Optimism Playlist: True to Myself

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Optimism Playlist bluefeet blog post by Maura Murphy-Barrosse / Ms. Maura / Maura MB

Contributor: Maura Murphy-Barrosse
Singer / Gal Friday





What do you do…

… for work?

By day I’m your Gal Friday, taking care of the daily details so you can focus on the larger picture. By night I’m Ms. Maura, singing live and recording throughout SoCal.

… for fun?

Conscious consumer research. I love delving into the interwebs to find the most ethical and sustainable options for our everyday needs.

Your contribution to the Optimism Playlist?

True to Myself by Ziggy Marley


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

I heard Ziggy Marley play this song live on the radio recently and it struck me as the perfect anthem for this moment in my life. Over the past nine months, I became a mom, formed a new band, started teaching, and continue to juggle music and gal friday gigs. With such a full plate, I have to be selective about where I put my time and energy, and that can be challenging.

This song is a great reminder that I can’t be everything for everyone, all I can do is focus on what’s best for me and my family. “Cause I can’t make you happy unless I am.”

It’s upbeat and positive and you can feel Ziggy smiling as he sings. Love it!

Where can we find you?

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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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