The beginning of autumn is my favorite time of the year, so I put together a list of fun, fall inspired things to do. Join me in doing them or download one of my two blank templates (grid or ruled lines lists) to create your own plans to make the most of this fall season!Read More
It i’s true that another person’’s feelings towards you have nothing to do with you.
But it’s also true that you can improve your relationships. People like people who make them feel heard and respected.
So, in another way, their feelings have everything to do with what you do.
When someone treats us in a way we perceive to be negative, it’s not always easy to respond in a loving way. The ego wants to defend itself. This is natural, but practicing mindfulness will give you the ability to pause before reacting, thereby giving you the power to change your relationships for good.
What is mindfulness? According to Jan Chozen Bays, How to Train a Wild Elephant, it is “deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you and within you– in your body, heart, and mind. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgement.”
There are, of course, many different practices you might take up to improve your ability to be mindful and non-reactionary. But let’s start small, with three simple but high impact practices.
Three Simple Mindfulness Practices that will Improve Your Relationships:
Better Than You Found Them
Look for ways to leave spaces tidier than you found them.
Listen Like a Sponge
Mindfulness in action: holding a core of stillness within.
Find something nice to say. Be genuine.
Let’s go into more detail regarding each of these mindfulness practices. How exactly will each of them help improve your relationships?
Mindfulness Practice: Better Than You Found Them
Most people will clean up after themselves. In fact, this behavior is the social expectation, so much so that we actually notice an outlier.
When a person leaves a mess behind everyone else notices. This is a quick way to lose points in relationships… unless you’re an adorable little baby, of course.
People also notice outliers in the other direction. It is the expectation to help clean up any mess you might have made, but what if you took it a step further and helped clean up other people’s messes? In a dinner party this could look like taking initiative to do the dishes for your host, and doing them well. At a work party this might look like staying back to help the clean up crew finish faster.
To be an outlier is to stand out. Standing out as someone who is helpful and considerate is a good way to generate feelings of appreciation towards you, which will begin to tip the relationship scales in your favor.
Listen Like a Sponge
There is a Buddhist recitation for invoking compassion that perfectly illustrates the reason for this practice: “We know that by listening deeply we already alleviate a great deal of pain and suffering in the other.”
Think about a time when you felt really heard. A time when you could tell the person you were speaking to was fully engaged in what you had to say. What did it feel like to know that that person obviously wanted to know what was on your mind/in your heart? Can you remember how you felt towards that person?
As a woman who’s been on a lot of dates, I can tell you from experience that a good way to endear yourself to the other person is to pay attention to what he’s saying. Ask questions. Be interested.
Yes, being interested is a choice.
Maybe the topic they’re going on about is not something you know much about— in this case, ask questions without interrupting. Maybe they’re talking about a hobby you’d never personally enjoy— in this case, listen for, or ask questions to learn, where their passion stems from. Be curious. Most importantly, suspend judgement. Instead of thinking, “Oh I hate when people talk about cars,” think of yourself as a detective on a mission to discover why cars are important to them.
Then take it a step further and see if you can’t ask enough questions and listen closely enough to be able to put yourself in their shoes and understand their enthusiasm. I swear to you that it is possible.
Now think of a time when you did not feel heard. Think of a time when someone diverted their eyes when you were in the middle of your sentence. Think of a time when someone interrupted or bulldozed over what you were trying to express. Think of a time when someone was looking at their phone or computer screen while you were trying to tell them something important to you. Can you remember how you felt towards that person?
If you’re like most of us, situations like those will have made you feel, well, not good. Maybe you felt embarrassed, maybe you felt angry, maybe somewhere deep down you thought “I’m not worth listening to.” Can we agree that simply NOT making a person feel this way is a step in the right direction?
Now take it a step further, and listen intently. While she’s speaking, make her feel focused on by keeping your eyes on hers and remarking/repeating/asking questions where appropriate.
In my experience, this is one of the best ways to improve ANY relationship.
