DIY Stress Therapy: Music

I have a secret. It’s been forever stashed in the I-hate-housework category, but it’s confession time. Yesterday I forced myself to clean the floors for the first time in a month and actually enjoyed it. Impossible you say? Nay nay, I say. Turns out that playing music...

Begin the Day With Music – 9/07

If you have a schedule to keep, it’s natural to get up and get going as quick as you can. All you can think about is getting out the door. But setting the tone for the day is important because it steers your brain into a certain mindset. Here’s an idea that’ll take 1...

Benefits of Dancing – 4/07

I can’t help it, I have to talk about dance. Ballroom dancing is my passion, and I feel it’s my duty to infect you with the bug to boogie. Here’s my case: Filling your heart with music and moving your body to the beat will lift your mood… and your life. Moving...

Music… Mood Maker – Aug. ’06

I’d forgotten until recently how much music affects my mood. I’m not sure whether it’s just a distraction from the stress, or that the music itself calms me down. I do know that the tension, which had snowballed recently, was broken, and I felt calmer after only 15...