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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

 

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

 

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

 

Deep In An Ancient Hawaiian Forest

If you're a believer in taking some time each day to meditate, pray, or simply relax on a lushly padded yoga mat to help restore peace and balance within, I hope that the following instrumental tracks from "The Descendants" are helpful to your sessions. I've been listening to these tracks for a few weeks now and I simply cannot get enough of them. Read more

 

Singing for Health: So This Is Christmas

Here's another favorite, one that I listen to all year round. It's actually titled "Happy Xmas (War is Over)," and was written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono back in '69 or '70 as a protest to the Vietnam war. Read more

 

Singing for Health: My Grown Up Christmas List

Now that we're just a few weeks away from the holidays, I thought I would post a few of my favorite Christmas tunes, beginning with the following rendition of "My Grown Up Christmas List," performed by Kim Bum Soo, accompanied by Yiruma on the piano: Read more

 

Singing for Health: The Show

Performed by Kerris Dorsey - the 13-year old actress who plays Brad Pitt's daughter in "Moneyball" - this sweet little song is best with your eyes closed and when you're in need of a few deep breaths to slow down: Read more

 

Great Way to Learn How to Play the Guitar

It's hard to believe that more than 20 years have passed since my mom gave me a guitar for my birthday. She paid fifty dollars for it back then, and even got me started with a few lessons at a local music store.

I never spent enough time with my guitar to play in a band or anything like that - the most I've done is play for church youth groups throughout the years. But these days, strumming my guitar is one of the few activities that I have the luxury of enjoying once in a while. To ease back and take a break from my daily responsibilities, other than playing tennis and reading a good book, nothing beats going down to our basement and belting out a few songs. Read more

 

Singing for Health: Someone Like You, by Adele

Here's a hauntingly beautiful song that takes me away from the present like a time machine. Thank you Adele.

 

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

 

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