I’m Saying NO in November and I Invite You To Do The Same

I’m Saying NO in November and I Invite You To Do The Same

 

 

2018 has been a really rough year: more cancer in our family, lots of ups and downs of parenting, so many deferred maintenance project finally taken care of, the 24 hour news cycle dumpster fire that just keeps getting worse every day…

 

You too?

 

Thankfully there is good news too…. 2018 has also been full of new connections, new opportunities, new growth both personally and professionally, new people to work with, new speaking engagements, new collaborations and new adventures.

 

So one thing I learned in 2018 is the power in the YES:  getting a chance to do something I’ve never been done before and saying yes knowing I’ll figure it out later.

 

Guys, this is nothing short of miraculous. I have a lifetime of waiting until I know the answer before jumping in.  Ok, I really vacillate between the two – hiding and running full speed ahead.

 

The year of YES has had some unintended consequences: feeling ungrounded, feeling constantly behind, feeling unsure, feeling frazzled, feeling stretched too thin.

 

That last one — stretched too thin — I hate. It makes my life feel overwhelming and I respond by being a grouch.  Feeling like I am on the brink of burnout.

 

Uh, isn’t that one of the things I help my clients with?

 

Um, yeah.

 

So that brings me to you I am writing to you today.

 

My wonderful friend and client, Kachet – from The Kachet Life – also had a very YES 2018.

 

We figured we aren’t the only people struggling with saying no when we need to so we can say yes when we want to. We created a little challenge to help end the overwhelm. 

 

This November Kachet and I are inviting all of our friends and family to join us in saying no when we need to so we can say yes when we want to.

So here’s the deal: Join us by clicking the photo above or the link below

NO in NOvember

Details:

Each Monday November we’re going to send one email with one exercise that’s meant to take 30 minutes or less. 

Read the email,  do the exercise.

Then each day November join Kachet and me on Instagram  stories to see the things that were saying no to in November.

We hope you’ll join us!

 

 

Sunday Link Love #27

Sunday Link Love #27

This week has been a reminder that filling my schedule – even with things that are amazing – still leaves me with a too full schedule feeling. I don’t run well without white space.

 

Summer hours are in order. I am concentrating my efforts on learning, studying and creating good stuff for you for the fall. So I’ll be posting only Sunday posts until after Labor Day.

 

How are you this week?

 

Each week in 2018 I’ll be sending you articles that have sparked my interest because they are all about Self-Care and Life Satisfaction.

 

The Belly Love Podcast – oh friends, this is the real deal self-love talk.

 

7 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness When the World Feels Like a Dumpster Fire – Read the comments. There are even more great ideas.

 

How Far Behind – New mantra: rest, don’t quit.

 

Three Reasons To Spend More Time Outside – I’ve committed myself to walking outside early in the morning five days a week this summer. It feels like the best use of my time if for no other reason it is helping me change the story I have been telling myself for years that it is ALWAYS hot in Sacramento in the summer. Not true! It is absolutely gorgeous most mornings.

 

How I Consciously Transformed My Friendships – I will add: face to face video chats, walk and talks and planning trips together.

 

 

The Benefits of Hiring a Life Coach– Are you ready? Let’s talk!

 

 

I’d love to know what you are reading,  watching and listening to these days. Tell me all about it!

 

I look forward to seeing you soon!

xo,
Tami

PS: If you want to be the first to know about upcoming retreats, workshops and opportunities to work together – get on the list.

Sunday Link Love #26

Sunday Link Love #26

Solo parenting. I am hat tipping to single parents everywhere.

 

How are you this week?

 

Each week in 2018 I’ll be sending you articles that have sparked my interest because they are all about Self-Care and Life Satisfaction.

 

It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect, It Just Has to Be Something – Her friend makes a brilliant point. I have been on both sides and I suffer from the big P.

 

 

Becoming an Unstoppable Leader By Enhancing Your Self-Awareness – there are simple ways to build self-awareness too!

 

 

5 Tips for Hosting a Guest With Dietary Restrictions – best line: I may not eat your food, but can you still invite me over? YES! As a dairy/shellfish/melon allergic person with a mostly vegetarian husband I often joke we’re no fun at a dinner party. So not true! We just might need to bring our own dinner.