Mindfulness Practice: True Compliments
If you’re not accustomed to giving compliments, this one might feel strange at first read. You might be thinking, “What if I don’t have a compliment? What, do you want me to just make something up?”
No; being disingenuous with your compliments is the last thing you’d want to do if you want to improve your relationships.
So what if you don’t have a compliment?
Look or listen more closely.
Assume that the person is trying their best: in terms of dress, storytelling, social skills, work performance, etc. It’s easier to compliment someone when you make this assumption, because it naturally elicits feelings of empathy, regardless of whether you agree with their pairing of shirt and pants or not.
When you empathize, you are being open. When you empathize, you are suspending judgement. Therefore, the act of empathizing with another person automatically allows you to be more positive, which will allow you to see more things to compliment.
Make a conscious effort to find something to compliment. If you aren’t comfortable giving compliments at all, start by aiming to give a compliment each day. You can also set a couple alarms on your phone so that you are sure to carve out time to find things to compliment. The point is to start conditioning yourself to naturally look for things to compliment in your everyday interactions.
In addition to making the other person feel seen and making their day a little brighter, you’re increasing their affinity for you. People like people who make them feel good about themselves.
Not to mention, the simple act of looking for compliments makes you a more positive, likeable person.
In summary, improving your relationships can be a matter of little mindfulness practices.
If you’re serious about improving your relationship(s), choose one of these practices (or try them all) and give yourself reminders to practice them until they become second nature.
Reminders can be alarms on your phone, sticky notes on your mirror, or even the string on the finger. Try them on everyone, not just the relationship(s) you’re seeking to improve.
Mindfulness practices take, well, practice.
But keep it up and sooner or later you’ll be recognized as a joy to have around, and isn’t that what we’d all like for any relationship— to be around someone we enjoy?
Lots of brides want to DIY their wedding flowers (I was one of them). Here’s the quick and dirty of how to do it on a budget with flowers from Trader Joe’s:
Choose a minimum of 4 varieties of flora, preferably long lasting flowers and at least 1 greenery.
Start with a focal bunch and add flowers one at a time, spacing for color and variety as you circle the circumference of the focal bunch.
Make sure to place stems at an angle around the focal bunch.
Look in a mirror or camera as you build.
Store in the fridge until ready to use.
Want more details? Here’s a step by step explanation.
Choose flowers that are longer lasting, if possible. Common ones at Trader Joe’s include roses, spray roses, alstroemerias, baby’s breath, and chrysanthemums.
Include a minimum of 4 different flora, at least one should be greenery. We used less than a bundle each of white hydrangea, burgundy roses, baby’s breath and eucalyptus to achieve this look.
You’ll also need something to secure the flowers when you’re done: florist tape or wire are easiest but string or rubber bands can also work. We also finished our look off with ribbon tied to hang at three different lengths, a popular style for bridal bouquets this year.
Start by making a focal bunch and hold it in your non dominant hand. We used one of each type of flora in ours.
One at a time, add stems at an angle around the circumference of the focal bunch, trying to vary flora and colors as you go around. These angled stems will interlock as more are added, which helps maintain your shape.
For our round our look, we continuously stopped to look at our bouquet from above and the front (via the camera, but you can also use a mirror) to make sure we were adding flowers evenly all around. Pull up any buried flower heads as you notice them.
Tie the bouquet just above your hand.
Cut the stems to the same length.
Cover the tie with ribbon, if desired.
Place in clean water and store in the fridge (taking care to not touch the flowers on any surfaces that might create condensation and “burn”your petals) until you need it the next day.
DIY Bridal Floral Workshops for Bridal Parties
If you’re like me, you like to see and hear how to do things in person. How about a workshop that starts by taking you and your bffs for a tour of the San Francisco flower market and possibly ends w flowery cocktails with a starry sky high view of SF’s downtown?
I’ve been lead by ambition and an idea of success that has, in this culture, grown as something completely isolated from the home life.
Between my last post and this one, I had created and then revamped, a routine that “maximized” my freetime by slotting it for work. For instance, while breastfeeding I was to be researching shops to which it made sense to pitch.
