“If you don’t like the road your walking start paving another” – Dolly Parton
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Quote for the Day:
“If you don’t like the road your walking start paving another”
Dolly Parton was born in Sevier Count, Tennessee, the fourth of twelve children of Robert Lee Parton, a farmer and construction worker, and his wife Avie Lee. She has described her family as being “dirt poor.” Her father paid the doctor who helped deliver her with a bag of oatmeal. They lived in a rustic, one-room cabin in Locust Ridge, just north of the Greenbrier Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains, a predominantly Pentecostal area.
Music played an important role in her early life. She was brought up in the Church of God, the church her grandfather, Jake Robert Owens (1899–1992) pastored. Her earliest public performances were in the church, beginning at age six. At seven, she started playing a homemade guitar. When she was eight years old, her uncle gave Dolly, her first real guitar.
She outlined her family’s poverty in her early songs “Coat of Many Colors” and “In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad).”
But she changed all that with her musical career. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton made her album debut in 1967, with her album “Hello, I’m Dolly”. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continuing into the 1980s.
Dolly Parton is the most honoured female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist.
She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, and digital downloads during her career have topped 100 million worldwide.
She has garnered eight Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 46 Grammy nominations.
In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, notably “I Will Always Love You” (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), “Jolene”, “Coat of Many Colors”, and “9 to 5”.
She is also one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.As an actress, she starred in films such as 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, and Steel Magnolias.
Since the mid-1980s, Dolly Parton has supported many charitable efforts, particularly in the area of literacy, primarily through her Dollywood Foundation. Her literacy program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a part of the Dollywood Foundation, mails one book per month to each enrolled child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten.
Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to one million children each and every month across the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia.
The program distributes more than 10 million free books to children annually. In 2006, Parton published a cookbook, Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s: Love, Laughter and Lots of Good Food.
The Dollywood Foundation, funded from Parton’s net profits, has been noted for bringing jobs and tax revenues to a previously depressed region. So not only did she change the path of her own life and her own family she has changed the fortunes of an entire region and millions of children around the world.
She is an amazing women.
In a 2009 interview with CNN’s Larry King, Parton indicated she had written “at least 3,000” songs, having written seriously since the age of seven. Parton went on to say that she writes something every day, be it a song or an idea.
To make changes in your life you have to do them everyday.
I write, meditate, do yoga, exercise, walk the dogs and stretch everyday. I practice what I preach, it is a way of life for me, it is the Elysium Way.
Elysium as a noun means a place or state of perfect happiness.
Elysium as a verb means beautiful, blissful, creative, divinely, inspired, peaceful and perfect
Put simply it is PARADISE
And I believe wellness is a journey to a better place.
Wellness begins with state of mind, because you will always make better decisions when you start from a good place.
We’ve named ourselves after our journey, because we know if we want to, we will.
Our vision is to create clubs that offer a blend of high-end holistic, fitness, dance and yoga. Balanced against a members club with a luxury guest house.
Clubs that celebrate living life and understand that fitness is a journey and not just a phase. A place that encourages you to live your life, affording you relaxation, work and play all in equal measures of considered modern luxury.
Offering you a high quality first class wellbeing service akin to the service you would receive in a five star boutique hotel, Michelin star restaurant or exclusive members club
Providing members with the motivation and inspiration to have the maximum amount of fun, whilst you achieve your health, fitness, work and lifestyle goals.
The Elysium Way enhances and enriches lives allowing you to reach your full potential physically, mentally and spiritually.
And one of the main components of the Elysium Way is practicing yoga.
Practicing yoga everyday for 10 years really helps me in all aspects of my life and not just my health.
The more I exercise and practice the stronger my breathing becomes and the more control of it I have.
The yoga poses and breathing teach me that if I control my breath I can control my mind. The pain and discomfort I feel in the awkward yoga poses, will go away if I breathe and stay calm. This mirrors situations in life which can seem impossible with no way out, but if you stay calm, focused and breathe then your head clears, the situation does not seem as bad as you first thought and you can see a way forward.
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Have a fabulous Friday peeps and a wonderful weekend.
“If you don’t like the road your walking start paving another”
May all your dreams come true
Breathe, Believe and Achieve
Be Happy, Healthy and Wise
Keep on Winning Smiling and Living the Dream