Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise. This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses. It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty of bodily input, if you will. Because this practice has been so good for me, I want to encourage you to do it, too. Building some gentle reflection into our weeks is a nice way to stay grounded while maintaining some big picture perspective. So please join me in 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 the last week:
tasting :: pan-seared brussel sprouts, white bean hummus and avocado collard wrap, vegetable soup, chopped chicken, avocado, cabbage, cucumber, and radish salad, sweet potato hash
hearing :: Happy read the “book” we wrote of when we first met as a family as we celebrated 6 years ago.
smelling :: slow cooker dinners. Hooray for the slow cooker. Soup on the stovetop.
seeing :: the end of Parenthood (For the love of all that is good in this world, have your watched this show? If not, you must), the heartbreaking and awe-inspiring story of the Friendship Nine.
feeling :: really proud of my Body Image class students who wrote profound autobiographies. It is going to be a great semester (right after they forgive me for next week’s media fast).
wishing :: for some ideas to come to fruition.
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please share!