It's safe to say we haven't been this excited for a New Year to start in a long time. In this month's Chic List we share some outfit inspiration and wellness tips (including an Instagram Live chat with Author and Wellness Expert Pam Butler) to help start off 2021 in the happiest, healthiest and chicest way possible!
Recommitting to health goals in January is a lot easier when you have a chic new outfit to wear. Our Zenergy collection is the perfect balance of comfort AND style, whether you’re going for a long walk or just a quick trip to the grocery store.
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written – Melody Beattie
Happy Is The New Healthy by Joan Neehall, Phd
Have you been stressed, anxious, or worried? Have you felt pangs of loneliness in recent times? Are you longing for greater connection with others and the world around you? In a phrase, Are you looking for happiness?
If so, you are not alone—at least not statistically speaking. Millions of others are seeking this feeling of spiritual, mental, and physical wellness too.
Now, in her latest book, Happy Is the New Healthy, forensic psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Joan Neehall explores the underlying causes of unhappiness, and shares with us the secrets to rewriting the frequent thoughts and redirecting the common behaviors that keep us in that state. Most importantly, she demonstrates, through examples from her 35 years of clinical practice, how others have successfully initiated the kinds of changes in their lives that engender the feelings of peace, satisfying connection, and enduring happiness we all seek.
Of course, the advice in this book could not be more timely. A dedicated chapter not only acknowledges the very specific challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presents for individual, societal, and global happiness, it advances ways to look at, cope with, and use the most daunting of circumstances to reimagine the kind of future that will make you happiest. By daring us to take charge of our emotional health and giving us the tools to do so, this book partners with its readers, reminding them that we are not at all alone in this pursuit.
The Wellness Kitchen by Paulette Lambert
Forget gimmicky diets, limiting meal plans, and unsatisfying juice cleanses! The Wellness Kitchenshows you how to transform your body–and life–with wholesome, flavorful foods that can be easily incorporated into any diet. Using her experience as a nutritional expert on ABC’s hit show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Paulette Lambert has created more than 100 easy-to-make recipes that will help you not only improve your health, but also achieve your optimal body weight. From hearty breakfast plates to mouthwatering entrees to decadent desserts, this book offers nutritious and satisfying meals that your whole family will love, including:
- Spiced Quinoa Breakfast Porridge
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Sage
- Margarita Steak with Tomatillo Salsa
- Grilled Fish Tacos with Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw
- Orange Cardamom Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
Complete with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-find ingredients, The Wellness Kitchen will help you take those first steps toward a healthier and happier you.
“The Wellness Kitchen” BBQ Shrimp
- 1 tablespoon Spanish smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pounds large shrimp, deveined and peeled
- 1 lemon
- 6 green onions, sliced thinly
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat (or saute pan will work as well)
- In a large bowl, combine the paprika, chili powder, sugar, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic, and olive oil. Mix well.
- Add shrimp to bowl of spices and toss well.
- Cut lemon in half and squeeze one half over the shrimp. Cut the remaining half into wedges. Grill shrimp until just pink, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- To serve, place on platter, sprinkle with sliced green onions, and garnish with lemon wedges.
Calories per serving: 150
HEALTH TIP: Reducing red meat intake and eating lean proteins like shrimp and chicken instead, will nourish your body, and is a change you can make to lower your lifetime risk of breast cancer. Added benefits: reduces inflammation, and cholesterol!