Emotions and Music

I really feel like music helps me to process thoughts and emotions that seem too overwhelming on their own.

 

And lately there is a lot rolling around in this brain of mine…

I was looking around on Youtube. For something that would just click, that would help, and would calm the chaos.

 

Sometimes it feels like I’m looking for the next high.

To find a song that sends shivers down my spine, brings tears to my eyes, and makes me feel.

 

F**k that’s hard to find.
I can spend what feels like hours searching for that click. That feeling.
Many times I come up empty handed.

 

But today I found something amazing…

 

I feels like hope and sorrow. Beauty and pain. Love and loss.
There are moments where I think I hear someones breath, and I find myself catching my own breath in turn.
It gave me a space to embrace change, the joy and the sorrow that comes with.

 

I am lost in the haunting notes.
Floating.

 

Saying good bye to the past, respecting the unknown of the future.

Enjoy.

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In the Spotlight

Asking Alexandria has been blowing my mind with their acoustic music!

Enjoy the playlist!

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Cheers!

Candice

Elora Road Trip Playlist


I love sharing my music!

And the little trip to Elora I went on over the weekend, with my friend Erica was the perfect time to do it!

Here is the playlist, Enjoy!

 

Welcome to the Black Parade by Halflives

Always Remember Us this Way by Lady Gaga

I Hope You’re Happy by Blue October

Celebrate (feat. The Unlikely Candidates) by Dirty Heads

Million Reasons by Lady Gaga

Into the Fire (Acoustic Version) by Asking Alexandria

Praying by Kesha

Sound of Change by Dirty Heads

Dance With You by LIVE

Everything Is Alright by The Glorious Sons

Run to the Water by LIVE

4 Ways I Manage My Anxiety

 
I know Anxiety can be so very different to each person. I don’t pretend to tout these methods as a one size fits all. But knowledge is power, and these methods work for me. So, I just wanted to share them with the hopes they can help even one person!

 

I go for a walk or hike.

 

It seems so simple, but its actually a widely accepted concept. It comes down to the hypothesis of Edward O. Wilson, called Biophilia, which he presented in a book of the same name in 1984. Basically, it suggests that human possess this tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life, and I completely agree!

When my anxiety is on its typical rampage, I will go for a walk to the local park or pack myself up in my Compass and go to a nearby, national park. And I will take my dog, Fawkes, with me. He loves walks and running around the park. So, I find I get a double dose. I get to spend time in fresh air and nature as well as see my boy enjoy his little doggy life! It helps to distract my mind as well as burn off some of the pent-up energy that tend to come with my anxiety flare ups.

 

Music.

 

Whether its on my speaker or through my headphones, I’ll cue up my favourite songs. I’ll sing, dance, discover new songs, or just sit, listen, and dream.

Here is my current fav for when I am working on my blog posts or just trying to fall asleep!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ4WXAxtGDc

Check it out on Youtube!

 

I watch a favorite show.

 

Any show worth its salt is designed to keep you watching! Everything down to the music, the dialogue, the lighting, all meant to keep you interested. I find it really helps me when my mind is running a mile a minute with “What if”, “What I Should have”, or wondering if penguins have knees! (They technically do… They just have a shorter upper leg and it is covered in feathers making it hard to see… Any who!)  There are so many shows that are now at the tips of our fingers! (THANK YOU, NETFLIX!!!) What ever a person needs to navigate an anxiety flair up is just a few clicks away.

My favorites are Call the Midwife, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Forensic Files, and Golden Girls (not on Netflix but I own all the seasons on DVD.)

 

Journaling

 

When your mind is filled with anxious thoughts, writing it down or typing it out can help reduce anxiety. For me it feels like the weight of the words are off my chest, seeing them in black and white somehow takes away their frantic power.

 

I hope these methods help!

 

Cheers!

Candice 😊

October Playlist


Here are the key players on my playlists this fall, I encourage you to check them out on Youtube!

Welcome to the Black Parade – Halflives (Cover)

The Islander – Nightwish

I Hope You’re Happy – Blue October

Into the Fire – Asking Alexandria (Acoustic Version)

Overcome – Live

Sound of Change – The Dirty Heads

Sunder – Really Slow Motion

TalkTalk – A Perfect Circle

Waking Lions – Pop Evil

Causality (ft. Tash) – Hidden Citizens

 

Cheers!

Candice 🙂

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