Sunday Link Love #24

Sunday Link Love #24

Our school year ends this week — both my husband and daughter will be home all summer. I am equal parts thrilled and terrified.

 

Terrified because I need to put some structure on our summer or there will be hell to pay. Thrilled because homework and school lunches have been the bane of my existence. I promised myself not to get caught up in either and I failed. So looking forward to a fresh start next school year!

 

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.

 

 

 

10 Books To Read If You Want to Improve YourselfI’ve already loved Daring Greatly, 10% Happier and The Confidence Code, maybe I’ll add some of these titles to my summer reading list.

 

 

What It Means To Live A Slower Life – would you ever consider selling all your stuff and traveling around the world? Love reading stories of families that do and I’m not sure I could/would. Maybe living slower in the life I already have.

 

 

Don’t Take Fake Breaks – and two more non-fiction books to read. Take real breaks!

 

 

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

 

 

 

What’s Really In Your Eye Shadow?I am all in for hard working  safer personal products including makeup!

 

 

 

The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life – I am still rebranding exercise as moving my body, but it isn’t as much as I expected.

 

 

 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.

Saturday Senses

Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

embrace

tasting ::   green smoothies,apricot pie, steak tacos, deli sandwiches as big as my head, bbq potato chips, and crazy amounts of hummus.

hearing ::  so little because my ipod has gone missing.

smelling ::  redwoods and the bay. thank goodness we live an hour+ away from cool weather and tilden park.

seeing ::   my co-workers for the last time as co-workers. i’m off to work on teaching teachers how to claim their self-care at the healthy, happy, sane teacher instead of teaching other peoples’ kids how to read.

feeling ::  grateful for my time in the classroom. man, i loved being a classroom teacher. and now feeling excited about the next chapter in my life.

wishing/hoping ::  you will help me spread the word about the healthy, happy, sane teacher. please like us on facebook, follow our hhst blog and register for eithersession one or  session two. and if you aren’t a teacher yourself, please spread the word to those that you know who do the day in and day out work with kids. THANK YOU!

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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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?