Listening to Your Favorite Music or Mantras Can Relieve Stress


Listening to music you love is a powerful antidote to stress. 


  1. Your Brain on Music
  2. Doctor’s Orders: Listen to Music
  3. Calming Playlist
  4. Healing Mantras

Pre-pandemic—when I used to leave the house—I would occasionally sing at nursing homes with my partner, Janet, on piano. We played jazz standards for a very captive audience at a Memory Care unit serving senior men and women—nearly all in wheelchairs and most suffering from severe dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

But, once in a while, something magical would happen. I would start singing a classic from the great American songbook, like “Dream a Little Dream” or “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and, suddenly, a woman who just moments earlier seemed completely lost to the world would come alive. A smile creeping over her face, she would sing along, even clap to the beat, as if dormant neurons were firing…

Continue Reading to the Source


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here