The Friday 5: Get Ready for Thanksgiving Edition

Getting you ready mentally, emotionally and physically for your upcoming Thanksgiving feast.

You’re going to be in the kitchen a lot this upcoming week peeling, sauteing, basting and baking your way to a rounded Thanksgiving meal, so you’d better have something inspiring to work to. Try out our 8tracks playlist titled Rocking Out In The Kitchen: Songs to Cook To and dinner will be ready in no time.

In-laws joining you for dinner this year? An estranged brother? Well, time to bulk up on courage and backbone. In The Grand Pep Talk: Decide to Rise (Refer to This When in Doubt, or Sick & Tired), Danielle LaPorte, cheerleader for the soul weary, will have you receiving people with open arms.

Wine? Whatever. Maybe you can try something different this Thanksgiving with the refreshing taste of Kombucha. In Foodie Underground: Should Kombucha be Your Party Drink? we give you three recipes to surprise your family and friends with and a way to avoid alcohol bravery talk which is always bad at family gatherings.

What are you going to wear for Thanksgiving? Have you really thought it through? How many bowls of mixed nuts, chocolate covered cherries, double helpings of organic turkey (or Tofurkey) do you think you’ll eat? I bet a lot. Best to plan ahead with stylish, stretchable clothing to acommodate your temporary lax good eating habits. In Looking Good, Downward Dog, we give you some fashion forward yoga clothing options that will take you from a tryptophan heavy dinner, straight to bed.

Hostess gifts anyone? Well, if you’ve got the week off, have fun with a little DIY with One Woman’s Trash is Another Woman’s Treasure. Writer Sofie Sausser will have you making presents that for real, you’ll be inspired to do.

Amy DuFault

Amy DuFault is a conscious lifestyle writer, consultant and fashion instigator. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.