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Music Monday: Woman Power

For those of us who do this for our life’s work, it is motivating for me to digest and pass this on. Thank you, MYFUNSHINE.

My Funshine

Women are badass. We just are.

I absolutely love when women express themselves – in writing, art, speech… and music. Below, find some of my favorite woman power songs. You rock, girls.

(This list is longer than usual because, you know. There are so many incredible power songs out there!)

  1. Sara Bareilles – Fairytale

    You guys canNOT be surprised that I started this list with a song by Sara. To be honest, I was tempted to embed a playlist of every single song by this rock star, but I did narrow it down to one song.

    We all know that, in many fairy tales, the damsel in distress waits for her knight in shining armor to come save her. Well, what if the damsel in distress doesn’t need a man at all? What if she is really just over the knight in shining armor?

    Sara envisions this world, and shares…

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Stress vrs Time Management: “OVERWHELMED” by BrigidSchulte

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This holiday, I was gifted a great book about time management and  perception and the brain and society…and what  a relief it is  to read and absorb….(#SingerSongwriter   #parenting  #teaching  #networking  #Coaching ). Very helpful breakdown of the time WE THINK we’re spending vrs the time WE ARE spending. All about perception.




Brokenness, Expression, and Healing

…..grateful for bloggers who choose to support creatives.

The Mixed Bag

“The worse childhood you have, the better artist you become.”

The renowned visual artist, Marina Abramovic, made this statement during an interview for CBS Sunday Morning some time ago. It made an immediate mark on me and rang painfully true. I don’t know much about the details of her childhood, but based on this statement and the little bit I do know, it doesn’t seem to have been a very good one. For her, the pain of her childhood is the fuel for her art.

I think she is onto something very important with the above statement. For me, the most compelling music is that which seems to be borne out of pain, struggle, or discontent. When I was younger, I was all about angry and/or rebellious music. It’s what drew me to Rage Against the Machine, Project 86 , and U2. During the past several years…

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Adolph Green: The boy from the Bronx makes good

A great read and follow up to my recent post about Bernstein’s ON THE TOWN.

MCNY Blog: New York Stories

Some things Bob Golby. [Adolph Green performing in A Party with Comden & Green.] 1959. Museum of the City of New York. F2013.41.5440. Last Tuesday, December 2, 2014, marked the 100th birthday of Adolph Green, writer and lyricist. With his creative partner Betty Comden, Green composed lyrics for over 200 songs, wrote ten Broadway musicals, and penned nine screenplays including Singin’ in the Rain and big screen adaptations of Broadway hits On the Town and Bells Are Ringing.  Whether you saw NBC’s broadcast of Peter Pan Live! last week, or watched the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, or are a fan of the television show Glee, you’ve enjoyed the lyrical stylings of Adolph Green.

Sheet music for "New York, New York" from On the Town, 1944. Museum of the City of New York, 70.22.141B. Sheet music for “New York, New York” from On the Town, 1944. Museum of the City of New York, 70.22.141B.

Born in the Bronx (“New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is…

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Crucial Blogs For Creatives

Creatives, especially females, are in the fight of their lives. Overcoming self-doubt, among other destructive tendencies, must become a way of life. The creative, musical, and emotional workout each day is to establish healthy patterns where older, weaker overly self-critical habits usually dominate. Reaching out for motivation and inspiration is facilitated by well-versed bloggers placing usable tools within our reach.

-James Altucher on the courage to be an independent thinker:

-Brian Thompson’s Inspiring Quote of the Day plus web picks for productive DIY marketing

-Daniel Linder on establishing real inter-personal boundaries in order to spend energy wisely.