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Music - My best friend

Music. Music is especially important in the Bakka Kinship Project in Uganda. They’ve even formed a children’s choir for their kids, called Yimuka, which means “arise” in their local language.

Today I had an experience with someone. I offered my unconditional help because the person is sick, and I thought that by offering I would help; the person's response was very harsh, and I was told that my help was not needed and that the person didn't need nor want my help.

Has it ever happened to you, that you offer something to someone and receive a response that you don't expect? and all of a sudden you feel your whole-body flush in heat?; and you have to breathe before you open your mouth and at the same time you feel like crying.?

Have you gone to someone and your excited to share something and the response is something negative? And that is not what you expected? Have you ever sighed after a text or conversation?

I decided to walk away after mumbling something under my breath, but I held myself and decided to put music on.

I got to my room I put on IDILIO a Salsa song, and I remembered a conversation I had in the morning with Hernan Mendez, and he said "Mitzy you are movement, momentum, you are work, energy, powerful; don't lose your energy because that's you"

In my life music has never failed me. It's always there to accompany me. A Stanford study shows that music engages areas of the brain which are involved with paying attention, making predictions, and updating events in our memory.

  • A study of healthy male college students found that, while riding stationary bicycles, the participants worked harder while listening to fast music. They also enjoyed the music more (Scott Christ, "20 surprising, science-backed health benefits of music," USA Today, December 17, 2013).

  • One study found that playing soft music (and dimming the lights) during a meal can help people slow down while eating and ultimately consume less food in one sitting (Scott Christ, "20 surprising, science-backed health benefits of music," USA Today, December 17, 2013).

  • Listening to classical music has been shown to effectively treat insomnia in college students (Scott Christ, "20 surprising, science-backed health benefits of music," USA Today, December 17, 2013).

  • Scientists have found that the emotions patients experience while listening to music have a healthy effect on blood vessel function. Music both made study participants feel happier and resulted in increased blood flow in their blood vessels (Scott Christ, "20 surprising, science-backed health benefits of music," USA Today, December 17, 2013).

  • One study found that listening to music after a workout can help the body recover faster. While slow music produced a greater relaxation effect post-exercise, it seems that any music can help the physical recovery process (Scott Christ, "20 surprising, science-backed health benefits of music," USA Today, December 17, 2013).

  • Studies show that music can trigger the brain to release chemicals that distract the body from pain. When the music reaches the brain’s auditory cortex, there’s communication between the cortex and the brain’s areas that control emotion, memory, and motor control (Abbie Fenress Swanson, "Music helps vets control symptoms of PTSD," Time, March 8, 2010).

Pain is something that we all experience in some way or form, as well as sickness, and unexpected things can happen in our lives, we also experience people's reactions, people's thoughts, and wishes that they wish on you, this can come thru loved ones, friends, family, and even at times your own self can affect you. Don't forget that your thoughts are your strongest ally. In my life I make it a habit to do good all the time and even though many don't understand why, my reasoning is my thankfulness to everything that is around me and one of the biggest and most wonderful blessings is music.

I love it when a child sends me a text because they are sad and I can make them laugh, I love the fact that I have paper and pen and that my hands are good so I can share with you real stories. I can only hope that they can help you as much as they help me.

I have learned to enjoy every aspect of life. The same way that I listen to all types of music. I close my eyes and breath and enjoy the quietness, the sound of my fingers typing on my keyboard, the sound of my drier, the laughter of a child and when I walk outside, I close my eyes and I focus on the great sound of the wind. I smile often and I am pleased to be who and how I am. These and so many other things are all free things that we are given, and we neglect.

We worry about what people say and their opinions of us. We worry about what someone might do based on their own presumptions, but we forget to have dreams and goals and smile over the dumb things; over all, we give time to people that are hurting and can only give us what they have instead of smiling and letting everyone be and focus on some great music so our body and soul can indulge in good energy and healing.

  • If you could see me. I have this huge smile and laughing while writing this

These are only some of the benefits of music. This is why Mitzy Coreano decides to absorb all the daily benefits that Music provides me. Share these blogs to whomever you might think that are in need to read this.

My smile is the result of your beautiful melody.
Every cord, every part of my body is thankful for all those that gift me the benefit of your beautiful music.



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