06 Jun Why the Music You Listen to Matters
“At the root of all power and motion, there is music and rhythm, the play of patterned frequencies against the matrix of time. Before we make music, music makes us.” – George Leonard
Listening to uplifting music was part of what saved Sam Bracken as a teen. Recent positive psychology studies demonstrate that music with positive lyrics can significantly boost our mood. In fact when researchers measured the lives of singers whose biggest hits had happy lyrics versus those know for singing about sad subjects like loss of love, guess who lived longer? The singers whose music careers were built on upbeat hits. Those who sang sad songs night after night were more likely to die young. Think Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, Hank Williams.
What music do you listen to when you need hope and cheering up?