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.

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Local, Women-Owned, Small Businesses

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Local, Women-Owned, Small Businesses

 

 

Mother’s Day is this weekend and in case you are looking for some gift ideas for your mom, your BFF or yourself, I’ve got you covered with these awesome gifts from some women owned small businesses in Sacramento, CA.

 

The best thing about these gifts is that not only are the beautiful, but there are real women behind each product or service. So when you buy from small businesses, someone is doing a happy dance.

 

Your mom, your BFF, your favorite mama friend + YOU – win and so does each of these fabulous small business owners!

 

Who is the Boss Lady in your life? You can find these adorable mugs here at The Kachet Life.

 

The new Post Leather Collection (and all stationary bundles) from Studio Fig can be monogrammed for a super personalized gift.

 

 

Bracelet and more gorgeous accessories from Cabine

Soy candle from Cabine

Clarity Smudge Bundle from Cabine

 

Baby on the way? Book a Maternity Session with Ashley Baumgartner

Mother’s Day Special Offering with Gift:
Maternity Sessions
45 Minutes
50+ Edited Images
Online Gallery with Printing Rights
Special Gift if booked for a Mother’s Day gift!

 

The thing secretly on my wish list? An in home design consultation with interior designer, Rebecca Plumb of Studio Plumb. She put together a special Mother’s Day treat for Sacramento locals who want to create a home we love.

 

Hoping Mother’s Day is filled with the women you love!

 

Sunday Link Love #15

Sunday Link Love #15

Definitely still on the mend, still grateful to be moving back towards good health and really watching my tendency to want to push beyond what is healthy for me.

 

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.

 

 

Why You Should Switch To Natural Deodorant – I’ve been trying different brands for years and was still stinky. I kept at it and found one I love. Plus it smells like lime skittles.

 

The Urban Bath House Trend Is One We Can Get Behind – Have you been yet? I’ve been to Asha in Sacramento at least half a dozen times and it never fails to feel as if I’ve actually had a vacation in as little as 90 minutes.

 

A Better 2018 – Love this post for so many reasons. First, it is talking about making a better year at the end of March instead of January. Jenna’s already been making changes for months and has seen progress. Second, she isn’t trying to tackle everything at once nor to perfection. Last, I love a good product recommendation.

 

 

How To Build a Body Positive Closet – a DIY option or you could sign up for Stasia’s Style School (like I did) when doors open April 13th. At first you think it is about clothes, but really it is about self-acceptance, body geometry and kicking ass and taking names.

 

 

What NOT To Say to Terminal Cancer Patients – So many of us fail to show up for our family and friends when they need us most because we don’t want to say the wrong thing. Or we say the wrong thing and feel like a jerk. Let’s change that.

 

5 Personality Traits You Need to Be Happy, According to Science – aka personal paths to well-being.

 

 

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

 

 

We are the girls that have been socialized to be perfect rather than brave. We can rewrite this script together. 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 #4

Sunday Link Love #4

 

 

 

The Women’s March.  I love connecting to other like-minded people and standing up for what we believe in. I’m also humbled every time I participate in the democratic process. We are lucky we can show disapproval and civil disobedience in the United States. (You can find more  more activism resources here).

 

How was your week? Did you participate in the Women’s March? How are you feeling and how are you treating yourself?

 

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.

 

 

 

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

 

Oprah’s Blind Spot – I am a yes and on this topic because weight and diet culture runs deep. It’s my heartfelt wish that Oprah finds peace with her body and uses her platform to encourage and empower other women to as well regardless of the size and shape of their bodies.

 

A Letter To Google: Please Don’t Kill The Blogs – I’m including this here because so many of the things we sign up for end up filed away in our email folders never to be seen again. Pass it on.

 

The 100 Hour Rule – this is how long it takes to get better than a beginner. Much more attainable than the 10,000 focused practice model. Now that the pressure is off, what would you like to be better than a beginner at?

 

Is reading more on your 18 for 2018 list? Here’s 5 Unconventional Ways to Read More This Year. I will add wake up 15 minutes earlier, grab your tea/coffee and get back in bed. It feels luxurious!

 

This Is What Self-Care Really Means Because It’s Not All Salt Baths and Chocolate Cake – <applause> YES!!! <applause>

 

My Year of Saying Yes to Everything – Shonda Rhimes – the book is brilliant.

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.

PPS: Have you signed up for the challenge yet?

100% Guilt-Free Self-Care Challenge – starts January 31st!

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18 for 2018

18 for 2018

 

I am an avid listen of both Happier and Happier In Hollywood podcasts. Recently Gretchen and Liz talked about Identifying 18 for 2018.

 

Since I am such a fan of lists – Summer of Intentionality and An Intentional Fall – I decided to come up with one of my own. Instead of making it a thinly veiled list of resolutions, I decided to only include things I actually *want* to do.

 

Tami’s 18 for 2018

Watch Airplane! (1980) – I have never seen it and it is apparently a comedy classic.

Try slacklining – This is something I feel like my daughter will love, so an activity to try together.

Put a significant amount into my IRA – Thankfully I have one set up and now it’s time to fill it up.

Try a pilates class – I’ve been gifted some time at a local studio, so we’ll see how it goes.

Make lemon custard (dairy-free) ice cream – It’s my favorite and I haven’t had it since I found out I am allergic to dairy.

Read Feminist Fight Club – more feminist books in 2018 and beyond, please.

Go on a writing retreat.

Get my tarot cards read.

Go to a cat show.

Go to the East Sacramento Garden Tour.

Attend a musical.

Do a sleep study.

Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. (Already DONE – check out my photos over on Instagram!)

Take a cooking class at the Sacramento Co-op.|

 

Go on 24 hikes.

 

Sit for the ACC exam.

 

Be a volunteer who drives people to the polls on Election Day in November.

 

Coach Chat – talk to 52 coaches this year to learn more about their businesses, what they do and who they serve so I can recommend people who would be a good fit for them.

 

 

What do you want to do in 2018?

 

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