Making The Most of Summer Break: Summer of Intentionality

Like most teachers, I look forward to summer break with the passion of a thousand burning suns. Free time, precious free time – to think, read, travel, plan for my next school year, do some professional development, basically restore my … Continue reading

Summer of Intentionality — Part Two: To Do

Here are last year’s To Read, To Learn, and To Do.  +++++ 2012 Summer of Intentionality  To Do: Many of my summer to-dos can also be found on my 43 Before 43 list. Clean up my bike and run errands on … Continue reading

Summer of Intentionality Progress Report: To Learn

{via} Oh friends, this Summer of Intentionality list is proving to be the most difficult. Learning new things is challenging my brain in ways I hadn’t expected. Please send me your tips and advice! +++ To Learn: The whole list Status … Continue reading

Summer of Intentionality Progress Report: To Read

{via} I’m already a huge reader during the school year, so when summer break comes along my reading habit gets kicked into overdrive.  I’ve heard rumors that one’s ability to read decreases dramatically when one has a little one roaming … Continue reading

Summer of Intentionality Progress Report: To Do

{via} Summer of Intentionality 2011 is off to a great start! I’ve been ticking items of my three lists and am happy to report progress is being made on all. So much so, it’s been difficult to find time to … Continue reading

Summer of Intentionality Part 3: What I Want to Read

Curious about the Summer of Intentionality? Check out Part 1 :What I Want to Learn and Part 2: What I Want to Do What I Want To Read: I am participating in the Sacramento Public Library’s Summer Reading Program {and trying to … Continue reading

Summer of Intentionality Part 2: What I Want to Do

My Summer of Intentionality List continues. What I Want to Do: – Visit friends. Bay Area friends especially. So close and yet I don’t see them nearly as often as I’d like. – Visit Portland friends too. Love them and … Continue reading

Summer of Intentionality Part One: What I Want to Learn

{via} Thinking back over the summers since becoming a teacher I’ve noticed a pattern. International travel every other year and lots of hanging out not doing much the other years. Not a bad gig, if you can get it. But … Continue reading

Tiny Tips Tuesday: Cool It Down This Summer with a Mini Restorative Yoga Retreat

Dear Friend, I wanted to personally invite you to my restorative yoga mini retreat workshop Saturday, July 26th. The class is limited to 18 students and we’re offering a pretty sweet deal if you register before the workshop. If you … Continue reading

Tiny Tips Tuesday: Make the Most of Your Summer – Part 2

Dear Friend, Have you started your Summer of Intentionality lists yet? {Missed last week’s Part One: To Read post? Check it out here for details}… Today I share with you my Summer of Intentionality To Do List aka my list … Continue reading

Tiny Tips Tuesday: Make the Most of Your Summer

Dear Friend, Summer. That word alone brings to mind a kind of freedom from the have-to’s in life to more a may-do way of living. Everything slows down and we are finally able to fully exhale. Our family takes the … Continue reading

Making the Most of Summer Break: Halfway Check In

Oh my goodness, friends, I just realized we have hit the halfway mark for summer break 2013. *gulp* It’s both good and bad news. I’ll leave the bad news up to you, but the good news is there is still … Continue reading

In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 33 {kids, creativity, confidence and summer}

{via} 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 … Continue reading

Yoga+Music365 (day1) – 500 Days of Summer Soundtrack

Yesterday I made my big proclamation that I would do some yoga and listen to new music every day in 2010.  I’m calling it the Yoga+Music365. Today during class at It’s All Yoga (where else?), Michelle spoke about all things … Continue reading

2014: A Year in Review

Dear Friend, 2014. It was a YEAR. I started by taking the month of January to reflect on the previous year and then spent the rest of the year really putting my self-care practices to the test. Looking through all … Continue reading

Books I Love: Mindset – The New Psychology of Success: How We Can Learn To Fulfill Our Potential by Carol Dweck

Each summer I try to make the most of summer break by learning something, doing special summer only activities and reading a few books. One of my teacher questions that comes up every year is student motivation. Why do some students … Continue reading

43 Books

As part of my 43 Things Before 43, I’m reading 43 books. As I finish reading each one, I’ll add the titles here and links to reviews as I write them. My 43 Books 1. The Battle Hymn of the … Continue reading

Second Chances and Do Overs: Let’s Talk Fitness, Friends.

Back in the days before I became a Stay-At-Home-Mom/teacher on parental leave/person without a fulltime job or baby – yet – (otherwise known as July), I was talking about making a commitment to regular exercise when I returned to work. Uh, … Continue reading

Teacher Travels: deYoung Museum – Masterpieces From The Musee National Picasso, Paris

What do you get when three teachers travel together? A whole lot of awesome, that’s what. Our plan was multifaceted:  Help me with my Summer of Intentionality list, escape the Sacramento heat, enjoy a leisurely lady date and a visit … Continue reading

Teacher Travels: San Francisco Academy of Sciences

Summer of Intentionality is really starting to kick into high gear has seriously taken on new meaning since we found out we’ll be traveling abroad in six WEEKS. Local travel and visiting museums sans baby is one of my top priorities … Continue reading

Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week… {via} tasting :: lentils for breakfast/lunch {with quinoa+asparagus+pecans} and dinner {tacos – who knew?}. hearing ::  queen’s greatest hits on repeat smelling :: cherries seeing :: a year-long writing plan emerge from … Continue reading