Saturday Senses

tasting :: coconut poppers (a gluten-free scone-like cookie made with coconut milk)

hearing :: americana radio on pandora

smelling :: freesia without sneezing. {fingers crossed the new allergy meds work}

seeing :: local girlfriends. there is nothing like the support of your girls. check them out: mads, michelle, erin, amy, sacramento fashion bloggers

feeling :: like last week was a lifetime ago.

wishing/hoping :: for peace, ease and kindness.

What about you?

What are your senses this Saturday?

Looking back, how was your week?

Leave a comment and tell me all about it. I’d seriously love to hear about your week. Now’s not the time to be shy.

This weekly tradition inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday.

Don’t forget to click the links!

Saturday Senses

Saturday Senses is a way to capture the spirit of each week.



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tasting :: apple cranberry crisp.

hearing :: patty griffin station on pandora.

smelling :: cookies baking.

seeing :: resting yogis.

feeling :: loved. friends, students, readers – old and new.

wishing/hoping :: everyone finds some time during this busy month for some relaxation and self-care.

What about you?

What are your senses this Saturday?

Looking back, how was your week?

Leave a comment and tell me all about it.

This weekly tradition inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday.

Don’t forget to click the links!

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Saturday Senses

Saturday Senses is a way to capture the spirit of each week. 

tasting ::  comfort food made healthy

hearing :: the snap, crackle, pop of the vinyl: rubber soul, tapestry, pearl

smelling ::   sweaty students – hello, 90+ degrees in october

seeing :: lovely yogis resting

feeling ::  relieved — señor procrastination took off once i looked him in the eyes and told him to make himself comfortable

wishing/hoping :: to find a perfect pair of jeans at swapasana (today at 2pm!)

What about you?

What are your senses this Saturday? 

Looking back, how was your week?    

{comments inspired by Havi at The Fluent Self – Friday Chicken – go see for yourself. it’s like free therapy! }

This weekly tradition inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday

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Saturday Senses

Saturday Senses is a way to capture the spirit of each week.  

  

tasting ::  plain h2o. it’s quite refreshing. i clearly haven’t been drinking enough lately and this week, i’ve been making up for it.

hearing ::  teacher talk! training, training, training – gearing up for school next week.

smelling ::  many delicious meals cooked for me by others this week.

-thanks t & j!

seeing ::   my wonderful co-workers for the first time all summer. love them. they make going to work less work-like. <3

feeling ::  better every day.  my injury is healing and i’m getting used to my new accessories.

wishing/hoping ::  wishing my mom has a speedy recovery from her unexpected surgery. also hoping we all recommit to self-care. for reals.

What are your senses this Saturday?  Looking back, how was your week?    

Leave me a comment to tell me made your week memorable.    

This weekly tradition was inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday

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15 things for 15 years

15 years ago, on what used to be known to me as ‘Dead Elvis Day’,  I went on a date with a guy from high school.   

Today I ate lunch with him to celebrate the best 15 years of my life.   

While this blog is dedicated to figuring out how to best take care of myself while taking care of others, this guy plays a pivotal role in the taking-care-of-me madness around here. 

Here are 15 of the best things about him in no particular order.   

1. His kindness.   

I think he may have my share too.  

2. His laugh.   

When he really gets going, he almost sounds like a giddy school girl. It kills me every time.  

3. His sense of fair play.   

He will want you to know – he’s a lover, not a fighter.  

4. His very dry sense of humor.   

Quick witted and sarcastic. Never in a mean way. Just like I like him.  

5. His care-taking ability.   

So much better at this than I am.  

6. His songwriting.   

Part of the reason I got to know him in the first place.  

7. His moderation.  

Who is that consistent with self-care??? I hope this eventually rubs off on me.   

8. His word.   

Impeccable.  

9. His insight.  

It’s like he really listens and knows me.   

10. His advice. 

The best. Almost exactly what my girlfriends tell me before they tell me and he almost never reminds me that he told me first.  

11. His integrity.   

See: His word. 

12. His world view.   

Almost an exact match to mine. Smart guy. 

13. His desire to become a father.   

Heartwarming/breaking and beautiful. 

14. His patience.  

With me, seemingly endless. 

15. His heart.   

Endless. 

Thank you sweetheart, for helping me be a better person.   

Hacknbrew Happiness

 Who has captured your heart and how have they helped you?

The Spotlight Video!

I spent most of last week freaking out about singing in public and about stepping outside my comfort zone.

Truth be told, being on stage was nerve-racking.

The stage was a corner of a room I spend a lot of time in, but not with everyone looking at me. My voice wasn’t as strong as in our practice sessions and I’d never sung into a microphone before {note to self: go to sound check}.

Even though I’ve sung along to this song a million times, for a moment, the words totally escaped me. Good thing I know this about myself and brought them along. I glanced down occasionally to make sure I remembered where we were going.

As I looked out into the faces of my fellow yogis and friends, I really felt the love in the room. People couldn’t have been more supportive – lots of smiles and even a new friend singing along with us.

Plus I was up there with my best guy.

I got over my serious case of nerves pretty quickly. 

How could I not?

Many people have told me they are already looking forward to honing their talents for the next big show.

And there is talk about starting the It’s All Yoga Family Band!

If you’d like to see the The Big Performance, click it.

{While you’re there, please also check out all the other amazing performances by our staff and students}

 

What’s your secret talent?

How do you share your talent with the world?

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