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Music and depression

Music and depression

Music is the candle in the cave of depression.

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Nostril gases.

Nostril gases.

There are a bazillion ways to meditate. Start here to get an idea.

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Be brilliant.

Be brilliant.

Hold your head up. Feel the life force inside of you yearning to express itself. Let it. Trust your smarts. Strengthen your talent with deliberate, focused practice. Breathe. Breathe. I see you. I see you being brilliant.

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How long it takes does not matter. Do it.

You can do it

How long it takes does not matter. Do it.

My time is listed fifth from the bottom of all of the runners. I still got a medal. It sits on my piano as a reminder that it doesn't matter how long it takes to get the thing. Get the thing. It took three tries to complete the marathon. The first time, I had to stop training because I hurt my knee. The second time, I quit training because it was too much with my workload. The third, and final time, I decided that I would cross the finish line or die. This is not hyperbole. I would cross the...

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I played the piano today.

I played the piano today.

That seems like a ridiculous statement--I am a piano instructor, after all--but I often don't have time to simply play. This morning, I woke up, grateful to be alive. After some morning yoga, breakfast and contemplation time as the sun rose, I realized that I had a few rare hours to do absolutely nothing. No appointments, no kids, and no laundry or dishes or cleaning or phone calls that needed to be attended to. Wow! Sitting down to play in that mindset is what I imagine it is like to get into your own plane and take off. I can...

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