Tea Time Check-In

Today is a cloudy, wet Sunday with temperatures in the mid 40’s. So, it is safe to say that the earl grey tea steeping in my mug is simply delightful. I am at my desk like most of my Sundays, and Jade is napping quietly in her nursery. This block of time that I carve out every week is put to good use. This is when I catch up on filing and accounting. I plow through my virtual to-do’s that I’ve put to the side. Yes, I take Sunday to tidy up my life, so to speak. I thoroughly enjoy it, too. A lot of my days are full; the time passes quickly, and the day is gone in a flash. Sunday is my pause button.

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On the agenda this week are super important tasks such as finalizing next month’s yoga class schedule, wrap up Christmas photos, dive deeper into two incredible literary works (“Perfectly Imperfect” & Big Magic”), expressing my creativity, and a few other things that have just escaped me. I’ll take that as a sign that everything I’ve listed so far is officially top priority.

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Anyway,  reflecting back on the previous holiday week, I am full of gratitude, and I’d like to acknowledge what I’m grateful for. I taught 5 yoga classes and got to connect with my students on a deeper level, my father celebrated his 59th birthday, my daughter experienced her first Thanksgiving, I’m healthy, my husband is healthy, and this list could go on and on, so I’ll spare you all and leave it at that. But I’m curious, what are you thankful for?

In the coming week, I challenge you to tap into your softer side, your vulnerable and authentic self. Explore what life is like when you lean in and shed a layer or two of your tough exterior. Notice if you’re able to connect to others more easily. How does that make you feel? Do you dismiss the very notion of it or are you inquisitive?

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We’ll check in on how it goes next week! Until then, I hope you are well.

 

Namaste

 

 

Tea Time Check-In

Bom dia!

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We are weeks away from Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a brand new year! Yes, its sweater season. And today, Westport feels like the scene in Wizard of Oz just before the storm rolls in and sweeps up Dorothy’s house (and her little dog, too!)

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My Monday is going rather well so far. I woke up early to the sound of hail pounding at my bedroom window. Not bad, really. I was able to enjoy some alone time while baby slept in. I’ve cleaned the kitchen, got in some serious baby snuggles, and am currently putting in some work at the office 😉 Major plus of working from home. But wait, that’s not all! There’s more! I rolled out my mat and practiced juicy, deep hip openers. I’m walking like a baby deer, but I feel so much lighter. #YogaWin

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Speaking of yoga, a new week kicks off again tonight. Vinyasa at 6 pm! I have missed my students. They brighten up my day and I always look forward to seeing them. Come join us, make new friends, and get to know your community! Check out the updated schedule.

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But wait! There’s more! I will be hosting a FREE YOGA event November 24. Reservations are required and space is limited. So grab your best bud and make it a date!

Okay, that’s all for now. But if I were to make another announcement, I would most certainly do so on the Alicia Henson Yoga Facebook page. Just sayin.

Have a beautiful day!

 

 

 

Motherhood be like…

Some days it’s either shower, eat or nap. You may only choose one. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Do not put that in your mouth! Not you, the baby.

Anyway, you’ll probably ask yourself some follow-up questions like, am I leaving the house today? Do I have to? Like really, can it wait until tomorrow? When was the last time I ate? How many cups of coffee are too many? Silly question, the answer is no. My answer doesn’t make sense…..I’ll have tea this time just in case because I read something somewhere in my mom group on Facebook. Don’t put that in your mouth! Oh, I suppose you’re hungry. Okay. I’ll make you something to eat and then put you down for a nap.

Okay…what was I saying? Right…shower. Okay I’ll shower while baby naps.

*hears baby wake up immediately after shower*

Crap, that was not a nap!

*rest of day is a blurrrr*

Some days its waking up before baby feeling completely rested ready to win the day! Morning routine is on poiiiint. I don’t need a nap cause I slept awwwwesome. I showered yesterday so I’m good. And I just finished breakfast, so here I am with all of this free time updating my blog. I’m basically super woman and it’s only 11 am. I have life figured out. I should buy a lottery ticket. I’m totally going to fold and put away the laundry today. I rock. While I’m at it, I’m going to plan our family photos. I should do that. It’s on my list of things to do. Crap..what else is on my to do list? Wait…what day is today? Man thinking about my to do list makes me tired. Maybe I should take a nap.

*lays down*

 

*closes eyes*

 

*baby wakes up*

 

*washing machine goes off*

 

Wherever you are on your journey in motherhood, you are the best mom ever. Even if you feel cranky today or tired or on top of your game. You got this. I raise my coffee mug (secretly wishing it was wine) to you and all the mamas and mama’s mamas

Ain’t no hood like motherhood.