Good morning, everyone. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving—however you chose to celebrate. Today, as previously announced, we’re upending tradition (and our usual blog schedule) to do something different. On Tuesday, I shared alternatives to the customary Black Friday lines.
Today I’ve turned over the blog to some of our Mark’s Daily Apple, Primal Blueprint, Primal Kitchen, and Primal Health Coach “worker bees” who are generously sharing what they’re doing today to get outside and spend time with those they love.
“Suns out, buns out.” — Morgan Buehler
“Earlier this year my husband (and fellow Primal Worker Bee), Farhad, lost his father, so we will be honoring Mansour’s memory by participating in all his favorite activities—lots of good food, laughs, and family time out and about in San Fransisco. Wishing you lots of fun, love, and togetherness this holiday season!” — Liz, Farhad, & Maya Mostaedi
“Spending time with family during the holidays is such a joy. We are so fortunate to have my dad still with us, since his stroke last year. We cherish this time to get close and reflect on so many things we are truly thankful for.” — Feeling blessed, The Frustere Family
“The Taylors are back at Lindsay’s childhood home in Michigan where it’s coooold (compared to California anyway), so we are opting to unplug and unwind in good old-fashioned (indoor!) ways.” — Lindsay Taylor
“I live in the country, so not only am I not going anywhere near the mall on Black Friday, but I am committing to not even setting foot in the city! Instead I’ll take my two young horses for a leisurely walk down the road. It helps expose them to new sights, sounds, and smells—all of which are good training opportunities for a couple of untrained baby horses—and it’s an excuse for me to get a few miles of walking in.” — Erin Power
“I love spending time outdoors with friends and family! I consider it an important part of my wellness routine to get in some movement during the day outside, and I’ll definitely be spending Black Friday unwinding by hiking in the mountains/practicing yoga on the beach.” — Annie Martin
“There’s no better gift than waking up to this sunrise on the North Shore of Lake Superior. We’ll be hiking along the shoreline and relaxing in the cabin today.” — Jennifer Wannen
Have a great holiday weekend, everyone. I’d love to hear how you’re enjoying today. Take care.
About the Author
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.