Solution for the Pain Pinch: Music Therapy

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    Time for some music therapy. Music is a powerful healing force recognized around the world in many cultures. The beats, the lyrics, and the tones resonate within a person's soul. Even though personal preferences vary, the healing effects from music do not vary. Music evokes an emotional, calming feeling of positivity. Listening to music can actually lower heart rate and blood pressure. Plus, the beauty of music is that anyone (even those who can't hear it, but can feel it) can appreciate a melody, a harmony, and everything in between. ICU's, operating rooms, and nursing homes are all unleashing the power of music. Why don't you?

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    When I heard "Rocks in Your Shoes" by Emily West for the first time, I completely stopped what I was doing and turned up the volume. Go ahead and take a listen.

     

     

     

     

    Those living with pain know that there are "stones in the road" (More like an entire gravel truck dumped on you sometimes). Part of the keep-going attitude requires that "you learn to walk with rocks in your shoes." Sure, pain can become your "poor me trophy". But ultimately, the choice of being "down" or "getting mad" is up to you.

     

    The bitter blame game of finding fault is definitely a "weed" in your garden. Don't let it "trip you up" and keep you from moving on. So, "you better learn to walk with rocks in your shoes" and just keep going.

     

    If you have a favorite tune that eases your pain, share it below because communication creates solutions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Rocks In Your Shoes

    By Emily West

     

    So you had some bad luck, life sucks
    Can't do nothin' right
    You took some wrong turns,
    Got burned way too many times
    And so you fall back with all that
    Hurt that just don't wanna heal

    So then you do the why me,
    This can't be happenin' again
    Hey what's the deal man
    I can't take much more of this
    You put your time in
    Paid your dues
    Believe me I know how you feel

    I guess you gotta make a choice
    When it hits the fan
    You can get a little down or get a little mad
    When there's stones in the road only one thing to do
    You gotta learn to walk with rocks in your shoes
    Come on!

    I heard some good lies from bad guys
    Makin' me their mark
    They did a drive by bang, bang
    Big hole in my heart
    Needed a crash cart, CPR
    Sister I was fadin' fast

    I had a poor me trophy
    Kept it on a shelf
    Did the too proud,
    Too cool to ask for any help
    But when I gave in prayin'
    I only got what answered back

    And he said,
    I guess you gotta make a choice
    When it hits the fan
    You can get a little down or get a little mad
    When there's stones in the road only one thing to do
    You gotta learn to walk with rocks in your shoes
    (x2)

    Bitter's like a weed
    If you let it grow
    It's gonna trip you up, yeah
    Somewhere down the road
    To get where you're going
    There's only one thing to do
    You gotta learn to walk with rocks in your shoes
    You better learn to walk with rocks in your shoes
    Come on!

    Keep on walkin' with rocks in your shoes

Published On: July 27, 2008