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Thought Stirring Question: Public

This is a revisited question:

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So this week's questions are:
- What music/songs/artists do you listen to on the really hard nights? Do you prefer more soothing music, upbeat music, or music that acknowledges your pain?
- What music/songs/artists do you listen to when you need inspiration to keep going in therapy or recovery?
- What songs or music has had the greatest effect on you as a survivor?

Bonus question/activity suggestion:
- Is there a playlist or mix CD/tape you could put together to help you on your hardest nights? Is there one you already use?
Lesbian kisses

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Hey, I'm back! I spent... uh, well, actually, I'm just going to cut this whole entry for triggers OF: hospitalization, SI/suicidality [not graphic], child abuse, contact from parents, triggering songs, healing, therapy, The Bleed, endo, PCOS, etc. Also talks about religion, specifically Christianity. please do let me know if I missed one, it's... not a good day for me physically.

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Hey , just wondering if you guys had any songs that you find particulary inspiring or uplifting. Basically any good songs that affect you ....could you post a link or the name. Im in a ' calm myself down with music mode'

thanks.x

Empowering Songs

I don't think I need a cut for this, but will gladly put it behind one if need be. I am working on a mix cd for the members of my support group. I'm hoping to receive some suggestions about empowering songs, songs that you like, songs for survivors, songs that honor women, etc. etc. If anyone has any ideas, please share! I want this to be a great cd & I know that you all have a bit of magic up your sleeves.

Thanks,
carrie

To pull you through hard times

Hello everyone.

I wanted to first thank you all for your wonderful, kind, and thoughtful comments on my last post. They really helped me more than you can imagine.

Music seems to be a major cathartic element for the majority of us, something we can all understand, and gets us through some hard times. I know it is for me, and I am also a musician myself, so it really makes up a major part of who I am, and what really gets me through my life. I thought I would share a song with you that has gotten me through some major, often crushingly overwhelming times. It's called "Portrait of Tracy" by Jaco Pastorius. If you don't know who he is, or what the song is, basically, he was a brilliant, leaps-and-bounds talented bass player who revolutionized the way the electric bass is played, and looked at. I love him just as I do Charlie Parker, an alto sax player from the 40's, because they were both geniuses in their own rights, and they were both mentally unstable, with the same problems as me. They created beauty out of thin air, through instability, heartache, and brains that were often just completely detached, and I just love to sit back and listen.

Jaco Pastorius is one of my all time favorites because he could do anything with his 4-string bass, just really wild stuff, what a regular guitar could do. "Portrait of Tracy" is a 2 minute ballad that is just absolutely beautiful and haunting to me. Maybe I read too far into things, but I really think it is a song that can change your life, as short as it is. It really hits you right to the core of your body. To me, anyway. I just thought that any other person who would like to hear it or maybe use it to pull themselves through a hard time, I would share it with. Okay, my rambling is done. If you want to download it, I have rapidshared it for download. Feel free to download it and enjoy it. Turn your speakers all the way up, and sit back. Okay, thank you.

http://rapidshare.com/files/44303468/Jaco_Pastorius_-_Portrait_Of_Tracy.mp3.html
billie

song/context/result



over the past year, ive created a site called music is art,
where i enjoy to feature musicians and visual artists that i adore.

ive recently shared a project called
song/context/result that has personally felt important to turn into a continued series. starting with the small question of “tell me about a moment, a song and what it meant to you” seemed in taste to know how music can bring anyone privately back to a special memory.

i would be delighted if you may kindly like to be apart of this music project and for you to share your own personal story of reflection, so that in return someone else may be inspired and not feel alone. please be in touch if interested. thankyou.




beauty

Tori

I have discovered Tori Amos.

I think everyone here can benefit from reading some lyrics or listening to some of her songs. She has a way of speaking to you, understanding the things that we go through (at least for me). If you haven't already, go for it.

I'm in love.

(mods, feel free to delete if this is off topic, but I don't think it is).
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Weekly Thought Stirring: Songs that ease you through (public)

For so many survivors, music can be a bastion of hope, a voice of comfort on a long night, or just another person that you can hear who has felt a similar pain. When we can't communicate ourselves, music can be that bridge for us - either in helping us communicate to our loved ones with the words of the song, or by soothing us enough to allow us to talk.

Also, simply because of it's soothing effect, it can also help us process the abuse of our past and make it easier for us to move through the toughest parts of recovery. Since so many of us use music in our recovery and healing, that is one aspect of our healing we can share with others. Whether it's sharing lyrics or recommending songs, sharing the music that soothes or inspires us is one way we can help our fellow survivors in their recovery.

So this week's questions are:
- What music/songs/artists do you listen to on the really hard nights? Do you prefer more soothing music, upbeat music, or music that acknowledges your pain?
- What music/songs/artists do you listen to when you need inspiration to keep going in therapy or recovery?
- What songs or music has had the greatest effect on you as a survivor?

Bonus question:
- Is there a playlist or mix CD/tape you could put together to help you on your hardest nights? Is there one you already use?
hiroto

(no subject)

I hope this is allowed here... it was a question I was interested to ask as soon as I saw this community, as I find that music helps me to deal with what I've been through alot- even if not to 'cheer me up', then to help me make sense of it in my head. Sometimes it helps to look at life as one big film, and create your own soundtrack, I think.

So. Please comment if you have any songs that have helped you? I'm just really curious.. and also, it's good to know songs that help other people, to maybe get them myself and maybe other people can look at these comments and get songs that help them too..  If you feel uncomfortable about telling what your song(s) is/are you could screen the comment.. or just not tell, it's your choice :)


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