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Love to Sing? It’s GOOD For You Too!! ;-)

I have always loved to sing! 😉

Many years ago I sang on a semi-professional basis for quite some time.

I was also a finalist (twice) in one of Canada’s prestigious country music competitions at that time: THE BIG COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, in the late 80’s.

I “belted out” 😉 a respectable rendition of some of the musical hits of the time, including:

Desperado, Someday Soon, Stand By Your Man and Catch the Wind…

to name but a few.

What fun it was and what an unexpected pleasure to find that other people (including some who had been in the biz for a long time) thought I had a talent for singing too.

Years later, in 2000 I decided to get back into singing and took more voice lessons, in a more classical vein this time. What a joy it was to rediscover the freedom and pleasure of singing!

Of course I’ve always tried to remember to “lighten up the day” with a song, humming along to a CD, singing while driving etc. The times I really remember the true joy of singing are many and varied. One thing I did not know until recently were the many health benefits associated with singing.

This article is interesting, listing various health benefits directly related to singing. These include: improved memory, lung capacity, reduced stress and lower blood pressure to name but a few. There are many other lists/articles online, describing the numerous physical, emotional and mental health benefits of singing.

Whether you consider yourself a singer or not, it’s a great way to improve each day and your life. And it doesn’t have to cost a dime! Even if you start in the shower and go from there, you might surprise yourself and go on to share your singing voice with the world. You just never know! It’s all good. 🙂

PS: A version of this post was previously shared at one of my now inactive blogs: Take A Happy Break. I thought my Veggie…readers might enjoy this info. too. 😉

Lots of L-O-V-E and Some Valentine Treats! :-)

More Valentine’s fun!

If you like Craig Ferguson, don’t miss this one. 🙂

Have a fabulous weekend! Lots of hugs, G

PS: Any Valentine’s candy left? Some here, but it’s going down fast. 😉

My Poetic Path

love hearts

First, some Valentine cyber-sweets! 😉
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And, if you like Craig Ferguson (I ♥ Craigie!!!) you are in for a real treat and a good LOL. 😉
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Singing L-O-V-E from the movie Born Romantic, here’s Craigeeeeee:
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L-O-V-E!

(click to sing and dance along)
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Hope you have a l-o-v-e-l-y Valentine’s day!

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Mr. Cheddar: You Are My Sunshine!

Mr. Cheddar loves to nap in the sunshine.

We’ve had quite a few sunny days recently and I managed to snap this pic of Ched, soaking up the rays!

He’s always my “Sunshine Boy” and he always makes me smile. 😉

Happy Week from me and Mr. Cheddar! 🙂

Blogging Update x 2!

I’m focusing on my new review blog at this time, building the archives, writing posts about a variety of products…. in addition to several other off-line projects in progress. Things are going very well.

Hope you will stop by for a visit at My Real Life Reviews in the meantime.

And another Blogging  Update for  February 24th!

 I’m launching my 4th blog on Monday Feb. 28th:

Take a Happy Break! at: www.takeahappybreak.com

My way of spreading some happiness, good vibes and laughter online. Daily posts: Monday-Friday,

Hope you will stop by next week and often.

Take a break….We all deserve to be happy!♥