MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

Flat-lining Emotions and a Bulging Waist Line

Posted on April, 16th 2015 by Marie

When my foot falls asleep, the blood flow to the nervous tissues is cut off. The nerves cannot send signals to my brain, and I cannot feel the limb – although I can see it is right there. It makes me wonder if this piece of listless flesh will ever be able to move on ...

Judgment Daze

Posted on April, 10th 2013 by Marie

... So often we do this: We judge others! I certainly have thoughts on a regular basis that sound something like this: -"That guy looks so mean" -"She's so full of herself" - "I bet you are angry with me right now" We do it all the time: We tell each other and ourselves our stories - ...

How Mumbai Changed My World

Posted on February, 21st 2013 by Marie

"Oh my God, what is that SMELL?" The words popped out of my mouth, as we were being transported back to our 5 star hotel well into the wee hours after having played a gig in the City of Mumbai, India. We were going by one of the poorer areas of the city, and of course I ...

“Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone…. That Is Where The Magic Happens!”

Posted on January, 25th 2013 by Marie

Here is my morning reality: It is 6 AM, I am fifty years old I bend my body in all sorts of very unnatural positions while listening to a militant voice that insists that I need to "breathe normally", while the sweat drips into my eyes, my knees shake and the supposed "firm grip" I am attempting slips miserably. ...

It’s Only Old Rockers And I Like Them!

Posted on December, 13th 2012 by Marie

Watching the 12-12-12 show last night, the term "70's rock" received a whole new meaning, as several of the most impressive performers were in, or close to, their seventies! And what a great show! Mick Jagger was running around like he always has, and if it were not for the close-ups, you would never have thought he was anything but ...

An Over-Looked Key To Success?

Posted on June, 17th 2012 by Marie

Maybe you watched the other night as Nik Wallenda braved the wire stretched across Niagara Falls? Obviously, it was amazing to watch a man live his dreams, to plan, to focus, to build a team, to risk it all, and succeed! All of the planning steps he took before he even put a foot on the wire ...

Shift Happens!

Posted on October, 20th 2011 by Marie

     Sometimes it happens! We are all set to embrace a certain direction in our life and then it happens: BLAM!!! A door shuts right in our face as we were ready to walk through it!  .... Shift happens!     So what to do? We can cry and wail. We can stare ourselves blind on the door that closed. We ...

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