Optimism Playlist: “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone

Optimism Playlist "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone

We put our bodies on a diet. Why not our brains? This is the motivation for our optimism playlist.

Here’s proof that optimism rules. That it’s good for business. And music, of course, improves health and well being

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What’s your name?                

Lilli Cloud

What’s your official job title?

President & Founder, bluefeet branding and thought leadership agency

What do you do:

– For work?                 

Idea generator, strategist, communications coach. My goal is to stamp out corporate speak and help people connect in authentic, human ways.

– For fun?

Meditate. Sounds weird, but it makes everything else I do more fun.

Your contribution to the optimism playlist?              

Feeling Good” by Nina Simone

Why did you pick this song? What does it do for you?

This song inspired me to start the optimism playlist several years ago. It was song No. 1, and now Nina is hot again. There are two movies about her.

Every now and then, I get a glimpse of what she’s talking about – birds, fish, blossoms on the tree being exactly what they’re meant to be – and that’s feeling good.

There are other great versions of this song, but her scat is the message in action.

Anything else you want to say?

Please come back or subscribe to our blog. We’re going to post a new song every week.

Where can we find you?

Twitter / LinkedIn / Facebook


This is the first Optimism Playlist post. Originally published 6/24/15.