Even understanding the chemical changes the body experiences when gripped by heartbreak doesn't make it any easier to work through the hurt. But knowing the science of the mind can give you a leg up when it comes to healing. In this post, Christie Wilcox backs up what we all seemed to instinctively know as teens: listening to music and writing it out (no matter how bad the poetry) diffuses the pain of loss and time heals all wounds of the heart.
I had a glimpse of what life is going to be like starting next week. Yesterday evening I found myself on a four lane freeway feeling more trapped than free. Cars surrounded me and together we moved forward in an orderly fashion. In the car to my right sat a man who looked all too used to the hustle and bustle of a rush hour commute. I sighed and made myself comfortable wondering if someday I too would become used to this "grownup" life of mine. My thoughts didn't linger on this for too long....more
There are certain songs that just make me smile and tap my foot. So, for your listening pleasure, I've compiled a playlist of music to make you happy! They are definitely worthy of an itunes download! I have very ecclectic taste, so something is bound to tickle your fancy!
"Gone in the Morning" Newton Faulkner
"Good Life" OneRepublic
"Pumped Up Kicks" Foster the People
"Strip Me" Natasha Bedingfield
"I Am Woman" Jordin Sparks
"Incredible" Joss Stone
"The Lucky Ones" Brendan James
Try these out a...more
Music is Medicine founder Leora Friedman, 19, writes to heart of Gold Girls: "I was five years old when I started singing, and I was ten when I started taking guitar lessons. Music was my hobby. It didn’t define me or inspire me – it was a creative outlet, a form of self-expression. It wasn’t until I was fifteen that music truly changed me....more
This week Amazon announced a new low-price Kindle for $79, a $99 Kindle Touch and entered the table marketplace with their $199 7-inch Kindle Fire. Supported by their new browser, Amazon Silk, the Kindle Fire will allow users to read, watch movies, download apps and listen to music. It's currently available for pre-order and will start shipping November 15, just in time for holiday gift-giving. ...more
I realized the other day, with the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's Nevermind,that I like Nirvana a whole hell of a lot better today than I did then, as a 15-year-old. Is that weird? Shouldn't I be too old to be resonating with thedisenfranchised youth of America?...more
We have reached a point where the effects of bullying in the United States have produced a rallying cry and a call to arms of groups that are coming together to help in any way that they can. Two groups that have recently come together to try to help are Young Adult authors and Musicians. Dear Bully ...more
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