Just what could a disembodied pirate in my fridge have to do with having a fit and stylish week? He’s there to remind everyone to make space for surprises. Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day after all. This picture is from a prank my daughter pulled on me about six years ago. Six!
This week, my Ballet Fit geek heart is overflowing with joy about an extra class being added to the schedule at the Rochester Athletic Club. On Tuesday, I will get to do two full hours of Ballet Fit. Two! Hope you have a great week ahead and here are some links from around the web to help you make the most of it…
Laura Vanderkam’s new podcast Before Breakfast is great morning motivation. I listen to it on my way to get a delicious cup of coffee.
Vanderkam’s book Juliet’s School of Possibilities may change the way you value your time.
McDonald’s Broke My Heart from Season 2 of Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History is worth a listen — contemplating the good works people dedicate themselves to doing, whether misguided, or not. At least, that was my takeaway. If you have a listen, I’d love to know yours.
On Self-Respect by Joan Didion is still relevant and amazing.
Entertaining this week and looking for a healthy app to serve? Cucumber Sushi (No Sushi) is easy to make.
Missing an ingredient? You might be able to substitute. When I made them yesterday, I didn’t have any red pepper, so I subbed sprouts. Sriracha isn’t my thing, so I subbed Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce. Any favorite hot sauce in your cupboard should do the trick.
Got poem? April is National Poetry Month. Days by Philip Larkin is a great meditation on time.
Want to work more yoga into your week? Here’s a yoga sequence for building a daily practice.