At our debut IVY Virtual Cocktail & Connection Roulette, over 40 members congregated over Zoom to share drinks, life stories, and most importantly brainstorm a Social Distancing Playlist, Reading List, and Ultimate Movie Night List. We hope that this impressive community collaboration will help you get through this pandemic without going stir crazy! Let’s flatten the curve together!

IVY Members gathering at our IVY Virtual Cocktails & Connections Roulette

Songs to keep us (not so) isolated:

1. Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean 

2. Take on Me – Aha

3. Heal the World – Michael Jackson

4. There Will Be Time – Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal

5. Let’s Go Crazy – Prince 

6. Reach for The Stars – S Club 7 

7. Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson

8. Innocence Maintained – Jewel 

9. The Long and Winding Road- The Beatles 

10. Happy – Pharrel Williams 

11. Miss Independent – Ne-Yo 

12. Stupid Love – Lady Gaga

13. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen 

14. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles 

15. Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

16. Tormenta – Alex Anwandter 

17. Where is the Love – Black Eyed Peas with Ariana Grande 

18. Everybody’s free to wear sunscreen – Baz Luhrmann 

19. Esme – Joanna Newsom 

20. I’m so Excited – The Pointer Sisters 

21. Ace Of Base – The Sign 

22. World – Five for Fighting 

23. It’s Alright Now – Eddie Harris 

24. Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing 

25. Say So- Doja Cat 

26. Oh Happy Day – From Sister Act 2

27. I Wanna Dance with Somebody- Whitney Houston  

28. Don’t Stand so Close to Me – The Police 

29. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor 

30. À nos héros du quotidien – Soprano

31. One Man Band – Old Dominion 

Check out our Spotify playlist that’ll DJ all these songs for you!

Books to explore the world from your couch:

1. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 

2. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 

3. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

4. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay 

5. When things Fall Apart by Pema Chodrun 

6. Ride of A Lifetime by Robert Iger 

7. I Am Enough by Grace Byers 

8. You Are The Universe by Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos

9. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

10. Lord Of The Rings by JRR Tolkien 

11. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker 

12. The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown 

13. Rising Strong by Brene Brown 

14. Great at Work by Morten T. Hansen 

15. Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 

16. Educated by Tara Westover

17. Carlos Castaneda – all of them 🙂 

18. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

19. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

20. The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

21. Truffle Boy by Ian Purkayastha 

22. The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow  

23. Harvard Business Review: On Managing People 

24. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

25. Ismael by Daniel Quinn 

We’ve compiled these books into an Amazon Reading List, get reading!

Movies to keep you from watching the news:

1. Blade Runner 

2. 100 Foot Journey (2014) 

3. The Matrix (1999) 

4. Memento

5. Metropolitan (1990) 

6. Fleabag (series) on Amazon Prime 

7. Free Solo 

8. A Star is Born 

9. Transformers 

10. Moonlight 

11. Inside Space X 

12. Parasite

13. Il Postino 

14. Scarface 

15. Into the Wild 

16. Tony Robbins- I am Not Your Guru 

17. Three Strikes – The Documentary 

18. The Pursuit of Happiness

19. Coach Carter

20. Shakespeare Behind Bars 

21. Vanilla Sky 

22. Wings Of Desire 

23. Ready Or Not  

24. Forrest Gump 

25. Wild Wild Country- Documentary series 

26: The Game Changers 

27. I Heart Huckabees

Quoteworthy quotes to keep you calm: 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

Always laugh when you can, it’s cheap medicine. – Lord Byron 

Change is the only constant.

Be the change you want to see in the world. – Gandhi

To be rather than to seem 

• Know thyself – Temple in Delphi 

Be impeccable with your word

May You Be Happy 

When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional. – Hunter S. Thompson 

• The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.- Helen Keller 

Let all that you do be done in love – 1 Corinthians 16:14 

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.― Howard Thurman 

Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden 

• If you fall, the floor will always catch you.

This Too Shall Pass 

• The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. – Alan Watts

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. MLK 

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. – Jim Carrey 

Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Mountain doesn’t move but the road does. Chinese Proverb