Happy Friday everyone! Spring break "officially" starts tomorrow but, let's be honest, it *really* starts after your last class today (or, if you were lucky, your last class of this past week 🎉😎👌🏼). Well, whenever it starts for you, enjoy the week off, have fun, and be safe. See you all bright eyed and bushy tailed Monday morning April 2! (📷: an illustrated band poster created by student Kalila J. Fuller @kalilafullerart of one of her favorite bands, The Protomen - think 80s style rock opera 😆🙌).
I’m not gonna lie . . . This week has been hard. ESPECIALLY when it came to my nutrition and workouts. Today was actually the first day I woke up and I was excited to get my workout started. .
I started off this week with a cold and that led to skipped morning workouts . . . because you know what really sucks when you have a cold? Waking up super early to go move your body. .
Anyway . . . I really think I needed sleep more than workouts, but missing my workouts really set the wrong tone for this week. I’ve found myself having a lot of self doubt this week like, “Why do I even bother? Just eat the dang cookie/ice cream/chips (insert any junk food). It really doesn’t matter. Who cares if you workout or not?” 🤦♀️🤦♀️
These weeks are really hard for me. Normally, I’m all about “eat healthy and workout to feel great”. So it’s really hard for me when I have a little devil inside saying, “Do whatever the eff you want. Skip your workout. Eat the chocolate.” .
The one thing that does happen on these off weeks, though, is I realize that I really, really do feel about 50 times better when I am eating healthy foods and getting my workouts in. I actually LIKE eating healthfully and I LOVE pushing myself in my workouts. I need these things to be my best. These off weeks are just a way of reminding me if that, I guess. .
So with that, I woke up today and pushed hard on my workout. The real me is pushing through that negative talk so I can feel my best! .
HAPPY FRIYAYY YALL! Come hop on over to our Ducks location UNTIL 12:30pm for the best dang cup of coffee you’d ever have! Plus I’m sure Lacey and I can perk you up to start your day! .
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Went to Acadia last night for a “Finals are Over” date night with my favorite fellow. The food was A+. We did the Portland Dining Month special of 3 courses for $33 (plus a drink or two).
First course: Field greens salad with creole mustard vinaigrette and crumbled egg
Me - Smoked Pork Cheeks with cheddar grits, apple, red chili honey
Patrick - Cornmeal fried catfish with black eyed peas and deviled tasso
Third course: Acadia's bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce, whipped cream and toasted pecans
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Random acts of OTF🧡 you will never regret being KIND...pass it on😉
Just want to give a shout out to my local herb shop @fettlebotanic ... I'm so grateful to have access to high quality freshly dried herbs in bulk. The other day they provided the kindest service, helping me to identify and gather herbs for this recent Chinese herbs photo shoot. In all honesty - I don't know much of anything about Chinese herbs. But now I have a whole stash of medicinals and a beautiful collection of Chinese herbal imagery that just landed in the photo store to support you amazing herbalists, acupuncturists and Ayurveda experts. You can peek at the full collection in the Chinese Herbs gallery (it's a sub-gallery to Acupuncture) at wellnessstockshop.com 🌿
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SHOP UPDATE IS LIVE// Thanks for taking a look 👁
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It's World Doula Week! Events to honor this week are taking place all over the world. Family Tree Doula Services is celebrating by offering 10% off doula services to new and due parents of May 2018 babies!
There are countless benefits to having a birth or postpartum doula. Here are the top 7:
1. Reduces the incidence of cesarean birth
2. May shorten the length of labor
3. Reduces epidural and analgesic requests
4. Increases breastfeeding initiation and continuation
5. Increases birthing person's satisfaction of birth experience
6. Can reduce the incidence of postpartum mood disorders
7. Increases new parents' confidence in the care of their newborn
To learn more about how a Family Tree doula can provide personalized, nurturing support before, during and after baby's arrival, send an email to [email protected] to schedule a free consultation.
MOTH GIVEAWAY//As a fun way to say thanks for all your support this first year of my business, I am running a giveaway! .
Included in this giveaway is my Black Witch Moth Set (1 full skein & 2 minis of fingering weight yarn, inspired by the Black Witch Moth), my new Canvas Hand Pouch & my very newest Black Witch Moth enamel & gold stitch marker 🖤
How to enter:
1. Follow me
2. Tag two of your yarnie besties (in one comment please)
That’s all! For an extra entry, repost this with the hashtag #mothgiveaway ✨CLOSING ✨ FRIDAY✨
Oregon’s Whale Watching Week is back. ⠀
Gray whales are migrating north past the #OregonCoast and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department invites visitors to witness the event during Spring Whale Watch Week, March 24-31. Trained volunteers from the "Whale Watching Spoken Here" program will be stationed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at 24 sites along the coast, ready to help people spot the migrating marine mammals. The Whale Watching Center in #DepoeBay will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visitors to the center can examine interactive whale exhibits and take in the panoramic ocean views. Binoculars are provided. Rangers will also be on hand to answer questions about the whales. Whale watching excursion are also available for an up-close experience.
Video by @m3bubba
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Photo by @allanpuls
Location: #MtHood as seen from #LostLake, 59 miles east of Portland.
The lake is bounded on the east by 4,468-foot #LostLakeButte and on the southwest by 4,556-foot #PreachersPeak. The lake is fed by three unnamed intermittent creeks from Lost Lake Butte, and Inlet Creek from Preachers Peak. The lake maintains a very consistent level via an outlet at the north tip, the source of Lake Branch Hood River, a tributary of West Fork Hood River. It is the second-deepest lake in #MtHoodNationalForest after #WahtumLake at 167 feet.
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Photo by @maura.brady
Location: #RamonaFalls, 55 miles east of Portland on the foothills of #MtHood.
The water appears as if from nowhere a hundred feet above you and fans out like a wedding veil to the creek bed below. As it trickles and ricochets off the basaltic rock-face, it gives it a glowing, almost phosphorescent appearance. This illusion is especially noticeable when the alder canopy allows the evening sun rays to pass through, like a spotlight on a great work of art. Its wooded setting provides a cool escape from the summer heat and is an obvious resting spot before turning around or heading to points beyond.
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