I’ve decided that there is a way to have a successful business and be a present, engaged Stay at Home Mom. Success, as it has been measured in this patriarchal society, is stifling. I’ve decided success is something better than that.
I’ll let you know the details as they come to me.
If you want to DIY a flower crown, also called a floral wreath, it’s best to use flowers that dry well or flora that lasts a long time outside of water. Although florists often incorporate flowers that aren’t on this list, sticking to the following will make sure that your crown looks good throughout your event and beyond.
Some flowers and plants that are great for making your own flower crown include…Read More
As a new mom with a business to run, I am more aware of my limited energy and brain capacity than ever. Knowing these resources are finite daily, I’ve set out to learn how to maximize them.
Today’s post will help you do just that.
In Baby Bo’s world, this is week 19—what they call a “wonder week”. Her senses are sharper than ever and she’s starting to comprehend her environment in a new, more intense way. Because her little head is reeling with new things, sleep has been tough. For all of us!
Just like our bodies weaken (wilted into the sofa at the end of a long day) so too does our mental capacity. So yeah, I treasure my physical and mental energy and aim to be deliberate about my heavy lifting.
Here is a simple way to save some of that precious (wo)man power:
Don’t leave your email open to be checked haphazardly.
Don’t check your email first thing in the morning.
Sound too simple to be valuable advice? Read on and be amazed, Friendo.
The part of your brain responsible for making decisions, processing large amounts of info and controlling your impulses is the prefrontal cortex. It is a voracious sucker of your resources, namely glucose. Because you have a limited amount of resources, your ability to put your prefrontal cortex to good use is limited too.
Which is to say: you can’t make good decisions all day. Make one, and your ability to make more is reduced. It’s a bank and you’re withdrawing from it every time you make a choice.
Budget this resource, because not all choices are worth your energy.
Email checking is a big sucker of this resource. Infact, constantly checking email reduces mental capability by an average of 10% on an IQ test. That’s an average of 5% in women and 15% in men. By the way, 15% is 3x more than the effects of smoking weed.
Plus, if you’re always available to answer emails, people expect you to immediately answer their emails. And they’ll give you more emails to answer.
A Better Idea:
Batch your emails. Choose when you’re going to check them by prioritizing your day’s events.
Even better: train people to only expect responses at certain times of the day (or certain times of the day every couple days!). You can do this by always answering emails at the same time or by including a note in your email signature.
The Best Thing to do with your Newly Free Mornings:
On Sunday or Monday, prioritize your tasks for the week. Prioritizing is an even bigger drain of brain power than checking emails, so be sure to get your plan on paper to avoid having to do it again.
Even though prioritizing requires a lot of energy, planning your days out this way will optimize what you can get done.
Start with the most important complicated task, everyday.
What do you think?
Did you find something in this post helpful? Is there something you’re going to try? Have a question? I’m all ears! Please share!
Lying there in my pajamas at 3 O’clock in the afternoon, the energy draining out of me as fast as she could suck, I wondered, “What would it take to build a successful business, raise a happy family and have fun with life, all at the same time? Is it even possible?”Read More
Earthy, botanical baby names for the nature-lover, made even better by their language of flowers (floriography) meanings.Read More
By Gil Zeimer
The Bloom Equation’s founder, Miquila (Mika) Alejandre Romero, and her husband, Jesus, are expecting their first child in December. Which is why it’s the perfect time to share the seven best flowers for expectant Moms.
Mika runs The Bloom Equation, a San Francisco-based floral company. Jesus is a viticulturist in the Napa-Sonoma Wine Country. So they’re both in the business of growing businesses––and now a family.
Is It a Boy? Or Is It a Girl?
Actually, they’ve been so busy with everything else that’s going on, that they’ve chosen not to discover the baby’s sex until it’s born.
Some people just can’t wait to find out. Others want to wait. And the latter is a very millennial thing to do (think: gender reveal parties).
How “The Language of Flowers” Complements The Seven Best Flowers
The Bloom Equation is the only company using the lost “Language of Flowers” in every one of its designs. This concept dates back to the Victorian age.
