We’re at it again! Road trip to Baltimore and DC! 🚗

We’re at it again! Road trip to Baltimore and DC! 🚗

Spring weather means the return of my runs around the reservoir! Yes!

Spring weather means the return of my runs around the reservoir! Yes!

Moved by the resiliency of the survivors and the way the city has honored those affected by the tragic event. Looking forward to cheering on Boston Strong on Marathon Monday! ❤️

Moved by the resiliency of the survivors and the way the city has honored those affected by the tragic event. Looking forward to cheering on Boston Strong on Marathon Monday! ❤️

"Keep chasing the sweet things." Flower making with Sweet Paul & signing of his new book Eat&Make. Can’t wait to cook and craft his ideas!

"Keep chasing the sweet things." Flower making with Sweet Paul & signing of his new book Eat&Make. Can’t wait to cook and craft his ideas!

The last professional picture we took together. Angel’s not littler than me anymore! Maybe Alma has even passed me! Love you, @angel12c @cieloskyaj @almaajauregui. You three have always been my biggest motivation! I’m always striving to be a good role model in my role as your big sister! You make me so proud! Can’t wait to see you this summer! ❤️

The last professional picture we took together. Angel’s not littler than me anymore! Maybe Alma has even passed me! Love you, @angel12c @cieloskyaj @almaajauregui. You three have always been my biggest motivation! I’m always striving to be a good role model in my role as your big sister! You make me so proud! Can’t wait to see you this summer! ❤️

If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us. Daisaku Ikeda (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Spring. 💙💜💚❤️💛

Spring. 💙💜💚❤️💛

Left work today feeling proud of my students’ accomplishments this week! They worked collaboratively to interpret Gloria Anzaldua’s poem, “Borderlands,” made connections and expanded their conceptions through reading the NPR article “The Other Border: Puerto Rico’s Seas,” and critically analyzed lyrics to one of their favorite songs.

Left work today feeling proud of my students’ accomplishments this week! They worked collaboratively to interpret Gloria Anzaldua’s poem, “Borderlands,” made connections and expanded their conceptions through reading the NPR article “The Other Border: Puerto Rico’s Seas,” and critically analyzed lyrics to one of their favorite songs.

Six simple rituals:

1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so you’re naturally dehydrated in the morning. A glass of water when you wake helps start your day fresh.

2. Define your top 3. Every morning ask yourself, “What are the top three most important tasks that I will complete today?” Prioritizes your day accordingly and don’t sleep until the Top 3 are complete.

3. The 50/10 Rule. Solo-task and do more faster by working in 50/10 increments. Use a timer to work for 50 minutes on only one important task with 10 minute breaks in between. Spend your 10 minutes getting away from your desk, going outside, calling friends, meditating, or grabbing a glass of water.

4. Move and sweat daily. Regular movement keeps us healthy and alert. It boosts energy and mood, and relieves stress.

5. Express gratitude. Gratitude fosters happiness. Each morning, think of at least five things you’re thankful for. In times of stress, pause and reflect on these things.

6. Reflect daily. Bring closure to your day through 10 minutes of reflection. Asks yourself, “What went well?” and “What needs improvement?”

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teenshealthandfitness:

Healthy eating!

teenshealthandfitness:

Healthy eating!

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I just devoured nayyirah waheed’s book of poetry, “salt.” I’m grateful for poets who act as bridges. waheed’s short poems are powerful, for in her own words, “even the small poems mean something. they are/ often whales in the bodies of tiny fish.”

I just devoured nayyirah waheed’s book of poetry, “salt.” I’m grateful for poets who act as bridges. waheed’s short poems are powerful, for in her own words, “even the small poems mean something. they are/ often whales in the bodies of tiny fish.”

Also, this happened last night: whiskey shots with pickle juice chasers. #pickleback 😖

Also, this happened last night: whiskey shots with pickle juice chasers. #pickleback 😖

Go show support for the #CesarChavezMovie this weekend! 👍

Go show support for the #CesarChavezMovie this weekend! 👍

Mind & Body

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” —Joseph Addison