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Music for Strength: 10 Songs That May Help Get You Through Tough Times

Music is powerful 

Music has existed from the earliest of times to the streaming services of today.  Many of us can think of a song connected to something important in our lives.  It could a vacation, a fun day with friends, or graduation.  When we hear that song again, it often brings back memories of people, events, and feelings.

Many people also use music to help them feel better

With soothing melodies and comforting lyrics, music can connect us to others and help us feel less alone.  Music can also provide us hope, and messages of support that we may not hear in other places in our lives.   Research has found that listening to upbeat music can help improve feelings of positivity.  A study of music-making (2019) also found that music provides an opportunity to share feelings and communicate experiences with others, often increasing life satisfaction.

The remainder of this post consists of some of my favorite music to listen to on hard days or days that I need some lift and inspiration.  I hope it is helpful

“Rise up” by Andra Day

“Red Ribbon” by Madilyn Bailey

“It’s Going to Be Ok,” by the Piano Guys

“Don’t Give Up on Me” by Andy Grammer and the PS22 Choir

“Before you go” by Madilyn Bailey

“You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)” by Josh Groban

 “A Thousand Years” Christina Perri

“From Now On” (The Greatest Showman)

“Heartbeat Song” by Kelly Clarkson

“What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson


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