How to Have The Best Summer Ever

How to Have The Best Summer Ever

Summer is upon us folks and I don’t know about you, but I like to make the most of the season. With both the kiddo and my husband out of school for two months and not a lot of structure, we go crazy without our Summer of Intentionality aka How to Have the Best Summer Ever.

 

 

Rosie Molinary introduced me to The Summer of Intentionality years ago. The long and short of it is each summer we make a list of fun things to do, books to read and things to learn. For our family these lists give us just the right amount of structure to our time away from the school year and a chance to keep learning and growing.

The RULES:

— The to-do list must be FUN stuff. Things you actually want to do.

— Once your list is made, you have to actually commit them to the calendar so they will happen.

— Go into your Summer of Intentionality with the idea that this is a starting point: you can change your lists at any time and you do NOT have to complete everything on the list.

 

— Even if you have a full time job, you can still do a Summer of Intentionality! Your lists might be shorter than mine, but there is still time to have the best summer ever!

 

The intention behind this exercise for my family is so we aren’t all consumed with screen time and complaining about how hot it is every day. Instead our days are filled with fun, reading and learning.

Curious about our past Summer of Intentionality lists? You can find them here.

 

What do you want to do, read and learn this summer?

 

 

 

 

A class for those of us who are always putting self-care off.

In this 6 week class we will focus on self-care 101. Each week we will focus on a different area of self-care, make a plan and hold each other accountable.

This class is perfect for:

  • Parents who have put self-care on the back burner because of kids.
  • Women who work for themselves (and never seem to stop)
  • People who put everyone else’s needs in front of their own.This class will be on-line so you can be anywhere in the world.

 

 

The sessions will be recorded and sent after each class.

 

SIGN UP NOW!

 

 

Sunday Link Love #23

Sunday Link Love #23

We are halfway through this calendar year. The school year is almost over. Have you accomplished what you meant to this first half of the year? This has me thinking about my own goals. More on that later!

 

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.

 

 

 

Sometimes You Win The Race Because Everyone Else Stops Running – Oh YES.

 

 

The Best Hairstyles For Working Out (or living on the surface of the sun like I do) – and How To Make Them Look Polished After – Ever since I started Trainer In Your Backpocket, I have needed some help pulling myself back together after.

 

 

One Simple Question Unlocked My Best Self-Care – .so simple.

 

 

12 Simple Steps to Green Your Home – I am always looking for ways to make more environmental choices at home. For me it about using safer products for me, my family and the planet. This is one of the many reasons I am now a BeautyCounter consultant. I love their safer personal products.

 

 

 

Five Small (but Significant) Ways to Build Your Healthy Self – actionable and easy.

 

 

 

My Zero Waste Kit – Such a great idea!

 

 

 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.

Making a Difference In the World One Meal at a Time

Making a Difference In the World One Meal at a Time

Do you listen to the news of the day and feel sick to your stomach? Do you feel the need to turn away from it all because you aren’t sure what to do?

 

 

Action is the antidote to despair.

– Joan Baez

 

 

Over the last 18 months, my advocate nature has been reignited. I have been calling, faxing, emailing my members of Congress daily on issues that are important to me.  It has been pointed to out me several times that I’m lucky I have the background that I do (BA in Political Science and over a decade of working in politics) because it is easy for me to effectively communicate what I want to my members and that not everyone has the confidence to do that.

 

 

In honor of California’s primary (midterm) election on Tuesday, June 5th, I wanted to introduce an organization to you: Feed Our Democracy. 

 

The mission of Feed Our Democracy is to inspire and educate every citizen to become an active participant in our democracy. Their tag line is: Eat. Meet. Activate.

 

The idea behind Feed Our Democracy is to bring people together over a meal – a potluck, a buffet, a picnic, a dessert – and to take action on an issue. This can be to raise money for an organization like Planned Parenthood, to write postcards to voters reminding them to vote or to make signs for the next march.

 

Feed Our Democracy has information on:

  • How It Works
  • How to Host an Event
  • Toolkit + Action Plans
  • Resources – including organizations who support the causes you do:  Flipping Our Government Blue, Voter Rights + Registration, Ending Gun Violence, Immigration Rights + Reform, Women’s Rights, Education, Environmental Action, Defending Civil Rights + Fighting Hate & Injustice, Supporting Veterans.

 

If you have been feeling like you aren’t sure what to do in the midst of a barrage of bad news, I highly recommend taking action. Democracy only works when we do.

A few more links:

#ResistanceLive is a show hosted by Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin – women’s leadership coach/former DC lawyer. I limited my news intact in order to save my sanity. I never miss this show for its timely news analysis, action items and feminist shoutouts.

If you are wondering what to feed people at your Feed Our Democracy event I’ve got some recipes to share. We have started weekly potlucks with our incredible neighborhood. I’ve been gladly cooking for my beloveds and have some recipes for a crowd:

Roasted Red Pepper Mac (vegan) – a crowd favorite! Even the kids gobbled it up. It takes less than 30 minutes to make.

