on a couple areas of my life.

-Meditate at least 20 minutes every day-it makes me feel really good and my focus goes up.
-Journal at least 5 minutes every day-I used to be such a big journalizer (read: one journal per week) but when I get super stressed, I can’t even do that!
-Get right to tasks as I think of them/have to do them- putting them off only stresses me out
-Get some sort of exercise each day, yoga, walk, dance, etc
-Make time to read for pleasure- this is my favourite thing to do, and yet I get so stressed that time for it goes out the window.
-volunteer- I need to find opportunities here, because it’s really good for me and makes me feel excellent.
-Get outside at least once a day, if it is difficult to  

Get out and climb a tree!

-Reach out to people- they won’t just knock on  my door
-Make at least 1 plan with someone else per week
-Leave my room
-Smile more and invite people in- I’m beginning to think I give off a “don’t come near me or try to befriend me” vibe?

-Cook/Bake more for myself- not only is it fun, but it nourishes my body
-Work on social eating- this one is super hard, so I’m not expecting perfection
-Balance my macros- Some days I find I get fixated on one type of food, do really great with it, and get less of the others. I need to learn how to make a plate with components from different food groups.
-Just eat regularly. I’ll feel better and think better which brings me to…. 

Wheat Bran Waffles anyone?

Don’t put off school work- it might not be the most interesting thing ever, but you’ve got to do it. Bite the bullet.
-Get work done as soon as possible, so exploring can happen and I can be more social
-Focus on the future and deal with the present- College may be getting old, but it is my ticket to life
-Finish Fulbright registration
-Update CV
-Line up summer internship

I like to write in my books. Actually not.

So you see, I’ve got a lot on my plate. Please help me stay accountable? 

And yes, I mentioned I had a review for you!!
The folks over at Living Tree Community sent me a jar of Raw Almond Butter to try and review for you all!  They also sent me some Pistachio Butter, but I’m allergic to pistachios and was unfortunately not able to test this one out. Let’s just say it LOOKS super good. 

This may or may not already be half gone...

Their website is a maze of interesting, and useful information. Seriously, you could lose yourself in there for awhile, looking at all the great products and reading about their connection to the earth, community and your body. Their certified organic nut butters are manufactured without peanuts, (so you don’t have to worry if you’re allergic) and have a commitment of alive foods and loving relations. I can go for that.

They’ve also got a  section of articles and information on many topics such as Alive Food, Cancer, Healing, Raw Milk, etc.

Living Tree offers so many great products, if I had £100,000 I’d buy it all up and taste them all. A few of my favourites that I’d like to try include: Alive Coconut Butter, Coconut Creme with Chia Seed Oil, Walnut Butter, Cashew Butter, Pecan Butter, Macadamia-Cashew, Brazil Nut, Tahini, Pumpkin Seed Butter, Chia Seed and Sunflower Seed Butter.

Did you catch all that? I’d be broke :)

Yum in a jar

So let’s talk about this nut butter.
It doesn’t have a scent, but the taste is of pure, sweet almonds because that’s all that’s in here!! It’s got to be refrigerated after opening, which is how you know it’s fresh.  I hope you can all see the varying grain sizes in the photo above. It’s amazing how creamy it is and yet you can still tell it is made from raw nuts. No pulverization here.

Forkin' it up

So seriously people. Want some awesome, natural almond butter that tastes just like almonds in butter form? This is your product.

Thanks so much Living Tree for sending this to me. I’ve been trying it on everything!

I opened the jar and it just stuck to the lid and begged to be slathered all over something yummy.

So of course I did.


More on those “chips” tomorrow.

Love, Hannah


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