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Music for Health: Now We Are Free, by Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard

While up north for a few days at the end of August to re-charge, I stumbled upon a song that I had longed to hear again, Now We Are Free. Little did I realize it was created for the soundtrack of Ridley Scott's Gladiator. This hauntingly beautiful piece has become my new go-to song for getting into a peaceful and inspired state.

Here's what singer Lisa Gerrard had to say about the lyrics to Now We Are Free: Read more about Music for Health: Now We Are Free, by Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard

 

Skinny Love

From the first listen, I was enchanted by Birdy's recording of Skinny Love but was unsure of what it was about. How immensely gratifying it was late last night to stumble upon an interview that revealed the following thoughts from songwriter Justin Vernon: Read more about Skinny Love

 

Family of the Year - Hero

Sometimes, you hear a song that connects with your soul from the first listen. It's a lovely experience, really, and last night, I put an app called Shazam to good use in identifying the name of this tune that grabbed me within seconds. Read more about Family of the Year - Hero

 

What I Have To Offer, By Eels

I stumbled upon this gem in the special features section of This Is 40, a film by Judd Apatow that didn't hit Moneyball or Read more about What I Have To Offer, By Eels

 

Music for Health: Gravity, by Sara Bareilles

A lovely ballad by Sara Bareilles for anyone looking for strength to say good bye. Read more about Music for Health: Gravity, by Sara Bareilles

 

Music for Health: I Choose You, by Sara Bareilles

Talk about a voice that can take you places. Please do your soul a favour and enjoy this one while seated or lying down, eyes closed, and with the best quality earphones you have access to. I have to believe that even the weariest of souls will find this divine. Thank you Sara Bareilles. Read more about Music for Health: I Choose You, by Sara Bareilles

 

Music for Health: The Promise, by Tracy Chapman

I have long found that the best love songs are those with lyrics that I can feel for anyone I want to know forever and be reunited with in eternity after passing on from this world. "The Promise" by Tracy Chapman definitely fits this description for me. Read more about Music for Health: The Promise, by Tracy Chapman

 

Music for Health: Safe and Sound Cover and Piano Tutorial

The following cover of "Safe and Sound" by Christina Grimmie earns my vote as the loveliest lullaby ever. Hope you enjoy, and if you play piano or want to learn, have a look at the piano tutorial for this song below. Read more about Music for Health: Safe and Sound Cover and Piano Tutorial

 

Days That We Die, By Loudon Wainwright III

I learned of this song from the movie, "This is 40." Just love how real the lyrics are. I'm guessing that some of you might find it plain depressing, but have a listen and let me know if you can totally imagine singing this while sitting on the front porch of your farm house with storm clouds in the distance. Read more about Days That We Die, By Loudon Wainwright III

 

Singing For Health: Who Knew, by Pink

It's been a long while since I posted a song to our Singing for Health section, but please don't mistake this for a change in my belief that belting out tunes from our bellies and hearts is tremendously health-enhancing.

Here's a recent favourite by Pink: Read more about Singing For Health: Who Knew, by Pink

 

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