When people received flowers, they knew it was a secret message like a floral puzzle that would later be revealed by the sender. Pretty enticing. Pretty smart. Pretty sexy.
In fact, Mika has created the world’s most comprehensive database for it. So while Mika and her husband don’t want to know if they should paint their nursery blue or pink, she doesn’t want to wait to share this blog about the seven best flowers for expectant Moms.
1. Chrysanthemums – “Long Life / Cheerfulness / Optimism”
“Mum’s the word” when you first discover that you’re pregnant, but then you want to shout it from the rooftops and tell the whole world. “Mum” is also a British slang term for “Mom”.
Chrysanthemums are a mighty bloom that are among the most popular flowers and can provide endless possibilities. They mean: You are a wonderful friend… long life… fidelity… cheerfulness… optimism… joy… joviality… and mirth.
2. Baby’s Breath – “Happiness / Everlasting Love / Festivity / Pure Heart”
A newborn’s breath is magical. It’s like a wisp of heaven. It’s feels like an angel is inhaling and exhaling – sweet and light and warm.
Baby’s breath flowers are most found alongside roses in a bridal bouquet or in a Valentine’s Day garland, but more than worthy of their own vase. They connote: happiness… everlasting love… festivity… pure heart… and gaiety.
3. Queen Anne’s Lace – “Fantasy / Haven / Delicate Femininity”
Not exactly royalty, Queen Ace’s Lace is actually a wildflower that some think originated in Afghanistan, then spread across Europe and eventually to America. It was once considered a nuisance weed in New England.
But it’s also known as Wild Carrot, so its white flower head is edible raw or lightly fried, while you can use its seeds in soups, stews, and teas. Queen Anne’s Lace means fantasy… complexity… delicate femininity… haven or sanctuary… protection... and I’ll return for mothers expecting their own bundle of joy.
4. Pink Roses – “Grace / Beauty / Lovely”
Most closely associated with classic love for Valentine’s Day, pink roses come in a rainbow of shades and convey different meanings. Dark pink equals an expression of gratitude; medium pink was for your first lover; and light pink was to express admiration.
Pink Roses were the first rose color that was cultivated. And during the Victorian years, they were folded into greeting cards or used in other ways, such as wallpaper. They stand for grace… beauty…. gentleness… a young girl… or you are just lovely!
5. Pink Tulips – “Love / Imagination / Dreaminess”
While most people think tulips sprung from the fertile northern European country best known for wooden shoes, windmills, ice skating, and bicycles, they really hail from Southern Europe to Central Asia. In fact, the name is thought to be Persian for “turban” because it resembles that headwear.
Pink tulips are appropriate for a friend or family member to convey good wishes, caring, or attachment. While tulips in general stand for “perfect love”, pink tulips represent love… imagination... and dreaminess for a mother who is full of flower.
6. Violets – “Faithfulness / Loyalty / Let Me Love You / Sweetness”
Some girls are named “Violet”. An eastern state’s sports team is called the “NYU Violets”. And a Sea Violet is a species of edible Mediterranean marine invertebrates.
Violets have been around since the Middle Ages, but went mainstream around 1850 when flower names became popular. They’re vibrantly colored, sweetly fragrant, are most often found in blue or purple, but can also be yellow, white or variegated.
Common meanings for violets include modesty, faithfulness… simplicity… humility… I return your love… loyalty… let me love you!... you occupy my thoughts… sweetness… rural happiness… candor… spotless innocence… and purity of sentiment.
7. Star-of-Bethlehem – “Hope / Purity / Guidance”
Last, but certainly not least, the Star-of-Bethlehem has a very holiday-sounding name. Mostly native to southern Europe and southern Africa, it’s also known as Ornithogalum, a genus of perennial plants.
Named after the shape of the stars that appeared low in the sky during the biblical birth of the baby Jesus in the town of Bethlehem, it can grow up to 30cm tall, bear clusters of typically white star-shaped flowers, often have green stripes, and number between 50 and 300 species.
