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 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.
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 Figcan be monogrammed for a super personalized gift.
Bracelet and more gorgeous accessories from Cabine
Mother’s Day Special Offering with Gift:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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I teach 100% guilt-free self-care to busy women who want to drop the story that self-care is selfish and start feeling powerful and strong as the leader in their own life. All without them feeling overwhelmed or breaking the bank.