I taught a mindfulness class this week to high school students at SAMI, SOTA, and iDEA, three innovative schools in the Tacoma Public School System.
Stay tuned for more discussion about how we intend to support mindfulness in our schools.
#JustListed ! Offered for $265,000. Looking for a property in Lacey with some built-in equity? Take a look at this home on a quiet cul-de-sac, with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and over 2,000 square feet of living space. The large master suite contains a walk-in closet and 5-piece en suite. This short sale needs a little bit of sprucing to look its best - new carpets and some appliances in the kitchen will complete and make it move-in ready. Attached garage, as well as shed in backyard allow for plenty of storage/work space. Close to parks and trails, shopping and restaurants and minutes to JBLM.
For more info, click the link in bio or message me.
Have my fingers crossed 🤞for a big winter storm - we usually have one in January, but this winter has been so mild... I'm just hoping we don't have a very dry summer. I'm still in mourning for all the land and wildlife harmed in last year's wildfires.
It's cookie season 🍪🍪🍪 DIGITAL COOKIE SALES HAVE STARTED🍪
If you do not have a current Girl Scout participating in the annual cookie sale to support, I have 3 that are eager to start taking orders and delivering cookies!
Head on over to any of their 3 digital cookie sites @
Shop your favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavors! **Thin mints accommodate those with vegan preferences!** For local drop off from one of our #CookieBosses select In-Person delivery at checkout!! 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 For cookie lovers a little further out, order a minimum of 4 boxes and have them shipped directly to you!!! 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 Each box gets the girls one step closer to the Evergreen Aerospace Museum in Mc Minniville, OR and their community service goal of a 10% donation of their total earnings to a local senior care facility!
We appreciate all of your help in advance, and look forward to providing all of your cookie needs for the next 58 days, 20hrs, 13 mins, and 4 seconds!
If you don't have a sweet tooth, do us a favor and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE for those friends and family that wish to indulge🍪
#CookieBosses#1stYearCookieSale#Troop46617#UniversityPlace#BigGoals + #BigWork = #BigRewards
My mouth is watering just thinking about these Meatballs with Fresh Mozzarella from @midicioforem . It son the appetizer menu and it is soooo good! The meatballs are large and tender and served in a perfect sauce topped with fresh mozzarella. Neapolitan bread drizzled in balsamic is on the side and is delicious topped with some of the meatball and sauce. 😍. Totally recommend this one!
Come meditate with us tonight, and develop your capacity to respond to what appears moment by moment. .
North Tacoma Studio
7:00pm - 8:15pm Mindfulness Meditation
Join us for a $5 Community Yoga class before at 5:30pm
From Erin... When I taught on New Year’s Day morning, I was happy to see my regular Monday morning crowd. I am not a rah-rah kick butt yoga teacher, and if you come to my class regularly, you probably know this about me. I just couldn’t get fired up about inspiring my class to do more for the New Year. I was grateful that the people who showed up know me and my teaching, and weren’t expecting something that just isn’t me.
Instead, we moved through a gentle and fluid yoga practice, and I spoke about non-doing, something that is inherent in meditation and mindfulness practice.
Non-doing might not seem like the obvious choice of theme for a yoga practice to kick off the year. You would think we would focus on something a little more active, something a bit more goal oriented or ambitious.
But don’t we have enough of that all year round? In my view, all that goal setting and focus on self-improvement seems to have a “not good enough” ring to it. We take on ‘improving” what we most dislike about ourselves, what we feel is not good enough – whether it is our belly or our impatience or our extra glass of wine at night.
So my New Year’s Resolution is…nothing. Do more of nothing. That might be formally – as in, attending to my daily meditation practice, and it might be informally – letting myself occasionally sit around and just be rather than immediately filling up the space with doings. Yes, my goal for this year is more of nothing.
Read the rest of Erin's latest blog post on the source website! Link is in bio.
Love these @worldmarket finds! #Repost @worldmarket
Crafted out of solid mango wood, our Anton accent table brings together thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship, creating a versatile piece for any room in your home. (link in profile to shop) #WorldMarket#HomeDecor
I love this unique onesie paired with the perfect cardigan and blue jeans!! This 9 month outfit has your little one styling!! I have two racks full of 6-12 month clothes if you are looking for this size!! Converse size 5: $10, onesie: $4, Cardigan: $6. #popupkids#kidsconsignment#universityplace
TIP #5 – WAIT BEFORE YOU BUY. This is similar to spacing your spending, but with important differences. Have you ever gone to the Big Box store for groceries, even on a Spending Day, and come home with a new Shop Vac and winter coats for the kids? That’s impulse buying. Stores love it when you buy on impulse. Notice how the Big Box store is laid out: You have to walk past the electronics, clothes, and hardware before you get to the groceries. That’s no accident. They count on you purchasing that Whiz-Bang Juicer/Blender because it’s “such a good deal.” And honey, look how much we’ll save by making our own smoothies! I’m not saying you can’t buy the blender, or the Shop Vac, or the winter coats. I’m just telling you not to buy them now. Snap a picture of the item and its price card, and go home to think about it. Is it something you really need? Does it fit into your budget? Can you find it cheaper elsewhere? If you don’t have the money for it now, is it important enough to save up for? By putting a little distance between yourself and the potential purchase, you may find you don’t really need it after all. And if you decide you do need it, you can always go back to the store on another Spending Day. *
Seattle skyline then and now - with all the new construction in Tacoma, how do you think we'll compare in a "then and now" photo in 10 years?
The Seattle skyline has changed a lot in 10 years. These two images highlight that change from 2007 (top) and 2017 as seen from Alki in West Seattle. Jen Swanson left Seattle in 2006, looking for excitement. After living in New York City, Mumbai and Shanghai, she returned to find a city that is very different. (📷s by Jim Bates & @courtneypedro / The Seattle Times)⠀
Read the story by going to https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/after-more-than-10-years-away-a-seattle-native-comes-home-to-find-a-city-thats-changed/⠀
Why use a listing agent? Not only do National Association of Realtor stats find that agents sell homes for thousands of dollars more than For Sale By Owner ($185,000 vs. $240,000 - which more than covers real estate commission!), we market the property so that it is seen by qualified buyers immediately. We also negotiate terms of a purchase and sale agreement and keep the ship afloat until it closes 🚢
It’s so funny how different lighting brings out different tones in our hair- her custom hand-painted highlights are actually a cool beige IRL 💁🏼♀️ // (253)-565-9800 to book your hair painting sesh 🤘🏻
We are giving a $25 gift card to 2 lucky winners! How to enter:
1. Follow @ittosushi
2. Follow @utfoodie
3. Follow @slcfoodie
4. Tag your sushi friend(s). Each friend tagged is a separate entry. Must tag each friend in a separate comment.
Winner to be announced this Friday 🍣🥢🏅