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Patience as an action, Lake of the Ozarks, and more

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

Health concept I'm pondering:

Cedarwood Oil (as a reminder I do not receive any payment for products I recommend). A friend asked my recommendation to help induce sleep on someone not dealing with stress. I remembered a fantastic Pilates instructor and good friend, Cara Bonney, suggest taking a very small drop of cedarwood oil and rubbing it on the bottom of my big toes just before lying down to go to sleep. I'm a good sleeper, but rubbing the oil on my toes brought me into a deeper sleep. I've had some patients in my clinic try it and they all say it helps them fall asleep quickly.

Product I'm exploring:

Borosilicate Glass. Borosilicate glass can withstand sharp temperature changes without breaking. It can go from the freezer to the oven with ease. I use it to drink tea at clinic. I have always liked drinking out of glass rather than ceramic mugs and I really don't like the way the flavor changes when my drink is in a stainless steel thermal container. My Boroux Bottle does not keep my drink warm, but when I went to look up the link for my bottle I discovered it has a sleeve to keep it insulated.

Quote I'm meditating: Patience is also a form of action. - Auguste Rodin

Book I'm skimming:

Unshakeable by Tony Robbins and Peter Mallouk. I friend recommended this book after she and her fiancee read it together. What she liked best about it was that it helped her understand how some people thrived in financial downturns and the mistakes that people made and lost everything. My parents did not survive the rough financial years of 2008 so great. The own a small business and have had to continue to work well into their 70s. It's heartbreaking knowing they thought, at one time, they were set for the rest of their lives. I want to be able to help them and learn how to have my money make money no matter what the market does.

Music I'm enjoying:

Summer Breeze by Seals & Croft. There's something about songs from my childhood that make me happy. This song brings me back to a family trip to Lake of the Ozarks. I was too young to go on the boat with the bigger kids, but somehow I was old enough to be left alone in a game room near the water's edge. I could play pinball for hours and when I hear this song I can also hear the sound of the bang of the pinball machine when I would win a free game.

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