Tiny Tips Tuesday: In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 49

Dear Friend, 

I’m off again! This certainly has been the summer of travel. So while I am out of town, please enjoy some posts I have loved in my Feedly lately. These are the best of the blogs I read, so please click the links and enjoy!

in case you missed it vol 49My Grandpa’s Matches and Why You Shouldn’t Save ‘the Good Stuff’. Such a great reminder that now is the time to live your life and that you are worth ‘the good stuff’.

How to Say NO. I am pretty sure we could all use a little more practice saying no to things we don’t want in order to say yes to ourselves.

How to Change Other People. Wouldn’t that be nice?

If You Want to Write a Book, Go to a Boring Place

Give Yourself a Break This Summer: Buy Two of Everything. So simple and yet…

Let Amazon Help You Better Navigate Your Local Library. If I bought every book I read, I’d be really poor and have no where to sit.

How to Live a Perfect Life in Three Easy Steps. I like how there is really only 2 steps and they are both spot on.

Talking You Into NO. What can I say? People have been talking to me A LOT about needing to figure out how to say no to things lately.

How to Say NO to Everything Ever. More tips. Take them if you need to.

How to Get Back on Track When You’ve Totally Lost the Plot. I love her colorful choice of words.

Penny in Your Pants. I posted this on FB but in case you haven’t seen it yet.

For Habits: the Strategy of Accountability – the research behind creating new habits. God, I love Gretchen Rubin.

We Must Say NO In Order to Say Yes. Ahem.

But Seriously, Stop Being an A$$hole to Yourself. It doesn’t help anyone. Especially you.

Ready to Break Out of Negative Thinking?

Hope you are well.

With lots of love and compassion,

Tami

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Other posts you might like:

The Secret to Being a Happy Classroom Teacher

Learning to Set Boundaries and Getting More Comfortable Being Less Agreeable

Road Map for Resilience: 8 Steps to Get You Back on Track

In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 48

I’ve found some links to posts that made me laugh, cry, think or at least raise an eyebrow. Please click the links and check out the posts. You may find something that rocks your world too.

Leave me some feedback in the form of comments below on what you liked, what you hated and what you’d like to see more of. I’m here to help you find the best of what is online.

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My Best Of…

 Shine II Series from Rosie Molinary – SHINE II: philosophies and practices to nurture and flame your self-acceptance.

Rosie is a master at breaking down things down into manageable and actionable steps. Shine II is another great series from her.

If you need some help setting up the systems in your life so you feel like you have more of a handle on things be sure to check out her Spark Series.

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Soup! I’ve been having a months long serious head over heels love affair with soup. Check out these links for some favorites and ones I am making soon.

My current favoritesBroccoli Bisque, Lemony Soup with White Beans, Kale and Pasta, Carrot Coconut Soup.

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Hanging By a Thread from Danielle LaPorte via Whoorl – Seriously helped when things were feeling bleak. Related: 19 Tips For Taking Care of Yourself While Also Taking Care of Your Loved Ones.

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Looking for a CURVY friendly yoga retreat? I am totally going to this one, so if you want to go and are afraid you won’t know anyone I will be there. I am so excited!

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The Incredible Importance of Sleep for Habits and Motivation by Zen Habits.

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Podcasts I Love: Joy The Baker

Podcast I Love: Joy the Baker

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Who they are: 

Joy is a baker (duh) who lives in LA with her cat and writes an awesome blog and cookbooks. She has a new series called Bonkers Awesome and seriously cracks me up.

Tracy writes Shutterbean, lives in the Bay Area, has a husband, kid and day job. She takes tons of pretty pictures of life and food and loves black and white stripes and patterns and basically kicks internet ass.

Two best friends having conversations about totally important unimportant things. Topics that have totally killed me: office SWIMMING party, dudes who still live with their mom, and a rousing game of would you rather among other things. Pretty much every episode I have at least one hearty laugh.

 Why I love Joy The Baker and what I learn from it:

Going from a super duper active and social teaching job to full-time baby wrangler was a shock to my system. It was so QUIET at my house. Like have every clock in my house stopped and why is time moving soooooo slowly quiet. To battle the quiet around my house (and the panic in my head), we started listening to podcasts to keep me company while I played on the floor with my tiny one.

