November 2020: The Giving Issue

As we enter a season of giving and gratitude, this month we are highlighting those in Austin and the surrounding areas that are giving back to the community, through fitness, farming and more. Meet a few locals who are going above and beyond — and running the extra mile (literally) to help others.

 
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From The November 2020 Issue

November 1, 2020
Brain fog, eczema, acne, irregular cycles, depression, anxiety and fatigue are all related to poor gut health. The gut consists of your internal digestive system and the bacteria that live inside it. There are...
November 1, 2020
While buying from the farmers’ market is a pleasant experience in itself, there is so much more to gain than just the ambiance of shopping outdoors. Here in ATX, The Texas Farmers’ Market hosts...
November 1, 2020
INGREDIENTS ½  cup melted coconut oil ½  cup coconut sugar 2 tbsp. molasses 2 eggs 2 cups almond flour ½ cup coconut flour 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp salt More...
November 1, 2020
Starting in March, Austin seemed to turn upside down. Protective face masks and hand sanitizer became necessary for everyday life and essential workers charged forward, carrying the city on their backs. It didn’t take...
November 1, 2020
Since the beginning of quarantine, the smell of warm, gooey Dough Re Mi cookies has encompassed the kitchens of two highschool students as they package each fresh cookie with care for the Austin community....
November 1, 2020
Austin is a city packed with an eclectic cuisine scene. With everything from vegetarian farm-to-table to world-class smoked ribs, Austin has it all. It’s rare to have such diversity of high-quality food, and it’s...
November 1, 2020
Recently, we’ve been hearing the phrase, “Oh my gosh, we have to try this restaurant. I saw it on TikTok!” more and more. As social media continues to evolve, people are looking to more...
November 1, 2020
As we move into the winter and holiday season, it is common for many people to experience lower levels of mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “64% of people with...
November 1, 2020
Greater Goods Coffee Co. Coffee Blends from Greater Goods Coffee Co. Greater Goods Coffee Co. is not only a beloved Austin coffee shop, but they also sell their own unique coffee blends from all...
November 1, 2020
AFM: What is whole body cryotherapy?  US Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy is a brief, cold shock treatment using sub-zero temperatures to stimulate the nervous system producing powerful pain relief, anti-inflammatory, and endorphin boosting benefits!...
November 1, 2020
My personal gratitude journey began sitting on my boat dock in the early morning light, peering around the side of our boat in hopes of a gorgeous sunrise. Granted, I thought I’d practiced gratitude...
November 1, 2020
Many athletes will race with the goal to break their personal records and compete to get the gold. However, there is a significant number of athletes who compete and/or engage in fitness, not just...
November 1, 2020
What led you personally to qigong and tai chi, and how long have you been practicing? I started tai chi while studying at the University of Liaoning Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1978 (42 years...
November 1, 2020
The year 2020 might go down in history as synonymous with anxiety. The uncertainty never seems to end, and even folks formerly known for their calming presence are starting to grow agitated. What can...
November 1, 2020
With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association (AHA), the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal...
November 1, 2020
Looking to lift more than turkey drumsticks this Thanksgiving? Castle Hill Fitness trainer, Tony George, has created a full-body strength workout with minimal equipment that can be done at the gym or easily completed...
November 1, 2020
In the morning on a couple of Sundays a month, a group of Austinite runners gather along one of the many trails in the area — not to run or make their new PR,...
November 1, 2020
As the extreme heat starts to fade here in Central Texas and we find sweet relief in the more mild weather, it’s become an ideal time to grab your clubs and hit the golf...
November 1, 2020
Over the years, I’ve noticed that the times when I am the happiest and feel the most fulfilled is when I am doing something meaningful for someone else. I hear the saying, “You have...
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