The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Sing Like A Bird

I’d like to tell you a little story about how important it is to have a voice; not just for singing, but to be who you are meant to be!

When I was 19 years old, which by the way, seems like yesterday (I’m proud to say I’m still 19 just with 33 years experience at it), I could sing! Boy could I sing! I would be in my bedroom in front of the mirror, just like so many more before and after me, visualizing singing on stage to thousands of people. The music filled my heart so much it ached for more! All I wanted to do was sing, not just to entertain, but more so to feel my heart and passion come alive! Nothing compared to that feeling I had when I sang.

At this time, and with the help of some great friends, I secretly planned my parents 25th Wedding Anniversary. Aside from planning the food, beverages, cake, and decorations, I also planned the entertainment – ME! I was going to face my stage fright and perform all their favorite songs. I did not have a band, all I had were the cassette tapes of these songs; it was going to have to do, as I was ready to sing over any voice that was on those tapes.

I needed to sing like a bird!

The evening was a huge hit, it was a surprise, and everyone invited showed up! It was now time to perform! I started with a classic song by The Judds, for those of you who don’t know who they are, they are a mother/daughter duo who would now compare to the raspy voice of Pink but yet the gentleness of Adele. They are really the only artists I can compare them too. I’m sure after I post this, more will come to mind.

I will never forget, after hitting some higher notes, and keeping the attention of the guests, my Uncle looked at me, with a shocked looked on his face which later turned to the confused dog look, then looked over at his two sons (who were successful in their businesses) who had the same look on their faces. After I finished singing that song, all I heard was, “that’s it! We are taking you to LA and we are getting you a contract!” I didn’t think much of it, until the next day when they called me and said, “are you ready for a career in music?”

I froze! Instant fear came over me and I hung up the phone.

I couldn’t allow myself to believe I was good enough; instantly I had every insecurity possible show up in my mind. My heart was aching for the opportunity, but my mind took over and I went on with my life.

My life brought me to a point where I lost my voice; not just to be able to sing, but to be who I really wanted to be. I was lost! Fear took over and I was lost in a place where I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t freely be me, a place where I didn’t exist. Anxiety set in and quickly I became the voice that sounded like a cat having a stroke. I lost my voice; I lost my passion.

Years went by, and knowing how my voice now could not carry a tune, I stayed quiet. I would mouth words to songs on the radio, but I would not open up to let my voice be heard. It was breaking me down more and more every single day. I never realized just how important it was to have a voice, and to be able to sing like a bird.

I became stifled in more ways than just singing. I needed to be heard, I needed to find a way to become a strong woman in this world and I needed to regain my passions in life. I just didn’t have the ability to be able to sing, but it was funny how my low self-esteem affected everything. My voice of all things was muted!

Many years later, life changed me, experiences changed me, wisdom changed me, this blog changed me, and my followers helped me to see my voice through my writing was an inspiration to others. My voice was being heard again!

I now have the fueled passion to sing like a bird again! I now have the need in my life to let it out! I now have nothing to hide! I am going to sing again! I am going to be heard and it doesn’t matter if I’m not on key, or if I sound like shattering glass, I will sing! Why? Because it is so important to have your voice heard, whether you sing, whether you want to talk, whether you have something to say, whether you are tired of being muted by the World, and whether you just want to say, “here I am, I exist in this World too!”

Sing Like A Bird My Friends, Sing Like A Bird!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Sing Like A Bird!

Photo Credit: Felecia Buitenwerf

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – My Wish List!

My Wish List!

My wish list is about you, my supporters, my family, and my friends; this is what I wish for you:

For everyone to follow their passions in life

To make healthy choices

To be safe

To wake up with gratitude in your heart

To love yourself first

To practice acts of kindness every single day

To smile

To fill your day with positive comments

To practice compassion

To empathize with souls who are struggling

To encourage others to step out of their comfort zone for just a moment

To pause during the day and reflect on how precious life is

To find it in your heart to forgive yourself

To find it in your heart to forgive others

To not judge others based on assumption

To be an ear for someone who just needs you to listen

To take a moment to journal and listen to your thoughts

To love unconditionally

To learn something new

To not put pressure on yourself; you are doing the best you can

To ask questions

To share your wisdom

and most of all…

To share with others what I have shared with you.

