Virtual Tea Time #8

Hello friend! I’ve brewed a pot of tea; won’t you join me for a cup?

Virtual Tea Time Not going to lie; I’ve sort of had rough week. Nothing major just a bunch of crappy isolated incidents bringing down the general mood. That being said, there were also a bunch of really fun things I got to do this week; let’s focus on the positives, shall we?

IMG_1761 I took a much needed half-day off on Friday after working an extra long day earlier in the week. I jumped at the opportunity to work on some recipes, and to take advantage of the daylight to practice some food photography! Here I am in action taking a few snapshots of my lunch snack plate (inspired by Amanda)!

IMG_1776 We kicked off the second weekend of my yoga teacher training this weekend with some partner yoga (I’m the one in the gray shirt). If you ever get a chance to try out partner yoga, I learned that trust is the defining factor of success!

I have been loving my daily commutes to my placement for the only reason that I get 45 minutes a day of solid, uninterrupted reading time. This week I whizzed through Chris Hadfield’s biography, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life. It was a really enjoyable read, and reinforced my childhood dreams of making it to space. I’m not sure I’ll truly get there in my lifetime, so instead I’ll have to stick with watching this video.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets a rush out of cracking the cap off a pristine, un-squeezed tube of toothpaste. :P I’m usually strictly a mint girl, but I decided to go a bit crazy and try out the cinnamon variety. It feels kind of like brushing your teeth with dessert; I don’t hate it!

IMG_2645 I had mentioned that things this week were a bit challenging, but sharing Coconut Bliss with the roommate almost made it all better (we agree that this is the second best flavour we’ve tried!) :)

IMG_1783 In case you missed it:

Monday: Blueberry Ginger Hemp Protein Bars

Wednesday: Be Aware, They’re Everywhere + 6 Ways to Get Help {ED Awareness Week}

Friday: Healthy Vegan Fridays #4 + A Hemp-tastic Giveaway (ps. you can still enter!)

Link Love

~For the foodie~

Vegan Tempeh Chili

Broccoli Walnut Pesto

Triple Banana, Dark Chocolate, Peanut Buckwheat-Banana Bread

~For the fitness fanatic~

So You Want to Do a Handstand

Best Half-marathons

~For the wellness warrior~

10 Ways to Forgive Yourself

What’s so Amazing About Kitchari?

~For DIY-er~

Clever Dinosaur Serving Dish

7 Ways to Hustle a Date on Valentine’s Day

Question of the Day: What is your favourite variety of toothpaste/Yoga/Book/Ice cream?

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About Suzanne Poldon

runs on plants. eats out of mason jars. bends like a straw.

09. February 2014 by Suzanne Poldon
Categories: Personal, Yoga | Tags: , , , , , , , | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. excited to see how the picture turn out! Hope the tips helped :) I spy ads!!!!!

    p.s. the little popup on the bottom left seems to make my screen twitch a bit when I scroll down. Not a big deal just wanted to give you a heads up!
    Davida @ The Healthy Maven recently posted…Double Chocolate Cherry CookiesMy Profile

  2. We all have those weeks, but I love that you were still able to focus on the blessings in your life. What an uplifting post!

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  3. Glad you found a way to focus on the positives. My week has been very similar, but remembering the wonderful times has certainly helped me finish the week on a positive note!

    Love your food photography set up! Hope they turned out well :)
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  4. Thanks for the link love!!

    I’m sorry you had a crappy week. :( Focusing on the positives is always a great way to look at things things though!

    I’m slowly switching over all my beauty/hygiene products to natural versions, and I was deciding between Green Beaver and Tom’s toothpaste at the store last week. I went for the Tom’s, but I’ll have to try Green Beaver next time. The cinnamon one sounds interesting!
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  5. I love your virtual tea time posts – they are always so fun!
    Sorry you had a crappy week. Sounds like it’s getting better though!
    I would love for you to share you photography tips with us, that is something I would really like to work on too. Looks like you have a fun little set up for your food pics.
    Partner yoga? That sounds (and looks!) really fun =)
    Love that Space Oddity video – so awesome!
    I totally love cracking open a new bottle of toothpaste haha. I thought I was the only one.
    Mmmm coconut bliss ice cream…

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