A few super sweet gifts + the big fat list of November YES’s!

Good Morning!

Super Strength Health 2016 Gift Guide!!!!! #fun #fitness and #feminism inspired.

There’s something aboout this time of year. As a person who notoriously hates *stuff*, I find myself mildly dismayed at how many things I just want now that December is here and everyone around me seems to be buy-buy-buying. Sometimes I think I want to fight the urge to get in the gift giving spirit, but this year I decided that instead of trying to convince my friends that seven pairs of underwear is the perfect amount to own (if you do laundry once a week) I will put a little energy into supporting businesses and artists that I think are cool. Is this me making lemonade out of my mental lemons? I think perhaps so!

Here are a few lovely things I’ve run across that I am certain at least one of your dear ones would adore.

  1. Any lingerie from Bluestockings Boutique. I am not a typically a lingerie type of femme (remember that whole seven pairs of underwear thing?) but I LOVED seeing all of these gorgeous things modeled by such an exciting gender spectrum of humans. A few of the bras are advertised as being specifically good choices for trans women (I believe because they are cut to fit broader shoulders) and I love that. The way the world is shifting to be more inclusive before my very eyes pleases me to no end. I might just buy my first fancy bra in celebration.
  2. This “no wrong way to have a body” tote by Rachele Cateyes makes me so SO happy. Rachele makes suuuuuper awesome work in general, and this is just one of many choices for body positive accessorizing!
  3. These Life Lessons Enamel Pins remind us of life’s little pleasures. I simply cannot resist.
  4. Um, a Thighs As Big as My Dreams Crewneck?! Yes fucking please and thankyouverymuch.
  5. Heidi Swanon’s cookbook, Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel is simply gorgeous. In it, Heidi shares 125 recipes along with photographs inspired by her life and travels both near (Northern California) and far (Italy, Morocco, France, India, and Japan). Each page tells a new adventure, and the resulting recipes never fail to please.
  6. As a person who lives in close quarters with her partner, I know this I Need to be Alone door hanger would come in super handy. No matter how in love, its always nice to have a polite way to tell folks to leave you the heck alone, am I right?
  7. How many times have you shared a brainstorm sesh with a friend over a meal and reached for a scrap of paper to jot their brilliance down only to find gum wrappers and soiled paper towels? These Good Idea Napkins are a perfect solution to that age old problem.
  8. Because I hate stuff, especially wasteful stuff, I freaking LOVE a Titanium Spork. Yeah, I take it camping, but I also take it whenever I eat food on the run, because the thought of a plastic utensil in a landfill fills me with unicorn tears and broken hearts.
  9. Lastly, I can’t wait to proudly brag about my gainz with this Vegan Pizza Strong Tank. I received this one as a gift myself, and I couldn’t be more pleased!

 

Now, in case you prefer some good old fashioned reading recommendations to material gifts, here is my crop of November links!

Rookie Magazine:

The Run Down: Sometimes quitting (running) is the best option

Say What You Feel

Food:

Three sisters casserole

Peanut Butter and Jam Freezer Cups

Body Image, Self-esteem, and ED recovery:

Femme Space!

The Life Coach School, Episode 88: So What?

7 Ways to Host a Thanksgiving Dinner That Supports Eating Disorder Recovery

For when you’re not actually okay: a self-care printable

6 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Struggling With An Eating Disorder

Important Note on “Healthy is the New Skinny”

Vegan Girl Power Series, Episode 1: How Lacy Davis Overcame an Eating Disorder, Gained Strength and Started Helping Others Become Vegan Superheroes

Holidays:

Everything You Know About Thanksgiving is WRONG

Physical and Mental Health:

Iron Privilege

Brawn and Brain (Sturdier Legs = Healthier Minds?)

Get Busy Dying: Reflections from a Hospice Buddhist Chaplin.

Just for Fun:

Tomboy Fashion According to Young Adult Novels I Read In The ’80s and ’90s

What’s on youuuuur Holiday wish list?