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Dr. Lauryn Lax, OTD, MS

Dr. Lauryn, OTD, MS is a doctor of occupational therapy, clinical nutritionists and functional medicine expert with 25 years of clinical and personal experience in healing from complex chronic health issues and helping others do the same.

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Happy Fri-yay!

Man oh man, how the weeks fly by!

Thanksgiving 2016blinkalready come and gone!

Now its T-minus 4 weeks until the new year”—but whos counting?

Have you caught holiday fever yet?

Its easy to do.

During the time between Thanksgiving and Happy New Year!something strange happens in our society: Everyone is seemingly on vacation.

I used to hate that about this time of year. A go-getter by nature, this former type-Agal hated being out of routinewake up people, Id think!

As Ive gotten older (oh, so wise) and seasoned though, Ive realized that there is beauty in the power of the PAUSEthat simple respite, like now, during the holiday season,when holiday feveris so contagious (Like playing hookey from work, spending more time with family and friends, and silly tacky Christmas sweater parties).

Just like in our workouts, we need rest days or days of less intense work (in order to come back stronger), I am learning to EMBRACE the down timeand holiday season a bit more with open arms

So what are you doing for FUN, relaxation and PAUSE this weekend?

Its easy to also get caught up in the STRESS of the holidays, and for that very reason, I created Thrives HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDEPacked with healthy eats and 20 different workouts to get your blood flowing, stress levels down and heart merry and happy during the holiday season (no matter what your schedule or travels look like).


And before you head into the weekend, here is the latest of what you missed on the blog this week and around the web:

The Thrive Blog

Monday: Healthy Eating Out Tips (how to survive and thrive at restaurants)…PLUS Thrive Takes on NYC: My Top Farm-to-Table & Paleo Restaurants in New York City

Tuesday: Why Your Metabolism is Slow (and what to do about it)

Wednesday: The Cost of Being Lean

Thursday: Butter is Good for You (and Understanding How Fat Works in Your Body)

Thrive Tips, Tricks & Reads (7 Health Tips for Mind, Body, and Soul)

Fuel Up Tip: Use digestive enzymes to help digest your foods better, like Spectmazyme Gluten Digest: These are the best digestive enzymes to combat the Holiday Party food comas, extra gluten and sugars around. (Pop one to two of these to help boost digestion during the holiday festivities)

Sweat Tip: No time to shower after the gym? Girl, you don’t sweat, you glow anyway! But in any event, for my hair, I always carry a brush with me in my gym bag, and there’s nothing like running some warm air from a blow dryer through your hair to give it a fresh look (without even needing to shower). As for your makeup, run your fingers through some water to smear any face makeup back in its place, and dust your face with some of this awesome bronzer/blush duo illuminator by BECCA Cosmetics 

Mind Tip: Conflicted over what to choose for dinner at the restaurant? Or whether or not you can justify a cookie at the holiday party? Ask  yourself this simple question: “What would healthy me do?”—the healthy, thriving version of you that you want to be. Chances are she has grace with herself for the occasional cookie…doesn’t let a menu trip her up…and she speaks kindly and graciously to herself. Pretend to be her today. So as we think, therefore we become (80/20 balance!)

The Buzz (Good Reads & Listens)

Keep up with the latest news for your bod, brain and brawn from around the web


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