Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week
Every Friday, we send out an exclusive list of five unique or interesting things we’ve found (or explored) around the web during the week.
It may include books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff we dig up around the web. It’s often focused on Intuitive things and personal growth. Please feel free to spread the word with friends who would also enjoy.
Here’s some great stuff to check out over the coming weekend…
LET GO OF FEAR WITH TINY BUDDHA
I’m currently experiencing a bout of “emotional food poisoning.” I am Memory (Si) 3-year-old, so sometimes I do things without understand how it will affect me. It comes out in physical anxiety, which is something I have dealt with for a long time. I was advised to start practicing mindfulness, and it has helped soothe my 3-year-old function. Perhaps, if you’re an iNtuitive driver, it will do the same. Click here to read the article.
We love systems thinking at PH. There is, in my opinion, few podcasts that tackle that style of problem solving. Freakonomics is one of the best. It’s a series that was originally a radio show, then a book, then a documentary, and now a podcast. They cover everything from the wage gap to the mattress store bubble. It’s hosted by two rogue economists who thoroughly examine all of their topics and the systems in which they exist. Click here to listen.
I love death. I mean, I don’t love dying necessarily, but I do love the sociology of death and our practices around it. I recently found an article about a book which documented the funerary practices of insects. They are surprisingly similar to that of humans… Ants, for example, have their own designated graveyards where they bury their dead. I find the way in which life grapples with its own end to be really fascinating. Why do we, or anything, have rituals around death? Click here to read the article.
HOW THE FOOD YOU EAT AFFECTS YOUR BRAIN
It’s hard not to eat junk all the time. I live in an area where it’s hard to get high-quality foods, so I end up eating processed food more than I’d like to admit. Unfortunately, that’s not good for my brain health. It’s incredible how much our environments affect us internally, the the complexity of the nutrients necessary for brain function speaks to that. Click here to watch the video.
HOW TO MEDITATE
Something to try this weekend- meditation. Meditation has been shown to alter brain structure, make us more compassionate, decrease anxiety, amongst other things. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but always forget about. Hopefully writing about it on here will make me more responsible… Click here to visit the site.
So there you have it. Of course these picks reflect some of my personal biases and interests – but having hung around the Personality Hacker community for a while now – and being personal growth focused – I’m pretty sure you will find at least one thing from the above list to be interesting.
Also – leave a comment or your thoughts below. Love to hear what you think.
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