In the Language of Flowers, the Star-of-Bethlehem connotes hope… purity… and guidance, which are all representative of what expectant mothers expect from a plant.
So now that you know the seven best flowers for expectant Moms, contact The Bloom Equation (415-484-9884) to order a gift that uses the one that best fits your personality.
By the way, whether you’re about to add to your family or not, The Bloom Equation designs arrangements, gifts, parties, weddings, and team-building events that are beautiful, personal, creative, and fun.
This team building activity boasted a 75% voluntary staff turn out! Look out because we have some more fun, trust building and communication building team building activities up our sleeve, San Francisco Bay Area!Read More
Learning to improve communication with different types of people is a passion of mine. Different types? For instance, the Gary Chapman categorizes people by their love language.
My love language is a tie between "physical touch" and "quality time", so it was hard for me to register "acts of service" as love a few years ago: my boyfriend would make me dinner to show his love and instead of appreciating it I would feel like he didn't love me enough because he wasn't physically affectionate in public.
But love languages apply beyond a romantic relationship. Learning your own love language lets you know what your strengths and weaknesses are, so you can improve. ("Acts of service" is now the love language I speak second-best; back then it was dead last!)
Learning to speak other love languages can transform a turbulent relationship into a strong bond. It's been the case for me more times than I can count!
These are the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service and gifts.
If you don't know yours, you can take the quiz for free at Gary Chapman's site.
Besides transforming your close relationships, the ability to recognize and speak other people's love languages can lead to more business.
People do business with people they know, like and trust.
People do business with people they know, like, and trust.
Sometimes people need to know you like them before they can open up to knowing, liking or trusting you.
Sometimes people need to know you like them before they can open up to knowing, liking or trusting you. People experience this sense of being like/loved through the expression of their love language.
For this reason, it's helpful to be able to recognize other people's love languages. Here are some things to note about a person to help you figure out their love languages:
For instance, if the person often offers to bring coffee into the office, they might have the language of gifts as one of their higher love languages. If a person can often be heard complaining about other people not changing the toner in the copy machine, perhaps their love language is acts of service. If they walk around putting their hands on people's shoulders, perhaps one of their highest languages is physical touch.
Once you know a person's love language, it's time to start "speaking it" to them. The following images offer tips for speaking each of the five love languages.
Although people generally think of Gary Champman's five love languages as applicable only in your romantic and familial relationships, I have seen it change business relationships just as readily.
Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions!
San Francisco Beer Week: It's the most wonderful time of the year. Seriously. I know people who diet and exercise all year just so that they can fully partake in the magic that is SF Beer Week.
Speaking of magic...
There are so many events and so many beers that you couldn't possibly try them all. How do you choose?
We suggest going by the magical properties suggested by their floral ingredients in accordance with the language of flowers.
A bit a about the language of flowers: it was a real thing that had its heyday in the late 1700s. People would gift each other bouquets as coded messages.
Victorian society was pretty sexually repressive, so a lot of the flower messages have to do with getting some action. Peach colored roses, for instance, were an invitation to meet up in secret. Adding the flower Frilled Panties (what a name!) into that bouquet was a clear way of saying you were looking for a risque rendezvous.
What if every kind of beer you bought for someone sent a message about your intentions?
Here is a list of our Top 5 SF BEER WEEK beers to send a message...
What you're saying by buying him/her THAT SF Beer Week Beer:
If you want to say: "You're intoxicating and we'd make some beautiful babies."
Beer that says it: Schneider - 2014 Cuvee Barrique - 9.5%
How: This sour beer is aged in wine barrels. Grapes were hanging out in those barrels priorly, and no doubt add to the complexity of this tasty beverage. Grapes send out the messages of "intoxication" and "domestic happiness" in the language of flowers.
