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Tuning In: 3 Simple Ways Music Can Improve Your Mental Health

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Guest Post by Maya Benattar

As we move through our often busy lives, music is all around us. There is rhythm in a crowd crossing a busy street or a yoga class moving through a Sun Salutation, melody in the cacophony of taxi horns or a gentle bird song. We hear music in stores, in subways, and when on hold

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What Success Looks Like

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(hint: it involves multiple failures)

This week’s Sound Track Sunday is a video (of the baby squirrel persuasion) created by the talented and ever-kind Aldrin Gamos, from a little town called Los Angeles. I dare you not to fall in love with this video and sweet message to match. The video perfectly depicts what success actually looks like, which is basically: failing

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When You Can’t Forget…

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Music is a highly under-utilized self-soothing tool, not to mention an unexpectedly perfect marker for our personal growth. Representative of  hundreds of little seasons of the heart, the songs we connect with help us track time and realize the changes that are happening in our lives. This week’s Sound Track Sunday is: “I’m On Fire” by the boss

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Cozy Winter Moments

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Music is a highly under-utilized self-soothing tool, not to mention an unexpectedly perfect marker for our personal growth. Representative of  hundreds of little seasons of the heart, the songs we connect with help us track time and realize the changes that are happening in our lives. This week’s Sound Track Sunday is, “Skinny Love,” by the indie

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Defrosting the Winter

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Music is good for the soul, and for your mental health.  A highly under-utilized self-soothing and motivation tool, it only makes sense to include a new music selection each week on the blog. Representative of  hundreds of little seasons of the heart, the songs we connect with help us track time and realize the changes that

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“Le Deep Tape”

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by Ludacroissant

“Going one deeper for winter and seasonal depression awareness. Let this be a reminder that it’s ok to feel down or sad or even angry. Simply remember that the only thing you can control is yourself and expressing your emotion in a healthy way. Sophisticated biscuits only.” The thoughtful message above was included in the

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I’d Leave It All, For You

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Music is good for the soul, and for your mental health.  A highly under-utilized self-soothing and mood-regulating tool, it only makes sense to include a new music selection each week on the blog. Representative of  hundreds of little seasons of the heart, the songs we connect with help us track time and realize the changes that

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The Bored Workout

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Ah, working out. Yes, it’s good for you. Of course, it boosts your mood. Sure, it ironically gives you more energy. But ya know what else?  Sometimes working out is just the worst. For those blah workouts, you need a little something extra.  Thankfully, there’s a song for that. This week’s Sound Track Sunday is: “Habits

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It Happens Every Day

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Music is a highly under-utilized self-soothing tool, not to mention an unexpectedly perfect marker for our personal growth. Representative of  hundreds of little seasons of the heart, the songs we connect with help us track time and realize the changes that are happening in our lives. This week’s Sound Track Sunday is, “Thunder Clatter,” from the Nashville-based

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Watching Someone Spin-Out

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Music is a highly under-utilized self-soothing tool, not to mention an unexpectedly perfect marker for our personal growth. Representative of  hundreds of little seasons of the heart, the songs we connect with help us track time and realize the changes that are happening in our lives. The point of Sound Track Sunday is to emphasize and

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