 

 

Why Congress Wants to Give the Beauty Industry a Makeover If you are wondering why –  I decided to become a BeautyCounter consultant.  This is it.

 

 

Walking the Powerful Women Tightrope – Have you seen RBG yet? If not, stop and go NOW. I learned so much about Justice Ginsburg, her history + family life, and also about how she reshaped the lives of American women in the 70s and 80s through the cases she tried before the Supreme Court before becoming the SECOND woman in US history to sit on the bench. Love this discussion about powerful women who are just enough to get things done.

 

 

 Why Hire a Life Coach? – Are you ready? Let’s talk!

 

 

I’d love to know what you are reading,  watching and listening to these days. Tell me all about it!

I look forward to seeing you soon!

xo,
Tami

PS: If you want to be the first to know about upcoming retreats, workshops and opportunities to work together – get on the list.

Sunday Link Love #25

Sunday Link Love #25

We celebrated our first day off from school with a trip to the lake with the grandparents. Nothing like riding around on a boat with good food, good company and a good book.

 

How are you this week?

 

Each week in 2018 I’ll be sending you articles that have sparked my interest because they are all about Self-Care and Life Satisfaction.

 

Self-Care A-Z: On The Cheap – doesn’t have to cost a thing to work wonders.

 

 

How to Support a Grieving Friend – so good. I wish this was around when I lost my mom I could have pinned it to my shirt.

 

 

8 Everyday Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself – simplest self-care ever.

 

 

Clean Non Toxic Beauty Products That You Should Use Today – I started using non toxic BeautyCounter recently and I love it. Love their CounterSun Lotion, Color Intense Lipstick and Dew.

 

 

Friday Night Lights: Connie Britton Picks Her Favorite Tami Taylor Scenes – Tami Taylor has been my life and parenting coach at some point in my life.  I just love her. My favorite scene is the one where Julie is trying to convince her mom to go see on a school night. Who knew my favorite band Old97s would end up in one of my favorite shows?

 

 

 Why Hire a Life Coach? – Are you ready? Let’s talk!

 

 

I’d love to know what you are reading,  watching and listening to these days. Tell me all about it!

I look forward to seeing you soon!

xo,
Tami

PS: If you want to be the first to know about upcoming retreats, workshops and opportunities to work together – get on the list.

Safer Sunscreen That I LOVE

Safer Sunscreen That I LOVE

For close to twenty years I have been trying to find a safer sunscreen that smells good, feels good on my skin, keeps me from burning and isn’t full of stuff I don’t want to put on my body.

 

I have tried so many safer sunscreens that failed to make the grade: one was too yellow, one was too sticky, one left a thick white coating, one felt like mud, all the weird smells… I was starting to feel like Goldilocks where nothing was ever just right.

 

I have finally found THE ONE*!  I’ll tell you about it in a minute, but first some background.

Let’s start here: Why bother?  Aren’t the products we already use safe?

 

A big part of my quest for safer products is my background in politics. One of the issues I worked on was studying the environmental causes of breast cancer and one of the areas of study is harmful ingredients in personal products like skin care, makeup and sunscreen.

 

Surprisingly, the laws that govern what ingredients go in our personal products haven’t been updated since the 1930s. Right now, using safer ingredients is up to companies, rather than the law everyone must follow.

 

Clearly we’ve learned a lot since the 30s – science wise –  and there are advocacy efforts being lead by companies like BeautyCounter and others to update those laws.

 

So that leaves it up to the consumer to figure out what is in the products they use and know if those products contain safer ingredients.

 

Before we go any further – what does “safer” mean? It means choosing ingredients with little or no known risk to health. It means choosing to use products which do not contain harmful ingredients.

 

Skin Deep by The Environmental Working Group has a rating system that I use whenever I buy products to see if the ingredients are considered safe. They even have a 2018 Safer Sunscreen Guide. My new favorite is on the list as one of the best!

With the CounterSun SPF 30 Lotion I feel like I have finally found my just right! It feels fantastic on my skin, it doesn’t leave a white residue, it smells good and it does its job. Other people have been raving about the mist and stick and I can’t wait to try those as well.

 

What safter personal products are you interested to try this summer?

 

*I love the BeautyCounter product so much I decided to become consultant, so if you buy some I’ll be compensated. If you’d like to try some BeautyCounter products or talk further about the company mission, let me know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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