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Broken Ones – Monday Motivation

The Voice’s Jacquie Lee really was a “home space” for me this week as I recuperate from a rough stumble.

She performed on the Voice and the song was a lovely salve (I am behind the airing times since I watch on hulu as time allows).

Still…  such a great song – amazing message.

We wear a smile to hide that we’ve been hurt before
Keep our disasters in a suitcase by the door.
Y’know we’re only human …

Hiding our hurt and pain is like hiding our humanity really — denying that, lie everyone else in the world, we too have been beat up a bit.

A Motivation Monday that feels like a Philharmonic Friday — Let’s mix it up

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Veni Vidi Vici – Monday Motivation #44

Veni Vidi Vici

My son and I are reading a book and the chapter that we will begin tomorrow is titled “Vini Vidi Vici.”  It’s Latin for

I came. I saw. I conquered.

I love that phrase because it feels so powerful, even in its simplicity. To arrive at a place, survey it, and then to overcome it, defeat it … trounce it, as it were.

I want to read that chapter.  When I read those words, I picture myself in standing ovation.  “Bravo!” I say, smiling, “Bravo and good show!”

As I consider why it is so powerful a phrase, it brings to mind
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CARE Wash – Monday Motivation #43

A Car Wash

A mist of cool relief wafts across my legs as soap bubbles rise slowly and pause suspended for milliseconds before popping in the shade of the artificial canal.Care Wash

Foam and filth create a frothy rivulet flowing under the chassis and then down a grated opening only slightly smaller than a manhole.

My vehicle chugs forward hydraulically propelled along a track that’s only visible in glimpses stolen when Read More…

Esalen Transplants – Monday Motivation #42

I’ve not done Monday Motivation since October 2013; this month has been such an inspiring one that I had to return to it.

Isn’t she pretty?

"Isn't she pretty?"

“Isn’t she pretty?”

I planted a strawberry plant last week.

I don’t have a green thumb at all and lord knows desert dirt, even after being heavily supplemented with compost, is a pitiful excuse for potting soil. So I was shocked to see that my strawberry is already blooming.

Isn’t she pretty?

Strawberry is me … metaphorically

It touched me to see the strawberry this morning because it’s the perfect metaphor for my own life at this very moment.

You see, I went to Esalen Institute a couple weeks ago for a one-week escape with my girls.  The three of us piled ourselves and Read More…

When You Sexualize Men And Women Equally, It’s Amazing How Much Fun You Can Have

How completely empowering acceptance is! I love that this sing accepts and sexualizes all genders and sexuality.  Beautiful message and a catchy song you’ll be singing well into the night

http://www.upworthy.com/when-you-sexualize-men-and-women-equally-its-amazing-how-much-fun-you-can-have?c=ufb1

11 Body Image Heroes Of 2013

“I am a big girl. A voluptuous, curvy, dress-wearing lesbian. I love my body; it’s the only one I’ll ever have.”

The above statement from “Same Love” singer Mary Lambert shouldn’t sound so extraordinarily brave — but it is. Despite the fact that the media floods us with images of supposed “female perfection” on a daily basis, and things sometimes seem like they’re not getting better at all, an increasing number of people have spoken out during 2013 about how we treat women’s bodies — and why standard beauty ideals are failing us.

We want to recognize the people who weren’t afraid to use their voices to bring attention Read More…

Philharmonic Friday: Beautiful (Group 1 Crew)

This song is so so easy to sing along with and the message is such a good one. You are an amazing powerful person: unique, Read More…

Philharmonic Friday: Bruises

Two friends catching up after ten years.  They’re both a little banged up by life.  Their attitude is amazing. This song is amazing. We’ve all been hurt sometimes, beat up by life sometimes.  It’s part of the human experience.

So I chose this song for it’s amazing message – then I looked for the perfect video for this week… and I found Michelle Carder.  Read More…

Philharmonic Friday: Jessie J

This version of this song speaks to the part of me that wants to be unafraid to walk into the world and be vulnerable & authentic.

It’s OK not to be OK … Read More…

Self-talk Equals Self-esteem: Podcast #3

Today started with a quick pop over to Amazon to see if there were any new reviews.

There was one.

My day didn’t start well.

And my inner Negative Nelly took the wheel and starting driving me toward a pitiful self-doubt day. Read More…

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