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Episode 254 - Julia Soplop, Author, Photographer, and Home Educator

The Luminous Mind Podcast | A show about you becoming your best self through unconventional thinking

Release Date: 06/16/2020

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This is a fun and enlightening conversation with Julia Soplop, author of the new book, "Equus Rising: How the Horse Shaped U.S. History." We learn all kinds of interesting new information about horses as well as the influence in American History. We also gain an understanding of how Julia created this book through homeschooling experiences with her family as well as the creation of homeschooling curriculum in photograph. 

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