another gorgeous ski day with the Larock crew. I love that this is how we spend our weekends. I’m grateful that Matt is able to ski with us, this year. I love that the Twinnies still WANT to ski with us. I love that we get to experience awe and flow and savoring all in one sport - a positive psychology trifecta! And I love when I get an interesting reflection photo of a Jacey’s goggles without falling off a chairlift... fantastic day all around. Hope you also had an interesting weekend ... drop me a comment, a DM or a favorite emoji to share what your favorite weekend moment was? It was too foggy at our house to see the wolf blood moon, that would’ve been the icing on the 🧁. Did anyone see it? 💙❄️🌕🌚
Saying goodbye to a really good 2018 with these little loves.
To everyone who did the #gratitudegravy challenge with me in November, look what I found! It’s an old run with a new name on @steamboatresort ... it’s the ultimate gratitude primer for my gratitude gravy’ers who live here in Steamboat! Now, every time I ski by, I’m going to think of 3 things I’m grateful for. I’m sure it goes without saying I was grateful for this gorgeous blue sky (#nofilter) and a beautiful Sunday funday with my family. Also grateful my legs lasted the whole day! I’d love to hear your 3 good things in the comments ... pretty please. xo
Anyone up for gratitude ping pong, today? No paddles (or cool tubular ping pong tables required). Gratitude Ping Pong is a positive psychology game invented by my friend, Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, @coachu2flourish @theflourishingcenter . This is a great gratitude icebreaker, plus we all need to move around before or after the tryptophan hits the bloodstream... No paddles required, you just take a ping pong and throw it to a partner and each time you catch the ping pong, you need to say something different that you are grateful for instead of same or ditto. You go back and forth until a timer goes off - thinking up as many gratitudes as you can in whatever time frame you've chosen for the game. Don't have any ping pong balls? You could use a nerf ball, a whiffle ball, a crumped up piece of paper or even a ball of tape. My kids used a beach ball. You could even just pass a pen or other object back and forth, but throwing and tossing the ball seems to have its own upward spiral of positivity. Rally on with your gratitude ping pong and Happy Thanksgiving! Please tag me or use hashtag #gratitudegravy to share your gratitude ping pong matches, today. Want more #gratitudegravy? Just hit the link in my profile to get all 10 days of the challenge).
I need this shirt... #gratitudegravy #deadhead #happythanksgiving
Do you know what the one thing is that will... help you sleep better, exercise more? Buy less, connect more? Boost your optimism, and decrease your stress? Positively affect your energy, make you more alert and increase your resilience? Give you a greater sense of purpose, up your immune system, protect your heart and inspire you to take better care of yourself? I know you’re wondering, what is this wonder drug, do I inject it or snort it and will it also clean my house, pay my bills and cart my kids around? It's Gratitude. Gratitude is like Netflix for our wellbeing. It gives us more positive emotions on-demand, such as joy, enthusiasm, love, happiness, and optimism. And while it increases the good stuff, it also inoculates us from the bad stuff like envy, resentment, greed, and bitterness. It’s no longer just a way to annoy our friends and family with our mandatory proclamations at Thanksgiving. Gratitude gets a whole lot of hoopla in November, but it can easily be a year-round practice. 🍗No frozen turkeys required.🍗 If your gratitude practice is as stale as last year’s stuffing ... or you haven’t written a thank you note since your wedding or your 10th birthday, then this challenge will inspire you. 🍗How the Challenge Works...🍗 It's Free! Hit the link in bio and you’ll get a snippet of the science of gratitude along with a practice designed to give you the upward spiral of positive emotions gratitude is well known for. Use the hashtag #gratitudegravy to share on our Instagram community (and tag me). Some practices will be short, others longer. None are mandatory. Variety is key. Specificity is crucial. Take what resonates and leave the rest. How this Challenge is Different... It's playful, it's fun and it's meant to highlight (in a creative way) the good things in your day that you might be overlooking. It's a smidge of photography, writing and positive psychology all mixed together. It'll give you a flurry of the warm and fuzzies without the gratitude fatigue. Let’s counteract the season of stuff, that’s right around the corner and start a long-term gratitude practice for real. I’d love you to join in. Hit the link in bio. xoxo
Goodbye New York. Our visit was full of fun and chaos. Mean Girls and MOMA were the favorites ... and as wild and interesting as it is to experience the creative culture of New York and to leave our little snow globe for a stint, I was so happy to come home and see the mountains, again. I’m definitely not made for that pace. I think we met a fake monk in the park, but he gave us a timely message none-the-less. So does it even matter? Always so funny to think “we don’t look like tourists” and then realize that we must not have looked like New Yorkers... oh well. No harm no foul. It’s all part of the New York adventure, isn’t it? Ok off to enjoy a lazy Sunday in Steamboat ... until next time, New York.
In the MOMA with these fantastic humans ... I love playing with slide projectors, photo installations and crazy crystals all with my nephew. Catherine, Jacey and Matt also got in on the action. This was one of my best days in NY. My dad agreed to a wheel chair, Jacey was thrilled to push him, Will, catherine, Caroline and I explored Van Gogh’s, Picasso’s, and many others. My parents loved it. Culture plus crowds plus our crew. And the launch at The Modern was incredible. Thank you MOMA and mama for a beautiful rainy afternoon in NYC.
These 3 + Keith Haring = a very fun NY escapade.
the hair drying high heel ... an only in NY essential. #iheartny #obsessorize
A quintessential NY experience. I heart NY ... #yellowcab #iheartny
I love the big apple with this little cherub and the rest of our crew ... we had a beautiful afternoon at the MOMA ... big laughs and big love with the Loud crowd. My soul needed this kind of crazy creative adventure with my family. Thank you, NYC... tomorrow we are onto musicals and more mahem. #iheartny - #I❤️🍎