Where to find it: Old Devil Moon, 3472 Mission St (at Cortland Ave), San Francisco, CA 94110 (on the above map as the grape splat)
When: Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 11AM - 3PM
OB Bonfire Lager (ThirstyBear Collaboration)
If you want to say: "I'm a slave for you" -Britney Spears throwback
Beer that says it: 2017 Peach Pulpit- Chardonnay Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel - Laughing Monk
How: The peaches, of course. Peaches and their sexual innuendos... tale as old as time. In the language of flowers, their hidden message is "I am your captive."
Where to find it: Laughing Monk Brewing, 1439 Egbert Ave, Unit A, San Francisco, California 94124 (on the map as the peach splash)
When: Saturday, 2/10/18 from 2PM-10PM
BONUS POINTS if you hit up the nearby LOVEDOGPATCH 2018 Beer Week Event happening the same day.
We're a part of the LoveDogPatch Beer Week festivities, with a DIY Flower Message in a Bottle Booth!
While you're there, you might as well check out the other amazing Valentine's Day themed vendors including: Animal Instincts, DYV Studio, The Didi Jewelry Project, Jennifer Clifford Art, Mettagood, Maya Bauman Design, Rag Doll Designs, Lines By Anna, Jenny Leddy Designs, Agave Rose, Melody Lai, Coffee N Cream Press, Covet SF and Doodles.Ink.
Find us all at Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing 2505 3rd Street Saturday, 2/10/18 starting at 11AM.
If you want to say: "Feel my vibe"
Beer that says it: OB Bonfire Lager (ThirstyBear Collaboration)
How: This American lager is smoked over both mesquite and cherry wood. The cherry tree says "spirituality" according to the lost language of flowers.
Where to find it: Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro Street, SF (on the map as the cherry splat)
When: Friday, 2/9/18 from 5-9PM
If you want to say: "Congratulations on your engagement!"
Beer that says it: FDR's Lemon-Orange Saison
How: Lemons mean "Fidelity in love" in the language of flowers. Oranges say, "happy outcomes" and "bridal festivities." That makes this beer the one to buy your best friend who just got engaged. Plus, it's a fruity saison... so even your non-beer loving girl friends will probably like this one.
Where: Ferment. Drink. Repeat, 2636 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
When: February 13th, 6-9PM
More info: liquidbreadmag.com
If you want to say: "You are perfection."
Beer that says it: 21st Amendment Strawberry Mountain Jam
How: Strawberries translate to "perfection" in the language of flowers.
Where: The Darkhorse Inn, 942 Geneva Ave, SF
When: Valentine's Day 2018, 6PM-9PM
I've researched and put together this compilation of morning routines from several famous people and successful CEOs so that you can choose from them and create your own Morning Routine for Success.Read More
Out of the ordinary, spooky and down-right creepy flower messages for Halloween fun. Plus, the perfect Halloween cocktail for your spooky movie night.Read More
Things you wish you knew about San Francisco's best bookstores: Castro Dog Eared Books, Valencia Dog Eared Books and G. F. Wilkinson Books.Read More
Any day that gets us talking about reading is great in our book! We have some fun things up our sleeves for International Literacy Day (September 8th) including a contest where you'll have the opportunity to have your favorite literary quotation made into a terrarium and Bloom Equation freebies that you'll be able to pick up at participating local businesses.
Do you have a favorite book? How about a favorite quotation? Comment and tell me about it! (I'm always on the look out for a good new read.)
Drinking good craft beer is a magical experience on its own. Ready for it to get even better? (I know, right? It doesn’t seem possible; get ready to have your mind blown!)
Most beer is brewed with flora -- specifically: hops. But how much do you know about the beers that are brewed with at least one other type of flower?
We’re going to argue that these flora-heavy beers make for an extraordinary experience thanks in part to the mysterious language of flowers.
Ready for something new? Dare you to try these.
Experience: Sexual Healing
Beer: Elysian Saison Poivre
Floral Addition: Peppercorn
Flower Meaning: Spice
Set the Scene: Sexual Healing, Marvin Gaye
Find it: www.elysianbrewing.com
If wine is the first thing that comes to mind when endeavoring to create a romantic mood, you’ve probably never experienced the power of brewed peppercorn. This heart-warming Saison is perfect for stirring up sexy thoughts. Yep, we said it. Share this with someone when you’re trying to light that fire.
