Friday’s Favorite Finds #15


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Here are today’s fun finds for our health journey.  I hope you enjoy them and if you try any, let me know what you think.  If you have any terrific finds you want to share, message me and I will get them out to the blogosphere!

Here they are…



Zucchini Spirals from the Veggie Noodle Company.  It is like zucchini spaghetti.  We had them last night and yummo!



On the back of the package is this recipe and we made it exactly like it is – no changes.

It has the zucchini noodles, onions, olive oil, pepper flakes, parmesan, garlic & parsley.  It was tasty.

I got them at Whole Foods but the website is linked to the title and they list other grocers.  I highly recommend them!



I am also going to look into getting a veggie spaghetti maker myself and see about that…will keep you posted.





I love this Manatea because he is just plain fun!  I found him at Target although the link in the title is to the Fred website and you can buy him directly there.

You put loose tea leaves in his perforated tail and he hugs the side of the cup – how cute is that?

Experts say we need to be drinking more green tea for health so
this is a great idea to get that in your diet and have a smile at the same time.

Green tea leaves are loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants.  It is shown these can
reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a role in aging and all sorts of diseases.

I have shared this before but this is my favorite type of green tea. It comes in bags or loose leaf (for the Manatea!)  I find it at Whole Foods but you can find it here at The v00637Republic of Tea’s website.


Drink up and enjoy!





Claire Tomkinson is the founder of Waked Up Studio.  She is a self-described Spiritual Director, Artist, Writer, Facilitator and fellow adventurer on this incredible journey of living.

Waked Up Studio seeks to share a variety of holistic, intentional practices that nurture spiritual fulfillment and supports the pouring out of creativity and joy in one’s daily experience of living by offering one-on-one Spiritual Direction, Weekend Retreats, Workshops, Classes, Online Classes, Weekly Blog Posts, and Meditational Artwork.

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  • FC9781451621389This book is in Friday’s Finds because of its subject matter.  It is a memoir of a young woman who was stricken with a disease, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, that is difficult to diagnose and most typically infects young women. It is an important book to read to be equipped with this information.

An award-winning memoir and instant “New York Times” bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, “Brain on Fire” is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.


Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. A fascinating look at the disease that could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life. “Brain on Fire” is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.


I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed putting them together for you.  As always, let me know your thoughts.

Enjoy your weekend!