It’s Friday again and look at that spectacular Friday5 pic my mastermind buddy created for us!  Loves me some Urban Gypz Creative Mojo.  So let’s just assume that she will always be at the top of our Friday5 list.

The idea here is to share five things each Friday that you’ll enjoy if you’re intention is to optimize your wellness, regain your health and eliminate the hassle of getting old.  Ready?  Here goes this week’s Friday5.

 1.  Something for your BODY.

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I love this app, Seven!  A seven-minute, high intensity interval workout that uses nothing but body weight and (supposedly) gets it done in seven minutes, though it takes me about 20 after I’ve run through it twice.  It’s also an ass-kicker.

I’ve basically fallen out of love with the gym and head-over-heels with efficiency.  Seven is a great place to start with body-weight workouts that you can do almost anywhere.

No need to overdo these things, though.  More is not better.  A couple of times a week should suffice as a great way to turn up your metabolism, build some muscle and help your body burn more fat.

2.  Something for your MIND.


Did you know you could actually grow new brain cells?  Me, neither!  Mind.  Blown.  (And then resurrected.)

Scientists have thought for years that you got what you got in the brain cell department and if you killed a lot while you were in college, well, they hated that for us.

Turns out, some new information has come to light, man.  And even if you went to every keg party on campus for the 5 years it took to finish your Art History degree (no names need be mentioned), there is still hope for you.

I first heard about this on Bulletproof Radio when the host interviewed Brant Cortright, author of The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life.  The book covers all the bases, from diet to spiritual practices, that can help you birth, nurture and grow new brain cells.

Because what good is a body that lasts 100 years if your brain wears out in 70?


3.  Something to NOURISH you.

10 day reset

I recently did the LifeMatters 10 day reset.  It was 10 days of nutritional bliss that left me feeling lighter, happier, nourished and, well, like I’d grown some new brain cells.

I became a raving fan and now, full disclosure, I’m an independent distributor because I noticed a difference in how I felt.  Because I believe that supplements are an absolute necessity for complete nutrition.  And I believe that what looks like a splurge on nutrition, whether it’s a “splurge” on grass fed beef or a “splurge” on supplements, is actually an investment with HUGE returns.

Click here to find out more about LifeMatters and to embark on your own 10 day reset, or click here if you’d like to talk to me personally for more information.

4.  Something for your CREATIVITY.

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If you love to take luscious photos and tell beautiful stories, then Steller may be the next social media platform for you.

I discovered Steller recently while listening to an episode of the new She Explores podcast.

It’s a platform where you can share photos and videos and text, and the beauty is that you can collect and share a body of work all in one place in a way that’s not really possible on other social media platforms.

I haven’t posted anything of my own, yet (because, honestly, I’m a bit intimidated by the quality of the photos that people are sharing).  But I go there regularly (artist’s date!) to get inspired and revel in the beauty of the world.

I’m working up to it, though, so stay tuned.  I think I just need a good road trip to get the shutter snapping.

5.  Something for when the internet is too much.

h is for hawk

H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald is an utterly sublime read about a woman who trains a goshawk for hunting while dealing with the sudden death of her father.  It’s one of the most elegantly written books I’ve ever read and I can’t wait to read it again.  And I don’t re-read books as a rule.

If you love language and words and poetry disguised as prose and if you are fascinated by birds, run to the library and get this book.  Or if you want it tomorrow, click on the link and Amazon will be happy to provide.


Hope you have a spectacular weekend and that you spend it in health and happiness and creative bliss.


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