Wednesday, April 16, 2014

wednesday well-being

this morning's breakfast of champions

happy, happy hump day to you. 
after many subway veggie delights, heaps of animal crackers, and eating on-the-go over the past few days, my body was begging for something, well, less processed and more pure. hello green juice!

here's an infographic by kris carr of crazy sexy with more ideas on concocting your own.

sans juicer and wanting to be part of the green juice club? never fear. there are many resources out there on how to whip up a juice in your blender. here's a good one from just a taste to get you started. 

my go-to juicer is the breville juice fountain compact. less than $100 and a giver of so much goodness. considering purchasing green juices costs around $10, it pays for itself fairly quickly.

have a fave recipe? share in the comments below. moi? i love throwing in whatever i have around. namely, cucumbers, apples, celery, greens {spinach + kale} plus a splash of ginger. here are a few to get you started from prolific juicing.

invest in yourself, your health, and your well-being. pick up a green juice today. you're worth it. bisous. x 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

mindful monday

peach blossoms procured at the dupont farmers' market

happy monday. a big merci for your support of the 24 tools of tranquility e-book released last week. i appreciate it greatly and hope that the e-book, essays, and photos help nurture your experimentation with the tranquility tools. 

my weekend was spent at the studio teaching workshops, taking yoga, savoring a mindfulness workshop, and speaking at georgetown's own it summit {recorded talk coming out in this week's love note}. oh, and delighting in this beautiful weather coupled with a farmers' market jaunt, brunch with a social work colleague, and spontaneous date night with le beau. 

i wanted to share a few gems from the mindfulness workshop with the lovely gina sager

* when pining for something other than the present moment, remind yourself "nothing else is supposed to be happening." 

* thoughts and experiences are not the same.

* the cognitive mind tries to make sense of feelings to avoid the pain. 

* we tend to be teflon for good experiences and velcro for negative ones.

* watch your thoughts, don't have to solve it. 

* stay and don't abandon self when uncomfortable. 

* we can only control our response to stressful environmental factors. 

* the more you leave the moment, the more dissatisfaction you have.

* at the end of every day, forgive yourself and start over.

* angst comes up when thinking "this isn't right, i'm not supposed to feeling this way."

* meditation changes neuropathways.

* the path is the goal. 

may your week be filled with many mindful moments. bisous. x

{to explore mindfulness further, join the "mindfulness: tranquility within" e-course}

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Friday, April 11, 2014

week in review

blissful pink blooms
 pansy planting in my garden

le pug "helping" with pop-up set up

 vegan treats made by le beau
pink palace boutique set up

week in review
 taught 4 yoga classes
taught 1 mindfulness class
hosted women's group
took 3 yoga classes
took 2 barre classes
hosted TranquiliT pop-up
interviewed jaime of save the kales
call from fox 5 news re: episode on doga
signed up for writing workshop in paris {same one i did last year}
tea date with girlfriend
brunch + matinee with girlfriend
post-yoga wine date with girlfriend
date night, movie + bike ride with le beau
donated 3 bags of clothing + jewelry to charity
strategic planning session with girlfriend
time with journal
 sent love note to subscribers
worked on tranquility du jour anthology
sent love package to mama wilson
hair cut + color
savored green juice 
met with studio director
spring cleaned kitchen

weekend wish list
catch up call with girlfriend
 interview sam bennett on get it done
release inspiring podcast
host inspiring biz of yoga sessions
host inspiring talk at georgetown's own it summit
brunch with social work school colleague
more spring cleaning

et toi? what's on your weekend wish list?

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