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Church, untethered souls and grilling indoors

My Friday Five. Five things I've been implementing and exploring this week.

Health idea I've implemented: Plackers Micro Mint Flossers

I'm delicate. My fingers get calluses when I repeatedly wrap floss around them. I switched to Plackers and I floss more frequently. I keep them in my car and it is super easy to grab one when I'm driving and get all my teeth and gums with one hand. No calluses for this gentle flower!

Product I'm trying: Smokeless Indoor Grill

I was very excited when I got this as a gift and then I tried it. I think the grill works good for large foods like burgers and veggies. The problem is the grill is sunk into the device so the fan is right next to the foods you're trying to grill. I think something liquidy like pancake batter or eggs would run over the side of the griddle and into the catch pan below or the fan. I'm not a fan.

Quote I'm meditating: The anthropology of the meritocracy is that you are not a soul to be saved but a set of skills to be maximized. - David Brooks

Book I'm reading: The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

I didn't know The Untethered Soul was a NY Times Best Seller until I looked it up to get the link. His approach is direct and challenging and I like it. He asks you to take that voice in you head that is constantly chattering and changing its mind and give it a body. He then has you spend a day with that human body chattering at you all day long when you're trying to work, talk to friends, and relax. His point is quickly made that you'd probably not invite that person back after a day of non-stop berating and crazy talk. He also makes sure you realize that you have a voice in your head. You know that one that you just heard say "I don't have a voice in my head.". He also said we are a society of ignoring emotions or overly focused on the. Those stored emotions that aren't released block your heart and hold you back. Yes, you have those too. After reading his book you will want to do anything you can to live the open, loving, happy life he says is possible.

Music I'm listening to: Church by Lyle Lovett

On day two of the loudest (and longest) celebration of life I have ever attended, Church kept playing through my mind. I think I may have hummed it out loud a few times. In fact, I know I did. To be fair, it was 3pm and the celebration started at 9am and on the second day, don't forget.

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