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5 Shocking Stats About Violence Against Women in the Developing World
How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries
How Walking In Nature Changes the Brain
Books I’m reading:
Creating Room To Read by John Wood (founder of Room to Read)
You would enjoy this book if you’re interested in travel, the developing world, leadership, and running an organization.
Yoga For Life by Colleen Saidman Yee
You would enjoy this book if you like reading memoir type stories. Colleen shares both her childhood, journey as a model, and a trip to India that led her to eventually start practicing yoga. The book is full of both text and pictures and yoga poses.
Insight Out by Tina Seelig
You would enjoy this book if you would like to learn more about imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Tina is a highly respected Stanford professor and teaches classes in creativity and entrepreneurship. One of my favorite aspects of the book is that each chapter ends with tangible projects for the reader to try.
To give you a peek into the book, here is one of the projects from Chapter 1.
Project 1: Write a letter to yourself describing what you hope to achieve in the future. Select the time frame that makes the most sense to you, and be as specific as you like. The goal of this exercise is to get you into the mindset of thinking about charting a path toward your objectives.
Yoga With Adrienne
Whether you are completely new to yoga or have practiced for years, I love Adrienne’s videos because they are fun, simple to follow, and are usually less than 30 minutes, plus they are free and she has a really wide variety of past videos to choose from.
I try to do one of her videos 4-5 days a week. I don’t do this perfectly and some weeks I do it 7 days a weeks and other weeks it’s a struggle to do 1 or 2 a week but whether it’s hard or easy I always end each video so glad that I took the time to do it.
As a side note, when I first started doing yoga it was such a struggle for me that I would actually do half a video each day. Doing half a video was completely doable for me and it made me feel a lot better about myself than not doing it at all.
Wherever you are, it’s better to just start and do 5 minutes than to not try at all.
Upcoming Projects: I have heard so many good reviews and comments about the Five Minute Journal so I finally want to try it for myself. I’m planning to buy it soon and hopefully will do a full review on it after I’ve tried it out for a few weeks. If you’ve already tried it, let me know what you think!
What were some of your blog favorites from this past week?