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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


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

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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


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



Giving thanks for the works of Korean pianist, Yiruma. Read more


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


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


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


Singing for Health: Viva La Vida

Here's another catchy song to get your lymphatic vessels pumping to. The cover of "Viva La Vida" found below is by Afraid of Everest - I actually enjoy this cover better than the original by Coldplay. If you'd like to sing along, please scroll down for lyrics. Read more




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