” We are the World, We are the Children. We are the ones to make a brighter day, so let’s start giving.”
This song was written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson still resonates with us today. As a matter of fact, Lionel Richie talked a bit about the song and how he would be singing it on American Idol. Do you remember the video?
I am wearing my Def Leppard concert tee from a few years ago, and styled it today to talk about the power of Music.
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
– Henry Wadsworth
Music and Its Power
Music is one of the things that tie people together.
I have always love different genres of music and the music my parents listened to influenced me as well.
My Dad would often play Simon and Garfunkel, Credence Clearwater, Neil Diamond, Carole King, among many other artists in our home.
We would joke about my Dad’s “vacation tape” he would compile with The Clancy Brothers, Air Supply and Bob Seger played over and again.
My Mom loved a variety of music as well, and Big Band was heard from Glen Miller to Tommy Dorsey.
I listened to a lot of blues in college, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters. I loved the emotional feeling that stemmed from the music.
This is something that connects us. Relaxes us or makes us Dance.
Music isn’t going to solve world problems, but it has the appeal to brighten someone’s day, lift someone up, calm someone down.
Going to Duquesne School of Music, my major was Music Performance in guitar. In the Music School, I was also introduced to the “Music Therapy” program, where students studied to get a degree in this healing art. I thought that was quite interesting.
From Harvard University Medical School, “Music therapy is a burgeoning field. Those who become certified music therapists are accomplished musicians who have deep knowledge of how music can evoke emotional responses to relax or stimulate people, or help them heal. ”
Music has a relaxing effect. When I go to therapy, I hear the sounds of the nature’s rainforest, or a soft classical guitar. When you get invasive procedures or surgery, the surgeon often has music playing. This is not only to relax the surgeon, but also to calm the patient before the medical procedure.
As I come down on pain medication from my EDS, I will often sit and play music to lessen my anxiety or to distract from pain. This can lower the pain levels.
According to Psychology Today, “music can also help mental disorders. Research demonstrates that adding music therapy to treatment improves symptoms and social functioning among schizophrenics. Further, music therapy has demonstrated efficacy as an independent treatment for reducing depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. ”
It has a physiological effect on the body by lower stress levels, blood pressure and anxiety.
So, in the scenario we find ourselves in these days, with Coronavirus, perhaps try using music to help relax or ease some of the anxiety you may be having. That can mean sitting down at the piano, grabbing the guitar, or just playing some of your favorite music.
A very sunny day when we took these pictures. it has been raining now the last 3 days. I wanted to style my Def Leppard tee, “Love Bites” that I bought at the concert we went to two years ago. Boy, have things changed! Read the post HERE. I couldn’t find the exact tee to link, bu t I am sharing some Def Leppard tee links, in case you are interested.
I wanted to wear a white blazer, and took our my more casual eyelet white blazer from Jacket Society .My distressed boyfriend jeans are older, about 7 years old. I rolled the bottoms a bit as I wanted to show my black stappy sandals.
Band tees are popular graphic tees and they are fun to wear. I love dressing up a graphic tee with a duster or in this case, a blazer.
“Music with all its subtlety has immense power to unite people, spread love and bring peace in the world!”
– Sanchita Pandey
Truffles playing piano as a puppy. She is a real PAWDOGY!
Do you feel that music heals? Do you listen to music to relief anxiety or stress? Tell me in the comments!
Def Leppard tee- bought at the concert. ( concert tees)
boyfriend jeans Loft ( old)
Jacket Society eyelet jacket
Have a good Memorial Day weekend and stay safe!
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