Hi gang. How has your week been? I actually had a pretty rough start, but sometimes rough patches are the thing you need to motivate change. So by Tuesday morning, I was rejuvenated and have had a really gentle week of self-care, lots of reflection, and lots of good habit setting (and bad habit breaking). My weekend plans include lots of work, lots of yoga, and cat-sitting a friend’s adorable kittehs. It’ll be a low-key weekend which I honestly haven’t really had since I arrived in Boston, believe it or not. Much needed.
How about some things to take us into the weekend?
Fall Detox Soup
I love the Tasty Yummies Fall Cleanse Series because when Beth does a cleanse, she still eats amazing, nutritious food, and so there are lots of beautiful recipes. For example, this gorgeous, comforting fall detox soup, full of so many seasonal veggies! I really want to make this on a Sunday night and just eat it for the rest of the week. Yum.
Pugs in Halloween Costumes
Do I really need to say anything else to get you to click the link?
Gender Non-Conforming and Sexually Diverse Inclusive Yoga Practices
This interview with Jacoby Ballard, who teaches yoga specifically geared towards queer and trans people, is all the things. It has much needed reminders for yoga teachers to use inclusive-language and to be generally mindful about the ways in which yoga culture may perpetuate heterosexism and cissexism.
Triple Ginger Beet Smoothie
I made this smoothie this week, and it was so delicious. I skipped the crystallized ginger and added a couple drops of stevia, plus some spinach. It’s also the most GORGEOUS color!
Stuff From My Week That Made Me Happy
Yoga (the practice, the community, the new CPY studio, all of it).
Having a day to work on my own research and job letters.
Sticking to this new self-care plan!
Healthy, homemade food.
Therapy. (#realtalk! #destigmatize!)
Phone calls with momma.
Conversations with friends, far and near.
Connecting even more with my students.
Feeling in awe of my New England fall scenery every.single.day.
A heart that is alive enough to hurt.
What made you happy this week?