Art, inspiration, Motivation, Music

Climb Every Mountain Inspiring Song Shirley Basey Video

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

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I watched Barbra Streisand concert, delightful voice, BUT, Barbara Streisand misunderstood this or decided to change the meaning of the song. She sang a song from the “Sound Of Music”. (My favorite version is with one of my best-loved singers of all times: Dame Shirley Bassey). I have a problem with a part of the lyrics.

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I will tell you first a little bit of my musical experience so you know why I dare to criticize (in a constructive way, of course) the lyrics and Barbara Sreisand.

Barbra Streisand lacks that philosophy heart and didn’t put it together correctly. She was the director of her own concert, and this was a flaw of hers

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I happen to be a musician. I play the guitar and sing very well, actually. I sang professionally in my youth to pay for my medical career.

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I studied music, singing lessons and musical composicion: music and lyrics, in Bellas Artes in Mexico City. So I think I have a very good idea of what I am talking about, but I am always open for a healthy debate and to change my mind if somebody is willing to explain to me why I am wrong in my assertion about this song:

The problem I have with, is highlighted and I will tell you why below the lyrics:

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
‘Till you find your dream

It should say “reach” your dream, not find your dream. You already need to have had found your dream, this is “know” your dream, then climb every mountain, until you reach it.

And I don’t see any problem with the rhyme. Changing the word find to reach would not affect the tune nor the octaves, but it would make a lot more sense, and it would have more psychological and inspirational impact, in my opinion.

What do you think?

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Education, Finances, Information, Music, News

Anything Goes On Sunday: Cheer up! Smile! Nertz!

Song by Eddie Cantor

Sure, business is bunk,
And Wall Street is sunk,
We’re all of us broke, and ready to croak.
We’ve nothing to dunk,
Can’t even get drunk,
And all the while, they tell us to smile:

Cheer up, gentle citizens, though you have no shirts,
Happy days are here again. Cheer up, smile, nertz!
All aboard prosperity, giggle ’till it hurts!
No more bread-line charity. Cheer up, smile, nertz!

Cheer up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer,
Up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer, better times are here.
Sunny smilers we must be, the optimist asserts,
Let’s hang the fat head to a tree! Cheer up, smile, nertz!

The world’s in the red,
We’re better off dead,
Depression, they say in session to stay.
Our judges are queer,
Our banks disappear,
And all the while, they tell us to smile:

Cheer up, gentle citizens, though you have no shirts,
Happy days are here again. Cheer up, smile, nertz!
All aboard prosperity, giggle ’till it hurts,
No more bread-line charity. Cheer up, smile, nertz!

Cheer up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer,
Up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer, better times are here.
Sunny smilers we must be, the optimist asserts,
Let’s hang the fat head to a tree! Cheer up, smile, nertz!

Nertz.

Comics, Health, Humor

Funny Quote of the Day: Singing in the Shower

Not everything in life has to be so rigid and serious. Laughing at ridiculously funny-foolish sayings or situations in our lives  can make our days better and improve our health.

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Whether starting off your day with a shower, or ending your day with a shower, it will most likely boost your mood. Singing releases endorphins and oxytocin in the brain, hormones that bring pleasure and relaxation. Endorphins in particular reduce our perception of pain, lead to feelings of euphoria, and enhance the immune response. This contributes to less stress, and a more relaxing shower.

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What Do You Do When Your Patience Wears Thin?

When Your Patience Wears Thin, what do you do? Some people do yoga, exercise, some others pray, others get so desperate they yell, behave erratically and dangerously. There is another approach people take: ignore their feelings and put them under the rug.

For starters, there are some persons who are truly patient and can take a lot of bad actions (betrayal, lies, etc) from others without saying a word, but eventually, everybody’s patience wears thin, sooner or later. What do you do when this happens to you?

I usually walk by myself, a long walk, with the path full of steep-climbs and difficulty. I love to climb stairs. When I come back I jump in the swimming pool and then relax, by then, my patience is healed.

