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Singing for Health: What Are Words, by Chris Medina

Just love everything about this song and its reason for existing. It's a ballad for Chris Medina's fiancée, who suffered brain damage in a car accident shortly before they were to be married.

I'm guessing that those of you who follow American Idol already know about this. Not having cable TV in our home, I knew nothing of Chris and his fiancée until just yesterday when Margaret stumbled upon their story. So glad to know about them. Read more about Singing for Health: What Are Words, by Chris Medina

 

Singing for Health: Hey, Soul Sister

Can't get this tune out of my head. The melody makes me happy, almost just like Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" does, but it definitely has its own distinct flavor. It's a cover of "Hey, Soul Sister" by a group of Asian musicians (begins about 40 seconds into the video):

Lyrics for "Hey Soul Sister," by Train

Heeey heeeey heeeeey Read more about Singing for Health: Hey, Soul Sister

 

Why Singing is Good for Your Health

Looking for a fun way to get and stay healthy?

Try singing on a regular basis.

But not any old singing will do. The kind of singing that will provide you with significant health benefits has to come from deep inside your chest, even from your abdomen. Read more about Why Singing is Good for Your Health

 

Music for Health: Just the Two of Us, by Will Smith

Though I don't usually feel a connection to rap music, "Just the Two of Us" is an all-time favorite of mine. Many years before I became a dad in my early 30's, I longed to live out the lyrics of this song with my future children. Read more about Music for Health: Just the Two of Us, by Will Smith

 

Music for Health: Yiruma

Not really much to say here, just a word of thanks to the universe for allowing me to stumble upon Korean pianist, Yiruma. As of this posting, the following live performance of "River Flows in You" has around 17 million views, so my guess is that a few of our readers know of this virtuoso pianist? Read more about Music for Health: Yiruma

 

Finding Your Unique Life Purpose

One of my favorite movies is Unbreakable, a film by M. Night Shyamalan. What I love most about this film is its suggestion that if you are not doing what you are meant to be doing with your life, you will wake up each morning with a little sadness in your heart.

I realize that every person's life is made up of countless conscious and subconscious experiences, and that it can be self-limiting and even depressing to think that there's just one thing that each of us are meant to do really well. Read more about Finding Your Unique Life Purpose

 

Singing for Health: Heal the World, Cover by Kollaboration

Here's a feel-good cover of one of my favorites from Michael Jackson. It was produced by Kollaboration, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a strong Asian American presence in entertainment, and to use this presence to aid other charitable and community causes. For a look at other productions by Kollaboration, be sure to check out the link at the bottom of this post. Enjoy! Read more about Singing for Health: Heal the World, Cover by Kollaboration

 

Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso

Just a brief post to share an exquisite cover of the love theme from Cinema Paradiso.

Many thanks to David Park of Incheon, South Korea, for recommending this movie to me many years ago. In my book, Cinema Paradiso is one of those once-in-a-lifetime films. Read more about Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso

 

Portuguese Love Theme from "Love Actually"

Though this video doesn't have any lyrics to sing along with, I'm posting it under "Music & Singing for Health" because taking a three-minute breather to listen to it with closed eyes, an uncluttered mind, and an unguarded heart is most definitely good for your health. I promise. Read more about Portuguese Love Theme from "Love Actually"

 

Matt Harding Dances Around the Globe

Updated on August 30, 2009

Wouldn't it be amazingly fun to travel around the world and dance outdoors with happy people? I'm guessing that it would be really good for our health.

I hope you love the following video as much as I do - it's of a fellow named Matt Harding dancing outdoors with happy people all over the world. Read more about Matt Harding Dances Around the Globe

 

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