Sometimes the world feels like it is on a fast spin. Things are happening fast and life is just passing you by. You sit and wonder, where has the time gone. My biggest thing lately has been comparing myself to others who are “successful.” I sit and say: What have I done? What will be my legacy? Then I realize that we are on this earth for a very relatively short period of time. It is why some people do whatever it is they want in the face of criticism and judgement. You see, it’s your life. Make something of it. Not by other people’s standards but by what you know is just and true to you. Should you suffer and be cynical or just try and spend every waking moment finding joy. You see. I heard someone say that true love doesn’t exist. That it only happens in the movies. That everyone has to work hard all their lives so that they can “retire”. That you have to be skinny. That you have to live in a certain neighborhood. That you have to have certain things. That you have to wear certain clothes. It’s so confusing. It’s so much to achieve and overwhelming. My take today is, Just Relax! That’s right. Just relax. It will be over fast enough. Enjoy the ride.
When I started singing I realized that I could do this forever. You know that tingly special feeling you get when you are happy. It’s like going on vacation after a long grueling week at work. You just feel refreshed and complete. Why do you do what you do? Does it complete you? Does it serve a worthwhile purpose for you? Is it because you love it? Or are you just trying to follow someone else’s view of what you should become? I get it. We DO have to pay the bills. I think every now and then, we should ask ourselves these questions. Let’s find the purpose in what we do. Let’s make it work for us and what we need in our lives. I know that I may never be perfect. I know that I may never be a superstar, but I know that I can set my life up to be perfect in my own way. I know that it is perfectly fine to live my life in dedication to my family and my emotional well being if that is what I choose. Even if it means not making as much money. Also if that is what I choose, I need to carry out actions, plans, and meet the right people to make it happen.
Keep working people.
Angela Shella Music will be cranking out new dance songs. Energize yourself. Take the challenge. Use Angela Shella’s music to energize and exercise “Describe My Love” and “Space and Time”. Dance and Exercise. Space and Time is the perfect dance song. If you are physically able(allowed by your doctor), I challenge you to dance through these songs from beginning to end and see if you are energized. Exercise decreases depression and anxiety. Exercise improves psychological well-being. Exercise decreases the risk of developing diabetes and helps maintain body weight. It also improves your chances of living a longer life. It has been said to decrease risk of cancer and joint diseases. I often marvel at Lance Armstrong when I think about his story. I truly believe his life was extended because of all his rigorous exercise. We are not God but we can try very hard to live a lifestyle that prolongs our life. A few more years could be fun. I will be pushing out more dance tunes for you. Don’t forget to comment and let me know which songs you like best. Thanks in advance. Ciao!
I was surprised to hear that the Hall of fame basket ball coach Pat Summit was diagnosed with early onset dementia. I hope we can find a cure for this but until then there are some things that we can do to keep our brains healthy.
1. Eat healthy, fresh, whole, organic foods. You know, antioxidants, veggies, fruits, nuts, water, and organic produce.
2. Be socially connected to real people. Fellowship with people. Have a party and listen to great music.
3. Engage in mentally stimulating activity, classes, games, etc. Read books, learn a new language, a new mental exercise game or puzzle, a new musical instrument, or any activity that is new to you and requires some mental stimulation.
4.Laughter is good for your brain. Hang around people that make you laugh. Smiling has been scientifically proven to improve mood and health.
5. Exercise regularly. Do rigorous but safe exercise. Your brain cells literally respond to exercise.
6.Get quality sleep.Sleep Sleep Sleep.
7. Manage Stress. If you have a lot of stress in your life, manage it. See someone. Don’t go years and years with built up and unmanaged stress.
8. Have a reason to live. Have a purpose. A task or goal or purpose that literally is your reason for getting up in the morning.
Music is so important to me. I think it is because it takes you to another place or ushers you into a deep place inside yourself. It can make you dance but it can make you cry. Today I would like to use music as a source of gratitude. I want to say thank you to all my friends, family, readers, and everyone who have touched my life. I just want to sit back and appreciate where I am right now and thank God for everything in my life at this moment. I still look up at the moon and thank God for science. Life is here and it is beautiful. Not perfect but I am thankful for it. My hope is that I can live in a spirit of gratitude. Those low points in my life are not easy. However, I believe that my attitude can shape my future and my present. Admittedly, sometimes I need help from wonderful people like you. I am so inspired by the art, blogs, photography, and articles that I discover. I love to learn. I am thankful for simple things, the complex things, the pretty, and the ugly. Thank you everyone who has expressed interest and signed up for free music and more information about my music. It is truly a gift. I do not take my talent lightly. I am grateful for it. Please take the time and tell me which song(s) you like best.
I was disgusted with myself today. I had a horrible eating moment. Nonstop bingeing is never good. But it’s done, Angela. Get over it and move on. Wallowing in failure or weakness is a total waste of time. That not only applies to dieting, but it also applies to your career, your aspirations, and your dreams. Self-pity is not a road to success. You can’t go back into the past. Stop crying over spilled milk. Get up and live. Fight for a better future. So Here I go. I’m on my way out for a run. The future is bright.
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Lately, I find myself asking for help and relying a bit too much on other people. After all, we all need each other, don’t we? But This morning I tell myself: It all boils down to self-discipline. Decide what you need to do. Acknowledge temptation. Just decide that you will resist it. Write the temptation down on a piece of paper. Ball it up and throw it away or burn it. Decide that today, your life is your own. No apologies. No excuses. No one to blame. No one to rely on. Today it is just you and yourself. Say that you are strong. List the actions you need to take. Take them. Just do it. Then get up tomorrow and do it again.
You can not worry too much about your failures. Just learn from them and move on to the next thing. Life is short. There is always another game to play. Another day to smile. Something new to learn. Another person to meet.
It seems so easy for some people to try something new. They seem fearless. Not me. It is difficult to go outside my comfort zone. I have been trying to get rid of my fear. Spending a lot of time trying to overcome it. It is so much easier to just stay in a job or circumstance that you know, even if it is not really what you want. My new strategy: Experience the fear. If I don’t, I will be frozen, and I will never try anything new.
Without creativity, I don’t think the world would be fit for anyone to live in. Creativity is like fire. That thing that inspires you in a nonstop, consistent, and persistent way. When it is in you, it burns. It spreads. You have to create when you feel the urge. If you don’t, it feels off balance. Unhealthy. Once you start, it catches on fire, again. Sometimes destroying old ideas in its path. I wrote a song the other day, just out of the blue. I felt a breeze come my way and I bet it came from God, something powerful, that’s for sure. It’s why I want to stay alive. What’s your fire?
Please download this song, Fire.
Persistently yours, Angela.
No matter what happens, you have to use your talent to the fullest. It doesn’t matter if you have 5 people following your blog or 5 million people. You have to share your talent with much care and enthusiasm. I have to sing my heart out regardless of how many people show up to the event. Whatever it is that you do, sweeping a floor, writing a book, designing clothes, being a parent, being a cashier, running a business, doing art, photography, music, etc; do it well. Give it your best shot. Don’t bury it.
Recently, I have discovered that trying to be perfect, for me, is simply a form of procrastination. You know that urge and desire of having to make sure everything is just right. So you wait. You wait again. Why? Because you have to get everything just right before you move forward. Or maybe it’s just fear. The next thing you know, time passes by and you have accomplished nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Persistently yours. Angie.