I just recently learned about the concept of Wabi Sabi – a Japanese term that means embracing the beauty of imperfection, impermanence, and being incomplete. A discussion on the philosophy of these concepts.
I asked my podcast group “What do you do for Self Care?” People define self care in different ways. I discuss the answers I received, talk about self care misconceptions, and why self care is so important to living a peaceful life.
My self care strategies:
- Make my bed every morning
- Clean house, DIY, clear out clutter every quarter
- Cook dinner for myself
- Hang with friends
- Make sure to call friends and check in with them and their lives
- Manage my finances & budget
- Get regular dental and medical checkups
- Take walks with my pup
- Play with the cats
- Curl up on the couch and watch “my programs”
- Work in the garden
- Create: Write, Photograph, Code
- Do this podcast!
This year for me is chock full of projects and I’m about to embark on a vacation out of the country. I have therefore decided to take some time off of the Peaceful Life Podcast. When I started this in late 2017, there was so much I wanted to get recorded and out into the universe.
I talk about what goes into creating a PLP episode, give an update on the state of my own healing, describe a day without my cell phone, and read three letters from my listeners. Including this loaded question: “If you believe everyone is a spectacular human being, does that include Donald Trump?”
Marrying my episodes on Music and Healing and Healing from a Breakup, I’ve decided to post my personal break up playlist! Music can help you get through the loss, so play your tunes at home, in the car, crank it, and sing out! (P.S. NO ADELE ALLOWED)
Goodbye to You – Scandal
The Sign – Ace of Base
Feeling Good – Michael Bublé
The Breakup Song – American Hi-Fi
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rock Lobster – The B-52s
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Heartbreak Hotel – Billy Joel
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Shop Around – Captain and Tennille
Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
You Don’t Mean Anything to Me – Simple Plan
Stop – Spice Girls
What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner
You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt
That’ll Be The Day – Linda Ronstadt
Forget You – CeeLo Green
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Irreplaceable – Beyoncé
Anything by P!nk
and the quintessential breakup song: I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
What’s on your playlist?
If you’re human you’ve probably gone through a bad breakup some time during your life. Sometimes the hurt stays with us for years. In this episode, I discuss good and bad relationships, how relationships break, and how you can avoid it breaking you.
Although this is the second episode on Music and Healing, you don’t have to listen to them in order.
In this show, I explain how music has always been a part of my life, my musical journey through college, and welcome another guest talking about music and healing.