The first year of stay at home mom-dom could have been super lonely, but instead I feel like I got to know Joy and Tracy. I really felt like these ladies kept me company while totally cracking me up. It felt like I was eavesdropping on some seriously funny girlfriend conversations. Just what the doctor ordered!

Let me start with I think everyone should start with the first episode and listen in order until you are caught up to the current one. That’s how I did it and I’m so glad I did. Not only did I get to see how Joy and Tracy’s friendship grew, but got in on the insider jokes and serious lingo along the way. Plus the early ones are super funny because I think the ladies weren’t self-conscious because they didn’t realize how many people were listening.

Lessons I’ve learned (and some of my favorite episodes):

Red Flags – life warnings – life, recipe,restaurants, boy red flags. Warning signs from your gut which come up and smack you on the nose.

20 Questions – What to ask on a date with a dude, nosy questions to ask your maj (best friend), and more.

Embrace Your Inner Hippie – nut milks and quinoa, coconut oil and lots of other awesome hippie tips.

Modern Etiquette - how to stay polite in the whole new world of social media including dating in the FB age.

Posts/episodes I find inspiring and/or hilarious:

The Grass Is Always Greener: Catland (Joy really loves her cat), do people just want what they don’t have? Curly hair versus straight hair, boobs: bigger or smaller, thighs and more.

Boozy Susan: Office SWIMMING party (I can’t think of anything worse) and what to bring and wear to the party.

Would You Rather. One of my favorite games. And funny as hell listening to someone else playing.

Tiers of Tears. Tyler Florence will never be the same again.

If you haven’t already, go check out Joy The Baker podcast and then tell me what you think.

What podcasts do you love?

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In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 47

I’ve found some links to posts that made me laugh, cry, think or at least raise an eyebrow. Please click the links and check out the posts. You may find something that rocks your world too.

Leave me some feedback in the form of comments below on what you liked, what you hated and what you’d like to see more of. I’m here to help you find the best of what is online.

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My Best Of…

I Spy Kindness.

I love me some kindness so much I wrote a Kindness Manifesto. The stories of kindness in the big city warms my heart.

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Too Small to Fail.

Have you heard about this initiative yet? Oh my goodness, it makes my mama/teacher heart go all pitter patter. Finally, someone is addressing what school teachers have known for years.

Turns out the achievement gap starts before kids even enter school with what researchers are now calling the word gap. Basically middle class kids hear a gazillion more words than their less affluent counter parts and that word gap has significant meaning over the course of a life time.

We can help close the gap. All of us.

Thanks to GoMighty and specifically Blog con Queso’s post The Next Generation of My Goals for the heads up about this work!

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Offended or annoyed by people?

Zen Habits offers 3 Tricks to Deal with People Who Offend You

Yes and Yes offers What To Do When Someone Says Something Offensive – just in time for the holidays!

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 Alexis did a 30-Day Self-Care Adventure. Here she shares her “Best Of”. You may recognize a contributor or two!

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Pumpkin-Pistachio Kale Fried Rice Bowl with Maple Tofu Cubes. That is a whole lot of hippie goodness, friends. I sauteed the kale and added it at the end (the kale was left out of the directions in the recipe) and I used lots more maple syrup than the recipe called for because well, yum. FYI: even more delicious as leftovers.

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In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 46

I’ve found some links to posts that made me laugh, cry, think or at least raise an eyebrow. Please click the links and check out the posts. You may find something that rocks your world too.

Leave me some feedback in the form of comments below on what you liked, what you hated and what you’d like to see more of. I’m here to help you find the best of what is online.

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My Best Of…

 Work Happiness Secret: Track Your Effort, Not Your Accomplishments  <–Holy WOW. Yes. I think my mind is blown in such a good way.

This one is from Sarah Von Bargen (of yes and yes)’s business blog.

Tracking effort and not accomplishment is absolutely revolutionary thinking for me. I can see how it can and will help me feel better about my current business work AND how I can apply the same principles should I return to the classroom.

I can also see how I’ve been able to track other people’s effort especially in the classroom, but judge my work by accomplishment. For some reason, I’m now thinking about growth and fixed mindsets and wondering if this is all somehow related.

I might have to print this post and frame it.

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8 Steps to a Happier, Less Frenetic Fall by my wonderful friend, Rosie Molinary.

