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Welcome to our 14. Day of the Natural Highs Academy!



I hope you had a good time over the weekend.

I am noticing that these times make many moments more poignant.

I feel I treasure moments more, simple things like sunshine or friends or poems.

I am curious what other people treasure these days.

I want to share a poem with you that moved me recently.

And made me want to pay even more attention - to life, to moments of connection, ....

And I want YOU to share your inspiration with all of us.

These daily email care packets are now going to over 1,000 people in over 6 countries.

Please share your poem, your song, your art, your existential question, your quote, .... your inspiration these days.

Here is mine:


If You Want a True Friend by Mark Nepo Just open your hands and say, “I don’t know.” Say it softly and wait, so your other can see that you mean it. Give them a chance to drop what they think is secret. Let them come up with a cup of what matters from the spring they show no one. Let them sigh and admit that they don’t know either. Then you can begin with nothing in the way. Go on. Admit to the throb you carry in your heart. And let the journey begin. Excerpted from The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting by Mark Nepo


I invite you to walk through your day and see what you notice:

What seems important?

What seems beautiful?

What moves you?

What touches you?

What inspires you?



TODAY'S ACTIVITIES: - Walk through your day and notice what catches your attention

- Feel free to use any of the questions above as art prompts or journal prompts or as questions that accompany you through your day.

- What if you could send an inspiration out into the world to others, what would you send?

- Please share your inspiration with us at avani@naropa.edu


Also, feel free to check out the Natural Highs Google CALENDAR with daily Natural Highs activities for TEENS: 

Teen Calendar of Online Events

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=83gi6m9jfn9j2noao4gac5adlk%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FDenver If you have joined the Natural Highs Academy after March 30, you can find all the previous exercises and worksheets that you might have missed on:  & Materials

Feel free to share any of these resources with anyone - teen or adult - who you think might benefit from daily inspiration and structure during these times. I so look forward to have you be part of the Natural High https://www.naturalhighs.org/post/welcome-to-the-natural-highs-academy Want more Natural Highs Resources? Now, everything in the Natural Highs Store is available for FREE with the Coupon: "coronarelief": Community. We can support each other to make the best of these times Stay strong & inspired ❤️ Avani





















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