A review of studies on the effects of music for patients undergoing urological procedures found that music helped to reduce pain and anxiety. For the last few years I have shared music that readers have found healing or helpful for coping during times of stress and anxiety. Today’s post continues the tradition as we come to the end of 2019.
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel
The Bach Cello Suite Number 1 in G Major
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius
Mononoke Hime – ANÚNA
“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” ― Steve Maraboli
Kind and Generous – Natalie Merchant
We wish you a happy and joyous New Year!
For more musical suggestions see Ending the Year with Music (a post to end 2017) and Ending the Year with Music #2 (a post to end 2018).