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By Lauri Mackey — 1 year ago
I don’t know what I’d do if I lost my music that I have collected for years and cultivated into so many playlists. I have lots of music and lots of playlists! Motivate, Meditation, Melancholy, Bike, Gym, Run, Smile, Time to Sing, and Work Faster!
Not only do I have lots of songs and lots of playlists, but the songs within each playlist are about as random as you can get! When I hear a song I like, I buy the song. Not the album, just the song. It’s just my method and I like it.
I collect songs about as randomly as the playlist itself. Shazam is my go-to app. I bust it out at movies, during bike videos on YouTube, in restaurants, or stores. Shazam doesn’t cost a dime…try it out!
Today, I’d like to share my favorite workout playlist with you: Bike!
Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That by Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Boom, Shakalaka, Boom Single (Instrumental Only) by Stigmata Party
Shake ‘Em On Down by North Mississippi All Stars
I Bought My Eyes by Ty Segall Band
Reservoir Park by The Dutchess & The Duke
New Blood by Zayde Wolf
Thunderstruck by AC/DC
True Believers by The Bouncing Souls
Born This Way by Lady Gaga
Viper Rims by Marc Adamo & Tico Zamor
Bad Reputation by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Get-Together by Tim Myers & Serengeti
Do Your Thing by Powerman 5000
Ya Mama by Fatboy Slim
Shatter Me (featuring Lzzy Hale) by Lindsey Stirling
Cashbox by Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Random Hearts by Tom Gabel
Send Me a Postcard by Shocking Blue
Immortals by Fall Out Boy
Write It All Down for You by Elliott BROOD
On the Floor (Featuring Pitbull) by JLo
The Rhythm Method (Move!) by Flobots
Roundtable Rival by Lindsey Stirling
Greenlight (Featuring FloRida & LunchMoney Lewis/TJR Radio Mix) by Pitbull
Bad Girl (Featuring Marilyn Manson) by Avril Lavigne
Run Boy Run (Instrumental) by Woodkid
Back In Black by AC/DC
Love Don’t Die by The Fray
Right Place, Wrong Time by Dr. John
Let Spirits Ride by Black Mountain
Lose Yourself by Eminem
Howlin’ for You by The Black Keys
The Monster (Featuring Rihanna) by Eminem
Cobrastyle by TeddyBears featuring Mad Cobra
Sabotage by Beastie Boys
E-Pro by Beck
Dougou Badia (Featuring Santigold by Amadou & Mariam
The Core by Uppermost
Cloverland by Ki:Theory
Geronimo by Sheppard
Come With Me Now by KONGOS (one curse word in this one)
Daybreak by OVERWERK
Eyes Down by Eels
Gold on the Ceiling by The Black Keys
My cycling coach I hired last year commented that he thought I was a good Christian girl and was surprised to see all these songs on my playlist, but I assure you other than one sh** in the one by the KONGOS, I only bought clean versions of these songs and they’re awesome!
Next time you listen to these songs just picture me out on my mountain bike trying to grind up hills and not crash bombing downhill!
How do you collect songs? What is your favorite song you’re listening to today? I would love to hear from you!
#makelemonade journaling journals Lauri's Lemonade Stand Laurie Blackwell travel journal UncategorizedBy Lauri Mackey — 2 years ago25 Kinds of Journals to KeepIn a recent podcast interview with Laurie Blackwell (Episode 27), we talked the inside out and sideways of journal writing. Upon finding out our mutual passion of the subject, Laurie created this amazing list that includes 25 different kinds of journals you could create.Laurie also teaches online journaling classes at www.laurieblackwell.com.Check out the podcast interview here. Enjoy and get journaling!25 Kinds of Journals to Keep
- A Diary :: a fictional pen-pal to write to about all of your happenings and feelings
- A Historical Record of Days :: think Lewis and Clark, complete with weather reports and sketches of objects encountered
- An Art Journal :: filled with pages of color, collage, drawings
- A Travel Journal :: a reflection on and memories concerning a trip away from home
- A Pen-Pal Journal :: You complete a page, send it to a friend who makes a page and sends it back to you
- A Grief Journal :: a way to remember and honor someone you loved and now miss
- A Positivity Journal :: a book to keep all happy thoughts and good happenings in so you can remember how wonderful life really is
- A Wish Journal :: a place to keep all those things (thoughts, clippings, pictures) of the things your heart desires
- A Dream Journal :: record the subconscious happenings in your mind while you sleep (upon waking up, of course)
- A Family Journal :: a place where everyone in the household can express themselves whenever they like (such a keepsake!)
- A Letters Journal :: where you write all the letters you will never send but have to put out there
- A Book Journal :: a record of all the books you read – when, what, and your own personal review
- A Bullet Journal :: the ultimate “get it done” way to organize
- A Relationship Journal :: a place to store mementos, dates, and details about your life together
- Wonderful Words Journal :: put all the words that sound beautiful or mean something special to you in this book, including their definitions
- A Poetry Journal :: write down all your favorite poems, the ones that really move you, all in one journal
- A Place to Vent Journal :: All the stuff you’d like to get off your chest; write it down here and when the journal is full, throw it away!
