According to Google; an anthem is a rousing or uplifting song identified with a particular group, body or cause. Interesting.

We have all heard anthems throughout our lives. We have patriotic anthems such as the Star Spangled Banner. We have high school anthems. We have Christmas anthems. The list goes on.

I am also pretty sure each of you have your own personal anthem as well. If you don’t, it wouldn’t hurt to get one. It helps motivate and encourage action and is a great way to boost serotonin in your brain (the happy feeling).

Here are some that I like to get you going on finding your anthem.

  1. (Yes, this one is mine) Aretha Franklin: Respect
  2. Sia: Unstoppable
  3. Beatles: All You Need Is Love
  4. Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive
  5. Joseph: White Flag

Here Is To The Great Outdoors

It has been amazing here in Portland this week! Lots of sunshine and warmth to go around!! It really just makes you want to be outside soaking in all the vitamin C that you can. It also makes me want to wear my cooler summer outfits, BBQ, sip lemonade while the sun goes down and listen to great music. Here are a few suggestions for music to get you in an outdoor frame of mind.

  1. Raging Fire by Phillip Phillips
  2. Lookin’ Out My Back Door by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  3. Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
  4. I Get Around by The Beach Boys
  5. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles