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Laugh for today

In case you haven’t had your laugh for today check this out!

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People helping people

Volunteering is one of my favorite things to do. I cannot begin to explain how fun and rewarding it is to help impact the lives of others for the better. My first major volunteer opportunity was for the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts for New Orleans.The people there had lost so much, but they were still full of joy and hope. It helped me see things that I thought were arduous in my life in a different light. Helping people who are less fortunate helps put things in perspective, or if anything makes you feel really good. So how do you jump in? 

Find a place to volunteer through a volunteer matching serviceVolunteermatch.org  is a great website where you can enter the skills you have to offer and your zip code to find opportunities near you. However, these opportunities may require a commitment to the organization featured. Other sites allow you to sign up for volunteer events, specifically, with no commitment.

Places of worship– Almost any church (not sure about synagogues, mosques, etc.) will have a ministry that serves the community. Find an opportunity that interests you and jump in. My church has an event on the 2nd saturday of each month for a couple of hours where you can go out with a group of people to do anything from feeding the homeless to cleaning up a river with no commitment to the organizations we partner with that month. Last month, I went to clean up a nearby river that is incredibly filthy. It didn’t seem like we were doing much in that short amount of time to clean it up, but I’m sure that the little bit we did clean up will make a huge difference for the wildlife and organisms that depend on the river for life.

Don’t have time– If your way too busy to give up a couple of hours of your time. That’s ok! There are tons of causes that need donations to operate. I found a website much like Groupon or Living Social where you don’t buy massage or movie ticket deals, but you donate $1 (no more, no less) to a nonprofit that’s featured as the “daily deal”. For more information, visit the website here .

What have you volunteered for in the past and how has it impacted you?

Fun social activity spotlight: Tubing

A couple of my friends and I went up to Harpers Ferry to go tubing on saturday. It was really relaxing to float down a lazy river ( it was really lazy and slow.I think a turtle would have been moving faster than us. I’d recommend doing the whitewater tubing). We brought snacks and drinks to have a nice little picnic while we floated down the Potomac.Good times!

(It was just like this but not with this company)

It’s great to get out of your normal surroundings and go out and discover something new with good friends or just go out for some alone time. There’s just something about being out in nature and imbibing the beauty all around.

What’s your favorite activity to do to relax and take in nature?

Summer workout playlist – July edition

Just adding some music to the workout section to keep things fresh. You’ll notice this list is loaded with music from the 80’s and 90’s. Our favorite decades!

“Barbie girl” – Aqua

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis509A

“I like to move it” – Reel to Real

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyx4v1QFzhQ

“Yeah 3x”- Chris Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mC2ixOAivA

“Misery” – Maroon 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g6g2mvItp4

“Rock your body” – Justin Timberlake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSVHoHyErBQ

“Sabotage” – Beastie Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rRZdiu1UE

“Don’t stop me now” – Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgzGwKwLmgM

“(Jump) for my love” – The Pointer Sisters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgSyB5xSo2U

As always let me know suggestions for August.

 

A laugh a day keeps the doctor away

Recently a friend shared these Youtube videos with me.Enjoy:).

Pretty sure this is the funniest shell on the beach.

Don’t step up on a small table…

What are your favorite Youtube videos?

Summer workout playlist-June

There are a lot of things I like together. Running and good music are at the tippy tip of that list. No matter what your chosen method of burning the fat or keeping in shape, these tunes will keep you motivated. Each month during the summer I’ll update the list to keep things fresh.

 

Warm-up/Cool down

Ben Lee- “Catch my disease

Matt Wertz- “Everything’s right

Plain White Tees-“Rhythm of Love

Wiz Khalifa-“Roll up

OneRepublic-“Good life

Florence+The Machine-“Dog days are over

 

Workout

Nicki Minaj, will.i.am-“Check it out

Michael Jackson-“Beat it

Kesha-“We R who we R

Lady Gaga-“Just Dance

Rihanna-“Only girl in the world

Pitbull ft. Neyo, Nayer, Afrojack-“Give me everything tonight

Phoenix- “ Lisztomania

Any songs I missed that you would like to see on the July
workout playlist?