My Friday Five. Five things I've been implementing and exploring this week.
Health idea I've implemented: Blueberries
I keep hearing from people and reading about the "amazing" benefits of blueberries. For the past several months I've had people, without prompting, tell me how blueberries helped their memory or got rid of a rash they've had for a long time or every other ailment known to medicine. Articles keep popping into my inbox touting their benefits. I caved. I have now added blueberries to my daily diet. I can't hide my skepticism when I say, "I can't wait to see how amazing I feel!", but I am always looking for natural ways to feel better. No laughing at my blue smile.
Product I'm discovering: Amazon Echo
I looked around for many months for speakers for my clinic that will play music through WiFi instead of Bluetooth. After looking at two Targets, Office Max and Staples I finally caved and bought five Echo speakers. Be sure to buy the smooth edged, 3rd generation one if you want to play through WiFi. It plays music perfectly even if I think I'll always feel silly addressing the speaker by name.
Quote I'm meditating: Your presence is your power. ― Gabrielle Bernstein, The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith
Book I'm reading: Elevation by Stephen King
As you know, I don't read much fiction, but this one caught my interest. A patient told me about the short story Elevation last Thursday and I finished reading it by the end of the weekend. It's the story about a man that is losing a tremendous amount of weight, but his appearance doesn't change. There are several metaphors about the weight of our problems, the need for weight to stand on the earth and how our lightness can help others be light. I liked his approach and wish the book were longer because I wanted to know those people better.
Music I'm listening to: Lose Yourself by Eminem
My heart quickens and I can feel my energy rise after just the first few notes of Lose Yourself. He's controversial for sure, but he really makes good music.