Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses. My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting.
Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as your inspiration, consider how experiencing it impacted your week).
Here is my sensory round-up for this week:
tasting :: a pistachio encrusted goat cheese salad with local greens, bean soup, tater tots, some seedy whole grain bread, sweet potato and black bean enchiladas, poppy seed chicken, steamed broccoli, a baby Baby Ruth or three, apple bread pudding with whiskey-butter sauce made by Chef Nikki Moore of Food Love (you can make it, too)
hearing :: the clank of library books being dropped into the Bookie Monster (what we call the book return drop box) and squealing and shrieking kids as I ran soccer practice this week for the regular coach
smelling :: various candle scents, the tropical fragrance of a new hair product, and good food
seeing :: really thoughtful presentations about body image and eating disorders at the National Eating Disorders Association national conference
feeling :: inspired by the really thoughtful remarks as people sign the Body Warrior Pledge as part of Love Your Body Day (and for a chance to win a signed copy of Beautiful You). Haven’t signed yet? There’s still time– everyone who has signed by midnight EST on October 18th will be entered into the drawing! Also, really excited to celebrate All Natural Day with my students today (Friday, October 18th). Join us!
wishing/hoping :: to do a little course correction with my sleep. I just haven’t been able to fall asleep when I normally do this week. Eager to make some tweaks that help me get back on track!
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please share!