15 Responses to “How to Get Your Groovy On”


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  1. Great post Courtney! I love your ideas for getting groovy. As you say, there are always things in the world that will get us down if we let them. It’s all about choosing to focus on the good (or the groovy) and enjoying the heck out of life regardless :)

  2. Thanks, that was just what I needed :)

  3. Hi Courtney,

    I was already having a pretty groovy day before coming across this post. But after shutting my eyes, listening to the song, and reading the rest of the post I’m feeling REALLY groovy. I love how you break down options leading to the same path for your community.

    You always seem to be able to communicate the various ways that someone can achieve a state of mind or action. As you know, what works for one person is different than the next so I appreciate these well laid out posts!

    • Courtney Carver

      Joel, I had some technical difficulty embedding the youtube video so I listened to it several times over the past two days. What could have been a frustrating process became enjoyable because of the music. You can’t be stressed while listening to that!

  4. Thank you so much for this, Courtney. It was just what I needed today. Also, I love me some Simon and G-Funk!

  5. di

    Love ite!! We, my hubby and I, sang as it was playing!! Di

  6. LOVE this post.. I will be getting groovy today!

  7. Yesterday I was listening to Joe Cocker, The Simple Things, and thinking along the exact same lines. Kudos the Rick Neigher, Philip Roy and John Shanks who said that:

    We’re Always Wanting More Than What We Have
    What I’ve Learned, Is What I Really Need Are..

    The Simple Things
    That Come Without A Price
    The Simple Things
    Like Happiness Joy And Love In My Life
    I’ve Seen It All From So Many Sides
    And I Hope You Would Agree
    That The Best Things In Life
    Are The Simple Things

  8. Sandi

    YOU’RE pretty groovy! How’s that for a gold star? Thanks for making me smile…and relax…again. :)

  9. mara

    hi, this is so timely! i’m a 61-year old boomer, corporate drop out, psychologist and last weekend graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training. the final exam was to create and lead a themed class. i chose “groovyoga” with lots of twists and peace-finger holds. the playlist includes the beatles, eric clapton, youngbloods, the dead, tracy chapman, etc. the exercise of creating that class led me to exclaim (yes i actually exclaimed it :), “i want to bring groovy back!” i meant into the world, but quickly realized that i want to bring back the groovy in me. i live by “less is more” and get a seratonin spike after a good purge (of years and years of photographs last night for example). Thanks again. peace, groove and happiness, Mara

  10. Larissa Quinn

    Thank you for that song. My Dad used to have Simon & Garfunkel playing when I got home from school in the afternoons. I just had a journey back in time. Sounds of Silence, Homeward Bound, Hazy Shade of Winter & El Condor Pasa! I’m definitely feeling groovy now. :)

  11. Love it! I already know that song nearly by heart. People think I’m crazy for not reading newspapers or watching the news, but I figure if something is REALLY important (ie will impact my immediate life and existence) I’ll find out about it some other way. I already seem to be doing a lot of these things but I’m also living a pretty groovy life as it is :)

  12. Courtney, I love this post & have bookmarked it for frequent reference. I’m a happy seeker — love the Happiness Project & The Dao of Doing & a bunch of other blogs that encourage the capturing of joy. I love that you said in a comment to another reader, “Happy is a Choice” — that is my #1 mantra, & first on my list of Personal Commandments! Thank you for this *groovy* list.

    *and there was much throwing of glitter*

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