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After writing my post "The Positive Power of Music" the other day, I received some requests for a soundtrack to accompany the post. Since I wasn't quite sure where to begin, I took a look back to an interview I did with The Sassy Minx a few months ago (click the link to read the interview). In the interview, the sassy Miss Lisa asked, "What tunes would be on a PP soundtrack?" I remember receiving this question and being overjoyed. I love soundtracks so the thought of creating my own was amazing. But then I was surprisingly stumped when I... Read more

"Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path." Henry Winkler Do you love the path your life is headed down? Yeah, I know, that's kind of a big question to just throw at you, right? But, if you think about it, we're all on so me sort of path. Some of us are doing what we can to control and guide our paths. Some of us are just riding life out, going with the flow and seeing where... Read more

"Without music, life would be a mistake." Friedrich Nietzsche I love music and, for that reason, I couldn't agree with Nietzsche's quote more. (I was thrilled, in fact, when I stumbled across it!) If my life was void of music, I don't think it would a life worth living. Dramatic? Yes. Untrue? No. I really do believe that music has a profound effect on my existence. Music transforms my mood, my personality, my life in many ways. For me, what drives my love of music, what really moves me most, are the lyrics. Just hearing one great line can transform... Read more

The other day, as I was enjoying one of my summer moments by the pool, I cracked open the latest issue of Psychologies magazine to read an interview with Robin Wright Penn (oddly enough I'd just watched The Princess Bride on TV which was her first starring role!). I was overjoyed when I turned to the page where the interview was and read the title "Happiness Doesn't Just Happen." Wow. That sounds like something that could be the story of my life in four words! Happiness doesn't just happen -- at least not for most people. Happiness is something you... Read more

"You can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones." Dale Earnhardt When bad things happen, it's easy to forget the good things, isn't it? For me, sometimes I feel like I focus on whatever that one bad thing is and forget to put everything in perspective. For example, lately I've had a bad online experience. For the first time since I've started my blog, I've been contacted in ways that are unpleasant. Immediately I've panicked, thinking to myself, "Maybe I should stop writing. Maybe I should just get rid of the blog." My heart pounding with the... Read more