The overall meaning of the Seven of Wands is to hold your ground, no matter what is challenging your position. You will need to defend this position and take a stand against those who are aiming to take your spot.
With the Seven of Wands tarot in the future position, always remember to keep on believing in yourself. The odds may not always be on your side, but you are more than capable to beat them. Always be courageous, and fair, and kind.
We know that everyone has some passion for music. However, behind the songs that we hear, there are untold stories of those musicians who have chosen to commit their lives and hard work to deliver the best in this competitive industry.
To be successful in this industry you have to put in effort and compassion for you to overcome any challenges that might come in your way. That is why in this article, I have highlighted some of the qualities that the most popular musicians have and it can make your music career a success.
These qualities are:
1. Creativity The levels of creativity are what distinguishes successful musicians. Such musicians know how to blend their creativity with the expectations of their fans. This is to say that, you might be talented but you need to know how to come up with an artistic piece of music that will be captivating. Additionally, you must know how to generate income by creating networks so that you can appear on TV shows and other marketing platforms. Successful musicians create opportunities which eventually earns them great income.
2. Confidence Confidence is one of the greatest virtue that top musicians have. Well, a musician should always believe in oneself which will be a source of inspiration to overcome the challenges that are there in the music industry. Therefore, you will need to dedicate your energy and time and as you progress it will be a source of motivation which would propel you gradually until you achieve your goals.
3. Patience and determination.
One of the key qualities that a successful musician should have is being determined and patient. Success is not an overnight story but you need to create it by giving your time and all that it takes. Every musician that is celebrated today started with the humble beginning. I remember the likes of Dua Lipa who was once told that she could not sing but she didn’t let the criticism pin her down.
4. Practice Successful musicians usually do a lot of practice before they make an appearance on the stage. This is to ensure that the voices are well refined which will help gram to grow in the industry. The success of your music lies in the intensity of your practice. By practicing daily you are securing a chance of rising above the other musicians.
5. Hard work
Most of the stories that you hear about the successful musicians were built on hard work. They had to work tirelessly despite their ups and downs and this motivated them to remain focused on their goal. Composing music is not as easy as other people might think, but it is through hard work and sourcing ideas that can help you progress in your career path.
Every successful musician has a story to tell, but the most important thing is that their success is mainly based on the qualities that I have listed above. This is to say that when you learn to develop some of these qualities you can be among the icons that will be celebrated when the time comes. Apparently, the most important thing is to believe in yourself because what you can conceive in a mind you can as well achieve it.
I don't normally cheer about a vitamin or natural supplement but I recently had a friend recommend Turmeric-Curcumin with Black Pepper for my extremely sore knee. Turmeric has made a massive difference in just 1 week! The knee is better, I sleep better, and I am losing weight! That all lifts depression too.
I bought it for like 17.00 on Amazon and it is a 60 day supply! Cheap and it replaces so many of the Big Pharma drugs...It sure is working for me..
From Health Diaries
Over the years, researchers have been learning more and more about the health benefits of turmeric and its active component, curcumin. It’s been eight years since we first
published the 20 Health Benefits of Turmeric and I decided that it’s time for an update with links to the latest studies.
Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India. The health benefits of turmeric have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that it can be helpful in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.
One thing to take note of is that research has found that consuming black pepper with curcumin increases its bioavailability. BRAIN TUMORS
One of the biggest health benefits of turmeric is in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Research has found that curcumin induces cell death in medulloblastoma, a pediatric brain tumor. Other studies have found that it may induce cell death in glioblastomas, an aggressive type of brain tumor that is resistant to chemo and radiation.
One study found that turmeric, when combined with cruciferous vegetables, may prevent prostate cancer and stop or slow the growth of existing prostate cancer.
A study found that curcumin caused melanoma cells to commit suicide. Topical curcumin has shown promise in fighting squamous cell carcinoma. LEUKEMIA
Curcumin was found to have an inhibitory effect on WT1 gene expression in childhood leukemia cells. A study on Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) at the University of Palermo in Italy found that mice treated with curcumin developed smaller tumors than the control group.
A French study published in 2014 in Cancer Biology & Therapy found that several different multiple myeloma cell lines were sensitive to curcumin. The study authors concluded that the results indicate more clinical trials are worth doing on curcumin and multiple myeloma. MD Anderson Cancer Research Center at the University of Texas has been studying the effects of curcumin on multiple myeloma for several years. For an interesting anecdotal story of a woman with multiple myeloma who has been keeping her cancer at bay for years using MD Anderson’s curcumin protocol, check out Margaret’s Corner.
Multiple studies have found that one of the most exciting health benefits of turmeric is the prevention of metastasis, the spread of cancer from the primary site to other areas of the body.
