Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week
We have been doing Fridays @ Five for a little over a year now. You know the format. The kinds of things we like to share. Have you ever wanted to share something on Fridays @ Five? Here’s your chance!
Send us your favorite resources with a short blurb explaining why you like them. We will select the resources that seem most in line with our mission and message, and we will credit you if you want. Send your F@F ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and put Fridays @ Five in the Subject Line. Include whatever personal information you want to share (name, type, country of residence).
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, quotes, 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.
Antonia shared this short video on her timeline last week. She’s a huge fan of Mr. Rogers. I remember watching him as a child, but I never realized what a force for good he was until I looked at him through Antonia’s eyes. Her thoughts:
“Whenever I get really lost in tragedy and don’t know how to resurface, Mr. Rogers provides a great lifeline.”
The helpers in Las Vegas: https://www.nytimes.com/…/10/02/us/donate-blood-las-vegas.h…
Ways to be a helper for Puerto Rico: http://www.pbs.org/…/can-help-hurricane-victims-puerto-rico/
I’m a huge fan of Russell Brand. I love his irreverent way of presenting startling truths. I usually find myself laughing as I pause and rewind whatever he has said so I can absorb the truthfulness of his words. Very few people experience the dark night of the soul he did. I think most of us feel the need to protect ourselves from such lows. But it is the lows that teach us the greatest lessons. Russell Brand touched bottom and emerged a changed human being who sees the need to share his awareness with others. This is only a short sound bite, but Brand has just released a new book which contains greater insights into his viewpoints on the reasons behind modern-day addiction: Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions.
Our community manager, Holly (ENFJ), shared this article with me on how Gen-X women are experiencing mid-life crises. Included in the article is the image you see to the left. It’s called the U-Bend, and it measures the well-being scale from birth to death. The lowest point is around 50 years of age, then it starts going back up, and the end of life should be as frolicsome as the start of life. I just turned 45 years old this past month, and while life just keeps getting better and I see every year as a new adventure, I must admit to feeling a bit stir crazy – as if I haven’t quite figured out what I am here to do. I’m only marginally bothered by it though. I assume clarity will come. Until then, my husband has to endure my endless fantasies of being homeless and traveling.
This is an interesting Ted Talk by J.P. Sears on embracing who we truly are instead of hiding behind a facade of normalcy. In one compelling point he discusses our tendency to reject ourselves: “If I reject me, nobody else can. If I never bring the real me to the table, no one can reject me because I already have. I’ll kill myself, so I don’t die. Nobody else can kill me if I die first.” His final commandment, the one he wants us all to implement, was Thou Shall Amuse Yourself. If we focus on that simple rule, we will uncover our inner weirdness and feel uninhibited to express it in whatever way feels right to us.
5. QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Big, undreamed-of things.” –Kurt Vonnegut, author of American classic Slaughterhouse Five
So there you have it.
Do you have something you would like to add to the conversation? Please leave a comment or your thoughts below. We’d love to hear what you think.
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