“Among the reasons for the existence of music in virtually every culture [is] its ability to elicit and maintain human health and well-being,” says the book Principles and Practice of Stress Management.
Don’t ya just LOVE it when you come across some research/evidence or writing that highlights long-held beliefs or helps to support your personal growth/understanding of something (i.e. Your mind on music). Read at Your own discretion/Check out points from this CNN article: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/15/health/brain-music-research/index.html?hpt=hp_c4
…Betcha couldn’t tell (from my previous posts w/music selections) that i actually LIKE/LOVE Italian music and the language…(you know i butcher French–good thing you cannot hear me “try” to karaoke to Bocelli in Italian -lol…i enJOY wide-variety of musical flavors/tastes). Back in the 90′s when Andrea Bocelli was first on the scene…remember driving around Europe w/Hubby, (Chato B. Stewart from Mental Health Humor), and hearing Con te Partiro on the radio for the first time…didn’t know any Italian…came in on the song mid-way, didn’t know the singer and my next “meaningful” European endeavor:…NOT leaving or saying good-bye to Europe without this music!!…We “introduced” friends to Bocelli back in the States…(Chato took me to see him live in Massachusetts…Amazing..barely/effortlessly opens his mouth and out flows this Incredible voice!)
We were in the paperwork process of relocating to Europe (i.e. Luxembourgh) at the time and Not planning on having kids when we unexpectedly found out we were expecting…i LOVE motherhood!!:)
However, honestly, motherhood was not an ambition…it was a surprise-gift…one i’m truly beyond words thankful for and humbled about. For me, before motherhood, i was kinda apathetic and indifferent to “certain” things/certain truths…or lacking sufficient knowledge to notice or care…i was unaware of the deep life lessons my future kids would help teach. My-before-kids-life consisted of study/work/volunteering…work, study, volunteering, work, work, work, study, study, study, volunteer, volunteer, volunteer…personal inner/spiritual growth and outer manifestations of that growth. A never-ending-insatiable-hunger-for-more- knowledge-more-”truth“…(Also, save your pennies to help others and travel/meet new mentors and learn/educate everyday!:)
(P.s. a couple fun/good reads You may like: A year in Provence et Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle.)
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