The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – This Mama Dances! What Music Are You Listening Too?

In our household, we always have music on during the day; to be honest, lately, it has helped to pass the time with being at home full-time. Music has been our distraction, our stress reliever, and our exercise. We DANCE!!

When I wake up every morning, I can’t wait to put the music on! Generally, I start with some soothing Reiki music to start my morning off, while I am catching up on messages and having my first coffee. Breaks me in too the day, in a calming way.

Then it happens! I put on a little Good Vibes or Reggae and let the beat get a hold of my soul! In fact, as I’m typing this post, I am listening to Reggae Classics on Spotify; what a great selection of music.

Every single day, the music will differ; as we can’t forget the good old 80’s hair bands and their rock music. Now, I put on AC/DC, Queen, Poison, Def Leppard, and Aerosmith when I’m writing Fiction!

During all of this, I will dance and enjoy! I let the music help me to escape into a World where I’ve never been; it could be a World I will write about, but it is a World of pure bliss. I take my bliss and I will dance into the kitchen to cook dinner, I will take my bliss and sway back and forth while making my bed, and I will take my bliss and let all my creativity out!

It is like painting on a canvas for me, without the paint or the canvas. I feel the strokes of the paint brush touching the canvas in the beat of the music. I know I sound like a Free Spirit Hippie; I guess my true self comes out through music.

My question to you is this:

What music are you listening too? What music brings you to this blissful place? What song “can’t” you get out of your head? What music makes you dance?

We need to share 😀😀 we may be helping someone find the harmony in music and dance!

With Good Vibes Only – This Mama Dances! What Music Are You Listening Too?

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – You Look Perfect

Wow…what a different World we live in!  We were living a normal life, then in a blink of an eye, we were living in isolation.  During this time, boy did most of us change.  Some went from wearing make-up to going “oh natural”, from dying our hair to letting the roots come on in, from getting dressed up every morning to wearing pj’s all day long and from getting used to going to the gym to (YIPES!) becoming a couch potato!

Through it all, “you all looked perfect!”  The true you came shining through!  Our personal canvas, our outer shell, was there in its vulnerable state; it was embraced.  At that very moment, we all realized we were “all” in this together and we were all experiencing being raw.  Vanity didn’t matter so much anymore.

Isn’t it amazing, when we really understand that we are all the same; how we look at ourselves in a different light.

Now, we are adding masks to our wardrobe.  Some are buying all the latest trends in masks – who would have thought?  Guess what?  You Look Perfect!

Wearing masks are now allowing us to all look at each other through the eyes.  The eyes into the soul!  Where we should have been looking from the start!  It isn’t about vanity; it is about seeing the soul in someone’s eyes.  Let the eyes speak to you!  You will see who you are meant to see.

Just remember, “You Look Perfect!”

With Good Vibes only – You Are Perfect!

 

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 – Morning Person!

I’m a Morning Person!!!  There, I said it!!  Can’t help it!!  But, I love it!!

I love waking up knowing I get to make the best out of this day!  I get to smile at my family, I get to smile at my friends, and I get to smile with all of you!  Knowing I get to share my thoughts with all of you, makes me smile and brings me such happiness.  I am grateful to be able to share with you!

Our lives are not always easy, after all take a look at what we are currently dealing with!  But…I am grateful I am dealing with this pandemic with all of you, and that makes me smile even more; I wake up knowing we are all in this together and we are all going to make this World better together!  Big Smile!

I’m a Morning Person!!!  My life has not always been easy; some may think it has, but let me tell you, I have been through my own challenges.  I promised myself a long time ago, I would continue to wake up and smile and be that Morning Person!  I didn’t want the challenges in my life to win!  If I woke up crabby, then these challenges won, before the day even started!  Does that seem fair to you?  Why even get out of bed?

Becoming a Morning Person, has given “me” my own happiness.  Happiness I created for myself.  I will wake up energized and ready to create a joyful day!

I know, right now, it seems it is very difficult to smile, and I get it!  The way I look at it, is yes we are only human, and we will have our moments, we need to deal with so much loss right now, and how are we going to bounce back?  So many questions, with so little answers.  Strength!  Strength is the answer!  Strength in coming together!  Strength in knowing you are not alone!  Strength in knowing it is okay to smile and wake up ready to do something great in the times we are living in!

We need to smile!  We need to not only smile for ourselves, but for those who are hurting!  For those who are working the front lines!  For those who are dedicating their lives to saving ours!  For those who have lost loved ones!  For those who need comfort!  For those who feel lost!  They need your smiles right now!  By showing your smiles, they will not give up, but instead will feel refueled!  Your smile to them, say, “thank you”, says, “you are loved”, and says, “I’m here for you”.

Smile for EVERYONE!  We all need it right now!  Become that Morning Person!  Start your day wanting to give of yourself with a simple smile!  Being a Morning Person, will bring so much light to ones life, who desperately needs it right now!

Give the Gift of being a Morning Person!  Share kindness, share your gratitude, and share your strength!

With Good Vibes Only – Morning Person!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Living in Harmony

I took a couple of days, with my family, to dive into organizing our new way of life; living in harmony!  I know when you think of living in harmony, the first thing a person thinks of is getting along with the other people you are living with!  Don’t get me wrong, we all get along quite well; what I’m referring to is what we all do in our lives, contributes to living in harmony.  The things that bring us more peace in our lives, brings more harmony!

With the World changing, we decided we needed to change along with it.  We are planning to change our entire lifestyle.  Some changes are going to be a bit on the drastic side, while others not so much.  The main thing, is we are making positive changes.

