7 Quick Takes – Vol. 51: Down Syndrome, Hippies, and Meditation

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Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

You can read my post about it here, and here is my article about my brother Robert that I wrote last year.

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Life is pretty awesome right now. I got back from my spring break mission trip last weekend and this week we’ve had lovely weather. My second christian moral life exam went fabulously. My laundry is done (now I just have to fold it . . .). I’ve been trying hard to stay on top of things and have cut back my computer usage rather a lot. It’s been glorious 🙂 Yoga started this week (it’s a quarter class, not semester) which has been fun. My balance is not the best, but it’s been neat to discover that I’m much stronger than I have been in the past. Time will tell how my opinion on yoga will pan out, but for now it feels like less intense pilates.

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I never get tired of this video. Well, the song, not the video. The video is pretty weird.

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This meditation based on Mother Teresa’s writing is super beautiful: “When you give Me your sins, you give Me the joy of being your Savior” Read it!

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I’m back on the hippie bandwagon with the baking soda/apple cider vinegar shampoo/conditioner thing (total cost of probably a year’s supply? $1.52), homemade bodywash, and my detergent. I’m planning to try a weird sounding hair gel alternative soon. Any suggestions for what to try next? I’ve seen things for toothpaste and deodorant, but those seem a little more . . . interesting 😉

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Want to be really nice? A family friend is helping me raise money to cover lost funds from taking an unpaid pro-life internship this summer! Go here to support me and share the link with your friends. Your support is much appreciated, and I’ll be updating you with stories here all throughout the summer!

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Aaaaand now a random awesome video . . .

Have a lovely week! For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

3 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes – Vol. 51: Down Syndrome, Hippies, and Meditation

  1. Oooh, good luck with the deodorant adventure! A friend tried a BUNCH of recipes and shared them here – after reading her attempts and trying Tom’s of Maine, I stick {ha, no pun intended!} with Arm & Hammer’s Natural deodorant…smells great, no aluminum, and it’s a reasonable price.
    What recipe do you use for body wash?


    1. Oooo, interesting. Yeah, I’m not sure how I feel about making deodorant and read some differing views…for body wash I grate bar soap (I’ve used the Olay bar with a coconut on the front, can’t remember the name) and dissolve it in water to form liquid. It would be fun to experiment though!


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