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Day 4: Andy Irons: Kissed By God

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I wanted to share with you the trailer & my comments on the documentary "Andy Irons: Kissed By God" by Teton Gravity Research.

SPOILER ALERT: If you plan to see this documentary, then do not continue reading this post as I do provide an overview but also a few details which some might feel would take away from learning about Andy through the documentary.

I had no idea who Andy Irons was. I live in the Midwest, so I'm not familiar with the surfing scene and its history. Actually, I also just learned about Kelly Slater about a month ago when he was on Star Talk. I'll make a post on that episode tomorrow! :-)

The documentary on Andy Irons is WONDERFUL! Very sad, but still wonderful! I felt it really provided a clear understanding of his whole life, the times where he experienced immense joy & happiness and the the times he struggled and found it extremely difficult.

Andy's wife Lyndie wanted to protect him, but she ultimately realized he …

Day 3: What's My Water (WMW) #1: Family Pool 1

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Well today Alberto made its way up to Lake Michigan area, so I stayed home. Little did I know my area would seem to always fall in the clear strips as it whipped around this area. Didn't get much rain. HA!

I thought I would share with you my water from some earlier years. Yesterday, I went searching through all my pictures for those that had water in them. I have a nice stash, but I'm still looking for a few earlier than these two though.

These pictures are at my maternal grandparents house in Chicago. The woman in the chair rented the place upstairs with her mom and we just loved her. I remember she had a big Peanuts figurine display on her coffee table. :-) I'm the one in the blue & red bikini climbing in the pool and those are my 3 siblings. Yep, I'm the oldest. It says 1973 on the back, but I'm thinking maybe the next year. First, my family was not great on documenting pictures, so they may have guessed later and second, my youngest broth…

Day 2: More Medicine

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Well this is my bird bath I refilled today. YEP! It's BLUE!!! :-) Had to give my flowers and tomato plants their medicine today! :-) Only problem was when I finished, the new hose attachment's on/off arm popped off and sprayed me all over! HA! I guess I needed to cool off too & needed a laugh! Medicine for my spirit! HA! Problem is, I just bought the water attachment and I could not find the screw that popped off, so looks like I'll have to go exchange it. A few hours later Mother Nature unexpectedly sprinkled them a bit as well. Not too much though. We are expecting rain tomorrow as Tropical Storm Alberto heads up this way. It does not seem that we will get any severe weather though. (UPDATE 2:05am Wed: Alberto is already here sprinkling!)

Later in the day I headed to one of our local pet stores to get my kitty some food and while I always go say "Hi" to the shelter kitties looking for new homes, today I was also drawn to the BLUE tanks also!…

Day 1 Part 2: Water is Medicine

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Well, this is the water I experienced today on Memorial Day visiting my family. We have had a stretch of unusually HOT weather for this time of the year. It was 102 yesterday & 99 today. The soaker hoses on a timer just was not enough, so I went to give the flowers & tomato plants some more water as they were in need of a 2nd round! :-) Water was truly their medicine today! I made sure the bird bath was also refreshed, as the birds no doubt would need some more water as well. We don't want them dehydrating in midair do we? Ha! The solar fountain is not doing too well...maybe it had too much sun as well! HA! I know, I know...Ha! It was a great feeling to help them out and provide them with nourishment. It nourished my soul to see them all perk up.

Day 1 Part 1: "Cool Change"

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Well, I started my Memorial Day heading up to see my family. As I was driving, I was thinking about starting the "100 Days of Blue" #100DaysofBlue today and talk about some very interesting energy...this song, "Cool Change" by Little River Band came on the radio! I'm going to be dating myself as I remember this song/band from when I was a teenager. HA!

I found myself listening more deeply to this song than I had in the past. I am also "born in the sign water" as I am a Pisces! :-) Now I would not say I was unromantic...HA!

Here are the lyrics:

If there's one thing in my life that's missing
It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water
It's kind of a special feeling

When you're out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon, like a lover
Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change

Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it's time for a cool change
We…

100 Days of Blue

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I have volunteered to be an Ambassador for "100 Days of Blue" #100Daysofblue . It starts on Memorial Day (May 28th) and continues through Labor Day (Sept 4th). During this time, what I will be doing is sharing my thoughts, experiences, resources and water with you to foster "Blue Mind" #BlueMind . 
Blue Mind is the idea that water fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health in your life. "Blue Mind" is the term/idea Dr. Wallace J. Nichols uses in his book "Blue Mind: the Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do"
Here is an explanation of Blue Mind by Dr. Nichols:
Blue Mind Movie Sizzle Reel from Working Pictures on Vimeo.