First, I’d try redirecting their behavior & then heaping praise & treats on them when it’s successful. If they know the “leave it” command you can try that on the window too. (The “leave it” command makes life better, highly reccomend.)
Two cities ago, I had a cat that was clearly approaching the end, but who wasn’t there yet. I asked what you did, how I’d know, and our vet told me, “Pets aren’t like us. They want to live and be happy until it isn’t comfortable anymore.” He said it more eloquently and it felt more meaningful.
I’ve euthanized two pets… Read more
We have (hopefully) gotten shut of someone very similar to your coworker.
We think it was some sort of drainage hole, since it was at the bottom of the property’s slope. It just so happened to perfectly fit a trampoline inside it (seriously, the trampoline was level with the grass) and look like a pit where Scientologists would put suppressive persons. Very odd.
Wait, so does it kill a third of its victims or a third of the 5% of victims who go on to have encephalitis? Is it taking down people with no or mild symptoms?
Don’t even get me started on the use of mixed fabrics!
Yes, yoga studio I used to frequent had cold lavender washcloths afterwards. She used to put them over our eyes while we were in shavanasa.
A bowl with good quality paper towels in it. Pour over chilled water with a capful of either rosewater or orange blossom water (food grade from an Indian or Persian groceris super cheap). Alternatively a couple of spray bottles with the same liquid should do the trick.
Definitely fans if it’s a gentle class not for sweaty exercise. I love it when my yoga classes have a breeze rolling through. My favorite class was one that had a roll-up door and fans; like an inside/outside type thing. Read more
You may also wish to consider a spray bottle containing a 50-50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and regular tap water. I like to spray this mixture on my hands and legs after walking as I find it both cooling and (sorta) cleansing. The alcohol odor (if any) tends to dissipate quite rapidly as well, leaving me refreshed and… Read more
I think the witch hazel wipes are a good idea. But if you want to reduce the trash how about a homemade facial mist? Everyone could lightly spray their face, back of the neck. There are lots of easy spritz ideas online. And keep the lights off in the room if that’s possible. I'm sure your students will appreciate… Read more
I love the idea of the witch hazel wipes! One of the worst feelings in this oppressive heat is just constantly feeling grimy (and underboob sweat). I have also found that minty/mentholated candies help, so maybe a little bowl of Life Savers or mint hard candies.
Wait, do-outs, not action items? That sounds like someone was having a senior moment and couldn’t remember the phrase “Action Items” then came up with a lame replacement in the moment that unfortunately stuck.
“Adulting”, “toxins” (when not talking about actual specific toxins), “vibes”,