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5 Ways to Change Your Day with Music!

Music can change the way one feels, thinks, acts and feels! There are so many songs that inspire so much within me, whether it be good or bad, it can change my mindset and my motivation.

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Music is everywhere, even in the pleasant sounds of nature.  I could sit for hours just listening to the birds sing to each other as the insects make their calls out!  I use to think it was so funny that people would actually pay for albums that played nature sounds but now that I live in town and don’t get down to the creek like I once did, I can totally see why it’s worth it.  I attempted to just record the sound of the flowing river, but my poor phone was not up to capturing the amazing sound of the water flowing gently down the way.

I also have to point out that when my husband sings to me, I melt like a little fan girl.  No matter how I’m feeling right before he starts, my resolve dissipates and I’m lost in his beautiful voice, deep, soulful eyes and I fall right into his arms.   I have tried to fight it, I failed.  Does your significant other melt your heart like that?

Five Ways to Change Your Day with Music

  1. Set your phone or alarm clock to wake you up to an upbeat mix of your favorite jams from way back in the day.  The nostalgia mixed with the awesome beats will wake you up feeling refreshed, youthful and happy!  Much better than the buzzer!
  2. Take a break from everything for the duration of one song with no words, sit somewhere quiet (you may have to hide) and close your eyes for the duration.  When the song is done, you’ll feel refreshed and relaxed!
  3. If your spouse works, quei up some type of music that uplifts him/her!  My husband coming home to jazz playing lightly throughout the house can do so much to start the de-stressing of the work day and transition his mind to a better place!
  4. Bedtime playlist: if you have children having a play list that starts a certain amount of time before bed will teach train them to know that it’s time to start winding down, eventually simply hearing that first song will get them to start getting themselves ready!  How great is that!
  5. No kids?  No worries, Make a playlist for you, turn off the distractions and spend that time pampering yourself!  It will pay off, I promise!

Be sure and check out the Film and Television composer John Jesensky, AKA John Ross Jesensky, on your search for new music!  I always love listening to new music and you may even find your next new favorite!  I’d love to hear what you have found that you love!  I’m always open to new music!


15 Things we Can Learn From Disney: Brought to You By #JazzLovesDisney

This is a sponsored post from Disney Music and One2One Network. All opinions are always my own.  I truly enjoyed Jazz Loves Disney!Jazz Loves DisneyThere’s something about the music from Disney movies that just makes your heart happy.  It had never occurred to me before how much Disney music is Jazz, or influenced by it.  Sitting here listening to Jazz Loves Disney is so incredibly relaxing.  Such an awesome collection of songs redone into a jazz sound!  It definitely is a happy mellow I’ve got going on!  It’s awesome that the kids love it too, since it makes them think of their favorite Disney movies!  There is so much talent compiled on this one disc!  I honestly could not say it better than the quote on the Amazon album description:

Jazz Loves Disney was recorded between Paris, London and Los Angeles by a dream cast. It is incredibly coherent, as if all participants had agreed to pay a rightful tribute to the most beautiful and symbolic tunes of Walt Disney’s magic world, as if nothing was too good for the stars when they revisited the classics and the sweet childhood memories connected to them.

Available November 18, 2016, Disney Loves Jazz is a must have for your music collection.  Inspiration, relaxation and a great new way to introduce the little ones to Jazz!  I love that you can even order it on Vinyl!  Just trust me, this one is one you will want to listen to over and over again!

I love the French version of  Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo performed by Stacy Kent.  Her voice is amazingly smooth and the words in French seem so beautiful to me!  French is the language of love for a reason, but I think the beauty in it is the most ‘love’ one can find!  The Bare Necessities is so much fun too!  It already had it’s own jazz feeling and these artists put it over the top!  They had me moving as I listen to Jazz Loves Disney!

Jazz Loves Disney Playlist

  1. Dreams can come true and even if the dreams don’t turn out the way we wanted them, they can be just as good or even better!  (Big Hero 6)
  2.  Being a Princess doesn’t mean that everything is always handed to you. (Thanks to my favorite Disney movie! The Princess & The Frog)
  3.  Friends are always important, even if they don’t do the right thing. (Toy Story)
  4. We have to learn from the past, not dwell on it.  (The Lion King)
  5.  True value comes in ‘who’ not ‘what’.  (Aladdin)
  6.  Being an ungrateful, petulant child is annoying. (okay, so this is one you are reminded of if your toddler insists on watching Beauty and the Beast over and OVER and over again!)  I had never quite grasped what an ungrateful child Belle was.  Don’t believe me, just watch it over and over. You’ll get it!  Stinks too because that is one of my very favorites!
  7.  It is better to be yourself, people will love you for who you really are. (The Little Mermaid)
  8.  Keep going, no matter what! (Thanks Dory, Finding Nemo & Finding Dory)
  9.  Listen to your inner voice.  It’s probably right.  (Pinocchio)
  10.  Tough times teach us and make us better, even inspire us..  (Mulan and Mulan 2)
  11.  There are tons of things to learn from people who aren’t like us. (Pocahontas)
  12.  Life is ever changing but each part a new beginning! (Up!)
  13.  Ohana.  Family.  The most important of anything. (Lilo & Stitch)
  14.  It’s okay to be different!  Accept who we are!  (Wreck It Ralph)
  15.  Always dream big for the future! (Meet the Robinsons