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Healing Horses and The Book of Joy

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

Health idea I've implemented: Ashwaganda

I was attending a three day, all day seminar. It was very hot and I was very sleepy by the last speaker. During our first break I went to the booths to look at any products I might have missed. Many of the venders had packed up and they were hot and tired as well. There was a basket of Ayush Ashwaganda and I kid you not, I was wide awake and even absorbing the lecture. I take it on days when I'm tired and not thinking as clearly as I'd like.

Non-Profit I'm discovering: ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship

I love this organization! I love what they do. They "bring hope and healing to children and adults with disabilities". Some of my favorite people ever are on the Board. No pressure to donate, but please know they are there if you know anyone in need or if you are looking for a wonderful place to volunteer.

Quote I'm meditating: By giving me a name, a label, you negate all the other things I could be. - Søren Kierkegaard

I think our innate nature is to label things because it makes us feel uncomfortable otherwise. When I label it's important for me to remember to have an open mind and not to let those labels prevent me from seeing opportunities. I have to remember the multitude of inventions that came while they were trying to invent something else.

Book I'm reading: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

These incredible people got together for five days. Douglas Carlton Abrams asked these remarkable men questions for five days and translated it into this book. Enjoy to their laughter. Absorb their prose. Be amazed to find out they both used to get angered by bad drivers. There is almost too much to process, but I have found I am profoundly more accepting, peaceful and joyful since reading it.

Music I'm listening to: Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5

I heard all the complaints about the Super Bowl performance. It's Maroon 5 and I will always sing and dance to Moves Like Jagger and marvel at Christina Aguilera's voice.

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