The June video. The blur is a little out of control but I only had time for one take! So you will all have to bear with the 1940’s “soft” look (compliments of my make up bag and cell phone having a bit of a clash!) ALSO, I say the book is “Think and Grow Rich” BUT in fact, the book is “The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles.”
The other day, some people were enjoying the pool outside my window. I love when people take the opportunity to enjoy life and few things make me smile like the sound of laughter. The challenge however, was that it was late on a school night and the kids and I had our usual early morning ahead.
I started to get anxious but then, I remembered my Youtube playlist “SLEEP.”
I had originally created this playlist for an insomniac friend, who is not computer savvy. I decided to put the list to the test myself. I set my laptop up in the kids room and within a few minutes, they were out cold!
If you’re not on Youtube often, you might be surprised at what’s available. You can create a playlist for just about anything from DJing a themed party to hypnotizing yourself. I love when online tools contribute to my offline life.
I know people who flip out at the mention of age. Turning 40 may be a milestone for some but it doesn’t have to suck! In the video featured below, I address what it’s like to be grouped into a certain category based on my age alone.
Actually, aging should be a great life experience. I saw an amazing film last year called Get Real! Wise Women Speak
Get Real! Wise Women Speak features extraordinary women, including Marianne Williamson, Nikki Giovanni, Jane Fonda, Della Reese, Susan L. Taylor, Jody Williams and others. The women eloquently speak about their journey to the “wise woman years” and the inner fire that propels them to use their wisdom and experience to change the world.
If I could be an influencer of women at all, I would hope to encourage the promotion of self love and acceptance and of the hope that is generated from acquired wisdom.
Live. Laugh and LOVE!
So the kids are off from school and what do LA families do for fun?
Make movies! They are now addicted to filmmaking. They’ve come up with ideas, location scouted and we’ve made a dozen more! Not a bad way to spend a few hours interacting with each other and technology. More importantly, it’s a way to share with my kids, some of the kinds of things I do for work. They know I work on the computer but making the movie, processing and sharing it, helps them see the steps I take. Yes my job is fun!
Do you share your work with your kids? Do you use technology to share your life or business with others. If so, how?
SOCIAL MEDIA TIP: This was made using two iPhone apps. Videolicious for the interviews and Action Movie for the car drop. Compression is lousy upon direct upload to youtube BUT it is much more realistic and fully hilarious on my phone.
A few years ago, when my daughter was about seven, we were cleaning the house and I decided to Youtube a classical playlist. Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven came on. Our conversation was as follows:
“Is this Beethoven?”
“We learned about him in school. He was deaf huh?”
“Yes. He was.”
“He could FEEL his music vibrations, huh?”
“Yes. He could.”
“Well…” she said with tears in her eyes. “I FEEL this.”
A song that inspires tears of joy? DIVINE. Oh how Beethoven knew this… He takes us on a journey of emotion in his three movements. If you sing in a choir (or the shower), or chant (or pray aloud) regularly, you will intuitively understand this, because you have experienced it first hand.
Sound is vibration.
Every organ, and every cell, absorbs and emits sound, and has an optimum vibration or “resonate frequency.” Emotions and mental states also have certain resonant frequencies. When exposed to a resonant frequency long enough, the body (and mind) will fall into sync; if you have ever had a song bring to tears or made you want to jump up and want to move, you understand this.
I’ve used therapeutic sound to realign some of my own “out of sync frequencies” with great results.
There are dozens of techniques to experiment and play with. I will post more of my experiences at a later time.
For now, if you’re feeling like you’d like to experiment with the sound, look for what will motivate you in the direction you need to go. If you need to relax, what gets you there? If you need to get up and go, what do you listen for? Be open. Have fun and use your ears to be well.