Music – 12 Songs That Inspire

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One of the things I wrote about in my book RealThings was the importance of music. Music is effective because it taps into your emotions and can stir up optimism or energize you. It can be inspiring. Inspiration is a driving force and can help compel you to take action.   So I decided to share a list of music that …

Are you paddling someone else’s canoe?

I love a good story. We don’t hear enough stories about the “good things” happening and “what things” are working. Hearing voices from other perspectives is more effective, more balanced. Let’s make a positive difference in someone’s life. My goal is to create awareness of the RealThings platform and engage other people to help provide content for the site.  We are looking …

Everything Will Be Okay

This is a re-post from Brigitte Cutshall’s blog. We think it’s a Real Thing. Many of us worry about things we have no control over. To calm our fears, we ask and receive advice from others such as: Everything is going to be okay. I promise. Don’t freak out. I wouldn’t lie to you. Trust me. I’m just trying to …

Beautiful Life

Lyrics to a beautiful song written by Nick Fradiani.  Follow your dreams like Nick. These days, well they’re lookin’ up We got so much to say We got someone to love We got good friends They’re so good to us And haters can hate And fakers can front And so we try to live Like it’s all we’ve got ‘Cause …

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Love this statement “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” which can be credited to The Liberators: Born Free. This organization promotes human interaction among strangers. According to the group’s website, their motto is “We harness the power of human connection, video production and forward thinking dance music to inspire crowds to share acts of freedom, love and …

Making a Difference

One of the “things” I mention in the book Real Things is the importance of volunteering and giving back in some way – making a difference. A friend of mine – Mark Tibbetts – shared on Facebook that he recently was re-acquainted with his BIG BROTHER from the “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint.” Mark stated it was a spectacular …

The Rainbow Bridge

I read a beautiful post today on the “Great Pyrenees are the best dogs…ever” site.  The owner, Darlene Hannan, gave me permission share her story. I am a Pyr owner too and they are the best dogs. Hi, I’m Nemo. I went to visit the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. WOW, what a place. Animals everywhere! Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, chickens, horses, …