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A year ago I lost my job, felt sorry for myself for 48 hours and then got back on the bus and started my own phenomenally successful (almost) media consultancy. My latest playlist selection was, I thought, entirely random. But today I realised it's not - it's all about me. Or at least me and work - losing, winning and everything in between.
I've come up with a playlist of tunes that if they don't turn that frown upside down, will at least warm your heart against the chilly winter storm aftermath in preparation for what I hope will be an early spring.
Exhaustion seems to make me a more forgiving listener.
Music always makes unpleasant things just a little bit more enjoyable: cleaning, commuting, working out, breaking up. So it occurred to me, why not make a playlist for getting divorced? After all, isn't divorce the ultimate "break-up"?
I turned on the radio. The station we usually listen to was playing a holiday song, and that was followed by another. From past years, I knew that their playlist would now be straight-up holiday music for the next month or so. That's when I got the idea.
Election Day is tomorrow, and you can use your playlists to supercharge as you get out and vote. Find tunes that will charge you up with the right energy and send you the motivational message you need to be hearing, as well as reward you for doing something good and important.
This fall-inspired playlist is filled with chill indie songs and acoustic tunes to help you unwind. Hopefully you can take some time to curl up in your favorite sweater and savor all autumn has to offer.
While I love a good, old-fashioned vinyasa class, I really connected with the music and energy of SLT. These elements added a lightness to yoga that I hadn't experienced prior.
Want to feel all warm and sunny inside, like you can do anything and already have it all? This playlist is sort of an aural shot of caffeine, with a bunch of virtual high-fives thrown in.
From Lady Gaga's nearly 80 million followers and fans on Twitter and Facebook, to Spotify's 16-million-song catalog, social media's impact on the music industry is undeniable.
With these as my "power songs" this month, I've been able to rack up 100.45 miles at an average speed of 7.0 mph with a total running time of 14 hours, 18 minutes, and 44 seconds.
Within this headline-making rock and roll documentary, there lies a very personal story of survival, of achieving one's dream against all odds and of the hard work required to maintain that dream once it becomes a reality.
Music is a very powerful tool when it comes to taking an individual to a "different place." This playlist is a compilation of songs that trigger certain memories and also entice emotions that take me to a place that helps me cope with a grueling workout.
When the bullpen doors at Yankee Stadium fly open, it begins. The crowd roars and rises to its feet. And its not just the sight of a slender Panamania...
I call this my "Girl Power" playlist, not because it's full of feminist lyrics, female artists or Spice Girls songs, but because it gets me through the workouts that make me the proudest to be -- and run like -- a girl.