Creative Connections, Vol. 2

September 8th, 2017 Posted by Life 0 thoughts on “Creative Connections, Vol. 2”

Hello, Friday! I hope you had Monday off, so this felt like a short week. I hammered away creating content, fueled by our new coffee maker. Seriously, the world’s best coffee! This coffee maker deserves it’s own post. I’ll write up a post about why we needed a new coffee maker and why we picked the Technivorm Moccamaster.

I’m subbing yoga again this evening. This is only my second yoga class (for people NOT in my teacher training), so I’m a little nervous. But I know I’ll feel good after class. I’m also going to be teaching at the Machine Performance Center in Vienna! If you’re located in the greater Vienna area, let me know! I’d love to see you in my class!

This week I’ve also been thinking about creating a block schedule for myself. Do you use a block schedule to plan out your work? Ideally, I’d like to block off certain times for recording podcasts, writing, editing, etc… It feels like such a good idea, but I also have a lot of moving parts in my schedule that seem to roll around or only come around once in a while, making a block schedule not always possible. I am trying to limit certain tasks to certain days. I’ll let you know how it goes.

I’ve also been dedicating a few minutes each day to mindfulness. Mindfulness just feels good. Well, not always in the moment. In the moment, I’m thinking: I can’t sit here! I have 10000 things to do besides listening to my own breath! But, after I complete a session, I always feel refreshed. It’s a reminder that the benefits of mindfulness happen “off the mat” in my everyday life. I always feel more inspired and happier after several days of mindful practices.

Speaking of inspired and happy, here are a few links that made me smile this week:

+I was a guest on the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast. Yikes! I’m usually on the other side of the mic, so this was new for me.

+Does narrowing in freak you out? Yep!

+I’d love to make my own mala necklace!

+I love the ladies of What’s Up Moms, and this new video hit close to home.

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Hi! I’m Sarah, I am passionate about creating community, building deep connections, and the power of creativity. I live in Northern Virginia with my husband, our three kids, and our golden-lab mix.

I believe in leggings as pants, and I drink my coffee black. I love shopping at Costco, teaching group exercise classes, and, athleisure.

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