Earlier this week I created a playlist of songs that make me happy, feel empowered and upbeat.  They all have a pretty good tempo – no slow songs even though they can be great too.  I wanted songs that would make me happy and want to dance around my studio.

There are simply times when we need something to turn to for that quick pick-me-up…

I had such a good time working on this!  It also brought me back to my high school and college days when my friends would create “break up playlists” – those songs that made you feel better about yourself after a breakup… but that’s NOT what this is about.

These songs are about finding, claiming and owning your power with no excuses.  Here is what I have on my playlist – do you have any others you think I should add?

Brave, by Sara Sara Bareilles

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Roar, by Katy Perry

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Defying Gravity, from the musical Wicked

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True to Your Heart, from the Disney Movie Mulan

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One Hot Mama, by Trace Adkins
(come on!  you know you’ve had those self-doubt days where this song would be perfect… if you are a girl of course. 🙂 )

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Firework, by Katy Perry

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Brighter Than the Sun, by Colbie Caillat

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Wide Awake, by Katy Perry

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Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield

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Girl on Fire, by Alicia Keys

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Bulletproof (by LaRoux), from The Outfit

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What would YOU add?

Here’s to your creative and EMPOWERED success!

– Tara Reed