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HAPPINESS IS
My name is Shannon. I’m a singer and songwriter living in Seattle. I am easily amused by simple pleasures. This is my happy place. May it be yours too.
Interests: my music, www.shannoneileen.com, www.myspace.com/shannoneileen, www.myspace.com/loreleisongs www.sonicbids.com/loreleisongs
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Happy Thanksgiving, you. I'm about to get started on the corn pudding, but first, like last year and the year before, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for a few beautiful things.... The smell of chai tea simmering on the stove. The freedom and comfort of working from home. The blissful state a Reiki healing can bring. The magic that happens when painting wet on wet. The loud and unapologetic laugh of my husband in movie theaters. The warmth and crackle of our fireplace during the holidays. The fearlessness of wearing wellies in the rain. The... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at HAPPINESS IS...
I'm glad you enjoyed it Julia! xo
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Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. – Etty Hillesum During the holidays, many of us place our happiness on the back burner. There are just too many parties to plan, too many gifts to buy, and too much work to get done before the end of the year. We tend to put ourselves last in an effort to please others. Which as you know, leads to exhaustion, stress and illness. I have a handful of friends experiencing this right now and it breaks my heart. Especially when something... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at HAPPINESS IS...
Thanks Julia! xo
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Literary tattoos! What a novel idea (no pun intended, ha). So fun. Which tattoo phrase would you choose? I LOVED Interstellar too. Very thought provoking, huh? I'm totally into sci-fi :) xo
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I know, right? Too bad it's sold out! But I feel I could maybe make one myself if I really needed to ;)
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Ha, I love that you ran to the hubs! Thanks sweetie! Yeah, this experience has taught me a great deal about patience :) xo
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Thanks love! xo
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So fun! It came on around 13-14 minutes into the episode. It was under dialogue (dang actors!) but it played for a full 90 seconds! :)
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Thanks Taylor! It was pretty cool to hear! xo
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Will you be attending a family gathering, or hosting Thanksgiving yourself this year? As much as I love to entertain, I'm looking forward to simply feasting at my brother's house. Of course I'll bring a side dish, but my sis-in-law is now officially in charge of this holiday. She's a wizard in the kitchen! For those of you opening up your home, here are a four things to make your guests eternally grateful.... Persimmon Table Arrangement Give Thanks Dinner Invitations Printable Packed-Full-Of-Pie Box Handmade Screen-Printed Banner that reads.... If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at HAPPINESS IS...
You're so kind, thank you Rachel! xo
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Thanks Crystal! xo
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2014 on My Song On ABC's REVENGE! at HAPPINESS IS...
Thank you love! You've always been the sweetest supporter of my music! Sorry I didn't get a chance to call you back yesterday, but we'll connect soon, promise. Enjoy your week in Canada! xo
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Thank you Jolanta! It's nice to have a little good luck come my way :) xo
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Ha, thanks girlie! Singing is my first love :) xo
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Thanks darlin! xo
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Thanks Noemi! I'm over the moon :) xo
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RIDE (THIS WAVE) BY SHANNON EILEEN I normally don't post on Sundays, but I want you to join me on cloud nine. Two days ago, I received word that my song, Ride (This Wave) was licensed on the hit ABC show, REVENGE! If you saw my latest Instagram, you'll know it was written many moons ago. A friend of mine said I was just before my time. Ha, I like the way she thinks! I've had small placements on MTV shows and indie films in the past, but this is prime time network TV. What every songwriter wishes for. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at HAPPINESS IS...
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Friends, have you heard of ClassPass? It just launched in Seattle! It's an alternative to a gym membership, giving you unlimited access to participating fitness spots in town for only $99 a month. Brilliant concept, right? You get a chance to try out many different styles of workouts: yoga, pilates, barre, cycling, dance, whatever your heart desires. Think of it as your own personal all-access pass to the best studios in the city! I used my first ClassPass last night and it was awesome. Went to Corepower Yoga's candlelight class. I usually practice yoga at home, so it had been... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at HAPPINESS IS...
So glad you liked it - thank you! xo
That is awesome Noemi! Being a hugger is a good thing! :)
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In his TED talk, Dr. Paul Zak, professor and neuroeconomist, gives us the ultimate prescription for happiness: 8 hugs a day. We've all experienced the power of a hug. How it can turn a bad day around and make everything a little better. But now we know why. According to Dr. Zak's study, hugs release oxytocin, a neurotransmitter that acts like a hormone. Oxytocin is released in the body when we feel safe and connected, increasing compassion, empathy and trust. Since the effects last around 30 minutes, the goal is to cause our brain to regularly release oxytocin throughout the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at HAPPINESS IS...
If you click on the link: Images By... you'll be directed to the labels. Here it is: http://justsomethingimade.com/2010/07/apothecary-label-hand-towels-free-digital-downloads/
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That's so nice of you Micaela, thank you love! xo