Eight Songs to Make it All Better.

Via on Mar 7, 2012

You know that split second where you realize—finally—that everything is going to be okay?

Sometimes it starts gradually. It’s weeks, or even months, of steadily making peace with yourself, taking deeper breaths. And then you have that first warm day in March (which from the looks of it will be tomorrow). Or you walk into the house and the light looks different and you realize you feel better than you have in a long time. Or you hear a song that fills you up and you know that even if things are still a little upside down—everything is going to be alright.

It’s going to be okay—press play:



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Willie + Muppets = perfect.



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“No one’s asking much of you. Just sing little darlin’ sing with me.”


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Mainly because Wes Anderson is a genius and deep down we all want to be in the Tenenbaum family (and you can’t go wrong with The Ramones).



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“They’ll name a city after us…”



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If this could just play every time I walk in the room, I’d be all set.



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No troubles at all.



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I could be a honey bee. That’d be okay with me.


But if none of that helps: try a little tenderness:


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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17 Responses to “Eight Songs to Make it All Better.”

  1. ValCarruthers says:

    You rocked it, Kate! Grey ole day here in Florida but this got the sun out in my smilin' face and tappin' toes.

    Just posted to "Featured Today" on the Elephant Spirituality Homepage.

    Valerie Carruthers
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  2. ara.t.howard says:

    more like this pls.

  3. echo says:

    Really, really, really, truly GREAT way to start this day! Thank you, Kate :)

  4. Jerry says:

    I echo, echo's statement, Kate.

  5. Candy says:

    Love the Royal Tenenbaums. So totally quirky. One of my all time favorites. Thanks for the great songs.

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  7. Debbie E. says:

    Thanks Kate – I just love these compilations! You Rock! :)

  8. Betty says:

    Kate…LOVED the songs, your profile and think that maybe you might consider taking accordion lessons…just thinking.
    Otis rocks tenderness… thank you!!!!!

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  11. Kim says:

    That M. Ward song just changed my day around… thanks!

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