Top 3 Friday 7/22/16

July 22, 2016 in Friday Favorites

Hi guys! Happy Friday- we made it!!  Linking up with Kate today for this post. Let’s get started!

Top 3 Eats 

This iced chai with almond milk at this cute little tea shop. I went with my friends and it was so good! 

This lunch which consisted of cucumbers+ black bean dip, plantain chips from Trader Joe’s, and an Eziekel english muffin with pesto+spinach+feta! 


This omelette was amazing! (thanks mom hehe) And this black bean dip has been my fave lately! 


Top 3 highs 

1. Getting to spend time with my friends Jillian and Jimmy from college. I went to Jillian’s house right after work Tuesday and spent the night. On Wednesday, we got coffee, split an acai bowl and had the most amazing smoothies. We took a nature walk, shopped, got lunch with Jimmy, went to Newburyport and did a bit more shopping. We went to the cutest tea place, them returned back to drop Jimmy off. I got to meet one of Jillian’s best friends from high school too which was so cool! It was such an amazing time. They are such genuine people and they truly make me so happy. I miss them already!

Jillian and I 

Jimmy and I 

Me, Jillian, and Jimmy
2. Working on my headstands. I had some free time Tuesday and did a nice flow outside consisting of headstand work! I love doing headstands 🙂

3. On July 19, 2013 I had the worst day of my life. In fact, my life almost came to an end. That was the day I was admitted into treatment for the second time and worked on getting my life back and following my happiness. Tuesday marked the three year date from that, which was monumental for me. Each year always means something to me- more strength, more wisdom, and more years of smiles and laugher.

Top 3 lows 

1. Messing up at work Thursday. I made such a silly mistake and was embarrassed to say the least.

2. Sad news from my best friend that a cousin of her’s died.

3. Not enough time for reading!

Top 3 Instagrams 

This self-love Instagram account featured me. It was so sweet and made my day!! 


How amazing does this Cookie Butter cream cheese sound?! 


Marion is someone I look up to- she is such a strong lady and has overcome a great deal. She is even writing a book on her recovery. Talk about amazing!! 

Top 3 Reads 

Proof isn’t always the answer

Loved this post from Marina!

Turning negative triggers into positive catalysts

I think this is something we can all work on!

Vegetable and quinoa salad

Sounds like the perfect quick meal. I love quinoa!

Now tell me: 

Favorite type of tea? (I love chai and passionfruit tea!) 

One high from this week? 

Have a wonderful Friday friends!! <3

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  • Reply Stephanie July 23, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    You are absolutely wonderful and your friends are such an inspiration! Thanks for the pictures i can see the happiness in all!

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It July 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring my post, love!! <3 Glad the comments work now 😉 That's so amazing that you were featured on that Instagram account, I'm so proud of you and happy for you! 🙂 Can't wait to see you soon dear! xoxo

  • Reply sarah July 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I loved your posts this week girl! So happy for you 🙂 Black bean dip sounds yummy, did you buy it at the store?

  • Reply Cora July 24, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Wow – what a very special commemoration/anniversary for you, Lyss. Such huge strength and change has come in these last few years for you. I hope you look back and see everything you’ve accomplished and feel overflowing pride.
    Yay for getting together with past friends! That’s the best way to remember your grounding and the important things in life, in my opinion.

  • Reply steffie July 24, 2016 at 2:40 am

    how do you do a headstand? I heard you stayed in one for 7 minutes>

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law July 24, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Girl, you are too cute! I am so glad you’re having such a great time and getting to spend time with your old friends!

    I hope your weekend has been wonderful! <3
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  • Reply Edye July 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Look at you doing those handstands like a boss 😉 My favorite kind of tea is black tea with stevia and lemon =)
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