It would be easy to allow a negative cloud to continue to hang over us, during this time in our World, so we decided when given lemons, we are going to do our best to make the best pitcher of lemonade you could possibly taste!  Tasting Harmony!

When in Harmony, it tends to affect all the senses!  You see, taste, touch, hear, and smell so much better when you live your life in harmony.  When living in harmony, you are living a more balanced life.  When I think of harmony, I also think of rhythm!  So when you sway to music, you are balancing back and forth.

It doesn’t take much to create more harmony in your lives; it just takes a dedication to “not let the negative win”.  We are living in a period of, what I call, “the meantime”, and it is what you do with your time, is what matters.  The more positive the better!  The more creative the better!  The more loving the better!  The more kind the better!  The more happy the better!  The more smiles the better!

In planning our future, we set a goal to change our environment to one of complete calm.  Calm in our indoor and outdoor space, calm by becoming more self sustaining, calm in how we recycle more, calm by building or creating everything we need in our homes by using recycled products, calm in growing everything we need for food, calm by knowing we will have an environment to adopt and bring some loving fur babies into our lives again, and a calm in knowing we are doing all of this to help our World.

Living in Harmony became a very large picture for us, it wasn’t about just getting along with others, it was getting along more with our World, our Earth, and our Nature.  We saw how everything in our World “cleared up” since we have all been kept inside.  The pollution left the sky’s, the waters became clearer, the animals were able to roam freely, and the holes in the ozone were repairing itself.  Quite the concept!

What we are doing now, and what we plan to do in the future, will decide what type of World we will continue to live in.  I pick the continued healing of our World, our Earth and our Nature!  I pick the healing of everyone and everything whom call Earth their home!  I pick the healing of our minds, let us all look at our lives as precious; let us look at our lives as Harmony!

I’d like to continue Living in Harmony this way!  Let the Healing continue in our World!

With Good Vibes Only – Living In Harmony!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow -A Few Special Friends

I’ve always done this, but more so now than ever, I’ve been thinking a lot about my friends 💞

Friends from my childhood, friends from my young adult days, friends that I’ve worked with in the past, and friends I have now.  I’m grateful there is somewhat of a crossover with my childhood to now, and from my past to now, and even from my career to now, but it doesn’t matter what part of my life my friends came from, I’ve been thinking of them.

I know I’m not alone in thinking about them or the memories they have brought to me; we are all probably finding ourselves walking down this lane.  I’m grateful for the adventure these memories have taken me on.  Plus I’m grateful for being able to still talk to these individuals.

I suppose you could say, “we are making new memories together!”

This last week, I found myself wanting badly to travel to go visit some of these friends, and of course knowing that I couldn’t was a bit difficult.  Before I became to sad or depressed, I decided to research ways of communicating instead of using Messenger or Texting.  Along with the rest of the World, I came across Zoom.  I’m excited to get started with it; part of me is nervous, but for the most part I’m excited.

I miss my friends quite a bit; there are some I haven’t spoken to in many years, but I also know that the minute we start talking it will be like we never stopped.  Those are my “special friends”, the ones where you have that chemistry, the bond, and the utmost respect for each other, that nothing can stand in the way of picking up where you left off.

The old saying (1970’s) used to be, “pick up the phone and reach out and touch somebody”, but now the way I look at it, it wouldn’t surprise me if the saying became, “reach out and Zoom somebody!”  As a kid, the first saying never made much sense to me either, because I couldn’t figure out how you could touch someone through the phone!  Keep in mind, I was only 8 or 9 at that point!! 😂😂 Times are changing!

My message for you today:

Reach out and communicate with those you are missing!  Pick up your phone, try Zoom, text, Messenger, or even FaceTime!  We have options!  Let your friends know you are thinking of them, talk about the good times, and do some walking down memory lane!  Stay connected!  Remind them they are loved, they are needed in your life, and remind them of how much happiness they brought to your life and continue to do so.  Appreciation for your Special Friends!

With Good Vibes Only – A Few Special Friends!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Family Plans!

Boy, my family and I have sure been doing some thinking!  We have made some family plans, which will change our future lifestyle, in a great way!

I’m a firm believer, things happen for a reason, whether we want them to or not.  We are meant to learn a valuable lesson when certain events happen in our lives.  There is no other answer for it!  We are here to learn!

As a family, we have decided to go back to the basics in life, with Internet of course!!  Baby steps!!  Right??

When we see how our lives, as we know it can be stopped so quickly, with no fault of our own, and how whether we wanted to or not, we had to adjust to a new way of life, made us do some serious thinking.  We wanted to have a life where we could at least limit the amount of worry.  To have a better sense of Peace.

Call it, a mix of Little House On The Prairie meets Technology!  Ya, I haven’t really figured out the mix just yet, but you get the picture!!

We have taken our lifestyle to a new level, and that is to build a homestead out of shipping containers, live self sustaining, and live off grid.  To be honest, we do not know when we are going to do this, but at least we are in the planning stages.  The main thing, is we are very excited to dive into this new way of life.  I can’t wait to focus on my career in writing, while living this new lifestyle.  I can visualize it, but I can’t wait to “feel” it!

We still have our plans, to one day, bring The Good Vibes Only Roadshow, literally “on the road”, to do our best to help others focus on positive perspectives in life.  In fact, last summer we test drove, living in a 5th wheel full-time to have a time of adjustment.  It went very well, so we know we could adjust to that lifestyle.  Happy Dance!!!

I suppose, during this time, our lives have become even more creative and that is something I look forward too every single day!  So whether or not, our plans happen now or a year down the road, they make me smile when I wake up each morning!

We are all here to learn, and we are trying to do just that; learn as we go!

With Good Vibes Only – Family Plans!