5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

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I want to mix it up a bit for the five things I share on Friday. Today’s edition…

Five Things I’m Loving Right Now

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1 – Travelers

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My husband is the king of finding shows to watch and telling me nothing about them before we watch them. Hold up. I LOVE THIS! I don’t like to see too many movie trailers or always know what shows are about befordhand. Rob found this Netflix original series when he was just browsing through different shows. Let’s just say – it’s not what you think. I probably wouldn’t have watched it if someone described it to me. So I won’t describe it to you. What I will say: I loved the first episode and was unsure how much more they could do beyond the second. But now we are hooked and have almost finished the season!

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2 – Yoga with Adriene

I’ve mentioned this YouTube channel in a previous post because it helped get me back into yoga. Adriene also hosts a blog by the same name. However, searching for one of Adriene’s videos on YouTube has been more my style. And while I’m currently working my way through her brand new 31-Day Yoga Revolution, I would highly recommend starting with her 30 Days of Yoga series first. I didn’t do them all consecutively, but it did get me into yoga again. Some of the videos are short, so there is a bit less of a time commitment than the Revolution. Alternatively, you can do a search for specific videos – yoga for complete beginners, yoga for lower back pain, yoga when you have a cold. You need it? She pretty much has it!

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3 – Insight Timer

I don’t love the name for this meditation app, but I do love using it! There are over 3,000 free guided meditations from which to choose. There is also a timer if you would like to do one on your own, perhaps with particular sounds. I mostly use the app to help me fall asleep. One of my favorites is Yoga Nidra for Sleep. {The instructor even encourages this meditation if you are on a plane. I never thought of that.} However, I did use a healing meditation once when I had a very uncomfortable stomach ache. There are also reviews of each meditation to help you decide if that particular guided meditation will be right for you.

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4 – TimeTree

Believe it or not, before now, Rob and I had a hard time keeping track of each other’s calendars. I tried using google; but I couldn’t get him to use it with me. I tried sharing my Yahoo calendar and that was too much trouble, too. For all of 2016, we each kept an Excel spreadsheet calendar on our desktops and sent it back and forth to each other whenever we made changes. Seriously. Sometimes, I had to tell people on the weekends that I’d have to check my calendar at work. I kept talking about finding an app that we could use, but wasn’t sure which one would work well for us. Instead, Rob took that action item and found the TimeTree app that has made our worlds so much easier! It’s a calendar that we can both add to and delete from and even color-code. It has been one best upgrades we’ve ever made. And yes, you can now welcome us to the 21st century.

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5 – Books as Movies

Most of the time, if someone reads a book and then goes to see the movie adaptation, the response is, “The book was better.” I am one to agree. {Except for the movie A Time to Kill. I preferred the movie to the book.} But lately, I think many of the screenplays adapted from books have been really well done. One example is A Man Called Ove. Please read the book or watch the movie!

I really enjoyed reading The Hunger Games series. The movies’ sci-fi aspect overshadows the heart of the books a bit in my opinion; but I still appreciated them. Currently, I’m looking forward to seeing A Dog’s Purpose, coming out this month! It is one of my favorite books of all time, from the point of view of a dog. So I’m curious how the movie will be done. Which reminds me, Girl on a Train is out now. I didn’t love the book, but thought it was good. Has anyone seen the movie yet?

Name one thing you are loving right now!

Cheers~
Carrie

 

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