- The Things I Never Want to Forget Journal :: memories throughout your life that you want to treasure forever
- A Journal of My Favorites :: a place to record all those things you love the most, like your favorite restaurant, movie, song, scent, season…
- A Journal of Recipes :: all the tried and true yummy food and the ones you’d like to make
- A Patterns Journal :: patterns you love – pieces cut from cloth, magazines, catalogs, and drawings of patterns that you’ve seen or from your imagination
- A Healthy Me Journal :: what you eat each day, goals for being healthier, an exercise log, etc.
- A Journal for Doodles :: a place to draw to your heart’s content
- A Money Journal :: where you record all the money that comes into your life and how you spend it; a pretty and concise way to watch your pennies
- A Reflections Journal :: an account of things you do and how they could be improved in the future; this is a game-changer
By Lauri Mackey — 2 years ago
Are you stuck in traffic?
I’m writing today’s blog from the back seat of my awesome Xterra that’s wrapped in Lauri’s Lemonade Stand advertising and on our way to the Sea Otter Bicycle Classic in Monterey, CA. (If you read last week’s blog you can see how much I LOVE CYCLING!) My hubby is driving and our friend Mitch is tagging along from our infamous Brew Crew that rides mountain bikes every Thursday afternoon and we are stuck in Santa Barbara traffic – it’s something we’ve learned to just count on and figure into our driving time with every trip through this area.
And there’s the hook for this week’s blog 🙂 Traffic in the form of delays, setbacks, brake lights as far as the eye can see, even some serious accidents. Accidents that can cause bumps, bruises, or even death. You can relate to that, right?
Sometimes there are short delays and we just get off course a bit. We went a little off our budget and need to re-adjust the next month to make up for our over-spending. We spoke harshly to a loved one and need to make amends. Some delays are much longer – you’re delayed for an incredibly long time – I’ve even had moments where they’ve shut down the freeway and we’ve been sitting for hours!
Examples of Life Traffic Delays
In life, the delay can be months or even years. In my life, a great example is me not graduating high school as a teenager and then graduating as an adult in 2012! (Hey, don’t judge…when I got my diploma I felt like Super Woman and it has propelled me into awesome, amazing things these last 5 years!)
Graduating high school was not only a delay, but felt like I was looking at miles of brake lights and that it would never end. I never felt like I missed out of anything by missing prom and only slightly sad that I didn’t become a huge basketball star, but not getting my diploma really stuck with me throughout my life. But when it was finally a time where it could be corrected, a time where I could focus on it, when it became a priority…I did it!
Delays are Inevitable
One of the things I’ve learned throughout my life is that delays are inevitable, period. Small ones, medium ones, big ones and everything in between. You know what else I’ve learned? There is ALWAYS an end to the delay (setback). Even when it is something as drastic as a death in the family…time heals and we live on.
If I asked you right now what your current delay was, what would you say? This is usually a no-brainer – you think of it immediately as soon as I pose the question. Is it a small delay? Is it one with brake lights as far as the eye can see? How do you feel when I ask the question of what your delay is? Is it something like how you feel in actual traffic? Anxiety, frustration, stress, maybe a few added curse words to boot? Or if it’s the long delay with miles of brake lights – it may just be a feeling of depression and sadness that you just can’t shake as you’ve accepted the fact that you’re going to be stuck for awhile. Either way, there is hope and it will end.
Don’t Give Up
Gordon B Hinckley has a saying that says, “Don’t worry, it will work out. Things will work out.” I know that it is hardest to see the end of a delay when you’re in the middle of it. But I want to re-iterate the resounding word of Gordon and say that it WILL WORK OUT. Our delays can be used as learning tools if you let them. The old cliche’ says there is always a silver lining and I believe that’s true. Whenever I have come through a struggle or delay, my 20/20 hindsight vision ALWAYS sees that it made me a better person when it was over.
Where Are You Now?
You are in one of three places right now. 1 – You are in the middle of a delay right now. If this is you, what is your attitude? Can you find something positive about your situation? Is there something you can be grateful for right now? 2 – You can see the end, but you’re not there yet. Hang in there! You’re almost there! Start really thinking about the lessons you’ve learned and how you will come into your next delay – can you change something now that will help you better handle your delay next time? DELAYS ARE INEVITABLE…but how we handle those delays are a testament of what we were and are willing to learn from them. 3 – You’ve made it through the delay – you’re done! You’re out! Gear up – because your next delay is coming. Celebrate your wins, reflect on your lessons learned and take a moment – maybe even in meditation – to contemplate how you’ve grown and what you can do better next time.
You Are Loved
Wherever you are in your journey, please know that you are loved – right here, right now – just how you are. Please also consider that you never know what other people are going through. Be kind in your gestures and words to others. You might make a difference in someone else’s life just because you chose to smile instead of grit your teeth. Here at Lauri’s Lemonade Stand, you are in a safe place to be loved, feel love, and share love. If you need love, please reach out. If you are full of love right now, share it with others. If you are part of this community – you are already receiving and sharing love. Spread it, take it…whatever you need. We are here for you!