This has been a very unusual week at the Baddour Center. All activities in our department were cancelled since Tuesday due to a stomach virus that has spread from resident to resident and house to house. As a result, the building has been extremely quiet all week. There were no music therapy sessions, no social hour, no office visits, no expressive arts classes. It was odd, but we were under nurse’s orders.
While this week has been rather slow, next week is going to be killer busy for me. Between leading group music therapy sessions all by myself, going to Chattanooga, TN for the SER-AMTA regional music therapy conference, and choreographing a dance routine, this week is going to be hectic! In light of all this sickness and stress, I thought I would share with you 5 songs that are guaranteed to put me in a good mood, whether I am heartbroken, physically ill, or when I just have “the blues”.
1. “Circle of Life”.
It has to be the song from the movie, not the Elton John version. Maybe this is because I am a 90’s kid, but I can’t listen to this song without getting pumped about life.
2. Almost any song by Tim McGraw.
Tim McGraw is always going to have a special place in my heart. I grew up listening to country music, and he and his wife Faith Hill were my absolute favorites. When I am down or upset, Tim McGraw is my go-to.
3. “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
Come on, you know you still turn this song up no matter how over-played it is. It will always be a song to fist-pump to.
4. “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles
A classic “hippy-dippy” love song with a great message.
5. “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys
A new favorite of mine. It’s hard not to feel empowered after listening to this song.
What are your good-mood songs? Leave me a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.