Cachexia is one of the biggest hurdles for many cancer patients with solid tumors. It causes weight loss and muscle wasting even when large amounts of food are ingested. A Chinese study found that patients with colorectal cancer who were given oral curcumin while waiting to undergo surgery experienced weight gain. The same study also found that curcumin-induced cancer cell death in patients with colorectal cancer. CHEMOTHERAPY ENHANCER
Researchers at UCLA found that curcumin enhances the effects of cisplatin, a chemotherapy used in the treatment of many different cancers. Cisplatin and curcumin together worked better at suppressing tumors than cisplatin alone. In addition, a study published in the Nutrition and Cancer journal found that curcumin not only makes cancer cells more susceptible to chemo but it also protects healthy cells from the toxic effects of chemo.
One of the most exciting turmeric benefits is in the realm of brain health. It has long been noted that elderly people in India have low rates of Alzheimer’s disease. One reason may be that they consume a lot of turmeric in their diets. A study found that curcumin may prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain. EYE HEALTH
A study at the UC San Diego found that curcumin may be able to treat some types of retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness. Another study found that it may be helpful in the treatment of macular degeneration.
Research has found that curcumin may be a powerful tool in the fight against obesity and its related symptoms. Curcumin reduces leptin resistance, lowers insulin resistance, reverses hyperglycemia, reduces inflammation, and activates fat burning gene signals.
NATURAL PAINKILLER & ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
Curcumin is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor. One study compared curcumin to ibuprofen for pain relief in knee osteoarthritis patients and found that the curcumin worked just as well as ibuprofen. Several studies have found that curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory properties. According to the Arthritis Foundation, several studies have found turmeric to be effective at reducing joint inflammation and pain, with one of the studies even finding curcumin to be better at reducing pain and swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis than diclofenac, an NSAID that is commonly prescribed for people with RA.
Is your liver taxed to the limit? One of the health benefits of turmeric that is believed to be a natural liver detoxifier. One study found that it may protect against alcohol-induced liver damage as well as damage caused by a high fat diet.
Curcumin crosses the blood-brain barrier and is a known neuroprotective agent. Several studies have found that curcumin may be beneficial in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. According to Michigan State University researchers, curcumin can prevent clumping of a protein that leads to Parkinson’s.
Curcumin has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis. A study at Vanderbilt University found that curcumin prevented the onset of an autoimmune disease in mice that is similiar to MS in humans. In fact, the study authors said that MS is a rare disease in India and China, where turmeric is consumed on a regular basis.
Oral curcumin has been shown to be effective against psoriasis. The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends turmeric as a natural remedy for psoriasis.
An Indian study found that curcumin may be an effective treatment for people with major depression. The study compared people who were taking Prozac, curcumin, or Prozac and curcumin together. The group who took Prozac and curcumin together had the best results, while those taking either Prozac or curcumin had very similar results indicating that curcumin may work just as well as Prozac.
Curcumin may protect against the effects of sleep deprivation. A study found that it prevented anxiety, oxidative damage, and other impairment in mice deprived of sleep for 72 hours.
Several studies have found that curcumin has antibacterial properties and is useful in disinfecting cuts and burns. READ MORE
Thirty years after forming in Limerick (initially, as The Cranberry Saw Us) The Cranberries are set to release their 8th and final album In The End. With Stephen Street once again taking producer duties, the eleven-track record brings a remarkable career to a fitting and powerful closure. Announcing the album, the band has shared the first single "All Over Now" that blends rock, alternative and catchy almost pop-sounding melodies to deliver a classic Cranberries sound.
The Cranberries - Dolores O'Riordan, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler - emerged from the pre-Brit-pop scene of the early '90s, with their trademark indie guitar sound and Dolores' distinctive Celtic-tinged lilting vocal style - described by Melody Maker as "the voice of a saint trapped in a glass harp".
Their rise to global fame was nothing short of meteoric; best known for their now-classic songs "Linger", "Zombie" and "Dreams", the band has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
While it is tinged with sadness following Dolores' unexpected death on January 15th, 2018, IN THE END is not a valediction, it is a celebration, one that stands as a powerful testimony to the life and creative work of Dolores and her brothers in music Noel, Mike, and Fergal.
The genesis of In The End began in May 2017 while the band were on tour. By winter of 2017, Noel and Dolores had written and demoed the eleven songs that would eventually appear on the album. "Dolores was so energized by the prospect of making this record and to getting back out on the road to play the songs live," recalls Noel.
In coming to terms with her tragic passing Noel, Mike and Fergal listened to the songs and, with the support of Dolores' family, wanted to honor their close friend, and collaborator by completing the record.
Speaking about the band's concerns at the time Noel said, "we knew this had to be one of the, if not the, best Cranberries album that we could possibly do. The worry was that we would destroy the legacy of the band by making an album that wasn't up to standard.
