Why we can be thankful for music

You don’t expect a flash mob to happen in a hospital, but when you think about it, isn’t that one of the best places for one to happen? Music makes us feel good. Music can touch us in ways that medicine can’t.

Have “flash mobs” gone away? Maybe because of the pandemic they’ve been suppressed. So I’m glad this one has been preserved on video.

You don’t expect a flash mob to happen in a hospital, but when you think about it, isn’t that one of the best places for one to happen? Music makes us feel good. Music can touch us in ways that medicine can’t.

“Music has been around since ancient times. It is part of every known culture. It can get your foot tapping, lift your mood, and even help you recall a distant memory. Did you know that music can bring other health benefits? Scientists are exploring the different ways music stimulates healthier bodies and minds.

“When you listen to or create music, it affects how you think, feel, move, and more,” says neuroscientist Dr. Robert Finkelstein, who co-leads NIH’s music and health initiative.”

Watch this and see if you agree.

The Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

performed by music students at the Hadassah Hospital

As we celebrate the holiday season remember people who can’t celebrate at home with their friends and family-

  • people in hospitals and nursing homes
  • those serving in the military
  • those who work every day to keep the rest of us safe- police, firefighters, medical professionals, transportation workers, other essential workers

 

The Waltz of the Flowers  is available at Amazon

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sharing the HEART of thankfulness today and always

Dr Aletha

Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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