Favorite Gif + Sandwiches + My Bouncing Baby

Hello!

Just a quick note before you get to the goods below…

I’ll be publishing next week’s podcast (the season finale!) on Monday (tomorrow), instead of our typical Thursday publishing-day. Because 1. It will be Thanksgiving here in the US., and I’m not sure how into podcasts people are that day. 2. I selfishly want to take the week off (Oprah would tell me it’s not selfish…but still working on the guilt thing). I just turned in the last draft of my book before it goes to print, and my brain needs a break. So I’m giving it one.

After the Monday finale, the podcast will move to a monthly podcast starting in January (I’ll tell you all about it in Monday’s episode). Lots of big changes ahead and excited to share them soon.

Have an awesome holiday(s).
And I’ll see you back here in January!

Love,
Jessica


Grilled Peanut Butter + Pomegranate Sandwiches

I rediscovered this recipe as I was going through all of my old content to see what I want (and don’t want) to bring over to the new site. Not sure any of these old recipes are gonna make the cut, but made me really nostalgic for lots of them. Especially this Grilled Peanut Butter + Pomegranate Sandwich.

I think I made it every day for a month, then pomegranates went out of season and completely forgot about it. Seeing it again reminded me of how much I loved it, and I’m planning on making it for lunch today! I have a big jar of pomegranate seeds ready to go in the fridge and can’t wait.

If you’re scared/annoyed with the mess/not sure how to get all those little pomegranate seeds out of their shell…there’s a couple ways to make it less scary/annoying. My favorite method: 1. Fill a large bowl with water. 2. Score the pomegranate in half, cutting almost all the way through and then gently twist the two sides apart. You can do this over the bowl, so you don’t get the red juice everywhere. 3. Place both sides in the water. With your hands gently pull them apart to release all the seeds. 4. With a big slotted spoon or your hands, remove the shells and all the white pith and throw away/compost. 5. Drain the water, and you have your seeds ready to go!

Grilled Peanut Butter + Pomegranate Sandwiches

2 pieces favorite bread
Big scoop favorite nut butter
Handful of Pomegranate Seeds 
Coconut Oil/Butter/Olive Oil

Spread a little oil/butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place bread oil side down and spread a tablespoon + a little more of your favorite nut butter and top with pomegranate seeds. Place another slice of bread, oil/butter side up on top. Grill on medium heat until lightly browned, flip, and grill the other side. Eat!


*Also found my favorite NBA gif of all time going through my old content…the good old days when you could blow in someone’s face to annoy them.


The Thing That Freaked My Week:
What’s Your Story: A Journal For Everyday Evolution

My friend Lily Diamond’s new book is really, really special. It’s a journal that has over 150 questions/prompts that help you explore everything going on in your head…past and present. Exploring your creativity and self-expression; your relationship with your body, friends/family, nature, and technology; activism; spirituality; and grief, loss, and healing.

Lily describes the book like this…

What’s Your Story? is an interactive journal for anyone who longs to bring a new story to life and leave behind the tired patterns of their past.

Through a series of deeply personal writing prompts, you’ll excavate the stories that have shaped your past and be inspired to write a new, fulfilling narrative for the future. 

I think so many of us are lasering in on what’s important to us (and what isn’t) right now. Considering career shifts. Saying goodbye to relationships that don’t make us feel so good anymore. And getting honest about what we really want. This book is perfect for all that lasering.

It comes out December 8th, and you can pre-order now it now! I ordered my copy and a few extras for holiday gifts. Pre-ordering really helps authors a lot, especially right now, without being able to do big book tours/in-person events.

You can find out more about What’s Your Story? and pre-order it here.


Some Other Things…

• I talk about my rebounder/mini-trampoline a lot. I’ve had it for five years now…and it’s still the movement practice that I actually look forward to doing - and I swear as soon as I hop on, my brain feels a little more happy and clear. I’m sharing this because Bellicon (the brand I have) has one sale a year and it’s usually Black Friday. I’ve heard from a lot of you about wanting one…so thought I’d give you a heads up! I get asked often about which one to get, and my advice is to get the smallest one with retractable legs. I got the medium-sized one, and wish I would have gone smaller. And the retractable legs are a must, unless you have a dedicated jumping room. There are thousands of color combinations…so that one is for you to decide. Let me know if you get one and need any bouncing tips (or want my jumping playlist)!

• Loving this new-ish podcast, Maintenance Phase! It’s about “debunking the junk science behind health fads, wellness scams, and nonsensical nutrition advice.” The Moon Juice episode is an especially interesting one. And I really want to get the host’s new book (which just came out last week).

• I have mixed feelings about the new documentary on Hulu about Tekashi69 (or Tekashi6ix9ine…a lot of different spellings out there). Regardless, it’s an interesting look into manipulation, a relentless quest for fame, and the very troubled media world we live in. It’s a tough watch with some of the sexual abuse and violence, so it might not be for everyone and wanted to share those trigger warnings.

• One of my favorite interviews ever was on the Modern Girl Podcast. We covered body dysmorphia, chronic pain, breast reductions (plastic surgery), and how overheard conversations shaped how I feel about my body. Sounds intense, but there was also of laughing and sounds like two friends just shooting the sh*t. Take a listen.


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