Fridays @ Five (September 22, 2017)

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 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, 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.



We are incredibly excited to announce our new upcoming program the “Enneagram Roadmap” with Beatrice Chestnut, author of The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge.

The Enneagram Roadmap is a 20+ session program with over 20 hours of content taught by Enneagram expert and psychoanalyst Beatrice Chestnut, PhD.:

“The Enneagram helped me understand an aspect of myself that I had been totally blind to. Some of the traits that we have are only negative when we’re blind to their existence. Thanks to the Enneagram, we can understand ourselves at a much deeper level because we understand our motivations and where they come from. A lot of our motivations are early survival strategies, which help us get along in the world. There’s a reason why we do what we do.”

Enrollment for the program opens October 2, 2017.

To immediately access some of the videos we recorded with Beatrice, subscribe to our Youtube channel.


Even though I was pretty little when the Satanic Panic was going on in the early 80’s, I totally remember all the urban legends around playing heavy metal (or even basic rock) records backward to hear hidden messages, Smurf dolls walking out of churches by themselves, and the evil that was D&D. This was a really interesting video revisiting the time period.

“For many people the easiest thing to blame is also the simplest…anything that seems alien and unwholesome to them. It‘s actually understandable when you put yourself in their position. Instead of having to look into the psychology and difficult questions surrounding the motivations of their children, or even inward at themselves, their parents chose a game of pretend as a scapegoat. The problems is…it means we’re ignoring the actual problems of mental illness, pressure from educational institutions and jobs and the difficulties of growing up alien and afraid.” –Antonia, ENTP


“Amazon took the unusual step on Thursday of announcing it wants a second home outside Seattle, starting what is sure to be a fierce bidding war to lure Amazon — and the thousands of high-paying jobs it will bring to town — using a combination of tax breaks and other sweeteners.”

Amazon HQ2 project is another example of Graves 5 (Spiral Dynamics Orange) directing, leading, and ultimately influencing Graves 4 (SD Blue) city/state governments to be responsive. Graves 5 leadership is on the rise. –Joel, ENFP


This article in Smithsonian magazine cites studies that indicate DNA can be modified by our environment during childhood. More than 500 children in the Philippines were observed during the study and it was discovered that certain childhood situations created “modifications in genes associated with inflammation, which affects how prone we are to suffer from certain illnesses. Specifically, these factors included socioeconomic status, the prolonged absence of a parent, the duration of breastfeeding, birth during the dry season, and exposure to microbes in infancy. This is one of the first and most complete investigations that show that epigenetic modifications created by the environment have lasting effects on human health.” Holly, ENFJ


I encountered this video on Facebook the other day. It came out about a year ago. It is a fascinating look at the macro and micro universe. Check it out! –Charis, INFJ

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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