I grew up with a lot of music. My parents had a pretty awesome collection and my brother was a DJ. There was always time for music in my home and I remember listening to my mum singing away to Jim Reeves and Doris Day! I can’t help but smile at those memories because (secretly) I seem to have followed in her footsteps (albeit different artists!)
Music is such a powerful tool. It can lift you, inspire you, heighten your emotions as well as soothe you when you are feeling melancholy.
What else can music do?
According to EMedExpert: “Music is one of the few activities that involves using the whole brain. It is intrinsic to all cultures and can have surprising benefits not only for learning a language, improving memory and focusing attention but also for physical coordination and development.”
The article goes on to explain how music is:
- Therapy for pain
- Reduces blood pressure
- Medicine for the heart
- Speeds post-stroke recovery
- Able to reduce the intensity of migraines and headaches
- And so the list of benefits goes on to include its use in relaxation and stress relief techniques.
My takeaway from this is to take time out to enjoy music, not just to have a sing-a-long but to allow it to impact my well-being and life, to enhance my creativity and raise my level of positivity.
Easy to do’s to bring more music into your life:
Let it flow, Music, sweet music…
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A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
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She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
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