My wish…15 Amazing songs to inspire you right now.

I decided to take one more week of a school/blogging break. I’m a bit down and dealing with a few issues here at home. I decided I needed a bit more time off to recoup, to gather my self and my thoughts. I will be returning one week from today, on October 8, 2018, with my usual schedule. My next Fit by 50 post will be on October 11, 2018.

I went in search of an article to repost today. This one is very fitting. The following list was gathered together as part of a photo dvd for my eldest son’s high school graduation. It is fitting today, because that same son has moved out of my house over the weekend, into an apartment of his own. As proud as I am that he is moving out and venturing into the world, in search of his own life, it is a sad, and somewhat bittersweet time for me. As I reflect on our lives together, I pray for the next step in our family’s journey, as our relationship moves to another level. These are MY WISH for my son, and for all of you.


Hello everyone! Happy Monday! However, as I write this, it is late Sunday night, and I’m a bit down. You see, my Minnesota Vikings lost tonight to the Philadelphia Eagles (who played a TREMENDOUS game, by the way…congrats to the Eagles!) I mean the Vikes didn’t just lose, they got there butts kicked…38-7!

Anyway, Sunday’s are “blogging” night for me. It’s when I sit down and try to get as much done as I can, prior to the upcoming week, so I can study and get things done around the house during the week. I came into tonight, not knowing what to write about for Motivation Monday. Well, when I’m down, I enjoy listening to inspiring music, which is what I was doing tonight as I was figuring out a topic for my blog. Then it hit me…why not share a list of my favorite inspiring songs, as a post for motivation Monday.


My music preferences have changed VASTLY over the years. I’m a child of the 1980’s and grew up listening to hard rock and hair bands. You know the type…Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Kiss, ETC…(Throw in some Elton John and Billie Joel!) While I still enjoy that type of music, my tastes have evolved.

I often call myself a hippie misplaced in time…I LOVE the Beatles, as well as many other groups  from that era, such as Creedance Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, John Denver, and Simon & Garfunkel to name a few.

I’m not a huge music lover, opting for talk radio most of the time. But the music I do enjoy is a wide variety of inspiring songs. Many of the songs are country,  however, I don’t necessarily adhere to one genre of music. It’s more about the lyrics for me, than the tune. I LOVE to listen to the lyrics, which, for me, must be uplifting and inspiring in some form or fashion.


Many of the songs below were gathered for a very special purpose…a memory DVD for my eldest son’s high school graduation in 2013. As a parent, it’s bitter sweet seeing your child graduate from high school. As proud as you are to see them achieve this milestone, it’s a sad time, because your baby is leaving home. You’re happy and sad, at the same time. For the DVD, I mixed songs I found inspiring with songs I knew he liked onto a DVD of photos of him from birth to graduation. I wanted something special to mark that important occasion.

So, I share these with you now, in hopes that they will inspire you, as they do me. Don’t just listen to the music, hear the words and figure out what they mean for you. Whether you listen to just one or two of the songs, or all of them, may they encourage you,  inspire you, guide you, and motivate you to follow your dreams.

SO…Here are

15 of my favorite

inspirational songs…





Rascal Flatts…STAND



Martina McBride…ANYWAY

Miley Cyrus…THE CLIMB

Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey…WHEN YOU BELIEVE

The Beatles…LET IT BE


Chesney Hawkes…The One and Only


ABBA, John Denver, Donna Summer, Robin Gibb Maurice Gibb Barry Gibb, Olivia Newton-John, Andy Gibb, Rod Steward Rita Colidge Earth Wind & Fire and many others perform as the final performance “PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART” at the Unicef 1979 charity concert show “Unicef – A Gift Of Songs”.

I end with one of my favorite songs. It epitomizes my hope for my family, for my friends, for all who read my blog, for everyone I meet and all people around the world…If you are reading this right now…THIS is MY WISH for you…(Rascal Flatts)


Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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