Honored Social Butterfly

Re: Music, Brain Health and Well-being

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The next person who influenced my love 

of music is my brother. We are both in our

sixties now with just two years separating 

us in age. So we both grew up listening to

all the same stuff. Both always loved all

things rock n roll but mutually sharing our

eternal love for the Beatles. He has every

Beatles album, all on vinyl. He’s a big vinyl

collector. While my husband was in

Chemo, he downloaded all his Beatles

music on my iPad as those days were

long. After my husband passed, he

made me 3 custom Flashdrives for my

car. One is all Holiday rock music but

 the other two were designed by me.
I picked 
all the music and he downloaded 

everything from his own personal

collection and from a friend of his for

music he didn’t have. I will never

have to buy or download music ever again.

I am forever grateful for the connection

music has created in my friendship with

my only brother 💜🎼

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Re: Music, Brain Health and Well-being

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Music enriches my life because:


  • It connects us and has the power to bring us together, regardless of who we are and where we come from.
  • It gives me happy feet and makes me want to dance
  • It puts a smile on my face.
  • It lifts my spirits when I'm down.
  • It warms my heart.
  • It comforts me and puts me to sleep
  • It saved my life in more ways than one
  • It heals the soul

I am so grateful for music.  Thank you to all the musicians who create and share their music with us to help make this world a beautiful place.

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Honored Social Butterfly

Re: Music, Brain Health and Well-being

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I’m enjoying everyone’s stories of Music’s 

impact in their lives. The first person I

need to thank for influencing me is my

Mother. She would play her albums at

night after we went to bed (she thought)

and that was her downtime to relax.

Because of her, I grew up with a love

for Glen Campbell, Gene Pitney and

Johnny Mathis, among others. She loved 

Led Zeppelin while in her forty’s and

I always thought that was surprising.

I’m in my 60’s and have never loved Led

Zeppelin more. Thank you Mom for

”getting it” and passing it on to me 💜🎼

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Re: Music, Brain Health and Well-being

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Music has always been a big part of my life. Whether it was our Native ceremonial songs or rock & roll, it's been there every step of my life. I prefer the music of the 80's especially The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, but i can and do enjoy a great variety of music genre's. It soothes my soul when I find myself a bit restless.

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Re: Music, Brain Health and Well-being

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I have always had a connection to music in my life. I am not a musician myself, but my son is. From singing Beatle songs to him as an infant at bedtime to becoming a percussionist and now the owner of a DIY sudio in Chicago working with bands across the world , I have watched him take his love of music further than I ever would have thought. To this day we play the vinyl I listened to back in the 60's and 70's and he shares newer music that he knows I'll love. We always seem to connect through music. Screenshot_2018-12-07-15-31-49.png



Diane, the Plant Whisperer
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Honored Social Butterfly

Re: Music, Brain Health and Well-being

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Music has always been a big part of my life, and that of my family. We enjoyed musical gatherings on Saturdays, like my parents grew up with. It was the tradition passed down from our Scottish and Irish ancestors called ceilidhs. There were several musicians in our family. I tried piano and guitar, but lacked the discipline to really make a go of it. But I was able to sing, and was in the school choir, and joined a folk-pop group in high school. In this way, music brings a sense of belonging and being a part of something. 


I enjoy all kinds of music and play according to my mood. Sometimes it's to energize, sometimes to relax, or just lift my spirits when a feel a little down. I have all genres on my iTunes, and love to explore YouTube. I've found videos of my favorite bands that I never got to see in person, many concerts, as well as new discoveries. I also enjoy reading biographies of my favorites. 


Music has always been a respite for those stressful, trying, and difficult times, and especially with all that's going on now. Playing a few songs before sleep can really help calm and distract the mind. Many a night have I gone to sleep with the music playing in the background. It just soothes the soul (to borrow a phrase from Bob Seger).



"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Honored Social Butterfly

Re: Music, Brain Health and Well-being

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Music has always been a huge part of my

life. Since my husband passed, there are

days when I truly couldn’t have made it

thru without it. Also, I was able to honor

him many times thru music by dedicating

songs to him on the radio on his birthday,
etc and also by carefully 
choosing two

special songs to play at his funeral.

Also, my brother, who is two years

younger than me is also a huge

Beatles fan and a lover of all things

classic rock. So we have always 

bonded over our shared love of music

and it  has made us very close over

the years. Music impacts your life in

many different ways 🎼

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Re: Music, Brain Health and Well-being

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I have always had music in my life. I have had many ups and downs in my life (just like everyone) and fortunately I have had music to turn to lift my spirits and soothe my emotions.

Life isn't easy and everyone needs a refuge. Mine is music.

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Music, Brain Health and Well-being

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A new report from AARP concludes that music can potentially stimulate brain health, manage stress, and help treat certain health conditions.


“Music is a universal language that everyone can enjoy with remarkable benefits,” said Sarah Lenz Lock (@SarahLenzLock), AARP Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the GCBH. “This report suggests music can have a powerful role to play in healthy aging by enriching our brains’ activity, improving our moods, and fostering social connections..."


How has music enriched your life?



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