Experience: Success with the hottie at the bar
Beer: The Bruery Tradewinds Tripel
Floral Addition: Thai Basil
Flower Meaning: Good Luck
Keep it Going with: Foxy Lady, Jimi Hendrix
Find it: thebruery.com
This Belgian-style Golden Ale from Placentia, California is a summer seasonal (Psstt! Go find it before it’s gone). Keep a good thought, order this beer, then go up to that hottie in the bar. Double your chances by ordering her one too. Luck be a lady!
Experience: Masterpiece Making
Beer: Evil Czech Gypsy Camomile Wheat
Floral Addition: Camomile
Flower Meaning: Ingenuity
Whistle While You Work: I am the Walrus, The Beatles
Find it: http://www.evilczech.com/beer/
Some artists swear they work best on a buzz. With this beer, we can see it. (Did you notice how I avoided incriminating myself there?) Maybe try a little next time your creative juices just aren’t flowing.
Experience: Happy Daze
Beer: The Commons Brewery Fleur de Ferme
Floral Addition: Lavender
Flower Meaning: Happiness
On the Speakers: Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
Find it: http://www.commonsbrewery.com/
Need a pick-me-up? That’s one of lavender’s specialities. This brew’s a winter seasonal, so we suggest grabbing a bunch and storing them away for a rainy day. Or a sunny day. We like it best on the grass in Dolores Park.
Experience: Deep Connection
Beer: Captain Lawrence Hops and Roses
Floral Addition: Rose
Flower Message: Unity
Playing in the Background: One Love, Bob Marley
We love a pour of this during quiet times. Alone, I suggest a pen and favorite notebook. In good company, allow this golden ale to naturally lead you into the meaningful conversation you didn’t even know you wanted to have. This one reminds us that we’re part of something bigger than ourselves.
Beer: Dogfish Head Savor Flowers
Floral Addition: Hibiscus
Flower Meaning: Sense of Adventure
Make a Playlist Around: Here I Go Again, Whitesnake
I want to let you in one of our favorite ways to live it up: pack a backpack with a bottle of water, a great book and some great beer, then spend the day getting lost in a National Park. This barrel-aged brew is sure to take your enjoyment to the next level with its serious taste-bud stimulation. Just be careful around cliffs--this beer packs a punch.
Which of these flower based beers are you going to try today? Comment and let us know.
I’'m excited to announce that WE ARE HIRING!!
I am looking for a super-motivated, gregarious candidate to be part of our growing team. Somedays we’'ll meet in our San Francisco workspace and collaborate, but most days you'’ll be exploring the magical Bay Area and working from home. If you'’re a self-starter and good at managing your own time, you'’re the kind of person I’'m hiring!
Ready to hear more about it? Cool!
· Be a highly motivated self-starter who has a strong sense of urgency, organization and follow-through.
· Have sales experience
· Have great communication skills to communicate back and forth with vendors, contractors, clients, etc.
· Be excited to improve through reflection, feedback and consistent reading
Seek out new businesses to stock our products
Manage and maintain our business accounts
Assist with the entirety of the ordering process (– follow-ups and updates are key)
Meet with me/the team for feedback and to share your ideas and learnings
You'll get to...
Get in on the ground floor! We're just a year old, so your opportunities for advancement are off the charts! Exciting, eh? We think so!
Work for a company that encourages and supports your own personal growth as a professional. We are all about improving our skill sets and love other people who are all about it, too!
Be part of a company whose focus is on bringing more love, fun, and connection into the world. Pretty magical, right?
You should have a reliable car and live in/near San Francisco. You MUST have a great attitude, be willing to work hard and be motivated to be consistently improving. I like to surround myself with movers and shakers.
JOB TYPE: Commission based
JOB LOCATION: Based out of San Francisco, California
SALARY LEVEL: The more you sell, the more you earn!
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Sales
Interested? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use subject header “"Count me in!”"
And include your resume in the body of your email, please!
Excited to meet you!