Wish great things and let other people know that they are thought of, that they matter, and that you sincerely care about their well-being.

Share Love, Don’t Hate, Life is Short, Appreciate!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – My Wish List!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Creating A Sanctuary

Since we have been cleaning and cleaning our home, for what seems like an endless amount of time, product, and muscle, it is now time to focus on creating a sanctuary.  Change it up a bit!  Move some furniture around!  Create a different look!

When the virus broke out, we packed up all our dust collectors, our pictures, items we were not using, and left a blank canvas for a home.  We cleaned and cleaned some more, to make sure we were following the proper steps for fighting the virus.  I know it seems a little obsessive, but when dealing with something we have never dealt with before, we didn’t want to risk anything.  Proactive at its finest!

The benefit of this project of packing and cleaning, made us see just what we could live without and what we actually needed.  It was a gift to look at our home empty, except for the necessities.  We created an environment that could breathe better!  The energy flow in our home was calmer and flowed more freely.

As time has gone by, and we are getting accustomed to how we are now living in the New World and living in a new realization, it is now time to start to create our sanctuary.

We needed to take this time in our lives, to not put pressure on ourselves in trying to understand our New World.  We needed to take this time to not panic, but instead to learn how to accept.  We needed to take this time to look at our lives and see where our creativity could take us and how we could make a life where we were more self sustaining, more resourceful, and more reliant on our abilities that we had at one time taken for granted.

It is funny what you learn about yourself, when you just take that moment to sit back, breathe, and tap into “you”.  My abilities of writing, cooking, growing vegetables, making homemade products, for example, have now become my full-time career.  I found a way to turn what I do on a daily basis, into a career.  A career in sharing!  Sharing what I have learned on this new journey!  The Good Vibes Only Roadshow has now become something larger, but yet something more valuable – it has become life changing.

Our sanctuary is going to reflect all what we have learned in the past couple of months, it is going to reflect our connection with each other and our goals for the future.  Our sanctuary is not about material items, it will be more about peace, calm, and reflection.

I hope you take this time to reflect, change or rearrange, and create a space that is all about who you are now; who you have become.  Embrace this change; life has handed us out an experience to learn by, in more ways than one.  Make the best of your environment you are living in; let some light in, let the air flow, and feel the balance.  Calm your mind; calm your space!

With Good Vibes Only – Creating a Sanctuary!

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – A Dream Can Come True

I have come to the conclusion that nothing can stop you – A Dream Can Come True!

We may get started on living our “dream” to find yet another roadblock in life!  We just need to put on our Marvel costume of choice😉😉 , while we are flying over yet another challenge!!  Not to worry; let these roadblocks help build your character while you are becoming more and more accepting.  Stare at these challenges, give them a wink, and move forward!

The bottom line is this:

We cannot let anything, and I mean ANYTHING get in the way of making our dreams come true!  We may have to sacrifice staying at home, staying away from friends and family, and staying away from life as we knew it, but this is temporary!

Take this time to dive into your dream from a different perspective!  A planning perspective!  This is your time to harness absolutely everything needed to continue with your dreams in life.  It is time to perhaps, do more researching, reach out to those in the industry you are interested in (trust me, they have lots of time to answer any questions you may have), plan your steps, join some networks or groups, and create that step-by-step guide to Reaching Your Dreams!

This is your creative time, your visualization time, time for you to look back and see if you need to make any changes so that you can achieve your dreams, and time to actually “enjoy” each step of the way (we tend to forget to enjoy each stage).

This is your time!  Enjoy your dreams!  Wrap yourself up in every day knowing you are that much closer to achieving your dreams.  This time in your life, has been placed before you to gain wisdom, to gain gratitude for each day, to appreciate those in your life just a little bit more than you already do, and to become just a little bit more humble.

Your dreams can come true!  Stay Positive!

With Good Vibes Only – A Dream Can Come True!

 

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – We Are Making History! We Are All In This Together!

