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March 26, 2013

The Best Opening Lines of Songs

When I was a kid, my favorite part of getting a new cassette (yes, I'm that old) was opening up the case an revealing the good stuff: the lyrics. I would pull out the inlay and examine the words to each song. I guess even then I had a fascination with words. But songs are like poetry. And poetry is life. Mix great lyrics with a great melody and you have recipe for success! Here…
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March 19, 2013

10 Uplifting Songs To Brighten Your Mood

Sometimes a beautiful tune drifting through the air is exactly what you need to change your mood. Today was a rainy, dreary day and I found myself in a little bit of a funk. But music really does soothe the soul. As soon as I turned on the radio, I found myself singing along and smiling. Here are a few uplifting songs, for those days when you are feeling not-so-great. They are guaranteed to bring…
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March 12, 2013

21 Reasons to Meditate

I hope you will join me on the 21 Day Meditation Challenge by Deepak Chopra and Oprah. The last time I participated in the 21 Day challenge with Deepak Chopra, I can honestly say it changed my life. Why is meditation important? I used to think it was just something that silly yoga people did. But now I'm so glad I am a silly yoga person. Here are 21 reasons to meditate: 1. To find…
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March 10, 2013

Rock the Red Pump

Today is Rock the Red Pump day. Do you own a rocking pair of red heels? Wear them today in support of the thousands of women around the world who are infected with HIV or the AIDs Virus. What are the numbers anyway? Well right now more than 34 million people around the world are living with HIV/AIDS. 3.3 million of them are under the age of 15. Under the age of 15!! In our…
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March 9, 2013

Beautiful Poetry of Spring

Today we were walking in the park and I looked up to see a flock of birds encompassing the sky. I can feel the beauty of spring in the breeze. No wonder spring has been the ever-changing muse of so many a great writer. Here are just a few of my favorite spring poems by some of my favorite poets: There Will Come Soft Rains By Sara Teasdale There will come soft rains and the…
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March 7, 2013

Building My Backbone

I sit behind a computer for 8 hours a day. I bet you do too. Yesterday I stopped typing and cracked my back. When I stood up my shoulder cracked. As I moved to the break room my ankle cracked. What was this posture doing to my bones? Or was more than just the computer to blame? For the past few weeks I've been going through a rough time. Instead of expressing it, I've been…
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