Your Weekly Dose of #5ThoughtsFriday: A description of what we think is important at BIAMD
 Edit ion
#5ThoughtsFriday is Powered By :
presented by
Scarecrow Classic
5k and 1 Mile Walk

Sunday, October 13th, 2019
From 9:00pm - Noon

UMBC -Catonsville Campus
1000 Hilltop Circle
Catonsville, MD US 21250  

and by

Sunday, September 8th, 2019
From 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2500 Grays Road
Dundalk, MD 21222
Early-Bird Pricing: (Until August 25, 2019)
Individuals - $65
Table of 8 - $400
Here are the 5 things we thought were
worth sharing with you this week:
Brown was angry the NFL was prohibiting him from wearing his helmet of choice, a 12-year-old Schutt Air Advantage model which is no longer being made and
is no longer certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment.
After threatening to retire if he didn’t get his way, Antonio Brown demurely accepted the news he’d lost his grievance with the NFL about wearing his old helmet and confirmed Monday he would be playing for the Oakland Raiders this season.

“While I disagree with the arbitrator’s decision, I’m working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’m excited about this season appreciate all the concerns about my feet!”

As detailed over the weekend, Brown was angry the NFL was prohibiting him from wearing his helmet of choice, a 12-year-old Schutt Air Advantage model which is no longer being made and is no longer certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment.

Even though the Raiders had sent him many new helmets to try, Brown had continued to hold firm, saying the new versions impacted his vision. He said last week he’d be willing to retire if the league did not relent.

CLICK HERE to see more on this developing story.
Photo by  Michael Discenza  on  Unsplash
Scientists have a totally new understanding of thirst
Alcohol begins affecting a person's brain as soon as it enters the bloodstream. In a healthy person, the liver quickly filters alcohol, helping the body get rid of the drug. However, when a person drinks to excess, the liver cannot filter the alcohol fast enough, and this triggers immediate changes in the brain.

Over time, excessive alcohol consumption can damage both the brain and liver, causing lasting damage.

Excessive alcohol consumption can have long-lasting effects on neurotransmitters in the brain, decreasing their effectiveness or even mimicking them. Alcohol also destroys brain cells and contracts brain tissue. Some people with a history of excessive alcohol use  develop nutritional deficiencies  that further damage brain function.

The precise symptoms of alcohol-related brain damage depend on a person's overall health, how much they drink, and how well their liver functions, among other factors.

CLICK HERE to check out more other kind of brain injury.
Photo by  Wes Hicks  on  Unsplash
There you sit again: browser open in front of you, the hum of your office in the background, your to-do list sprawled out on your notepad.
And… you don’t feel like doing anything.

Faced with this lack of motivation, you start to experiment:
You try working offline. You try the pomodoro method. You take that a walk around the block, as suggested by everyone. No major improvements. You’re not being as productive as you should, and you need to fix that… fast.

So you put on your headphones, pull up your favorite pop song or ambient rain mix and listen. Instantly, you can focus on those boring tasks on your to-do list (looking at you, email).
And now you got one of them done. Then another. Now you’re bobbing your head and in the zone.

CLICK HERE and crank up the ambient music in your earbuds.
What We are Reading We Think
You Might FInd Interesting
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?

They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.

We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.

CLICK HERE to find out more.
5) Quote We Are Contemplating...

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” 

Lifeline 100 Classic

ALL proceeds go to Anne Arundel county non-profits including The Crisis Response System, Recreation Deeds for Special Needs, and BikeAAA.

Rides for Every Age and Ability!
Lifeline100 is pleased to be an inclusive event offering scenic 65 and 100 mile county tours with water views and historic sites, 15 and 30 mile flat, paved trail rides; and a free bike rodeo for children!  We welcome riders with special needs and bikes of all kinds!

Registration Fees
  • Century Ride – Individual Registration: $50.00 (regular $50, walk-in $60)
  • 60 mile Ride – Individual Registration: $40.00  (regular $40, walk-in $50)
  • 30 mile Ride – Individual Registration: $30.00   (regular $30, walk-in $35)
  • 15 mile Ride – Individual Registration: $25.00  (regular $25, walk-in $30)
Have you ever clicked on the beautiful pictures posted at the end of every #5ThoughtsFridays? Try it. You might learn something fun!
Photo by  David Bruyndonckx  on  Unsplash
Stay Safe.
Did you enjoy #5ThoughtsFriday? If so, please forward this email to a friend! 
Got a story we need to follow or share? Send it to .  

  Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend.