What I Loved in June 2016

Last month there were 5 things that I really loved.

 

1. "Woman Code" by Alisa Vitti

Image courtesy of www.floliving.com

Image courtesy of www.floliving.com

I read Woman Code in about a week. I devoured it. It is information every woman and girl should have. 

Woman Code is written by Alisa Vitti, who is a Holistic Health Counselor and part of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She founded the FLO Living Center in Manhattan, which has been open and helping women heal themselves for 10 years now.

She healed herself of PCOS with the protocol that she blesses us with in this book. 

Woman Code is all about syncing our lives to our bodies; specifically our cycles. There are four phases of the menstrual cycle: follicular, ovulatory, luteal, and menstrual. Each phase has a different hormone focus, body focus, lifestyle focus, food focus, and exercise focus, allowing you to "perfect your cycle, amplify your fertility, supercharge your sex drive, and become a power source." 

There is a lot to be said about her protocol and the information she presents. I suggest you read the book to get a better understanding.

I love this book because now I understand more about why a woman has a cycle, why I feel different throughout my cycle, and how I can nourish my hormones to allow my body to do its thing most efficiently and eloquently. 

This brings me to my next June favorite....

 

2. Eating for my cycle:

Alisa recommends different foods for each phase of the cycle. I have been trying to incorporate more and more of those foods during each phase of my cycle. It's been about a month now and I can say that I feel good, feel energized, and less bloated. 

Now I know correlation does not imply causation, but I'll keep it going and see what happens.

It's a fun way to get a lot of variety in as well!

 

3. DIY (and cheaper) White Board:

I wanted to get a really big white board for my work space. I didn't want to spend upwards of $30 for it. So I went Googling.

I found out that I could go to a Home Depot or Lowes and find a marker board for $10.

So that's what happened. All I had to do was get some velcro wall hangers and hang that bad boy up. So that's what happened. It's been a dream.

Here's what it looks like...

 

4. Editorial Calendar via Trello.com:

I have been wanting to create an editorial calendar for some time now. It's basically just a list of when I'm going to do what in regards to the Like Minimal YouTube channel. 

It helps me stay organized and on top of the Like Minimal duties. 

I heard good things about Trello and it's totally free. I checked it out and enjoy using it. You can see a short demo in my video above. 

For the month of July I have decided that there will be a theme: creating a healthy and minimal home. Check out the video for more about what kind of videos I'll be making.

 

5. "The Bingo Theory" by Mimi Ikonn:

"The Bingo Theory" is a new book written by YouTuber and entrepreneur, Mimi Ikonn.

It's "A revolutionary guide to love, life, and relationships." 

I have to tell you. I really enjoyed it. I feel like it helped me see the world a little differently and gain a better understanding of humans.

It's all about masculine and feminine energy. Each man and each woman has masculine and feminine energy within. Yet one energy is dominant in each person. 

You can be a masculine strength male, feminine strength male, masculine strength female, or feminine strength female. 

Masculine qualities include being logical, confident, competitive, and independent, while feminine qualities include emotional, intuitive, free-spirited, expressive, and open. 

Mimi is not implying that all women are these qualities, and all men are the latter, rather that each person is a mix of both.

There is scientific evidence that points to why people have these qualities.

Anyway, the whole point of the book is to help us understand which energy is dominant for us and how we can become "a bingo," meaning the perfect combination of masculine and feminine energy.

Becoming "a bingo" will help us go through life as the best versions of ourselves, while enjoying the best relationships possible. If we're already in relationships, it helps us to understand our relationships and how we can improve them.

Another must-read if you ask me!

 

Let me know one of your June favorites in the comments. :)