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Music for the Office: Music to Calm the Spirit

We have received a question from a subscriber, asking what kinds of music might work well in an office setting. Sometimes everybody could use calming down; sometimes people need to be pumped up; and sometimes they could use support for … Continue reading

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The Music of the Universe

With the arrival of Labor Day, we naturally think about starting up a new year. This autumn, more than ever, the coming year seems filled with uncertainties and challenges.  Yet, even in turbulent times, if we can remember that much … Continue reading

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Do You Love Summertime As Much As We Do?

Do you ever wonder why certain pieces of music last while others don’t?  These are the kinds of music we think of as “classics,” whatever their genres. ” Summertime” is one great example, a perfect song for the current (and … Continue reading

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Verdi’s Falstaff: A Key to Happiness

A sense of humor is a precious commodity that can radically increase our well-being.  When the writer Norman Cousins became so ill that his doctors gave up on him, he “cured” himself by watching classic comedies, giving concrete form to … Continue reading

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Spring in Buenos Aires

Thank the Universe for Springtime! In celebration of the return of green shoots and crocuses and plum tree blossoms in the front yard and forsythia and cherry blossoms in the backyard, not to mention the birds at the new feeder … Continue reading

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Music for Hard Times

Increase Your HQ (Happiness Quotient) Here in New York we’ve had a pretty brutal winter along with equally hard economic news.So we’ve been listening to music that bolsters our spirits. How about you? Two character strengths that can help uplift … Continue reading

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The Music of Resilience

Historically, music has certainly played a key role in uniting people during national and social hard times. Many of the songs people respond to then continue to touch us in deep ways even in good times. Think of France’s “La … Continue reading

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A Simple Song

This holiday season of 2008 is proving difficult for many people because of current economic hardships and fears for the future. Yet, paradoxically, it can also be a time of great opportunity,through a conscious focus on core values and deeper … Continue reading

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The Music of Silence

To access “THE MUSIC OF SILENCE,” just click  the link  For Streaming Audio: Directions for Your Experiment With the Music of Silence: Find a block of time when you can be undisturbed for at least 5 minutes. The particular time … Continue reading

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Music With an Ascending Line

To listen to our very first audio newsletter on the ways an ascending melodic line creates a positive feeling, use the following link: For streaming audio: Leave us a comment or two. We also like to give you specific information … Continue reading

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