There are people who are lucky enough to find early on what they were meant to do in life. I’m one of those lucky people. My mission to help people get well and fit and stay healthy has been a wonderful lifelong occupation that has made my life exciting and fulfilling. It has allowed me to meet and interact with some of the best people I’ve known — my clients!
There are a few more people who are lucky in that they have found early in their lives what makes them happy and what their mission is in life. One of those people is Rose Cora Perry of Canada, a Canadian singer/songwriter who has given her life to making fabulous music that tells a story and that almost anyone can relate to.
Rose is not just a singer and songwriter, she also from an early age got involved with social issues — writing articles and columns on teenage depression, eating disorders, and bullying as well as being an advocate and starring in videos for the MindYourMind.ca/The Thames Valley District School-board. She is frequently the emcee for such community-minded fund-raising events as the Ovarian Cancer Run, Vegfest, Hospice and various other special events.
It is striking that a young person with so much personal talent and beauty gives back so much to her community and to humanity. Her music, although beautiful and lyrical, many times reflects the same sentiment as her songs speak to social justice and equality.
Doing what you love to do in life makes each day a joy. You never work hard, you simply fulfill your dreams. People can tell if you are passionate about your work and about your interactions with them simply by the way you conduct yourself on a daily basis. Not everyone is lucky enough to figure out what makes them hum early on, but you can sit down now and take time to think about what you would be doing if money was not an issue.
How could you spend more time doing what you really enjoy doing and therefore reduce your stress and increase your enjoyment of life? By including fun and positive experiences in your day-to-day schedule, you will dramatically improve the quality of your life and the quality of your health, both mental and physical. I want you to ask yourself some hard questions about the quality of your life.
If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be? (Likely here since it is fabulous, but go ahead and dream a little). Who would you be with? What would you be doing? How would your days look? Even if you feel that you can’t drop everything you do now and wholeheartedly embrace what makes your heart sing, can you not included just a little bit more of your passion into each day and do yourself good? I hope you can, because your life will improve dramatically.
I’m going to ask you for a favor. Rose Cora Perry is an artist who deserves your support. Please vote for her video and show your support for someone who is talented and deserves to be recognized for the good that she does.
Please vote for Rose’s video (second in a trilogy). This is so important to her!
If someone voted last time, they do not need to sign up again. They simply need to visit the link, log in and vote by raising the scale the way to the top.
If they did not vote last time, again they need to sign up with Facebook or email, validate and then vote.
The link is
w Sign up (you can easily do so using your Facebook account or e-mail )
w Validate your account (a must to vote)
w Slide the rating scale (on the right) all the way to the top so it reads “The Best I’ve Ever Seen.”
w You’re done! One vote is all you need.
You can see and hear more of Rose’s work at www.rosecoraperry.com. It will improve the quality of your life to see such a devoted young person who is passionate about their art and their community.
Dr. Jane Riley, EdD., is a certified personal fitness trainer, nutritional adviser and behavior change specialist. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-8119 cell/text.