Inspiration, Fun and News

Inspiration, Fun and News
“Music makes me forget my real situation. It transports me into a state which is not my own. Under the influence of music I really seem to feel what I do not feel, to understand what I do not understand, to have powers which I cannot have. Music seems to me to act like yawning or laughter; I have no desire to sleep, but I yawn when I see others yawn; with no reason to laugh, I laugh when I hear others laugh. And music transports me immediately into the condition of soul in which he who wrote the music found himself at that time.” ― Leo Tolstoy

Your Brain on Music

A TedTalk by neuroscientist and musician Alan Harvey. Mr. Harvey shows what music does to our brain waves, and explains how music is more than just entertainment.

“Do a good turn to someone every day: that is, be a giver and not a taker. ” Juliette G. Low, founder of the Girl Scouts (1912).

“At the age of 51, on March 12, 1912, (Juliette Low) called a distant cousin and exclaimed, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!” On that evening, she gathered those 18 founding members, including her niece and namesake Margaret “Daisy Doots” Gordon, to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. The name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts of the USA the following year.

Life and times of the girl scout founders

Are you a giver or a taker?

Inspirations, Fun and News, Marianne Williamson, Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate

Consider how often have you asked yourself, who am I to try to change this? Who am I to inspire others? Who am I?  Playing small doesn’t serve the world. We have work to do and we are all powerful beyond measure

Inspiration, fun and news

The Day the Music Died and the 40th Clear Lake ‘Winter Dance Party’.

Sixty years ago, Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens performed at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Sadly, they were all killed in a small plane crash early the next morning. 
We walked the frozen field this weekend to view their memorials. We were not alone. Clear Lake, Iowa was hopping this weekend with visitors attending the ‘Winter Dance Party’ hosted by The Surf Ballroom. 
In 1979, Clear Lake’s Surf Ballroom began celebrating the music of Holly, Valens, and Richardson with an annual three-day event featuring the sights and sounds of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll! Poodle skirts and Saddle shoes!! This weekend was the 40th year of the celebration.

Inspiration, Fun and News #joy #brenebrown #extraordinary

Inspiration, Fun and News #stanlee #marvelcomics

Stan Lee died at age 95. His Marvel superheroes were loved by many.
Thank you Stan Lee! You contributed to my childhood. It was a childhood filled with wonder and unlimited possibilities! You taught me everyone has a purpose and ‘flaws’ often turn out to be a hidden strength. You taught me to dream big! RIP Stan Lee.

Inspiration, Fun and News

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. – John C Maxwell

If I could come to your house and spend just one day with you, I would be able to tell whether or not you will be successful. You could pick the day. If I got up with you in the morning and went through the day with you, watching you for 24 hours, I could tell in what direction your life is headed.

When I tell this to people at conferences, there’s always a strong reaction. Some people are surprised. Some get defensive because they think I would be making a snap judgment about them. A few get ticked off because they think my claim sounds arrogant. Others are intrigued and desire to know why I make such a statement. 

Here is why: I believe that the secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. If you make a few key decisions and then manage them well in your daily agenda, you will succeed. You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. You see, success, doesn’t just suddenly occur one day in someone’s life. For that matter, neither does failure. Each is a process. Every day of your life is merely preparation for the next. What you become is the result of what you do today. In other words… You are preparing for something.

The question is, What are you preparing for? Are you grooming yourself for success or failure? – John C Maxwell

Inspiration, Fun and NewsRemember when people used to say “cowabunga, dude”? What does it mean?  by Leonora Epstein


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  1. Nice information, really appreciate your time and dictation on this work.

  2. Love the inspirational photos that you posted here as well as the video of a TED talk you shared. Its the inspiration i’m looking for the day. Thanks.

    • Thanks for the feedback, Jamie Cordon. Inspiration helps us pursue all of the aspirations in our life. We’re currently reading Simon Sinek’s, “Start with Why.” Sinek distinguishes between formal authority that uses manipulation to motivate and leaders that inspire. Inspiration produces better results as individuals and for teams or cultures. We love motivational TED talks too.

  3. Great job Dan and Lori!
    A big fan of your work. Feel free to check out scientific related information.

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