It’s finally spring! Some links that helped me find calm, beauty, and inspiration this week:

The case for mindful dining. Put your phone down and enjoy the food (and people you’re eating it with).

From the same awesome magazine, an article on why where our seeds come from is something we should think about when it comes to sustainable eating. Thanks to my farmer friends at Regenerative Roots for showing me this!

This post on how to take a real day off made me laugh out loud because it reminds me so much of my dad. And I followed in his footsteps, rarely allowing myself to have a real day off. It’s something I’m working on.

From Mark Bittman, the best response I have seen yet in answer to the question “Should we be labeling GMOs?

I finally started doing salads-in-a-jar to take to work! Here are some good recipe ideas.

I just bought the book Nature Anatomy for my classroom. It’s a beautiful and intriguing book of nature illustrations and I can’t wait to share it with my kids!

Some free spring nature hunt printables for your students.