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Spending time with my daughter and grandchildren gives me great pleasure. I talk to the birds, plants, my livestock, I enjoy the sunlight rays. Enjoying nature fulfills my heart.

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I re-read the Goodman and Gilman Pharmacology book and spend hours creating medical hypothesis and even theories that I have proven right and published.

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Playing my guitar, singing my favorites songs CREDIT Photo to: George the cat – Ayleen O’Hanlon

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What do you do when your patience wears thin?

ANXIETY AND SUPPORT

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Best Song of the Week to Make You Feel Powerful and Unbroken!

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POWERFUL SONG!

I just listened to UNBROKEN yesterday. I enjoyed the lyrics so much that I could not stop listening to it over and over.

If you feel down, listen to this song (MUSICAL VIDEO below). Listen to other songs that would liberate your mind from pain, from feeling unworthy, sad, lonely.  But do it as soon as possible. See, the longer you allow yourself to feel like you can not go on anymore, the longer will be for you to recuperate, to go back on your feet and “fight” the good fight, to live plenty.

So, do it today. Today is the day for you to pull yourself out of that hole without ladders. There is always a ladder. If you don’t think so, if you don’t see it, then YOU get it and put it on the wall of the deep hole and climb it up!

Bret Michaels Givingback

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Raising Awareness About Mental Health: Music Helps Fight Depression

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Depression is a common problem that cause changes in mood and loss of interest and pleasure. Music therapy, an intervention that involves regular meetings with a qualified music therapist, may help in improving mood through emotional expression.

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Music therapy seems to reduce depressive symptoms (e.g. maintaining involvement in job, activities, and relationships).

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“There’s just something about music — particularly live music — that excites and activates the body,” says Loewy, whose work is part of a growing movement of psychiatrists, music therapists, and psychologists who are investigating the use of music in medicine to help patients dealing with pain, depression and possibly even Alzheimer’s disease.

I LOVE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF CONTINUES MUSIC LISTENING!

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“Music very much has a way of enhancing quality of life and can, in addition, promote recovery.”

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Are We Alone In This World Of Ours?

Well, I think it all depends how you look at it. People surround us, unless you live in the woods, people are all over the city and communities, right? But still, we can be all alone. Because loneliness can be physical or spiritual (mental loneliness for the ones who do not believe in a spirit inside of us).

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When we are born, we are born alone, and then we die alone. It’s in the time in between, when we grow up, develop into adulthood and elder age that we tend to feel or be alone.

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For the lucky ones, the ones who are really loved by their parents, relatives and friends, they get to part from this world surrounded by them and blessed by them. But many get to die…alone, physically, I mean.

Because many others, even though they have nobody with them in their final time on this earth, they die with a smile on their face showing a glory of peace. As a medical doctor I have seen these faces, when none of their relatives showed up at the end.

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Only me, as her doctor and two nurses around her, but she was so peaceful and content when she passed. Her last words were full with blessings to me and my nurses. Bless her soul. She was full with love inside of her. She did not die alone. And not because we, the three of us, were with her, it was because of the way she lived her life and respected herself, the way she loved herself.

This tells me that, even when people are surrounding you, you can be all alone. and if you live alone physically, but you have taken care of your mind and soul through out your life, you are NOT alone! But, you can have both, definitely! I have seen that too. And it’s wonderful when you can see that a human being has love all around him/herself.

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Maybe it’s like K.D. Lang sings in Constant Craving: “Even through the darkest phase be it thick or thin, always someone marches brave here beneath my skin.” My thought: that someone…it’s YOU!

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From Me To You: Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken

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I give profuse thanks to Pink for making this remarkable, splendid, magnificent, powerful song that puzzled me for its honesty and strength in its words.

I can´t stop playing it  I just love it so much. The first time I heard it, the lyrics made my heart, my spirit, my mind and my soul vibrate.

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The song simply made me feel alive, strong.

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But the fight is never over, the good fight, the fight for living, for loving, for conquering that freedom and respect that gives us dignity to us all.

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