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Music 4 Life Founder & CEO Judith Pinkerton was the first recipient of the Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor (2018) and has been in the news for decades about her Music Medicine and music therapy programs positive healing effects for countless people.

Music to Enhance Sleep

Music to Enhance Sleep

Sleep depravation is a prevalent problem which negatively impacts our well being. Because music can have a positive effect on physical, psychological and emotional states, it is being successfully used to improve the quality of sleep.   The National Institute for...

Improve Mental Health Environments

Improve Mental Health Environments

Have you ever played music in the background while you were studying? If so, you probably do so to help you focus. Many can find themselves using music in this way, particularly utilizing classical music. In fact, I’m sure you’ve had someone in your life tell you to...

Mood Music Listening Habits

Mood Music Listening Habits

When music listening is desired almost nonstop, it’s most likely due to a problematic mood found in any of the U.S.E. moods. For example, a soothed mood may be the target feeling to avoid feeling anything else. So soothing music ONLY is chosen, and all other...

Improve Music Listening Skills

Improve Music Listening Skills

Improve Music Listening Skills Did you know there is a difference in the way you listen to music that can be more therapeutic?  When you differentiates between passive and active listening you begin developing music listening skills that can improve emotional...

Music as Performance Enhancing Medicine

Music as Performance Enhancing Medicine

In a 2012 review of the research, Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University in London, one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of exercise music, wrote that one could think of music as “a type of legal performance-enhancing drug.” Music...

Overcoming PTSD

Overcoming PTSD

The art of resiliency is symbolized in the Chinese proverb: “The bamboo that bends is stronger thanthe oak that resists.” Even though the bamboo’s tensile strength resembles steel, and its toughness is similar to oak, bamboo is highly elastic and desired...

Mood Control in a Changing World

Mood Control in a Changing World

How can music listening behaviors be problematic? When looking at music listening habits among adolescents, the study “Music-listening habits with MP3 player in a group of adolescents: a descriptive survey” revealed that the participants in this study engaged in...

Music Powers Potential: Good, Bad and Ugly

Music Powers Potential: Good, Bad and Ugly

Music Powers Potential: Good, Bad and Ugly   How does music power up your life? I can’t imagine life without music. I love my music: it describes my life exactly. I can’t live without my headphones! If I don’t listen to my music I go into rage. Music is on all night...

Are You Trapped?

Are You Trapped?

Are You Trapped? Are you trapped in unsettledness and don’t know it? The biggest problem today is out of control, repressed or suppressed moods. The solution: emotion regulation. When emotional regulation is practiced regularly, emotional fluidity causes...

Music for Mental Fitness: Mood Control

Music for Mental Fitness: Mood Control

Music for Mental Fitness: Mood Control   How does music control your moods? Aggressive music calms me down. EDM makes me happy. Music is my therapist because the song understands me. I’m reminded of what I don’t want to do in the lyrics. Music connects me to loved...