Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beachy beads




I've been working on some new beads, larger pair for earrings. It seems they've taken on a beachy feel.

Watch my Face Book page for information on new beads.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/N-Valentine-Studio/115436595047?fref=ts

Monday, March 23, 2015

Some lovely Gaffer



I've dug into my older Gaffer colours lately and boy do they have some lovely saturated colours.  The above earring beads are a streaky ink purple with a hint of fuchsia, really rich and dense in colour. I really do enjoy working in their veiled canes the colours are stunning just on their own.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Learn to love running


My coach Lindsey Millar has written a really good article on running. I recommend it, it's a good read. I'm currently trying to get my distance up but struggling with hip pain. Seems having a day of no running in between runs makes a difference for me. So far a bike ride on those days doesn't seem to flare anything up.

Whats your running routine?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mindful eating



I'm starting to realize one of my largest food struggles is multi tasking while eating.

Kara Lydon blogs about mindful eating and I realize I fail epically at this. After coming home from a week spent with good friends where at least once a day we all sat down to eat a meal it occurred to me I do not do this near enough. I usually check email while eating, write to do lists, cruise the web or FB but rarely do I just eat a meal.

I think that's what lead to me eating while bored, later in the evening while watching a movie. My late night snacks are about to get squashed. Along with a clean/healthy eating plan I'm implementing a "eat only at a meal" rule. I need to sit and un plug while eating. This might be harder than I think.

Do you eat mindfully?