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Barn Musing – Edition 4

Barn Musings

Welcome to Barn Musings. These weekly newsletters aim to provide you with timely, inspiring, and useful
reflections and findings from Meet Me At The Barn. I promise to keep the content brief and brilliant. The ultimate
goal is to create a community forum that is supportive, imaginative, and focused on possibility. Here we go!

                                                                                    Watch Screen Time with Diane Sawyer
Today, American adults spend the equivalent of 49 days a year on their phone and tablets. For six months, Sawyer and her team traveled across the country talking to families, teachers, doctors, and even tech insiders to pursue questions, answers, and solutions. From coast to coast, a question: People love the wonders of technology, but have they become too consumed with the little screens in their pockets?
I have added the YouTube links to Sawyer’s special below:

YouTube Part One
YouTube Part Two
YouTube Part Three
YouTube Part Four
YouTube Part Five

After sending out a call to families across America, Sawyer and the team

Barn Musings

Barn Musings

Welcome to Barn Musings. These weekly newsletters aim to provide you with timely, inspiring, and useful
reflections and findings from Meet Me At The Barn. I promise to keep the content brief and brilliant. The ultimate
goal is to create a community forum that is supportive, imaginative, and focused on possibility. Here we go!

Listen to Andy Hedges Cowboy Crossroads Podcast

Cowboy Crossroads is a refreshingly diplomatic attempt to connect today’s vibrant cowboy culture with a world only vaguely aware of its existence.  The Cowboy Crossroads episodes are about 30-minutes long featuring a special guest, usually a cowboy poet or singer-songwriter. What I love about Andy’s podcast is that he basically starts the conversation and lets the guests take it where they want. There is no agenda.

Cowboy Crossroads is a big, juicy slice of Americana.  I was listening to Andy’s guest, Joel Nelson not long ago and in a time span of about 20 seconds I laughed out loud, cried, and fell in love with this ole’ cowboy.  If you are looking for a change of pace this is it.  Authenticity at its finest.

Get your journal. Yes, right now.  Sit down and answer these two question:

What are you most proud of in your life?

I have read far too many articles lately that describe how unhappy people are with their lives.  Not only is this troubling to me, but it is also sad.  The

Barn Musings

Barn Musings

Welcome to Barn Musings. These weekly newsletters aim to provide you with timely, inspiring, and useful
reflections and findings from Meet Me At The Barn. I promise to keep the content brief and brilliant. The ultimate
goal is to create a community forum that is supportive, imaginative, and focused on possibility. Here we go!

Read Wishes Fulfilled by the late Wayne Dyer

“Part of me suspects I’m a loser,
and part of me thinks I’m God Almighty.”
— John Lennon

This is the opening quote in the book Wishes Fulfilled by the late Dr. Wayne Dyer. In the book, Dyer asks, “Are you
willing to internalize radical new ideas that require a shift in your concept of yourself?” He urges the reader to keep
in mind that all that now exists was once imagined and that what you want to exist for you in the future must now be
imagined. You are urged to take charge of your imagination. After all, anything placed in your imagination and held
there ultimately becomes your reality.

Dyer offers up the following rules for a Healthy Imagination:
Rule number one: Never place into your imagination any thought that you would not want to materialize.
Rule number two: Never allow your imagination to be contaminated by ideas about how your life used to
be. This is where your willingness to change your concept of yourself comes in.

Rule number three:  Your imagination is yours and yours alone. Never allow someone else’s ideas

Day 10 Create A Life You Love: When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

Here we are at one of our reading challenges.  If you have read this book, read it again.  If you have not read it. Get it. Read it. Take it all in.  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Galanithi is a wonderfully written true story about a young man who came from a long line of doctors in his family.  He never wanted to be a doctor.  He attended Stanford where he studied biology and literature.  He went on to study history and the philosophy of medicine at Cambridge.  And finally, he graduated from Yale with a degree in Neuro Surgery.  Alas, a doctor after all.  He spends many years telling patients that they are going to die from their medical malady; a conversation that was NEVER easy.

Becoming A Patient

After all those years of training, at the age of 36 Kalanithi was diagnosed with level IV metastatic lung cancer.  He tells of his transition from doctor to patient and what an odd and compromising position he assumed.  The book is layered with science and medicine and compassion and heartbreak; Kalanithi is a stunning writer.  When you put the book down after reading the last words, you will sit there for awhile and consider how you are living your own life.  When Breath Becomes Air is a must read.

https://youtu.be/6DCFPCveF1o Stay true and be you —

Annie Create a Life You Love

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