Since I started working with Rosie, I’ve started doing 5 of the 8 steps and I feel like I’ve finally got some control over my life/calendar. I’m looking forward to adding the other 3!

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 Try This Tuesday – Solve An Easy Problem NOW – from The Small Change Project.

If you ever find yourself feeling paralyzed from overwhelm, Katie suggests completely solving an easy problem. I love this advice because I have found it works for me.

For instance, when I get stuck, I clean the kitchen. No matter what I’m stuck on, I get myself to the kitchen and make it sparkle. If nothing else happens, at least my kitchen is clean.

9 times out of 10 though, that sense of accomplishment gets me out of the overwhelm mindset and I can go on to accomplish other things on my list.

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 How Technology is Making Reading Easier and Life Simpler by Frugal Mama.

Dude, so many of my favorite things in that title alone: technology, reading, easy, simple.

Check it out for lots of tips.

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My Love Affair with Oakland by Lisa Congdon.

What she said. Oakland is awesome. I am glad some of my favorite people live there so I get to visit.

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 How to Be Amazing At Social Media Without Letting It Consume Your Life. What can I say? I <3 Sarah Von Bargen.

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 5 Dumb Ass Things I Learned This Week That Should Have Already Known by Smaggle.

Um, I learned two VERY important things from this post. Brilliant!

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Do you wish you could end the school year feeling as energized as you started it?

Is recovering from the school year going to take most of your summer?

Are you ready to press reset but have no idea where that button is?

The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher is the reset button.

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Websites I Love: Good Life Project

Website I Love: Good Life Project

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Who they are: 

From their website:

Good Life Project™ is a movement. A set of shared values. A community. A creed, bundled with a voracious commitment to move beyond words and act. First, as a manifestation of your soul. And then as a quest to have the adventure of a lifetime, and to leave the world around you changed.

It’s about building an extraordinary life, deeper relationships and meaningful bodies of work, businesses and movements. It’s about becoming a creator, a leader, a mentor, a giver, a doer. It’s about telling a story with your life that you’d want to read and share.

Um, I’d like some of that please.

 Why I love Good Life Project and what I learn from it:

For me, Good Life Project is about watching/listening to people who have awesome businesses talk about how it all came together and their definition of what makes a good life.

It is a whole lot of inspiration and food for thought. And there is a CREED. Check it out.

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Like this? Learn to build a better life at Good Life Project.

Posts/episodes I find inspiring:

If you haven’t already, go check out Good Life Project and then tell me what you think.

What websites do you love?

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In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 45

I’ve found some links to posts that made me laugh, cry, think or at least raise an eyebrow. Please click the links and check out the posts. You may find something that rocks your world too.

Leave me some feedback in the form of comments below on what you liked, what you hated and what you’d like to see more of. I’m here to help you find the best of what is online.

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My Best Of…

 What the Heck Is Restorative Yoga and Why Should I Be Doing It? <—Holy hell, YES! Just read the whole thing. It is brilliantly spot on.

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There are a million reasons why people choose to make any big decision, but I’ve started to come back to the idea that the best decisions happen when you take some time off and cut yourself some slack. from What We’re Talking About: The Luxury of Time Off - Design Sponge {via yes and yes}

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33 Potluck Perfect Vegan Dishes. Why? Because I can’t eat dairy, my hubs is pretty much a vegetarian and my kid isn’t really into meat either. Oh and rumor has it, vegetables are good for you!

Related: Vegan Guide to San Francisco.

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Why I Consult My “Manager” and Why She Always Takes My Calls. The struggle between the want me and the should me is solved with the executive manager. For example: My manager reminds me to follow my good habits. My manager stays compassionate.My manager stands up for me when other people are too demanding.

Just another reason why I love Gretchen Rubin.

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Easy dinner inspiration from Shutterbean: Burrito Bowls.

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Solo vacations from Oh Happy Day! – not what you expect and yet the actual best kind.

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And last, but not least, Responding to Negative Nellies at Work.

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That is the In Case You Missed It Edition, folks.

Remember to click the links and leave some comments. This is a conversation, you know.

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Image Source: reading by murphyeppoon on Flickr (cc)

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Do you wish you could end the school year feeling as energized as you started it?

Is recovering from the school year going to take most of your summer?

Are you ready to press reset but have no idea where that button is?

The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher is the reset button.

HHST

Class starts in September – just in time for the new school year. Click here to register