Category - Music and Medicine

24
Nov

Music Monday: Laugh – ‘Cause we all need a good laugh

When was the last time you had a really good belly laugh? Not a forced chuckle. Not a timid ha, ha, ha.  I’m talking about a rip roaring, tears rolling down your cheek belly laugh?   It’s been so long ago for so many that it can be hard to remember.  This year has been …

26
Oct

Music Monday: Healthy Halloween, Avoid Covid19

It’s that time of year, when all the ghosts and goblins come out, ring your doorbell, and hope to get  one of their favorite candies. And they eat a lot of it. Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year for Halloween. During Halloween week, 90 million pounds of chocolate candy is sold. …

31
Aug

Musical Monday: Growing Old Gracefully

  Yesterday was my mother’s 96th birthday. In honor of that occasion, today’s Musical Monday is Growing Old Gracefully. Imagine what has happened since her birth! The song is below. Below that is was going on in 1924 (according to Wikipedia). A lot has changed and a lot is the same. Happy Birthday Mom! January …

24
Aug

Musical Monday: Relax – Take a Break Before You Have One!

Just about everyone I talk to is stressed. Covid19, money, work, school, elections…the list goes on and on. You fill in the blank________.  And stress makes everything worse, including menopause symptoms.   The reason may vary, but what is universal is the need to destress. To take time to stop the world and get off …

10
Aug

Musical Monday: Colonoscopy Song

If you’ve ever had a colonoscopy, you know that, well, nobody really wants one. But although there are some non-invasive stool sample screening tests such as Cologuard, the gold standard for finding colon cancer early is the colonoscopy. Just like you, I was in no hurry to have this test. In fact, when my doctor …

3
Aug

Musical Monday: The Potty Train

The Potty Train is one of my most popular songs. It came about after being asked to give a talk at Babson College to the Entrepreneur school. The talk was about HealthRock, a company I founded to use music to educate people about health. Kind of like Schoolhouse Rock…but HealthRock. It turns out that music …

29
Jun

Musical Monday: We’re Friends. An uplifting song about friendship.

One of the things I miss the most during this Covid-19 pandemic is seeing my friends. I love getting together and spending time catching up, having a few laughs, and maintaining the relationship. Sure, I can call, or Zoom, or Skype. But you can’t hug a computer monitor.   A few years ago I wrote …

15
Jun

Musical Monday: Sun Ra Lullaby to help you Sleep and Relax

Ever have difficulty sleeping? I’m not surprised if you said, “Yes.” Among my patients and friends, poor sleep is one of the most common complaints people talk about. It seems almost no one is spared at least a little insomnia.   Several years ago I composed a series of three lullaby albums (Lullabies for Kids …

8
Jun

Musical Monday: Strength From Within

I wrote this song in the wake of 9/11 when the world seemed like it was tumbling down. For different reasons, it seems like that today as well. We are living in extremely challenging times.   Our country, feverish from the Covid-19 pandemic, is now also convulsing from the tragic death of George Floyd and …

4
Jun

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Sleep

Let’s face it, nobody is sleeping too well these days. Between Covid-19 and the social unrest that has swept the country with the tragic loss of George Floyd, it’s about as tense a time as I can remember in my lifetime.   But to paraphrase Shakespeare, “Sleep knits the raveled sleeve of care.”  And making …

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