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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!


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.


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.

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