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How's your week been?
I had a sitting on the floor, listening to lots of Cardinals baseball, learning lots about my newish role at work, perfect long run this morning with overcast skies (although a bit windy-oh yeah and i got splashed by a wave, quite wet for the last mile), eating delicious farmers market fresh tomatoes!, lunch time walks, trying a new to me juice joint, recovering my forgotten credit card, and some soul searching type week.  

Today I'm switching this up to share some articles that caught my eye in the past week:

*Confused about what's going on in Syria?  Here are some excellent articles to break it down:
-9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask-Washington Post
-Two Minds on Syria - The New Yorker
-Of course Jon Stewart gave an excellent break-down, as well.  
Think about it.

*Along side that:
-The Outsiders:  How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It? - The Atlantic
You may or may not agree, but it's an interesting read nonetheless. 

*On a lighter note... it's national yoga month, yo.
-Yoga is so evolving.  I love it.  It's something I can work and work and work at and then finally it will click.  One of my friends went to class with me last Friday & out of everything was apparently super impressed with my headstand.  As soon as she told me that I said, "Do you know how many times I crashed to the ground trying?"  Sooo many times.  Finally it clicked.  But I worked hard!
-If We're Judging The Teacher, Are We Practicing Yoga? - Zen Yoga Garage  I know I've been guilty of this so I love the article even more as it gives me something to think about.
-I follow fitqueenirene on instagram and I love her inspiration.  One day this week she said:  Do not focus on what you do not have, instead remember that the things you have now are what you once longed for.
-I found her because my instructor showed me this video in class after my backbend.  I said, "I want to look like that."  She said, "You pretty much do.  You just have to keep your chest out.

*Chicago Beer is strong right now!

*This Make Way For People campaign sounds pretty rad.

*Adorable and hilarious letter from a mother to her daughter - originally on The Times

*One of my friends from Mexico posted this video.  Oh how I love mariachi bands and the guy singing on the far right with the sweater vest (not in costume) is the Padre who treated us so well!  (Hopefully you can see it...)

*And to round it up... this blog post about OK Cupid is pretty hilarious.


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Is the Tide commercial making anyone else cry during the Olympics?

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When a friend recommends a happy hour place, you go.  So Thursday morning a friend told me about Mangia Italiano.  Thursday happy hour Mike & I were there.


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