 

Zucchini Lasagna (vegan) – another kid and grown up favorite! I used this recipe as the base and added precooked lentils spiced with Italian sausage seasoning. I used no cook noodles and shredded the zucchini inside. They couldn’t believe there was no cheese!

I’ve created a Potluck Board for future events.

 

What action will you take to create the world you want to live in?

 

Sunday Link Love #22

Sunday Link Love #22

I can’t even believe it is already Memorial Day weekend. Time sure seems to be moving quickly around here.

 

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.

 

 

 

Safer Sunscreen Guide – all Environmental Working Group rated safe and in a wide range of price points. If you are like me, you’ve been on the hunt for safer sunscreen that works well, doesn’t break the bank and maybe even smells good. Conventional sunscreens are full of ingredients which are harmful to our bodies and some can even cause cancer. I’ve tried so many greener/cleaner sunscreens that didn’t work for me. I recently switched to BeautyCounter CounterSun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 and love it because it is non greasy, I can wear it under makeup and it doesn’t leave a white film on my skin.

 

Why Highly Sensitive People Need Minimalism – Are you HSP? I am and I can tell you the less stuff around, the happier I am.

 

 

You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Everything For A Cause says #MeToo Movement Creator, Tarana Burke – joy and raising a child who embodies what we want to see in the world. Co-sign.

 

 

Let It All Go: Sage Smudging – The Where, Why, What – love these gorgeous bundles by a local Sacramento artist.

 

 

 

Navigating Social Situations When You Don’t Drink – loved this topic. I gave up booze four years ago when my mom got sick. I just couldn’t cope with the aftermath of a night of drinking, being in grief and parenting a toddler. It has been weirdly low-key (for the most part) and I haven’t really looked back. Would you ever give up drinking?

 

 

 

Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever Is About Happiness – and we can take it for free!

 

 

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

 

 

I have been in and out (mostly in) therapy for more than 35 years. It has been life altering to say the least. I am the biggest advocate for getting what you need to help with mental health issues.

 

 

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.

Do You Have Questions?

Do You Have Questions?

What is Deferred Maintenance?

It is a 6 week online Self-Care 101 course.  We will learn about the four quadrants of self-care, practice my most life-changing self-care mindset and write new self-care plans while having support and accountability of a group so we can actually make these plans happen.

 

Why is this class called Deferred Maintenance?

So many people put off self-care that it reminded me of how so many people put off taking care of their house. Over time the house starts to show signs that it isn’t being well cared for and so do we.  This class is a kick start into getting your personal maintenance back on track.

 

When does enrollment end for Deferred Maintenance? 

Class starts June 20th. Enrollment ends June 19th.

 

You’ll want to sign up before Memorial Day, May 28th in order to get your 30 minute BONUS one-on-one session with me with your early pricing of $347.

 

After June 2nd price goes up to $399.

 

Do I get personalized support + access to you?

Yes! I will be asking for feedback every week via email and in our secret Facebook group. You are encouraged to ask questions and to get help where you need it.

 

What does the class cost?

Before Memorial Day – May 28th – class is just $347 (plus you get a BONUS 30 minute private one-on-one phone session with me)

After June 2nd, the price goes up to $399.

 

I’m not a parent – is this class still for me?

Yes! This class idea came to me while I was teaching a self-care class to preschool parents, but ANYONE who has a habit of putting off what they know they need to do in terms of self-care are welcome.

 

What if I enroll and it’s not a fit? 

You have until June 27th to request a refund. All you have to do is show that you’ve completed all the work for week one.

 

What if I have to miss a class or I live in a different time zone? Not to worry! All sessions are being recorded and all your questions will be addressed. You will get to ask questions before the call via email or in our secret Facebook group.

 

What if I am an introvert?

Me too! All classes are recorded online, so no one has to leave their house.

 

What if this sounds good except for the part about other people?

If you’d like to work with me one-on-one, that can be arranged. I offer Self Care SOS Sessions and Life Satisfaction Sessions for my one-on-one clients. Click here for details and to set up an Are We A Good Fit Call.

 

A class for those of us who are always putting self-care off.

In this 6 week class we will focus on self-care 101. Each week we will focus on a different area of self-care, make a plan and hold each other accountable.

This class is perfect for:

  • Parents who have put self-care on the back burner because of kids.
  • Women who work for themselves (and never seem to stop)
  • People who put everyone else’s needs in front of their own.This class will be on-line so you can be anywhere in the world.

 

 

The sessions will be recorded and sent after each class.

 

 

$347 until 6/1/18

Sign up before Memorial Day at you get a 30 minute BONUS one-on-one session with me

$399 after 6/2

SIGN UP NOW!