Facebook asks me every morning, “What’s on my mind?”
Then it hit me like a Mack Truck!
AT THE MOMENT, WE ARE ALL MAKING HISTORY!
The World has finally all come together as ONE and are working as a Team with nothing but care and compassion in their Hearts
The enemy in this case is invisible and we NEED each other to fight it off!  In my eyes, this is World War III and we are not fighting each other.
We truly are ONE!
The thought that we are doing this brought tears to my eyes.  The thought of what it took to bring us all together, made me cry even more, but the reality of it is that we were not fighting each other to get us to this point.
It is possible to live in Peace, to actually love each other enough (as we are doing now) to be kind to everyone, and it is possible to live a life where we do not cause pain to another human being or animal!
We are living the proof right now, that we can continue doing so!  Life is precious!
With Good Vibes Only – We Are Making History!  We Are All In This Together!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – What Is Your Biggest Dream!

I’ve had a lot of time to think over the past two weeks, and to be honest with you, it is funny how just two weeks can change my entire perspective of my hopes and dreams.

One of my dreams in life is, I’ve always wanted to inspire and to encourage others to find the “positive” in life.  I suppose, watching Oprah, Ellen, and reading a truck load of self-help books, has fueled me with the passion to help others find their own outlet to happiness.

Personally, I feel it takes not just a Village to help others who are struggling, but it takes an entire World to stay on the positive track.

My dreams in life, have changed.  They have changed for the better, as if they are now dreams which are there because of wisdom.  There is so much I’d like to do, and so many I’d like to help.  Over the next while, I will be writing my “dream” list and making sure, that I check off one thing at a time each and every single day.

My dreams are to write more books, to blog more inspiring posts, to eventually travel with the Good Vibes Only Roadshow and meet people who need to share their own story.  My dreams are endless, but they are changing to become more realistic.

We all have dreams; what are some of yours?  Don’t let fear stop you from dreaming.

This experience we are all going through is “temporary”; keep planning, keep dreaming, and keep focusing on a brighter day!

With Good Vibes Only – What Is Your Biggest Dream!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Just Going To Have Some Fun!

I made a promise to myself, to start each and every day, with the mindset of having some fun!

Everything doesn’t need to be so serious all the time!  Yes, there are already issues in the World and in our lives that requires serious concentration, but then there are the simple things in life that can welcome some fun into them!

You’ve all heard the saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, well I’m here to tell you it is true!  Instead of sweating the small stuff, just add some fun into the equation!  Smile at the little things!

I suppose you could say, “I had an awakening”, but to be honest, I quite like finding fun in my days!  Whether it is with fun music, in my writing, and even in looking outside.  Trust me, that is the test right there (looking outside); we get 6 months of snow and cold temperatures, so if I can find fun in that, then there is hope for you to find at least a little fun in your day!

I have fun in looking forward to the different seasons coming our way, I have fun in looking forward to writing more books, I have fun in looking forward to awakening my senses, and I look forward to watching my family find fun in their days!

You can find fun in so many things:

In a walk, in exercise, in a hobby, in a meal, in music, in a movie, in reading, in writing, in a joke…the list is endless!

Have some fun!  Smile, laugh, and enjoy your day!

With Good Vibes Only – Just Going To Have Some Fun!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – My Top 10 Favorite Movies

Here are my Top 10 Favorite Movies!  My list is endless; it took me a while to come up with my Top 10, but here it is!  Hope you will take the time to watch them, if you haven’t already!

The Shawshank Redemption

Titanic

Back To The Future

Rocky

Bohemian Rhapsody

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Good Will Hunting

Steel Magnolias

Star is Born

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

 

With Good Vibes Only – My Top 10 Favorite Movies💖 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – My Top 10 Favorite Actors!

Here is my Top 10 Favorite Actors!  This list is endless, but I thought I would mention the following:

Al Pacino

Robert DeNiro

Morgan Freeman

Dustin Hoffman

Michael Caine

Anthony Hopkins

James Stewart

Robin Williams

Henry Fonda

Marlon Brando

 

The inspiration these actors have given to many, is what life is about in sharing a Gift of talent!  They constantly inspire those to succeed in their own dreams.  I know they have inspired me!

With Good Vibes Only – My Top 10 Favorite Actors 💖