“You’re stronger, and you’re better, and you’re ready for whatever.”
— Alicia Keys, “Wait Til You See My Smile”
Music has always been an integral part of my life. It has been my constant companion through good times and bad. Whatever I am going through, music is one of the first therapies I turn to. Yes, I confess… I am one of the people belting out tunes in their car, happy or sad. Since I was a toddler, singing has helped me express and control my emotions.
In addition to singing, I also “tune in” to sound healing session almost daily. I’ve found great ones on YouTube, Spotify and the Moonly app. This music helps me relax and focus on the present moment, which is a welcome break from my day.
I think part of the power of music lies with the “music maker” themself. Musicians inspire me with their lyrics and lives. They have a unique ability to express emotions in a way that resonates with people on a deep level. Whether it’s Adele’s “Someone Like You” or the empowering message of Beyoncé’s “Run The World (Girls),” music encourages us to keep going when times are tough and celebrate moments of our everyday.
One of my favorite musicians has become Taylor Swift who is so open about her struggles with anxiety and uses her platform to raise awareness about mental health issues. Her honesty and vulnerability have inspired me to be more open about my own struggles.
Demi Lovato is also amazing. She has been very candid and her music reflects the ups and downs of her journey.
Music reminds me that there is hope and beauty in the world, lighting me up even during the darkest of times. I am so grateful to music and its power to heal us in ways that words alone cannot.
What does music do for you?