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M.J. Ryan, life coach and author, shows that (happily!) change is possible at any age in this highly readable and practical book. Ms. Ryan readily acknowledges that change is not easy -- whether it is in our relationships, finding or changing jobs, getting out of debt, exercising and losing weight -- or for that matter anything else! However, in concise and pithy chapters, with surprising empathy, she uses insights from psychology and neuroscience to give the reader the courage and skills to change amidst life’s many ups and downs.
Earworms... According to Urban Dictionary, an earworm is a song you can't get out of your head. Usually these are the "worst" songs and having one running through your head all day can drive you crazy! Other terms for earworm are "tune wedgie", "sticky tune" and "aneurhythm". If you look up at the top of this page and click on articles and type in earworm, the first article you will see is a scientific study of "stuck song syndrome" that was published in the British Journal of Psychology. In this study, they relate that most people play a different song to get the song out of their head, though a small minority (less than 2%) imbibe alcohol.
A friend of mine from college posted on his facebook status that the song Wildfire by Michael Martin Murphey was on in the elevator and he wished he had his ipod with him. I love that song, but that's just me. And so, my friend was earwormed...by a pony she named Wildfire...busted down his stall...in a blizzard he was lost... I just downloaded it on Freegal...and so can you if you know it won't be buzzing in your head hours from now.
What songs have you had stuck in your head? How do you get them out?
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is best described as a big gift containing many gifts inside. As the reader unfolds each present he/she discovers the secret of money, relationships, health, happiness, but most importantly the secret of oneself. A must read for everyone wanting to make a positive change in their life.