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IMG_1590If YOU are looking for ME……I’m at the SPA…….it’s THAT time of YEAR…….

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I just got back from a 2 day trip to a spa and was treated like a QUEEN…

Made some new friends.…….spent time with ME

IMG_1586Waterfall Jacuzzi………Champagne after my treatments

YES…….I was WELL taken care of……

IMG_1588My BEST room in the hotel had a DEEP soaking tub with chilled champagne awaiting my arrival…

I won’t tell you even me at almost 5’9″ had a hard time getting out of the deep soak with eucalyptus salts……..they weren’t kidding 🙂

IMG_1572After a long day at the Spa, I settled in for a beautiful dinner with home-made sangria…..

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It was hard to leave, but I have many more spa days planned for my birthday month and well, some other FUN………..:)
Hello July!!!!!!!

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I LOVE THIS!!!!

After working an over 40 hour week, I felt a little out of the news of the  world.

The boys kept me posted on the tragedy of Boston and I was very touched by the photos.

 I was also touched by the above quote.

HELPERS!!!!!!!!

I have LOTS of those at “505 Parnassus” which is where I tell the boys I will be when I am at work….I LOVE my coworker HELPERS!!!!!

We work SOOO hard and meet families in the face of crisis and its a lot of HELPING!!!!

It took a couple of lemondrops with a favorite friend to help me recover from some TOUGH shifts…………

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It also took some laughs from special friends and looking at beautiful things like this guy who Ryan and I follow on Instagram and coincidently BOTH picked this shot as our Iphone screen saver 🙂

FOLLOW HIM….he will make your sad days better…….

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Or there is one of my favorite photographer coworkers who took this shot from the 15th floor at UCSF…………COOL

She’s fivecorndogs on Instagram

 

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Needed some time AWAAAAAAAYYYYYY

Joined my BFF Kristin at The Bliss Spa and then decided to stay at the W for a night for ME……

Soooooo nice…5 STAR Treatment by EVERYone I met

Had 3 bartenders fighting over WHO could make the BEST Lemondrop

Huh????

Winner………IMG_1132Then the manager MADE yes, made me, try his personal favorite……The Rose Petal…… yummy

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It wasn’t all about the bar……..the Spa treatments were SUPERB

IMG_1116b4ef03d835d8e811c3037c848f887905The greatest lesson I received was from the Buddha in my KINGTASTIC room…..

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ONCE AGAIN………
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My new FAVORITE picture that I took on my phone…..

JUST IGNORE HIM says the CAPTAIN!!!

A new dear friend of mine has this belief…….

EVERYDay should include a celebration of some kind.

Well in my reality, it can’t ALWAYS be that way….BUT I am open to the idea……..

I had a Cupcake Celebration moment as I frosted 40 cupcakes for Ryan’s class…..

Something about a small cake made me SMILE that day……


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It takes a minute, but try to CELEBRATE one thing a day and TREASURE that MOMENT!!!!!

I will be doing my BEST THIS week as I have a FULL to do list…...

JOIN me in the CELEBRATION!!!

I had the opportunity this week to attend a SELF CARE meeting to debrief on some recent tragedies in the PICU.

We had 3 deaths in one week , so there was much sadness among the staff.

One of the 3 deaths was one of my favorite patients.

If you follow my blog, you will remember the story of the 20-year-old I had the rare opportunity to sit and talk with for 2 hours while a bed in the PICU was being made for him.

The post was called Sometimes the things we can’t CHANGE, end up CHANGING US!!

He TOUCHED my HEART…….

He TOUCHED my SOUL……

When he passed, I was filled with memories of our times together. They made my heart smile. We had a strong bond.

The debriefing focused on SELF care and it was something I VERY MUCH needed.

Whether it be taking time to sit and breathe deeply, buying a bouquet of roses just because…it is IMPORTANT to take CARE of YOURSELF!!!

Carol Shields

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For some people, self-care is a plate of DOUBLE HAPPINESS from their favorite Chinese restaurant………..

Nic hard at SELF care!!!!

For some NIGHT shift nurses, it is an emesis basin (yes, we do fancy) filled with favorite treats to make it 12 hours…….

It is IMPORTANT to IDENTIFY for YOURself what works for YOU………

One of my FAVORITE spots!!!

I wish you a GREAT DAY filled with much LOVE…….SELF LOVE to be exact….

I have a new obsession……or hobby ……or exercise…….. whatever you call it…...

BIKRAM YOGA……..

YOGA IN A BOX….115 degrees for 90 minutes……..NO KIDDING!!!!!!

A new studio JUST opened near my house and YES I signed up…..

got the LOOK……

Yes it is Costco………..but their yoga line ROCKS……

I had to fight to get the long pants and lavender jacket….

Ryan asked me if everyone else wore the same “uniform” after my first class

I would NEVER have thought I would like the idea of sweating from places I never knew I had

OR stretching my body into poses I never heard of….

But you know WHAT??

I LIKE IT!!!

What I really like is the new studio around the corner (no excuses) and a fantastic motivational speaker as I call her or teacher.

Bring on the towels and H20!!!

Miss Honeys type of yoga!!

Maybe I can get Ozzy to join in

My NEW MANTRA!!!!

Resolutions are hard…

I never keep them….

They don’t mean much to me…..

THIS YEAR I was inspired by Ryan to make a WISH and not a resolution…

It all started with a Tootsie Roll wrapper……We both WISHED for an Indian shooting at a STAR on our Tootsie roll wrapper we got after our Mr. Pickle deli sandwich………..yummy

He got one……. He wished…….. but I told him not to tell me….

Tootsie Roll has a whole page dedicated to people who try to redeem the Indian wrappers for free candy………

The boys and I just make a WISH…….

I look for pennies facing head side up ……I blow on dandelions as I walk……….I Like a GOOD WISH…….

My middle son Nic WISHES to play in the NBA…..I used to laugh……BUT the way he has been playing THIS season..I may have to hold my laughter….YOU GO NIC!!!!!

Today I have only one WISH….

Instead of a resolution last year, I picked a word of the year………..do you remember that?? Gratitude was last years word…

Lets do it again THIS year………Here is inspiration from my buddy Lisa Leonard……

one little word

2012

Which means it’s that time again. We are teaming up with the amazing Ali Edwards to inspire you and to finding meaning every day in 2012!

You can read more about Ali’s one little word online class here!

It’s going to be amazing.

My word this year is ‘cherish’. I want to soak up the moment I am IN and slow down a bit. I want to take more pictures and snuggle longer. I want to enjoy my family and let go of my to do list. Lisa Leonard

Check out Lisa’s AMAZING jewelry at http://www.lisaleonardonline.com.

TELL her Shauna sent YOU!!!!!!

MY word this year is CLARITY…….I crave it in my life, I strive for it and YES, I will find it THIS year my friends!!!!!!

THIS from a woman who just spent  a fortune covering her phone with Snow White holding the Apple….. I know ……. I know……BUT it’s CUTE!!!!!!

I even changed my email signature to sent from my PRINCESS phone…………HI Ho HI HO off to work I go…………..

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