Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold
Music has healing properties. Research has proven this. Music can also have a tremendous influence on your mood. It can uplift you and inspire you, or motivate and make you feel happier. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there is also music that can make you aggressive and angry.
If you are in a place where you want to teach your body to “heal”, whether from physical illness or from mental anguish or anxiety, choose your music wisely. My whole life I have loved music. I was never a musician, and honestly have no rhythm and am a little tone deaf. That does not deter me from singing in the shower, or loudly in church! I am also that lady you pull alongside in traffic that is happily singing along to the radio… and even chair dancing at stoplights! Try this sometime and see how the drivers next to you react when they see you doing this, but don’t do it WHILE driving… that is dangerous!
I LOVE to have several specific playlists in my iTunes account for every occasion. You will notice I will post these for you frequently as I create new lists. This list contains my Heal Yourself Beautiful® TOP 10 SONGS TO INSPIRE. Listen to the lyrics carefully, and you will understand why I curated this list. Life is too short to spend time focusing on the negatives. Sometimes you need something greater than yourself to lift you up and carry you on your journey. This could be a spiritual channel, like God, or maybe it could be in the form of a family member, spouse or friend. When it seems hopeless, seek hope from within yourself. YOU are gorgeous and there is no limit to what you can do if you just believe in yourself. Be your own “wind beneath your wings”. The strength is within YOU!
HEAL YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL® MUSIC TO INSPIRE:
- “Live Like You Were Dying” : Tim McGraw
- “Jesus Take the Wheel” : Carrie Underwood
- “The River” : Garth Brooks
- “Wonderful World” : Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole
- “Greatest Love of All” : Whitney Houston
- “I Hope You Dance” : Lee Ann Womack
- “Beautiful” : Christina Aguilara
- “Skyscraper” : Demi Lovato
- “Hero” : Mariah Carey
- “Wind Beneath My Wings” : Bette Midler