Release Stormy Tension with Musical Vibrations


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” By Vivian Greene

We spend so much time trying to avoid stress and conflict, only to find more. What would happen if we embrace hard times? Finding joy amidst the stormiest days. Knowing this too will pass. The clouds will clear and light will return.

I have always listened to music to soothe my soul, ignite my body, and clear my mind. What about you? I know I’m not the only one. My daughter even has a special song she listens to when I’m mad at her!

Music may not change your fears, but it will improve your mood. Studies show that “students were more optimistic, joyful, friendly, relaxed, and calm, while less pessimistic and sad” after listening to music.

Bring out the tunes. Turn up the volume. Get your groove on. Release tension with musical vibrations.

10 Ways to Release Tension with Music

1. Make a playlist of your favorite songs or to fit your mood.

2. Borrow CDs from the library to explore new sounds and artists.

3. Attend free local concerts in the park

4. Learn to play a musical instrument

5. Dance in your living room.

6. Take a dance class.

7. Listen to the sounds of nature.

8. Learn the words to a song or make up your own.

9. Pretend you are a star on American Idol.

10. Watch your favorite music videos on You Tube.

“Dance like nobody’s watching. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening. Live like it’s heaven on earth.” – Mark Twain

To Dance…

“Club Can’t Handle Me”


To Inspire…



To Release…

“In Loving Memory”


To Love…

“With Arms Wide Open”


What song do you listen to when you need a pick me up?


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8 responses to “Release Stormy Tension with Musical Vibrations

  1. My life married to a musician is much enhanced with beautiful music constantly playing at a pleasant volume when we’re home. Sunday mornings will sometimes be all about gospel music and Friday nights may be Prince, Stevie Wonder or U2. Lots of jazz (not smooth), reggae, avant garde, experimental, hits as well as classical and chamber music. A genre for every mood is the ticket for listening or grooving or dancing. Without music, where’s the soul?

  2. Marci, this is an awesome tribute to the power of music.
    It’s truly incredible how many ways music can affect us – like you said – it sooths, ignites – changes moods and perspectives – brings us to move – release tension and celebrate joy. It can motivate us and fill us with a breath of courage to do the thing we resist.
    It’s truly powerful – and it deserves this tribute you so brilliantly give it,

    • Thank you Aileen. For me, it combines my favorite things, words and music. We can partake of them alone or together.

      I love how you said, music “fills us with breath of courage to do the things we resist.”

  3. Hi Marci

    Thank you so much for sharing this great post!!

    I absolutely love the song Unwritten. As a writer, it really hits all of the right notes for me. It lifts my mood every time and I find myself singing along. I must admit I had not seen the video before so that was a treat. I also realised one of the reasons I enjoy this song so much, the choir at the end, they really add to the uplifting nature of the song.

    I also loved the release song. Very beautiful. The Creed song I have liked for a while but I enjoyed the visual aspect of the video.
    Thanks again for sharing.

    • You are so welcome Thea. I had a lot of fun picking out songs. Wishing you a great start to your career change! Your blog looks great 😉

  4. The song that’s inspiring me at the moment is “God Is Love” from London Community Choir’s new album “Glorious”.
    It is basically about how we don’t make time for other people and we don’t show enough love towards other people and it’s very, very beautiful!

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