It’s Never Too Late

Eighty-year-old Janey Cutler on Britain’s Got Talent

…but there’s no need to wait too long either. So, if you’ve got it, GO FOR IT!

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Your Life IS Now

stop waiting….

See the moon roll across the stars
See the seasons turn like a heart
Your father’s days are lost to you
This is your time here to do what you will do
Your life is now your life is now your life is now
In this undiscovered moment
Lift your head up above the crowd
We could shake this world
If you would only show us how
Your life is now
Would you teach your children to tell the truth
Would you take the high road if you could choose
Do you believe you’re a victim of a great compromise
‘Cause I believe you could change your mind and change our lives
(repeat chorus)
Would you teach your children to tell the truth
This is your time here to do what you will do.

– John Mellencamp

The health benefits of art…:)

Ignite Your Life Though Action

My recent travels into researching therapies to help a friend recover from a stroke have yielded some interesting results. Art appreciation was recommended by research conducted at the University Tor Vergata School of Nursing in Rome. Compared were stroke survivors who enjoyed art and their quality of life after a stroke and those who did not. The numbers from the 192 study participants were a fairly equal split. Art in this study was described as music, painting, theatre. Recovery outcome for art lovers was described as:

“…of positive physical and mental health benefits. They had more energy, better general health and improved mobility. They were also happier, less anxious or depressed and had better memory and communication skills”.

If this does not sound positive enough, lead author Dr. Ercole Vellone, assistant professor in nursing science at the University Tor Vergata, said:

“The results underscore the value of lifelong exposure to…

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Inspirational Pop

Let It Be – The Beatles

Because I am – India Airie

Born This Way – Lady Gaga

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

Firework – Katy Perry

Imagine – John Lennon

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day

Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

Can anyone think of any others….?

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