Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

focus

tasting ::   frosted mini-wheats with rice milk, peanut butter on apples, blueberries and white nectarines in vanilla coconut yogurt, salted peanut butter stuffed pretzels,  creamy garlic vegan pasta with sautéed zucchini and homegrown tomatoes,

hearing ::   darren rowse talk about dreams from the world domination summit. {i very much would like to go to this conference next year}.

smelling ::  coffee. i’ve been working and meeting in wonderful cafes this week and even though i don’t drink coffee, i smell like coffee. i’m starting to associate the smell with productivity.

seeing ::   connections being reconnected. friends from high school – one on one and talking about stuff that really matters: home, life, dreams. talking to people from the way back is super comforting and inspiring at the same time. also, a whole lot of house of cards – watched half a season in one day!

feeling ::   more at ease and super excited.  the two-year old got a hold of some calming balm magic and has way mellowed out this week. the healthy, happy, sane teacher is now international – one of our registrants is from the netherlands! friends, our message of teachers claiming their self-care is spreading.  join us?

wishing/hoping ::  for more registrations to roll in (early bird pricing ends 8/9) and to keep enjoying what is left of summer break.

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!

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Is recovering from the school year taking most of your summer?

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

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Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

good

tasting ::   fried tofu bun (chilled vermicelli salad), bbq chips x a million, green smoothies, lemon orzo with cucumbers and feta, summer vegetables wrapped in wheat corn tortillas, plums, white nectarines, watermelon, popsicles, vegan pizza on cornmeal crust, rice chex with rice milk, grilled chicken burrito with avocado + local tomatoes.

hearing ::  myself yelling at my kid and then beating myself up about it. {tough week all around and then it got SO MUCH BETTER}. also old97s live hitchhike to rhome. you can too! download it here.

smelling ::  chlorine on my arms from all the pool time.

seeing ::   faces i love on the computer screen. why did none tell me of the magic of skype? or was i not listening? dude.

feeling ::  relieved – good results on the mama health front! hopeless because living with a moody two-year old brings out my inner moody two-year old. supported because my people know just what to say to a mama having a pity party

wishing/hoping ::  for some self-compassion and some more patience for my daughter. who knew being two was so hard? also can we stop calling it ‘terrible twos’ and start calling it ‘tumultuous twos’ instead?

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!

{image source:by by farmnflea on Etsy via pinterest}

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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.

Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

you can't save people

tasting ::   pork bun (chilled vermicelli salad), imperial roll, lagunitas ipa, goat cheese on sour dough toast with homegrown cucumbers and tomatoes, bbq chips, vegan peanut butter whoopee, avocado tomato salad, green smoothies,

hearing ::  friends from the way back karaoke like pros. such an excellent high school reunion activity!

smelling ::  beer. other people may have gotten a little bit sloshed at the reunion and spilled their beer.

seeing ::   peeps from high school in a super nostalgic, sweet grown up way.

feeling ::  completely mangled from staying up late one night and anxious awaiting a loved one’s health test results. remarkably at home in a swimming pool and in a hammock.

wishing/hoping ::  for good health news and improved sleepy times.

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!

{image source:by rocketrictic on Flickr via pinterest}

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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.

Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

stress you out

tasting ::   vegan chilled peanut noodles, homemade hummus a la kris carr,  stone fruit + blueberries in vanilla coconut yogurt with raw chia seeds, vanilla soy ice cream with salted peanuts + chocolate chips, fried chicken at rockabilly night at the zoo, dilly egg salad on sourdough.

hearing ::  a new teacher friend offer some serious encouragement about the healthy, happy, sane teacher program, nickelslots at the zoo, and happy baby shrieks in the pool most every night this week.

smelling ::  sunshine and awesomeness. this is what ruby’s cheek/neck/ear/hair smells like after playing at the park.

seeing ::   my tongue get tied in knots in a big group of strangers and my girl’s face light up at the mere mention of a swimming pool. she totally got this from me.

feeling ::  like i am doing exactly what i’ve be set on the planet to do.

wishing/hoping ::  follow through, motivation and enthusiasm continue to hitch themselves to my wagon.

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!

{image source: pinterest }

HHST

Join us for The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher program! Class starts in September.

Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

saturday senses

tasting ::   watermelon, popsicles, pulled pork sandwiches, bbq chips by the bag full, beer can chicken, vanilla soy ice cream with chocolate chips, and salted peanuts.

hearing ::  my baby girl charm the socks off her grandparents, use of the pronoun “I” (my baby is growing up!) and “mama, ruby wants cookie” (36 times a day and me telling her we only have cookies everyday in minnesota)

smelling ::  weird airplane air.

seeing ::   the beauty of unplugging and hanging with my family in rural minnesota. green, green and more green.

feeling ::  like i’m still on the fishing boat days later. also super sweaty. ridiculously anxious about temps over 100 degrees for days in a row. 

wishing/hoping ::  for the super hot temperatures to stay away and for lots more connection. must make some mama play dates.

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!

{image source: my very own camera – ruby on tire swing in minnesota }

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Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

mama face

tasting ::   sautéed vegetables with chick peas and couscous, vegetarian pâté, so many olives, sprouted wheat berry bagels with goat cheese, tomatoes and turkey, fresh raspberries, green smoothie and mcdonald’s. there, i said it.

hearing ::  podcasts again because one of my lovely peeps loaned me her ipod.

smelling ::  fog in the bay area and sweaty people at home. 40 degree difference is just a 70 mile car ride away.

seeing ::   childhood and college friends mingling and hanging out in the chilly park. my body parts back where they belong thanks to an excellent massage.

feeling ::  relieved the school year is finished and papa is home to help with the baby during the day! super excited to be working on the healthy, happy, sane teacher during business hours instead of 5am.

wishing/hoping ::  you can help us spread the word about our fabulous program. if you do, you can be entered to win a spot! we’re having a giveaway!

