Don't smell, inhale!

In the mornings I refuse to stop and smell the flowers.
I stop and inhale until it suctions around my nose like a bear hug.
Noticing the beauty of flowers is great.
Smelling the flowers – awesome.
Going nose to petal? That’s living.
I have one tattoo.
Well technically, 2, tattoo #1 is covered up by tattoo #2. See my previous post on bad decisions to take a guess as to what the first one was.
The tattoo that is visible is that of a morning glory flower- because of the delight these flowers brought me every summer morning as a young girl.
I didn’t just take the time to smell the flowers as a kid- I inhaled and discovered that I got the best nose hug a flower could give. And it made me smile.
It has a bit of silly to it. Which is one of the reasons I still do it as an adult.
But there is something about going all in- embracing it- not just observing or casually partaking- that makes life, well, come alive.
“Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms — you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older.“- Seneca

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About Becky

Becky Schmooke (pronounced “Smoke”) is a Mindful Leadership Consultant and Speaker, focused on providing action based mindfulness and leadership training to organizations and businesses who are ready to do things differently.

Becky’s Mindful Kitchen, is located outside of Iowa City, and provides truly unique team building and leadership retreats,  strategic planning workshops, private parties and classes and weekly summer camps for kids. The commercial teaching kitchen, treehouse, archery range, bush craft skills, first aid training, wood fired pizza oven, chickens, baby goats and timber adventure playground provides endless opportunities for hands on activities.


As a mom to three girls, 60 chickens, 4 goats, 2 dogs and a fire fighter’s wife- life is never boring and provides Becky with endless stories which she uses to illustrate her approach to mindfulness in daily posts on social media.  

In all that she does, Becky has one goal, to build confidence in others to take action to live their best life, not just pass time.  

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