Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! Before I launched into my mewsic choices today, I want to share next month’s A-Z theme – Art Sketching through the Alphabet.
After I started college and then moved from career life to motherhood my artist ability (what little I had) sorta vanished. I did some doodling while the kids were small but my mind was not devoted to it and I couldn’t nurture these interests. So, it fell by the wayside until last year and that’s when I had an awakening to rekindle the glimmer buried within and it stunned me to see there is still hope! I am challenging myself to sketch anything that captures my eye using the daily alphabet prompt. I’m not sure how well this will translate but perhaps if nothing else it will encourage others to massage a dormant talent to life. I hope you’ll decide to join me each day as I share a bit of me with you A-Z!
I have scheduled posts set for the rest of the week for your enjoyment and my convenience but something came up last Tuesday that shocked my world. I can’t talk about it because I don’t like airing publicly sensitive things and I find myself struggling to stay on top of this storm-tossed sea but all I can do is, ask for prayers for DS.
I’ll do my best to make my rounds and I hope to see you back for Tuesday Tunesation!!
Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! How are things in your little corner of the world? All is well here, except for the pain in my left knee for the past 2-weeks. Thankfully, it’s doing better. I think the culprit behind the inflammation is the daily salmon oil supplement, which I temporarily stopped taking. I’ll try taking it again in a few weeks to see if the pain returns and if it does then I know that my body just doesn’t handle it well.
Speaking of pain, I know everyone deals with it. Sometimes it’s mind blinding, debilitating agony and other times it’s just a constant nagging ache, but what ever degree of your discomfort, know music helps to soothe your pain.
Music processes pain. Listening to pleasing tunes, increases the activity in the reward center portion of the brain that releases the chemical dopamine ~ that feel quality associated with food, sex, and certain addictive drugs.
Better relief with good music. Depending on how gratifying the song is can improve your perspective of pain. For instance, the sound of soft romantic ballets such as The Blue Danube Waltz reported to ease pain suffering by the listener than when listening to clashing, unpleasant notes of Pendulum Music. (Personally, I found it annoying and I’m not in pain.)
Music provides distraction. One obvious reason with music’s ability is it creates a competition for the listener’s attention. If the pain suffer gives his/her mind over to the music then he/she feels less pain.
Pain reduction proof from music. Improving one’s wellness with music isn’t only a perception, but is documented that playing music for patients before, during, and after medical procedures can help lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and stress, ease muscle tension, and more.