Once we had gone through all the demos that Dolores and I had worked on and decided that we had such a strong album we knew it would be the right thing and the best way that we could honor Dolores."
With the songs at various stages of completion they turned to Stephen Street - who had produced four of their previous albums including Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? and No Need To Argue - and spent 4 weeks in a London studio building the sounds around her vocals from the original demos. "It was a bittersweet time.
The joy of recording new tracks is always exciting and one of the best parts of being in a band. At the end of every day when we'd laid down our parts there was a sense of sadness, knowing that Dolores wouldn't be in that evening to work on that day's track," remembers Noel.
The album is a strong goodbye from the band to their fans, a fitting tribute to their bandmate and friend and, most importantly, a collection of powerful songs that can take their rightful place with The Cranberries' previous six records.
Speaking about the single and the album Dolores' mother said, "I miss her awfully, especially today, as does the entire family. That said I can't think of a more fitting way to commemorate the first anniversary of her passing and to celebrate her life than to announce to the world the release of her final album with the band.
She was very excited about this new album and was really looking forward to its release. I have no doubt that she is happy now and would be delighted with today's announcement."
Hill Street Blues still stands the test of time. I just streamed the entire series on HULU during the holidays. No cell phones or computers to be found but they weren't needed. They used payphones a lot! Great show from the 1980s and older folks remember and young folks will dig it too...Check it out.. and Let's Be Careful Out There
On this day in 1981, Hill Street Blues, television’s landmark cops-and-robbers drama, debuts on NBC. When the series first appeared, the police show had largely been given up for dead.
Critics savaged stodgy and moralistic melodramas and scoffed at lighter fare like Starsky and Hutch. Created by Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll, Hill Street Blues invigorated television, paving the way for more realistic and gritty fare.
Hill Street Blues was set in an anonymous northern city (the exteriors were actually filmed in Chicago) and was the first real attempt by television to portray police officers as fallible human beings. Each episode began with the 7 a.m. roll call led by Sergeant Esterhaus. He closed the roll call with his trademark refrain, “Let’s be careful out there.”
Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (Michael Conrad)
The series not only changed the way that Americans viewed police officers, but it also revolutionized the television drama itself. The show resisted formula and introduced the ensemble cast.
Whereas early cop shows like Dragnet and Adam-12 were centered around a couple of officers who always got their man by the end of the hour, the full squad house of regulars on Hill Street Blues rarely resolved cases in one episode.
Hill Street Blues was acclaimed through its entire run. When it ended in May 1987, it had set the records for most Emmys won in a single season and most nominations in one year.
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter, and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.
The unfortunate victims of the Hillside Stranglers
On This Day: Angelo Buono, one of the Hillside Stranglers, is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the rape, torture, and murder of 10 young women in Los Angeles. Buono’s cousin and partner in crime, Kenneth Bianchi, testified against Buono to escape the death penalty.
Buono, a successful auto upholsterer, and Bianchi began their serial crime spree in 1977 when Bianchi moved from New York to live with his cousin. They started talking about how the prostitutes that Buono often brought home would hardly be missed by anyone if they disappeared. Idle speculation quickly led to action and the pair raped and strangled their first victim, Yolanda Washington, on October 17.
Within a month Buono and Bianchi had attacked three other women and developed a trademark method of operation. They picked up the women in their van, drove them back to Buono’s house where they were sexually assaulted in all manners, tortured, and strangled to death.
The duo then thoroughly cleaned the bodies before taking and posing them in lascivious positions on hillsides in the Los Angeles area, often near police stations. Thus, they earned the nickname the “Hillside Strangler.” The press assumed that it was the work of one man.
Following the death of the 10th victim in February 1978, the murders suddenly stopped. Buono and Bianchi were no longer getting along, even with their common hobby. Bianchi moved to Washington and applied for a job at the Bellingham Police Department.
He didn’t get the job but became a security guard instead. However, he couldn’t keep his murderous impulses in check and killed two college students. A witness who had seen the two girls with Bianchi came forward and the case was solved.
Bianchi, who had seen the movie Sybil and The Three Faces of Eve many times, suddenly claimed to have multiple personalities. He blamed the murders on “Steve,” one of his alternate personalities. Psychiatrists examining Bianchi quickly dismissed his ruse and Bianchi then confessed to the Hillside Strangler murders, testifying against Buono to avoid the death penalty in Washington.
During his trial, Buono fiercely insisted on his innocence, pointing to the fact that there was no physical evidence tying him to the crimes. Buono’s house was so clean that investigators couldn’t even find Buono’s own fingerprints in the home. But after more than 400 witnesses testified, Buono was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Angelo Buono died from a heart attack on Sept. 21, 2002, at the age of 67. Kenneth Bianchi was denied parole in September 2005 and remains in prison. Read More
On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone—a touchscreen mobile phone with an iPod, camera and Web-browsing capabilities, among other features—at the Macworld convention in San Francisco.
