Sunday Shares | What I've Been Loving

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Hi, friends. Thanks for checking in. This weekend has been a good one. Friday I went out for my friend's birthday, first to dinner and then to a bar for a few hours. I didn't know a lot of the people there too well but managed to not be too socially awkward and for that, I'm patting myself on the back. Little accomplishments, man. They're important too.

Today, Sunday, I'm off to an afternoon yoga class at my gym that I've started going to the past few weeks. I do yoga at home every day but also try to go to a class two or three times a week. Even though all of it is still yoga, practicing in the stillness of my own home is one thing, and practicing together with a group of people is another. I try to get the best of both worlds.

Here's what I've been loving lately:

Tazo Chai Latte

I've been loving Tazo's chai lattes. I combine it with milk and drink it cold, but you can also warm it up and drink it hot. It's quick and delicious. Heads up: I spotted the pumpkin flavor at Target for two dollars if you're into that.

"Moods" app

I downloaded this after reading Francesca's post about three apps she's downloading in 2018. It's an app to track your moods, starting with choosing a simple "good," "okay," or "bad." From there, you can pick other adjectives to describe how you're feeling or input your own. I have reminders set in the app to prompt me to log a mood in the morning, afternoon, and night each day. For me personally, I thought it would be helpful to be able to look back and see when I tend to be in a better or worse mood, and if the time of day ends up having any significance.

I'm still kind of learning how to best use it, but I think it could be a really helpful app. Especially considering I had a difficult stretch at the end of last year, I want to focus on what tends to make me feel good so I can keep it up.

Halsey's "A Story Like Mine" poem

Halsey spoke at the Women's March in New York City and read a poem she wrote which was brave and powerful. You can watch it here.

TRUE – 30-day yoga journey

Yep, I'm still talking about Yoga With Adriene. Every January for the past few years, she's put out a 30-day series (NOT a challenge). Unsurprisingly, I've really enjoyed this year's, called TRUE, all about taking the time to uncover and love yourself.

"Ruthie Lindsey on inclusion" – Out of Line with Caroline Lee podcast

The uncomfortable conversations are often the ones that matter the most, which is exactly how I felt listening to this podcast episode. There's talk about privilege, society, talking the talk and walking the walk. One thing Ruthie said that really struck me was that while she surrounds herself with like-minded people, she wants to do that less, and instead be more open to those with differing beliefs.

Most of us probably spend the majority of our time with people who share the same values as us. And over the past year, a lot of us have said that we have no interest in associating with people who support the candidate we didn't vote for. But Ruthie brought up an interesting point about the importance of keeping ourselves open to everyone so we can learn from and about each other.

What have you been loving lately?

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