Week in Review {Pics + Links}

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Week in Review

Hola from blustery Costa Rica. Strong winds began stirring while we slept and haven’t let up. The trees are constantly dancing as we savor our final full day together.

This week offered the opportunity to rise and fall with the sun. By 7:30pm, I was ready for bed. By 5:30am, I was greeting the day with the birds.

Although I’ve missed my loved ones back home terribly, it’s been a delight to work with the amazing ladies who joined me on retreat. One thing I added this time was a “silent table” to offer a space to sit in silence to read or write without having to be “on.”

This alleviates social pressure, especially when one is here to dive deep, slow down, and simply be. It also helps introverts maintain energy for the yoga and art journaling.

As we move about our day, it’s helpful to create our own sort of silent table. That sacred space to step off the hamster wheel to breathe. Maybe it’s a special nook at home by a window, a comfy bench in a nearby park, or a corner table at your favorite cafe.

Next Friday I’m starting an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course to share what I’ve learned in my two MBSR courses coupled with last summer’s MBSR teacher training course. The practice has the ability to literally change our brain (see Savvy Sources below) and I’m honored to bring it to Tranquil Space.

May you have a moment to pull up a chair at your own silent table this weekend. Bisous. x

Pics in Review

  1. Obligatory shoe shot
  2. Morning view
  3. Moi + Mama by our favorite tree
  4. Another morning view
  5. Blue skies + flora
  6. Books of the week

Savvy Sources

The Decline of the American Book Lover
Essential Wine Accessories for the Wine Lover
Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain
How to Read 365 Books in a Year
Creative Burnout and Reclaiming Who We Are
How the Most Successful People Avoid Burnout
Carolina Herrara on White Shirts As Security Blankets
Michelle Pfeiffer’s Big Secret to Her Incredible Glow

Weekend Wish List

Savor final moments in Costa Rica
Safe travels home
Prep for week ahead