Jobs, dressed in his customary jeans and black mock turtleneck, called the iPhone a “revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone.”
When it went on sale in the United States six months later, on June 29, amidst huge hype, thousands of customers lined up at Apple stores across the country to be among the first to purchase an iPhone. Read More
After years out of print, Rickie Lee Jones’ first two albums will be available on LP. Rickie’s self-titled debut album and the lauded follow up Pirates were re-released digitally and on CD via AWAL Recordings in the latter half of 2018. Now they will receive their long overdue vinyl reissues on January 18. Now they will receive their long overdue vinyl reissues on January 18. Pre-order Rickie Lee Jones HERE and Pirates HERE.
Rickie Lee Jones skyrocketed to fame in 1979 when as a barely known artist she appeared on Saturday Night Live. Performing her biggest hit “Chuck E’s In Love” in her trademark red beret, Time Magazine instantly dubbed her “the Duchess of Coolsville.” Since then she has gone on to win two Grammy Awards, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and included in VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.
Click the LP cover to pre-order your copies due on Jan 18, 2019
Released in 1979, her self-titled debut on Warner Brothers won her the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and reached #3 on the Billboard Albums chart. The album’s brilliant songs include the exceptional "On Saturday Afternoons in 1963", the haunting "Last Chance Texaco", and the popular "Chuck E’s In Love", a top 5 pop single. Check out Jones' Coolsville 1979 Trilogy featuring the music videos for "Coolsville", "Young Blood", and "Chuck E's in Love".
With a busy year ahead, Jones will play her first shows of 2019 in the Northeast this February.
2/21 - New York, NY @ Sony Hall in NYC
2/22 - Toms River, NJ @ The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for Arts
2/23 - Beverly, MA @ The Cabot
2/26 - State College, PA @ The State Theatre
2/28 - Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
3/1 - Albany, NY @ The Egg
3/2 - Old Saybrook, CT @ The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
3/3 - East Greenwich, RI @ The Greenwich Odeum
6/7 - Park City, UT @ Egyptian Theater
6/8 - Park City, UT @ Egyptian Theater
6/9 - Park City, UT @ Egyptian Theater
Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse
This author "Peace" wrote the fabulous book Psychopath Free. When I encountered a seriously dark entity some years back. This book saved me. If you too need help detoxing from the highly toxic people in your life, get these books today!! xK
From the Author:
I am so excited to share Whole Again with the world, and I am beyond grateful for all of the friends and professionals who made it a reality.
At the end of my last book, I described a “tight feeling in my heart”. It wasn’t painful or sharp, just a constant numb squeezing sensation. All day, every day, from the moment I woke up to the second I fell asleep.
I've since learned that I wasn't alone. Trauma often manifests as strange sensations in the body: numbness, tightness, emptiness, voids, hollowness, tension, blockages, agitation.
Along with these mysterious feelings, there tend to be a bunch of psychological and behavioral changes too: people-pleasing, self-doubt, fatigue, accomplishing, perfectionism, mood swings, isolation, over analysis, insomnia, rejection, depression, guilt, excessive daydreaming, irritability, jealousy, inadequacy, worthlessness, need for control, resentment, paranoia, rumination, care-taking, substance abuse... The list goes on, and it's unique to every individual.
We may struggle to trust ourselves, fall in love, or experience genuine happiness. Instead, a protective part of ourselves has taken control, to ensure this pain never happens again. Love becomes conditional, waiting for others to show their cards before we show our own. Identity and personality become shaky constructs, kept afloat by external measures of worth. In these cases, time does not seem to heal all wounds.
One of the most frequent phrases I hear from readers is: “I miss my old self.” As if the old self has gone away.
And that's why I've written this book.
I think there is a part in all of us that feels love and joy for no particular reason — the life energy that surges through our bodies — allowing us to feel light, free, humorous, grateful, whole.
Throughout the course of life, certain events "disconnect" us from that source — childhood traumas, difficult relationships, rejection from loved ones, it really could be anything. And when we're "disconnected" from this source, we're bound to struggle over and over again. Our inner world is damaged, and it distracts us with a never-ending quest for external solutions.
But I keep putting "disconnected" in quotes because the true self didn't actually go anywhere. It is not fractured, it is not broken, it is not destroyed.
There is a way back to this bliss, and as my heart began to open this year, I felt compelled to share what I've learned (and where I've stumbled) in a new book. Written in the same conversational tone as my first book, my goal is to explore how our minds and bodies work to protect us — so we can release old wounds and safely let the love back inside where it belongs.