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!

{image source: via vanessa vv}

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Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

good bye

tasting ::   dairy free chocolate chip bars, greek salad with sheep feta, creamy vegan pasta, green smoothies, vegan pizza on cornmeal crust, polenta with spicy italian sausage and puttanesca sauce, blueberry iced tea and cinnamon date manna bread.

hearing ::  so many good ideas coming together on a future project i can hardly wait to tell you about.

smelling ::  sugar cookies baking. ruby got a visit from v3 this week and they made cookies.

seeing ::   lots of bloody noses. we’re thinking the heat/no humidity is the cause.

feeling ::  wildly optimistic about my future teaching opportunities, understood by my people and excited we got our minnesota plane tickets. also a bit delicate.

wishing/hoping ::  for lots of focus on what is important and a little less intensity/emotional fallout from my new round of emdr.

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!

{image source: via pinterest}

Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

not being lazy

tasting ::     green smoothies, brown rice pasta with creamy vegan garlic sauce, roasted broccoli and brussels sprouts with pancetta.

hearing ::   another person i know from school passed away. so, so, sad. 

smelling ::  post rain fresh air.

seeing ::   how yoga is helping me be a calmer, more present, happier parent. {currently reading buddhism for mothers}

feeling :: much lighter. i cut off all my hair.

wishing/hoping ::  for peace for all the families who have recently lost their men.

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!

{image source: http://www.lizlamoreux.com/be-present-be-here/reframing-rest.html

Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

relax

tasting ::     vegan pancakes with peanut butter and syrup, lentil soup, broccoli orzo risotto, moosewood chili, ranch bread, rice with kale, chicken and peanut sauce, strawberries as big as our heads, and handmade ginger cookies.

hearing ::   an encore of the eagles “best of my love” harmonized 6 ways, a symphony of frogs and lots of 2-year-old screams in the open air in the anderson valley. 

smelling ::  fresh, fog-filled valley air.

seeing ::   newts, banana slugs, turkey vultures, fog, grammy and granppy.

feeling :: all family-yummy-ed up.

wishing/hoping ::  april is as fun as march was.

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!

{image source: Downtime – 8×12 Relax print from photo relaxation … by FourTreesPhotography on Etsy}

Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

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tasting :: vegan pancakes smothered in peanut butter and syrup, steel cut oats cooked in soy milk with chia, chocolate chips and coconut flakes, vegan sausage on pretzel roll, duck fat french fries, white beer and chicken chow fun.

hearing ::   ruby string two and three word sentences together like she’s being doing it her whole life.

smelling ::  chai tea lotion – warm, sweet and spicy.

seeing ::  photo editing magic!

feeling :: like a genius.

wishing/hoping :: resolution please.

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

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

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tasting :: post chinese new year dim sum, sweet potato black bean stew, vegan chocolate muffins, vegan creamy garlicy pasta with sauteed broccoli, green smoothies and chada thai.

hearing ::   my sweet baby girl chatter away her papa in the mornings whilst i chill out. new world order, i love you.

smelling ::  spring! i can smell again thanks to my brand new nasal inhaler.

seeing ::  the possibilities of a new future {finally without taking the present personally – apparently my life’s work}.

feeling :: relief from my allergies + my emotions. also really supported.

wishing/hoping ::  to slow down a bit and enjoy the moment. all this planning, meeting and scheming is tiring.

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

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

{- image source –  old97s.com}

tasting :: burgers. twice. what’s up dairy allergy? so much i can’t eat when i go out. i wish restaurants would have more dairy-free options.

hearing :: old 97’s play my fantasy set – too far to care  – start to finish and leaves rustling in the breeze.

smelling :: beer all the way down my arm. silly, sloppy drinkers.

seeing :: myself get a little anxious about next school year…where will i be teaching? what will i be teaching? will i get a job share…. it’s never too early to start worrying, right?

feeling ::  remarkably settled given how untethered i felt last week.

wishing/hoping :: all those hundreds of delightful folks who came to sacramento free day of yoga to find their yoga home and for everyone that missed it to get it on their calendar for next labor day.

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

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

tasting :: vegan chocolate cake with oreo frosting.

hearing ::  my favorite song of ALL TIME played live for the 1st time.

smelling :: renovation dust.

seeing :: the insides of my 100-year-old house.

feeling ::  like a trainwreck. as it turns out, i’m a not a fan of processes which make things really dirty and ugly before they are pretty again.

hold me.

wishing/hoping :: for our house to be magically back to its former cute self and for our ruby travel dates to reveal themselves.

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

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

tasting :: vegan chocolate chip cookies from trader joe’s.

hearing ::  well wishes from all over the world.

smelling :: the most absolutely horrid bathrooms by the river. stopped me {briefly} in my tracks. gaaaaak!

seeing :: my city from a whole new perspective – hello riverwalk!

feeling ::  so, so, so loved and grateful.

wishing/hoping ::  i can keep this sense of ease and feeling that everything is, in fact, going to be alright. or at least remember it when things all go wrong in my head.

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

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tasting :: sautéed kale with lentils and medium rare steak sandwiches on garlicky sourdough.

hearing :: “teacher, i’m nervous about next week’s tests”.

smelling :: lavender essential oils for nightly neck massages.

seeing :: the end of the school year on the horizon.

feeling :: much more rested and grounded. i’m such a creature of habit and schedules are apparently my best friend.

wishing/hoping ::  for a relaxed first week of high stakes testing and for my Sacramento readers to join me for my monthly restorative class over at It’s All Yoga tomorrow at 4.

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!